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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
Captain Carlos welcomed John Timmerman to the Adventurer for a combination fly-fishing / bottom fishing trip. The fish weren’t fooled by the flies, however this GIANT Cubera Snapper could not resisted a double-hooked Bonita dropped to the bottom.
Whoa! That is a true sea monster…excellent work by the unstoppable Captain Carlos and the fearless Adventurer.
Joe Rodriguez had a magnificent day on the Explorer as Captain David navigated the Super panga through a gauntlet of big fighting fish.
Nancy got in on the action too with a nice Sail release!
Here’s the email we got from Joe:
“I just wanted to send you an email and thank you for the top notch charter. David and his deckhand [Kevin] on the Explorer were great.”
“They are very focused, knowledgeable, and easy going. The boat was absolutely spotless! They obviously take great pride in what they do and represent FishingNosara very well.”
“The fishing was great as well. We landed 5 sailfish (1 at the leader and 4 at the boat) in a spectacular day of fishing.”
Captain William reports fantastic action for Annie Crowell and her group. The action started fast with a big Dorado on ice:
Then the Wanderer was attacked from all quarters by hungry Sailfish.
Great fish handling by First Mate Alex as always, but how about Captain William’s keen trigger finger on the camera…trust me it ain’t easy to capture a Sailfish in flight!
Anne scored the final Sailfish of the trip, then added another pair of Dorados to round out the day.
Picture perfect performance by the mighty Wanderer!
Excellent inshore action on the Explorer today! Check out these fine tastin’ White Tunas:
All in a day’s work for Captain David and the baddest Super Panga in the bay.
Harris Savin finished his fishing adventurer with Captain David on the Explorer, only a special guest was on hand in the mate position: Captain Carlos of the Adventurer.
Carlos started Harris out on this great week of fishing, so it is only fitting that he see Mr. Savin finish strong.
Another day, another five Sailfish!
With this beefy White Tuna thrown in for dinner, I’d say this is the perfect end to a perfect week for Harris Savin!
Harris Savin continued his tour around the fleet with a visit to Captain David’s Explorer. The good times kept rollin’ for this fun-loving client on the Super panga.
Harris was joined by Roger Smith and together they released five more Sailfish.
Look at these shots…Great work on the camera by Harris!
As usual they added a late-day Dorado for the dinner table.
Harris is on a tear this week and we expect more great catches from this angler.
After two successful fishing days on the Adventurer, Harris Savin has developed a knack for knocking down big fish.
On February 13 he was joined by his buddy Patrick McGoey on the flagship Wanderer and they put on a whirlwind fishing display that saw five Sailfish releases, plus a pair of Dorado on ice.
The Sailfish were in an acrobatic mood today, with lots of great above-the-water action.
The pair of Dorados are certainly a sweet treat, with the big daddy weighing in at 45lbs.
Great hunting by Captain William and excellent fish handling by First Mate Alex made this a day to remember for the mighty Wanderer.
Captain Carlos has struck again on the Adventurer! The 23-foot switchblade performed masterfully with this excellent Sailfish release:
The group stayed busy all day with a few White Tunas and Bonitas providing the rod-bending action.
Nice work by the Adventurer.
Harris Savin returned to the Adventurer for another solo mission deep behind the enemy lines of the local blue water fish population.
They targeted trolling species and were rewarded with this whopping 30+ lbs. Wahoo.
Captain Carlos and Harris polished off the sushi just in time to add three tasty White Tunas to the fishbox.
They added a big Dorado to their collected later in the trip, bringing to a close another great fishin’ mission!
The Wanderer stayed inshore today as client David Schwertner had his sights set on big bottom fish. He is already in the FishingNosara Hall of Fame for some legendary catches on the Explorer late last summer, and he may just get in again based on this amazing catch:
Our new Poseidon rods were designed to withstand some big fishing action, and it is clear to say they passed this test:
That is one mammoth of a Cubera Snapper, even by our standards!
Add this monster to this nice little Broomtail grouper that he nabbed earlier in the trip and you got the receipe for lots of good-eatin’ for David Schwertner