Captain Fico is leading the way on our conservation efforts to release the big Cubera Snappers.
Captain David nagged a wonderful Cubera Snapper on February 29.
On the 28th the battleship turned in a legendary performance headlined by a Blue Marlin release.
They also grabbed this Sailfish release.
To top it off, they came inshore and scored a GIGANTIC Cubera Snapper release.
Pat and Leslie Patrick stayed inshore on the 27th. Captain Alex of the Harvester delivered this amazing Cubera Snapper release.
John Shellhorn and Jim Freyburger fished with Captain Carlos on the Discoverer on February 25th.
They scored a Sailfish release early in the trip, then moved inshore for a great Rooster Fish release.
They rejoined the battleship on the 26th and finished off their time in Nosara with this amazing Cubera Snapper catch and release.
Here is the email John sent us after the trip:
Finally back in country and wanted to thank you for a great trip.
My wife and her friend Mary had never caught a billfish and on the Wanderer, caught four each in two days including a double hook-up. They were thrilled and will be talking about that for a long time.
I caught a nice 38 pound rooster and my friend Jim caught a nice Cuberra snapper while fishing the last two days with Captain Carlos on the Discoverer. Although we only fished a half day on our last day, our group total for the four days of fishing came to 13 sails, 6 tuna, 1 rooster and 1 snapper.
You guys have an excellent operation and we had an awesome trip! Your staff are incredible at their jobs and your facility offers world class fishing! It was great to get to spend a little time with you and we are really appreciative of an awesome trip. Will continue to spread the word (and pictures).
Captain Fico delivered the goods for Corey LaChance’s group on February 3 with some thrilling Sailfish releases.
Guys, it’s called “release” for a reason!
They worked up their appetite’s while swimming, so it’s fortunate that they nagged these meat fish for sustenance.
They kept the Dorados and Yellowfins but released the Cubera Snappers:
They retired to Nosara Paradise Rentals for a nice soak in the pool, followed by a mammoth fish feast.
Here is a sample from Josie LaChance’s Facebook post:
“pure life”; to live a peaceful, simple existence full of happiness, satisfaction, well-being, and deep love for nature, family, and friends.
What an incredible fishing trip with friends to Nosora, Costa Rica.
We ate great food.. we had a ton of fun… and caught a few fish.
✔️5 Yellowfin tuna
✔️3 cubera snapper
✔️2 mahi mahi
We will never forget “the one that got away… the fish of a lifetime.”
The guys worked on a gigantic yellowfin tuna for 3 hours…. as soon as we got a good look it it… the line snapped.
The guys are still very sensitive about this.
I’m not sure how big it was… every day it gets bigger and bigger. Today the guys are estimating it was a good 400lbs. Ha.
Even though the fish of a lifetime got away we still had a great time fishing!
Sam and Cory swam with Sailfish…
Allison and Cindy went offshore for their first time… and caught a sailfish.
Most importantly, Jon caught dinner!
Mark Cooney kept rocking and rolling on the Adventurer with a great Dorado catch.
He also nabbed a super Cubera Snapper, and in accordance with our new policy it was safely released.
The Explorer posted a very contradictory scorecard on January 16; on one hand they caught two memorable fish but on the other hand both had to be released.
We’ve put a self-imposed restriction on these big Cubera Snappers. When they are this big we chose to release them for the health of the fishery.
Big or small, we want nothing to do with this Shark:
Still a great day of rod-bending fun on the barroom brawler Explorer.
The Discoverer scored this beautiful Rooster Fish release on August 26 with angler Keith McMahon.
For the dinner table they nagged this Cubera Snapper and a Yellowfin Tuna.
Larry Schenavar and his group joined the Explorer on August 6 and they got busy with a bunch of Sailfish releases.
They then moved inshore and conquered this stunning Cubera Snapper.
Awesome work by Captain Fico (on his birthday, no less!)