November 15, 2014

Captain Fico has the 23-foot Adventurer dialed in and he is doing damage on the inshore meat fish. He had three great trips this week, with this 60+lbs. Cubera Snapper at the top of the hit list:

A few days later he pried up this nice Yellowtail Snapper from the reefs at Pincha Padre. Not as big as the Cubera but twice as tasty on the plate.

Recently some meaty Dorado have swung inside of the blue water break and the sneaky Adventurer was there to welcome them to the buffet:

Who says you need a big boat to catch big fish down here? Don’t tell that to Captain Fico on the Adventurer!

September 26, 2014

Dr. Kelly Huber and her family of North Florida anglers braves some big seas and stormy skies to get a crack at Extreme Panga Fishing. After a very difficult first day on the water, they rebounded nicely with excellent inshore action.

The Good Doctor scored this Bonita early in the trip…hey slow down! We got our sights set on better-eating fish than a Bonita!

For instance,. this Cubera Snapper couldn’t resist the tasty morsel and swallowed the Bonita whole (including the hook):

They followed up with a nice Yellowtail Snapper.

Great perseverance from these Ponte Vedra folks was rewarded with a sack full of filets.

August 29, 2014

Captain Fico has his game dialed-in on the Adventurer and finished the season on a high note. Check out this wide array of inshore species pried up by the 23-foot pocket knife:

Rock Snapper and Yellowtail Snapper

Dorados

Amberjack and Snappers

Big Amberjack

Yellowfin Tuna

White Tuna

Cierro Mackeral and Ponpano.

That’s a heck of a lot of varietey for just one week of fishing. Masterful work by Captain Fico and the Adventurer!

August 20, 2014

Showing extreme dedication to the hunt, Ed Smith finally scored a Cubera Snapper on the Explorer.

Ed writes: “Finally checked the Cubera Snapper off the list. Carlos and crew worked hard for 3 days and it finally paid off.”

“You know the days gonna be good when you hook up a wahoo first (instead of the bonita we were trying to catch for bait).”

“Craig, we’ve had a great time so far, love the house, the crew, the town and the surf – can you just the roads fixed?”

He also scored another great Yellowfin Tuna and a Yellowtail Snapper. That’s a boatload of filets!

August 17, 2014

Man we love California anglers! A good friend of Shea McIntee (of Stoked on Fishing fame) named Ed Smith has brought his boys down to Nosara for a fun week of surfing and fishing.

On August 17 young Sean scored this excellent Sailfish release on the Explorer.

Ed writes: “Sean joined the billfish club today with his first sailfish on light gear.”

“I on the other hand came closer to my cubera snapper goal, losing a monster on a big popper in a few feet of water.”

“Nothing like seeing a 12-inch wide tail/back come crashing down on the jig! Off to buy more poppers tomorrow!”

 Still, Ed scored some excellent eating fish with a Yellowfin Tuna, Ponpano, and Snapper all on ice.

July 12, 2014

Sweet Rooster Fish score on the Adventurer today for client Maciek Sabodacha. The 23-footer stayed inshore and nabbed this handsome fellow:

As usual, this fish was released after the photo. But don’t think these boys didn’t get any filets on the straight razor.

These nice Snappers will make for a festive dinner for sure…Great work!