August 17, 2013

Craig Sutton returned to the offshore bite on August 17 as Captain William guided the flagship to the scene of yesterday’s Grand Slam.

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Once again the billfish were in the house as Craig released two Marlins: one Blue and one big Black!

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August has been an action-packed month for the last few years, but this billfish bite is unheard-of!

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August 16, 2013

Amazing news from the Wanderer! The big blue beauty scored a billfish Grand Slam on August 16 with releases of Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, and Pacific Sailfish!

It was an honor to welcome our good friends Charly and Silvia back to the Wanderer; historically they have cleaned up on BIG Yellowfin Tunas in November, but this time they came to Nosara at just the right time to snare big billfish.

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Silvia’s Sailfish got the party started at 11am with the release stamped at 11:15am.

Two lines screamed off for Craig and Charly at 12:37 as one Blue Marlin and one Black Marlin assaulted the Wanderer‘s spread.

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Excellent fish handling by First Mate Alex in seeing to the safe release of both fish during a very hectic double hook-up.

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The afternoon continued to produce strikes, but it wasn’t until 4:15pm that the hook once again struck paydirt. Charly belted up to battle this Striped Marlin:

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Upon release the Wanderer had scored one of the toughest feats in fishing: the Billfish Grand Slam!

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August 6, 2013

The Explorer‘s hot streak continues! Captain David showed these Jacksonville clients an excellent adventure with FIVE Sailfish released on one trip. Mate Kevin is already showing off his locally-polished fishing skills as all five billfish were returned to the water unharmed.

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After the Sailfish bite shut down in the afternoon Captain David retooled the Explorer‘s spread to deliver dinner filets in the form of this wonderful 40+lbs. Dorado.

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Looks like these clients have nothing to complain about this week…five trophy releases and a full fridge of fresh fish filets!

August 6, 2013

Newland Crocker is a dyed-in-the-wool fisherman from the Tar Heel State and it was an honor to host his group on the mighty Wanderer for a landmark day of fishing. They got off to a fast start with a wonderful 250lbs. Striped Marlin release.

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Not to rest on their laurels, these North Carolinians added three Sailfish release including a very challenging Double Sailfish release:

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What better way to round out a day of trophy releases than to bloody the decks and fill the icebox with this very tasty 35lbs. Dorado?

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Excellent fishing as always from the boat that is ruling Garza Bay.