Jacksonville anglers Betty and Ken Young joined Captain David on the Explorer today and piled the fishbox high with eight Dorados all weighing between 12lbs. – 20 lbs. The water and conditions have not been conducive to good fishing action, but the encourageable Explorer always gets something on ice.
Another great day for the Explorer on May 5. Captain David led these clients to a nice bite of fish highlighted by this excellent Sailfish. Look at the colors on this beauty:
The group also put a trio of Dorados in the fishbox ensuring big smiles and full bellies. Very fruitful half-day trip on the Super Panga Explorer.
Scott Anderson booked the legendary Explorer on May 3 for an afternoon half day with excellent results. Captain David put the fiery Super Panga on the temperature break and they quickly brought in two Bonitas on the planer/spoon rig for use as strip bait.
Like clockwork at 1pm a hungry Sailfish couldn’t resist the fresh bonita strip skirted with a blue/pink C + H Lure.
Excellent release by Mate Carlos to ensure the safety of both fish and angler alike.
Mike Grosshandler and the Explorer fight a wonderful Sailfish. Check it out:
This fish put on quite a show, but was not the only monster to invade the Explorer‘s spread. Three seperate Marlins came shopping but the Grosshandler boys couldn’t bring the hooks home.
The next day Uncle Art released this very nice Sailfish, estimated to weigh between 110lbs. and 140lbs.
Our new friend Kristina Peleaz had one of those fishing days that will either make you an angler-for-life or quit the game all together. She had a Marlin on the outrigger but it resisted the urge to strike. Then she lost two big Dorados after prolonged battles.
Finally she caught a pair of Rock Snappers for the dinner table and a quartet of Bonitas for sport. Still I am sure she is haunted by the ghosts of the big fish that could have been.
Dave Yudelson brought his sons to Nosara hoping to get them on some nice fish. The lads performed admirably on the Explorer, landing two Groupers over 20lbs.
The added two tasty Congrios to the haul later in the day. Most importantly they had a safe, educational, and fun trip on the blue water. Great fishing fellas!
William Ascura and his boys joined Captain David on the Explorer for a half day excursion on April 8 . They started out on the right foot with this wonderful Sailfish release.
Mate Carlos set this monster free and Explorer moved inshore to about 250 feet of water for some deep-jigging action. The boys caught a nice Spanish Mackeral and backed it up with a 20lbs. Cubera Snapper.
Great work by anglers young and old!
An unusually large Spanish Mackerel was caught on the Explorer on April 6. Charles Ahearn knocked this out on a flyrod, which is a new tactic for this area. Captain David is always game to learn something new, so he pulled back the outriggers and let loose the flies!
This fella probably weighs over 25 lbs. which makes it one of the beefier macarelas of the season.
Nice work on this tasty fish which they also backed up with a few Groupers.