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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!
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Tight Lines y Pura Vida!
The Captains, crew, and staff of FishingNosara
Briant Keen and his family had fabulous five Sailfish release day with Captain William on July 28.
They started quick with a release just one hour into the trip, then the action stayed strong throughout the day.
The highlight was a Double Sailfish release executed perfectly by First Mate Alex.
The seas were tall due to a big swell the night before, but this hard-fishing family fought through the queasiness and kept notching the scorecard.
The Barroom Brawler scored a knockout with client Matt Smoker achieving the Billfish Grand Slam on July 28!
The day started innocently enough with a pair of nice Sailfish releases:
Then Captain Carlos improved upon the scorecard with a small Black Marlin release.
Estimated around 200lbs., this juvenile Black Marlin put up a big fight but was safely handled and released by Mate Kevin.
Then a 500+ lbs. Blue Marlin hit the hook and Matt Smoker belted up for the true fish-of-a-lifetime:
This fish is a true monster and is fitting that it was final jewel in the Grand Slam crown for Mr. Smoker.
Oh, one other thing about this Grand Slam…5hr. HALF DAY TRIP!
Most anglers work their whole lives to accomplish the Grand Slam, but the Explorer only needs 300 minutes…mic drop!
The BIG Yellowfin Tuna are back!
Our new friend Mike Gilbert came our way via CCA Texas and he is rolling deep with a party of 9 people…wonder what he can feed them for the week?
Yeah, that looks like enough filets to keep the family fed.
Great work by the mighty Wanderer!
Another fun day of Sailfish action on the Wanderer on July 25.
Nice hunting by the mighty flagship!
The bite was a little bit of slow on July 23, but Captain William perservered as the Wanderer scored a nice Sailfish release for client Mike Maples.
Safely released as always by First Mate Alex.
Our new friend Thomas Caracciolo came down for some fun offshore action and saw nice action on the Discoverer.
After an early Sailfish release, they set themselves up for some nice dinners with Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado filets on ice:
Eddie Hake and his family scored a big Sailfish release with Captain William on the mighty Wanderer.
Great to see a youngster catch such a great fish, plus they brought home the bacon with a decent-sized Dorado:
Ricky Jaen’s group had a heck of day with Captain William on the Wanderer with big Sailfish releases backed up with Yellowfin and Dorado.
This Sailfish got the day off to a quick start, then the kids took over for a wave of Yellowfin Tunas.
The variety continued as young Mr. Jaen roped in a respectable sized Dorado.
The trip concluded with another sweet Sailfish release…excellent work by Team Jaen!
Teresa Schilhab’s boys scored a lovely pair of Rooster Fish releases on board the battleship Discoverer:
Nice work by Captain David to ensure the safe release of both of these beauties.
Teresa Schilhab scored big Sailfish earlier in the week, and this week filled the filet bags with big Yellowfin Tunas.
Four total fish ranging from 30lbs. to 80lbs. Great work by the flagship!