William Christian Flanagan and his boys hit the water hard on May 26 with a legendary performance on the mighty Wanderer.
Captain William took the flagship offshore where a huge Black Marlin hit the baits early in the day, and put up a fight that left these anglers drenched in sweat.
The hard work paid off as everyone a picture with this fish-of-a-liftime before First Mate Alex saw to the clean release.
The momentuem stayed positive with a second Black Marlin release in the early afternoon.
Third time’s a charm, right!
These Texas anglers triumphed on this, the third Marlin of the trip!
With these guys ares about to turn to jelly, First Mate Alex was left to shine alone in the final photos of the day.
We’ve had great fortune with anglers from the Lone Star State, and the Flanagan Boys kept the Texas karma strong!
Dr. Bart Carey and his crew had a knock-out day on the Wanderer with not one, not two, but THREE Marlin releases.
The second Marlin came hot of the heels of the first, with only 45 minutes between releases.
They scored this tasty Dorado for the fishbox:
The final send-off was this amazing above-the-water Marlin fight. Check the action on this beast:
Great safe releases by First Mate Alex underscore another magnificent performance by Captain William and the famous Wanderer.
Willard Richards won a trip to Nosara, Costa Rica at the 2014 Florida Sportsman Expo in Ft. Myers, and we are stoked to report that his group scored a MASSIVE Marlin release on the FishingNosara flagship Wanderer on May 16.
What an amazing shot! First Mate Alex is doing his best Roy Rogers impersonation in ropin’ in the bucking billfish, but howabout the trigger finger on Captain William to get this photo?
This couple teamed up for the 35-minute billfish battle and scored a safe release at 11:38am.
Team Richards scored again later in the week with this tasty Dorado catch.
Great work by these excellent Florida anglers and the crew of the flagship Wanderer.
“Sorry it has taken so long to get in touch with you, but since our return from Costa Rica, things around here have been a bit hectic. I really want to say that all of us had a GREAT TIME staying in the house you provided, along with all of the amenities. The two days of fishing with Capt. William and Alex were excellent and will not soon be forgotten.”
“Landing the 400# Marlin was a dream come true and one of the more exciting things that I have done in my 72 years on this earth. My sister was also “as pleased as punch” as were the rest of us when she landed the 30# Mahi-Mahi, which by the way provided all of us an excellent meal. We took the fish to Marlin Bill’s and they prepared it to all of our satisfaction.”
“I will / have recommend(ed) you and your facilities, to anybody who wants to experience a truly great time fishing for the big ones. Not only was the fishing great, but the horseback riding safari trip was a very memorable and enjoyable experience. Edwardo was a great guide, and his family was a delight to meet. The house was beyond our expectations and the breakfast service was wonderful. You truly have some very good personnel working for you.”
“I am truly great full to you for having offered and then provided the best prize that I have ever won. In fact, prior to winning the raffle at the Expo, I would always tell people “that if it wasn’t for my bad luck, I wouldn’t have any luck at all”. I can no longer say that. I know my children, sister and niece all had one of the best times of their life, and are already talking of going back.”
“Again, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU, for a wonderful time had by all.”
Willard (Will) Richards
More Marlin action was in store for Nan Dalton on May 10.
The Wanderer battles tall seas and a big blue Marlin all at once.
About one tenth of a second after this photo (below) the Marlin broke the snap swivel in half and escaped…not an ideal result but in the world of fighting monster fish, the fish sometimes win.
This is a fish-catching couple and we know that these Florida anglers will be back on the bite tomorrow.
May 9 was a legendary day for the FishingNosara team with EIGHT Marlin releases by the fleet. Leading the way was the battleship Discoverer who posted a magnificent FOUR Marlin releases.
Chris Escabedo and Will Havens were the anglers for this performance which is clearly a no-brainer Hall of Fame induction.
Captain David deserves all the credit in the world for this successful day on the water. He didn’t quite match his prior one-day record (and team record) of six Marlin releases, but I don’t think anyone is frowning over this quartet of relases.
After three Black Marlins were released, the last Marlin of the day with this feisty Striped Marlin:
Excellent work as well by Mate Kevin to safely release all of these beasts so that we can go catch them again really soon!
Joe Connell and Nan Dalton returned to the Wanderer and managed to match their landmark performance from yesterday with ANOTHER pair of Marlin releases.
Mr. Connell was the man of the hour with the first fish released at Noon after a 40-minute battle.
Another bad Black Marlin came calling around 1:45 and Joe released this one after a very efficient 20-minute fight.
To say the Wanderer is white-hot is an understatement…Captain William and First Mate Alex have ascended to unknown heights with their performance this week!
May 9 was a Record Shattering Day for the FishingNosara Team!
4 blue marlins 200-350 pounders (pictured)
8 Yellowfin Tunas 10-15 pounders
2 Blue Marlins 400- 450 pounders they had 4
6 Yellowfin Tuna 7 pounders
2 Blue marlins 250-300 pounders had 4
15 Yellowfin tuna 7pounders
BIG Cubera Snapper + 25lbs. White Tuna
Complete pics and reports coming soon! Pura vida!