The Adventurer was on the water again on April 26, this time with client Steve Kuhnz for a half-day excursion. They started the day off with some inshore nibblers and then Captain Carlos pushed offshore to find the blue water alley.
Sure enough this nice Dorado hit the rig about 3 miles from shore and Steve had the game to put it on ice.
Nice catch from the 23-foot panga that is changing all the rules for extreme panga fishing!
After their banner day on the Wanderer on April 23, Robert and Joy returned to the Explorer for an inshore battle that was just as fruitful as their offshore excursions.
First off Mr. McCafferty waylaid this 30lbs. Amberjack. Remember that here on the Pacific side our Amberjack are edible and delicious, unlike the Atlantic variety.
Joy Best followed up with a fish that is delicious no matter what ocean you’re in. This tasty Yellowfin Tuna weighs about 35lbs. and is every ounce as good as it looks.
What a wonderful way to cap off a great week of fishing!
Robert McCafferty and Joy Best came from Pennsylvania in search of big billfish, and on April 23 they joined Captain William and First Mate Alex of the Wanderer for a full-blast Sailfish hunt.
Joy hit the first homerun with a lovely Sailfish release, followed up shortly by Robert knocking out one of his own.
The real highlight came late in the day as the couple pulled of the very difficult Double Sailfish release.
In total they released five Sailfish on the flagship and have the pictures to prove their angling prowess. Great work by Captain William on the hunting and First Mate Alex on the safe releases.
Robert McCafferty and Joy Best have a trio of trips planned this week with our team, and on their first trip Captain David of the Explorer took them offshore for a tour of Sailfish City.
The Sails were aggressive biting, but even more aggressive in hook-spitting. Still Mr. McCafferty managed to best one of these behemoths, estimated to weigh over 125 lbs.
Look out for more great fishing from this Pennsylvania-based duo this week.
The Wanderer took a lovely sunset cruise with client Russell Brownley and his group. Though the Pacific sunset was as perfectly picturesque as possible, this group couldn’t help but drop a few lines to the bottom and see what was eating.
They got all they could handle in the form of not one, but TWO meaty Cuberra Snappers! That’s how you fill a refrigerator on just a 2.5 hour trip.
In addition to great catches, the Wanderer is a perfect place to learn the craft of fishing. Check out First Mate Alex giving some tips on how to handle our conventional reel jigging rods…she already looks like an old pro!
Great trip from the top boat in the bay and her top-notch crew.
Mark Applegate finished off a full week of fishing on the Adventurer with Captain Carlos with a mammoth Sailfish release. This monster is clearly the largest billfish ever caught on the 23-foot pocket knife and is a testament to the strength of the angler, boat, and Captain.
Here’s an excerpt from Mark’s email: “Just wanted to say thanks. I had a great time in Nosara and catching a Sailfish on my birthday was the icing on the cake! You have a great staff working for you, hats off to all of them! Carlos did an awesome job of putting me on the fish.”
Seth Winkelman and his girl Meg hit the water with Captain Carlos on the Adventurer and in addition to enjoying the stunning coastline views, they also knocked out several Jack Crevelles and a nice white tuna.
Seth followed up with an amazing Jack Crevelle caught on a flyrod. Look at the effort being exerted on this wispy rod:
Thomas and Melanie Herndon booked the Wanderer for an afternoon half day billfish hunt and these SoCal anglers got all the Sailfish they could handle. How does EIGHT Sails released in 5 hours sound to you?
Among the octoplet of releases was a triple header and a double header…that’s a furious frenzy of fishing action for sure!
Amazing boat handling by Captain William to keep this swarm of Sails from tangling up the spread and of course the legendary First Mate Alex saw to the safe release of all eight specimens.
All in a day’s work for the mightiest boat in the bay: the Wanderer.