The Discoverer has been on a billfish-battling mission this month and on November 28 welcomed Al Santiesteban’s family along with Craig Sutton and Danny ‘Shake n Bake’ Baker for a great trip offshore.
They conquered five Pacific Sailfish, then turned their attention inshore where they bested a nice Dorado and a beefy Amberjack:
Great work all around from the crew of the battleship Discoverer!
The Discoverer welcomed Al Santiesteban’s family for their third trip of the week and performed beautifully with multiple Sailfish releases.
These Tampa Bay anglers have a knack for great catches, but believe me you won’t see monsters like this lurking under the Howard Franklin Bridge!
Later in the trip young Bryce added this respectable Dorado, ensuring that this great fishing family has a few filets for the refrigerator.
Great action on the Discoverer as Captain David reports that the near-shore waters are chocked-full of big Dorados and hungry Sailfish.
What a great view from Captain David’s office:
All the Sails were safely released and the Dorado filets were bagged up for these satisfied clients.
Captain David has gotten off to a fast start this season on the battleship Discoverer.
On November 9 he welcomed some clients from the nearby Tierra Magnifica for a trip to the Dorado-chocked waters 5 miles from shore.
This is just a sampling of the excellent Dorado catches for these clients, who ended up with 12 magnificent Mahi-Mahi on ice.
Great work by the Discoverer!
The Discoverer kept the good times rollin’ with client Mike Arzewski. The big battleship reports several nice Dorados backed up by a few Jack Crevalles.
All good on the water for this experienced angler!
The Discoverer is back in action after an extended off-season of maintenance and repair. Captain David is stoked to be back on the water, while the fish population is not nearly as enthusiastic to see the battleship prowling the surface.
Client Nick Townsend snared the first fish of the season…check out this sweet Wahoo:
A great start to what we know will be a great season!
Captain David has made life miserable for the local Sailfish populations this week, much to his clients’ delight. Check out this array of bad Sails:
Nice fish-handling by Mate Kevin means that these released monsters will be back for more action really soon.
The Discoverer also scored this nice Dorado; almost as green as the inshore water in the backround.
Garza Bay was rocked by a unusual swell event on July 6, which meant we had to pull all the boats from the water and wait for the waves to calm down.
Florida anglers Ken Cox and John Benton had to wait a day to kick-off their fishing expedition, but once the swell passed we were back on the water!
They got off to a quick start with a nice Sailfish release on July 7.
Also check out this wonderful Roosterfish release:
They followed up with some nice Yella Fellas for the ice box. “Just ate a pound of raw tuna. Like eatin butter,” said John. “Awesomest day of fishing ever.”
Things boiled over on July 9 when a MASSIVE Marlin hit the baits and put on a fireworks show for Ken Cox.
A swarm of Rooster fish have hit the area around Garza Bay and Captain David has put the Discoverer neck deep in the middle of them. Check out this nice 25lbs. specimen caught on July 2:
The next day the battleship welcomed a nice family of anglers and scored a nice Yellowfin Tuna backed up with a meaty Mangrove Snapper:
Captain David’s rampaging ways have continued this week on the Discoverer. The hits have come in fast moving waves, like this pair of wonderful Sailfish releases.
The new battleship also picked up a pair of Rooster fish which were released as usual.
Great work by Captain David!