Great things are worth waiting for, and angler Mike Goins sent us some photos from his late February trips that are absolutely mind-blowing. First up is this nice Striped Marlin release from his trip on the 27-foot Explorer:
They he also nearly missed a Grand Slam on the Discoverer with this excellent Striped Marlin release backed up by a Sailfish release.
Great work by this fun-loving fisherman!
Captain Fico stayed inshore with Greg Randecker on the 7th and posted a very productive day, highlighted by this nice Rooster fish release.
They also got some sweet treats to eat, thanks to these tasty Snappers:
Captain Fico has earned his nickname of El Brujo (the witch) by conjuring big fish for his clients no matter the time or place.
For example, check out the biggest Broomtail grouper of the last few seasons delivered by Fico in late February.
The Explorer has been casting spells on bottom fish all season and the clients are reaping the rewards.
Mike Goins spend the 21st onboard the Explorer and despite a slow start, Captain Fico still reports this nice Sailfish release.
Jack Herzlinger is a hardcore Northeast angler who came to Nosara looking to conquer the elusive Rooster Fish. Check out this gargantuan beast:
Estimated around 60lbs., this great looking pez gallo was safely released by Captain Fico.
Another second Rooster Fish was also released.
Great work by the barroom brawler Explorer!
On the 14th, European angler Allan Riboe and his posse stayed inshore with Captain Fico and scored one of the nicest Rooster Fish releases of the season thus far.
The Rooster Fish was the highlight of a trip that also included nice Dorado and Yellowfin Tunas for the filet bag.
Jeremy Wallace and his friends put in big work on the Explorer with a gaggle of great catches reported by Captain Fico.
This Sailfish release was the highlight of the trip that also included this excellent Rooster Fish release.
A big pile of Dorados rounded out the trip.
The Explorer had a banner day on February 3 with angler Brendan Champagne and his group nagging a wide variety of species.
This rocking Rooster Fish release headlined a day that also included a super Sailfish release:
Then the barroom brawler headed to the meat market. The first filets in the basket were these Dorado:
Then it was Yellowfin Tuna time!
Adding to the filet diversity was this awesome Cubera Snapper:
Excluding Marlin, this trip featured pretty much every major species in our fishery…all in a days work for Captain Fico, Mate Elias, and the multi-faceted Explorer