June 8, 2014

Sergio’s group of Tampa anglers have found excellent action on the inshore reefs outside Garza Bay. On June 8 the Wanderer scored this excellent specimen of Rooster Fish:

We released this beauty as usual, but this group didn’t leave empty-handed. They got this monster Pinfish, and also released a small Dorado…c’mon back when you’re 50lbs. buddy!

May 30, 2014

The Discoverer took over two years to rebuild and refit, but it only took Matty twenty minutes to nab his first billfish on the new battleship.

Bridget also got in on the action with the smallest Sailfish release on record…think about the skills exhibited by Captain David on the pitch bait to force-feed a rigged ballyhoo down this tiny gullet.

All smiles on the big battleship Discoverer for Matt and Bridget!

January 9, 2014

Doc Hatton and the posse are back on the Wanderer and were welcomed with improved weather and a gaggle of hungry fish.

The battleground was less than a mile from Garza point and the Wanderer defended her home turf by building up a classic feeding frenzy. The first catch was a juvinile Yellowtail Snapper, followed up by a medium-sized Nurse Shark.

An inauspicious start indeed, however this is the first phase of stirring up a bottom fish bite. Sure enough the action coaxed some big fish up from their seafloor hiding spots.



This Broomtail Grouper is a real monster! Right behind it was another nice-sized bottom dweller:





The bite stayed strong and a group of Jack Crevelle swung by to investigate the fishy waters.


The final jewel in the Wanderer‘s bottom fishing crown was this nice Rooster fish.

We release this species, but with the massive Snapper and Grouper catches from earlier it is safe to say that Doc Hatton and his group will be well-stocked with filets this week.


August 5, 2013

The Wanderer stayed near shore today with client David Abbott and took advantage of the swarm of Wahoo that have invaded the green water. They scored two nice silver bullets:

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Clearly Wahoo is on the menu for these guys.. However they may need to trade some filets if they want any Mahi; I don’t think this fella will even made two sandwiches:

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Good fun and good fishing on the Wanderer!

June 27, 2013

Eric Thorne brought his son along on the Wanderer for an inshore fishing trip and this Tallahassee, FL-based angling duo nabbed some nice fish for the dinner table.

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The heavy fish was this 25lbs. Amberjack, which unlike their Atlantic Ocean brethren are in fact quite good to eat here on the Pacific coast. Another exciting highlight was this bite-sized Dorado caught by young Mr. Thorne.

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Great day of family fishing on the mighty Wanderer for Eric Thorne.