March 11, 2011

The Wanderer got a morning trip in with client Katrina before lashing down for the afternoon tidal surge (thanks to the Japan earthquake). She caught two Yellowfin tunas and two nice Grouper.

By the way, thank you for all the email expressing concern over our safety RE: potential tidal wave. I am happy to report that all our personnel and equipment are safe.

Let’s give pause and prayers to the lives that were lost today and to the tough task of rebuilding that faces countless coastal areas in the Pacific Basin. Our prayers are with you. Pura Vida!

March 10, 2011

Are you ready to look cool and help a great cause all at once?

New FishingNosara T-ShirtsThe long wait is finally over! The next generation of FishingNosara T-shirts are arriving to Guiones Beach today, available in multiple colors and styles. As always $1 from each shirt sold goes to the Nosara School.

To everyone who is not currently in Nosara, we will begin filling orders for new T-shirts on March 31, but we are currently taking pre-orders. Email or to place your order.

March 8, 2011

The same team of expert superstars from The Explorer Story and The Wanderer Story took a break from boat building to fabricate a trailer rack for FishingNosara’s 13′ Ocean Kayaks. Granted, as car guys this is right in Jack, Craig, and Matty’s comfort zone.

Kayak Rack

Take a look at the progress from a stock 8 foot trailer to a spiny, menacing, Road Warrior-esque battle wagon. This beast should be in Nosara sometime next week and be in full time service shortly thereafter.

Kayak Rack

Craig got in on the action and brought his old-school approach to bear on the cross-members. Even though we have power saws, he cut them all with a hacksaw and achieved perfectly equal lengths and nice flat corners. Can’t teach Experience kids!

Craig Sutton Jacksonville FL

Of course Jack has been welding for many years and this project was no challenge to his mammoth skills with the metal whip. From race cars to boat trailers, Jack has many successful welds under his belt.

Kayak Rack

Kayak Rack

Kayak Rack

By adding crossmember support to the stock trailer we estimate that the carrying capacity is double the stock load. Also the superstructure can be removed in a few minutes to allow for more utility from the trailer.

Despite the modifications and extreme attention to detail, this whole project took only one day of fabrication with a second day allocated for painting. Great work from the Dream Building Team!

March 7, 2011

It is with great joy that we announce the birth of Javier Hernandez’ first child: a beautiful, healthy baby boy. The birth occurred on March 7 in the afternoon, and mother and child are both resting comfortably.

Javier Hernandez has been with Nosara Paradise Rentals since the very beginning. Starting as a gardener and handyman, Sr. Hernandez immediately showed great leadership skills and potential far beyond his position.

Javier HernandezSince ascending to the position of General Manager, Javier has put his stamp of excellence on every aspect of the operation involving Nosara Paradise Rentals, FishingNosara, and Nosara Transport. Don’t just take my word for it: seems like every client testimonial on the internet gushes over Javier’s efforts to deliver the vacation of a lifetime to our clients.

He is a good boss, a great friend, and a true ambassador of the ‘Pura Vida’ spirit and of his homeland. Now he begins the most challenging task to date: fatherhood.

Javier Hernandez

Baby’s good, Mama’s good, Life’s good. Pura Vida!

Javier Hernandez

Presenting…Dario Hernandez

Dario Hernandez, Nosara Guanacaste CR

Javier y Dario Hernandez

March 5, 2011

We were predicting a good day and sure enough the big Sailfish came calling. Our on the Wanderer Catherine Chase had a magnificent day on the blue water. They raised several Marlin and Sailfish, with four successful releases added to the scorecard.

March 5 brought one of our favorite clients Catherine Chase out on the Wanderer. Last year she worked over the Dorados, but nothing could prepare her for this magnificent day on the blue water.

Woman Fishing in Costa Rica

Why bother explaining how Catherine and the boys pulled off the now-legendary Double Double Sailfish…just let the pictures do the talking:

Double Billshot

All Four Fish Live Released

Please note that our crews have decades of combined experience handling these fish. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS PHOTOGRAPH!!! While exciting, the double billshot can be very hazardous to fish, boat, and humans alike. Unless you also have a lifetime of experience on the water, don’t even think about it!

Meanwhile on the Explorer, Captain David and client David Mederos got a nice sailfish of their own.


Sailfish Costa Rica

As always, this billfish was safely released to fight another day.

Sailfish Release

After the Sailfish release, they experimented with fly fishing for Yellowfin tuna over the reefs…we are actively looking for fly fishing experts who want to try their hand on the Roosterfish, Cuberras, and even Billfish.