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!
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!
Casey Jones made a quick visit to Nosara on October 8 and found a world of success on the Harvester.
This nice Striped Marlin was the highlight of the trip which also included a pair of Sailfish releases.
The Wanderer delivered a fun memorable trip for angler Mike Hollis and his group with a scorecard marked up with Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.
After an early Yellowfin Tuna, this Striped Marlin came in after a feisty battle.
She weighed at only 100lbs. but fought like a tiger.
Later in the day the flagship scored a second billfish release with this sweet Sailfish.
Our old friend Dennis Cinquino scored a wonderful Striped Marlin release on April 5 with Captain Carlos on the Discoverer.
Great fish released by a great angler!
Fresh off of a two Sailfish day, Captain David upped the ante with a Striped Marlin release on the 30th.
A great trophy fish release can work up an appetite…fortunately Captain David delivered dinner in the form of these big Dorados:
Bob Rhinehart came to the Explorer looking to fill the fish box, and he got as that he asked for.
The big filets came in the form of big Yellowfin Tuna backed up a fat Dorado…excellent work!
Bob returned the next day for another foray into the blue water. The bite was slow early in trip, but heated up in a big way in the afternoon.
This Dorado hit at 4:45pm and even though it was late, Captain Fico knew they were on the right spot.
Less than an hour later this Striped Marlin took the bait at 5:25pm
From striking out to hitting a home run all within one hour…persistence pays!
Michael Graham joined up with the Discoverer on March 24 and started the day off right with this Striped Marlin release:
Throughout the rest of the day they bushwhacked ten small Dorado, yielding this sweet sack of filets:
Great day from Captain Carlos on the big battleship!