The Discoverer and client Amy Hamrick braved high winds to get out to Sailfish City on the 26th.
Captain David was fearless in the face of the gale and Amy scored this beautiful Sailfish release.
Great fish-handling by Mate Juan Carlos was the perfect finish to a challenging day on the water.
Captain David is kicking billfish butt on the Discoverer and on the 18th client Robert Preston and his friends scored this impressive Striped Marlin:
A true fish of a lifetime by anyone’s standard!
They also scored this nice Dorado for the icebox:
Here’s what Bob had to say:
“Craig, our group had a great fishing experience during the week of January 18, 2015. Our group included 1 – 84 year old, 1 – 74 year old (me) 2 – 66 year old, 1 – 63 year old and a 41 year old. (Feel free to advertise in the AARP magazine.)
Our crew, Captain David and 1st Mate Juan-Carlos, was top notch. The Discover was a pristine vessel and the equipment was in excellent condition.
Our catch record included: 6 sails, 1 striped marlin (in the photo on the latest FishingNosara report – the angler was 84 year old Ed Malinowski) 2 blue marlin (1 hook up and one leader touch), 5 yellow fin tuna, many Mahi-Mahi and 1 Cubera snapper – we had a leader touch on the snapper but Captain David said it doesn’t count (we are still taking credit for it).”
Fantastic work from the battleship Discoverer!
Captain Scott Brownlee and his buddy Gene DiBetta took a whirlwind trip to Nosara where they fished three trips in three days…that’s Florida anglers for ya!
The Discoverer reports lots of great catches for this duo.
What’s even better is that these guys planned this trip four days before they arrived…when the fishing itch hits, you gotta scratch!
The Discoverer has kept cooking with gas in the New Year with a fantastic run on Sailfish.
Captain David and Mate Juan Carlos have found their billfishing rhythm and are posting double-digit release numbers.
Also they have scored some excellent meat fish, from the usual Dorado to the rare-for-this-time-of-year Yellowfin Tuna:
Great work by the battleship!
Ryan and MacKenzie Harrington joined us earlier this year during their honeymoon trip, and returned for a fun fishing outing on December 31.
Last time Ryan scored a big Marlin, and on this trip the highlight was undoubtedly this his-and-hers Double Sailfish release.
They also mopped up some nice 25-35lbs. Dorados, plus MacKenzie scored a late-day Sailfish to sweeten the pot.
Great work by Captain David and Mate Juan Carlos for this Tampa-based charter captain.
Ray Anderson and his boys had a fantastic trip on the Discoverer. Here’s what Ray sent to us via email:
Craig – Great trip on the Discoverer yesterday.
My two sons and I caught 3 sailfish (one was 100 lbs), and 5 large dorado.
Captain David and Juan Carlos were the best.
Could not have asked for a better time. We will be back.
December 31, 2014
The battleship Discoverer deliver the fish-of-a-lifetime for Al Santiesteban and his family on their final fishing day:
This monster Blue Marlin is an angling accomplishment that many travel the world’s oceans in pursuit of, and the excitement generate by this catch can’t be overstated.
As has become their habit, this fishing family added a few more Sailfish to their scorecard later in the trip, rounding out an excellent week of fishing action.
Al has already booked a return trip in late-March and we expect another fantastic performance upon his return.
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!