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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
Chuck Harris and his group of hard-fishin’ doctors are back in Nosara for a full week of heavy fishing. Their first trip on the Wanderer went splendidly with trophy fish released and the return of a favorite: BIG Yellowfin Tunas
They got off to a fast start at 9:30am with was a matched pair of Dorados estimated at 35lbs.
The real action picked up in the afternoon with two Sailfish within minutes of each other.
They also whacked two Yellowfun Tunas at 30lbs. and a monster 100lbs. beast that is certainly a welcome sight!
The Good Doctors will be fishing all week and we can’t wait to see what is in store for these fellas.
Jeff Joyner and his posse hit the water on board the Wanderer and had great success sticking to the inshore reefs. This big mama Cubera Snapper was the highlight of the trip:
They also hauled in a second nice-sized Snapper and one of the biggest Ponpanos we have ever seen around here.
Excellent fishing by Jeff Joyner group and the mighty Wanderer.
Kesal Patel put together a group of 20 people who all wanted to take a crack at catching the big one and FishingNosara was honored to host the entire group, spread out between the Wanderer, Explorer, and Adventurer with a little help from our old friend Vibert on the Secret Spot.
Everyone had a great time, and the highlight fish for the day came on the famous Wanderer. Take a look at this monster Snapper:
We love taking care of your fishing needs, even if its just you and a buddy or 19 buddies.
Tim Herreid booked the Wanderer for a 3/4 day on June 6 and his group had lots of rod bendin’ action.
This little Dorado was a big challenge for this gal, and the filets are even better tasting than their larger counterparts.
Dennis Paul and the Wanderer turned in a legendary performance on June 4: A Double Sailfish release backed up by a 250lbs. Striped Marlin release!
That’s big even for this three-time Hall of Famer, who for this first time on this trip was joined by his girlfriend Barbara Dayhoff. These Clearwater, FL based anglers got of to a blazing start when the pair of Sailfish hunters hit the ballyhoos.
This fight was intense and after a 20 minute battle they had overcome both Sails and brought them alongside for picture-perfect double release just after 1pm.
The Wanderer continued to troll for a few hours when the brutal 250lbs. Striped Marlin came calling just before 4pm and Dennis was up to the task to bring her in.
Another outstanding performance by Captain William, First Mate Alex and the mighty Wanderer as once again Dennis Paul etches his name into the Hall of Fame.
Hall of Famer Dennis Paul returned to the Explorer for action, only this time they headed offshore about 10 miles to see what was happening in the blue water.
Early on in the trip they found a small school of Yellowfin Tuna and Dennis Paul added sushi to his menu in the form of two excellent 25lbs. Yellas.
Look at the girth on this fella:
The billfish weren’t biting as aggressively as usual in the afternoon, and I think Dennis managed to bury a hook in the reason why:
This 6-8 foot long Shark was skulking the area which most likely pushed the billfish a little more offshore. It’s neat to see a shark so close, but as we have no interst in eating it this fish was released unharmed.
Alejandro Garcia is the newest member of our team at Nosara Paradise Rentals and FishingNosara and has already established himself as a super ambassador of the pura vida spirit. Turns out Alejandro is a bad-to-the-bone river fisherman as well.
It’s fair to say he had a great weekend of fishing. On Saturday he hooked up this nice Cuberra Snapper:
Then on Sunday he brought in this monster Snook:
Whoa! This monster tips the scale at just over 30lbs.
That’s what I call bringing home the bacon!
It’s staff fishing day for the crew of Nosara Paradise Rentals as General Manager Javier Hernandez was joined by Marino and Grevan from the property staff for an inshore harvest on board the Explorer.
El Jefe helped break in our new set of Penn Spinfishers as the boys brought home a nice Cuberra Snapper, 8 Yellowfin Tuna (20lb.), 3 White Tuna (15lbs.) plus a small Dorado. This is the second time this week that Captain David has captured the four major meat species on a single trip and by the looks of these reports the Explorer may put the fish market out of business.
Great catches for some great guys, even Marcos is getting in on the fun!
Erin Byker booked the Super Panga for a 3/4 day on the inshore reefs and they harvests an excellent array of table fare.
These Michigan-based anglers caught a bunch of Bonitas early on then hit the jackpot with two nice 12lbs. White Tunas and a tasty Yellowfin Tuna. Great work by Captain David on the 26-foot Explorer.
Client David Stone and his family booked the Wanderer and after a great week of inshore action the flagship got back to her bread and butter: patrolling the streets of Sailfish City!
This mean Sailfish came calling early in the trip and put on a heck of a show on the way to a clean release. Estimated at 115lbs. this is a common-sized Sailfish for our area, however the second Sail of the day is a real monster.
This beast put the crew, boat, and angler to the test but David Stone lived up to his rock-solid entomology in this battle.
Safe released as always as we marvel at another great performance by the best boat in Garza the Wanderer!