July 30, 2011

The rain cleared up after a few days on July 30 and we were amped to have the Wanderer back in the water. With the real rainy season looming in September, we are primed to squeeze every drop of fishing out of the record year of 2011.

Hall of Famer Morgan Tribble of Virgina and his buddy Micah from South Carolina were in Nosara for a long weekend and they had their sights set on action-packed fishing. Joined by their friends Arianna and Alexandra, this quartet had an absolute blast on top of the reefs today.

Utilizing a slow troll with occasional drifting, the Wanderer stayed right on a swarm of football-sized Yellowfin tunas. In total, this posse of anglers boated fourteen of these tasty Yella Fellas.

Morgan looks pretty comfy on his Thone of Yella Fellas. Great action as always from the boat that doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase “off-season”.

July 27, 2011

Captain David of the Explorer is one of the most well-rounded boatmen that Garza has ever seen. As a lifelong resident of the area and close friend/family to all of the other Captains, this man was literally born to fish these waters.

David joined his brother Vibert Wingrove on July 27 for a charter on the Secret Spot and served as a top-notch first mate. Despite some threatening weather and choppy seas, they still had a bunch of action. Check out this excellent Rooster fish they delivered for the clients:

Great fishing (and photos) by Captain Vibert Wingrove.

July 27, 2011

Captain David of the Explorer is one of the most well-rounded boatmen that Garza has ever seen. As a lifelong resident of the area and close friend/family to all of the other Captains, this man was literally born to fish these waters.

David joined his brother Vibert Wingrove for a charter on the Secret Spot and served as a top-notch first mate. Despite some threatening weather and choppy seas, they still had a bunch of action. Check out this excellent Rooster fish they delivered for the clients:

Great fishing (and photos) by Captain Vibert Wingrove and excellent work by David Barrantes!

July 22, 2011

Our good buddy and Guiones Beach neighbor Ron LaGro was back on the Wanderer for his fifth trip of the season, and once again Captain William and First Mate Alex had the big blue beauty on the fish with rods bent.

The action was fierce early in the day with eight Bonitas in the boat. Ron also caught a big green Dorado for the dinner table and lost a massive Yellowfin Tuna right at the boat.

They also saw lots of whales and finally headed back in with dinner in the bag and another great day of fishing behind them.

July 20, 2011

On July 20 Captain William and the Wanderer welcomed a group from the local hotel Tierra Magnifica for a morning trip to the inshore reefs. They had some excellent action highlighted by a 40lbs. Cubera Snapper.

They also put four Bonitas and a football sized Yellowfin Tuna in the fishbox before calling it an early day and heading in.

Offshore or inshore, the Wanderer always catches fish and keeps clients satisfied.

July 14, 2011

Captain David and the Explorer have made their reputation by disproving assumed notions about what a 26-foot Super Panga can do. Today with client Christopher Granda from South Tampa aboard, Captain David once again gave notice to doubters that the Explorer is a true world-class sportfishing vessel.

They started inshore to pick up some Bonitas for bait and Christopher brought in this excellent Ponpano. An excellent tasting fish, this particular Ponpano is one of the biggest we’ve caught this season.

Things got serious as Captain David pushed offshore away from the torrential rains bearing down the mountain. He put out a modified high-speed lure setup and almost immediately this beefy Dorado gulped down a bonita strip with a 9/0 hook on the side. A quick fight and this 40lbs. Dorado was headed for the dinner table.

Captain David got the spread back out and after a little more trolling a curious Sailfish came along whacking at the teaser. On the way back to rob the long baits, this Sailfish fell for a pitched ballyhoo with Captain David on the other end expertly setting the circle hook. The fight was on but this fish was no match for Chris Granda on the reel. Twenty minutes after hook-up this Sailfish was safely released.


Great end to a fine day of fishing by Captain David and Chris Granda!

July 13, 2011

FishingNosara was pleased to welcome back Greg Vetto from and his friends for an afternoon of fishing on the Explorer with Captain David. A few years ago Mr. Vetto was one of the first clients to fish on the Wanderer and a reunion with Captain David spelled trouble for the inshore reef fish.


Greg and his posse knocked out several nice Yellowfin on a short three-hour trip. It may have been pouring rain on shore, but on the Explorer it has been raining Yellowfin Tuna. Great work Captain David!

July 12, 2011

Traditional wisdom says that this time of year the fishing is all but finished in Costa Rica, the Captains and crew of FishingNosara are pioneering a new school of thought. For instance the Explorer had an excellent trip today with Captain David reporting  three Yellowfin Tunas, a Macarela and a nice Yellowtail snapper in the fishbox.

Captain William and the Wanderer had a fantastic day of offshore billfish scores and inshore Yella fella catches for client Gerald Wyles and his group.
They released four Sailfish including a Double header plus added ten nice Yellowfin Tunas for the dinner table.
Great work by both boats…proving that the fishing in Costa Rica doesn’t cool off until the rains come in early September.