Kesal Patel put together a group of 20 people who all wanted to take a crack at catching the big one and FishingNosara was honored to host the entire group, spread out between the Wanderer, Explorer, and Adventurer with a little help from our old friend Vibert on the Secret Spot.
Everyone had a great time, and the highlight fish for the day came on the famous Wanderer. Take a look at this monster Snapper:
We love taking care of your fishing needs, even if its just you and a buddy or 19 buddies.
The Wanderer took a lovely sunset cruise with client Russell Brownley and his group. Though the Pacific sunset was as perfectly picturesque as possible, this group couldn’t help but drop a few lines to the bottom and see what was eating.
They got all they could handle in the form of not one, but TWO meaty Cuberra Snappers! That’s how you fill a refrigerator on just a 2.5 hour trip.
In addition to great catches, the Wanderer is a perfect place to learn the craft of fishing. Check out First Mate Alex giving some tips on how to handle our conventional reel jigging rods…she already looks like an old pro!
Great trip from the top boat in the bay and her top-notch crew.
Wisconsin anglers James Isham booked up the Wanderer on St. Patrick’s Day and they celebrated with some big-time bottom fishing!
The planer / spoon rig produced a small Bonita right off the bat; this feeder fish would be the perfect bait to lure one of the big boys out from their reef hiding spot. Sure enough something big hit the rigged Bonita and James buckled in for the fight of his life!
What a fish! This Cuberra Snapper weighs at least 40lbs. and was followed close behind by another equally large Snapper.
That’s a heckuva impressive inshore haul by the mighty Wanderer!
Richmond Phipps is FishingNosara’s only Lifetime Achievement Hall of Famer for good reason; she’s been harvesting marine life in this area since the 1970’s and since day one has been a guiding light for our fishing group.
She brought her staff to the Explorer to celebrate Thanksgiving and Captain David did a masterful job of handling the full boat and still catching a whopper.
This lovely Cuberra Snapper wieghs about 35lbs. and is delicious eating. Any larger than this and the filets aren’t quite as dense, but this Snapper is right in the sweet spot for excellent table fare.
Captain Carlos of the Adventurer reports a 30lbs Cubera Snapper and three small Dorados in the fishbox for clients the Okers group. This Cuberra fought like a much bigger fish, but clearly everyone is all smiles with this beast in the box.
Great fun and great action for these anglers on the powerful pocket knife Adventurer!
On August 3rd we welcomed our new friend Travis Tabor for the first of five full days fishing. Travis is a fellow First Coaster (he hails from St. Augustine) and he brought some trademark Florida enthusiasm with him.
The first day was a little slow, but his second trip things picked up in a big way. On August 4th Travis started off the day with two awesome Sailfish releases.
Then a big bad Blue Marlin came tearing through the spread and hit the high speed marlin rig like a steam locomotive. After a brief but vigorous fight, they boated and released this incredible Blue Marlin.
August 5th was full of action but with more humble results. Captain William put Travis on a couple of Sailfish, but they managed to escape this time. They rounded out the evening on the inshore reef and filled the sushi trays with an assortment of tunas.
With the Sailfish and Marlin in the bag, Travis decided to make a run at the legendary Costa Rica Grand Slam. Next up was the red devil known as Cuberra Snapper.
Using FishingNosara’s exclusive Cuberra Fishing Tactic, Mr. Tabor hauled in this evil looking 45lbs. Cuberra off the bottom despite this species’ reputation for fighting like the devil. Nice smile by the way!
Could Travis catch the elusive Rooster Fish and complete the Costa Rica Grand Slam? The suspense would build as we’d have to wait a few days to find out.