Newland Crocker is a dyed-in-the-wool fisherman from the Tar Heel State and it was an honor to host his group on the mighty Wanderer for a landmark day of fishing. They got off to a fast start with a wonderful 250lbs. Striped Marlin release.
Not to rest on their laurels, these North Carolinians added three Sailfish release including a very challenging Double Sailfish release:
What better way to round out a day of trophy releases than to bloody the decks and fill the icebox with this very tasty 35lbs. Dorado?
Excellent fishing as always from the boat that is ruling Garza Bay.
Andy McGuire had a phenomenal trip on the legendary Explorer with Captain David on the helm and Captain Carlos in the mate position. The dynamic duo put out an irresistible spread and the Sailfish swarmed the Super panga with veracity. Check out this high-flyin’ billfish action:
The first pair of Sailfish put on a great show above the water, but the second pair put on a high-wire act the likes of Barnum and Bailey’s:
Always the mindful skipper, Captain David set the Explorer up for Dorado later in the trip and scored this tasty morsel for his client.
Excellent work as always by the legendary Super panga!
The Wanderer stayed near shore today with client David Abbott and took advantage of the swarm of Wahoo that have invaded the green water. They scored two nice silver bullets:
Clearly Wahoo is on the menu for these guys.. However they may need to trade some filets if they want any Mahi; I don’t think this fella will even made two sandwiches:
Good fun and good fishing on the Wanderer!
Linda and Mike Connelly brought the whole family down from Florida to experience all that Nosara has to offer. After a magical Horseback Safari Tour they chose the Wanderer for a productive day of inshore fishing. They hauled in a Dorado and a Ponpano which should both go well with the Wahoo that Matty donated to them after they let him tag along on the horses.
This Dorado was scored by Michael who reps his Duval Jaguars hat wherever he goes, from Florida to his current home in Hawaii to Nosara.
Later Joe scored this excellent Pacific Ponpano which makes for some excellent ceviche.
John scored this nice White tuna to close out the trip.
All told it was a great trip with lots of excitement for the whole group. We can’t wait to welcome them back again soon!
Charlie Phillips, Joe Timm, and Jason Kintner blew the fish out of the water on August 1, posting their best performance to date. How about two Marlin (300lbs. and 500lbs.) and a Sailfish for the trophy case and a nice 25lbs. Mahi for the dinner table?
Jason Kintner: “SIX Pacific Sail Fish on the Explorer with Capt David and First Mate Kevin in one day, followed by TWO Pacific Blue Marlin releases with Capt William and First Mate Alex the next day out!!! OUTSTANDING!!! We WILL BE BACK!! Amazing fishery, amazing people!! William, Alex, David and Kevin were profesional in every way. See y’all again soon!!!“
Laura McLean Phillips: “The crew of the Wanderer is AMAZING! These guys know how to make some memories.”
Things I learned in Costa Rica
Catching Bonita on light tackle is FUN!!!!
Catching Mahi is A LOT of FUN!!
Catching Pacific Sailfish on Catfish gear is GREAT Fun!!!
Catching 400# Pacific Blue Marlin on 30# test after fighting it for 1 1/2 hours is BRUTAL!! MUCHO respect for the Blue Marlin…Now where did I put that IcyHot…..
Travis Picariello is a good old boy from New Jersey who we had the pleasure of meeting at a fishing show in Suffern, NY. With a lot of pleading and begging his parents allowed him and his cousin to visit us in Nosara, and clearly these fellas had some aces up their sleeves from the word ‘go’
Captain David took the Explorer to the blue water and they released a fantastic Marlin followed up by a big Sailfish.
Travis went ahead and picked up dinner in the form of this tasty 15lbs. Tuna and a big Dorado. Great start to the week for the Picariello boys.
Eric Thorne brought his son along on the Wanderer for an inshore fishing trip and this Tallahassee, FL-based angling duo nabbed some nice fish for the dinner table.
The heavy fish was this 25lbs. Amberjack, which unlike their Atlantic Ocean brethren are in fact quite good to eat here on the Pacific coast. Another exciting highlight was this bite-sized Dorado caught by young Mr. Thorne.
Great day of family fishing on the mighty Wanderer for Eric Thorne.
Chuck Elzer, Vicki, Elizabeth and Chuck IV returned to the Wanderer for a final pass at the blue water behemoths, and the amazing flagship delivered a dream trip for these Florida anglers. How about TWO Marlin releases backed-up by two mammoth Bull Dorados.
If this were their scorecard for the whole week it would be impressive; to do it in just 5 hours is truly FishingNosara Hall of Fame worthy!
The first Marlin came in at 2:15pm and was a mammoth fish. Looks at the shoulders on this monster; it looks like it’s been bench-pressing since elementary school.
Here’s what Chuck wrote in his email:
“This day of fishing was beyond my wildest expectations! I was hoping for a sail but didn’t really expect an opportunity for marlin. The marlin has always been one of those “must” experiences for me.”
“Not only did I get to experience it, my family did too! No photo or video can come close to the experience of seeing and feeling the power and majesty of that fish. I look forward to recommending Nosara to everyone I know.”
After a safe release by First Mate Alex, the Wanderer continued to troll for about 30 minutes when the outrigger line reported a strong strike. Once this big Bull Dorado reared it’s head, the word ‘strong’ seems like an understatement…this greenie looks like the Incredible Hulk!
With all these filets it’s clear that the Elzers are either A.) Going to have a huge dinner tonight, B.) Make lots of friends around town by giving away filets, or C.) Need to buy several FishingNosara soft coolers to bring these filets back to Florida.
Time was running out on the Elzer’s fishing adventure when the ‘Never Surrender’ attitude of Captain William and the Wanderer shone brightly. At 4:20pm a second massive Marlin took the hook and the posse strapped in for the final battle of the week.
What a perfect send-off for the Elzer’s…their four day adventure on the Wanderer is over for now, but the memories (and photos) will last a lifetime!