It’s the rainy season right now, but that didn’t stop Ron Lard and his team of Virginia-based anglers from braving the elements for three days, conquering a wide variety of inshore species.
Captain Alex and Mate Kevin performed fearlessly in the face of the rain, guaranteeing a fun, safe, productive run of trips.
Here’s what Mr. Lard wrote in an email:
“Just wanted to let you know that my group and I (weather not withstanding) had a great time in Nosara. The housing was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Your staff was pleasant and took very good care off us.”
“Although the weather didn’t cooperate with our stay, Cpt. Alex and Kevin managed to get us out the three days and found fish.”
Paul Reynolds took a victory lap on July 29 as his last day of fishing yielded another fish-of-a-lifetime for this Winter Park angler.
The new FishingNosara visor must have lured up a big one…Check out this MASSIVE Cubera Snapper he snagged early in the day.
After the inshore success, Captain William pointed the blue beauty off shore for another stroll through Sailfish City.
Here’s what Paul had to say on Tripadvisor:
“What a great trip! I’m an avid fisherman in Florida and the Bahamas, but this blew all of my other trips away. Everyone from Craig (owner / booking) to Matt and all of the captains & crew were great.”
“We fished 3.5 days and caught 26 billfish, 5 dorado (one at 60 lbs) and 16 yellowfin tuna… not to mention the cubera snapper, amberjack and other inshore fish. We fished mostly on the Wanderer, Harvester and Explorer. All were great, but my favorites were Capt William & first Mate Johnny (Wanderer) and the Captain Alex with first mate Kevin (Harvester).”
“We fished mostly ballyhoo with circle hooks offshore and all crews knew how to fish. Almost every captain spoke English too… which really helps. My favorite was when we found some bonito and slow trolled them for the marlin, larger sailfish and inshore for cubera.”
“Don’t be fooled by the rainy season… it produces offshore as well. Rooster fish were very hard to find and may be better other seasons. I do not hesitate in recommending this group for a great fishing trip.”
“If you are looking to fish large sportfish boats with A/C…. this is not your trip. But if you want to catch the same quality and quantity of fish for 1/3 of the price… this is the trip. I can’t wait to book my next trip!”
“PS – lunch was included for our trips and was fantastic. Cooked by the local ladies and in classic Costa Rica style. Water and fresh fruit included too… just bring the beer, the sunscreen and the gopro / cameras!!”
Adrian Paredes and his group had a big day with Captain William reporting seven Sailfish release on their July 13 trip.
Nice work by Mate Johnson to keep these fights short and sweet leading to safe releases.
Check out this high-flyer:
Big fish above the water means big smiles on board!
Later on they moved inshore and nabbed two swole Cubera Snapper:
“Great day on the water. Dreams came true on our trip to Nosara.” wrote Adrian in and email. “Thank you Captain William and mate Johnny for putting us on 7 beautiful sailfish and two tasty cubera snapper. I can’t wait to go back!”
The Harvester had the biggest day of her short career on January 27 with 11 Sailfish releses, including a Triple Hookup / Double release:
What a day for clients Greg Tilley along with Laura and Todd Horton…it certainly didn’t take Captain Alex long to get the Mega Panga dialed in!
Here’s what the clients wrote on Facebook:
“Fishing in Costa Rica is awesome! If you every get the chance…..GO!!!! We doubled up twice and tripled once. Caught a total of 20 sailfish on 30 bites. It takes a pretty good captain to get 3 sailfish to the boat at the same time and released”
“The first triple for thie Harvester. (landed and released all three fish) We also had two doubles (2nd & 3rd for Harvester)and the 1st time getting the 2 fish pictured together. Captain Alex and mate Kevin did an awesome job and I highly recommend them if you ever get to fish in Costa Rica.” – Greg Tilley
“Alex and Kevin are the ticket! Great captain and mate combo! Keep up the good work!” – Todd Horton
“The day was all about perseverance,” writes Patrick Vincent. “It was a little disheartening to see a giant blue marlin smash the teaser before we even had a bait in the water this morning. Then there was a slow morning bite.
Minutes after my afternoon nap, we were rewarded with a double header of sailfish. We quickly released twin 100lb Pacific sails.
Later in the day, we got to see one hell of a show. 200lb yellowfin tuna crashing sardines on the surface. I’ve never seen anything like 200lb yellow torpedoes going airborne while feeding!
What a great note to end our fishing on!
Well, the father/son billfish beatdown in Costa Rica has come to a close. We finished the week with 1 blue marlin, 2 striped marlin, and 11 sailfish. I’m back in Atlanta safe and sound, I guess it’s time to go back to the real world.