Bruce Sabine, Joe Ronnlof, and John Harbord are back! These excellent Tampa anglers narrowly missed getting inducted into the FishingNosara Hall of Fame back in November 2010 when they destroyed about 500lbs. of Yellowfin tuna on a single day.
On January 14 they kicked off their fishing trips with Captain William for an inshore fridge-filling fishing frenzy.
They caught a Yella fella and a white tuna, plus this nice Amberjack.
The post-Christmas fishing blitz means that it’s all hands on deck for FishingNosara. Three boats had trips today and all of our Captains report excellent catches.
Atlanta based client Joel Adler split his group between our two mid-sized vessels, the 23′ Nice n’ Tight and the 26′ Explorer.
Captain Eduardo struck early and often with a MASSIVE Amberjack, a beefy Dorado, and a nice Yellowfin tuna for the dinner table with clients Ed, Pete and Deena.
Captain David on the Explorer reports a Yellowfin tuna backed up by a Yellowtail Snapper and a Rock Snapper with Mr. Adler.
Kevin Killerman enlisted Captain Vibert and the 32′ Aimee Marie for a half-day of inshore fishing and he piled the fishbox high with 7 Jack Crevalles. Nice work by the Master Captain and a great first trip back for the Aimee Marie which has been undergoing maintenance recently.
Great action by the whole FishingNosara team!
Nice action on the Explorer today with a group of clients signing up Captain David for a half-day of fishing off Garza. They had a nice Dorado early in the day and then backed that up with an evening Amberjack weighing around 30lbs.
Excellent results for the dinner table by the 26′ Super Panga. No matter what’s happening offshore the Explorer always catches inshore species, keeping the clients smiling and the fishbox full.
Chuck Darner and Bill Wilderotter finished their week of excellent fishing with Captain David and Mate Pipio on the Explorer and they dialed up a fish feast for the ages. David kept the barroom brawler on the fish while Pipio broke in the new forward casting platform…the result was a cornucopia of marine eatin’.
They started at 9am. The first fish was a 35 lbs. Dorado, then they backed that up with a 25 lbs. Cubera Snapper, a 25 lbs. Amberjack, and a nice White Tuna.
The Jacksonville anglers finished off their trip by adding a Macarela, two Jack Crevalles, and four beefy Bonitas. Excellent end to an amazing week in Nosara…these guys are on top!
Teacher’s day on the Explorer!
For the final day of the off-season Captain David and Javier welcomed two of the most respected English teachers in the area for a relaxing afternoon on the water.
Senior Marcos serves as a personal English tutor for the FishingNosara / Nosara Paradise Rentals staff and is also a much-sought after private tutor. This nice Amberjack he caught with Javier is tasty in any language!
Senora Betsy Chavarria Castillo teaches the youth of Nosara and also joined the boys for this fishing trip. She also hooked up a fine Amberjack and her devoted boyfriend also grabbed a nice Cierro Mackerel.
Excellent trip and fine catches on the Explorer for the teachers and our staff.
The perfect way to kick off the season was with General Manager Javier Hernandez and his friends joining Captain David on the Explorer for a harvest of the fertile reefs just outside of Garza Bay. In just two hours they boated a handful of Yellowfin Tunas, Jack Crevalles, Cerro Mackerals, and Amberjacks.
Nice warm up lap! The fish are biting and we are fired up for a great year of fishing.
With boat repair going faster than anticipated and a two-day break in the rains approaching, the Captains and crew of FishingNosara dared to ask the question “What off-season?”
Both the Explorer and Wanderer were in action today with client Kurt Stecken separating his group between the two boats. Launching and recovering two big boats at a time on the beach is no easy feat, but Cumi and Javier are pros and got the vessels floating with minimal troubles. Even better is both groups of clients reported excellent catches.
On the Explorer the action was consistent and fruitful to the tune of nine Yella fellas and a pair of 20lbs. Amberjacks. They also had a curious Sailfish knocking around behind the teasers but he wasn’t hungry.
Check out the water behind this client and his Amberjack…the Wanderer had some big action going on as well!
Sure enough the big blue beauty was busy packing the fishbox. They started a little slow with a small Jack and a quartet of Bonitas, then the lines started popping off with some big fish.
The Wanderer scorecard for the day shows six nice Yellowfin Tuna and a massive 60lbs.+ Amberjack. Clearly, they caught enough fish for the party tonight. Big fish, full bellies and happy clients…it’s what FishingNosara is all about!
After several trips on the Wanderer, Rick Egan made his final lap around our fishery on August 5 hoping to cap off his trip that has already included great bottom fishing action and numerous Sailfish releases.
He chose Captain David and the Explorer for a morning half-day and they got off to a quick start with three Bonitas and a two Jacks (20lbs. and 35lbs.)
Mr. Egan also lost a big Roosterfish on a topwater Williamson Jet Popper close to the boat. It was a monster and it hurt Rick’s heart to not get him into the boat for the picture, but even though he still had a great time. Plus they got a smaller Roosterfish: