Danny Noland had a big day on the Explorer and Captain David reports a 30+lbs. Yellowfin Tuna and a Sailfish release to go with it.
Mr. Noland accepted the challenge of billing this awesome fish, and with Captain David’s watchful supervisor the Sailfish was safe released as always.
Jacksonville anglers Jesus Pulido and Dianne Gregory has an outstanding trip on the Wanderer today. Dianne got things going early with this beautiful Pacific Sailfish release around 9:30am.
Great release by First Mate Alex on this true fish of a lifetime!
This posse then set about filling the fishbox with fresh filets and found these excellent Yellowfin Tunas in a school offshore. They had several simultaneous hook-ups and ended up with four monsters on ice, plus they added a Dorado for good measure.
“Clean-up, needed in the fish department.”
Once again the Wanderer turns in an off-the-charts for this Duval county group on just a 5 hour half-day!
Chris Porter joined Captain David on the Explorer for a 6.5 hour trip today and he came up with some BIG Yellowfin Tunas. The coral green water was no deterrent to the Super panga as Mr. Porter returned to shore at the end of the day with four beefy Yella Fellas.
The hordes of 40+lbs. Yellowfin Tuna are in town and with any luck should remain in the area for the rest of the season.
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.
Fresh sushi today for client Matt Lukof and his group on the Adventurer. Captain Carlos has the little 23-foot straight razor sharpened to a finely honed edge and on this trip sliced and diced his way to a full fishbox.
Amanda got thing rolling with this excellent Jack Crevelle, and if you notice in the background Matt a fish on the line as well. By trip’s end they had caught two Yellowfin Tunas, a Barbero Snapper and 7 Bonitos. That is fantastic action for just a 5 hour trip.
Great work Captain Carlos and the devastatingly diminutive Adventurer.
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.
Steve Wallace took a ton of filets today on the unbeatable Explorer as the incomparable Captain David delivered two meaty fish for the dinner table. The highlight was this 40lbs. Yellowfin Tuna that is every ounce as good as it looks.
These Coastal Carolina anglers didn’t let up and their efforts also yielded this excellent 33lbs. Dorado.
Steve has booked another day on the Explorer so keep an eye right here on the FishingNosara blog for all the up-to-the-minute reports.
The blue water has been tough to find this week with the rains and northern ocean swells pushing the clean water out of our range. Fortunately Captain David of the Explorer is not fazed by less than ideal conditions, as proved by client Dane Sheild’s productive half day tuna hunt.
These monsters are a tasty addition to the fridge at Casa Tranquilo and both anglers had a blast. Nice work by the Explorer to stand strong in the face of adversity.
You ever wish you had the kind of boss who would send you and the boys on a fishing trip to Costa Rica? Tim Peeler of St. Augustine Toyota is that kind of boss.
He set up a 4 day mid-week vacation with 3 days of fishing as an incentive for the sales staff, and after a fantastic month of action on the showroom the trip to Costa Rica was won by Ian Barnett, Jeff Shearer, Jeff Blanchard and Robert Nolan.
Things got off to a fast start on their first day fishing on the Wanderer with Captain William. They started fishing at noon and by 12:45 this high-flying Sailfish had taken the bait
What a great way to start the day! Excellent fight and release as usual, but this would be the first of three Sailfish that would meet their match on this trip. The second came calling a few hours later at 3pm and once again the game was on.
The final Sailfish of the day came just on the heels of the second. Once again, the Wanderer would not be denied as these Florida anglers showed how we get down in the Sunshine State.
After 4 full hours of Sailfish battles, these ‘Sails’-men switched over the spread to target tasty Yellowfin Tunas and put a pair of plump Yella Fellas on ice.
Great start to the week for the St. Augustine Toyota posse!