The Adventurer welcome Chris Walcott for a morning half day and they walloped a GIGANTIC Amberjack.
This monster easily weighs over 60lbs. and will make for some fine filets; unlike their Atlantic Ocean brethren, the Pacific Amberjacks are great table fare.
Later on they also came face-to-face with a Shark.
This is as close as Captain David wanted to get to this mini Jaws, so they cut the line and let him swim free.
Ben Evans and Joe Driscoll returned to the Wanderer on the 12th with another great fantastic fishing performance.
They stayed inshore this time and loaded the fish box with gigantic Amberjacks.
Beware of these masked bandits!
They also hooked up a small Shark, released without incident.
On their final day of fishing, they returned to Sailfish City and ended their week with this nice Sailfish release.
Our good friend Eddie Showalter returned to Costa Rica for another foray into the blue water, and brought his friends Mike Neeland and Laura Lanoue.
Laura was thrilled to see that one of her prior conquests is immortalized in our Guiones Beach Office.
She repeated her Sailfish success on the Discoverer with this outstanding release:
She also added a fine Rooster fish release, and got an up close look at a mean old shark.
Safely returned to the water by Mate Juan Carlos, this pez gallo is quite a fish-catching accomplishment.
The Explorer continues to shine as an inshore warrior, and on a recent trip she ran the gamut with a nice Rooster Fish release backed-up by some football-sized Yellowfin Tunas.
They also hooked up Jaws’ little brother, and Captain Carlos smartly cut the line to save his fingers.
All in a day’s work for the 26-foot barroom brawler.
Andrew Queral and Doug Dickman got off their week of Costa Rica fishing off to a blazing start! They notched the Wanderer‘s scorecard with a big Dorado, several Sails, and a MASSIVE Marlin.
A nice pair of Sailfish were the highlight of the morning, and a mid-day Bonita catch led to First Mate Alex reaching deep into his bag of tricks:
The crew moved quickly to rig a hook to this Bonita and keep him alive in the Tuna Tubes…this bait was pitched into the spread when a big Black Marlin hit.
In the afternoon they accidentally hooked-up a small Shark and released it after the photo:
It wasn’t all releases, though; this floor-sweeping Dorado certainly melted a bit of ice and served as the cherry on top of a perfect day of fishing.
Ahhh…the easy life of a charter boat Captain. Nothing but fun in the sun with cold beer, big fish, and cute ladies, right?
Sounds good in theory, but in practice these guys have one of the toughest jobs around. It’s especially tough when you have to get your hook back from this guy:
Captain Carlos still has all ten fingers, so we’re guessing that this de-hook went without incident and the “little” shark was released.
Pretty fish, though.
Doc Hatton and the posse are back on the Wanderer and were welcomed with improved weather and a gaggle of hungry fish.
The battleground was less than a mile from Garza point and the Wanderer defended her home turf by building up a classic feeding frenzy. The first catch was a juvinile Yellowtail Snapper, followed up by a medium-sized Nurse Shark.
An inauspicious start indeed, however this is the first phase of stirring up a bottom fish bite. Sure enough the action coaxed some big fish up from their seafloor hiding spots.
This Broomtail Grouper is a real monster! Right behind it was another nice-sized bottom dweller:
The bite stayed strong and a group of Jack Crevelle swung by to investigate the fishy waters.
The final jewel in the Wanderer‘s bottom fishing crown was this nice Rooster fish.
We release this species, but with the massive Snapper and Grouper catches from earlier it is safe to say that Doc Hatton and his group will be well-stocked with filets this week.
Excellent day of Dorado action for Irene and Bruce Page on the Wanderer.
The green monsters came in at a steady pace and the whole group got a change to master these Mahi Mahi.
Some people think that First Mate Alex has to best gig in town, but it’s not all smiling in the photos with world class fish…guess who got to release this accidental Shark by-catch?
All in a day’s work for the famous Wanderer!