December 18, 2012

Captain David took his wife Betsy and their kids for an evening cruise. After so many trips run it figures that David would want to relax, so it’s a good thing that Betsy and the kids are just as good on the reel as the old man.

Excellent Amberjack pulled off the reef by the David’s family, probably weighing 25lbs. Even on the Captain’s day off the Explorer catches fish!

December 15, 2012

John Calderaro returned to the Wanderer on December 15 and performed even better than his first trip. The highlight of the day was a pair of Sailfish releases estimated to weigh 80lbs. and 90lbs.

There was more than just trophy releases going on; this group backed up the sails with three Dorados in the 20lbs. – 30lbs. range.

Mr. Calderaro is on a fishin’ mission and he shows no sign of letting up on these pacific ocean monsters. Great work by Garza’s best battlewagon the Wanderer!

December 13, 2012

Mike Pearce had a wonderful afternoon half-day on the Wanderer and pulled off a double whammy: one fish for the trophy case and one for the dinner table!

This 100+lbs. Sailfish represents the day’s trophy, while this respectable 35lbs. Dorado should keep the whole group fed for the week and then some.

Great work by the flagship Wanderer and the unbeatable Captain William.

December 12, 2012

Henry Martinez had a huge day of offshore bill collecting on the famous Wanderer. Captain William felt that the blue water would yield big bills and pointed the blue beauty offshore.

The first big Sailfish tore up three baits before finally finding the hook, and an excited Mr. Martinez reeled her in like an old pro.

An additional big Sail came calling around 10:30 and the mighty Wanderer stood tall, notching another release to the scorecard.

By the time the final two Sailfish came in, Henry showed the confidence of an experienced deckhand by not just catching the fish, but also billing and releasing her. Under First Mate Alex’ supervision Henry released the fourth and final two sailfish of the trip.

Excellent fishing by this New Jersey-based angler!

December 11, 2012

Dr. Michelle Sanor had a full day trip on the Wanderer that stands out as the best single trip of the season so far. Her group of Oklahoma anglers released a Marlin and a Sailfish, plus added  30lbs. Dorado for the dinner table.

The Sailfish was the first hit of the day, coming around 10:30am. This beauty came alongside after a 20 minute fight and First Mate Alex safe released her as always.

The billfish bite tend to turn off between noon and 1:30pm, so the wise Captain William switched up the baits to target the medium-sized Dorado that have stacking up in our stretch of ocean. Sure enough they got dinner squared away with this 30lbs. Dorado in the boat around 1:15pm.

There is an old saying: ” The longer you fish, the more you will catch.” This seemingly simple axiom was proven in the second half of the Sanor group’s day on the water, when just after 3pm something MASSIVE hit a ballyhoo and gulped the hook.

After a brief but breathtaking battle this behemoth bellied up to the boat. Estimated by Alex to weigh 300+lbs., this Blue Marlin is a devastating hunter and a true fish of a lifetime.

Alex executed a safe revival and release and we are proud to report that this monster swam away unharmed and will be back for more someday soon.

Once again the mighty Wanderer with Captain William and First Mate Alex proves why she is the best boat in the bay, and maybe in all of Costa Rica.

December 9, 2012

Judith Cristchell and her friends enjoyed a picturesque sunset cruise on the spacious Wanderer. These quick 2.5 hour trips are just right to take in the vistas and watch dolphins mingle with lazy turtles;

All that, plus these guys and gals also had some fine action on the reels!

These feisty Jack Crevelles couldn’t resist the Planer / Spoon rig and they lined up to pile into the fishbox. Looks like everyone was pumped up to get some fish in the boat.

Well almost everyone!

All smiles on another memorable and productive sunset cruise on the flagship Wanderer.

December 9, 2012

The Super panga strikes again! Gary Cook and his lady on the Explorer for a nice half day hunt and came back with a variety of tasty table fare.

First up with this White Tuna which isn’t a scale-tipper by any stretch but still yields delectable sushi meat that is truly world class. Later in the trip the big Dorados swarmed the Super Panga and this group nailed a pair of big greenies: