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!
Fantastic fun on the Wanderer on January 11 with good action both inshore and offshore. First up was this meaty Jack Crevalle, perfect for ceviche:
Then Captain William pointed the flagship offshore and discovered a small school of big Doardos.
These are just the right size for dense, tasty filets. Great work by the Wanderer!
Tampa angler Bill Harris is a returning FishingNosara Hall of Famer and in mid-November he brought another great group of anglers to ply waters off of Nosara with Captain William on the flagship Wanderer.
In addition to Mr. Harris the Wanderer welcomed Joe Arriaga, Mark Scott, Brady Harris, Jimmy Erwin, and Ron Cox for three days of action. They started off inshore with some Bonitas and a nice Jack Crevelle, then on their second day headed offshore. Here is a shot of the new-look Wanderer taken from the Discoverer:
The Wanderer worked in tandem with the Discoverer to pluck some tasty Yellowfin Tunas from under this feeding school of porpoises:
On the third day they trolled offshore and a tasty Dorado:
Great work by our old friend Bill Harris and his posse!
David Little joined Captain Fico on the Explorer for a fun day featuring a wide array of catches.
After this bulky Jack Crevalle hit the icebox, they nabbed this excellent tasting Ciero Mackeral:
Late in the trip Mr. Little scored a football-sized Yellowfin Tuna to round out his filet bag.
Three nice specimens of three tasty species…all in a days’ work for the Super Panga!
It’s the rainy season right now, but that didn’t stop Ron Lard and his team of Virginia-based anglers from braving the elements for three days, conquering a wide variety of inshore species.
Captain Alex and Mate Kevin performed fearlessly in the face of the rain, guaranteeing a fun, safe, productive run of trips.
Here’s what Mr. Lard wrote in an email:
“Just wanted to let you know that my group and I (weather not withstanding) had a great time in Nosara. The housing was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Your staff was pleasant and took very good care off us.”
“Although the weather didn’t cooperate with our stay, Cpt. Alex and Kevin managed to get us out the three days and found fish.”
“We all highly recommend your company.”
It was all about ceviche this month with a nice selection of Pompano, Snapper, and Jacks
You don’t have to go far off the coast of Garza to find good-eating fish, proved by the Adventurer‘s results this month.
Great work by the inshore mastro, Captain David!
Captain David is a master of inshore fishing, as client Trevor Kennedy can testify after his trip on the Adventurer.
This monster Cubera Snapper was the highlight, and was backed up by a few nice Jack Crevelles.
We were stoked to welcome some new European friends for a week of great inshore action on the Adventurer.
These hard-fishing folks found us through Tightlines NL and brought their ‘A’ game to the waters around Garza Bay.
These big Rooster fish releases were a sign of great things to come.
Their haul included lots of Spanish Mackerels, Jack Crevalles, and the ultra-rare Blue Jack Trevelly.
The inshore madness continued on April 2 as the flagship pulled myriad species of fish up from the shallow reefs.
Fresh of his great river mouth scores of Snook, client Mike Loughrey and his group scored Jack Crevelles, Amberjack, and the elusive Blue Jack Crevelles.
With four experienced anglers on deck, First Mate Alex got the rare opportunity to see how the client’s usually feel…that is, sitting back and watching some pro anglers fill the fishbox:
Captain Fico has continued to strengthen his game, especially when it comes to scoring on multiple species in a single trip. On March 5 he filled the fishbox with:
…and the tasty Cierro Mackeral. Great results from the boat that is always on the fish.