January 29, 2014

After their inshore successes the Gene Pleasants group finished off their Costa Rica trip with a journey to Sailfish City. Captain William led the way to a day of big strikes and fantastic releases.

The moment the sun came up the Sails were chomping, and once the spread was deployed the strikes came in like wildfire.

After the first release another charged-up Sailfish hit the hook!

Each member of the group got a Sailfish release of their own, plus a few double dipped.

At the end of the trip, Gene broke out a little toy he brought from North Carolina: an Mirrorlure electric reel.

We mounted this winch up to one of our new custom Poiseden Rods and flipped the switch on a nice Sailfish.

New tech, same result! A great was to end an action-packed day on the mighty Wanderer.

January 28, 2014

The Wanderer stayed inshore with Gene Pleasants today which presented the perfect opportunity to break in our new custom casting rods from Poseidon Fishing.

We worked closely with Harold Eberhardy of this West Palm Beach, FL rod builder to get the exact specs that fishing in this harsh environment demands. From the all metal butts to the expanded casting eyes, Harold and the boys really hit it out of the park on these rods, even down to the inlaid FishingNosara logo.

Gene’s group put the rods though their paces early and often, especially pulling in this pair of 40lbs. Amberjacks.

Later they caught a fine-looking Horse-eyed Jack, though decided to release it after a quick picture.

Between the big Dorados from January 27 and the Amberjacks from earlier in the day, they figured enough was enough in the meat department. 





January 27, 2014

The Gene Pleasants group come from the hard-fishin’ town of Raliegh, NC and these boys are no stranger to big fish in the blue water.

On their first of three scheduled trips with the Wanderer they has good action on the troll with several Dorados on ice.

It’s always nice to fill up the refrigerator at the beginning of the week; nobody’s going hungry in this group.

They missed on a couple of Sailfish strikes, but these North Carolina anglers will have plenty for chances to dance with some billfish this week.