December 22, 2013

Ray Cote and his friends had a very productive half-day on the Wanderer; Captain William stayed inshore and trolled a criss-crossed stretch of ocean with Captain David of the Explorer. They stirred up quite a bite of fish as proven by these nice catches. 

The first highlight was this whopper of a Cierro Mackerel…check back through all Cierro Mackerel catches and you can really appreciate the size of this monster.

Later in the morning a big Rooster fish found the bait and, with the Explorer looking on in the background, they released this grande gallo:

 

 

December 21, 2013

Matt and Kim Lowe brought their family down to Nosara and enjoyed some excellent fishing action on the Wanderer. You know it’s going to be  a nice trip when it starts off with a double Sailfish hookup.

Next up was a meaty Dorado snared by Matt Lowe. It’s awesome to see the kids get involved in the action…check out this beast!

 The highlight of the trip was Mrs. Lowe releasing this awesome Blue Marlin.

This high-flyer was a real fighter but the combination of Captain William on the wheel and First Mate Alex on the billshot, it never had a chance.

Matt finished off the day with another great Sailfish release…this Alaska-based fishing family has got the billfish game all figured out.

“I wanted to let you know that we had an amazing time fishing on Saturday,” Kim wrote in an email. “The crew was amazing and the fishing was out of this world.”

December 19, 2013

Roger Bowgen brought his family to Nosara from the bitter cold of Connecticut and not only did they get treated to a week of tropical sunshine, but also had a mammoth day of Sailfish releases on the flagship Wanderer. 

The note attached to the fishing booking sheet read: “Son’s Birthday…target billfish”

Captain William took this family to Sailfish City. As usual the furious action kicked off early and didn’t relent until the end of the day.

Happy Birthday! Young Mr. Bowgen broke the ice with this excellent Sailfish at 9:30am, then it was sis’ turn to battle a blue water behemoth.

With a little help from the birthday boy she released this thick Sailfish around 11am.

Another sneaky Sailfish came calling and met the same fate as his brethren…a safe release by the super First Mate Alex.

After lunch the adults got their turn when a  pair of skywalking Sailfish took the bait.

These two sails were nearly simultaneous released, however this beast on the port side was too fired up to hold on to for long.

As a final curtain call, Team Bowgen executed the very challenging Double Sailfish release late in the day.

No help required for this pair of seasoned Sailfish scrappers…Under First Mate Alex’ supervision they pulled off the double release like old pros.

The Bowgen’s got more than just great release photos from this trip: Check out the big Dorado and tasty Yellowfin put on ice by these Northeastern anglers:

Excellent work by the flagship under the command of Captain William!

Here’s and email we received from Roger:

Good morning Craig!
 
Before 2013 disappears completely over the horizon, I just wanted to drop you a note and say thank you to you and your crew  in Nosara. You have a first class, professional,operation in Costa Rica and as you know from the photographs/blog we had an amazing trip.
 
Both Captains and Mates are to be congratulated. For my son, his 21st birthday will never be forgotten
 
Best wishes for a healthy, happy and prosperous 2014!
 
Roger Bowgen

December 17, 2013

Kyle Lewis and his friends took to the blue water on the unstoppable Explorer and bagged some great-eatin’ fish for their week in Nosara.

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First up was this big Yellowtail snapper; this is the second whopper of this variety this week and is certainly a Christmas treat for our anglers.

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Kyle finished off their trip with this big Dorado. Yummy!

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December 7, 2013

Mark Boyer and his family are from the hard-fishin’ town of Orange Park, FL just 10 miles south of our shops in Jacksonville. This hardy angler won his trip to Nosara at the Greater Jacksonville Kingfish Tournament last July, and they scored big fish in Costa Rica like many of our Northeast Florida guests.

The Boyer family got off to a fast start with a trio of excellent Sailfish release.

After Mom scored the first release, it was time for the kids to flex their fishing muscles on a subsequent pair of Sails.

This one really lit up the sky with some above the water fireworks!

After the safe releasesm by First Mate Alex, Mark Boyer stepped up to the plate and bested the first Marlin of the young season on the mighty Wanderer.

It wasn’t just big billfish on the menu for the Boyers…check out these beautiful Dorados they put on ice!

Another great performance by the flagship with this great Florida family!