2018 All Star Calgary Flames goalkeeper Mike Smith traded his blocker pads for fishing reels on April 30 and brought his family to Nosara for some excellent blue water action on April 30.
photo credit: FlamesNation.ca
The whole family got in on the action with many excellent catches.
After several big Dorado scores, Mike deployed the flyrod to nabbed another tasty Mahi.
Great work by this fun group of Canadian anglers
The Harvester kept up the pressure on the 29th with a haul that may put the fish market out of business. Look at this whopper of a Dorado:
This was backed up with some smaller but equally tasty Dorados for the kids.
Naturally the mega panga wasn’t leaving without scoring a nice Sailfish release for the scrapbook.
John Jones of New York City joined Captain Alex on the 27th and jammed in as much good fishing as possible into their 5 hour trip.
Multiple Sailfish releases are quite memorable, but they didn’t leave empty handed, as a handful of Yellowfin Tunas provided the meat for the dinner table.
Excellent work by these Upper East Side anglers.
Captain Carlos finished the month of April strong with another great Sailfish release.
Wonderful job by the big bad battleship Discoverer
Dan Bowman and his girls had such a good time on the Wanderer on April 19 that he signed up for a return engagement on the morning of April 25 with the Explorer.
Well it turns out lightning can strike twice, as proved by this grand array of fresh fish filets.
For the afternoon session, Captain Fico welcomed Shawn Cline and Philip Yim. They also found great blue water success on the Super Panga.
This super Sailfish release was backed up by more nice Yellowfin Tunas.
Awesome work by Captain Fico and the Explorer.
FishingNosara Hall of Famer Chuck Darner invited Florida Sportsman Radio host Roger Walker for a fun week of action.
After lighting it up on the Harvester on the 23rd, they moved up to the Wanderer for a productive day offshore on the 24th. Roger got it started with this nice big Dorado.
Chris nabbed this schoolie Dorado, then hooked up a nice Sailfish.
Nice clean release by Mate Johnson of this monsters.
Then Captain William headed offshore and pursued a big school of porpoises. When they are packed in this thick you know that there is something tasty just beneath the surface.
Chuck Darner got in on the feeding frenzy with this sweet Dorado.
Then Roger Walker got in on the action with this beefy Yellowfin Tuna, clearly the best fish of the day:
Near the end of the day Chris hooked up another big Sailfish, which put on an aerial display on the way to a safe release.
Great work by Captain William to deliver the goods for these Northeast Florida angling legends.
On April 24, Jason Alexander scored the fish of a lifetime with Captain Carlos on the Discoverer.
Great fish handling by Mate Kevin to see the safe release of this beautiful Blue Marlin. Later in the trip they backed up the trophy release with a handful of tasty Yellowfin Tunas.
Amazing work by the big battleship!
Timothy Mueller signed up with the Discoverer for blue water action on the 23rd, and the battleship delivered the goods with this nice Sailfish release:
The rods stayed bent into the afternoon, with reports of nice Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado scores.
Excellent work by Captain Carlos!
Craig Sutton bests two blue water beasties on April 22. Both safe released as always by Captain Alex.
Jason Alexander got his week off to a fast start with Captain William reporting a nice Sailfish release on April 22.
After the safe release these Texas anglers added a nice Dorado for the dinner table.
Excellent work by the mighty Wanderer.