The Wanderer pulled double-duty today with a pair of trips on the schedule. The morning trip featured our new friend Todd Lupton who is in Nosara after purchasing a prize package at a Coastal Conservation Association auction. FishingNosara is proud to be associated with this charitable organization dedicated to marine conservationism and even more excited when we can welcome guests like the Luptons.
These Naples, FL based anglers showed once again that Sunshine State fisherman are truly the class of the world as the party released and unheard-of FOUR ROOSTER FISH on just a 5 hour trip.
To think we were losing our minds with excitement over the triple Rooster release that Wayne Estes pulled off a week ago, and now we’ve had our first ever quad-Rooster release. Great work by the Lupton family and the mighty Wanderer on this landmark accomplishment!
On the afternoon trip, Dennis Paul and the boys hauled in a few dinners in the form of four 20 lbs. Dorados. Not his best trip of the week, but Dennis sets the bar for himself pretty high.
After two steller days of fishing earlier in the week, John Baumgart returned to the Wanderer for a final day victory lap around the blue water. This magnificent Pacific Sailfish showed up to send off Mr. and Mrs. Baumgart.
This is nearly as big as his Sailfish earlier in the week on the 22nd and combined with his gigantic Cubera with Captain David on the Explorer it is fair to say that John Baumgart put a beating on these fish. Great way to end a great week of fishing in Costa Rica!
Dennis Paul has a habit of catching gigantic fish down in here in Nosara and on his third trip of the week he added a new species to his scorecard: BIG Yellowfin Tunas.
Captain William set the Wanderer far offshore (15 miles) to find the blue water and once the big blue beauty found the blue water the bite was on. Dennis caught a total of five Yella Fellas ranging in weight from 25lbs. – 40 lbs. All Yellowfin fight the same way no matter their size and these lunkers skyrocketed and zigzagged with the same velocity as their smaller brethren.
Only with the right combination of boat, tackle, and angler could these monsters find their way to the fishbox.
Excellent work once again from Dennis Paul and the flagship Wanderer.
James Catalano is a South Tampa fella who came to Nosara to ply the skills he’s acquired in the challenging fishery of Tampa Bay. He enlisted the Wanderer for a quick 2.5 hour morning trip and Captain William set this party up right on top of the reef.
They hooked up two Jack Crevelles right away, then James tossed a top water plug to this beautiful Rooster fish.
Looks like First Mate Alex has been putting in time on the weight bench. Like all our Rooster fish catches, this majestic marine beast was released.
Great work by James Catalano on such a short trip!
Client John Baumgart and his wife set off on their first of three fishing trips with FishingNosara on June 22. They chose the mighty Wanderer for their inaugural trip and within the first hour of trolling were rewarded with this mammoth Yellowfin Tuna.
First Mate Alex put out the billfish spread and around 11am a big mean Pacific Sailfish had gulped the hook and was pulling against Mr. Baumgart with all of its strength.
All eyes were on John as he slowly won back line from the monster and brought her alongside the Wanderer. Captain William displayed his mastery of boat handling as he cut off this creature’s attempts to outflank the flagship.
Good game, shake hands.
As always this billfish was safely released and we look forward to catching her another day. Great start to the week for Team Baumgart.
Wayne Estes and his son Trevor finished the 18th birthday fishing extravaganza with an excellent Yellowfin harvest on the Wanderer. They had a peaceful adventure and pulled in several nice Tunas to boot.
Wayne has fished with FishingNosara since the very beginning but this was unique chance to hit the water with only his just-turned-18 year old son. These are the kind of bonding experience that can’t be defined with words, but when we see pictures like this one below, we are just happy to help these moments happen.
Waynes Estes and his son Trevor were back on the Wanderer today and were determined to hunt the reef dwellers. Trevor caught the first fish of the day, this rare and elusive Blue Jack Crevelle.
In fact the Jacks were thick all day as the Estes’ boys mopped up the Crevalles.
Check out Wayne’s old-school FishingNosara T-shirt…this ain’t no first timer folks!
The action heated up in a major way in the afternoon as not one, not two, but THREE Roosterfish found the hooks. This comes on the heels of the Wanderer‘s double Rooster day last week.
Fantastic work by this Jacksonville-based Father and son fishing team!
All three pez gallo were released safely and we look forward to catching them many more times.
Our great friend Wayne Estes has returned to Nosara for another round of big-time billfishing, and this trip he brought his teenage son Trevor Newman along for the adventure. Captain William and the Wanderer were up for the challenge, and on this afternoon half-day he put young Trevor on a beautiful Pacific Sailfish.
Trevor handled this monster like an old pro and made us all proud with this excellent release. Great work as always by First Mate Alex ensuring the safe release of this fish.
The Estes Gang is looking to stay inshore tomorrow to hunt the reefs after this excellent trip offshore.