Tom Kerl and his group had a blast on the Wanderer today with a total of four Sailfish releases!
Tom got things started with this fireballing Sailfish that put on a show about 20 feet from the back of the boat.
After the safe release of the Sailfish, the Wanderer‘s spread was attacked by a hunting pair of swift Sails.
First Mate Alex supervised this veteran anglers while Captain William put on a boat-maneuvering clinic; keeping two Sailfish on the line and separated from each other is no small feat, but for Captain William this is a walk in the park.
These Sailfish are a little big for the famous Double Sailfish release, so First Mate Alex cautiously released each fish separately.
Later in the day it was time for the Miss’ to step up to a mighty Sailfish and she had no problem executing this release. Notice from the photo that Alex is impressed that she is fighting the Sailfish standing-up, foregoing the Wanderer’s fighting chair.
After four trophy fish releases, the only thing left to worry about was dinner, which Tom brought home in the form of this 20lbs. Dorado.
Great memories, great photos, and great dinner…that’s a perfect day on the mighty Wanderer.
Derrell McCrary has spent lots of time on the mighty Wanderer over the last three years, and this St. Petersburg, FL angler brought some buddies along this time for a two day blue water campaign.
They started out their adventure by boating a few nice Dorado:
These mahi-mahi represented more than just tasty filets for the dinner table…they were a sign that bigger fish were lurking in this stretch of water.
Sure enough a bad-to-the-bone Sailfish hit the hooks in the early afternoon and the ensuing battle put the anglers to the test. Check out this feisty action right next to the boat:
First Mate Alex got this fish under control and executed a perfect safe release as always. Derrell and the boys will be back tomorrow and we expect even more great action for them on the famous Wanderer.
Nancy Ferguson and her posse had a very productive day on the Wanderer with a pair of tasty Dorados in the fishbox. These Virginia anglers are the latest in a long line of great clients we’ve hosted from the Old Dominion.
These green goodies have been prevalent so far this season and are a great sign for the coming year.
Great work by Captain William and First Mate Alex to put their guests on the fish and bring them all the way to the icebox.
Matty was in town to help get the new office squared away, but still found a little time to squeeze in some fishing. The legendary Explorer was in the final touch-up stage of maintenance and Matt got the first crack on the Super panga this season.
Trolling a few miles offshore they pulled in this nice 20lbs Dorado…not a monster by any stretch but still a really good-eatin’ fish!
Captain David is the lead dog when it comes to boat maintainace. He is on a hot streak this summer with the new panga boat and all the Explorer repairs finished in record time. So much so, that he took a few days this week to repaint the flagship Wanderer.
The Wanderer is on standby in Garza bay so naturally the staff at Nosara Paradise Rentals coerced Captain William and First Mate Alex to take them out for a little trip to the fish market.
The almost-finished rainy season has pushed a lot of felled trees down the rivers and out into the ocean; the Wanderer found such a trash line floating in front of Samarra about 6 miles east of Garza. With this much shade, any angler knows that green gold is hiding in the shadows.
Here are our two best drivers Fast Freddy (left) and Freddy Paloma (right) with a nice Dorado. Also our new office assistant Cynthia and our cheif mechanic Marino were on board for the mahi mayhem:
Great work by the Wanderer in keeping her craft sharp during the offseason.