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FishingNosara’s Costa Rica Fishing Report features the best catches from our Captains plus includes news, fishing advice, and updates on all of our Costa Rican projects.

What started as a simple mailing list has grown over time to include full-color photographs of the best catches, links to videos and client-submitted reports. 

We hope that the Fishing Report keeps our community of clients feeling connected until they return to Nosara and helps upcoming clients get properly excited for their Costa Rica Vacation!

Suggestions, or contributions? Feel free to send an email.

Tight Lines y Pura Vida!

The Captains, crew, and staff of FishingNosara


November 16, 2014

Great action on the Discoverer as Captain David reports that the near-shore waters are chocked-full of big Dorados and hungry Sailfish.

What a great view from Captain David’s office:

All the Sails were safely released and the Dorado filets were bagged up for these satisfied clients.

November 15, 2014

Corey Cabral and his posse had a fantastic half-day trip on the Wanderer will great Sailfish action backed up with thick Yellowfin Tuna

Captain William is off to a fast start this season…with this trio of releases he is already at ten Sailfish releases and we are still in the first month!

It’s an unusual treat to see beefy Yella Fellas this early in the season, but trust me that no one is complaining!

Great fishing by the flagship Wanderer and these excellent Naples, FL anglers.

November 13, 2014

John Shellhorn returned to the Wanderer for his third and final trip of the week, and the action was blisteringly hot for this Jacksonville Beach angler.

Captain William led the way to Sailfish City and the flagship scored big with four billfish released.

The highlight of the day was a Double Sailfish hookup!

Outstanding fish handling by First Mate Alex to ensure the safe release of both of these magnificent monsters.

For good measure they also scored this beefy Dorado to round out an excellent day of fishing.

November 14, 2014

John Shellhorn and his group kept the pedel to the metal with Captain William on board the mighty Wanderer with another excellent Sailfish release backed-up by several tasty Dorados.

This was a nice Sailfish release, but the day’s highlight was this MASSIVE Dorado:

Great work by the flagship Wanderer to deliver the goods for these super clients.

November 12, 2014

The Wanderer is back in action and itching to ruin her new paint job with some fresh fish blood.

Client John Shellhorn did the deed with a dozen Dorados on ice!

Who say’s chickens can’t fly?

That newly painted floor looks good with this particular arrangement:

The next day they headed further off-shore and Captain William put them neck-deep in a billfish battle:

A safe release by First Mate Alex was icing on the cake for this blue water adventure.

November 11, 2014

Captain Carlos has continued to shine on the super panga Explorer this month.

On November 11 he led a trip to the inshore fish market for his clients and they filled the shopping cart with Dorado, Wahoo, and Queen Snappers:

Amazing all around catches for the Explorer left these clients with a wide variety of filets for the frigerator.

November 9, 2014

Captain David has gotten off to a fast start this season on the battleship Discoverer.

On November 9 he welcomed some clients from the nearby Tierra Magnifica for a trip to the Dorado-chocked waters 5 miles from shore.

This is just a sampling of the excellent Dorado catches for these clients, who ended up with 12 magnificent Mahi-Mahi on ice.

Great work by the Discoverer!

November 4, 2014

Troy and Christine Jones took to the Explorer for a fruitful harvest of sea life on November 4, scoring a nice Dorado backed-up by some tasty Snappers.

Excellent work by Captain Carlos and the baddest super panga on the planet!

The Harvester Project

November 13, 2014 – Day 1

After the empowering experience of The Discoverer Project, the FishingNosara Build Team has set on yet another course to redefine Costa Rica sportfishing.

The genesis of The Harvester Project was in the success of our 26-foot Super Panga Explorer.

The combination of a big-bow panga hull with a single Yamaha motor has proven unbeatable for fishing in our stretch of ocean.

As her legend grew, we began to wonder what the Explorerwould be like if it was just as big as the Wanderer and Discoverer.

We searched far and wide for the best panga hull manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere and, after a few mis-steps and dead ends we found the clear choice: Eduardono Boats based in Columbia.

The 32-foot Corvina hull is exactly what we are looking for: strong, light, and proven to last in rough conditions.

Like all panga hulls she is big-nosed, narrow in the waist, and flat on the bottom; these factors make it so that a single motor can get this boat up on plane and therefore saves a ton of fuel.

We placed our order with Eduardo a few months ago, and Craig got to work sketching out his dreams for the ultimate ‘Mega Panga”.

As the days crawled by we were left to salivate over this single picture:

Finally on November 3, 2014 she arrived to her new home in our Jacksonville, FL shops. Getting it out of the container was a little dicey:

Once settled we got her out of the box and hanging on chain hoists, we had to construct a cradle so the boat would sit level on the ground.

We won’t be getting a trailer for this boat until later in the project, so it is critical that our saddle be at perfect level so that when we start laying out the floor and consoles things don’t get off-square.

It took most of a day, but the Harvester is settled, level, and ready for us to sink our teeth into this meaty project.

The Harvester Project is officially underway and we are stoked to bring you regular updates live-as-it-happens on the Florida Sportsman Boat Build Forum.

Don’t forget that this signals the start of the 2nd Florida Sportsman Dream Boat Build Contest!

Last years winner Captain Charlie Phillips (HopeFishing.com – FSForum Handle: Blewitupsir) had a blast on his trip to Nosara and we hope that one of you out there can succeed him as the next winner of the Dream Boat Contest.

November 1, 2014

The Discoverer kept the good times rollin’ with client Mike Arzewski. The big battleship reports several nice Dorados backed up by a few Jack Crevalles.

All good on the water for this experienced angler!