July 5, 2022

The Harvester and Virgil Russell’s family enjoyed some catching on July 5 with this excellent Yellowfin Tuna.

From Virgil via email:

I wanted to say that we had an exceptional time. We killed the tuna and both my kids got to land a tuna from the chair on the Harvester. 

I really appreciate the effort from the crews who took time to accommodate young children and made the trip awesome.


June 8, 2022

Great report from Heidi and Jim O’Calligan:

It was pouring rain this morning when we got up and it certainly looked like today was going to be a total washout. After a 2 hour delay, the rain stopped and it didn’t rain on us again for the rest of the day.

Turned out to be an outstanding day with Captain Antonio and Mate Fito!!!!  We got 5 yellowfin tuna from 30 to 35 pounds. Jim got the biggest. I got 3, two of which were at least 30. Those were a lot of fun.

And, check out the size of the head of this sailfish that Jim caught. Captain estimated it was  150 pounds. I caught one about a 120..   They were the biggest sailfish either of us have ever caught. And they both gave us a very good fight!

We got video of everything!!  We are spent to say the least!! What an amazing day that started out looking like it was going to be a washout!!!!

We kept 2 bags of tuna for dinner, gave one bag to the mommy who lives in the house on the beach  and the rest went to Antonio and Fito and their families.. Again, what an amazing day what an amazing day this turned out to be!!!!!

April 21, 2022

Wes Tower and his boys had a fanatic trip with Captain William on April 21.

“My two Sons and I each caught our first Sailfish!” wrote Wes after the trip.

“I fish with charters a lot and these guys are pros! They are super polite and run a tight-ship! Delicious lunch provided. Great day and memory to last forever. Thank you! Pura Vida!!”

February 6, 2022

Robert Kenworthy had a fantastic day with Captain David on February 6. They scored a sweet Blue Marlin release backed up with a nice Cierro Mackeral.

“My wife and I had a great time on Explorer and caught some amazing fish after 4 times out on different charters I finally caught a billfish!” wrote Robert.

“David was amazing and was determined to catch fish, very clean and had a delightful lunch. Highly recommend.”

August 19, 2021

Justin Haliday and Misty Dingel marked Rooster Fish release off of their ‘to-do’ list on August 19, thanks to the efforts of Captain David on the Adventurer.

Check out what Heidi posted to Facebook:

๐Ÿ˜ Got my Rooster Fish ๐ŸŸ today!!! Soo damn excited!! ๐Ÿคฉ We had a hell of an amazing time fishing the past two days with Capt David on the Adventurer ๐Ÿ›ฅ from FishingNosara going out of Playa Garza, Cr. We stayed at Nosara Paradise Rentals in the Casa Bianca, very clean spacious and comfy. Check pics, vids and rates on their pages๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
This has by far been the best time we have had in the country so far and not just bc of the fishing. The area, the views, the biodiversity, the people omg EVERYONE has literally been frikkin amazing that we run into, this IS Costa Rica and the Tico way of life here, the Pura Vida!!! We both feel safe and ๐Ÿ’ฏ at home here and is the top of the list for coming back to. Thereโ€™s just too much to capture that pictures would NOT do it justice or even begin to capture the Pura Vida here ๐Ÿฅฐ Hereโ€™s a few tidbits from the fishing. We have sooo much footage and pics to upload and fish through ๐Ÿ˜‚ no pun intended.

August 9, 2021

Billy Meeks and Jerome McKown were back for more on the 9th. Let’s hear Jerome’s account:

Another great day of fishing in Nosara, Costa Rica.

My good fishing partner and friend Billy Meeks had an amazing day on the water with Fishing Nosara on the Harvester with Capt. Alex.

We started the day with Billy catching and landing a 7โ€™ sailfish.  We actually saw him strike and eat the surface bait.  Pretty cool for sure.

Then I was able to catch another rooster fish.

Good fight beautiful colors on this fish. 

Later this afternoon Billy was able to catch and land another Rooster Fish.  His fish was definitely bigger than mine; 48lbs

Within 10 minutes from Billyโ€™s release I popped another rooster fish.  It was a monster.  The granddaddy of the rooster fish.  We able to see him briefly before he broke the hook.  Capt. Alex estimated to be nearly 70 lbs.๐Ÿ˜ก

All I could think of was the movieโ€ฆGrumpy Old Men and how they were always trying catch.. โ€œCatfish Hunterโ€โ€ฆ

So another day is in the books.  We were able to photo and release these magnificent fighters for another day.

We laughed hard, fished hard, and now we have wonderful memories of todayโ€™s events which will last forever in our mind and heartโ€ฆ

We not fishing tomorrow, but come Wednesday let me just say.. Catfish hunter rooster we are coming for you.. Game on.  Lol.   Wish us luck on our final day fishing this paradise called Nosara, Costa Rica..๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค™

Tight lines,

Capt. J

June 12, 2021

Musa Rukab and Victor Chaffiot returned for a second day with the Wanderer on June 12.

Musa reached out to us after the trip:

“Good morning, I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that that was the most incredible two days of fishing that Iโ€™ve ever had in all of my years of fishing and made a lifelong memory for my son for his senior trip!”

“Captain William in first made Elias were awesome to fish with I was very impressed with the overall fishing scene. We managed to catch and release six sales the first day, and the second day we caught so many Dorados that I stopped counting and released most and only kept three to eat.”

“We managed to hook six yellow fin land for and I think we couldโ€™ve caught 100 that day there were so many fish, we also managed to hook one blue marlin and lost it and had another one up in the teasers but couldnโ€™t get them to bite. The amount of opportunities to catch a land fish on our second date blew all expectations Iโ€™ve ever had on any fishing trip anywhere that I could think of going to, the fishing to me was as good or better than any resort that Iโ€™ve ever looked at and Panama or any other place!”

“I will share with all of my friends that  always go to Panama to go catch fish and let them know whatโ€™s available fishing with you in Nosara.”

 Musa Rukab


March 18, 2021

Mike Loughrey and the Harvester scored big on March 18. The highlight was this floor-sweeping monster Dorado.

They augmented this catch with some smaller Yellowfin Tunas and a nice Sailfish release.

“Great time in Nosara last week,” Mike wrote via email. “Casa Neptune is a great spot for a couple folks. Thanks for everything. Fishing with Alex and Wilson was epic! Freddy, Javier, Mary, Alex & Yoseph were great to be with.”