June 8, 2015

Mark Perdue joined the barroom brawler for two full days of fishing and they scored big with Captain Carlos and Mate Kevin.

“The first day we went out, we had a double hookup with Carlos and Kevin in the Explorer in the first 20 minutes.”

“Then we found an old dilapidated net about 12 miles out and caught a couple of 80lb Dorado and as many smaller ones we could catch.”

“Plus many small yellowfin tuna.  Caught fish around the net on almost every cast with spinning gear.”


June 7, 2015

Patrick Vincent is a good son…he snagged his father, brought him down to Nosara, and booked five full days of fishing on the Wanderer. They began their campaign against the blue water beasts on June 7, where the elder Mr. Vincent scored his first-ever Marlin release.





This Striped Marlin is estimate to weigh just over 125lbs., and was safely released by First Mate Alex.


Patrick followed up with a swell Sailfish release of his own.

June 3, 2015

Sometimes it’s best to let the anglers do the talking…here’s a review from angler Andre Carbo of their recent trip:

After reading an article in Florida Sportsman a few months back, 3 of us booked a 5 day trip with Nosara Paradise Rentals. We flew into Liberia airport on May 28th and took the 2 1/2 hour drive to Nosara. It is a very remote resort with the last 20 miles being a slow drive due to gravel pot hole ridden roads. Each day we woke up at 6am to a full breakfast of eggs, bacon, cereal, yogurt an fruit. We came back to a clean house and washed/folded laundry.

We did a 3 full day offshore trip on the Wanderer, a 31′ T-craft, with William and Alex. I couldn’t be happier with the experience we had with those two. On day 1 they picked us up at 615am and drove us to the bay. We took a small craft out to the Wanderer where we headed out each day. We went out to the fishing grounds where they looked for schools of bait, dolphins feeding or floating debris.

The first catch of the day was an 80 or so pound Sailfish that I hooked into. What a great way to start the day out. We came across a piece of debris and caught numerous small yellowfin tuna as bait. A little while later, BAM!! A Blue Marlin. After a good 45 minute fight we landed him.

The rest of the day we caught numerous small YellowFin which made great boat side shashimi and dinner that night.

On Day 2, we headed out at the usual time and headed out looking bait fish. Soon, we found a huge pod of dolphins and birds feeding. It was a sight worth seeing. So, we trolled live bait and ballyhoo and caught 3 30-40 pound yellowfins at the same time. A TRIPLE HOOKUP!

A little later we had a double hook up that resulted in the biggest tuna I’ve ever had on a line. About 10 minutes in it shook the hook. I was a little disappointed but, it was a big change from what we usually catch from kayaks here in S. FL. The rest of the day was spent catching small tuna which resulted in seared tuna and shashimi for dinner the next two nights.

On the final day, we headed out and slammed a 100-120 pound spearfish. Which is one beautiful and colorful to see coming up from the water. We later found some dolphin feeding and spent a couple of hours catching eight 10-15 pound yellowfins.

We started heading in for the day and Alex spotted a log floating that was covered in bait.

They went out of their way to try to land us another Marlin. After we caught a few tuna, we rigged them up and trolled for Marlin. About 40 minutes in we hooked a 400 plus pound Blue Marlin. It was some of the most magnificent jumps I had seen in a while. After a brief 20 minute fight I landed the biggest fish yet.

A perfect end to a amazing offshore trip. A big thanks to Alex and William for a memorable experience.

Andre Carbo
June 3, 2015
Oakland Park, FL

June 1, 2015

The Rio Nosara produced excellent Snook action this month. This monster caught by local man Carlos Yaniz Jr. was clearly the cream of the crop:

Also, fisherman Fisgar Itanhaém made the claim on Facebook that this Snook (caught in Rio São Francisco in Brazil) breaks the record for the largest in the world at 27.8 kg and 1.33 meters long:

This led to outrage from the Fuppernos, who in the span of 15 minutes produced photos that call this ‘record’ fish into question:

Gotta love these fish-camp arguments…you guys can be the judge, but it seems clear that there are some monster Snook in the Rio Nosara.

It’s not all fishing for the Fuppernos…part of being a “Friend of the River” is to take care of her. This month they organized a clean up of the nearby Ostinal River

Awesome work this month for the Fuppernos!

May 31, 2015

Client Leonard Robinson of Utah joined the Explorer for his second time offshore on May 31 and scored a sweet Sailfish release. Safe released as always by Mate Kevin.


They also scored a handful of Yellowfin Tuna which yielded tasty dense filets.

Later on the beach they discovered a wayward handline rig; this staple of Costa Rican shore fishing is devestaingly simple and features a modern twist with a DOA Jighead.

“I had the experience of a lifetime thanks to the crew of the Explorer.” Leonard wrote in an email. “I will be a return customer!!! Pura Vida.”