April 5, 2013

Grant Singleton and Leon Sylvester left the kids and wives at home and went out hunting for billfish. Captain Carlos of Adventurer and Explorer fame joined Captain William on the flagship Wanderer and that means no escape for these Pacific Sailfish.

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Careful with that iPad, buddy! They show them doing a lot of things with iPads in the commercials, but I don’t recall seeing this application before.

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By the end of the trip the fellas had added three more releases to their scorecard, bring the total for both families to seven releases over a 48 hour span. Very good performance from these North Carolina anglers.

 

 

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April 4, 2013

FishingNosara has hosted some wonderful folks from the Carolinas and the group of Leon Sylvester, Grant Singleton, and their families has continued the tradition of great Costa Rican angling by folks from the Tar Heel State.

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They have several trips scheduled this week and kicked things of right with three Sailfish releases on the first trip. The first one (above) came in early around 8:30am while Sailfish number two found the hook just before 10am.

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The final fish of the trip put on a heck of a show on the way to the boat but the masterful Captain William was unfazed by the dance routine and simply kept the fight short and sweet.

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Of course safe fish-handling by First Mate Alex meant that all of these beasts will be ready for battle again in the near future…maybe in time for Team Carolina’s next trip!

April 3, 2013

We’ve had great reports from the inshore reefs all month, but this Broomtail Grouper may take the cake as the nicest reef-dweller of the month to find the icebox. This lunker was caught by client Steve and his wife and should keep this group fed for several dinners.

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Estimated at 35lbs., this is the sweet spot when it comes to Grouper size and filet quality. Let’s just hope Steve has a big appetite!

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River Fishing Report – April 2013

The action in the Costa Rican rivers moves as quickly as the freshwater pours from the mountains into the sea. The Fuppernos (Friends of the Nosara River) report lots of excellent catches this month, but let’s start with a catch from the nearby town of Samarra.

This 34lbs. Snook was caught on March 4 by Luis Cordero 3/4oz duster. Great fish and it was certainly the talk of the town this month.

However our boys at the Rio Nosara weren’t slacking this month. Check out their best catches:

Our main man Alejandro got his fresh ceviche squared away (above) while our old buddy Cumi had two nice fishing days this month.


Also saw some nice catches of various species from Jack to Permit to Ponpano:

Anglers unknown
Caught by Jairo Bermudez Jimenez

 

April 1, 2013

Client Michael and his lady joined the famous Wanderer crew for a 2.5 hour sunset cruise on April 1. The always-reliable planer / spoon rig reported a strike as this couple was enjoying the pleasant surroundings and a pair of Jack Crevelle ended up in the fishbox.

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Sunset cruises are a great way to get a taste of Costa Rican sportfishing without committing to a whole day on the water, and when you are on the flagship you  can rest easy that somthing fishy will end up on the hooks.

March 31, 2013

So we realize that it is Easter Sunday and that our whole posse is made up of strong Catholics who place family first, and therefore Craig decided to give everyone the day off.

What do they do with their day off? Go fishing of course!

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Man, I love our crew! This great day of fun on the Wanderer featured el jefe Javier Hernandez, chief mechanic Marino, our newest member of the office team Alejandro, and their wives and kids.

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They brought in a few fish while they were at it, celebrated not just the highest of holy days but also put to bed the first half of the high season.
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Nosara Paradise Rentals and FishingNosara have been moving at a breakneck pace since November and it is essential that our group gets some time to celebrate and reflect on jobs well done.