The amazing Adventurer continues to astound with another sweet Sailfish release.
Captain David has shattered expectations with his recent run of releases on the 23-foot switchblade. He also scored a wonderful Rooster fish release backed up by several nice Groupers on ice.
Captain David welcomed client Jan Schroers for a fantastically productive half-day of fishing with 10 Red Groupers in the fishbox.
Anybody ready for a grouper sandwich? How about a few dozen?
After scoring offshore the day before, Captain Fico returned inshore and delivered this fat Broomtail Grouper for his clients.
Captain David’s performance this month has smashed the boat record, and on February 24 he continued his dominance with four Groupers caught and a Sailfish release with client Mike Nobles.
Our old pal Jay Thompson has been fishing on the Explorer since the inception of Super panga fishing, but on March 13 he let his visiting brother-in-law handle the fish catching duties. Captain Carlos took the Explorer offshore and found an amazing Sailfish.
Mate Fico had no problem handling this beast.
Later they added this small Broomtail Grouper to the fishbox. Excellent filets to go with the trophy release.
Shannon and Pam Emery followed up their incredible first day of fishing with a monster of a different sort; yesterday they beat up big billfish but today they dropped bait to the bottom and bested this beastly Broomtail Grouper:
Wow! This monster is estimated by the crew to weigh well over 70lbs. That’s a lot of grouper sandwiches for sure!
“This day was planned to do some inshore for rooster, snapper and grouper. The day was almost a bust because of the rain and color of the water. With 15 minutes remaining the crew got me hooked into a big Broomtail Grouper that we got to the boat despite my letting him get back into the rocks.”
Great work by the crew of the mighty Wanderer, the boat that doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase “off season”.
The Wanderer took her reign of supremacy to the inshore reef and reports a wide variety of tasty fare in the fish box for client Ivan and his group. The Penn Spinfisher 7500 was the weapon of choice this trip and First Mate Alex deployed a cloud of fresh Bonita chunks that the bottom fish could not resist.
A small Snapper and an Amberjack were the first casualties and unlike it’s Atlantic brethren these AJs are very good to eat. Not to be out done the ladies got into the fight and conquered an even bigger Snapper. Way to go!
The big score of the trip as far as weight goes is this lovely Broomtail Grouper estimated at 20lbs. This is some of the best-tasting fish in the world and is certainly a treat for these anglers.
Lastly this Rock Snapper is one of the best examples we have seen of such a specimen and believe me it tastes just as good as it looks.
We’ve had great reports from the inshore reefs all month, but this Broomtail Grouper may take the cake as the nicest reef-dweller of the month to find the icebox. This lunker was caught by client Steve and his wife and should keep this group fed for several dinners.
Estimated at 35lbs., this is the sweet spot when it comes to Grouper size and filet quality. Let’s just hope Steve has a big appetite!
John Rozas struck again on the Explorer after his great Sailfish release earlier in the week. Check out this gigantic Broomtail Grouper that Mr. Rozas hauled off the bottom:
That is a whopper. Here’s an excerpt from John’s email:
David fileted it, and I took one half home. Gave the other half to David for his family and friends.The head went to Marcus, for fish head soup.
I froze filets overnight in freezer in room, then wrapped them in a bubble wrap type freezer bag I had from fishing in Alaska. Came home and filets were still rock solid. Will be eating tonight.
FishingNosara Master engineer Captain Jack Weinmann is in town for a combination work / pleasure trip as he oversees the maintainance of the boats, safari carts, and trucks that keep our operation running smoothly. However its not all wrenches and grease this week as Captain Jack joined Craig Sutton and Ms. Paula for a productive day on the Wanderer.
This Spanish Mackeral is a rare delicacy and the boys will no doubt be munching on this all week long.
Jack and Craig also added two lovely Ponpanos for use as ceviche. What about thick-filet sandwich meat?
Jack’s got that covered as well! This small but meaty Grouper should yield some tasty filets that will make this group very popular around the Nosara Paradise Rentals campus. Excellent catches by FishingNosara’s #1 tech, Captain Jack!