Erin Byker booked the Super Panga for a 3/4 day on the inshore reefs and they harvests an excellent array of table fare.
These Michigan-based anglers caught a bunch of Bonitas early on then hit the jackpot with two nice 12lbs. White Tunas and a tasty Yellowfin Tuna. Great work by Captain David on the 26-foot Explorer.
Client David Stone and his family booked the Wanderer and after a great week of inshore action the flagship got back to her bread and butter: patrolling the streets of Sailfish City!
This mean Sailfish came calling early in the trip and put on a heck of a show on the way to a clean release. Estimated at 115lbs. this is a common-sized Sailfish for our area, however the second Sail of the day is a real monster.
This beast put the crew, boat, and angler to the test but David Stone lived up to his rock-solid entomology in this battle.
Safe released as always as we marvel at another great performance by the best boat in Garza the Wanderer!
After a fruitful morning with Dave Buckner, the Explorer and Captain David were pleased to welcome back three-time FishingNosara Hall of Famer Dennis Paul for his customary warm-up trip on the 28-footer. Dennis has plans to tackle the offshore monsters this week, but first-things-first…get some good edible fish to fill the fridge for the week.
Later they pulled this big Needlefish off the reef…it may look ugly but tastes delicious.
Barbara added this feisty White Tuna to the menu which includes three very different types of meat. Great array of catches by Captain David and Mate Kevin on this trip
After a three-species morning Captain David added this three more species in the afternoon…that is some amazing inshore fishing by the legendary Explorer!
Dave Buckner and his boys had a landmark day on the bar-room brawlin’ Explorer today with a 12lbs. White tuna, 30lbs. Yellowfin Tuna, and 20lbs. Dorado in the fishbox.
Such variety is not uncommon in these waters…having the tools and talent to bring them all in on the same trip is what makes the Explorer the best mid-size boat in Garza Bay!
Amazing achievement today on the Wanderer by client David Albert and his family… how about two Double Sailfish Releases on one trip!
The first double release came at 11:50am as First Mate Alex performed this daring stunt with out injury to either the fish or the anglers. While this would be enough for most charter boats, Captain William is not your average charter captain.
He swung the Wanderer right back to where the first pair was discovered and sure enough found another pair of Sailfish just over one hour later.
This second release was performed at 1:20pm after a 15 minute fight. Four fish in a hour is not the norm, but when an abnormally good bite is happen you know the Wanderer won’t be far away.
The Wanderer took her reign of supremacy to the inshore reef and reports a wide variety of tasty fare in the fish box for client Ivan and his group. The Penn Spinfisher 7500 was the weapon of choice this trip and First Mate Alex deployed a cloud of fresh Bonita chunks that the bottom fish could not resist.
A small Snapper and an Amberjack were the first casualties and unlike it’s Atlantic brethren these AJs are very good to eat. Not to be out done the ladies got into the fight and conquered an even bigger Snapper. Way to go!
The big score of the trip as far as weight goes is this lovely Broomtail Grouper estimated at 20lbs. This is some of the best-tasting fish in the world and is certainly a treat for these anglers.
Lastly this Rock Snapper is one of the best examples we have seen of such a specimen and believe me it tastes just as good as it looks.
David Crisp is a fine angler from Northeast Florida and came to Nosara on the recommendation of our great friend Captain Rick Ryals of Florida Sportsman Radio fame.
Clearly we get a little nervous when such heavyweights endorse our place, plus the weather onshore was less-than-favorable for Mr. Crisp’s trip on the mighty Wanderer.
Fortunately the dynamic duo of Captain William and First Mate Alex would not be denied as they deftly dodged thunderheads and still managed to keep the blue beauty on the fish. Earlier in the morning they released a Rooster fish with Janet Storey’s group, and wouldn’t you know it that another pez gallo was out there waiting for Dave Crisp.
This Rooster fish release was a real highlight for Dave, plus he went inshore and caught this little guy later in the trip.
To the left is a nice Pompano, but the other fish we still don’t know exactly what species. Dave said it tasted excellent!
Janet Storey had a week of eye-popping catches offshore, and for her group’s final trip they stayed inshore to to find some tasty bottom fish. The action was heavy early as a school of Jack Crevelles couldn’t resist our deep jigs
Notice the right side of the picture that this is a double hookup…when these fish get hungry they FEED!
They had a ton of rod-bending fun and the highlight for the fishbox was this perfectly-sized Rock Snapper. This tasty beast put our new Penn Spinfishers to the test and should surely serve as a perfect end-of-vacation dinner for these Moorehaven, FL anglers.