August 6, 2013

Newland Crocker is a dyed-in-the-wool fisherman from the Tar Heel State and it was an honor to host his group on the mighty Wanderer for a landmark day of fishing. They got off to a fast start with a wonderful 250lbs. Striped Marlin release.

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Not to rest on their laurels, these North Carolinians added three Sailfish release including a very challenging Double Sailfish release:

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What better way to round out a day of trophy releases than to bloody the decks and fill the icebox with this very tasty 35lbs. Dorado?

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Excellent fishing as always from the boat that is ruling Garza Bay.

August 3, 2013

Charlie and the boys couldn’t resist adding one more full day on the mighty Wanderer before returning to the States, and Capt. Phillips finally got his chance at the fish of a lifetime.

Charlie Phillips: Today was an epic end to a fantasy week for me. I battled the most noble of the billfish, the majestic Blue Marlin, and was rewarded with a photo, the hook removed and in my pocket then a successful release. One of the best days I have ever experienced on the water. And better yet we ended up two!

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The second Marlin (below) came at 11am for Charlie fresh on the heels of his first (above).

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Jason followed up with his own excellent Marlin release.

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Charlie Phillips: “This was by far the most enjoyable vacation that myself or anyone in my group has ever experienced. Your staff is wonderful and took care of us as though we were family the entire time, something that is greatly appreciated. And your captains and crews are true masters of their craft. As a working captain myself, it is a true joy watching them work to make our trips a great success.”

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August 1, 2013

Charlie Phillips, Joe Timm, and Jason Kintner blew the fish out of the water on August 1, posting their best performance to date. How about two Marlin (300lbs. and 500lbs.) and a Sailfish for the trophy case and a nice 25lbs. Mahi for the dinner table?

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Jason Kintner: “SIX Pacific Sail Fish on the Explorer with Capt David and First Mate Kevin in one day, followed by TWO Pacific Blue Marlin releases with Capt William and First Mate Alex the next day out!!! OUTSTANDING!!! We WILL BE BACK!! Amazing fishery, amazing people!! William, Alex, David and Kevin were profesional in every way. See y’all again soon!!!

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Laura McLean Phillips: “The crew of the Wanderer is AMAZING! These guys know how to make some memories.”

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Things I learned in Costa Rica
Catching Bonita on light tackle is FUN!!!!
Catching Mahi is A LOT of FUN!!
Catching Pacific Sailfish on Catfish gear is GREAT Fun!!!
Catching 400# Pacific Blue Marlin on 30# test after fighting it for 1 1/2 hours is BRUTAL!! MUCHO respect for the Blue Marlin…Now where did I put that IcyHot…..

-Jason Kintner

July 26, 2013

Glenn Wootton and his family had a lights-out performance on the mighty Wanderer on July 26. These South Florida anglers started out with a fantastic Marlin release:

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Here are some pictures that Glenn sent along with the following message:

“The first picture is me after 10 minutes; the last one is a half hour
later. He kicked my ass “

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The Wanderer boated a trio of nice Sailfish to follow up on their earlier Marlin score.

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For their final trick, Glenn’s posse nabbed some tasty Wahoo for the dinner table. Excellent work ladies!

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Great work by the incomparable Captain William and First Mate Alex on a day with safe billfish releases and dinner in the fishbox.

July 25, 2013

The Explorer is absoulutely on fire this month! On July 25 she relased a Marlin and a Sailfish, plus mopped up on Yellowfin Tuna and the suddenly-abundant Wahoo!

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The billfish were released early in the trip, leaving the rest of the day open for fridge-filling.

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That’s some incredibly well-rounded fishing from the most powerful panga in the bay. Great work by Captain David and Mate Kevin on this excellent day!

July 17, 2013

Travis Picariello is a good old boy from New Jersey who we had the pleasure of meeting at a fishing show in Suffern, NY. With a lot of pleading and begging his parents allowed him and his cousin to visit us in Nosara, and clearly these fellas had some aces up their sleeves from the word ‘go’

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Captain David took the Explorer to the blue water and they released a fantastic Marlin followed up by a big Sailfish.

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Travis went ahead and picked up dinner in the form of this tasty 15lbs. Tuna and a big Dorado. Great start to the week for the Picariello boys.

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