May 24, 2014

Dr. Bart Carey and his crew had a knock-out day on the Wanderer with not one, not two, but THREE Marlin releases.

The second Marlin came hot of the heels of the first, with only 45 minutes between releases.

They scored this tasty Dorado for the fishbox:

The final send-off was this amazing above-the-water Marlin fight. Check the action on this beast:

Great safe releases by First Mate Alex underscore another magnificent performance by Captain William and the famous Wanderer.

 

 

May 10, 2014

More Marlin action was in store for Nan Dalton on May 10.

The Wanderer battles tall seas and a big blue Marlin all at once.

About one tenth of a second after this photo (below) the Marlin broke the snap swivel in half and escaped…not an ideal result but in the world of fighting monster fish, the fish sometimes win.

This is a fish-catching couple and we know that these Florida anglers will be back on the bite tomorrow.

April 22, 2014

Bob Pease is a tough fisherman from Georgia and he scored huge onboard the famous Wanderer…Take a look at the monster Marlin released by this ole’ boy:

This Blue Marlin is estimated around 300lbs. and certainly is the fish of a lifetime!

Bob Pease put his mark on this fishery in August 2012 when he broke a then-team record with 13 Sailfish released in one day; that feat landed him in the FishingNosara Hall of Fame, and it is safe to say that he is up for another enshrinement.

This trip wasn’t a one-hit wonder…Bob and the boys also tallied seven Sailfish releases.

All this excellent hunting by Captain William made sure that First Mate Alex was wrangling fish all day!

Great work on all the safe releases on a dynamite day for Bob Pease and the famous Wanderer!

February 18, 2014

Bob and Helen Goins turned in a remarkable performance on the mighty Wanderer with two Marlin releases along with a bunch of Sails.

Helen broke the ice early with a wonderful Striped Marlin release…like most of our CCA NC anglers these folks know what to do with a rod in their hands.

The Marlin have been soft-biting so far this season, so the ever-tinkering First Mate Alex has begun to experiment with brightly colored skirts for the ballyhoo.

These did the trick as the Goins group started racking up Sailfish releases in the middle part of the day.

The finale was also the highlight as Bob reeled in this awesome Blue Marlin.

Estimated over 300lbs., this is one of the bigger Blue Marlin you’ll see around here.

Great work by the Master Captain William and the Super Mate Alex on this amazing day of bill collecting.

February 13, 2014

Ryan Harrington and Mackenzie Ruhnke came to Costa Rica to tie the knot, but these honeymooners found out that tied to the end of their knot was this 400+ Marlin:

Captain David cut down the angles on the high-flying beast while Ryan put tighten the the screws on her.

Mate Kevin kept this monster under control, and saw to a picture-perfect Marlin release.

Later in the day they scored a few Sailfish releases to round out the trip.

Great times on the Explorer for the new bride and groom!

 

December 30, 2013

Kirk Sandifer and his group enlisted the flagship Wanderer for a morning half day, and they had a brilliant day of blue water fishing. The action started early with a nice trio of Sailfish releases early in the day.

The action intensified when a mammoth Blue Marlin flew through the spread and was expertly hooked by First Mate Alex.

This fight was on, but this monster was no match for Art and the boys.

First Mate Alex turned this Marlin loose, but the Sailfish bite stayed hot yielding another pair of excellent releases.

The walk off shot was the release of ANOTHER big Blue Marlin!

This beast is by far the largest Marlin of the season so far and is truly the fish of a lifetime.

Masterful work by the legendary duo of Captain William and First Mate Alex of the famous Wanderer.

Two Marlins and four Sails on a 5hr. trip? That is the stuff of legend!

“We had a great trip in Nosara, I only wished we could have fished more. The one day with Captain William and Alex, we released 5 sails and 1 blue Marlin.”

“As I was hoping for, my son who just celebrated his nineteenth birthday caught his first bill fish; 1 sail at 9:30 AM and a blue at 11AM.”

“Great day with your team Alex is a beast and William landed us on the bills. They work so good together we just decided to stay out of their way.”

“Our hook up ratio was strong, something like 6 for 9 strikes.”

“Awesome day in Costa Rica. Pura Vida baby!!!”

Kirk Sandifer