FishingNosara Hall of Fame 2017

The most anticipated day of the year for the anglers of FishingNosara! Check out the new additions to the FishingNosara Hall of Fame.

The team ran over 825 trips this year so selecting the Top 60 performances this year really strained the HOF selection committee.

In addition we have added twelve families to the Hall of Fame Junior Class featuring the year’s best performances by under-16 year old anglers.

Congratulations to all the inductees, and enjoy talking smack to all of your friends!

Hall of Fame – Class of 2014


October 5, 2013 – Shannon Emery – Broomtail Grouper caught on the Wanderer


November 28, 2013 – Richard Parcels – Two Striped Marlin released on the Explorer


November 29, 2013 – Dan Seiler – Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


December 6, 2013 – Mike Pearce Group – Four Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


December 19, 2013 – Roger Bowgen Family – Seven Sailfish released on the Wanderer


December 21, 2013 – Matt Lowe Family – Marlin and two Sailfish released on the Wanderer


December 23, 2013 – David Carroll – Sailfish relesed on the Adventurer


December 30, 2013 – Kirk Sandifer – Two Marlin and four Sailfish released on the Wanderer


January 6 – 13, 2014 – Dennis Paul – Marlin and seven Sailfish released on the Wanderer


January 15, 2014 – Ron LaGro – Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


February 2 – 6, 2014 – Ben James, Brad Simons, Chad Langley, and Kevin Poole – Striped Marlin and seven Sailfish released on the Wanderer, plus outstanding overall performance


February 3, 2014 – Ben James – Roosterfish released on the Adventurer


February 5, 2014 – Kurt Gresenz and Thomas Gargan – Wahoo caught on the Explorer


February 13, 2014 – Ryan Harrington – Blue Marlin released on the Explorer


February 8, 2014 – Harris Savin – Sailfish and Rooster fish released on the Adventurer


February 18, 2014 – Bob and Helen Goins – Blue Marlin and Striped Marlin released on the Wanderer


February 21, 2014 – Beau Braid Group – Fourteen Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 3, 2014 – John Timmerman – Cubera Snapper caught on the Adventurer


March 5-7, 2014 – Hendrick Engel – Eleven Sailfish released on the Explorer


March 9, 2014 – George Shipley – Six Sailfish released on the Explorer


March 16, 2014 – Dewey Gile – Eight Sailfish released on the Explorer


March 16, 2014 – Brian Larsen – Ten Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 17, 2014 – Shannon Gonzalez – Wahoo caught on the Explorer


March 18, 2014 – Jennifer Gonzalez Group – Ten Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 24-27, 2014 – John Koons Group – Black Marlin and twelve Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 25, 2014 – Darren Cook – Striped Marlin released on the Wanderer


March 30 – April 7, 2014 – Ken Russell, Brenda Russell, Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan – Fourteen Sailfish released on the Wanderer


April 3, 2014 – Geoff Hancock – Nine Sailfish released on the Wanderer


April 4-6, 2014 – Mark Obenour – Twelve Sailfish released on the Wanderer


April 18, 2014 – Martin Spreen Family – Dorado caught on the Wanderer


April 22, 2014 – Bob Pease – Blue Marlin released on the Wanderer


April 22-25, 2014 – Bob Pease Group- Nineteen Sailfish released on the Wanderer


May 1, 2014 – Peter Sohlden – Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 5 – May 7, 2014 – Jon Athan – Snapper Slam on the Adventurer


May 8 – May 10, 2014 – Five Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 9, 2014 – Chris Escabedo and Will Havens – Four Marlin released on the Discoverer


May 20, 2014 – Willard Richards – Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 26, 2014 -William Christian Flanagan Group – Three Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 24 – 27, 2014 – Bart Carey Group – Four Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 28, 2014 – Paul Matthews – Blue Marlin released on the Discoverer


June 12, 2014- Wayne Hopkins – Blue Marlin released on the Wanderer


June 18, 2014 – The Good Doctors – Double Marlin release on the Wanderer


June 18, 2014 – The Good Doctors – Black Marlin release on the Discoverer


July 8, 2014 – Brad Muirhead and Pedro Ramirez – Two Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


July 20, 2014 – Sebastian Bire – Blue Marlin released on the Wanderer


July 24, 2014 – Dominic Licari – Blue Marlin release on the Wanderer


August 28 – 30, 2014 – Bill Harris, Brady Harris, Elie Bedran, Scott Cox, Mark Scott and Lee Scott – Eleven Sailfish released on the Wanderer plus outstanding overall performance


August 5 – 6, 2014 – Andrew Queral and Doug Dickman – Two Marlin and a Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


August 15, 2014 – Matt Ponzio and Joe Timm – Double Marlin release on the Wanderer


September 28, 2014 – Kyle Sawicki – Two Marlin released on the Explorer


October 5, 2013 – Shannon Emery – Broomtail Grouper caught on the Wanderer


November 28, 2013 – Richard Parcels – Two Striped Marlin released on the Explorer


November 29, 2013 – Dan Seiler – Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


December 6, 2013 – Mike Pearce Group – Four Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


December 19, 2013 – Roger Bowgen Family – Seven Sailfish released on the Wanderer


December 21, 2013 – Matt Lowe Family – Marlin and two Sailfish released on the Wanderer


