The Discoverer welcomed back returning client Paul Worthington for a nice day of Yellowfin Tuna conquering. Check out this beastie:
Later in the trip Donna Bowler caught 40lb Dorado pictured with her husband Steve.
Then Paul finished off the trip with a 250lb Blue Marlin.
Fantastic job by Captain Carlos on the big battleship!
The BIG Yellowfin Tuna have arrive and Master Captain William put a big one on the money with client Paul Worthington on July 3.
This respectable Yella was in fact the warm-up round.
With a little help from Mate Johnson, this behemoth was decked after a solid one hour fight.
Enough trying to hold it up…let’s get to cleaning and filet this monster for the dinner table!
The boys from Wilde Wood Construction have been hot this whole week, and over on the Harvester this awesome 58lbs. Yellowfin Tuna was boated:
BIG Yellowfin Tunas have moved into the area and Captain Alex and the Mega Panga are ready for them! The next day Team Ashby returned to the Harvester and scored more sweet Sailfish releases!
Our good buddy Bob Hartin and his family took to the Mega Panga as a school of BIG Yellowfin Tuna swarmed our area, and the crafty Captain Alex was on the scene to mop them up!
Bob scored big fish with us way back in 2012, and it’s good to see his fishing prowess is still top-notch.
They added to the big monster Yellowfin from the morning with a armload of 30-40lbs. Yellas later in the afternoon.
Add to that a nice Sailfish and you got a perfect day of blue water action:
Returning angler David Svec knocked out several Sailfish on a full day of action.
Each guy got several shots at Sailfish, with six successful releases on the day.
They also nabbed some big Yellowfin Tuna for the dinner table.
Hendrik and Maria Engel continued their annual Christmas fishing fiesta with a legendary performance on the mighty Wanderer.
After three years of knocking out Pacific Sailfish, young Ms. Engel finally scored the true fish-of-a-lifetime with this gargantuan Blue Marlin:
Fantastic work by Captain William to deliver this, his third Marlin release of the week.
Later in the day Hendrik brought home dinner for the family in the form of this big Yellowfin Tuna.
Our old buddy Mike Burling has returned to Nosara from the hard-fishing town of Fernandina Beach, FL and once again scored wonderfully on our stretch of blue water.
The legendary Explorer was the scene of the battle, the highlight of which was this bonkers-big Yellowfin Tuna!
More big Yella Fellas were in the area, and met the same fate as their big brother:
They also nabbed few Sailfish releases:
They did have a big Marlin on the line, but the powerful beast spit the hook after a short sparring match with Mr. Burling.
That’s OK…we’ll get him next time!
After mastering trophy billfish releases on the 28th, Eric Dixon and the big battleship Discoverer turned their attention to the dinner table with several super-sized Yellowfin Tunas on ice.
The Yella Fellas have been thick this month and although none of these top Wayne Estes’ monster from earlier this week, these catches combined make for the biggest total haul of tasty filets we’ve seen so far this season.
They also added another Sailfish release to the scorecard later in the trip:
Great work by Captain Carlos and the unstoppable Eric Dixon.
Master angler Waynes Estes just shattered our record for largest Yellowfin Tuna catch. This MASSIVE monster easily weighs in over 150lbs.
Even more impressive is that Wayne caught this beast on a spinning rod!
The bite came late in the day, and the fight continued into the dark.
Finally First Mate Alex got the monster on board…at first we only had these low-light phone pics of the monster:
Then Captain William saved the day by sending along his full-color shots, where you can see this Yellow Submarine in all it’s might!
Wayne also caught an 80lbs. Yella earlier in the trip, which on any other day would be the highlight of the trip:
The BIG Yellowfin Tuna are back!
Our new friend Mike Gilbert came our way via CCA Texas and he is rolling deep with a party of 9 people…wonder what he can feed them for the week?
Yeah, that looks like enough filets to keep the family fed.
Great work by the mighty Wanderer!