A relaxing sunset cruise was a fitting end to one of the busiest months ever for the Wanderer. Client Charles Bamburg brought a fun-loving group on board for a quick 2.5 hour jaunt to the inshore reef and they had a boatload of fun to go with several Jack Crevelle catches.
Dave Devine and his family turned in one of the best performances in recent memory by releasing two Sailfish and two Striped Marlin on just a 5 hour trip! That is incredible production for a half-day of fishing.
Both Stripeys weighed about 225lbs. which is typical size for this species. They fight just as ferociously as their bigger cousins and getting two releases on a single trip is certainly a noteworthy feat.
Nice to see that Dave’s son got in on the action and caught one of the Sails. Great fish handling as always by First Mate Alex to make sure the fish and the kid got away from this photo safely.
Captain David of the Explorer delivered a true fish of a lifetime to client Eileen and Timothy Opthof on February 23.
This 250+lbs. Blue Marlin put up a tremendous fight but as always the Super panga and Mate Carlos took care of business and saw to the safe release of this monster.
They also cleaned up inshore with a 12lbs. Mullet snapper, a 10lbs. white tuna, and a few other assorted fish all on ice. Incredible day both inshore and offshore for the unbeatable Explorer and the indomitable Captain David.
FishingNosara Master engineer Captain Jack Weinmann is in town for a combination work / pleasure trip as he oversees the maintainance of the boats, safari carts, and trucks that keep our operation running smoothly. However its not all wrenches and grease this week as Captain Jack joined Craig Sutton and Ms. Paula for a productive day on the Wanderer.
This Spanish Mackeral is a rare delicacy and the boys will no doubt be munching on this all week long.
Jack and Craig also added two lovely Ponpanos for use as ceviche. What about thick-filet sandwich meat?
Jack’s got that covered as well! This small but meaty Grouper should yield some tasty filets that will make this group very popular around the Nosara Paradise Rentals campus. Excellent catches by FishingNosara’s #1 tech, Captain Jack!
Another great catch reported by Captain Carlos of the fearless Adventurer! Our buddy Bill headed out for a brief 2.5 hour trip and hauled in this very respectable Red Snapper estimated to weigh over 20lbs.
This is a heckuva good eatin’ fish and a good sign that last year’s legendary Red Grouper bite may be on it’s way back.
Recall that in the Spring of 2012 we had a massive influx of this tasty species and I am sure that all of the Captains would love to welcome them back to the fishboxes.