August 8, 2022

Stephan Badsteiber continued his run of excellent trips on August 8. Top of the scorecard is the very challenging Double Sailfish release.

They also scored a few solo Sailfish releases, plus a decent Dorado for the dinner table.


We recieved this email from Stephan after the trip: “Dear Matty, Thanks a lot, that we could fish with Antonio an Raffa on the Explorer. They are working very hard, we enjoyed every minute on the boat. I also think, that we caught the whole of Costa Rica the last week!

On August the 8th,we got a double strike of sailfish, released another one and caught a Mahi Mahi. Great fishing and big memories for us!”


Bird released safely.

Shark released safely.

Fresh Tuna Burrito

August 4, 2022

European angler Stephan Badstieber scored the fish of a lifetime with the Explorer on August 4. Check out this MONSTER Rooster Fish release:

“Thanks a lot for the great fishing day with Antonio and Raffa on the Explorer,” wrote Stephan in an email. “We are excited for what will happens the next few days. Today I caught the fish I was dreaming of for the last three years!”

In addition to the Rooster fish release, they added a nice Amberjack for the dinner table. Yummy!