March 30, 2018

FishingNosara Hall of Famers Ken Russell, Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan finished off their week of fishing in style, scoring an awesome Blue Marlin with Captain William on the Wanderer.

They also boated a big Dorado for their end-of-week dinner.

Great job by this fun-loving group!

March 28, 2017

Our long time friends Ken and Brenda Russell and Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan were back on the water for another great day of action on the Wanderer.

Several big Dorados got the action started early, and in the afternoon a fierce Blue Marlin hit the hooks.

Great work by Captain William to keep the fight short and excellent fish handling by Mate Johnson.

 

April 4, 2016

The Explorer continues to grow her reputation as a fly-weight fish-fighting weapon as many large fish have met their match.

 This Double Sailfish release is certainly a highlight, and the combo of Captain Fico and Mate Elias have made big Sailfish releases a common occurrence on the super panga.

There has also been a nice run of Yellowfin Tuna which the Explorer has taken advantage of:

Most recently our great friends Ken and Brenda Russell along with Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan nabbed this sweet Rooster fish release:

Great work by the legendary Explorer!

March 29, 2016

The unstoppable Ken Russell continued his two week fishing adventurer with a wonderful inshore / offshore day with Captain Alex on the Harvester.

The Russells and Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan started out with a fine Rooster fish release, then moved offshore to tackle a big Pacific Sailfish.

You gotta love being this close to the blue water, and having a boat that can score two wildly different trophy releases in a single day.

March 25, 2016

After warming up on Harvester and Explorer, Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan joined Ken and Brenda Russell. They returned to the Wanderer and they meant business!

First on the hook was this fat Wahoo…steaks all around!

Great catch by Larry Komenda:

This is a true floor-sweeper, evidenced by this photo of Mate Johnson trying to keep her off the deck.

Ken was next up on the reel and scored this sweet Sailfish release.

The ladies were up next and got acquainted with some real high-flyers.

They finished off the day with a fifth Sailfish release.

 

March 18, 2015

Ken and Brenda Russell’s group posted another stellar day of action on March 18, highlighted by this incredible Marlin release by angler Misti Nolan.

They also snagged a Sailfish release and a nice Dorado while they were offshore.

Excellent Dorado score by Larry Komenda:

Captain William didn’t rest on his laurels on this 8 hour trip, as he made it back inshore in time to squeeze another magnificent fish into the day.

Great Rooster fish…certainly looks like it still has some fight in it!

 

March 12, 2015

Larry Komenda and Misti Nolan and Ken and Brenda Russell hail from upstate New York and we were stoked to get them some much needed fun in the sun. Their last trip to Costa Rica was during our legendary late-August bite and saw them scored a single-day record of Marlin releases on the Explorer

This time the mighty Wanderer also treated them to multiple trophy fish releases. They started the day inshore with a hefty Rooster Fish release:

Then Captain William headed off-shore and got them out in front of a pack of hungry Sailfish.

The Sailfish were starving for bait and First Mate Alex was more than happy to feed them some fat ballyhoo with a side of 9/0 circle hooks!

Everyone on board got a release and it was all big smiles for the Russell group.