February 4, 2013

Travis Blackwell of South Carolina brought his group to the Wanderer in search of blue water beasties, and Captain William reports that they found exactly what they were seeking. They released a pair of lovely Pacific Sailfish and added a dinner-sized Dorado to boot. 

Of course these beauties were safely released and we look forward to fighting them again really soon.

Like a true Southern gentleman, Travis let the ladies fight the trophy fish while he took care of the meat.

Great work by Captain William, First Mate Alex, the Blackwell group, and the mighty Wanderer!

February 2, 2013

Much better action for Derrell McCrary and his posse on their second day of fishing on the Wanderer. They started off on a good note by icing this 40lbs. Dorado:

In the mid-afternoon the billfish bite turned on in  a major way and Derrell stepped up to the challenge, releasing this gorgeous 80lbs. Pacific Sailfish:

This hardcore group of anglers finished off the trip with a 70lbs. Pacific Sailfish and put them memories of their slow first day far behind them.

February 1, 2013

Our old pal Derrell McCrary returned to Garza today for his first of two fishing days. The blue water escaped back out to the 15 mile mark so Captain William and the Wanderer headed way offshore looking for billfish.

The action was slow by our standards but the greenish water did yield a nice Sailfish release late in the trip.

Safe release as always by First Mate Alex on this Pacific Sailfish estimated at 75lbs.

These guys are tough fisherman and know that billfishing is always a gamble. Look our for their next trip and we’ll see if their patience pays off.

January 31, 2013

After a great morning with the Brothers Bates, the mighty Wanderer came back to Garza to pick up Mike Reed and his group.

They had piled the fishbox high with Dorado and Snapper filets earlier in the week with on the Explorer so on this trip they set their sights directly on blue water billfish!

Throughout the trip they caught and released five Pacific Sailfish ranging from 70lbs. – 90lbs. Safe fish handling by First Mate Alex and masterful boat work by Captain William spelled doom for these beauties; seems like every time a line hit the water a billfish was ready to pounce.

Let’s hope this strong action stays consistent through the middle part of our season here. Stay tuned!

January 30, 2013

Calm blue water close to shore has brought a swarm of Sailfish into our area. The Wanderer released eight beautiful Sails with clients Jim and Scot Bates. The action started strong early in the half day trip and held fast all the way until sunset. 

This perfect day was underscored by Captain William’s keen billfish hunting skills and safe releases by First Mate Alex to ensure the safety of angler and fish alike.

Usually we don’t stay offshore this close to sunset, but when the bite is this strong it is hard to resist squeezing every minute of good fishing our of the trip.

January 28, 2013

Carl Hammond of California booked the blue beauty for a 6.5 hour excursion to Sailfish City and the mighty flagship strutted her stuff as usual. They released six beautiful Pacific Sailfish throughout the trip ranging from 75lbs. to 100lbs.

Caution: Low flying Sailfish!

They also KO’d a nice 50lbs. Dorado for the dinner table to round out their day of trophy releases.

Great day on the water by Captain William, First Mate Alex, and the unbeatable Wanderer.