February 26, 2012

John Michael Burling and the boys finished off their fishing odyssey with Captain David on the 27 foot Super Panga Explorer. After fishing for a few day on the bigger boats, one could imagine that the fishing on the barroom brawler would be a let down…turns out they saved the best for last

First up on the hook was another nice Red Grouper weighing in at a good 15 lbs.

With dinner taken care of, this group set out for the deeper water and tried to best their wonderful Blue Marlin release from the previous day. The first curious billfish that came knocking was this awesome Sailfish, which when released was estimated to weigh over 120lbs.

The final victory lap came for these guys in the form of this massive Striped Marlin. Usually the Stripeys are the smallest of our Marlins, but this guy is a behemoth…it looks like it’s got shoulders!

All in all it was a great week of fishing for the Burling group with lots of good fishing stories to take back home.

February 25, 2012

Amazing news from the mighty Wanderer!

On Day 3 of their Costa Rican Fishing Adventure, John Michael Burling and his group hooked up one of the nicest Blue Marlin of the season. This fish tore through the spread hot and heavy picking off baits until First Mate Alex dropped a fateful pitch bait to the beast. Captain William spun the boat around and keep this monster on a short leash…too much slack and this baby would be a memory.

After a vigorous half-hour battle this Blue Marlin was ready to be released to do battle another day.

See you next time pal!

February 24, 2012

FishingNosara was pumped to welcome John Michael Burling and his fishing buddies down for a week of big time sportfishing. These guys are fishing hard this week with four trips scheduled in four days.

Yesterday they headed out on one of the other area boats and sadly did not catch anything. On day 2 they enlisted the flagship Wanderer and had much better results.

The posse went  home with tasty filets care of these nice Congrios and a all-of-the-sudden common Red Grouper.

This influx of Red Grouper has been a welcome surprise this season. While they have been caught around here in the past they are usual quite rare.

The Burling group has another day planned on the Wanderer before finishing their week on the Explorer…check out the guys getting a sneak preview of the bar-room brawler in the picture above.