January 22, 2014

The Explorer welcomed Matt Ketcham today from the hard-fishin’ town of Patchogue, NY on the south bank of Long Island.

Topo Map NE USA

This pro fisherman is set up about as close as possible to the Canyons, but the ‘short’ overnight ride he is used to is a little different than the 1600 foot ledge at the front porch of Garza Bay.

Topo Map Nosara

Look at this action from a 5 hr. half day barely 10 miles from shore:

Awesome work by Captain David and Mate Kevin on the safe Sailfish releases.

January 19, 2014

Shawn and Jen Riley won their trip to Nosara from the Wavemasters Surfing Tournament last year in Jacksonville, and their half day on the Wanderer delivered two excellent Sailfish releases backed up by a big Dorado on ice.

Jen was the hot rod for the day, breaking the ice early with the Dorado and closing the day with the second Sailfish release.

Shawn followed up with a big Sailfish that almost took him into the drink for a bath!

Great work from another in long line of fish-catching Northeast Florida clients.

January 15, 2014

Catherine Chase and Ron LaGro have been fishing with us since 2009, and the Wanderer always performs when they take to the blue water. Click this link to check out their prior trips; these two are pulled off the first Double Sailfish release!

Anyways, their trip on January 15 produced the baddest Black Marlin of the season so far…take a look at the shoulders on this gorilla:

Let’s watch from the hook-up to the release:


Ron LaGro fought the Black well, allowing it to tire itself out deep rather than allow it to put on an aerial display.

The fight was short and efficient and Alex executed a perfect release as usual.

Later in the day Catherine scored on billfish with this lovely Sailfish release.

Ron countered with a Sailfish release of his own to finish off the trip.

Amazing work by the flagship Wanderer and these super-angler clients.

January 15, 2014

Mike Burling and his group split up today between the Explorer and the Adventurer but just because it was panga day doesn’t mean they didn’t head offshore.

Check out these fine blue water specimens roped in by Mike on the Explorer

After the Sailfish release they also capitalized on the bite with a nice Wahoo and Dorado on ice.

Nice trophy release and meat for the fridge? Just another great day by Captain David and Mate Kevin on the Explorer.

Captain Carlos had nice action over on the Adventurer, with this 25lbs. Dorado as the highlight:

January 14, 2014

Mike Burling has returned to Nosara to continue his pursuit of big blue water trophy fish. This group of Northeast Florida anglers are hardcore fishermen and they know what to do when the big Sails swoop in.

The bite was on something fierce, leading to five Sailfish releases for this group of four anglers.

They added this nice Dorado to keep the fridge full of filets.

Excellent hunting by Master Captain William and great releases by the incomparable First Mate Alex.