April 28, 2013

Getaway day for the Bill Harris group! After releasing nine Sailfish in two days it stands to reason that things would slow up for the boys. Still they found this straggler Sailfish poking around the baits; this release brings their group total to ten for the week!

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It was cold beers, celebratory cubanos, and big smiles for these Floridans as they polish off an excellent three days of fishing in Costa Rica. Great job guys!

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April 27, 2013

Bill Harris and the boys got off to a fast start yesterday, but today’s incredible catches put that old business far in the rear-view mirror. Elie was the icebreaker on this trip, releasing this Sailfish just after 9am.

The were more nice Sails close behind as the strikes came at a furious pace.

The action was intense when two lines sang off at once, setting the stage for another amazing Double Sailfish Release.

Looks like everyone got a photos with these lovely twins. Excellent fish handling by First Mate Alex to safely bill, revive, and release these fish.

What happened to your ballyhoo? Did a Sailfish rob you and run away? And what is First Mate Alex doing behind you?

Oh, I see. Putting the final touch on a wonderful five Sailfish release day on the mighty Wanderer!

April 26, 2013

FishingNosara veteran angler Bill Harris has built a solid reputation as a no-holds-barred fish catching machine. In the past he’s had lights-out performances on big Yellowfin tuna and Dorado but has yet to join our bill collectors club. Would he find the elusive Pacific Sail on his three trips this week?

The St. Petersburg, FL angler rolled into town deep this week with fellow Tampa/Pinellas boys Elie Bedran, Andrew Spangler, Joe Arriaga, Brady Harris and Roger Stephan.

Captain William’s plan for these guys? Take them out to Sailfish City and see who quits first…the fish or the fellas?

The Sailfish swarmed the spread thickly and the boys reeled quickly. This first high-flying Sail came in at 9am with several of her hunting buddies close behind.

After the first two releases the bite cooled off, but sure enough it fired right back up after 1pm. Here’s Brady Harris with one of the larger specimens.

The final release of the day came just after 3:30pm and put the perfect cap on a quadruple release effort


Of course First Mate Alex saw to the safe handling and live release of these rare creatures. The way this posse fishes we’re gonna need them around this week!

Most people don’t get to see grown men smiling and giggling like little boys, but it’s a near-daily occurrence on the flagship Wanderer.

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By the way, if you are wondering the best way to end a day of fishing these pictures should get you started:

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