I forgot to mention that last month I got the chance to fish with my good friend and Lifetime Achievement Hall of Famer Richmond Phipps and her daughter Brooke Shields. She was there for the awesome Rooster fish (pictured above) that we caught with a live bonita. Richmond is a legendary angler and in her life has had immeasurable impact in the lives and well-beings of our Captains, crew and staff. We love you Richmond!
July 3th brought Yorhany Zuñiga on board for an afternoon of fishing with his brother First Mate Alex and he caught this nice Cuberra Snapper, estimated to weigh around 35-40lbs. Yorhany is a local and close friend to FishingNosara and certainly knows how to catch nice fish.
On June 23rd client TJ Boulware and his party were on the Wanderer for a 2.5 hour sunset cruise and caught three decent-sized Yellowfin tunas.
These sunset cruises are a great chance for novice anglers to get a feel for fishing without the expense of a full day trip. Our crews are excellent teachers of the craft of fishing and they speak very good English.
Even if you have little or no experience on the water FishingNosara’s Captains can deliver for you the fishing trip of a lifetime. Clearly from these pictures these ladies got the fishing bug and will no doubt find themselves on the water really soon.
Regular readers of the FishingNosara Costa Rica Fishing Report will remember that last month client Buddy Cherry caught four 20lbs. Yellowfin Tunas on June 15th. Well turns out that on June 16th Captain William put this client on a school of MASSIVE Yellowfin Tuna. The whopper was over 150lbs!
Seriously, I can not understate how big this fish is…Buddy Cherry is a big North Florida boy and notice that the fish is almost his size.
Forget about mates Alex and David…This fish is way bigger than they are! This achievement capped off a great week in Costa Rica for Mr. Cherry and has earned him a spot in the newly created FishingNosara Hall of Fame.
Recently Renee Taylor and family booked the Wanderer on June 16th and had a magnificent day. They released a 250lbs. Striped Marlin and a 120lbs. Sailfish and a nice Yellowfin tuna to the mix…call this a perfect end to a great month of fishing.
This bite should hold well into September, but dates are filling up fast so don’t delay, book today!
Renee Taylor and her family’s incredible catches just goes to show that with proper tackle and a strong boat anybody can catch the fish of a lifetime with FishingNosara!
Another great angler filled up his refrigerator on June 15th by catching four 15-25lbs. Yellowfin tunas.
These reef dwellers are as tasty as they are fun to catch. They are feisty and will fight all the way to the boat. Fortunately the North Florida anglers get plenty of practice with a wide variety of species and this group was all over these tasty Yellowfin tunas.
Jacksonville angler Frederick Porcase signed up for three days on the Wanderer from June 11th-13th and he had his mind firmly set on catching billfish. The crew was up to the challenge and for three days they chased the biggest, fastest, toughest fish in the ocean with excellent results.
Sporting a razor-sharp meter-long spear and a top speed of 68mph, Pacific Marlins can only be safely caught with the right combination of boat, tackle, crew and angler working together seamlessly.
On the first day they live released this 300lbs. Marlin and lost a 350lbs. Blue Marlin very close from the boat. The lines were popping all day though with seven Yellowfin tunas and a 50lbs. Dorado on ice by days’ end.
On June 12th Mr. Porcase and his party had another 300lbs. Marlin on the line but he bit off the leader and got away. No worries though, because the day was saved with a pair of great Sailfish releases and six 15lbs. Yellowfin tunas in the fishbox.
Their final day on the Wanderer was highlighted by the largest Sailfish release of the month (150+lbs.) and a big 40lbs. Amberjack.
Mr. Porcase would go on to have two fantastic days on the Cabo as well and it is safe to say that his five day fishing trek was the most fruitful in recent memory. Great work by the respective crews, Captains, and anglers!
On June 14th Bryan Russo and his party got on three very nice Yellowfin tunas, and were chowing down on fresh sushi when a 120lbs. Sailfish ripped through the spread. A ten minute fight ensued and the crew safely released the monster fish.