The Wanderer welcomed back FishingNosara Hall of Famer Wayne Estes for a great day of fishing on November 25.
Wayne and Mauri Elledge started off with a double Dorado hookup and brought both monsters straight to the flagship.
More big Mahi Mahi kept the rods bend all day long.
As the sun went down a final pair of Dorados found the hooks and these Jacksonville angler brought them home.
Wayne Estes, Craig Sutton, and Mauri Elledge took the Harvester offshore on the 25th with this excellent Sailfish release:
The mega panga backed it up with another world-class Dorado on ice.
Great work by Captain Alex!
Captain Fico and Mate Elias continued their strong fishing into late November, delivering the goods for clients Wayne Estes and Mauri Elledge.
This Rooster Fish release is a true bucket list-worthy monster.
They also brought the kids out for a family trip to the fish market. Great work ninos!
Wayne Estes and Samantha Shaw scored big on their first day of fishing on the Discoverer.
This hard-fightin’ Sailfish was the highlight of the trip:
Master angler Waynes Estes just shattered our record for largest Yellowfin Tuna catch. This MASSIVE monster easily weighs in over 150lbs.
Even more impressive is that Wayne caught this beast on a spinning rod!
The bite came late in the day, and the fight continued into the dark.
Finally First Mate Alex got the monster on board…at first we only had these low-light phone pics of the monster:
Then Captain William saved the day by sending along his full-color shots, where you can see this Yellow Submarine in all it’s might!
Wayne also caught an 80lbs. Yella earlier in the trip, which on any other day would be the highlight of the trip:
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.
Wayne Estes followed up their historic four Striped Marlin day with a very productive day of inshore reef harvesting. The Red Groupers were packing in thick and could not resist the topwater casted Williams Jet Popper.
‘El Popper’ could not be stopped as the Estes put on a fish catching clinic.
Our great friend Wayne Estes from Jacksonville has made multiple runs offshore with us over the years, but today’s “Valentine’s Day Massacre” will live on forever in FishingNosara history as the most productive day of Marlin fishing to date. Mr. Estes caught and released an unheard-of number of Striped Marlin.
The good-looking blue water was far away by our standards (30 miles) but Captain William’s gambit to go this far out paid dividends early and often. Things started off well with an early Sailfish release by Mr. Estes.
After the Sail was safely released the Wanderer was ambushed by wave after wave of Striped Marlin. The first one hit around 8:30 am and the Estes’ released one an hour for the next four hours.
That’s right, FOUR Striped Marlin release on a five-hour trip. Throw the early Sailfish in the mix and you have a exemplary day of Hall of Fame-caliber fishing.
Most importantly, all five billfish were safely and quickly released. We look forward to catching them another day.
What an amazing trip for the crew and clients! Great job by Captain William and First Mate Alex to deliver the trip of a lifetime to old friend Wayne Estes.