The Wanderer finished the season with a magnificent trip with Christine Clarke and her family on August 22.
The father/son and mother/daughter combos went head-to-head with two nice Dorados.
A third nice fish rounded out the filet haul.
Family fun aside, Captain William and the mighty Wanderer earned the title of the FishingNosara flagship by scoring big Marlin releases.
This beastie put on a show for the Clarke family, and Mate Johnson was ready to bill and release the final Marlin of the season.
After a year that saw 234 trips, the big blue beauty is back on the trailer and ready for a month-long repaint and refit.
Captain William will be back on the scene in mid-September to continue his reign as the best Captain in all of Central America.
Captain William delivered the fish of a lifetime for angler Duane Denton with this awesome Black Marlin release on August 17.
This monster was a handful to fight and to bill; it was bucking Mate Johnson so hard that we struggled to get a good full picture.
Still the memory of this fighter will not soon be forgotten!
Trent Mabe and his family posted a banner day on August 2 with Captain William.
The day started quickly with several wonderful meat fish including these sweet Yellowfin Tunas.
Then they boated an awesome Dorado; this is one of the biggest of the season!
With the boat riding low in the water from all the filets, there’s no way Captain William would take it further offshore to hunt Marlin, right?
This big bad Black Marlin threw down the gauntlet late in the day and the Wanderer was up to the challenge
Awesome day by the mighty flagship!
Peter Petrassi had a big day on August 1 with Captain Fico on the Explorer, highlighted by this 350lbs. Marlin release:
They also scored a big Yellowfin Tuna backed up by a nice Dorado…plenty of filets for dinner this week!
The Harvester nabbed a world-class Black Marlin with clients Paul Szilvassy, Lisa McElninney and Tom McElninney.
This monster was backed up by a few nice Dorados for the dinner table.
The Wanderer nabbed a world-class Black Marlin release with Crystal Dupre’s group.
Captain William kept the fight short with his deft boat-handling, and Mate Johnson was fearless on the release.
Marc Acker had a big day of action on the Harvester. The highlight of the morning was this swole Dorado.
A second big Dorado was fresh on the heels of the first catch.
The highlight of the afternoon was this big bad Black Marlin release.
Estimated over 400lbs., this mean beast put up a heck of a fight…still no match for the Mega Panga.
James Frye experienced MARLIN MANIA on the Harvester with two mammoth releases care of the Mega Panga.
One of these behemoths is clearly the fish-of-a-lifetime, but to score two in one day is truly legendary.
Amazing work by Captain Alex to hunt these monsters down and by Mate Kevin to seamlessly execute the releases.