Client Michael and his lady joined the famous Wanderer crew for a 2.5 hour sunset cruise on April 1. The always-reliable planer / spoon rig reported a strike as this couple was enjoying the pleasant surroundings and a pair of Jack Crevelle ended up in the fishbox.
Sunset cruises are a great way to get a taste of Costa Rican sportfishing without committing to a whole day on the water, and when you are on the flagship you can rest easy that somthing fishy will end up on the hooks.
So we realize that it is Easter Sunday and that our whole posse is made up of strong Catholics who place family first, and therefore Craig decided to give everyone the day off.
What do they do with their day off? Go fishing of course!
Man, I love our crew! This great day of fun on the Wanderer featured el jefe Javier Hernandez, chief mechanic Marino, our newest member of the office team Alejandro, and their wives and kids.
They brought in a few fish while they were at it, celebrated not just the highest of holy days but also put to bed the first half of the high season.
Nosara Paradise Rentals and FishingNosara have been moving at a breakneck pace since November and it is essential that our group gets some time to celebrate and reflect on jobs well done.
Decked out in support of the Final Four contending Michigan Wolverines, Ray Anderson and his boys took a 3/4 day trip on the Wanderer and brought home a variety of good eatin’ table fare including this small White Tuna and a nice Jack Crevelle.
Hail to the victors indeed! Another great day of family fun on the famous Wanderer!
John Rozas struck again on the Explorer after his great Sailfish release earlier in the week. Check out this gigantic Broomtail Grouper that Mr. Rozas hauled off the bottom:
That is a whopper. Here’s an excerpt from John’s email:
David fileted it, and I took one half home. Gave the other half to David for his family and friends.The head went to Marcus, for fish head soup.
I froze filets overnight in freezer in room, then wrapped them in a bubble wrap type freezer bag I had from fishing in Alaska. Came home and filets were still rock solid. Will be eating tonight.
Stacey Rector, Ray Wittelsberger and their crew took to the mighty Wanderer for a billfish hunt and they pulled off one of the most memorable feats in blue water fishing: The Double Sailfish Release
This hectic moment was made easy for both angler and fish alike by Captain William’s steady hand on the wheel and First Mate Alex’s world-class fish handling. Both fish were safely revived and released without incident.
The multi-faceted Adventurer made an amazing discovery today less than a mile from shore: the elusive Congrio!
It’s fitting that a gentleman with a name like David Sugar would catch the sweetest-tasting thing in the ocean, and the lobster-like meat from this half-fish, half-eel is unbelievable.
In addtion to the excellent meat this creature is a unique fighter because it has the ability to swim backwards. Great work by Captain Carlos and by angler David Sugar.
Who says the billfish bite turns off before the full moon? Captain William and First Mate Alex of the Wanderer laugh at that notion as they release this incredible Sailfish just as the moon begins to turn.
This fish hit hard and fought well but was no match for the flagship this time. A nice safe release means he will get another chance to do battle again really soon.