We are still waiting for conditions to settle down and the blue water to move close to shore, but in the meanwhile there has been a nice surprise coming to the shores near Garza: the Ciero Mackerel.
Named for there zero-shaped spots (‘Ciero’ is Spanish for ‘zero’ and they are pronounced almost identically), these fish are the total package for fun angling: good fighters, hard biting and great tasting. A genetic cousin of the King Mackerel, the Ciero makes for fantastic sushi.
In late November we made a great new friend named Jeff Grosshandler from New Jersey. Jeff is a very interesting fellow who is currently organizing a new development in Nosara’s K section. A financial wiz and an avid surfer, Mr. Grosshandler will surely become a familiar face around Nosara for years to come.
He has booked several trips in the last few weeks with the FishingNosara team, and this 35lbs. Dorado and tasty white tuna are just a sampling of his great catches. Pura Vida Jeff!
On November 18th these clients had an absolute blast on a half-day fishing trip on the Nice n’ Tight. They caught several tunas and enjoyed fresh sushi served up by Captain Eduardo. These clients also reported seeing schools of spinner dolphins and a small pod of gray whales.
Captain Eduardo and the legendary fish-catching Nice n’ Tight are back in the water and the fish are already running for cover. It’s a futile effort, because once again Captain Eduardo’s clients are going home with full fish boxes and big smiles.
On Tuesday November 16th newlyweds Miles and Vanessa Anderson had a fantastic day on the Nice n’ Tight with Captain Eduardo. In no time at all they yanked a nice 25lbs. Yellowfin Tuna off the inshore reefs.
Later, the line popped off as a massive Amberjack challenged Miles to a fight. With Captain Eduardo guiding the action, Miles Anderson prevailed and the happy couple celebrated their last day in Nosara with a Tuna filet lunch and an Amberjack dinner.
On behalf of the FishingNosara family, Congratulations and Good Luck to the Andersons.
John Harbord, Bruce Sabine, and Joe Ronnlof represent some of the best anglers in Clearwater, FL and on Monday November 15th they went on their first of four full days of fishing on the Wanderer. While these fellas are used to pulling Snook and Tarpon out of the north side of Tampa Bay, they were more than ready to tackle the big Costa Rican meat fish.
On their first day Bruce was the hot rod catching two magnificent Cuberra Snappers. As with Matty’s Broomtail the day before, these fish were given to the villagers in Garza to make one heck of a sopa de pescado (fish soup).
November 14 was a big day for the Wanderer. In the morning, Matty and client Eduardo Barrios caught two little White Tunas, then deep jigged for a nice 25lbs. White Tuna. Then Matty hooked up this massive 50lbs. Cabrilla (Broomtail Grouper).
The fight was short but violent, and about three minutes after this picture was taken, Matty took a 45 minute nap in the cabin.
After picking up Craig at Garza, they went 25 miles offshore seeking the blue water.
After boating several 20-30lbs. Yellowfin Tunas, Eduardo hooked up a beautiful Striped Marlin. He put on a show, but managed to cut the line off on a stray piece of driftwood less than 100 feet from the boat. Eduardo did everything right, but the Stripey got away.
All told they caught eight Yellowfins with the big one weighing 40lbs. Great trip!