The blue water has been tough to find this week with the rains and northern ocean swells pushing the clean water out of our range. Fortunately Captain David of the Explorer is not fazed by less than ideal conditions, as proved by client Dane Sheild’s productive half day tuna hunt.
These monsters are a tasty addition to the fridge at Casa Tranquilo and both anglers had a blast. Nice work by the Explorer to stand strong in the face of adversity.
Our new friends Asif and Sebastian joined our old buddy Jeff Grosshandler for what was supposed to be a 5 hour half-day on the Explorer with Captain David and First Mate Alex on loan from the Wanderer.
Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate and they had to shorten the trip due to big waves.
That didn’t stop the legendary Explorer from catching a nice Yellowfin Tuna, though. This 40lbs. monster came in the first 30 minutes of the trip. You can tell from the background in these pictures that the storms were just about to fire off.
Great work by the dynamic duo to keep the Explorer in one piece and to make sure all the clients made it back to shore safely. It’s days like this that we are so proud to have a boatman of David’s caliber on this vessel. Here’s what Jeff had to say:
“Wow, crazy storm! Alex and David handled everything amazingly well, Alex especially impressed me. We are going back out later this week, maybe Wednesday. There are huge Tuna there right now.”
After setting the world on fire with Carlos on the Adventurer, client Josh Walker stepped up to the super panga Explorer. Carlos was along in his usual post as First Mate as Captain David set the barroom brawler on a huge pot of fish
This pair of 30lbs. Yellowfins were the highlight of the day, however the boys kept the rods bent throughout with 10 small Doardos reported in the fishbox. Though these little schoolies only weighed 15lbs. each, when you catch 10 it does add up.
Great work by the Explorer crew and our new pal Josh Walker.
Craig and Paula were at it again, joining Captain David and the legendary Explorer on the afternoon of May 23 for an inshore harvest. They got things off to a quick start with three nice Yellowfin tunas weighing over 30lb. a piece.
Then they drifted over the fruitful reef at Pincha Padre and pulled up this interesting Mullet Snapper, estimated to weigh 12 delicious pounds.
Great late-day action by the Explorer, a boat that catches fish rain or shine, early or late.
Craig Sutton and the lovely Georgia peach Paula are in town this week celebrating their 3rd anniversary. Hard to believe it’s only been three years since Paula came along and taught Craig how to fish, but today’s catches on the Explorer were a tasty reminder of Paula’s angling prowess.
Craig showed his stuff in the form of a beautiful 50lbs. Dorado to start off the half-day with Captain David, but Paula brought the house down by catching a dinosaur of a Cubera Snapper.
They also added another mighty Cubera that was almost as big as the first. Great catches by the US Representative for FishingNosara and his fishing instructor Ms. Paula.
Incredible Cubera Snapper catch for client Steve Creasey on the legendary Explorer!
This big red Buick took every ounce of Steve’s strength and almost every inch of line until it finally surfaced.
Kind of makes you forget about Red Snapper closures back in Clearwater, huh Steve?
Captain David kept Mr. Creasey on the fish for the duration of the five hour trip, adding a Cierro Mackerall and three Dorados to the scorecard. Steve has another half day booked with Captain David as well as two full days with Captain William on the Wanderer.
Certainly a great start a week of fishing, but is it worthy of the Hall of Fame? Well it’s a no-brainer when the fish is as tall and as wide as the Captain. Welcome to the hallowed hall Steve Creasey!