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!
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.
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.
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.