December 15, 2019

Ship of Fools Tournament stalwarts Ivan DeLuca and Jimmy Nichols returned to theĀ Discoverer on December 15 and put on a show! Check out these multiple Marlin releases:

For what it’s worth, that will be worth 1500 points come tournament time in April. They also brought home dinner with a big Dorado backed up by Yellowfin Tuna.

March 9, 2019

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!

March 8, 2019

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!

December 26, 2018

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.

November 8, 2018

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!

July 11, 2018

Bob Zuniga’s group nabbed the fish of a lifetime on July 11 with this strong Striped Marlin release on July 11.

Later on in the trip they added a nice White Tuna…a rare find this far offshore.

Here’s what Bob had to say in an email: “I just wanted to take the time to let you and your staff know that my group and I had the time of a lifetime! From the fishing, to the breakfast and all of the accommodations, we enjoyed every second we spent at your paradise! Your staff took customer service to the next level and the fishing is unlike I have ever encountered in the world. I just wanted to again send you my thanks and on behalf of my group… PURA VIDA!!! Robert Zuniga”