Recently the Wanderer was graced by Dennis Rosa and his son Sam for two full days of fishing on the 12th and 14th of February. On the first day they caught two 25lbs. Dorados and a 120lbs. Sailfish. Then they raised ten Sailfish on the second day and ended up successfully capturing and releasing four of them.
Sam showed excellent skills on the reel and was centrally involved in all the Sailfish strikes. He had a great trip with his dad to our little slice of paradise, where they explored the surrounding areas on foot, on the water, and even from the treetops on one of our nearby jungle zip-lines.
FishingNosara and Nosara Paradise Rentals are proud to be family-friendly doorways for kids of all ages to enjoy the Pura Vida spirit of Costa Rica.
Sam’s Sailfish Scorecard: 85lbs. – 90lbs. – 110lbs. – 120lbs. Great work buddy!
On January 25th, 26th, and 27th the Wanderer was honored to welcome Captain Kevin Faver, his wife Carrie, and the crew of The Outdoors Show for a few days of fishing and filming. Kevin and Carrie repeated last year’s success by catching four Dorados and releasing seven Sailfish.
Also Kevin released one of the nicest Rooster Fish of the year so far. These episodes should air soon, so keep an eye on this report for airtimes and channels.
Our great friends Mike Young and Jeff joined Javier Hernandez (General Manager, Nosara Paradise Rentals) for a sunset cruise. They caught lots of fish in a short amount of time: four 12lbs. Black tuna, a 10lbs. Yellowfin Tuna, a 12lbs. Rainbow runner, and this beautiful 35lbs. Rooster fish, which was released of course.
Earlier in the week Manuel nabbed this excellent Sailfish…c’mon Manuel, save some for the clients!
Captain William has the Wanderer dialed in for the new season, and in just two short months this boat has gone from the newcomer to a contender for top boat in the area.
On December 26, 2009 client Caleb Rose, his father Chris and sister Vita were on board the Wanderer.
“My trips were great,” Caleb writes. “I personally caught probably 10 Dorado and three white tuna. My father was thrilled to catch a 130lbs. Sailfish and several Dorado. My sister also caught two Dorado. Captain William did a great job of putting us on the fish and the mates (Alex and David) were very helpful and great to work with.”
Chris Rose continues, “We had a blast. The crew was exceptional, the boat was terrific, the weather was great, the fish were cooperative, and we are depressed to be in 14 degree weather with snow on the ground! Returning to Costa Rica is a priority for us.”
Most recently Captain Vibert welcomed client John for two days of fishing on October 13th and 14th.
The first day brought John and Captain Vibert tons of bites, and they reeled in five Dorado ranging from 20lbs. to 30lbs. They also grabbed four 10lbs. Black tunas and five 8lbs. Cobias.
The second day they loaded up to go hunt the big boys out in the deep water. The first hit was a small black tuna weighing around 10lbs.
Once the sun got overhead, the flashes of turquoise and gold came up from the deep; the telltale sign of a Dorado frenzy. One line popped off, then another. As fast as Vibert Jr. could boat one fish, another fish was on! By the end of the bite they had boated five Dorado ranging from 20lbs. to 40lbs.
They weren’t quite done yet. With the crew dialed in and the weather cooperating, John went looking for the billfish. A few sailfish were sniffing the bait and Vibert showed the patience that 30 years on the water imparts. Finally one of the big sailfish hit hard! John belted up and engaged the fish in a spirited half-hour duel. He brought it into the boat where the crew estimated a weight of well over 100lbs!
August 7th marked the arrival of newlyweds Terry and Miriam Alexander to the shores of Nosara and the beginning of four awesome days fishing. Mr. Alexander is the head baseball coach of the Jacksonville University Dolphins, a Florida State alum, and (as it turns out) one heck of a fisherman.
On the first day they caught six 20lbs. Yellowfin tuna and a 56lbs. Amberjack. They followed up on the 8th with three 12lbs. Blackfin tunas and yet another 20lbs. Yellowfin tuna.
They went out marlin hunting on August 9th and they managed to raise a 400lbs. Black marlin, but couldn’t quite get the hooks into the great fish before he escaped.
After enjoying the sights around the Nosara Paradise Rentals campus, Terry and Miriam Alexander booked one more day on the blue water on August 11th.
What followed was a full-fledged sailfish bonanza. After a half-dozen or so promising strikes, the couple managed to catch and release three biggums: 120lbs., 125lbs., and a glorious 150lbs.
July 28th marked the arrival of one of our favorite clients, Richard Moran. Mr. Moran brought the whole family to Nosara, and fortunately he caught enough fish to feed them all.
On his first day, Richard filled the fishbox with a 10lbs. Yellow tuna, two 15lbs. Jacks, and six 10lbs. Black tunas, plus he reeled in a 10lbs rainbow runner and a little needle fish for good measure.
Then he invited Javier and Craig of Nosara Paradise Rentals along for the ride, and the extra hands were put to good use as the spread was literally getting shredded by some aggressive sailfish. Richard caught and released a massive 120lbs. Sailfish, the biggest single fish of his trip, but not his best total day of fishing.
That came on August 3rd when, once again joined by Craig Sutton, Richard Moran successfully fought four 50lbs. Yellowfin tuna! These are by far the biggest tuna we’ve seen in these waters this year, and it seems as though this tuna bite will hold strong in the coming months as the rainy season approaches.