March 9, 2017

Captain David welcomed Carl Lindberg or Vermont for a very productive day of inshore filet gathering on March 9.

The highlight was the elusive Congrio. One of the few sea creatures that can swim backwards, this unusual fish/eel hybrid yields a tasty white fish that is similar to lobster tail…yummy!

He also nabbed a sandwich-sized Dorado and a nice White Tuna.

He finished off the day with a pair of big Yellowfin Tunas.

April 3, 2016

The sun rose on another great month of inshore action on the Adventurer.

She scored the usual allotment of Cubera Snappers and Rock Snappers.

Then they added this tasty delicacy: the elusive Congrio:

The highlight of the month was this nice Sailfish caught just five miles from shore.

When the big fish wander too close the shore, the Adventurer will be waiting for them.

Great work on the catch and the safe release from the 23-foot pocket knife Adventurer.

January 11, 2016

These Euros are absolutely amazing on the inshore species…on January 11 Captain David and the Adventurer iced the rare and elusive Congrio:

This hybrid fish/eel yields a white lobster-ish meat that is truly world class. Also they are fun to fight because they can swim backwards.

Later in the day they released a nice Rooster fish.

Another great day for Team de Wit and the Adventurer.

 

July 14, 2015

The big Battleship welcomed some little anglers for some fun inshore action on July 14.

Captain David (a father of two himself) is an excellent teacher of the craft and the Discoverer is a great place for youngsters to catch the fishing bug.

Nice work on these critters, especially considering it’s been years since we saw the elusive Congrio (the eel/fish hybrid held by the kid in the red shirt). That is one tasty filet right there!

June 20, 2014

Steve Mullen is a tough-as-nails angler from Atlantic Beach, FL and a lifelong friend of Craig, even once serving as First Mate on the legendary Fishtastic.

One year Craig and Steve fished 15 major tournaments, so it’s no surprise that Steve signed up for 5 straight days of fishing in Costa Rica.

At long last he and his family have made it down to Nosara and they blistered a wide variety of inshore species with Captain Carlos on the barroom brawlin’ Explorer.

Yellowfin Tunas were abundant as well as an array of Rock Snappers, but the highlight was this monster Rainbow Runner:

The IGFA World Record for this species is 37 lbs. 9 oz., caught back in 1991 by angler Tom Pfleger…all I can say is good for Tom that we don’t have and IGFA approved scale down here!

Captain Carlos also coaxed in the first Congrio of the season (left):

This oddball combination of eel and fish yields a Lobster-like filet that is arguably the best tasting thing to come out of the ocean.

This crew had a blast and we can’t wait to see them again!

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2013

The multi-faceted Adventurer made an amazing discovery today less than a mile from shore: the elusive Congrio!

It’s fitting that a gentleman with a name like David Sugar would catch the sweetest-tasting thing in the ocean, and the lobster-like meat from this half-fish, half-eel is unbelievable.

In addtion to the excellent meat this creature is a unique fighter because it has the ability to swim backwards. Great work by Captain Carlos and by angler David Sugar.