July 25, 2012

Guess who’s back???

This long cool woman in a black dress danced with the Wanderer and client John grabbed the reel and changed up the tune.

While she isn’t the biggest Black Marlin we’ve seen by a long shot, this 200+lbs. lady is a welcome sight for our eyes; the Marlin have been scarce since May and we weren’t sure how long until we’d dance again.

Great release by First Mate Alex and the unbeatable Captain William fresh off his injured foot; let’s hope this is a sign of Marlin resurgence as we approach the end of the season.

July 24, 2012

Oklahoma angler Scott Terrell and his lovely lady were blessed with a pair of Sailfish released today on the mighty Wanderer with Captain William back on he helm. These Sails came in hot and heavy and it took all the flagship could muster catch these monsters

Both of these sailfish put on acrobatic shows of stregth, but the shimmering blue Wanderer overpowered the billfish as it her habit. Of the five strikes on the trip, this posse released three Sailfish.

Great work by these midwesterners! “We’re only singing you’re doing fine Oklahoma…Oklahoma, OK!”

July 23, 2012

Katherine Fanning and her wonderful family from South Carolina took to the seas on the powerful Wanderer for a 5 hour half day trip and the Sailfish were thick as theives when they arrived at the fishing grounds.

The first two Sailfish were nearly back to back, with Dad’s release (above) coming at 10:19am and the young Mr. Fanning’s release time-stamped at 10:57am.

The third and final Sailfish belonged to little brother, and the look of excitement on his face while reeling in this monster says more than words.

Great performance by this Columbia-based fishing family and the legendary FishingNosara flagship Wanderer!

July 20, 2012

Jenny Brown and her buddies booked a quick morning 2.5 hour trip this morning and the Wanderer found hot action for the duration of the trip. They group caught five Bonitas, then rigged up one of them with hooks and sent it swimming deep.

 An immediate massive strike wowed the anglers, and once this 45lbs. Rooster fish surfaced everyone was thrilled.


First Mate Alex carefully captured, photographed, and released the fish with little stress and we look forward to catching this beauty again.


It’s been a record season for Rooster fish releases, and this may be one of the nicest ones yet. Great work!

July 19, 2012

Morgan Trible has done it again! He earned his third enshrinement to the FishingNosara Hall of Fame on July 19 with a ridiculous 5 Sailfish released on the Wanderer. The action started early and never stopped with released reported at 9:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 1:16pm and 2:30pm.

We’ll let the pictures do the talking:

This action can only be described as World-Class, and the performance turned in by Morgan Trible, Richard Harris, and the rest of the group is cer

We bid farewell to Morgan for now, but we know that it won’t be long until this Virginia-based Hall of Famer is back in Nosara to experience more of the best sportfishing in Costa Rica.

July 18, 2012

Brad Hrebenar, David Marino and the rest of their Texas posse booked the Wanderer for a half day trip with outstanding results. With Captain William still on the injured list, command of the flagship was temporarily bequeathed to Captain Carlos of the Adventurer joined by mate-in-training Francisco.

New faces in new places, but the result is the same for the mighty Wanderer: This group released four excellent Sailfish and had a nice White tuna for the dinner table.

Take a look at this little guy; estimated at 50lbs. this adolescent Sailfish is more reminecent of a full-grown Atlantic Sailfish. Give him another year or so and this beastie will be bigger than Francisco.

Young billfish like this require even more gentle handling and we are glad to report this fish (like all billfish we catch) was safely released.

Captain Carlos also reports that he had a Marlin on a teaser, but “he will eat next time.” The Marlin have been scarce since May, but as long as the Sailfish are around it seems that everyone is all smiles.

July 17, 2012

Richard Harris and Morgan Trible enlisted the mighty blue Wanderer for their second of three trips and the offshore harvester was ready for work; however the legendary Captain William would not be along for this trip as he recently suffered a cut to his foot.

The doctors say he will be back in action in no time, and until then the helm of the Wanderer is being manned by her long time First Mate.

Captain Alex Moreno brought along Carlos of Explorer / Adventurer fame and these two young guns put on a show for Morgan and his dad. First up was a awesome Dorado estimated to weigh 30lbs.

Close on the heels of the tasty Mahi was an equally scrumptious Yellowfin Tuna also tipping the scales north of 25lbs.

With dinner accounted for, Alex and Carlos set out the billfish spread and like clockwork a powerful Pacific Sailfish came tearing through the spread just after 1pm.

Richard Harris kept the line taut as Alex spun the Wanderer into the evasive fish. Carlos kept things in order in the cockpit and Mr. Harris released his first-ever Pacific Sailfish at just after 1:20pm.

Great work as always by the crew to keep this fish calm and unstressed for another safe release!

Morgan and Richard have one more full day on the Wanderer so lets keep our fingers crossed for continuing great action.

July 15, 2012

Northeast Florida angler Austin Hattaway booked the big blue beauty for a billfish hunt, and as always the flagship Wanderer delivered the goods for an angler from her former port of call.

They had two Sailfish strikes throughout the trip and capitalized on both; the first came calling at 9 am just minutes after the flagship deployed the spread.

Sailfish number two came in for a landing just after 1pm and this fish was still ticked off after the brief 10 minute fight. Nice work by Mate Carlos to keep this pelagic under control.

Great work by the Wanderer and Florida’s own Austin Hattaway!