The Explorer welcomed Matt Ketcham today from the hard-fishin’ town of Patchogue, NY on the south bank of Long Island.
This pro fisherman is set up about as close as possible to the Canyons, but the ‘short’ overnight ride he is used to is a little different than the 1600 foot ledge at the front porch of Garza Bay.
Look at this action from a 5 hr. half day barely 10 miles from shore:
Awesome work by Captain David and Mate Kevin on the safe Sailfish releases.
Shawn and Jen Riley won their trip to Nosara from the Wavemasters Surfing Tournament last year in Jacksonville, and their half day on the Wanderer delivered two excellent Sailfish releases backed up by a big Dorado on ice.
Jen was the hot rod for the day, breaking the ice early with the Dorado and closing the day with the second Sailfish release.
Shawn followed up with a big Sailfish that almost took him into the drink for a bath!
Great work from another in long line of fish-catching Northeast Florida clients.
Mike Burling and his group split up today between the Explorer and the Adventurer but just because it was panga day doesn’t mean they didn’t head offshore.
Check out these fine blue water specimens roped in by Mike on the Explorer
After the Sailfish release they also capitalized on the bite with a nice Wahoo and Dorado on ice.
Nice trophy release and meat for the fridge? Just another great day by Captain David and Mate Kevin on the Explorer.
Captain Carlos had nice action over on the Adventurer, with this 25lbs. Dorado as the highlight:
Mike Burling has returned to Nosara to continue his pursuit of big blue water trophy fish. This group of Northeast Florida anglers are hardcore fishermen and they know what to do when the big Sails swoop in.
The bite was on something fierce, leading to five Sailfish releases for this group of four anglers.
They added this nice Dorado to keep the fridge full of filets.
Excellent hunting by Master Captain William and great releases by the incomparable First Mate Alex.
Graham Mehain and his group stayed inshore for their trip on the Wanderer and were rewarded with a healthy bounty of great tasting filets. This Yellowtail is certainly the highlight of their haul:
They then followed up with a beefy Jack Crevelle.
The ladies set the bar pretty high, but Graham made a good account of himself with this day-ending Dorado.
Excellent inshore hunting by the mighty flagship.
Hall of Famer Dennis Paul and Barbara Dayhoff have made life absolutely miserable for the billfish population this week, and on their second-to-last trip of their vacation they laid a beating on another quartet of Sailfish.
Barbara kicked off the action with this sweet release.
Then Dennis got back in the swing of things was a pair of Sailfish releases.
Barbara nabbed a MASSIVE Dorado mid-day to keep the refrigerator filled.
Then Barbara scored this final release as a victory lap.
Excellent work again by this dynamic fishing duo!
Captain David of the legendary Explorer turned in a memorable trip for Nick Nichols with a trio of Sailfish released and a big Dorado that jumped right into the boat!
Nice releases by Mate Kevin and great camera work by Terry Williams.
Emily Fuller and her friends had a field day on the Wanderer with three Sailfish released and a pair of big Dorados for the dinner table.
Emily routed the first Sailfish alongside the flagship for a smooth release early in the trip.
After the release, they were treated to many Dorado strikes with four green monsters put on ice.
The action stayed strong later in the trip with two more Sailfish releases notched on the scoreboard.
That is some intense action for only a 5 hour trip. Great work by the Master Captain William and the Super Mate Alex!