December 23, 2013 – David Carroll – Sailfish relesed on the Adventurer


December 30, 2013 – Kirk Sandifer – Two Marlin and four Sailfish released on the Wanderer


January 6 – 13, 2014 – Dennis Paul – Marlin and seven Sailfish released on the Wanderer


January 15, 2014 – Ron LaGro – Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


February 2 – 6, 2014 – Ben James, Brad Simons, Chad Langley, and Kevin Poole – Striped Marlin and seven Sailfish released on the Wanderer, plus outstanding overall performance


February 3, 2014 – Ben James – Roosterfish released on the Adventurer


February 5, 2014 – Kurt Gresenz and Thomas Gargan – Wahoo caught on the Explorer


February 13, 2014 – Ryan Harrington – Blue Marlin released on the Explorer


February 8, 2014 – Harris Savin – Sailfish and Rooster fish released on the Adventurer


February 18, 2014 – Bob and Helen Goins – Blue Marlin and Striped Marlin released on the Wanderer


February 21, 2014 – Beau Braid Group – Fourteen Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 3, 2014 – John Timmerman – Cubera Snapper caught on the Adventurer


March 5-7, 2014 – Hendrick Engel – Eleven Sailfish released on the Explorer


March 9, 2014 – George Shipley – Six Sailfish released on the Explorer


March 16, 2014 – Dewey Gile – Eight Sailfish released on the Explorer


March 16, 2014 – Brian Larsen – Ten Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 17, 2014 – Shannon Gonzalez – Wahoo caught on the Explorer


March 18, 2014 – Jennifer Gonzalez Group – Ten Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 24-27, 2014 – John Koons Group – Black Marlin and twelve Sailfish released on the Wanderer


March 25, 2014 – Darren Cook – Striped Marlin released on the Wanderer


March 30 – April 7, 2014 – Ken Russell, Brenda Russell, Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan – Fourteen Sailfish released on the Wanderer


April 3, 2014 – Geoff Hancock – Nine Sailfish released on the Wanderer


April 4-6, 2014 – Mark Obenour – Twelve Sailfish released on the Wanderer


April 18, 2014 – Martin Spreen Family – Dorado caught on the Wanderer


April 22, 2014 – Bob Pease – Blue Marlin released on the Wanderer


April 22-25, 2014 – Bob Pease Group- Nineteen Sailfish released on the Wanderer


May 1, 2014 – Peter Sohlden – Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 5 – May 7, 2014 – Jon Athan – Snapper Slam on the Adventurer


May 8 – May 10, 2014 – Five Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 9, 2014 – Chris Escabedo and Will Havens – Four Marlin released on the Discoverer


May 20, 2014 – Willard Richards – Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 26, 2014 -William Christian Flanagan Group – Three Black Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 24 – 27, 2014 – Bart Carey Group – Four Marlin released on the Wanderer


May 28, 2014 – Paul Matthews – Blue Marlin released on the Discoverer


June 12, 2014- Wayne Hopkins – Blue Marlin released on the Wanderer


June 18, 2014 – The Good Doctors – Double Marlin release on the Wanderer


June 18, 2014 – The Good Doctors – Black Marlin release on the Discoverer


July 8, 2014 – Brad Muirhead and Pedro Ramirez – Two Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


July 20, 2014 – Sebastian Bire – Blue Marlin released on the Wanderer


July 24, 2014 – Dominic Licari – Blue Marlin release on the Wanderer


August 28 – 30, 2014 – Bill Harris, Brady Harris, Elie Bedran, Scott Cox, Mark Scott and Lee Scott – Eleven Sailfish released on the Wanderer plus outstanding overall performance


August 5 – 6, 2014 – Andrew Queral and Doug Dickman – Two Marlin and a Rooster fish released on the Wanderer


August 15, 2014 – Matt Ponzio and Joe Timm – Double Marlin release on the Wanderer


September 28, 2014 – Kyle Sawicki – Two Marlin released on the Explorer

January 17, 2012

How would John Harbord, Jon Ronloff, and Bruce Sabine fare after a seven billfish day yesterday? Would they have anything left in the tank after three excellent days of fishing both offshore and the inshore reefs? Would the billfish finally evade their crafty capture?


Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, and Sailfish released!

This is the classic Grand Slam and is by far the rarest feat in billfishing. Less than a dozen Grand Slams are reported worldwide in a given year and this performance will serve as the high water mark for years to come for Costa Rican sportfishing.

The Stripey was the first one to get snared by the mighty Wanderer‘s spread and John did great work to make this fight quick and efficient. Captain William kept the boat in perfect position for the contest and the angler kept tension like a pro.

Fantastic work by First Mate Alex who is always pumped up when big billfish come calling.


Next up was a very nice Pacific Sailfish which would be a highlight on any other day with any other anglers; for these hombres this Sailfish release was as routine as a free throw.

The final piece of the Grand Slam came in the form of this MASSIVE Black Marlin that came calling later in the day. This monster was huge and the look on Alex’s face tells the tale.



What a fantastic release photo…magazine cover anyone?

Once back in Garza Bay the Tampa-based fishing team was elated, and added this 145lbs. Brown Marlin release:


Legendary fishing by these FishingNosara Hall of Famers!