May 12, 2017

FishingNosara Hall of Famer TJ Conrads returned to Nosara with his wife Robin along with Kevin and Karen Bahr. They chose the Wanderer and scored a boatload of sweet fish filets.

Captain William located a massive school of spinning porpoises and the fish were excited to escape the cetaceans…right into the flagship’s fishbox!

In all they scored six Yellowfin Tuna averaging 20lbs., three small Dorado and a nice 20lbs. Dorado.

Here is what Kevin posted on Facebook: “We went with Captain William and his assistant, Johnny. They were very professional and ready to ensure we had a successful outing on May 12. The weather was pretty sketchy but we were able to locate the fish and ended up with a freezer full of ahi and mahi mahi. We cut our day short due to the weather but our crew was willing to stay out longer if we wanted to. Despite the weather, it was a great day!

May 21, 2013

Our good friend TJ Conrads is back in Nosara and he couldn’t help but get back out on the blue water for some big billfish hunting. Remember that TJ joined us in November 2012 and had a double sailfish release on the flagship Wanderer…this time TJ was flying solo and opted for Captain Carlos on the 23-foot Adventurer.

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We are pumped up to report that even on a smaller boat the results stayed the same as the master hunter released another Pacific Sail!

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“What a fight!” TJ commented later. We look forward to seeing TJ in the future…the Sailfish community may be less excited.

November 15, 2012

Our new buddy TJ Conrads brought his family down from Boise, ID to take aim at some big game. TJ is an interesting adventurer who wrote the book on traditional longbow hunting (hunting with a wooden bow and arrows that he literally makes).

For 30 years he has published Tradtional Bowhunter Magazine which is the leading voice in the field.

Mr. Conrads is also the author of the “Traditional Bowhunter’s Handbook” (left). 

He has hunted with bow and arrow all over the world, in every different place you can imagine. An outdoorsman’s outdoorsman, TJ was also thrilled with the idea of offshore Costa Rican fishing.

Fortunately the Wanderer never leaves port without a full quiver and Captain William set his aim offshore at the blue water beasties.

Things got off to a fast start with this bright green Dorado finding its way to the ice chest in the first hour of the half day trip.

This respectable Dorado clocks in around 25lbs. and will certainly keep the family fed for the week.

Captain William guided the Wanderer a little further offshore into billfish territory and on cue a mean pair of Sailfish took off with baits just after 10am.

TJ and the posse reeled ’em in while the crew coordinated the daring and difficult Double Sailfish Release.

Great safe fish-handling like always by the incomparable First Mate Alex, and truly a fishing feat for the ages by TJ Conrads and his family.

We look forward to seeing Mr. Conrads again down the road…can’t say the same for these fellas: