August 6, 2013

The Explorer‘s hot streak continues! Captain David showed these Jacksonville clients an excellent adventure with FIVE Sailfish released on one trip. Mate Kevin is already showing off his locally-polished fishing skills as all five billfish were returned to the water unharmed.

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After the Sailfish bite shut down in the afternoon Captain David retooled the Explorer‘s spread to deliver dinner filets in the form of this wonderful 40+lbs. Dorado.

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Looks like these clients have nothing to complain about this week…five trophy releases and a full fridge of fresh fish filets!

August 6, 2013

Newland Crocker is a dyed-in-the-wool fisherman from the Tar Heel State and it was an honor to host his group on the mighty Wanderer for a landmark day of fishing. They got off to a fast start with a wonderful 250lbs. Striped Marlin release.

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Not to rest on their laurels, these North Carolinians added three Sailfish release including a very challenging Double Sailfish release:

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What better way to round out a day of trophy releases than to bloody the decks and fill the icebox with this very tasty 35lbs. Dorado?

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Excellent fishing as always from the boat that is ruling Garza Bay.

August 5, 2013

Andy McGuire had a phenomenal trip on the legendary Explorer with Captain David on the helm and Captain Carlos in the mate position. The dynamic duo put out an irresistible spread and the Sailfish swarmed the Super panga with veracity. Check out this high-flyin’ billfish action:

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The first pair of Sailfish put on a great show above the water, but the second pair put on a high-wire act the likes of Barnum and Bailey’s:

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Always the mindful skipper, Captain David set the Explorer up for Dorado later in the trip and scored this tasty morsel for his client.

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Excellent work as always by the legendary Super panga!

August 5, 2013

The Wanderer stayed near shore today with client David Abbott and took advantage of the swarm of Wahoo that have invaded the green water. They scored two nice silver bullets:

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Clearly Wahoo is on the menu for these guys.. However they may need to trade some filets if they want any Mahi; I don’t think this fella will even made two sandwiches:

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Good fun and good fishing on the Wanderer!

August 3, 2013

Charlie and the boys couldn’t resist adding one more full day on the mighty Wanderer before returning to the States, and Capt. Phillips finally got his chance at the fish of a lifetime.

Charlie Phillips: Today was an epic end to a fantasy week for me. I battled the most noble of the billfish, the majestic Blue Marlin, and was rewarded with a photo, the hook removed and in my pocket then a successful release. One of the best days I have ever experienced on the water. And better yet we ended up two!

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The second Marlin (below) came at 11am for Charlie fresh on the heels of his first (above).

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Jason followed up with his own excellent Marlin release.

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Charlie Phillips: “This was by far the most enjoyable vacation that myself or anyone in my group has ever experienced. Your staff is wonderful and took care of us as though we were family the entire time, something that is greatly appreciated. And your captains and crews are true masters of their craft. As a working captain myself, it is a true joy watching them work to make our trips a great success.”

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August 2, 2013

Linda and Mike Connelly brought the whole family down from Florida to experience all that Nosara has to offer. After a magical Horseback Safari Tour they chose the Wanderer for a productive day of inshore fishing. They hauled in a Dorado and a Ponpano which should both go well with the Wahoo that Matty donated to them after they let him tag along on the horses.

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This Dorado was scored by Michael who reps his Duval Jaguars hat wherever he goes, from Florida to his current home in Hawaii to Nosara.

Later Joe scored this excellent Pacific Ponpano which makes for some excellent ceviche.

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John scored this nice White tuna to close out the trip.

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All told it was a great trip with lots of excitement for the whole group. We can’t wait to welcome them back again soon!

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August 1, 2013

Charlie Phillips, Joe Timm, and Jason Kintner blew the fish out of the water on August 1, posting their best performance to date. How about two Marlin (300lbs. and 500lbs.) and a Sailfish for the trophy case and a nice 25lbs. Mahi for the dinner table?

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Jason Kintner: “SIX Pacific Sail Fish on the Explorer with Capt David and First Mate Kevin in one day, followed by TWO Pacific Blue Marlin releases with Capt William and First Mate Alex the next day out!!! OUTSTANDING!!! We WILL BE BACK!! Amazing fishery, amazing people!! William, Alex, David and Kevin were profesional in every way. See y’all again soon!!!

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Laura McLean Phillips: “The crew of the Wanderer is AMAZING! These guys know how to make some memories.”

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Things I learned in Costa Rica
Catching Bonita on light tackle is FUN!!!!
Catching Mahi is A LOT of FUN!!
Catching Pacific Sailfish on Catfish gear is GREAT Fun!!!
Catching 400# Pacific Blue Marlin on 30# test after fighting it for 1 1/2 hours is BRUTAL!! MUCHO respect for the Blue Marlin…Now where did I put that IcyHot…..

-Jason Kintner