Gene and Betty Baker scored the fish-of-a-lifetime on the 13th with Captain Alex and Mate Kevin.
This big bad Black Marlin put on a show as she came into the boat, but Captain Alex’ boat handling skill kept the fight short and safe.
Excellent fish handling by Mate Kevin means that we’ll see this monster again in the future.
Later in the morning Betty brought home dinner with this excellent Yellowfin Tuna.
Captain Carlos welcomed Texas angler Shane Buck to the Discoverer on April 2 and delivered one of the nicest Marlin releases of the season.
This Black Marlin is a true Pacific monster!
Shane followed it up with a nice Sailfish:
Here’s what he posted on Facebook: “Top notch group. Crew worked their asses off even on a slow day we caught fish! They made it happen!”
Northeast angler Dennis Cinquino returned for another blue water adventure on April 2 with Captain William reporting an excellent Black Marlin release.
The King of the Seas wasn’t going down without a fight, but in the end was no match for the flagship.
Great work by Captain William and the mighty Wanderer!
Our new friend Will Stein and his family performed brilliantly on the mega panga Harvester, highlighted by this awesome Black Marlin release:
Captain Alex stayed on the hunt, and led the Stein party to more Billfish success.
FishingNosara Hall of Famer Derrell McCrary returned to the Wanderer for a full day of legendary blue water action.
His posse of Tampa-based anglers has been fishing on the big blue beauty since 2011, but nothing could prepare them for this Marlin assault.
This feisty Striped Marlin came calling early in the trip, and was well-handled by Mate Johnson.
Less than an hour later the real monster came calling…this MASSIVE Black Marlin is one for the ages!
She put on a show but Captain William stayed one step ahead of this Marlin to keep the fight as short as possible.
The final piece of the Grand Slam puzzle fell into place at the end of the trip. This Sailfish release puts the finishing touch on the most difficult feat in fishing: Billfish Grand Slam!
Dan Wood and his group found world-class success with Captain William on the Wanderer.
The highlight was this excellent Black Marlin release…they don’t get much better than this!
The action continued with an sweet Sailfish release later in the day.
Great work by the mighty flagship!
Texas angler Trey Hardy scored a true fish-of-a-lifetime with Captain William on the Wanderer during a full day trip on February 28.
Upon release this monster was estimate to weigh 250lbs.
Fantastic work from the mighty flagship!
Ken Smith Jr. celebrated his dad Ken Smith Sr.’s birthday with a sweet fishing trip to Costa Rica. The whole family was in on the birthday surprise:
We are stoked to report that they caught a true fish-of-a-lifetime on board the Explorer.
“At this very moment, I knew this fish wasn’t very happy.” wrote Kenny on his Facebook page.
This Black Marlin is easily over 300lbs. and put up a fight like a bulldog.
Great release by Captain Fico and Mate Elias was the perfect way to close out this awesome experience.
No great week of fishing is complete without a end-of-trip dinner, and this late day Yellowfin Tuna fit the bill:
“It was real Costa Rica, until next time!”
Our old pal Doc Hatton brought his crew down for a Merry “Fish”mas party and found excellent blue water action in their stockings. Dennis Shanahan, Fred Lewis and Rick Downing joined in on the celebration.
Their highlight from their trip on the Wanderer was this superb Black Marlin release
Then the Master Captain William tracked down a pack of feeding porpoises and swung the flagship alongside to share in the feeding frenzy:
Check out this Yellowfin Tuna on the surface…looks like the birds and dolphins will get him before we do:
Fortunately a fat Dorado escaped the feeding frenzy by chomping down on a rigged ballyhoo, and the Wanderer fought hard to bring it home.
Our new friend Arch Solomon became the star of the off-season with a magnificent triple Marlin day on the Harvester!
Check out this great email we received from the Solomon’s
WOW what a day of fishing! We caught 2 blues and 1 black today. My first marlin ever!
Have had a blast, we will tell all of our fisherman friends and we will for sure be back!
Everyone here has been so friendly.
Tracy and Arch Solomon