June 11, 2022

Today was SO EPIC, it’s going to be in 2 posts!! Today was the first of 2 days we fished together with Lisa and Todd Tomsett. After trolling around a little while without a bite, we went to an area where yellowfin tuna were biting, Spinner dolphin and birds everywhere!!! What a sight for them to see!! It wasn’t long before the tuna bit.

Lisa was first up and brought in one that weighed approx 30 lb. What a fight for Lisa!!! She fought it like a BOSS!! Little did she know that this was going to be her warm up!! πŸ˜‰ More about that in the next post!! Next up was Todd who caught a bigger yellowfin tuna weighing approximately 35 to 40 pounds. This was also going to be his warm up, little did he know!!! I’m not going to spill the beans about the next post but I’ll tell you it was even MORE EPIC than this!!! Seriously!! But that will happen tomorrow because I am absolutely toast and I’ve got to get some sleep. Tomorrow is a day off for us and we will all sleep in!!! In the meantime, please enjoy the pictures in this post. We had a beautiful day!!!

What’s a good word that goes beyond epic? This picture says it all!! On the Harvester with Captain Wilson and Mate Gerardo, two besties got a DOUBLE SAILFISH HOOKUP!!! Lisa is fighting her FIRST Sailfish!!!! She did a magnificent job!!! πŸ’ͺ Her 30 lb yellowfin tuna was her warm up, giving her an idea what a big fish pull feels like, learning what the leader is and teaching her how to reel!! Being a strong ICU RN, she had no problem with the heavy tug!! Got it to the boat like a CHAMP!!! She released hers safely with the help of the mate and then it was my turn to bring mine in. Mine didn’t want to come in and jumped many times which was a lot of fun to see!! So a little while after we released ours, Another epic moment happened! While were watching the dolphins swimming alongside the boat, Todd and Jim got a double sailfish hook up too!!! The guys got theirs in and released theirs without a problem of course! WHAT A DAY!! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Captain Wilson and mate Gerardo are amazing!! We each released a sail: Lisa’s was the biggest @90-95lb, it was her FIRST!!! Mine was 80-85 lb AND we were on together!! Best friends with a DOUBLE sailfish hookup!!!! How epic is THAT?!! Add to that, Jim and Todd had a DOUBLE sailfish hookup too, both 70-75 lb! I took the dunk in the pool with Lisa and Todd took the dunk for his first yellowfin tuna @ 35 lb and Lisa landed her first yellowfin tuna @ 30 lb!!!! Another EPIC DAY at Fishing Nosara!!! Pics to follow!πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

June 10, 2022

Another fun report from Heidi and Jim O’Calligan

Friends, it was an epic day!!!!

Behold, the FISH of JIM’S LIFE!!! 62″,estimated 45 lb, the last fish on his list!!! He’s waited all his LIFE for a big bull dolphin!!!!

Captain Antonio and Mate Fito do it AGAIN!!!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

June 8, 2022

Great report from Heidi and Jim O’Calligan:

It was pouring rain this morning when we got up and it certainly looked like today was going to be a total washout. After a 2 hour delay, the rain stopped and it didn’t rain on us again for the rest of the day.

Turned out to be an outstanding day with Captain Antonio and Mate Fito!!!!Β  We got 5 yellowfin tuna from 30 to 35 pounds. Jim got the biggest. I got 3, two of which were at least 30. Those were a lot of fun.

And, check out the size of the head of this sailfish that Jim caught. Captain estimated it wasΒ  150 pounds. I caught one about a 120..Β  Β They were the biggest sailfish either of us have ever caught. And they both gave us a very good fight!

We got video of everything!!Β  We are spent to say the least!!Β What an amazing day that started out looking like it was going to be a washout!!!!

We kept 2 bags of tuna for dinner, gave one bag to the mommy who lives in the house on the beachΒ  and the rest went to Antonio and Fito and their families.. Again, what an amazing day what an amazing day this turned out to be!!!!!

August 19, 2021

Heidi and Jim O’Calligan took theΒ Explorer offshore for some extreme panga fishing on the 19th and they found Sailfish stacked up and ready for battle.

This Double Sailfish release set the tone for a day full of bent rods.

Heidi rounded out the day’s trophy releases with a tasty Yellowfin Tuna for the dinner table. Excellent work by Captain Fico and the super pangaΒ Explorer.Β