Texas angler Kevin Reed brought a big posse of fun-loving anglers for a week-long fishing battle, and they got their campaign off to a great start.
The day was bracketed with big Marlin releases; this big Blue Marlin (above) was first, followed up later in the day was a fierce Black Marlin.
The Discoverer struck again with a MASSIVE Blue Marlin release on April 15.
This monster put up a heck of a fight but was no match for Captain Carlos and the battleship.
Kerry Wiggens and his family are the latest in a long line of great Texas anglers to conquer mighty billfish on the Discoverer.
After this awesome Blue Marlin release, they continued to score with an excellent Sailfish.
Harris ‘El Matador’ Savin came to Nosara early to get warmed up for the Ship of Fools Tournament, and on his first day fishing Captain Alex found him a fine sparring partner:
This Blue Marlin was every bit of 300lbs. and gave us an advance glimpse at Harris’ angling prowess.
Texas angler Brandy Willis brought her fun-loving group down to Nosara for an action-packed week of blue water fishing action.
This high-flying Blue Marlin was the first fish of the day for the flagship, and the action would stay hot throughout the day.
Next up with this aggressive flying Sailfish, which managed to spit the hook after a series of acrobatic leaps.
Fortunately the bite stayed good, as evidenced by this tasty Dorado for the dinner table caught by Dustin Purvis.
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.
Our long time friends Ken and Brenda Russell were back on the water for another great day of action on the Wanderer.
Several big Dorados got the action started early, and in the afternoon a fierce Blue Marlin hit the hooks.
Great work by Captain William to keep the fight short and excellent fish handling by Mate Johnson.
The Discoverer and Dan Wood group posted an amazing day of billfish action on March 22. They nabbed a 200lbs. Blue Marlin early in the trip:
Later the Sailfish bite heated up with this challenging Double Sailfish release followed up with a third Sailfish right at the end of the half-day trip.
Pretty sweet for just a half day trip!
The legendary Dan Johnson rejoined the Wanderer for a billfish hunt on February 27, and along with his daughter Delaney Johnson scored a big Blue Marlin backed up by a nice Sailfish.
This monster weighs well over 300lbs. and is certainly a breathtaking achievement.
Delaney’s Sailfish was no slouch either, putting up a big fight on the way to a safe release.
Joe Goins’ group nabbed a world-class Marlin with Captain William on February 24.
This monster put on an above-the-water acrobatic display as the mighty flagship fought her all the way to a safe release.
They also added a Sailfish to round out the scorecard:
Great way to finish the week for Team Goins!