June 14, 2011

Great day for client Scott Howell on the Explorer with lots of variety and tons of meat in the box. The day started off strong with three Rainbow Runners, a feisty little 6lbs. Red Snapper, and a 10lbs. Yellowtail Snapper. They were just about to call it a day when a school of Yella Fellas wandered under the anchor and started popping off lines.

Scott and Captain David boated 10 nice Yellowfin Tuna during this late-day feeding frenzy, turning what was a great day into a legendary day for the Explorer. Mr. Howell has another trip booked for tomorrow and we can only hope that the good catches keep coming.

June 13, 2011

Captain David is the go-to-guy for sunset fishing trips; these late-afternoon 3 hour trips are a great way to introduce kids and novice anglers to the joy of Costa Rica sport fishing without committing to the expense and exertion of a full day on the water. Client Marc brought his daughter along for a sunset cruise yesterday evening and checked in with this nice Yellowfin Tuna.

The Explorer has seen many first-time anglers cut their teeth, and Captain David’s steady boat handling and genuine good nature have made it a fishing experience to last a lifetime for these young anglers. The look on the little lady’s face says it all!

June 11, 2011

Captain David welcome client Daniel to the Explorer today and they did some serious work on the Yellowfin Tuna. With Garza Bay and the green mountains looming in the backround of Pinca Padre, David parked the the 26′ Super Panga in her usual spot on the reef. The classic Bonita chunk/knocker rig was the weapon of choice, and as always the Yella Fellas couldn’t resist it.

Another great trip from Captain David and the Explorer.

June 10-12, 2011

Kingbuster 400 – June 10-12, 2011

FishingNosara and Nosara Paradise Rentals were pleased to sponsor the Kingbuster 400 Tournament in St. Augustine, FL. This was the first major King Mackeral tournament of the season and one with a long history of ‘setting the tone’ for the tournament season.

This year’s format was a single day Saturday shootout with the biggest fish taking home the prize. US Representative for FishingNosara Craig Sutton and the A-team (First Mate Carl Schmidt, Mate Andrew Herbenick, and Ms. Paula) on the Fishtastic caught a few decent Kingfish, but none worth writing home about.

Over 70 Junior Anglers participated on Friday with the winning Kingfish weighing in at an astounding 42lbs.; on Saturday the general tournament endured some rough seas and soft biting fish but still saw some 30lbs.-40lbs. King Mackerels in the box. Extra special thanks are due to Captain Don Dingman (Hook the Future) and Frank Joura for making this tournament a huge success. We can’t wait to do it again next year.

Tom Cavin (left, grey shirt) and his girls celebrate their winning raffle ticket

It was an especially exciting day for Mr. Tom Cavin of Jacksonville who won a week in Casa Capitan and a half-day fishing with Captain David on the Explorer. He is aiming to bring the whole family down for the week sometime in August or November, and we are stoked to roll out the red carpet for him.

L to R: Captain Don Dingman, The Cavin Family, Craig Sutton

Great end to a great weekend!

June 9, 2011

Captain David and the Explorer are on a hot streak this month and today welcome client Leo to the Super Panga for a trip to the honeyholes on the inshore reefs. On a quick 2.5 hour trip Leo Koski pulled in a GIGANTIC 50+lbs. Cubera Snapper. He was so excited that he signed up for a second day of fishing right there on the spot.

We look forward to seeing what Leo, Captain David, and the barroom brawler Explorer can pull up tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Inside Sportfishing

Inside Sportfishing Television is one of the most established and respected adventure fishing TV shows in the world.

Carried by Fox Sports West, Inside Sportfishing has tremendous reach into markets around the globe.

It was our distinct pleasure to host the Shea, Mike, Craig, Sam, and their families for a delightful week of fishing, Safari tours, and fun in Nosara.

The full episode will air in early 2012, but for now enjoy this sneak preview:

This video is available in HD up to 1080p. Click right here ^ for options after hitting play.

We hope to see the whole gang again really soon. Until then, Tight Lines y Pura Vida Amigos!

Aggressive Black Marlin

“Just one of many videos we took on our recent Costa Rica trip. This one is of a giant Marlin I caught shortly after Marcia and I released a nice double sailfish hookup! It is now thought by most that she is in fact a Black Marlin between 450-500lbs, at first thought to be a Blue Marlin. Worked her aggressively standing and got her boatside in less than hour.”

“We released this fish after after pulling her a good while, her color returned vividly, spectacular and will post that release video soon and some other great vids!”

“Listen closely to the mates first comment as he grabs the bill…….funny….enjoy!” -Tyson Wegman