Our old pals Ken and Brenda Russell are back in action and brought some new friends Jeff and Cindy Strom along this time. These seasoned blue water warriors stayed inshore on the Discoverer for this excellent Rooster Fish release:
Fantastic work by Captain Carlos!
The Russell group kept scoring as their April 5 date with the Harvester yielded this excellent Sailfish release:
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.
Ken and Brenda Russell’s group saved their best day for last.
This MAMMOTH Black Marlin was the highlight of the trip, which also included lots of Sailfish.
They didn’t leave empty handed as Ken boated another BIG Wahoo, his second of the week.
After warming up on Harvester and Explorer, Ken and Brenda Russell returned to the Wanderer an they meant business!
First on the hook was this fat Wahoo…steaks all around!
This is a true floor-sweeper, evidenced by this photo of Mate Johnson trying to keep her off the deck.
Ken was next up on the reel and scored this sweet Sailfish release.
The ladies were up next and got acquainted with some real high-flyers.
They finished off the day with a fifth Sailfish release.
Ken and Brenda Russell’s group posted another stellar day of action on March 18, highlighted by this incredible Marlin release by angler Misti Nolan.
They also snagged a Sailfish release and a nice Dorado while they were offshore.
Captain William didn’t rest on his laurels on this 8 hour trip, as he made it back inshore in time to squeeze another magnificent fish into the day.
Great Rooster fish…certainly looks like it still has some fight in it!
Ken Russell was back in action on the 14th and they once again threw down the gauntlet with some big mean Pacific Sailfish.
The action was hectic all morning, with four more releases added to the scorecard.
Ken and Brenda Russell hail from upstate New York and we were stoked to get them some much needed fun in the sun. Their last trip to Costa Rica was during our legendary late-August bite and saw them scored a single-day record of Marlin releases on the Explorer
This time the mighty Wanderer also treated them to multiple trophy fish releases. They started the day inshore with a hefty Rooster Fish release:
Then Captain William headed off-shore and got them out in front of a pack of hungry Sailfish.
The Sailfish were starving for bait and First Mate Alex was more than happy to feed them some fat ballyhoo with a side of 9/0 circle hooks!
Everyone on board got a release and it was all big smiles for the Russell group.