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!
Fantastic day of all around action from Captain David on the unbeatable Explorer! With Carlos on duty over on the Wanderer, Garza local Steven stepped up to the mate position and the mighty super panga didn’t show the slightest letdown.
Client Michael LeChance and his wife laid a beating on several Dorado early in the trip, then set their sights on massive Sailfish.
They had three bites and one wonderful Sailfish release during the mid-day bite, then Captain David headed inshore to mop up on Snappers.
Once again good things came in threes with a trio of Snappers in the fishbox.
Looks like everyone had a great time on the baddest super panga you’ve ever seen, the Explorer!
Check out this Snapper caught by client Eddie on a January 7 sunset cruise:
See that look on his face? That is the standard expression after fighting one of these bad boys. Estimated at 40lbs. this is a great catch exemplifying the jaw-dropping power of the reef fish in Costa Rica.
Great results on a sunset cruise from angler Miriam McDonald’s group. They started off with a few small Dorados, including this one that got chewed up on the way into the boat by a larger mystery fish.
That mystery was solved an hour later when this MASSIVE Cubera Snapper hit a vertical jig. These monsters fight hard but this group of anglers was up to the challenge.
Nice filets in store for this group after another fantastic sunset cruise for the Wanderer.
Rosie Swarbrick and her family came to Nosara from the little town of New York City and they took a Big Apple-sized bite a big red Cubera Snapper. The Wanderer kept to the coral green waters less than three miles from shore and stirred up the necessary feeding frenzy.
When the big brute hit the fight was on. Looks from the picture below that it may have been side hooked, put that much more pressure on the tackle and the angler to perform.
This Cubera Snapper weighs every bit of 40lbs. and should definitely keep the freezer full for the Swarbrick’s for quite some time.
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.
Captain Carlos had a wonderful new client visit the Adventurer for a half day inshore assault and once again the straight razor showed no fear in the face of a reef-dwelling monster.
Jean Pierre Sturtevent showed his strong Texas angling abilities and lassoed this 35lbs. Cubera Snapper. What a wonderful catch, especially so close to shore!