November 16, 2016

David Little joined Captain Fico on the Explorer for a fun day featuring a wide array of catches.

After this bulky Jack Crevalle hit the icebox, they nabbed this excellent tasting Ciero Mackeral:

Late in the trip Mr. Little scored a football-sized Yellowfin Tuna to round out his filet bag.

Three nice specimens of three tasty species…all in a days’ work for the Super Panga!

December 22, 2013

Ray Cote and his friends had a very productive half-day on the Wanderer; Captain William stayed inshore and trolled a criss-crossed stretch of ocean with Captain David of the Explorer. They stirred up quite a bite of fish as proven by these nice catches. 

The first highlight was this whopper of a Cierro Mackerel…check back through all Cierro Mackerel catches and you can really appreciate the size of this monster.

Later in the morning a big Rooster fish found the bait and, with the Explorer looking on in the background, they released this grande gallo:

 

 

December 1, 2013

Kestrel Dickerson and her family hail from the beautiful town of Grand Junction, CO and even though the fishing there is more of the river variety this family strutted their stuff on the blue water with the famous Wanderer.

Right off the bat their youngster boated this excellent Ciero Mackeral. Known for it’s zero-shaped spots and delicious filets, this fish is a real winner…nice catch son!

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The grown-up had their turn when a pair of Dorados hit the baits and set up a heart-stopping Double Dodo Battle!

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Hunting pairs of Dorados are infamous for zig-zagging to tangle the anglers…the fact that both fish made it to the cooler is a real testament to Captain William’s strength on the wheel and these anglers ability to keep cool under pressure.

Mr. Dickerson put the icing on the cake with a fantastic Rooster Fish release:

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Great work by First Mate Alex on the safe release of this Rooster!

June 29, 2013

The offshore action was slowed today by some rainy conditions, so the Wanderer stayed inside for most of the trip and dropped lines to the bottom.

Team Wenzel added a few morsels for the dinner table as well in the form of this small White Tuna and a tasty Ciero Mackerel.

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The action was a bit slow, but the crew of the Wanderer keeps the mood light and fun no matter the scorecard. First Mate Alex showed Mr. Wenzel some of his signature knots, while Captain William found a small school of dolphins to the client’s delight.

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Tracy Wenzel had a big Wahoo on the line, but ended up losing it after a few titanic leaps; The fact that she managed to hook the beast with spinning tackle is an accomplisment on its own, but clearly the fight was slanted in the fish’s favor on this encounter.

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Still, it was a nice day of fishing with some filets to show for it. Team Wenzel is all smiles, showing their true Florida angling roots…let’s see if their patience will pay off as they have a few more trips on the schedule this week.

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June 23, 2013

Great Sailfish action on the Wanderer! Dave Wenzel’s group took to the blue water and hooked up two nice Pacific Sailfish. 

Conway Johnson was the angler for the first fish, backed up by young Alex Wenzel on the release. Nice FSU hat son!

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What a perfect way to get acquainted with the local billfish population! The kid’s smile says it all:

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The second Sailfish of the trip was bested by Dave Wenzel and it was just as much a monsters as the first.

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Excellent fish handling by First Mate Alex to ensure the safety of the fish and the anglers, and great hunting as always by the master Captain William.

November 29, 2012

John Fitzgibbon and Alisha Jernack joined Captain Carlos on the 23-foot Adventurer for a sunset fishing trip and scored on a few nice fish. Take a look at these monsters harvested in just 2.5 short hours:

This 30lbs. Cubera Snapper will make for some excellent filets, and the Cierro Mackeral (below) is unquestionably he best sushi/ceviche fare in the area. That’s an impressive trip through the express lane at the fish market.

November 5, 2012

The unstoppable Explorer is back on the water and that spells trouble for all the fish on our inshore reefs. Captain David and Mate Carlos welcomed Scott’s group for a great day inshore with a wide variety of filets showing up in the fishbox.

They started with a few hard-fightin’ Jack Crevalles, then buried the hook into this tasty White Tuna:

There are few fish in this area that can rival the White Tuna when it comes to great sushi, but the Cierro Mackerel is one of those rare delicacies.

Scott’s group finished off the day with a fantastic Cierro, charmed aboard no doubt by Mate Carlos donning the newly-discovered lucky fishing wig. Great addition to the tackle arsenal, Scott!

December 31, 2011

Senior Eduardo Berrios has become a great friend to FishingNosara over the last year since his first in early January 2011. To celebrate the New Year he brought three generations of the Berrios family to the Explorer and they had a magical trip.


Captain David and Mate Pipio were honored to welcome Eduardo’s father and daughter and show them a great day of inshore action. Throughout the half day trip they caught three White Tunas, a Cierro Mackeral, a 20lbs. Blue Jack, a Barber Snapper and eight Bonitos. That’s a lot of rod-bending!

The highlight of the day was a 30lbs. Dorado that is unusually large for such shallow depth. Seems like he wandered inshore right into the Explorer‘s spread and Abullo Berrios knew exactly how to bring the big fish home. Great catches by all three generations of Berrios!


Check out the video that Eduardo posted to our Facebook  page from the boat! This 21st century stuff is getting out of hand folks.


Surrounded by family and with excellent fish in the box; Great way to end a fantastic year for FishingNosara!

November 25, 2011

Every trip is a fresh adventure on the Wanderer, as client Mark and his buddies got on a variety of fish that have been a bit scarce this season. First up, they boated a pair of Cubera Snappers weighing between 20lbs. and 30lbs.


They grabbed another rather exotic piece of meat in the form of this Cierro mackerel. Named for it’s zero shaped spots, this little fella is one of the best tasting fish in the sea.


Nice work by the Wanderer in proving that there is good action to be found all over the inshore reefs.