Captain Alex had a bountiful trip on November 14 with angler Matthew Tolley reeling in multiple nice Sailfish.
These pelagics were lined up like a column of soldiers, keeping Captain Alex and Mr. Tolley busy all day long.
Most importantly, all of these monsters were safely handled and released, due to the care expressed by Mate Wilson and Captain Alex.
It wasn’t all trophy fish releases. Matthew went home with a big bag of fish filets thanks to these delicious Dorados.
Great work by the mega panga Harvester!
Michael Busch scored big on his first day of fishing on the Discoverer…get a load of this MASSIVE Black Marlin.
This beast was followed up by a nice Pacific Sailfish.
Later in the trip they bested a nice Blue Marlin, completing the Billfish Grand Slam!
Great hunting by Captain Carlos and excellent fish-handling by Mate Kevin to see these fish safely released.
The Discoverer welcomed Steve Emmott and his group for a fun day of offshore fishing on November 12.
This Sailfish was the highlight of the day which also featured these nice Dorados.
These big green monsters are indicative of the kind of consistent action we’ve enjoyed this whole month.
Great work by the big battleship!
Tyler Allen took to the seas on November 11 and the fish were lined up and waiting.
Captain Alex hooked up a some great Sailfish releases which were the highlight of the trip, then backed it up some excellent Dorados.
You can work up an appetite catching all these fish, but at least wait until it’s filleted before eating!
Awesome work by the mega panga!
While most of Bill Harris’ group was on board the Discoverer, Mr. Harris himself took to the 28-foot barroom brawler Explorer and opened up her season with a BILLFISH GRAND SLAM!
This Blue Marlin was the highlight of the morning, and was followed by a late-day Striped Marlin. Bill nabbed the first Marlin, and Mark Scott scored the second.
A nice Pacific Sailfish by Diane Turner completed the Grand Slam.
They didn’t go home empty-handed, thanks to five nice Dorado catches spread throughout the day.
Even a small shark came up for a photo before being released.
Fantastic work by ‘El Brujo’ Captain Fico and the unstoppable Explorer!
The Harvester was back in action on the 8th, and even though the bite slowed down a little there was still consistent action. This Sailfish was released in the morning by the mega panga:
Then throughout the rest of the day the nabbed four Dorados.
These big meaty monsters combined well with the mountain of Mahi-Mahi they caught earlier in the week.
Our rainy season fishing campaign concluded with a trio of trips in early October with angler Troy Davis enlisting the Explorer for blue water action.
Several Sailfish releases were backed up with a literal boat load of medium-sized Dorados.
Mr. Smith and his crew got out of town just in time to avoid some historic flooding. Some areas of Nosara endured 30 feet of flooding.
The flooding in Nosara has been challenging, but the Ticos are working together and helping each other out.
Here is the 23-foot Adventurer with Capitan Alex, Antonio, and NPR staff Jeni and others getting some local kids to high ground.
The waters have since receded and things are getting back to normal.
The Discoverer posted more nice catches on September 21 with super Sailfish on the scoreboard.
Great work by Captain Carlos and the big battleship!