Chuck’s Harris’ group of Good Doctors stayed on the the bite with Captain David and the up-and-coming Mate Elias.
Despite his lack of experience, Elias shows good instincts with these three Sailfish releases.
Excellent work by the battleship and Captain David.
The Good Doctors stayed strong on the Wanderer with reports of big Dorados, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna offshore.
This mammoth Dorado was the cream of the crop for this trip…look at the mouth on this monster:
The send-off was this excellent Sailfish release posted by the flagship:
The mighty Chuck Harris sent us these pics while he was on board the Discoverer, and it looks like he already had dinner taken care of:
Gotta love this space-age shit…live fishing photos from 10 miles offshore and from a country 1300 miles away, direct to the phone in your pocket.
Chuck Harris is a multiple time Hall of Famer who brings down a strong-fishing posse every time he shows up. On May 1st Chuck was over on the Discoverer tearing it up offshore, while his buddies took the flagship to Pincha Padre to ply the inshore action.
This Rooster fish was an excellent start to the day, which also included super Snapper action.
Whatchu lookin’ at?
Great day all around for these guys who still have a big week of fishing ahead!
With all this billfish releasing going on, the Good Doctors almost forgot to get something to eat! Fortunately they snagged this big Dorado:
This is sure to feed these big eaters for the duration of their trip…excellent hunting by the famous Wanderer.
While Chuck and Rick were battling two Marlins over on the Wanderer, the rest of the Good Doctors put in big work on the battleship Discoverer. The highlight was this MASSIVE Black Marlin which took both Mate Keven and Mate Fico to subdue.
The followed-up with a nice Sailfish release and a couple of tasty Yellowfin Tunas.
Great work by Captain David on another legend-building performance.
Earth-Shattering moment on the Wanderer today as the Good Doctors pulled off a simultaneous Double Marlin Release! We have pulled off several Double Sailfish releases in the past and a few memorable Marlin/Sailfish doubles, but this marked the first true Double Marlin release of the season so far.
To describe the moment of the strike as ‘chaotic’ is an understatement; the skill of Captain William to keep these high-flying monsters from getting tangled only trumps First Mate Alex’ fish-handling skills.
Wrangling 1000+lbs. of angry billfish at once is no small feat, but we have always said that the Wanderer is known for defying expectations.
Amazing work by the flagship!
Two-time FishingNosara Hall of Famers Rick Blackburn and Chuck Harris have returned to Nosara for a frenzied week of fishing
They got off to a great start with the Wanderer on June 16 with a fantastic pair of Sailfish releases.
Though Rick and Chuck have bested many billfish with us, this is the first releases for these new members of their group. Let’s hope this is the first of many for these guys.
Two great catches by the Good Doctors backed up by two safe releases by the Wanderer‘s fearless crew!
Chuck and the Good Doctors topped all of their great performances to-date with a fanstastic pair of Marlin releases backed up by a big Sailfish release. Most anglers spend their whole lives trying to best a big Pacific Marlin, so to see these fellas capture two on a single trip is truly and accomplishment.
The first Marlin came in just before noon and was a deep-water brawler; not a lot of jumps and surface action but a lot of brute strength about 40 feet under the water.
Great capture and release by the fearless First Mate Alex!
The second Marlin wasn’t far behind, with a safe release reported just after 1pm. Another amazing fish!
For the victory lap the fellas hooked up a wonderful Sailfish and before too long the third trophy fish of the day was released.
The action was just getting started for the Good Doctors as Captain David switched up tactics and dropped some deep rigs to the bottom. Look and what was lurking beneath:
This Cuberra Snapper is a full 50+lbs. and it was a monster to catch. If yesterday’s big Dorado wasn’t enough to keep these boys fed this Red Buick should fill up the rest of the refrigerator.
Sensing the need for appetizers, the Explorer put Yellowfin Tuna sushi on the menu with this very nice 25lbs. specimen. On a slower day this fish would be considered the highlight, but clearly the bite was on fire and Captain David kept the Explorer‘s presentation one step ahead of the fish.
The Explorer‘s fishboxes were so full that they smartly began to target catch and release species. This Rooster fish is a beautiful example of this species. What amazing markings!
Late in the day they hooked up an acrobatic Sailfish and got some great photos, however this one spit the hook after a short fight.
We’ll keep an eye out for these anglers as they take to the Wanderer for a few days offshore; perhaps this gal’s still out there waiting for them.