December 30, 2017

Steve Mears pulled off one of the great feats in offshore fishing on December 30 with the Explorer…the Billfish Grand Slam!

Captain Fico and Mate Elias deserve tons of credit in the hunting of these monsters, and of course the safe live releases.

Great work by FishingNosara Hall of Famer Steve Mears!

December 28, 2017

Captain Alex delivered the goods for angler Lawrence Goldstein on December 28 with multiple amazing billfish releases.

This big Sailfish catch got the 5-hour trip off to a good start, and shortly after the release this monster Blue Marlin came calling:

Captain Alex was running the boat without a mate on this trip, but he is no stranger to wrangling a big billfish from the cockpit.

Great work on the safe handling and release of these monsters by Captain Alex.


November 14, 2017

November 14 will be a day that John Schimkaitis, Heather Cozart and Jared Cozart never forget as they enshrined themselves in the FishingNosara Hall of Fame with a legendary BILLFISH GRAND SLAM!

First up was John nabbing a 100lbs. Sailfish, released early in the trip, completing the first leg of the Grand Slam.

Then a 100lbs. Striped Marlin came calling around noon; not the biggest specimen we’ve ever seen but Jared’s catch still counts as the second piece of the Grand Slam.

Finally it was Heather’s turn on the reel for a MASSIVE Blue Marlin estimated by Mate Kevin upon release to be well over 350lbs.

The action was so hot on the Discoverer that the scorecard shows more than just Billfish releases; a good array of Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna means that these North Carolina anglers will be able to replenish their strength at the dinner table.

Fantastic work by Captain Carlos and the unbeatable battleship Discoverer!

July 18, 2017

Our old pal George Kommick had a wonderful run of trips with Captain Fico from July 15 to July 18th. The first day they filled the refrigerator with a wide array of tasty filets.

The highlight of the week came with the capture and release of this high-flying Blue Marlin:

Estimated around 400lbs., this is clearly a memorable catch for this great angler.


June 29, 2017

A group of Lousiana-based anglers led by Jamie Garcia scored world-class billfish action on June 29. The leader of the pack was this 250lbs. Blue Marlin.

They also nabbed a big Sailfish release after an action-packed firefight.

Team Garcia didn’t leave empty handed, as the scored a few filets thanks to these Yellowfin Tunas and Dorado.