The Robert family stayed near to shore with Captain Alex on the 19th, and they ran the gauntlet of our inshore species. These big red Cubera Snappers are a real treat.
Then the Harvester pulled in this big Pacific Amberjack.
Once the filet bag was filled to the brim, they scored a wonderful trophy fish release with this excellent Rooster Fish:
Inshore or Offshore, the Harvester delivers the goods!
The inshore assassin Adventurer continued to score major fish on July 10. Get a load of this MASSIVE Amberjack:
What an amazing fish…easily 80+lbs.!
Captain David then lead a tour of the fish market, loading up on Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, and Dorado.
I don’t know if the IGFA recognizes an ‘Inshore Tasty Filets Grand Slam’, but if so this clearly qualifies.
The Adventurer welcome Chris Walcott for a morning half day and they walloped a GIGANTIC Amberjack.
This monster easily weighs over 60lbs. and will make for some fine filets; unlike their Atlantic Ocean brethren, the Pacific Amberjacks are great table fare.
Later on they also came face-to-face with a Shark.
This is as close as Captain David wanted to get to this mini Jaws, so they cut the line and let him swim free.
Captain David delivered a nice 50+lbs. Amberjack in on May 1 with angler Christine Henkel.
Captain Fico ended the month with a very nice Amberjack catch with angler Kerri Watt.
Unlike their Atlantic Ocean brethren, then Pacific monsters are quite edible and very tasty.
Great work by the Explorer!
Pete Andrews and Dexter Williamson enjoyed nice inshore action with Captain William on December 5. This big Dorado got the day off to a nice start:
The big fish of the day with this awesome Amberjack.
Russell Thorsheim was on a roll in mid-November…things went so well for him on the big boats with Sailfish and Dorados that he added a quick afternoon jaunt on the Explorer for some inshore fun.
This monster Rooster Fish may be the fish of the week for Mr. Thorsheim. For the filet bag they added a nice Amberjack.
After two solid days of offshore billfishing, the Captain Sergio group stayed inshore with clients John Martinez, Judy Martinez, Jerold Long, and Christine Long.
The strikes were constant over the eight hour trip with 13 Snappers caught along with other fun fish.
This nice-sized Rainbow Runner is certainly a tasty treat.
After loading up on Red Snappers (big and small), the crew hit paydirt with this 80lbs. Amberjack:
Everyone lined up to take a picture with this beastie.