On March 3rd we welcomed back our new friend Hendrik Engel for another three rounds of billfish bouts.
This lovely Sailfish was a sign of good things to come as Mr. Engel really gathered up the release on the 5th.
Hendrik has only been fishing with us for about 6 months but he already has a reputation for lighting up the scoreboard every time he goes out.
Mitch and Jami Price returned to the Wanderer and stepped their game up big time!
Four more Sailfish releases were added to the scorecard, including one high-flying monster for Jami.
They added some meat for the dinner table with this fine Dorado later in the trip.
Great work by these Florida anglers and of course by the crew of the mighty Wanderer.
Ross Jordan is a tough-as-nails fisherman from Kansas, and based on his performance this week you’d think that there were blue water breaks in the middle of sunflower fields back home.
They started the day off right with a pair of Sailfish releases, then set there sights on delicious dinnertime Dorados.
Great work by the crew of the mighty flagship and these fine anglers from the Jayhawk state.
Mitch and Jami Price are the latest in a long line of South Florida anglers to whip some fish butt on the Wanderer, and their 6.5 hour trip on the flagship yielded some awesome catches.
They nabbed a pair of Sailfish early, then Jami added this fat Dorado:
She kept the coals burning by adding another two Sailfish releases to round out the trip.
Joe Rodriguez had a magnificent day on the Explorer as Captain David navigated the Super panga through a gauntlet of big fighting fish.
Nancy got in on the action too with a nice Sail release!
Here’s the email we got from Joe:
“I just wanted to send you an email and thank you for the top notch charter. David and his deckhand [Kevin] on the Explorer were great.”
“They are very focused, knowledgeable, and easy going. The boat was absolutely spotless! They obviously take great pride in what they do and represent FishingNosara very well.”
“The fishing was great as well. We landed 5 sailfish (1 at the leader and 4 at the boat) in a spectacular day of fishing.”
Captain William reports fantastic action for Annie Crowell and her group. The action started fast with a big Dorado on ice:
Then the Wanderer was attacked from all quarters by hungry Sailfish.
Great fish handling by First Mate Alex as always, but how about Captain William’s keen trigger finger on the camera…trust me it ain’t easy to capture a Sailfish in flight!
Anne scored the final Sailfish of the trip, then added another pair of Dorados to round out the day.
Picture perfect performance by the mighty Wanderer!
Beau Braid and his boys laid down a groundbreaking performance on the flagship Wanderer…how does FOURTEEN Sailfish releases sound to you?
They were swarmed by Sailfish from the start of the trip all the way until the last line was reeled in.
The multiple hook-ups started just after 1pm. They had a double hook-up followed by a triple hook-up.
This is one of the most hectic hookups in all of fishing but these fish did not stand a change because of Captain William’s calm demeanor on the wheel and First Mate Alex’ laser precision in the cockpit.
Beau and the boys experienced yet another Triple hook-up:
The fourteen Sailfish releases were backed up by five beefy Dorados. Safe to say these guys have plenty of filets for the week.
As a final send-off, the Wanderer was greeted in Garza Bay by this majestic Baleena (Humpback Whale). Great shots from Captain William of thes amazing creature in the wild.
Here’s the email we got from Beau: “Thanks Craig! We had an awesome trip. Everything was great, and the fishing even better. Once I get some pictures together I will send some good ones to you. But I know William got a lot of good ones too”
Cathy Riddle was back for more blue water action on February 20 and got off to a fast start with another Dorado on ice, plus a nice looking Wahoo.
Personally, I think the T-shirt is what lured him in.
The Sailfish bite was on in the early afternoon as they released this beast:
Great work by these Florida anglers!