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!
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.
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!
The Adventurer welcomed Stuart Scott and his fiancee for a productive half-day of Extreme Panga Fishing. The strikes came in pairs, with a duo of Yellowfin Tuna backed up by twin Yellowtail Snappers.
Another day of great action from the 23-foot straight razor.
The Odd Couples really got cooking on May 31. After a slow day of trolling offshore, these savvy Florida anglers chose to stay inshore where the fresh rain water helped stir up a nice array of bottom dwellers.
A pair of big Cuberra Snappers were the highlight of the trip until this beefy Rooster fish stole the spotlight:
After a safe release, the team got back to meat harvesting with a septuplet of sweet Yellowtail Snappers.
Take a look at the day’s haul:
Looks like the best fish market you’ve ever seen, courtesy of Captain William and the multi-faceted Wanderer.
Our new pal Tracy Anderson just finished up three back-to-back days of inshore action with a wide variety of tasty filets on ice.
The Adventurer hasn’t skipped a beat with Captain Fico at the helm, as proved by this nice Cubera Snapper.
Tracy followed up with a few smaller Snappers:
Plus a Yellowfin Tuna and a Yellowtail Snapper…that’s a grand a haul!
Gary Fiveash and his party had a blast on the Explorer as Captain Carlos helped them tangle with the most broad-shouldered Dorado you’ll ever see:
For heaven’s sake this fish is wider than both the angler and Mate Fico!
They also scored this whopper of a Yellowtail Snapper on a top water plug…a very tasty catch to augment the Mahi.
Great work by Captain Carlos and the strong Super panga.
Another outstanding inshore performance by the Adventurer on May 14. This couple scored a big Dorado and a nice Yellowtail Snapper.
Looks like we need a bigger icebox on the Adventurer if this kind of action keeps up!
Michael Williams enlisted the plucky Adventurer for an inshore harvest and was rewarded with a wide variety of table fare.
This well-rounded haul included Dorado, Cubera Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, and the ultra-elusive Queen Snapper.
When you invest a full-day into Extreme Panga fishing, this is the kind of production you can expect. Great work by Mate Fico in keeping the pedal to the metal all day long!
With the big Captain’s shuffle going on around the team, don’t forget that the 23-foot pocket knife Adventurer will now be the proving platform for our up-and-coming Mates to proves their prowess.
Check out these nice Snappers pulled off the bottom with Mate Fico at the tiller of the Adventurer: