During the Ship of Fools Tournament the Discoverer had trouble finding the billfish, however clients Pat and Don Vincent did win the Day 1 Calcutta with this monstrous Dorado:
Even better was that Pat chose to donate the winnings to the Garza School and also gave the filets to our team dinner on Friday night…class act!
“What a great week of fishing!” writes Dustin Purvis. He fished with Brandy Willis and Brady Schmidt, and there was plenty of action to go around.
“6 Sailfish and several Dorado caught with two great crews. Awesome accommodations, and plenty of great people to meet. We will be back!”
“Mate Johnson and Mate Juan Carlos were a blast to be around on the water.”
April got off to a good start with this excellent Dorado scored by Captain Carlos on the Discoverer:
The Wanderer welcomed back our old friend John Baumgart after many years since his last visit.
After John iced this big Dorado, he got hooked up to a big Sailfish that managed to escape.
Good day of action for Bart Stephens and his family on the 30th.
The early scores were small Dorado and Red Groupers.
The late afternoon bite yielded a true whopper…check out this giant Cubera Snapper.
Fresh off of a two Sailfish day, Captain David upped the ante with a Striped Marlin release on the 30th with client Robert Rhinehart.
A great trophy fish release can work up an appetite…fortunately Captain David delivered dinner in the form of these big Dorados:
Bob Rhinehart came to the Explorer looking to fill the fish box, and he got as that he asked for.
The big filets came in the form of big Yellowfin Tuna backed up a fat Dorado…excellent work!
Bob returned the next day for another foray into the blue water. The bite was slow early in trip, but heated up in a big way in the afternoon.
This Dorado hit at 4:45pm and even though it was late, Captain Fico knew they were on the right spot.
Less than an hour later this Striped Marlin took the bait at 5:25pm
From striking out to hitting a home run all within one hour…persistence pays!
Texas angler Brandy Willis brought her fun-loving group down to Nosara for an action-packed week of blue water fishing action.
This high-flying Blue Marlin was the first fish of the day for the flagship, and the action would stay hot throughout the day.
Next up with this aggressive flying Sailfish, which managed to spit the hook after a series of acrobatic leaps.
Fortunately the bite stayed good, as evidenced by this tasty Dorado for the dinner table caught by Dustin Purvis.
March 29 was family fun day on the Discoverer! The only thing better than seeing young kids on the water is seeing them score big fish.
After this pair of Sailfish releases the youngsters stayed busy with 8 small Dorados on ice. Great work kids!
Captain David continues to astound with his performance on the Adventurer. On March 29 client Daniel Shoemaker scored TWO Sailfish releases on board the 23-foot switchblade.
These full-sized Sailfish were no match for Captain David.
After the safe releases, these clients continued to score. Check out this meaty Dorado: