The Harvester took an afternoon trip with a group of fun-loving folks and found several swole Dorados backed up by a nice Yellowfin Tuna score.
Our great friend Brooke Sheilds is in town and brought her son Oliver and sister-in-law Maria Yetty for an inshore fishing adventure on the Wanderer, and they scored an excellent Cubera Snapper:
Great work by young Oliver who has been fishing with us for several years…he has grown into a top-notch fisherman and we always look forward to his visits.
The First Family of FishingNosara hit the water on July 1 for an excellent day of action with Captain William and First Mate Alex. Daniel Shields and his sister Brooke Shields are the children of FishingNosara’s only Lifetime Hall of Famer, the venerable Richmond Phipps, and they were joined by their cousin Tim Anderson and Dan’s wife Maria Yetty on the flagship Wanderer.
The highlight of the day’s action was this excellent Rooster fish releases, estimated by First Mate Alex to weigh 50lbs. A little rain didn’t stop these tough anglers
Excellent catch by our great friends!
FishingNosara Lifetime Hall of Famer Richmond Phipps enlisted the super panga for a short trip to the fish market along with son Daniel and daughter-in-law Yetty.
They scored some nice Yellowfin tuna backed up by a pair of beefy Dorados. These filets made a perfect addition to the Thanksgiving feast the next day.
Great work by Captain David and one of the true innovators of Garza panga fishing…great work Richmond!
Richmond Phipps is FishingNosara’s only Lifetime Achievement Hall of Famer for good reason; she’s been harvesting marine life in this area since the 1970’s and since day one has been a guiding light for our fishing group.
She brought her staff to the Explorer to celebrate Thanksgiving and Captain David did a masterful job of handling the full boat and still catching a whopper.
This lovely Cuberra Snapper wieghs about 35lbs. and is delicious eating. Any larger than this and the filets aren’t quite as dense, but this Snapper is right in the sweet spot for excellent table fare.
Richmond and Brooke followed up they inshore sushi shopping trip with another trip with Captain David on the indefatigable Explorer. This time they were joined by Daniel Shields (FishingNosara’s Chief Technology/Ecology Advisor) and his lovely wife Maria Yetty.
Captain David put the barroom brawler onto a secret spot of the reef, and today’s was twice as productive has Richmond’s prior trip. The highlight of the day was this intriguing Rooster Fish, which was released after the photo session.
They backed up that catch with some meat for the cooler in the form of a few nice Jack Crevalles and more Tuna.
Most importantly Hall of Famer Richmond Phipps had a great time on the Explorer and will certainly be back for some more old-school extreme panga fishing.
She had a very special group with her this time: her family! The posse consisted of son Daniel, daughter Brooke, daughter-in-law Maria Yetty, and several of her grandkids visiting from the United States for Thanksgiving.
“Ever see a 15 year old kid who says he never caught anything trolling on the end of a mean Sail?” writes Richmond. “It was great.”
Awesome release by Oliver and Zeke Sheilds-Wald!
The Phipps posse released this Sailfish and lost a big Yellowfin tuna on the first day. On their second trip the group stayed inshore and had an absolute feeding frenzy on their hands. Maria Yetty was the hot rod catching several tasty White tunas.
The big fish was this 20lbs. Amberjack, but they backed that catch up with a total of four White Tunas, five Jack Crevalles and a pair of nice Bonitas.