May 8, 2015

Vicky Martinko provided the curtain call for her honeymoon fishing adventure on May 8 as Captain David set her up for a pair of trophy fish releases.

After an early morning Sailfish release, Captain David took the battleship inshore for a fantastic Rooster Fish release.

Great fish-handling by Mate Juan Carlos to get this fish back in the water after the photo…looks like Vicky did want to let go so easily!

They also scored a big Rock snapper for the dinner table.

Great end to a great week of fishing for these newlyweds!

May 1, 2015

Chuck Harris is a multiple time Hall of Famer who brings down a strong-fishing posse every time he shows up. On May 1st Chuck was over on the Discoverer tearing it up offshore, while his buddies took the flagship to Pincha Padre to ply the inshore action.

This Rooster fish was an excellent start to the day, which also included super Snapper action.

Whatchu lookin’ at?

Great day all around for these guys who still have a big week of fishing ahead!

April 23, 2015

The late-night rains have helped to stir up the sea life in the near-shore area. The fresh cool water rushing out of the mountains creates a perfect estuary for boiling balls of baitfish.

Captain William found this bait pod on April 23 with client Claire Casazza and her friends. They worked this bait school hard and caught this excellent Cubera Snapper:

In the early afternoon they added a nice 20lbs. Rock Snapper to the menu:


The final fish of the day was the biggest…this whopper Snapper tips the scales way over 30lbs.

Excellent work by these ladies!

August 29, 2014

Captain Fico has his game dialed-in on the Adventurer and finished the season on a high note. Check out this wide array of inshore species pried up by the 23-foot pocket knife:

Rock Snapper and Yellowtail Snapper


Amberjack and Snappers

Big Amberjack

Yellowfin Tuna

White Tuna

Cierro Mackeral and Ponpano.

That’s a heck of a lot of varietey for just one week of fishing. Masterful work by Captain Fico and the Adventurer!

July 17, 2014

David Washburn brought the kids along for an inshore fish hunt, and the mighty Wanderer reaped the rewards with a wide variety of filets in the box.

This respectable Rock Snapper kicked off the action, and several more of the tasty red morsels found their way on board.

After the early flurry of action, Mr. Washburn got a strike from a BIG fish and had to use the fighting chair to battle this fish with spinning tackle.


Usually we use this thing for skyrocketing Marlin, so everyone was looking forward to seeing what kind of monster was tied to this reel.

BOOM! This 50+lbs. Rooster fish was live released after a few quick pictures.

 Great fishing from a great family on the mighty Wanderer.

July 12, 2014

Sweet Rooster Fish score on the Adventurer today for client Maciek Sabodacha. The 23-footer stayed inshore and nabbed this handsome fellow:

As usual, this fish was released after the photo. But don’t think these boys didn’t get any filets on the straight razor.

These nice Snappers will make for a festive dinner for sure…Great work!

June 20, 2014

Steve Mullen is a tough-as-nails angler from Atlantic Beach, FL and a lifelong friend of Craig, even once serving as First Mate on the legendary Fishtastic.

One year Craig and Steve fished 15 major tournaments, so it’s no surprise that Steve signed up for 5 straight days of fishing in Costa Rica.

At long last he and his family have made it down to Nosara and they blistered a wide variety of inshore species with Captain Carlos on the barroom brawlin’ Explorer.

Yellowfin Tunas were abundant as well as an array of Rock Snappers, but the highlight was this monster Rainbow Runner:

The IGFA World Record for this species is 37 lbs. 9 oz., caught back in 1991 by angler Tom Pfleger…all I can say is good for Tom that we don’t have and IGFA approved scale down here!

Captain Carlos also coaxed in the first Congrio of the season (left):

This oddball combination of eel and fish yields a Lobster-like filet that is arguably the best tasting thing to come out of the ocean.

This crew had a blast and we can’t wait to see them again!