Captain David hit the ground running with the Discoverer, as we welcomed Jeff Vancini for some blue water billfishing on May 2.
We told you that the sightlines on the new Discoverer would yield some great never-before-seen angles, and these pictures tell the tale.
Amazing how much more detailed the fish is once you get 15 feet off the deck.
Great work by Jeff Vancini and the unstoppable Captain David!
After a few days of assembly and shake-down, the Discoverer is in the water and catching fish!
Captain David has accepted the promotion to the new 31′ battle wagon and has tapped Mate Kevin to stick with him on this transition. On their first trip they were joined by Mate Fico and young Garza legend Hernan for an offshore trip with Craig Sutton and Ms. Paula.
Our new vessel headed to the blue water flanked by the FishingNosara flagship Wanderer and the super panga Explorer, and this three-headed fishing monster found a big mancha of spinning porpoises.
You know what that means….Yellowfin Tuna time!
Craig nabbed the first 15lbs. Yella Fella, then young Hernan strapped up for an Ahi of his own.
Ms. Paula notched the first billfish in Discoverer history with this fine Sailfish release, assisted by Mate Kevin.
In addition to dialing in the fishing tools for the new boat, Captain David and Mate Kevin are also experimenting with new photography angles to best deliver the blue water action to your eyeballs. With a 21′ tower and all kinds of good sight-lines it will be no time at all until we can all see how fun fishing on the Discoverer can be.
All smiles all around on the unflappable Discoverer!
Ruth Fricke and her group helped Captain David break in the new Discoverer with some excellent action on April 30. They started off with a pair of Bonitas which Mate Kevin used to make our special spinning strip rig.
The big Sailfish couldn’t resist the fresh meat, and the battle raged on the Discoverer with four excellent Sailfish releases.
Mate Kevin executed the safe releases with great precision as Captain David captured these amazing images.
Great work by the new crew on the new battleship!