Morgan Trible and Kenny Strickler have built reputations as the most consistent anglers in the area. Hailing from the hard fishing state of Virginia, these guys seem to post Hall of Fame-caliber results every time they hit the water.
On this, their third trip of the week, the boys had a pair of early afternoon Sailfish attack the spread but spit the hooks. They deployed this special live bait spread to coax up another billfish:
The ladies were back in the boat for only 5 minutes before a mack-daddy Sailfish came for a visit. The fight was thrilling but quick as these Virginian’s added another great Sailfish release to their scorecard.
I love the ‘everyone look somewhere besides the camera’ pose here.
Also check out the blue FishingNosara coozie on the right; we have been out of stock of blue coozies for quite some time now, which means one of the guys brought it along from home. Hold on to that coozie, bud…it’s good luck!
With First Mate Alex’s careful assistance, Morgan released this Sailfish clean and ready to fight another day.
Morgan and Kenny stayed inside today on the Wanderer and along with their amigas had a relaxing inshore sunset cruise. The fellas caught a big old Jack Crevalle (pictured) and a nice White Tuna (no picture as this one went straight to the sushi tray).
Great way to relax on the water in between offshore trips.
William Ascura and his boys joined Captain David on the Explorer for a half day excursion on April 8 . They started out on the right foot with this wonderful Sailfish release.
Mate Carlos set this monster free and Explorer moved inshore to about 250 feet of water for some deep-jigging action. The boys caught a nice Spanish Mackeral and backed it up with a 20lbs. Cubera Snapper.
John Barrineau and his family were back on the Wanderer looking to top their three-for-three Sailfish performance from earlier in the week, and we are stoked to report that these Jacksonville anglers achieved another remarkable feat: The Double Sailfish Release!
This was just the tip of the iceberg for the trip as the Barrineau’s added three more releases to the scorecard.
What fantastic results this week for these Jacksonville anglers as once again the mighty Wanderer delivers on the promise of high-end Costa Rica sportfishing!
An unusually large Spanish Mackerel was caught on the Explorer on April 6. Charles Ahearn knocked this out on a flyrod, which is a new tactic for this area. Captain David is always game to learn something new, so he pulled back the outriggers and let loose the flies!
This fella probably weighs over 25 lbs. which makes it one of the beefier macarelas of the season.
Nice work on this tasty fish which they also backed up with a few Groupers.