May 27, 2013

Nathan Treueskis joined Captain Carlos on the Adventurer and this Hawaii-based angler brought along a little lady with some big fish-fightin’ skills! Check out this beautiful Pacific Sailfish release:

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Captain Carlos in on a tear this week with three Sailfish release in a five day span…that action supersedes all 23′-under boats in the bay and cements Carlos’ reputation as one of the baddest dudes on the ocean. Look out for more great action from the secret weapon this summer!

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May 26, 2013

So we recently took delivery of a new set of Penn Spinfisher 5500 mounted on Penn Bluewater Carnage jigging rods and decide to take them for a test drive on the mighty Wanderer.

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The Storey family from Florida was back on board after their legendary Blue Marlin release yesterday and decided to stay inshore. The highlight of their trip was this wonderful Rooster fish release.

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After a quick photo this beast was set free. We look forward to seeing him on the hook again really soon!

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Here’s Janet’s email from later in the week: “We had a great time fishing. William and Alex were so good at their jobs. They keep the boat and their equipment tip top.”

“The staff was so helpful and willing to answer all our questions. We really enjoyed Freddie who drove us to the airport and to the boat.”

“Tell Craig when he gets the new boat finished, William should get it. He is an outstanding Captain. Thanks for the great trip.”

May 25, 2013

Wanna hear about the best boat in Garza? How about two Marlin releases on the Wanderer for two different charters on the same day?

May 25 will now be remembered as the day of the ultimate Marlin Doubler Header with client Janet Storey releasing a 300lbs. Blue Marlin at 10:11am and then client John Baumgart releasing a 400lbs. Blue Marlin at 5:29pm!

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Janet’s Marlin was a real thing of beauty; big, strong, and tough as a bear. But even this monster wasn’t prepared to do battle with an angler from the hard-fishin’ Glades region of Florida surrounding Lake Okeechobee!

Janet set everyone straight later on Facebook: “I caught the 300# Blue Marlin. William and Alex are a great on the Wanderer. Can’t say enough good things about Craig and his staff. We enjoyed it all.”

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After a safe release by First Mate Alex, Captain William brought the Wanderer home to Garza to let off the Storey group and pick-up FishingNosara Hall of Famer John Baumgart for his afternoon half-day charter.

The headed out to troll the same lane of water and put in a full 4 hours of hunting until the reel sang out the song of a Marlin strike! Remember that this is a game of time investment and a slow start makes a nice prologue to a great fishing story.

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Amazing fish by John Baumgart and great fishing handling as always by the incomparable First Mate Alex.

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Days like this one are rare for sure, but when you have the right boat, tackle, and crew for the job there is always a chance for great action like this on the best boat in Garza, the mighty Wanderer!

May 25, 2013

The Adventurer has been pushed harder and performed better than we ever expected and the credit is 100% due to the fearless Captian Carlos. On May 25 with client Andrew the pocket knife challenged a big-ass Marlin to a fight and gave her everything she could handle.

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Though the fish broke off after about 30 minutes, we are convinced that it won’t be long till the powerful 23-footer conquers a big Marlin. As a consolation prize, they did manage to catch and release this beautiful Pacific Sailfish later in the day around 3:30pm

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Great action from Captain Carlos and the secret weapon Adventurer!

May 21, 2013

John Baumgart is a returning Hall of Famer who last year boated multiple Sailfish and one of the biggest Snappers ever caught here. This week he has three trips planned and got things started with an excellent Sailfish release on the Wanderer.

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Check out that old-school shirt. That is the first style we ever had (2008 I think) and it looks like it’s held up through a few fishing trips.

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Great start to the week for John; Stay tuned as this Florida-based anglers continues his marine onslaught.

May 21, 2013

Our good friend TJ Conrads is back in Nosara and he couldn’t help but get back out on the blue water for some big billfish hunting. Remember that TJ joined us in November 2012 and had a double sailfish release on the flagship Wanderer…this time TJ was flying solo and opted for Captain Carlos on the 23-foot Adventurer.

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We are pumped up to report that even on a smaller boat the results stayed the same as the master hunter released another Pacific Sail!

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“What a fight!” TJ commented later. We look forward to seeing TJ in the future…the Sailfish community may be less excited.

May 20, 2013

After waylaying four Sailfish and a big Bull Dorado, Kevin Golden and his fellow Tampa anglers stayed inshore to try their hand at the strongest fish in the shallows: the Cubera Snapper!

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This red monster engulfed a rigged live bait and the fight was on for Kevin…they grow ’em big in Tampa Bay but not this big! Even though this is a ‘small’ Snapper at 35lbs. it fought just as hard as its 80+lbs. brothers.

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Nice smiles boys!