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.
The Explorer welcomed a great family for fun fishing action on the 18th.
This big Amberjack and Snapper score led to big smiles all around!
The advantage if fishing five times a week is that Captain David can apply one day’s success to the next trip. He took Antonio Cantillo to the same spot he’s been working all week and once again scored:
The highlight was this big Amberjack, which was backed up by a big Jack Crevelle and a small White Tuna.
The next day Captain David and Paul Fontaine found this manhole-cover sized Pompano…can you say ‘ceviche’?
Captain David prowled the reef in mid-January with a bundles of excellent inshore scores.
These small Bonitas were weaponized to nab this wonderful Rooster Fish release:
The Adventurer also nabbed this 30+lbs. Amberjack…ceviche time!
The Wanderer braved some stiff offshore winds during the first week of January, but still delivered the good for these clients with a fun Double Dorado score:
The next day began with a beautiful sunrise over Playa Garza, a good sign for a productive day.
The offshore winds meant that Captain William would stay inshore and apply a classic live bait tactic that always seems to bear fruit. First step was to collect live Bonitas from the shallow reefs.
After a brief stint in the Wanderer‘s live tuna tubes, the first 5lbs. Bonita was hooked and deployed to the reefs below.
In a flash this mighty Rooster Fish engulfed the bait, leading to this wonderful release.
Later another live Bonita was struck by this 40+lbs. Amberjack, filling the fishbox and putting some tasty ceviche on the menu.
Great work by the mighty flagship.
It’s the rainy season right now, but that didn’t stop Ron Lard and his team of Virginia-based anglers from braving the elements for three days, conquering a wide variety of inshore species.
Captain Alex and Mate Kevin performed fearlessly in the face of the rain, guaranteeing a fun, safe, productive run of trips.
Here’s what Mr. Lard wrote in an email:
“Just wanted to let you know that my group and I (weather not withstanding) had a great time in Nosara. The housing was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Your staff was pleasant and took very good care off us.”
“Although the weather didn’t cooperate with our stay, Cpt. Alex and Kevin managed to get us out the three days and found fish.”
“We all highly recommend your company.”
Our new friend Geoffrey Scotty chose the Explorer for a 5 hour inshore session and was rewarded with a bucket list caliber Rooster fish:
Later he released a smaller but equally beautiful Rooster Fish, and nabbed a big Amberjack for the fishbox.
Captain Fico and Mate Elias have turned in a fantastic year of fishing on the Explorer, and they closed out the season with a BANG!
They released a swarm of Sailfish in late August, and also added this excellent Rooster Fish release.
The fishbox stayed full with reports of Yellowfin Tuna and a big Amberjack.
Amazing action from the barroom brawler!
It was all about ceviche this month with a nice selection of Pompano, Snapper, and Jacks
You don’t have to go far off the coast of Garza to find good-eating fish, proved by the Adventurer‘s results this month.
Great work by the inshore mastro, Captain David!