June 1, 2015

The Rio Nosara produced excellent Snook action this month. This monster caught by local man Carlos Yaniz Jr. was clearly the cream of the crop:

Also, fisherman Fisgar Itanhaém made the claim on Facebook that this Snook (caught in Rio São Francisco in Brazil) breaks the record for the largest in the world at 27.8 kg and 1.33 meters long:

This led to outrage from the Fuppernos, who in the span of 15 minutes produced photos that call this ‘record’ fish into question:

Gotta love these fish-camp arguments…you guys can be the judge, but it seems clear that there are some monster Snook in the Rio Nosara.

It’s not all fishing for the Fuppernos…part of being a “Friend of the River” is to take care of her. This month they organized a clean up of the nearby Ostinal River

Awesome work this month for the Fuppernos!

May 1, 2015

Intermittent rains means that the Rio Nosara is flowing strong and the Fuppernos (Friends of the River) are all over the big Snook.

Fresh off his great performance at the 2015 Ship of Fools Tournament, Bob Pease scored this sweet Snook on the morning tide:

Javier has stayed busy with a catches of Snook and Permit on the late-afternoon bite.

This Snook is on the larger side of what the Fuppernos have come to expect from the Rio Nosara.

Local fisherman Angel Ruiz Leal scored the biggest Snook of the month, easily weighing over 30lbs.

It’s not all fishing for the Fuppernos…part of being a “Friend of the River” is to take care of her. This month they organized a clean up of the nearby Ostinal River

Awesome work this month for the Fuppernos!

April 2, 2015

There has been lots of great river mouth action led by Javier aka Rey Robalo this month. The highlight was a surf fishing adventure with Texas client Mike Loughrey:

“This friend caught a beautiful robalo this morning and freed it to make eggs and fight again in the future! Everyone wins!” wrote Javier.

Kudos to the boys for releasing these big Snook…while not a mandated catch-and-release species, Javier has great respect for the Snook stocks in the river and keeps only a fraction of his catches.

Also this month were some excellent catches of Ponpano and Permit…ceviche, anyone?

Great work as always by Javier!

River Fishing Report – December 2014

Javier and the boys have been hitting the river hard this month with lots of nice catches.

Client Nelson Piche scored a nice 8lbs. Snook and and a pair of Corvinas:

Later in the month our friend Phong Nguyen added a trio of small Corvinas:

From shore or from Kayaks, the Fuppernos have the Rio Nosara all figured out.

Nice work at the river mouth!

River Fishing Report – October 2014

Road trip time for the Fuppernos (Friends of the River)!

Javier, Freddy, and the boys loaded up and headed east across the country to a little fishing camp on the Rio Colorado.

The highlight of the trip was this beefy Robalo (Snook) snared by Freddy Poloma:

Also it was great for the guys to try their techniques in a different fishery, plus there was ample opportunities for good bonding amongst the Fuppernos.

They returned home after a great long weekend on the east coast to find that torrential seasonal rains had washed a mountain of trash into the Rio Nosara.

As always Javier and the Fuppernos rallied the troops for a river clean-up to keep this resource in pristine condition.

Since then there has been excellent action at the river mouth. Check out this monster Snook hooked-up by local anglers Tanayo and Alonso Aragon:

Great action from the best kept fishing secret in Costa Rica, the Rio Nosara!

August 1, 2014

Javier led several great fishing campaigns at the Nosara River mouth this month, and has begun to explorer up the river and into the surf via Kayak.

Javier managed to snag this little Mangrove before it escaped into the weeds.

He also scored a nice Ciero Mackeral out past the breakers.

Of course the Rio is thriving with a wide array of creatures, including this family of brightly colored crabs.

The highlight of the month was an awesome Snook scored by our new friend Don Anglin. This hardcore shore angler serves as the Northern California Coordinator for Heroes on the Water, which is one of our favorite organizations.

His Snook hunt began in Tamarindo (70 miles north of us) and he worked his way south looking for the perfect fishing spot; his emails to Craig during his odyssey are priceless as he battled rains, limp bait, and his own traveling party weariness of the journey.

Finally, he got hooked up with this MASSIVE Snook under Javier’s careful tutelage:

Don was all smiles as he shared his triumph with the other Fuppernos:

Hi Craig,

I know you must be a busy man with everything going on here, so thanks so much for answering all my questions before and during my stay in Nosara.  I think I made a life time friend of Javier, defiantly my kind of fisherman and guy… needs work on the kayak surf landings though…Lol!!!  wish I has film rolling on that one, but hey, happens to the best of us… he also still kicked my butt fishing, so he has last laugh…

Love my New Fishing Nosara Hat!!!  Guys are already hitting me up about coming down to Nosara after some postings I have been doing… I’ll send your way or come back with them…

Either way, I know I’ll be back soon..

Thanks so much and

Pura Vida!!!

River Fishing Report – August 2014

Javier led several great fishing campaigns at the Nosara River mouth this month, and has begun to explorer up the river and into the surf via Kayak.

Javier managed to snag this little Mangrove before it escaped into the weeds.

He also scored a nice Ciero Mackeral out past the breakers.

Of course the Rio is thriving with a wide array of creatures, including this family of brightly colored crabs.

Javier also showed the river fishing ropes to our new friend Don Anglin. This hardcore shore angler serves as the Northern California Coordinator for Heroes on the Water, which is one of our favorite organizations.

His Snook hunt began in Tamarindo (70 miles north of us) and he worked his way south looking for the perfect fishing spot; his emails to Craig during his odyssey are priceless as he battled rains, limp bait, and his own traveling party weariness of the journey.

He missed a few big Snook at the River mouth, however Javier hooked up with this MASSIVE Snook:

Despite the missed fish, Don was all smiles as he shared his day with the other Fuppernos:

 

Keep your chin up Don! We know that your Snook is still here, lurking, waiting for your return.

“Hi Craig,

“I know you must be a busy man with everything going on here, so thanks so much for answering all my questions before and during my stay in Nosara. I think I made a life time friend of Javier, definatly my kind of fisherman and guy… needs work on the kayak surf landings though…Lol!!! wish I has film rolling on that one, but hey, happens to the best of us… he also still kicked my butt fishing, so he has last laugh…”

“Love my New Fishing Nosara Hat!!! Guys are already hitting me up about coming down to Nosara after some postings I have been doing… I’ll send your way or come back with them…”

“Either way, I know I’ll be back soon..”

“Thanks so much and

Pura Vida!!!”

There were other great scores from the river mouth this month:


Manual nailed this big daddy Permit (above) plus a Queen Snapper, while the famous Rasta scored this big Snook:

 

Javier kept up the pace with more nice reef fish:

What river report would be complete without catches from the famous Chimpy. Nice Snook as always for this Nosara legend:

River Fishing Report – July 2014

Javier led the way with several nice snook, with the big one weighing 33 lbs. :


Javier wasn’t the only one finding success at the River Mouth.

Chimpy scored big fish all month as usual…this guy can catch some Snook!

Manuel also checked in at the River Mouth this month with some rocking Robalos!


An excellent pair of Snook were caught by Victor Matarrita:

 

However the best snook of the month was snared by Abraham Pigo Aguero Mora:

 

But also let’s not forget this nice Snapper caught by Erika Montiel Noguera: