Daniel Glover and his family ended their week of fishing on a high note with a pair of Cubera Snappers on ice and big smiles on the faces of the whole family.
The first fish fought fiercely but was no match for young Mr. Glover. This 25lbs. is a real treat to eat and a boatload of fun to fight.
The second Snapper makes the first one look like a minnow! This 40+lbs. Red Buick is the kind of Snapper that keeps anglers up at night worldwide.
Look at the girth on this leviathan!
Mark and Deb Collins of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL had a wonderful time on the Wanderer on July 6. The blue beauty stayed inshore and pulled up a pair of tasty snappers.
This Cubera Snapper is estimated around 25lbs. and is the perfect size for this kind of fish when you are looking for the best tasting filets; any larger and they start to lose their density.
Deb followed up the big fish with this little 6lbs. Yellowtail Snapper. This is a rare delicacy in our area: this Yellowtail is only the third of the season for the team.
Captain David stayed inside on July 6 with Cara Macksoud and her fellas. Take a look at this nice haul:
The 25lbs. Cubera Snapper definately qualifies as a tasty entree, but don’t overlook the Amberjacks for ceviche and soupa. These folks are spending a few months in the Nosara area and we hope once the refrigerator is empty we see them on the water again.
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.
Alejandro Garcia is the newest member of our team at Nosara Paradise Rentals and FishingNosara and has already established himself as a super ambassador of the pura vida spirit. Turns out Alejandro is a bad-to-the-bone river fisherman as well.
It’s fair to say he had a great weekend of fishing. On Saturday he hooked up this nice Cuberra Snapper:
Then on Sunday he brought in this monster Snook:
Whoa! This monster tips the scale at just over 30lbs.
That’s what I call bringing home the bacon!
It’s staff fishing day for the crew of Nosara Paradise Rentals as General Manager Javier Hernandez was joined by Marino and Grevan from the property staff for an inshore harvest on board the Explorer.
El Jefe helped break in our new set of Penn Spinfishers as the boys brought home a nice Cuberra Snapper, 8 Yellowfin Tuna (20lb.), 3 White Tuna (15lbs.) plus a small Dorado. This is the second time this week that Captain David has captured the four major meat species on a single trip and by the looks of these reports the Explorer may put the fish market out of business.
Great catches for some great guys, even Marcos is getting in on the fun!
After a fruitful morning with Dave Buckner, the Explorer and Captain David were pleased to welcome back three-time FishingNosara Hall of Famer Dennis Paul for his customary warm-up trip on the 28-footer. Dennis has plans to tackle the offshore monsters this week, but first-things-first…get some good edible fish to fill the fridge for the week.
Later they pulled this big Needlefish off the reef…it may look ugly but tastes delicious.
Barbara added this feisty White Tuna to the menu which includes three very different types of meat. Great array of catches by Captain David and Mate Kevin on this trip
After a three-species morning Captain David added this three more species in the afternoon…that is some amazing inshore fishing by the legendary Explorer!
After waylaying four Sailfish and a big Bull Dorado, Kevin Golden and his fellow Tampa anglers stayed inshore to try their hand at the strongest fish in the shallows: the Cubera Snapper!
This red monster engulfed a rigged live bait and the fight was on for Kevin…they grow ’em big in Tampa Bay but not this big! Even though this is a ‘small’ Snapper at 35lbs. it fought just as hard as its 80+lbs. brothers.
Nice smiles boys!