We have received word of a MASSIVE Dorado caught on the Wanderer by client Jim Bates that may be the biggest of the season so far. Captain William reports that this monster weighed upwards of 50lbs. and by these pictures I think he may be underestimating a bit.
What an excellent gaff shot by First Mate Alex! For those who don’t know the goal is to strike the fish in the head as far from the filets as possible. This prevents blood contamination in the meat and ensures maximum meat yield.
“Thanks for everything Craig…we will back again. The house was great and my friends had a great time. The Wanderer was a nice boat and great crew. We saw lots of wildlife and caught dinner…not bad! Thanks again for all your hospitality we will be back as soon as we can.” -Jim Bates
Senior Eduardo Berrios has become a great friend to FishingNosara over the last year since his first in early January 2011. To celebrate the New Year he brought three generations of the Berrios family to the Explorer and they had a magical trip.
Captain David and Mate Pipio were honored to welcome Eduardo’s father and daughter and show them a great day of inshore action. Throughout the half day trip they caught three White Tunas, a Cierro Mackeral, a 20lbs. Blue Jack, a Barber Snapper and eight Bonitos. That’s a lot of rod-bending!
The highlight of the day was a 30lbs. Dorado that is unusually large for such shallow depth. Seems like he wandered inshore right into the Explorer‘s spread and Abullo Berrios knew exactly how to bring the big fish home. Great catches by all three generations of Berrios!
Check out the video that Eduardo posted to our Facebook page from the boat! This 21st century stuff is getting out of hand folks.
Surrounded by family and with excellent fish in the box; Great way to end a fantastic year for FishingNosara!
The post-Christmas fishing blitz means that it’s all hands on deck for FishingNosara. Three boats had trips today and all of our Captains report excellent catches.
Atlanta based client Joel Adler split his group between our two mid-sized vessels, the 23′ Nice n’ Tight and the 26′ Explorer.
Captain Eduardo struck early and often with a MASSIVE Amberjack, a beefy Dorado, and a nice Yellowfin tuna for the dinner table with clients Ed, Pete and Deena.
Captain David on the Explorer reports a Yellowfin tuna backed up by a Yellowtail Snapper and a Rock Snapper with Mr. Adler.
Kevin Killerman enlisted Captain Vibert and the 32′ Aimee Marie for a half-day of inshore fishing and he piled the fishbox high with 7 Jack Crevalles. Nice work by the Master Captain and a great first trip back for the Aimee Marie which has been undergoing maintenance recently.
Great action by the whole FishingNosara team!
Nice action on the Sportsman for client Chad from Montana. Captain Eduardo took the 32′ Shamrock offshore to the blue water break and found some fishy activity out in the deep water.
They raised up a beautiful Sailfish that tore through the spread robbing baits; it was too evasive this time and got away clean. However Chad backed-up that near miss with a big old Dorado estimated to weigh 40lbs.
Fresh sushi followed up with grilled mahi steaks…That quite a Christmas dinner right there!
Sadie Wright from Alaska and her group caught a 25lbs. Dorado, a nice Yella fella, a White fella and fifteen Jack Crevalles this morning.
Legendary day for client Matt Bleach and his wife on the Explorer! Captain David and Mate Pipio chased the blue water break a few miles offshore and found a school of lovely Dorados that ate like they haven’t been fed in a month. By the end of the day they had caught twenty Dorados!
They also had two nice Jack Crevalles and a Bonita, but lost a really big Dorado. Clearly the greenies are here in numbers because Pipio sighted a jumping Black Marlin about half a mile behind the spread…obviously the bite is on and will continue to be for quite some time.
Meanwhile on the Wanderer client Jeff and his friends caught five Bonitas on a 2.5 hr inshore session; not great results but it’s good to keep the rods bending even if only for Bonitas.
Nice action on the Explorer today with a group of clients signing up Captain David for a half-day of fishing off Garza. They had a nice Dorado early in the day and then backed that up with an evening Amberjack weighing around 30lbs.
Excellent results for the dinner table by the 26′ Super Panga. No matter what’s happening offshore the Explorer always catches inshore species, keeping the clients smiling and the fishbox full.
The Dorado bite stayed active on December 4 when client Leslie Schwan and her group had four BIG Dorado and ended up putting two of them in the fishbox. More than enough filets to go around for these fortunate anglers.
Wow, that’s no camera trick…that fish really is taller than mate Carlos. Excellent work by Leslie Schwan and her group!
The famous Wanderer was back in action today with walk-up client Fred and his pal enlisting the blue beauty for a half-day of offshore trolling. The nice blue water was only a few miles out and the action was intense.
They missed on a few chances at Sailfish but managed to pile the fishbox high with some nice Dorado. Excellent work by Captain William and First Mate Alex on another productive trip.
Craig is back in the billfishing swing of things, with report of two more Black marlin today on the Wanderer. The first big Black broke the hook just alongside the boat, but the second Marlin was a clean leader release.
No release shot this time…we will trade a safe release for a photograph any day, and this Marlin was too big to be messing around with.
Also our great friend Jeff Grosshandler made swift work of this nice 25lbs. Dorado for the dinner table. Great offshore action from the FishingNosara flagship Wanderer!