It was an honor to welcome two Nosara VIP’s for a great day of fishing on March 30th. Richmond Phipps (legendary angler and patriarch of the Nosara community) and Leo (owner of Rancho Tico, one of the finest restaurants in the area) had a fantastic fun time and each caught their first Pacific Sailfish.
Captain William has the Wanderer locked in and has cemented her reputation as the king of the hill! Captain William had several awesome days fishing this month and the clients have been grinning from ear to ear!
On March 26th Manuel (Concierge Numero Uno at Nosara Paradise Rentals) and Craig Sutton released a Black marlin, one Sailfish and lost a nice dorado.
The marlin was going absolutely crazy, moving from one teaser to the other one and spanking it with his bill. One of the teasers broke clean off ! I spent 42 minutes to release this fish, albeit with a few water breaks. This marked the beginning of some great billfish action on the Wanderer in March and April.
Most of the days I fished in March we were raising several Sails and releasing 2 to 4 on half days.
On March 22nd, Jim Bridges and his party really captured the flag this month with a ridiculous FIVE Sailfish released in a single day, including the infamous Double Bill Shot. Craig Sutton and Charly Bernhardt were also aboard the Wanderer for the feat.
Great work Captain William and mates Alex and David for coming up with the idea for the picture, and then having the guts to hold onto these powerful Sailfish.
Recently the Wanderer was graced by Dennis Rosa and his son Sam for two full days of fishing on the 12th and 14th of February. On the first day they caught two 25lbs. Dorados and a 120lbs. Sailfish. Then they raised ten Sailfish on the second day and ended up successfully capturing and releasing four of them.
Sam showed excellent skills on the reel and was centrally involved in all the Sailfish strikes. He had a great trip with his dad to our little slice of paradise, where they explored the surrounding areas on foot, on the water, and even from the treetops on one of our nearby jungle zip-lines.
FishingNosara and Nosara Paradise Rentals are proud to be family-friendly doorways for kids of all ages to enjoy the Pura Vida spirit of Costa Rica.
Sam’s Sailfish Scorecard: 85lbs. – 90lbs. – 110lbs. – 120lbs. Great work buddy!
On February 7 clients Pat Webber and Lori Hoffman were on board the Wanderer and had a fantastic day. The highlight of their haul was this awesome 45lbs. Cuberra, and they had a blast on just a two-and-a-half hour trip. Look at this haul, and in such a short time!
“What a great crew, we really enjoyed our fishing with these guys.”
-Gaylon Catalano, after a half-day fishing February 7th and catching this superior Cuberra Snapper.
February 6th was a day for the staff of Nosara Paradise Rentals to have some fun out on the water. General Manager Javier Hernandez, Cumi, and NPR Concierge Numero Uno Manuel took a sunset cruise on the Wanderer and hauled in a whole mess of fish, included a baby Cuberra Snapper…they returned the little fella to the blue water, but even as a youth it fought like a tiger. It’s great to see our wonderful staff have a great day out on the water!
On January 31 Senora Richmond Phipps (a Nosara legend for her wisdom, spirit, humor, and awesome fishing skills) celebrated her birthday on board the Wanderer and reeled in a very nice Dorado. Also, Javier was on the reel catching his first Pacific Sailfish. Pura Vida Richmond!
On January 25th, 26th, and 27th the Wanderer was honored to welcome Captain Kevin Faver, his wife Carrie, and the crew of The Outdoors Show for a few days of fishing and filming. Kevin and Carrie repeated last year’s success by catching four Dorados and releasing seven Sailfish.
Also Kevin released one of the nicest Rooster Fish of the year so far. These episodes should air soon, so keep an eye on this report for airtimes and channels.