Thompson Rains come to Nosara as a result of winning the Ancient City Kingfish Tournament raffle last Spring. The whole family is in town and they have already had some excellent action around Garza.
On February 20 they joined Captain William on the Wanderer for an offshore billfish hunt and we are happy to report that they released two amazing Pacific Sailfish.
The first came around 12:30pm and hit the spread very aggressively. A quick fight followed and this beauty was set free after just 20 minutes.
The second sail blasted through he blue water around 2:30 and was released at 3pm. Fantastic day by some Florida anglers who know how to handle the blue water beasties. Excellent work by Captain William, First Mate Alex and the whole Rains group.
William and Jessica Bronner followed up their incredibly large Dorado with another trip offshore with Captain William and the flagship Wanderer. This father-daughter fishing team notched the scorecard with two excellent Sailfish releases
Mr. Bronner was first up on the reel at 1pm when this MASSIVE Pacific Sailfish came tearing through the spread. Captain William kept the angler in an advantageous position while First Mate Alex coordinated the action from the cockpit. They kept the fight short and sweet, releasing this beauty in under 30 minutes.
An hour later Jessica Bronner flexed her fishing muscles on a Pacific Sailfish of her own. Jessica hails from the hard-fishing town of Del Rey Beach, FL and she didn’t need any explanation on how to bring in big-time billfish.
“Jessica is one of the best female anglers I’ve ever seen,” commented First Mate Alex, who has been a professional boatman for over 14 years. “She fought this fish like a pro and even assisted on the bill and release. Jessica Bronner can fish with me anytime!”
Once again the Wanderer delivered a fantastic trip for a fantastic fishing family. Great work by Captain William, First Mate Alex, and the Bronners.
Our new friends William Bronner and his daughter Jessica are in Nosara for a week of relaxing, travelling, and of course some big time fishing! They were on the Wanderer with Captain William and pulled a MASSIVE Dorado estimated to weigh well over 60lbs.
Now that’s a heck of fish, but the way they caught it really stands out as something unique. Notice anything weird about this picture?
This monster moved through the spread so quickly that he gulped down a second rigged ballyhoo before the hook was set from the first bait! With twice the leverage and the hooksets this beast came home with little effort.
Very unique accomplishment for the Bronners who have more fishing scheduled this week. Stay tuned!
Dennis Seltsam came to Nosara with a singular purpose: Catch the fish of a lifetime! This Kentucky angler booked the Wanderer for a full day of Marlin hunting and I’d say the time spend traveling and trolling paid off.
Take a look at this beastie:
This Blue Marlin is estimate to weigh 250lbs. which isn’t exactly a record breaker, but look at that girth! This barrel-shaped torpedo gave Mr. Seltsam a heck of a fight but once again Captain William and the Wanderer prevailed victorious.
Great safe release as always by First Mate Alex!
Dennis will be working the inshore reefs tomorrow with Captain David on the Explorer and we’ll see if the good times keep rolling.
No let up from the boys on the FishingNosara flagship Wanderer! Captain William and First Mate Alex bid farewell to Josh Luke after his incredible marlin release, then welcome Colin Conces and his family for a Sunset cruise.
The family had great success on the Red Grouper that have swarmed into the area the last few days, boating a nice stack of filets for the dinner table.
Mr. Conces also added this delicious White Tuna to the sushi plate. Another relaxing yet fruitful Sunset family fishing trip from the comfy Wanderer.