While most of Bill Harris’ group was on board the
Discoverer, Mr. Harris himself took to the 28-foot barroom brawler Explorer and opened up her season with a BILLFISH GRAND SLAM!
This Blue Marlin was the highlight of the morning, and was followed by a late-day Striped Marlin. Bill nabbed the first Marlin, and Mark Scott scored the second.
A nice Pacific Sailfish by Diane Turner completed the Grand Slam.
They didn’t go home empty-handed, thanks to five nice Dorado catches spread throughout the day.
Even a small shark came up for a photo before being released.
Fantastic work by ‘El Brujo’ Captain Fico and the unstoppable
Harvester was back in action on the 8th, and even though the bite slowed down a little there was still consistent action. This Sailfish was released in the morning by the mega panga:
Then throughout the rest of the day the nabbed four Dorados.
These big meaty monsters combined well with the mountain of Mahi-Mahi they caught earlier in the week.
FishingNosara Hall of Famer Bill Harris has returned and brought a big group of Tampa Bay anglers with him for several days of blue water fishing in Costa Rica.
Discoverer, the team of Eli Bedran, Andrew Lipps, Kelsey Harry and Laurie Harry report a fantastic Blue Marlin release (the first of the year for the big battleship) backed up by six nice Dorados.
These are real deck-sweeping Dorados!
Great work by Captain Carlos and Mate Kevin!
Adventurer got the year off to a big start with Captain David reporting a quartet of Dorados scored on the 7th.
Great to see such big monsters this close to shore.
Jacksonville, FL anglers Ben Dode and Katy Schneider celebrated their honeymoon by fishing in Costa Rica, and the
Discoverer is proud to report several floor-sweeping Dorados came to the party.
The big battleship stayed on the fish all day long and ended up with quite a haul with nine Dorados on the scorecard.
Great work by Captain Carlos and the
Captain Alex kicked off his season with John Purdy, John Van Diver, Mike Pickelsimer and Dale McElroy reporting eleven sweet Dorados on ice.
Harvester has been itching for action, and found what they were looking for as these monsters topped out at 60lbs.
They caught so many that Captain Alex chose to release this big one so as not to hurt the fish stock.
Great work by Captain Alex and the
Discoverer got the season rolling on November 5th with Andrew Walter and his family scoring big Dorados on a morning half day.
They boated seven total Dorados in just five hours on the water.
This is a great sign for the 2019 season for the big battleship.
The 2018 Class of the FishingNosara Hall of Fame