We are so close to the blue water that sometimes real magic can happen. Consider this report from March 9:
Rick Noonan headed offshore about 10 miles to the deep blue water, and immediately started scoring billfish.
Several nice Sailfish releases were backed up by a feisty Striped Marlin release.
Rather than stay offshore to pursue another Marlin (thus securing the ultra-rare Billfish Grand Slam), Captain Fico headed inshore and scored another trophy: This excellent Rooster fish.
The Explorer continues to amaze!
Great things are worth waiting for, and angler Mike Goins sent us some photos from his late February trips that are absolutely mind-blowing. First up is this nice Striped Marlin release from his trip on the 27-foot Explorer:
They he also nearly missed a Grand Slam on the Discoverer with this excellent Striped Marlin release backed up by a Sailfish release.
Great work by this fun-loving fisherman!
On March 1, multi-time Hall of Famer Dan Johnson joined the Wanderer and scored a Sailfish release and a Striped Marlin release.
Mr. Johnson has been fishing here for years, and even for an angler of his caliber this is an excellent day of action.
Fantastic work by the mighty flagship!
Our new buddy Steve Persinger scored the fish of a lifetime with this super Striped Marlin release on February 7.
Captain Carlos kept the Discoverer in the thick of the action, added this excellent Sailfish release:
Great fish handling by Mate Kevin ensures that we’ll see these beasts again one day.
FishingNosara Hall of Famers Catherine Chase and Ron LaGro added to their legend on January 19 with Captain William. This sweet Striped Marlin led off a great day of action:
After Catherine’s release, Ron added a super Sailfish release.
They rounded out the morning with a nice stack of Dorado filets.
Mary Jane Shanklin was back in action on the 15th, and this time they added to their Dorado scored from early in the week with this excellent Striped Marlin release.
They also scored big on Dorados and Yellowfin Tunas.
Amazing work by the mega panga!
Captain Carlos on the big battleship Discoverer knocked it out of the park on the 26th with angler Ted Markow and his family. This mystery billfish led off the action:
Juvenile Striped Marlin or Spearfish? we aren’t sure but it was a fun fish to fight. They also nabbed several Sailfish releases. This was young Piper’s first Sailfish:
For the dinner table the kids grabbed a nice Dorado and a fine Yellowfin Tuna.
Great job by this fun fishing family.
While most of Bill Harris’ group was on board the Discoverer, Mr. Harris himself took to the 28-foot barroom brawler Explorer and opened up her season with a BILLFISH GRAND SLAM!
This Blue Marlin was the highlight of the morning, and was followed by a late-day Striped Marlin. Bill nabbed the first Marlin, and Mark Scott scored the second.
A nice Pacific Sailfish by Diane Turner completed the Grand Slam.
They didn’t go home empty-handed, thanks to five nice Dorado catches spread throughout the day.
Even a small shark came up for a photo before being released.
Fantastic work by ‘El Brujo’ Captain Fico and the unstoppable Explorer!