The Harvester got on the scoreboard early with a toe-to-toe battle with a nasty Sailfish.
This fired-up monster put up a good fight, but was no match for Captain Alex and the Harvester.
Great work by Mate Kevin on the safe release…all in a day’s work for the mega panga!
The mega panga Harvester welcomed client Richard Dennis for a double Marlin release day on January 24.
This pair of juvenile Marlins put up the same strong fight as their full-grown brethren and challenged the skills of Captain Alex to keep the fish from tangling.
Beautiful fish-handling by Mate Kevin saw to a pair of safe releases of these unruly teenage Marlin.
All this on just a 5 hour trip!
David White and the Harvester turned in a performance worthy of the FishingNosara Hall of Fame on January 18.
First up with this challenging Double Sailfish release, with Mate Kevin on the assist.
These were the first of five Sailfish releases on the trip.
The highlight came late in the day with this 200+lbs. Marlin Release.
In mid-January the Harvester strung together several great results despite the presence of unusually high winds. The catch numbers went down a little but the billfish that were released are all monsters.
After this pair of nice releases the Mega Panga welcome Donald Ladenberger from the Sceptred Isle for a great day of action.
This Royal Navy veteran spun the guns on this Sailfish like the Bismarck, and Mate Kevin was there to play the role of Capt. Shepard.
Later in the week the offshore winds were just too much to bear so Captain Alex stayed inshore and kept the rods bent with Jack Crevalles and Dorados.
The next day the winds relaxed and the Harvester headed offshore for a couple of big Sailfish releases.
By mid-January the conditions were near-perfect, and Captain Alex was champing at the bit to get back into big-time blue water battles.
The day started quickly with two early Sailfish releases.
A third Sailfish hit the hook less than an hour later and once again the Harvester was up for the fight.
After the trophy releases they added a pair of swollen Dorados to the fishbox…pretty much the perfect end to a day on the water!
The Harvester got the New Year off to a great start, scoring big with this stunning 300lbs. Blue Marlin release.
Great fight from Captain Alex and superb fish handling by Mate Kevin to see this wonderful monster released.
Later on they followed up with a great Sailfish release.
The Mega Panga is rocking and rolling for 2017, which spells trouble for big blue water beasties.
Our old pal Joe Driscoll is back for another fishing adventure; his group of friends mugged the fish last January, and now he has returned with his sons for more blue water action.
The highlight was this beefy Striped Marlin release, quite an accomplishment for a young angler.
Team Driscoll also filled the Harvester‘s fishboxes with a swarm or lovely Dorados.
All smiles for this great family of Jacksonville, FL anglers!
Doc Hatton, Dennis Shanahan, Fred Lewis and Rick Downing had a great day with huge results on the mega panga Harvester. The day started with a true fish-of-a-lifetime…take a gander at this awesome Blue Marlin:
Great fish handling by Mate Kevin to ensure the safety of both fish and anglers. After the safe release, Captain Alex criss-crossed the area hoping to find more fired-up billfish.
After an hour of trolling a second bad Blue Marlin took the hook.
Another great release by the Mega Panga!
Captain Alex kept his foot on the gas as Team Hatton knocked-out a pair of high-flying Sailfish releases to end the day.
This one broke off the leader right next to the boat, but what an amazing display of above-the-water combat.
This release brought to a close a crazy day of action the the mighty Harvester.
The Harvester welcomed our good buddy Doc Hatton and his posse for a three-day blue water battle. The first day got off to a great start with Captain Alex reporting a monstrous Sailfish releases.
After the safe release, the Mega Panga moved inshore and pried up a wonderful Rooster fish: