May 15, 2013

Craig Sutton was joined by Paula, Matty, and Alejandro for an afternoon of fishing on the Wanderer on May 15. Captain William gathered the intellegence from Captain David on the Explorer¬†that a large ‘mancha’ (school) of spinning dolphin were in the area feasting on Yellowfin Tuna.

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The team worked this school together as First Mate Alex and Craig tossed poppers from the foredeck while Paula and Alejandro went to work in the cockpit. Captain William and Captain David worked together to keep the fish corralled so that both boats would have maximum chances at success.

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Once the bite shut down around 3pm it was once again time for an honored FishingNosara tradition: Fresh Sushi!

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May 14, 2013

Rita and Stephen Greenberg are in Nosara for a fun-filled week of fishing and on their first trip they ushered in an exciting new trend for the month of May: BIG Yellowfin Tuna!

Captain William discovered a large school of porpoises feeding about 15 miles offshore; this multi-acre pod of spinning dolphins meant that the bait beneath were stacked up thick as cordwood.

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Captain William put the call out on the radio and Captain David of the Explorer was quickly on the scene with client Jon Mahoney.

They worked the school together, and after a few medium-sized Yellas Fellas, their big brother enveloped a casted Jet Popper as both treble hooks found their homes.

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Good thing too because monsters this size are known to rip the bearings right out of lesser plugs.

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Looks like Ahi is back on the menu in Nosara! Great work by First Mate Alex and the wily hunter Captain William.

May 13, 2013

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usTom Shipley and his family’s trip to Nosara is a classic fishing tale of patient triumph.

Tom, his son Tom Jr., and daughters Alyssa and Sara scheduled long days on the super panga and showed off their unbreakable South Florida fishing meddle.

On the first two trips they had some light action but nothing to get excited about: a few Bonitas and Jack Crevelles along with some mystery nibbles.

These South Florida anglers aren’t new to the game and understand that billfishing is as much an exercise in time investment than anything else.
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There was a nice Sailfish release and a tasty Rainbow runner on the second trip, but these folks had their sights set on our most powerful species: BIG Marlin!

Their patience paid off on the third day when the dam broke loose and rained billfish on Team Shipley.

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This bad Blue Marlin tore off a few baits before Mate Kevin found the sweet spot on the strike lever, and Tom Sr. was all set to bring in the fish of a lifetime.

The Explorer outmaneuvered this beast and they grabbed the leader five times…clearly a release no matter where you are fishing.

The action was just beginning as Tom Jr. stepped into the fray versus a high-flying sailfish.

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These South Florida anglers really showed some grit on their three-day pursuit…still a small amount of time to invest for the fish of a lifetime!

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May 8, 2013

Ron Poindexter made some more noise on the Wanderer on May 8 as they had ‘His and Hers’ Sailfish releases. The misses was the first angler up and she took this Sailfish on a succinct trip to the boat for a release.

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The other Sailfish was a mean fighter and came it hot and heavy, but Mr. Poindexter was up to the task. Safe releases on both fish as always by First Mate Alex.

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May 7, 2013

Katie Bonjean and her group released a whopping 9 Sailfish today on the Wanderer ranging from 75lbs. all the way up to over 100lbs. Clearly Captain William has found a nice Sailfish swarm and has been putting our clients on the blue streaks all month long.

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Great work as usual by First Mate Alex seeing to the safe capture and release of these beauties as the Wanderer racks another day for the record books!

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May 6, 2013

Jacksonville’s own Ron Poindexter kicked some serious billfish butt on his first of two days of fishing on the mighty Wanderer. Captain William pointed the compass to Sailfish City and First Mate Alex put out the spread that has turned these once elusive predators into daily sparring partners for our boys.

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This first Sailfish release was a great way to start the week, and the furious action that followed put these Northeast Florida anglers to the test.
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How sweet are these pictures! it’s hard to decide what Captain William is better at: catching big billfish or capturing them on camera.

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Look out for more great action when these clients hit the water again later this week.

May 2, 2013

Simon Williams comes to Nosara all the way from merry old England and for his day on the Wanderer it seems like he brought some nasty North Atlantic weather with him.

Though everyone on shore was ecstatic to have some much-needed rain, Captain William and First Mate Alex had to keep one eye on the baits and another eye on the fast-moving rain clouds pouring out of the mountain.

The Wanderer is famous for her ‘Never Surrender!’ attitude and just because the seas were rough doesn’t mean that the fish would get a break, as Simon released this nice Sailfish after a tense 20 minute duel.

Great work by the baddest boat in the bay: the Wanderer!