“Rooster fish mania!” writes Ed Smith. “Went out with Carlos and Juan Carlos on the Discoverer today, made bait and turned every bait into a fish.”
“Here are a few of the better ones. Plus a few shots of the tools used today, raised a marlin and sail fish off shore.”
“Was great fishing with Carlos again!”
Showing extreme dedication to the hunt, Ed Smith finally scored a Cubera Snapper on the Explorer.
Ed writes: “Finally checked the Cubera Snapper off the list. Carlos and crew worked hard for 3 days and it finally paid off.”
“You know the days gonna be good when you hook up a wahoo first (instead of the bonita we were trying to catch for bait).”
“Craig, we’ve had a great time so far, love the house, the crew, the town and the surf – can you just the roads fixed?”
He also scored another great Yellowfin Tuna and a Yellowtail Snapper. That’s a boatload of filets!
Man we love California anglers! A good friend of Shea McIntee (of Stoked on Fishing fame) named Ed Smith has brought his boys down to Nosara for a fun week of surfing and fishing.
On August 17 young Sean scored this excellent Sailfish release on the Explorer.
Ed writes: “Sean joined the billfish club today with his first sailfish on light gear.”
“I on the other hand came closer to my cubera snapper goal, losing a monster on a big popper in a few feet of water.”
“Nothing like seeing a 12-inch wide tail/back come crashing down on the jig! Off to buy more poppers tomorrow!”
Still, Ed scored some excellent eating fish with a Yellowfin Tuna, Ponpano, and Snapper all on ice.