November 5, 2011

Tom Cavin and his posse from Jacksonville, FL had fantastic day on the Super Panga Explorer this morning. They started with 2 white tunas and then wanted to see what was lurking on the bottom. Guest what?

Nice 60lbs. Rooster fish. Of course this fish was safely released after a few minutes later.  Great work by Mr. Cavin who won this fishing trip in  a raffle at the Ancient City Kingfish Tournament last year in St. Augustine (see below).


September 27, 2011

After a great day of fishing with Kurt Stecken, Captain David noticed the clear weather was sticking around and decided to squeeze in a quick family trip this morning. Joined by Nosara Paradise Rentals GM Javier Hernandez, Captain David and Betsy had a very fruitful 3 hour morning trip.


Nice roosterfish! Estimated to weigh 25lbs, this rooster was released. Later in the morning these locals put some dinner on the table in the form of three nice Yellowfin Tunas and a Yellowtail snapper.


It’s always great with our staff gets some time on the water. When one considers the effort to launched and recover both boats in a single morning it is clear that Javier and Captain David deserved some fun fishing. Awesome work!

July 27, 2011

Captain David of the Explorer is one of the most well-rounded boatmen that Garza has ever seen. As a lifelong resident of the area and close friend/family to all of the other Captains, this man was literally born to fish these waters.

David joined his brother Vibert Wingrove on July 27 for a charter on the Secret Spot and served as a top-notch first mate. Despite some threatening weather and choppy seas, they still had a bunch of action. Check out this excellent Rooster fish they delivered for the clients:

Great fishing (and photos) by Captain Vibert Wingrove.

July 27, 2011

Captain David of the Explorer is one of the most well-rounded boatmen that Garza has ever seen. As a lifelong resident of the area and close friend/family to all of the other Captains, this man was literally born to fish these waters.

David joined his brother Vibert Wingrove for a charter on the Secret Spot and served as a top-notch first mate. Despite some threatening weather and choppy seas, they still had a bunch of action. Check out this excellent Rooster fish they delivered for the clients:

Great fishing (and photos) by Captain Vibert Wingrove and excellent work by David Barrantes!

June 22, 2011

Client Wendy Parker and Linda Jolly had a great day of action highlighted by a 60lbs. Rooster fish release. Rooster fish are a very exotic and unique species, so even though their release is not required by law (like Marlin and Sailfish), FishingNosara captains always release pez gallos.

Wendy did score two nice Yellowfin Tunas and a Ponpano for the dinner table, and got the thrill of catching the much-sought-after Roosterfish.

May 21, 2011

On May 21 we had an excellent sunset fishing trip on the Wanderer with Craig, Paula, Daniel, Alvaro and his wife Patty. The highlight of the three hour tour was the release of a beautiful 35lbs. Rooster Fish by Patty.

In addition the rest of the party knocked out five Bonitas and three tasty football-sized Yellowfin Tunas. This shows how the right crew and the right boat can deliver great fishing action in just three short hours. Great job by the Wanderer!

April 13, 2011

A few weeks back while pre-fishing for the Ship of Fools Tournament, I asked Captain David Barrantes of the Explorer if there were any other area captains who he didn’t like. See in Florida we get really competitive with other boats, especially during tournament time.

David looked at me like I was crazy and laughed off the question. “Matt, we are all friends on the water.”

Captian David Barrantes

Sure enough, these guys really look out for each other. From sharing the location of good fishing spots to giving away excess bait, the Ticos of Garza bay are family first, fishermen second.

It is no surprise then that when longtime FishingNosara mate Vibert Blanche, Jr. received his own boat, the Secret Spot, that Captain David joined him for an afternoon trip to help shake down the new craft.

David and Vibert shared the duties of rigging, gaffing, and angling like old friends. I imagine that seeing these two titans of Garza fishing in the same boat scared the bejezzus out of the fish, and with good reason.

David on the Gaff Shot

Vibert on the Gaff

By the end of the trip they had caught several nice Yellowfin tunas and this beautiful Roosterfish.

Vibert and Yellowfin Tuna

Costa Rica Roosterfish

Though the Secret Spot is not currently a part of the FishingNosara fleet, we wish young Vibert the best of luck on his new boat…after all “We are all friends on the water.”

Costa Rica Roosterfish

January 17, 2011

Client Ed Haynes released a 450lbs. Marlin on the Wanderer today. Great work by Angler and crew…Check out Captain William himself on the billshot.


Also while bobbing around Garza Bay, First Mate Alex hooked up this massive 80lbs. Rooster Fish. Of course we released this fish immediately but it is still a heck of a catch for so close to shore. Nice fish Alex!