The big battleship Discoverer posted a MASSIVE Marlin release on May 31.
Captain David’s view from the top gives him the competitive edge when big billfish come calling.
Nice work by Mate Kevin to hold on tight to this monster long enough for some pictures. A clean safe release with the cherry on top of this near-perfect fishing accomplishment.
The Discoverer took over two years to rebuild and refit, but it only took Matty twenty minutes to nab his first billfish on the new battleship.
Bridget also got in on the action with the smallest Sailfish release on record…think about the skills exhibited by Captain David on the pitch bait to force-feed a rigged ballyhoo down this tiny gullet.
All smiles on the big battleship Discoverer for Matt and Bridget!
Captain David has brought his decades of fish-finding skills to the new battleship, and the results have been immediate and astounding. On May 28 he locked up two big bad billfish for his clients.
Mate Kevin released this Sailfish at 10:30am (above) and scored a nice Blue Marlin just after 1pm.
The Discoverer has come out of the gate like a thoroughbred and we can’t wait to see more multiple Marlin mania from the battleship.
The Discoverer won’t be defeated!
Chris McLaughlin and his group threw down the gauntlet with a gang from Sailfish City, but Captain David and Mate Kevin had their back…Check out these billfish conquests:
Captain David has been a legend in Garza for the last half-decade, and now that he is armed with a battleship there is no escape for these Sailfish hooligans.
Check out this great email from Chris:
Getting back to reality really sucks. After arriving back home and climbing into my bed at 2am, only to get up at 5am to get back to the grind made me appreciate my short trip to Nosara even more.
We all had a great time and I have to say you truly run a First Class operation! From arrival to departure, all was seamless; shuttle service, office staff, house crew, and of course the top notch crew of the Discoverer.
I have to tip my hat to Captain David and Mate Kevin. I have fished on many boats all over and would certainly put them up against anyone. Great personable guys who work hard to make your customers happy; catching fish was just a bonus.
I want to thank you again for everything and I hope to be back soon for some more of Jenny’s Mahi Cerviche.
Pura Vida. Chris.
The Discoverer is more than a billfish battler; she also has the tools to bring home the bacon:
By ‘bacon’ we mean ‘big Dorado’!
Great catch by the McLaughlin posse who looks to be well-fed this week.
Now there is no way to top a quadruple Marlin day, so the dynamic duo of Chris Escabedo and Will Havens decided to focus on the refrigerator on their May 10 trip.
The highlight of their haul with this fat 20lbs. Cubera Snapper, plus they backed it up with a handful of small Jacks and small Tuna.
The Discoverer beats the heat with a icebox full of meat!
May 9 was a legendary day for the FishingNosara team with EIGHT Marlin releases by the fleet. Leading the way was the battleship Discoverer who posted a magnificent FOUR Marlin releases.
Chris Escabedo and Will Havens were the anglers for this performance which is clearly a no-brainer Hall of Fame induction.
Captain David deserves all the credit in the world for this successful day on the water. He didn’t quite match his prior one-day record (and team record) of six Marlin releases, but I don’t think anyone is frowning over this quartet of relases.
After three Black Marlins were released, the last Marlin of the day with this feisty Striped Marlin:
Excellent work as well by Mate Kevin to safely release all of these beasts so that we can go catch them again really soon!