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Dorado & Small Yellowfin Tuna in the Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica [VIDEO]

Ryan Collins

The Golfo Dulce is a deep fjord in Costa Rica, which is home to roosterfish, mackerel, dorado, yellowfin tuna and many other sportfish.

During January of 2019 I visited this region of Costa Rica for the third time, and I brought down some members of with me to share in the experience.

On January 14 we hired a local commercial fishing captain and hopped onboard his panga boat. We set off to the edge of the Golfo Dulce and trolled with Rapala's for small yellowfin tuna and dorado. We even caught a few on poppers which was a rush!

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Dorado & Small Yellowfin Tuna in the Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Ryan Collins

It has been quite the adventure so far for myself, Lauren and several members of My Fishing Cape Cod here in Costa Rica! 

On Monday January 14 myself, Jane and Tom Simpson, and Tom Dromgoole headed out into the Golfo Dulce to target big dorado and small yellowfin tunas.

We hired a local commercial fisherman named Kincho who had built his own panga style boat. Kincho is a terrific fisherman and a super nice person. I have fished with him four times now and each trip has been an amazing experience.

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“Behind The Scenes” | Albie Fishing on My Fishing Cape Cod TV

Ryan Collins

Hope you enjoyed today's TV episode! If you missed it, then be sure to tune to NBC SportsBOSTON tomorrow (Sunday) at 9:30am for an episode replay.

Albies can be hot and heavy one day, and gone the next. Fishing wasn't easy during this episode, but we made the most of it! 

Regardless it's fun to be dreaming of fish and warmer weather while New England is getting blasted by an arctic polar vortex.

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How To Choose The Right Wood For Plug Building

Wooden lures have an incredible history in surf fishing - a history that is rich in both cow striped bass, and plug building nuances. From shape, to weight, to paint, there are nearly endless combinations to experiment with. 

However, the type of wood a plug is carved from is one of the most overlooked aspects of plug building.

Wood selection affects how the plug moves in the water, as well as how deep it can dive. It's certainly a factor to consider when building your first plugs. 

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Sierra Mackerel From The Beach In Costa Rica

Ryan Collins

This week a group of members from My Fishing Cape Cod have flown down to Costa Rica, to join my wife Lauren and I for a week of fishing, exploring and enjoying the sun!

However, before we get started, I'd like to thank all the viewers who tuned-in to the first episode of season #2 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV. You guys rock and thanks for watching!

Fishing in Costa Rica is in many ways similar to fishing on Cape Cod. Yet there are also many, many differences. One BIG difference is that here in Costa Rica, it is very possible to encounter good surfcasting action during the middle of a bright sunny day. On Cape Cod, the best surfcasting action is almost always at night.

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MFCC TV “Behind The Scenes” Of Live-Lining Mackerel For Stripers

Andrew Burke

The first episode of season #2 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV aired this weekend. I hope you were able to tune-in! 

Back during the summer of 2018, I had the opportunity to join the MFCC TV crew as they filmed this "live-lining mackerel for stripers" episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV.

I met Ryan Collins and the film crew of Shane Uriot, Evan Schneider of Hop Top Films, and Tyler Adams of the Goose Hummock Shops for an afternoon of live-lining mackerel onboard Jason Mazzola's 23' Seacraft - the Sue-Sea-Q.

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My Fishing Cape Cod TV | Season #2

Ryan Collins

Tune to NBC SportsBOSTON this Saturday morning at 9:30am for a new episode of My Fishing Cape Cod TV!

Season #2 of My Fishing Cape Cod TV is presented by the Goose Hummock and will air Saturday mornings at 9:30am, with a replay on Sunday mornings, from Jan 12-March 2. I hope you'll tune-in!

Our mission to inspire people of all ages to get outside & fish, and to instill in our viewers an appreciation of Cape Cod's unique natural environment and fisheries. 

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A Day in the Life at TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth

Andrew Burke

This past Labor Day, I had the pleasure of joining captain Shawn Brule of TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth for a behind the scenes look at their incredible operation. 

The plan was for me to hop on board with captain Shawn and film "a day in the life" at TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth. I met Shawn early in the morning, and in no time at all we were sitting in the middle of Buzzard's Bay waiting for a tow call to come in.

 It was quite impressive to see how proactively TowBoatUS Cape Cod/Plymouth operates. Rather than sitting at the dock waiting for a call, we were floating in the middle of Buzzard's Bay ready to spring into action.  

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Interview with Dave Bitters of Baymen Guide Services

Billy Mitchell
Member since 2014

Hello My Fishing Cape Cod! My name is Billy Mitchell and I've been a member here on the website since June of 2014.

Over the years I've communicated with many of you here via the blog or within our forum. I've also had the pleasure of meeting and fishing with many MFCC members in-person!

During 2018 I launched my own personal website called Seven Stripes Fishing, where I share my own fishing reports, products, information about charter services, and most recently, interviews with local captains and people involved in the industry.

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The 2019 MFCC Costa Rica Fishing Adventure

Ryan Collins

Lauren and I are heading back down to Costa Rica on January 7th!  This year we have two groups from My Fishing Cape Cod traveling down to fish with us.

Expect to see some Costa Rica posts here on MFCC throughout Jan/Feb, but I’ll also be sure to keep the Cape Cod content flowing. ✌🏻 

For example, I have recently teamed up with MFCC member Billy Mitchell of Seven Stripes Fishing. Billy has been conducting interviews with local charter captains, guides and others involved in the Cape Cod fishing industry. 

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