December 20, 2015

Our old buddy Mike Burling has returned to Nosara from the hard-fishing town of Fernandina Beach, FL and once again scored wonderfully on our stretch of blue water.

The legendary Explorer was the scene of the battle, the highlight of which was this bonkers-big Yellowfin Tuna!

More big Yella Fellas were in the area, and met the same fate as their big brother:

They also nabbed few Sailfish releases:

They did have a big Marlin on the line, but the powerful beast spit the hook after a short sparring match with Mr. Burling.

That’s OK…we’ll get him next time!

June 10, 2015

Mike Burling and his crew of legendary Fernandina Beach anglers have put a whopping on a lot of billfish in Nosara over the years, and they added to their legacy with a huge day of Sailfish releases on the Explorer.

They started the day with this sweet Double Sailfish release.

Great fish-handling by Mate Kevin to see to both safe releases.

The crew picked off Sailfish one at a time for the rest of the day, scoring four more releases.

December 5, 2014

The question every Captain asks at the beginning of a trip is, “Inshore or Offshore?”

You gotta love when the answer is “Both!”

Mike Burling and the crew stayed inside in the morning of December 5 and were rewarded with an excellent Rooster fish release:

Satisfied with the trophy release, they had Captain William point the Wanderer offshore to Sailfish City where they scored multiple releases, including a Double:

The double Sailfish trouble proved no trouble for these Fernandina Beach, FL anglers:

The next day they mimicked the same battle plan, with eerily similar results.

A nice pair of Rooster fish in the morning, followed by sweet offshore action in the afternoon.

Kind of nice when a fertile 80 foot reef and a 2500+ drop are only 6 miles from port!

December 3, 2014

After a great start to their week over on the Explorer, Mike Burling and the boys took to the mighty Wanderer on December 3.

Captain William had the flagship primed for a big fishing day, but even he was impressed by this eight Sailfish release day.

The Sailfish have followed the blue water break close to shore, and our team has been reaping the rewards.

First Mate Alex saw to the safe release of the fish as usual as the big blue beauty continued to notch her scorecard.

December 2, 2014

Mike Burling and his posse of Northeast Florida anglers have descended upon Nosara for another epic battle with big blue water billfish.

Their first stop was the super panga Explorer where the dynamic duo of Captain Carlos and Mate Kevin led the way to the blue water battleground.

This small Striped Marlin was the highlight of the day…not the biggest monster by any stretch but this fella still put up a heck of a fight.

They also added a pair of strong Sailfish releases to the scorecard.

Also they didn’t leave the boat empty-handed, thanks to this nice array of Dorado filets on ice.

Great well-rounded action from the unstoppable Explorer.




January 15, 2014

Mike Burling and his group split up today between the Explorer and the Adventurer but just because it was panga day doesn’t mean they didn’t head offshore.

Check out these fine blue water specimens roped in by Mike on the Explorer

After the Sailfish release they also capitalized on the bite with a nice Wahoo and Dorado on ice.

Nice trophy release and meat for the fridge? Just another great day by Captain David and Mate Kevin on the Explorer.

Captain Carlos had nice action over on the Adventurer, with this 25lbs. Dorado as the highlight:

January 14, 2014

Mike Burling has returned to Nosara to continue his pursuit of big blue water trophy fish. This group of Northeast Florida anglers are hardcore fishermen and they know what to do when the big Sails swoop in.

The bite was on something fierce, leading to five Sailfish releases for this group of four anglers.

They added this nice Dorado to keep the fridge full of filets.

Excellent hunting by Master Captain William and great releases by the incomparable First Mate Alex.

February 16, 2013

Mike Burling is one of our favorite repeat clients, and after lighting it up last year on the Wanderer this time he chose the 26-foot Explorer as his fishing platform of choice. The super panga was up for battle and Mr. Burling’s group was fit for the task.

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The inshore bite provided good action early in the trip with four nice Mullet Snappers (12-14lbs.) and four equally-sized White Tunas on ice by Noon. In the afternoon the Explorer ventured to Sailfish city and released three beauties estimated at 70 lbs., 90 lbs., and a whopping 120lbs.!
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Captain David and Mate Carlos saw to the safe releases of all three monsters as Mike Burling proved that his success last year was no fluke, but in fact the norm for this excellent Northeast Florida angler.
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