Chuck Darner and the boys just won’t let up on these fish. Two days removed from the first Marlin release of the season, these Jacksonville anglers joined Captain David on the Explorer for a little visit to the fish market.
The Super panga kept her end of the bargain as illustrated by this Dorado estimated to weigh upwards of 35lbs. Add these filets to the Wahoo from their previous outing and I’d say the Darner boys may be coming back to North Florida with some heavy suitcases. Great work by the unstoppable Captain David and the Explorer.
Colorado boy Josh Landers joined Captain David of the Explorer for an inshore reef hunt on November 27 and they stumbled into the school of Dorado that have swarmed our area the last few weeks.
These two are just a sampling of the green monsters they put on ice in the course of their 5 hour hunt. Great work by the pound-for-pound champ Explorer!
The Wanderer was pleased to welcome Brooklyn’s own Timothy Matusch for an fun-filled day of action on November 27. They stayed with what has been working recently, namely targeting the tasty green gold called Dorado.
The blue beauty performed admirably with four fantastic Dorados on ice by trip’s end. These tasty filets should provide many magnificent meals of Mahi-Mahi.
Last year we welcomed some amazing anglers from the state of South Carolina highlighted by Katherine Fanning and Hall of Famers the Thames Family. This year we were stoked to welcome Rick Morgan and his family from the Palmetto State to continue this fine angling tradition.
Rick and his ladies didn’t let their fellow South Carolinians down; in fact they turned in the best Dorado performance so far in this young season. They boated four tasty Mahis with the big fish tipping the scales at 45lbs. In total they caught over 100lbs. of fish…that’s a lot of yummy vittles!
Once again the flagship Wanderer proves that she is fit for battle with all manner of Pacific marine life. No matter what’s biting, the mighty Wanderer is catching!
Buck Davis has a spirit and energy as big as Georgia, and despite his excellent performance on the Explorer (November 19) we weren’t surprised that he upgraded to the 31-foot Wanderer for his second excursion to the blue water.
The Davis group continued their Dorado devastation, this time boating three of the tasty green monsters. The first Dorado (above) was typical-sized and weighed about 25lbs. The next two were giant-sized, weighing in between 35lbs.-45lbs.
What a great performance by this South Georgia-based fishing group! They tested their mettle against some of the baddest fish in the Pacific and kept the fishbox full of fresh filets. Even First Mate Alex couldn’t help but stike a pose with this beauty:
Buck Davis has come to Nosara from the wonderful town of Kingsland, GA just up the road from our home office in North Florida, and he has brought the healthy appetite for fun that makes South Georgia famous.
His group got things rolling on the Explorer for an inshore meat harvest with plans to move offshore in the Wanderer later this week.
The fishbox got full early with this nice 30lbs. Dorado; perfect for sandwiches and sushi! Later in the day they scored a handsome Amberjack estimated to weigh 25lbs.
Let’s see what fortunes the deep blue water hold for these Georgia anglers later this week.
William Lukof wanted to get his place at the recently crowded Dorado table and chose Captain David of the Explorer to make his reservation. The 26-foot super panga trolled about 5 miles offshore and found this meaty Mahi on the end of the line.
Mr. Lukof made short work of this fish and returned to shore with a few hefty sacks full of fresh fish filets. Great performance by the indefatigable Explorer.
Our new buddy TJ Conrads brought his family down from Boise, ID to take aim at some big game. TJ is an interesting adventurer who wrote the book on traditional longbow hunting (hunting with a wooden bow and arrows that he literally makes).
For 30 years he has published Tradtional Bowhunter Magazine which is the leading voice in the field.
Mr. Conrads is also the author of the “Traditional Bowhunter’s Handbook” (left).
He has hunted with bow and arrow all over the world, in every different place you can imagine. An outdoorsman’s outdoorsman, TJ was also thrilled with the idea of offshore Costa Rican fishing.
Fortunately the Wanderer never leaves port without a full quiver and Captain William set his aim offshore at the blue water beasties.
Things got off to a fast start with this bright green Dorado finding its way to the ice chest in the first hour of the half day trip.
This respectable Dorado clocks in around 25lbs. and will certainly keep the family fed for the week.
Captain William guided the Wanderer a little further offshore into billfish territory and on cue a mean pair of Sailfish took off with baits just after 10am.
TJ and the posse reeled ’em in while the crew coordinated the daring and difficult Double Sailfish Release.
Great safe fish-handling like always by the incomparable First Mate Alex, and truly a fishing feat for the ages by TJ Conrads and his family.
We look forward to seeing Mr. Conrads again down the road…can’t say the same for these fellas:
Bruce Birkett ain’t scared of some hardcore fishing action, and he proved that by signing up Captain Carlos and the Adventurer for five straight day of action. On their first excursion Mr. Birkett slayed the some big Dorados. Check out the king of the crop:
We are excited for Bruce’s good action so far and are pumped up to see what he can make happen on the 23′ Panga this week. Stay tuned!
The legendary Bill Harris has returned to Nosara along with his buddies from west central Florida. Once again he has signed up the Wanderer for two full days of offshore marine harvesting, and we are happy to report that his first trip went splendidly.
The Dorado bite has been fully-on this season yet no one could predict that these fellas would haul in ten green monsters in the course of the 8 hour trip. The biggest tipped the scales at 45lbs. with several respectable fish also ending up in the box.
What an amazing performance from these Florida anglers. Now that dinner is taken care of for the week we expect Bill Harris to go billfish hunting tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates as they are available.