Tim Womack and his family lit it up on the Wanderer during their quick visit to Nosara near the end of July. The mayor of Sailfish City put this excellent family of anglers on five Pacific Sailfish…even the wife and kids got to reel in some monster billfish!
Tim broke the ice with the first release of the day, but was soon challenged by a mighty pair of junior anglers.
Not to be outdone, mama got in on the action with a Sailfish of her own.
Tim finished off the trip the same way he started with the fifth and final safe release.
Great hunting by Captain William and wonderful fish-handling by First Mate Alex to safely release all five fish.
Daniel Glover and his family ended their week of fishing on a high note with a pair of Cubera Snappers on ice and big smiles on the faces of the whole family.
The first fish fought fiercely but was no match for young Mr. Glover. This 25lbs. is a real treat to eat and a boatload of fun to fight.
The second Snapper makes the first one look like a minnow! This 40+lbs. Red Buick is the kind of Snapper that keeps anglers up at night worldwide.
Look at the girth on this leviathan!
The Wanderer has made a mockery of the local billfish population this month as it seems everytime she goes out the blue beauty returns with amazing release photos and fishing stories.
Daniel Glover and his family were on board for a trip to Sailfish City on July 8 and once again the Mayor battled a wonderful Pacific Sailfish.
Great work by Captain William to head this monster off at the pass and by First Mate Alex on the clean handling and release of this wonderful creature.
Captain David stayed inside on July 6 with Cara Macksoud and her fellas. Take a look at this nice haul:
The 25lbs. Cubera Snapper definately qualifies as a tasty entree, but don’t overlook the Amberjacks for ceviche and soupa. These folks are spending a few months in the Nosara area and we hope once the refrigerator is empty we see them on the water again.
It’s a family affair when our buddy Wade Boyken comes to visit, as this time he was joined by two youngsters eager to show the world how it’s done in the hard-fishing community of Merritt Island, FL. Wade and his boys had a triple sailfish release on their last trip to Nosara, and on their 2013 excursion the first fish of the day was a true fish of a lifetime:
This Blue Marlin weighs well over 400lbs. and is the kind of monster that would challenge a full-grown man; goes to show that these Florida kids can fish!
Even Captain William wanted to get a picture taken with this monster; regular readers of this report know that the Master Captain usually stays behind the camera, so the fact that he wanted this fish for his scrapbook really speaks to the might of this Marlin.
Later a nice Sailfish hit the spread and the boys worked together to bring her in. No fighting chair necessary when you have excellent teamwork like this:
What a fantastic family trip for Wade Boyken and the boys; we can’t wait to see them around Nosara again in the future.
Eric Thorne brought his son along on the Wanderer for an inshore fishing trip and this Tallahassee, FL-based angling duo nabbed some nice fish for the dinner table.
The heavy fish was this 25lbs. Amberjack, which unlike their Atlantic Ocean brethren are in fact quite good to eat here on the Pacific coast. Another exciting highlight was this bite-sized Dorado caught by young Mr. Thorne.
Great day of family fishing on the mighty Wanderer for Eric Thorne.
Chuck Elzer, Vicki, Elizabeth and Chuck IV returned to the Wanderer for a final pass at the blue water behemoths, and the amazing flagship delivered a dream trip for these Florida anglers. How about TWO Marlin releases backed-up by two mammoth Bull Dorados.
If this were their scorecard for the whole week it would be impressive; to do it in just 5 hours is truly FishingNosara Hall of Fame worthy!
The first Marlin came in at 2:15pm and was a mammoth fish. Looks at the shoulders on this monster; it looks like it’s been bench-pressing since elementary school.
Here’s what Chuck wrote in his email:
“This day of fishing was beyond my wildest expectations! I was hoping for a sail but didn’t really expect an opportunity for marlin. The marlin has always been one of those “must” experiences for me.”
“Not only did I get to experience it, my family did too! No photo or video can come close to the experience of seeing and feeling the power and majesty of that fish. I look forward to recommending Nosara to everyone I know.”
After a safe release by First Mate Alex, the Wanderer continued to troll for about 30 minutes when the outrigger line reported a strong strike. Once this big Bull Dorado reared it’s head, the word ‘strong’ seems like an understatement…this greenie looks like the Incredible Hulk!
With all these filets it’s clear that the Elzers are either A.) Going to have a huge dinner tonight, B.) Make lots of friends around town by giving away filets, or C.) Need to buy several FishingNosara soft coolers to bring these filets back to Florida.
Time was running out on the Elzer’s fishing adventure when the ‘Never Surrender’ attitude of Captain William and the Wanderer shone brightly. At 4:20pm a second massive Marlin took the hook and the posse strapped in for the final battle of the week.
What a perfect send-off for the Elzer’s…their four day adventure on the Wanderer is over for now, but the memories (and photos) will last a lifetime!
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…the Wanderer returned to the near-shore reef system again with Chuck Elzer and guess what they found: more big White Tuna!
Clearly the Elzer’s are some hungry anglers because they must have filled their refrigerator by now after two excellent days of White Tuna harvesting.