Team Harris had another outstanding day on the flagship Wanderer with a chocked-full scorecard of Sailfish. They got a pre-dawn start as Captain William put them out in front of a swarm of beautiful Sails:
These fish were fired up but this group of Tampa, FL anglers put the heat on them with stiff drag and fast reeling.
Great releases all around as the Wanderer continues to set the bar for great Costa Rican sportfishing.
Returning Hall of Famers Bill Harris, Brady Harris and Elie Bedran are back and they brought fellow anglers Scott Cox, Mark Scott and his dad Lee Scott along for this Costa Rica Fishing adventurer.
The mighty Wanderer was the chosen vessel as Captain William set out for Sailfish City.
First Mate Alex put out an irresistible spread that courted five Sailfish releases.
I meant ‘irresistible’ to Sailfish, buddy.
“Craig, wow what a fantastic day. 5 sails, 2 mahi.” Mark writes. “Great day, action was great plus 5 strikes and 2 billfish up on the teasers. Dude what a day, I got to see my dad at 70 get to reel in his first billfish..priceless.”
“Thanks for giving us this opportunity.”
This group of Tampa Bay anglers also scored a couple of nice Dorados, highlighted by this deck sweeper:
These guys have two more full days of action planned and we are all stoked to see what they haul in next.
Getaway day for the Bill Harris group! After releasing nine Sailfish in two days it stands to reason that things would slow up for the boys. Still they found this straggler Sailfish poking around the baits; this release brings their group total to ten for the week!
It was cold beers, celebratory cubanos, and big smiles for these Floridans as they polish off an excellent three days of fishing in Costa Rica. Great job guys!
Bill Harris and the boys got off to a fast start yesterday, but today’s incredible catches put that old business far in the rear-view mirror. Elie was the icebreaker on this trip, releasing this Sailfish just after 9am.
The were more nice Sails close behind as the strikes came at a furious pace.
The action was intense when two lines sang off at once, setting the stage for another amazing Double Sailfish Release.
Looks like everyone got a photos with these lovely twins. Excellent fish handling by First Mate Alex to safely bill, revive, and release these fish.
What happened to your ballyhoo? Did a Sailfish rob you and run away? And what is First Mate Alex doing behind you?
Oh, I see. Putting the final touch on a wonderful five Sailfish release day on the mighty Wanderer!
FishingNosara veteran angler Bill Harris has built a solid reputation as a no-holds-barred fish catching machine. In the past he’s had lights-out performances on big Yellowfin tuna and Dorado but has yet to join our bill collectors club. Would he find the elusive Pacific Sail on his three trips this week?
The St. Petersburg, FL angler rolled into town deep this week with fellow Tampa/Pinellas boys Elie Bedran, Andrew Spangler, Joe Arriaga, Brady Harris and Roger Stephan.
Captain William’s plan for these guys? Take them out to Sailfish City and see who quits first…the fish or the fellas?
The Sailfish swarmed the spread thickly and the boys reeled quickly. This first high-flying Sail came in at 9am with several of her hunting buddies close behind.
After the first two releases the bite cooled off, but sure enough it fired right back up after 1pm. Here’s Brady Harris with one of the larger specimens.
The final release of the day came just after 3:30pm and put the perfect cap on a quadruple release effort
Of course First Mate Alex saw to the safe handling and live release of these rare creatures. The way this posse fishes we’re gonna need them around this week!
Most people don’t get to see grown men smiling and giggling like little boys, but it’s a near-daily occurrence on the flagship Wanderer.
By the way, if you are wondering the best way to end a day of fishing these pictures should get you started:
Bill Harris and the boys rejoined the Wanderer and followed up their Dorado haul from Wednesday with an equally fruitful Yellowfin Tuna harvest. Captain William guided the flagship about 6 miles offshore to the deep water break and started knocking out Yella Fellas on a high speed troll.
They ended up with six tasty Yellowfin Tunas in the box plus added a pair of Dorado for good measure.
This is our first big Yellowfin harvest of the season and you know that First Mate Alex was itching to get the sushi tray out. Fresh sushi on the boat is one of the FishingNosara traditions, and it always makes for some big smiles.
Bill and the boys are pumped up and have added one more fishing day on November 10. Let’s see if they have some luck with the billfish on their final day in Nosara.