September 14, 2015

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!

October 15, 2014

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’!

September 28, 2014

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!

September 26, 2014

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.

September 16, 2014

Captain Carlos and the unstoppable Explorer are performing brilliantly during this ‘off-season’…how does SIX Sailfish releases sound to you?

We’ve been trying to tell y’all, but sometimes pictures are worth a thousand words:

Great fish handling by Mate Fico who is always working on his game, even during September and October.

Just another day from the hardest-working boat in Garza!

October 5, 2013

Shannon and Pam Emery followed up their incredible first day of fishing with a monster of a different sort; yesterday they beat up big billfish but today they dropped bait to the bottom and bested this beastly Broomtail Grouper:

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Wow! This monster is estimated by the crew to weigh well over 70lbs. That’s a lot of grouper sandwiches for sure!

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“This day was planned to do some inshore for rooster, snapper and grouper. The day was almost a bust because of the rain and color of the water. With 15 minutes remaining the crew got me hooked into a big Broomtail Grouper that we got to the boat despite my letting him get back into the rocks.”

Great work by the crew of the mighty Wanderer, the boat that doesn’t know the meaning of the phrase “off season”.

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