February 26, 2011

The whole team was out on the water today, and though the big billfish were elusive today all of the boats got on some fish. There was a pair of sailfish strikes on the Wanderer but no releases; they spent the afternoon working over the inshore reefs and caught two Yellowfin tunas and a sweet Amberjack.

Explorer Fishng Boat

On the Explorer client Jess Lockmon took a 2.5 hour sunset fishing trip with Captain David, and they caught a fat Dorado on a slow troll. Great ending to a very long day for Captain David who mated on the Wanderer all day before this trip.

Yellowfin Tuna

If there’s fish to be caught, you know that Captain Eduardo and the Nice n’ Tight will be right on top of them. With clients Steven and Liam on board, the biggest little boat in Garza had a field day on some football sized Yella fellas.

Yellow fin Tuna

Great day for the whole FishingNosara family.

February 25, 2011

Captain David and mate Johnny were pictured in this month’s Voz de Nosara (Voice of Nosara), the local newspaper in Nosara. They assisted Renae Herberger, aka Mermaid from Germany in her awareness-raising swim from Playa Garza to Playa Ostional. You can read the whole story in English or en Espanol by following the links.

Captain David Barrantes and the Mermaid from Germany

Captain David lends a helping hand

photo courtesy Voz de Nosara

February 25, 2011

Great action on the Explorer! Peter Perakos from Costa Del Mar sunglasses hooked up two nice Sailfish and released one.

On the way back to shore they parked inshore for a little while and top-water casted the reefs. They nailed a couple of Yellowfin tunas for the table to cap off a great day of fishing.

Mr. Perakos and his posse have several more fishing trips planned this week, so keep an eye right here for all the updates.

February 24, 2011

The Master Captain Vibert has stayed vigilant on the inshore reefs, and tonight he and client Paul cox took a 2.5 hour sunset fishing trip on the Cabo. Even though they lost a big one on the bottom, he did manage to boat a nice  Congrio.

As usual, Captain Vibert is all over the inshore action. Look out for more great trips from the Master Captain.

February 22, 2011

Client Submitted Report: Brenton Young

“We had an awesome time on the boat.  As a person who has fished most of my life I understand slow days.  We paid for a boat charter and there is no promise of fish.  The group said it was one of the best days they have had in CR and thoroughly enjoyed the ride.”

Fishing in Costa Rica

“William and Alex were awesome and made the trip even more enjoyable.  Alex really knows he is doing, and William took us through a huge pod of porpoise several times because he saw how happy it made the girls.”

“I will be back and will definitely charter the Wanderer again.”

February 21, 2011

Tough action today in Nosara…the conditions offshore were windy with high seas and the inshore water was green as emerald. With such poor visibility in the water, it’s no surprise that all of the boats in Garza had trouble getting fish.

Costa Rica Fishing Boat Explorer

Over on the Explorer Captain David kept the rods bending for client Cameron on a half-day trip, but unfortunately none of the catches were ones to write home about: three average Black tunas and a lonely Bar Jack.

Fishing in Costa Rica

Annie Robinson booked the Wanderer for a half-day and had similarly marginal results. Despite some surface activity and some promising nibbles, all she came home with was a single Yellowfin Tuna.

February 20, 2011

Old fishing saying: When the bite gets soft, the tough get hard.

With the full moon still hanging like a noose over the blue water, David Dahl and the rest of his Northeast Florida fishing posse came to town looking to break the slump. Some of the best catches in the Fishing Nosara Hall of Fame come from Florida’s First Coast, and sure enough David Dahl from Duval had a great day fishing.

Costa Rica Sailfish

The bite was slow at first, but shortly after noon they raised up the first sailfish. Then a Marlin came tearing through the spread and began laying waste to the spread. Two more sailfish came calling throughout the day and by the end of the trip they had raised a total of four billfish and released one beautiful Pacific Sailfish.

February 19, 2011

The word for ‘to lose a fish’ down here is Sanachoz, and unfortunately this dirty word got thrown around a little bit today.

Brenton and his group booked the Wanderer for the morning and went off-shore hunting for billfish. Things looked promising when they raised up a sailfish, but the bite was soft and they couldn’t get the hooks home this time.

31 Foot Wanderer Nosara Costa Rica

It’s worth noting that the full moon has a profound effect on billfish surface striking behavior, plus since we are only 9 degrees N of the equator the moon stays out much longer.

Family Fun Fishing in Costa Rica
Sr. Berrios in January 2011

Over on the Explorer our good buddy Eduardo Berrios brought some friends down from San Jose for a fishing trip. One of the Explorer‘s first clients back in December, Sr. Berrios is no stranger to success on the big bottom fish in Garza. This time, he had a HUGE fish on the bottom, but the big beast escaped…Sanachoz!

These kind of days are bound to happen, but keep an eye out once this moon recedes for the action to light right back up.