December 11, 2016 – Dreamstarter Tournament Recap

FishingNosara participated in the 5th Annual Dreamstarter Billfish Invitational from December 7-10. This tournament is run by Mr. Brian Neal and our friends at Wanderlust Reality, and was a wonderful experience for all involved.

This is our first time entering this tournament, and it is with great pride that we announce that we brought home the hardware!

From the tournament website: “Dreamstarter Billfish Invitational Tournament would like to congratulate the Wanderer and Discoverer for finishing tied for 1st place in our tournament. Both boats fish under the flagship of FishingNosara and both teams agreed to stick with a tie. Congratulations to both teams!”

FishingNosara Hall of Famer Bob Pease joined Captain William on the Wanderer and scored two Sailfish and a Marlin over the two days of tournament fishing:

Meanwhile, the Discoverer welcomed Hall of Famer Eric Dixon and they also nabbed a Marlin backed-up with two Sailfish:

June 6, 2016

Eric Dixon continues his habit of catching big billfish on spinning tackle. This time he scored twice in one week on the Harvester.

Look at the workout the Dixon boys are giving to our new Shimano Stella spinners; we weren’t sure how these would hold up to such a fight, but it turns out these are just as tough as our Tiagra conventional reels.

Later in the week Eric struck again, this time with the old reliable Penn Slammer.

Great work by this father and son duo of Colorado anglers!


May 8, 2016

Eric Dixon is a mad scientist when it comes to fishing…after scoring the feat of a lifetime with a Billfish Grand Slam, he returned to Sailfish city for more billfish battles, only this time he fought them with a Spinning Rod!

This borderline-crazy feat put our Penn Slammer reels to the test, but Mr. Dixon managed to best this beautiful Sailfish.

Young Cody also got in on the action, also on a spinning rod.

Great work by the Wanderer and the unstoppable Eric Dixon.

April 30, 2016

Our great friend Eric Dixon returned to Nosara with his family for a relaxing week of fishing.

Mr. Dixon chose the famous Wanderer for a fun family fishing trip where his son and daughter both got an up close look at some excellent fish.

After this Sailfish release, young Cody scored this awesome Dorado for the dinner table.

Way to bring home the bacon young man!

December 1, 2015

Eric Dixon found a new way to challenge himself after his blistering tear of Marlin releases…how does fighting Pacific Sailfish on spinning rod with 20lbs. line sound for a challenge?

Mr. Dixon accomplished just that not once, but twice on December 1st on the Discoverer.

Fighting fish like this with ultra-light tackle from a dead-drift takes a light touch and a lot of skill, no doubt developed by Eric in the rivers around his home in Colorado.

Great accomplishment by Eric Dixon and the Discoverer.

November 29, 2015

After mastering trophy billfish releases on the 28th, Eric Dixon and the big battleship Discoverer turned their attention to the dinner table with several super-sized Yellowfin Tunas on ice.

The Yella Fellas have been thick this month and although none of these top Wayne Estes’ monster from earlier this week, these catches combined make for the biggest total haul of tasty filets we’ve seen so far this season.

They also added another Sailfish release to the scorecard later in the trip:

Great work by Captain Carlos and the unstoppable Eric Dixon.

November 28, 2015

Eric Dixon continues his dominance of the blue water with a monstrous Marline release reported on November 28 by Captain Carlos on the Discoverer.

Estimated at 250lbs.-300lbs., this beast was safely released by Mate Juan Carlos so we expect to catch her again once she gets even bigger.

Later in the day the Dixon boys pulled of an awesome Double Sailfish release, once again featuring expert fish-handling by Juan Carlos.