As we barrel into the new season, the FishingNosara team is putting the finishing touches on the refitting and reloading of the fleet.
On the Discoverer we have replaced the old Polynesian teak covering panels with new pieces of a local-sourced wood called Guapinol.
The flagship Wanderer is also getting new Guapinol for the transom, plus is getting fresh runners down the gunwales.
We also have replaced all of the rod holders with Screw-less holders from GEM Products.
We’ve used these bad boys on the Harvester and are stoked to apply them to our old flagship.
Also the in-deck fuel tanks have been pulled, scraped, and re-painted.
Now that the essentials are in place, it’s time to clean her up and re-assemble.
The rest of the Wanderer has come out nicely and we will get her splashed this week.
Also Captain Alex has finished the rehab work on the Harvester and is ready to rock-and-roll.
Meanwhile, Casa Privada’s added bathroom is completed. No more going into the main house for late-night needs.
The off-season warrior known as the Explorer is still on the water and Captain Carlos is satisfying his clients.
Roy Amodt and his family scored a trio of Sailfish, all safely handled and released by Mate Kevin.
Excellent work by the super panga!
The Discoverer is still fishing during September while almost every other boat in the country is on the hill…just because fisherman take a break for the rainy season doesn’t mean the fish do.
Ryan Torbert and his posse proved it on September 14 when they scored a pair of Rooster fish releases. The first one was a bit puny, but the second was a very respectable 20+lbs.
Nice work by the battleship!
Another great trip on the Explorer on October 16 for clients Leann Lewis and Greg Shaddix.
They scored some sweet Dorados:
They rounded out their haul with this giant Rainbow Runner…seriously, these things never get this big!
Jacksonville’s own John ‘Porkchop’ Porcella knocked out a wide variety of sea life on board the Explorer, highlighted by this big Amberjack:
Later in the day they went offshore and roped a Double Sailfish release!
Excellent performance from Captain Carlos and the boat that doesn’t know the meaning of ‘off-season’!
Kyle Sawicki and Lindsay Sawicki Powell ain’t scared of a little off-season Extreme Panga Fishing.
Check out this madness:
At 4:00 this nasty Black Marlin evades capture, skyrockets past the motor, and breaks off the leader.
At 4:10 the Marlin comes up to wave good-bye. Insane!
These Jacksonville anglers for a fun-filled five hour trip on the Explorer…after a pair of early Marlins on the line, they kept at it and their efforts were rewarded with a cooler full of delicious Dorados.
Four big Dodos, a few Bonita, and a small Cierro Mackeral on ice…All in a day’s work from the unbeatable Super panga Explorer!
Kelly Huber’s group scored a HUGE Dorado on their third day of Extreme Panga Fishing:
Bet you won’t find a monster like that off the ledge in Jacksonville!
Great work by Captain Carlos and Mate Fico on this wonderful fish.
Dr. Kelly Huber and her family of North Florida anglers braves some big seas and stormy skies to get a crack at Extreme Panga Fishing. After a very difficult first day on the water, they rebounded nicely with excellent inshore action.
The Good Doctor scored this Bonita early in the trip…hey slow down! We got our sights set on better-eating fish than a Bonita!
For instance,. this Cubera Snapper couldn’t resist the tasty morsel and swallowed the Bonita whole (including the hook):
They followed up with a nice Yellowtail Snapper.
Great perseverance from these Ponte Vedra folks was rewarded with a sack full of filets.