On December 22, Jacksonville angler Randy Reep nagged a bucket-list caliber Rooster Fish release with Captain Carlos on the Discoverer.
The resilient Ed Parker had to wait out a freak wind storm in mid-December. On his rescheduled trip Captain David hunted down this excellent Rooster Fish release.
Great work by the switchblade Adventurer.
The Adventurer has been on a tear in the first month of the season, and Captain David’s performance on the 21st was truly exceptional.
The 23-foot inshore assassin has released only a few Sailfish in her 8 year career. To add to the scorecard was this epic Rooster Fish.
For the dinner table they scored a nice Dorado.
Proof again that you don’t need a big boat to catch big fish in Costa Rica.
Captain Fico stayed inshore today with angler Moses Homer reporting an excellent Rooster Fish release. They backed up that catch with a football-sized Yellowfin Tuna for the dinner table.
The Adventurer led the pack on the 18th with a crazy day of action that included BIG Dorados and Yellowfin Tunas.
They even scored a Rooster fish release at the end of the trip.
Amazing action by the very busy Captain David.
The Discoverer scored this beautiful Rooster Fish release on August 26 with angler Keith McMahon.
For the dinner table they nagged this Cubera Snapper and a Yellowfin Tuna.
Fresh off of his double Marlin release birthday celebration, Stephen Dziadul stayed inshore to battle the elusive Rooster Fish.
Captain William left Garza Bay, took a sharp right and approached the Pink Island where the big Rooster like to hide.
They nagged two sweet releases. Great work by the mighty flagship…master of offshore and inshore fishing!
“So here is how day 4 went,” wrote Steve Betz.
“We made a plan. I had already gotten a Sail so we all wanted Scott to get his wish fish. A Rooster.”
“First bait in the water and less than a minute and game on! The dude caught Foghorn Leghorn!”
“They all decided I should go next. I guess I had Snapper on the brain. I came up with my first Pacific Yellow Tail Snapper. That’s OK someone has to put dinner in the boat.”
“Lisa was next. It also didn’t take long and Lisa landed a beautiful Rooster.”
“Now it was Karen turn and landed her first sail. Yes Rafael Rios it was bigger than mine.”
“Great times with great friends! First time in a long time I have felt this blessed. Thank you Charlie Phillips and Laura Anne for inviting us to share this experience.”
Charlie replied: “We are both so happy y’all took a chance and a plane ride down with us. Descriptions never do it justice, so much to do and see down here. Congratulations on fine catches all around and still a few to check off on the next trip.”
Charlie continued after they got home: “Back from Nosara Paradise Rentals, Following one of the best trips down there I have had.”
“Fishing was as always awesome. Quality fish, good boats and equipment and highly talented crews. Nothing better than sharing the experience as close friends catch dream fish in foreign lands.”
“I did more exploring on my own this year than in my past trips and enjoyed every second of it. Every dirt path, I’d ask Laura Anne Phillips, wonder what’s down there and away we go. These ventures found me some intimate encounters with wildlife and I will make this a part of every trip going forward.”
“Costa Rica as a country is beautiful, the scenery, the wildlife and views are magical. But I have to say, the people in the small communities are equally beautiful. Patient and accepting of visitors, kind and helpful at every opportunity. I enjoy the culture as much as the scenery I believe.”
“Steve Betz, Karen Richey Betz, Lisa Throop, and Scott Throop; We enjoyed your company and hope you had as much fun as we did. If you now feel comfortable leading a group of your own down, then we have done our jobs.”
“Also great seeing friends from Florida down at the same time and sharing fish stories with them. Capt Rick Ryals so good seeing you. Craig Sutton always a pleasure and we can’t wait to be back down.”
The Adventurer kept the coals burning on August 22 with angler Pete Martens scoring early and often.
This big Rooster Fish release is a great photo for the memories, and they put dinner on the table with these nice big Red Groupers.
The Discoverer stayed close to shore on the 21st with Florida angler Stephen Dziadul. The highlight was this crazy-big Rooster Fish release later in the day. Amazing fish!