December 30, 2017

Steve Mears pulled off one of the great feats in offshore fishing on December 30 with the Explorer…the Billfish Grand Slam!

Captain Fico and Mate Elias deserve tons of credit in the hunting of these monsters, and of course the safe live releases.

Great work by FishingNosara Hall of Famer Steve Mears!

December 29, 2017

On December 29, Captain Fico delivered the goods for angler Michael Baoley with lots of billfish action backed up by some excellent meat fish.

This small Marlin is likely a juvenile Striped Marlin, but may also be an elusive Hatchet Marlin.

After the Marlin release they nabbed several super Sailfish.

In addition several nice Dorados found their way to the filet bag. What an excellent day of action on the unstoppable Explorer.

November 14, 2017

November 14 will be a day that John Schimkaitis, Heather Cozart and Jared Cozart never forget as they enshrined themselves in the FishingNosara Hall of Fame with a legendary BILLFISH GRAND SLAM!

First up was John nabbing a 100lbs. Sailfish, released early in the trip, completing the first leg of the Grand Slam.

Then a 100lbs. Striped Marlin came calling around noon; not the biggest specimen we’ve ever seen but Jared’s catch still counts as the second piece of the Grand Slam.

Finally it was Heather’s turn on the reel for a MASSIVE Blue Marlin estimated by Mate Kevin upon release to be well over 350lbs.

The action was so hot on the Discoverer that the scorecard shows more than just Billfish releases; a good array of Dorado and Yellowfin Tuna means that these North Carolina anglers will be able to replenish their strength at the dinner table.

Fantastic work by Captain Carlos and the unbeatable battleship Discoverer!

November 7, 2017

Our great friend Hubble Keller closed down the season a few months ago on the Harvester with a strong Marlin release, and wouldn’t you know that he got things started this year with another one?

 

Hubble and the boys were just getting started as they backed up the Striped Marlin with some nice Sailfish releases.

For the dinner table they hooked up three big Dorados and put them on ice.

Great start for Hubble Keller and the mega panga!