2024 Ship of Fools Tournament

The best boats in the area gathered in Playa Gaza for the annual Ship of Fools Tournament from April 12-13, 2024.

Fishing was slowing leading up to the tournament, with overcast skies limited Sailfish strikes to just a few chances per day. However on tournament day the skies cleared and the temperature rose, leading to productive outings on the leaderboard.

All five FishingNosara boats were in the field of 13 boats.

The Adventurer was crewed by Nosara Paradise Rentals staff and they scored a great Sailfish release and backed-it up with some tasty (thought non-scoring) meat fish.

The Explorer found one nice Sailfish release on day one:

Returning FishingNosara Hall of Famer Sloan Rogers and his boys from North Carolina had a great weekend of scoring on the mega panga Harvester.

On the big battleship Discoverer, Craig Sutton was joined by Matty and Bridget Jorn for a six Sailfish performance.

Craig also scored this 88+lbs. Yellowfin Tuna which was sufficient to win the Calcutta.

The top team boat was the Wanderer with Florida anglers Steve Dziadul and Greg Short getting on the podium with a wonderful third place finish.

As always there was a great party in Garza to commemorate the event, and we can’t wait to get back to it next year.

Mid-Tournament Team Dinner: