August 22, 2019

“So here is how day 4 went,” wrote Steve Betz.

“We made a plan. I had already gotten a Sail so we all wanted Scott to get his wish fish. A Rooster.”

“First bait in the water and less than a minute and game on! The dude caught Foghorn Leghorn!”

“They all decided I should go next. I guess I had Snapper on the brain. I came up with my first Pacific Yellow Tail Snapper. That’s OK someone has to put dinner in the boat.”

“Lisa was next. It also didn’t take long and Lisa landed a beautiful Rooster.”

“Now it was Karen turn and landed her first sail. Yes Rafael Rios it was bigger than mine.”

“Great times with great friends! First time in a long time I have felt this blessed. Thank you Charlie Phillips and Laura Anne for inviting us to share this experience.”

Charlie replied: “We are both so happy y’all took a chance and a plane ride down with us. Descriptions never do it justice, so much to do and see down here. Congratulations on fine catches all around and still a few to check off on the next trip.”

Charlie continued after they got home: “Back from Nosara Paradise Rentals, Following one of the best trips down there I have had.”

“Fishing was as always awesome. Quality fish, good boats and equipment and highly talented crews. Nothing better than sharing the experience as close friends catch dream fish in foreign lands.”

“I did more exploring on my own this year than in my past trips and enjoyed every second of it. Every dirt path, I’d ask Laura Anne Phillips, wonder what’s down there and away we go. These ventures found me some intimate encounters with wildlife and I will make this a part of every trip going forward.”

“Costa Rica as a country is beautiful, the scenery, the wildlife and views are magical. But I have to say, the people in the small communities are equally beautiful. Patient and accepting of visitors, kind and helpful at every opportunity. I enjoy the culture as much as the scenery I believe.”

“Steve Betz, Karen Richey Betz, Lisa Throop, and Scott Throop; We enjoyed your company and hope you had as much fun as we did. If you now feel comfortable leading a group of your own down, then we have done our jobs.”

“Also great seeing friends from Florida down at the same time and sharing fish stories with them. Capt Rick Ryals so good seeing you. Craig Sutton always a pleasure and we can’t wait to be back down.”

December 27, 2018

Captain David fished every day from December 20 to the 28th, and scored a wide variety of great fish for his clients.

Yellowfin Tunas were in the mix, even though we aren’t anywhere close to their peak season. Its a great sign to see these football-sized Yella Fellas this close to shore, and this early in the year.

An array of Jack Crevelles and Rock Snappers made sure that ceviche would be on the Christmas dinner table.

Big Dorados have been in the area all month and while most boats found them 10 miles offshore, the crafty Adventurer nabbed several monsters that wandered too close to shore.

What a great start to the season for Captain David and the 23-foot switchblade.

August 20, 2018

The hits kept coming in late August as Captain David concluded a great season on the Adventurer with a great run of trips late in the month.

This big Red Snapper was complimented by an equally tasty Red Grouper:

While the big fish grab the headlines, there is also much to be said about a large number of smaller fish…check out this haul:

Fantastic work by Captain David and the 23-foot switchblade Adventurer!

July 10, 2018

The inshore assassin Adventurer continued to score major fish on July 10. Get a load of this MASSIVE Amberjack:

What an amazing fish…easily 80+lbs.!

Captain David then lead a tour of the fish market, loading up on Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, and Dorado.

I don’t know if the IGFA recognizes an ‘Inshore Tasty Filets Grand Slam’, but if so this clearly qualifies.