John Harbord, Bruce Sabine, and Joe Ronnlof represent some of the best anglers in Clearwater, FL and on Monday November 15th they went on their first of four full days of fishing on the Wanderer. While these fellas are used to pulling Snook and Tarpon out of the north side of Tampa Bay, they were more than ready to tackle the big Costa Rican meat fish.
On their first day Bruce was the hot rod catching two magnificent Cuberra Snappers. As with Matty’s Broomtail the day before, these fish were given to the villagers in Garza to make one heck of a sopa de pescado (fish soup).
These clients are friends of Captain William and had a great trip: perfect conditions and a great Cubera Snapper…and a really cool hat!
Client Juan Adriatico book the Wanderer on October 31 and got things off to a quick start. First he got to work on the inshore reefs with a few 12lbs. Yellowfin and White Tunas.
Then, the line screamed off when it was hit by a 50lbs. Amberjack.
Early in the afternoon Juan got the hook into this awesome 45lbs. Dorado.
Hopefully this is a sign that with El Nino gone the fish are starting to resume their normal feeding habits.
Mr. Adriatico wasn’t done yet!
Captain William and the boys put Juan on two massive Cuberra Snappers to cap off Opening Day. Both weighed over 30lbs. with the big one nearing 50lbs. Great start to what will be a great season!
July 3th brought Yorhany Zuñiga on board for an afternoon of fishing with his brother First Mate Alex and he caught this nice Cuberra Snapper, estimated to weigh around 35-40lbs. Yorhany is a local and close friend to FishingNosara and certainly knows how to catch nice fish.
Craig Sutton was joined by clients Ray Carter and the lovely Georgia peach Paula Price for a great trip on the Wanderer on May 30th.
The weather was just about as perfect as could be imagined and the party had a fantastic array of catches. In total they caught a mean little 20lbs. Wahoo (above), a 30lbs. Amberjack, a 35lbs. Cuberra snapper and two 12lbs. Yellowfin tuna.
The highlight of the trip was a pair of 100+lbs. Sailfish releases. Paula showed her skills on the reel as both fights were under ten minutes and both fish were released.
On April 26th clients Dwayne and Katrina fishing for a half-day on the reefs. They applied our FishingNosara Cuberra Tactic and caught a beautiful 30lbs. Cuberra snapper. They rounded out their day with four sweet whites tunas.
On February 7 clients Pat Webber and Lori Hoffman were on board the Wanderer and had a fantastic day. The highlight of their haul was this awesome 45lbs. Cuberra, and they had a blast on just a two-and-a-half hour trip. Look at this haul, and in such a short time!
“What a great crew, we really enjoyed our fishing with these guys.”
-Gaylon Catalano, after a half-day fishing February 7th and catching this superior Cuberra Snapper.
January 22 was a fantastic day on the Wanderer with Craig landing a 65+lbs. Cubera Snapper, a 10lbs. Yellowfin Tuna and two 10lbs. Black Tunas. In addition they managed to raise five Sailfish.
We gotten to the point where we can get these Cuberas pretty much whenever we want…we’ve perfected a tactic that you can adapt in your home waters. Check it out: FishingNosara.com Tactics
It was a great honor to welcome Senora Richmond Phipps on the Wanderer for a pair of half-day trips on November 27 and 28.
Sr. Phipps has been a fixture in Nosara for over 30 years and is a constant source of inspiration and guidance for everyone who knows her. Don Horn, Craig, and Manuel were along to catch three 12lbs. Black tunas and a 15lbs. Yellowfin. On the second day Richmond reeled this Dorado.
To end the day they trolled over the inshore reefs and applied a special tactic the FishingNosara has developed to catch huge Cuberra Snappers. The approach takes patientce, strategy, and lots of strength on the reel.
It worked to perfection, landing two 50lbs.+ monsters in less than an hour.