August 19, 2021

Justin Haliday and Misty Dingel marked Rooster Fish release off of their ‘to-do’ list on August 19, thanks to the efforts of Captain David on the Adventurer.

Check out what Heidi posted to Facebook:

๐Ÿ˜ Got my Rooster Fish ๐ŸŸ today!!! Soo damn excited!! ๐Ÿคฉ We had a hell of an amazing time fishing the past two days with Capt David on the Adventurer ๐Ÿ›ฅ from FishingNosara going out of Playa Garza, Cr. We stayed at Nosara Paradise Rentals in the Casa Bianca, very clean spacious and comfy. Check pics, vids and rates on their pages๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
This has by far been the best time we have had in the country so far and not just bc of the fishing. The area, the views, the biodiversity, the people omg EVERYONE has literally been frikkin amazing that we run into, this IS Costa Rica and the Tico way of life here, the Pura Vida!!! We both feel safe and ๐Ÿ’ฏ at home here and is the top of the list for coming back to. Thereโ€™s just too much to capture that pictures would NOT do it justice or even begin to capture the Pura Vida here ๐Ÿฅฐ Hereโ€™s a few tidbits from the fishing. We have sooo much footage and pics to upload and fish through ๐Ÿ˜‚ no pun intended.

August 9, 2021

Billy Meeks and Jerome McKown were back for more on the 9th. Let’s hear Jerome’s account:

Another great day of fishing in Nosara, Costa Rica.

My good fishing partner and friend Billy Meeks had an amazing day on the water with Fishing Nosara on the Harvester with Capt. Alex.

We started the day with Billy catching and landing a 7โ€™ sailfish.  We actually saw him strike and eat the surface bait.  Pretty cool for sure.

Then I was able to catch another rooster fish.

Good fight beautiful colors on this fish. 

Later this afternoon Billy was able to catch and land another Rooster Fish.  His fish was definitely bigger than mine; 48lbs

Within 10 minutes from Billyโ€™s release I popped another rooster fish.  It was a monster.  The granddaddy of the rooster fish.  We able to see him briefly before he broke the hook.  Capt. Alex estimated to be nearly 70 lbs.๐Ÿ˜ก

All I could think of was the movieโ€ฆGrumpy Old Men and how they were always trying catch.. โ€œCatfish Hunterโ€โ€ฆ

So another day is in the books.  We were able to photo and release these magnificent fighters for another day.

We laughed hard, fished hard, and now we have wonderful memories of todayโ€™s events which will last forever in our mind and heartโ€ฆ

We not fishing tomorrow, but come Wednesday let me just say.. Catfish hunter rooster we are coming for you.. Game on.  Lol.   Wish us luck on our final day fishing this paradise called Nosara, Costa Rica..๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿฆต๐Ÿพ๐Ÿค™

Tight lines,

Capt. J

June 12, 2021

Musa Rukab and Victor Chaffiot returned for a second day with the Wanderer on June 12.

Musa reached out to us after the trip:

“Good morning, I just wanted to reach out to you and let you know that that was the most incredible two days of fishing that Iโ€™ve ever had in all of my years of fishing and made a lifelong memory for my son for his senior trip!”

“Captain William in first made Elias were awesome to fish with I was very impressed with the overall fishing scene. We managed to catch and release six sales the first day, and the second day we caught so many Dorados that I stopped counting and released most and only kept three to eat.”

“We managed to hook six yellow fin land for and I think we couldโ€™ve caught 100 that day there were so many fish, we also managed to hook one blue marlin and lost it and had another one up in the teasers but couldnโ€™t get them to bite. The amount of opportunities to catch a land fish on our second date blew all expectations Iโ€™ve ever had on any fishing trip anywhere that I could think of going to, the fishing to me was as good or better than any resort that Iโ€™ve ever looked at and Panama or any other place!”

“I will share with all of my friends that  always go to Panama to go catch fish and let them know whatโ€™s available fishing with you in Nosara.”

 Musa Rukab


March 18, 2021

Mike Loughrey and the Harvester scored big on March 18. The highlight was this floor-sweeping monster Dorado.

They augmented this catch with some smaller Yellowfin Tunas and a nice Sailfish release.

“Great time in Nosara last week,” Mike wrote via email. “Casa Neptune is a great spot for a couple folks. Thanks for everything. Fishing with Alex and Wilson was epic! Freddy, Javier, Mary, Alex & Yoseph were great to be with.”

March 14, 2021

Nate Goldstein and his family had a wonderful day on the Discoverer on March 14. The highligh of the day was this sweet Marlin fight, captured on video from the tower by Captain Carlos.

This one got away, but a nice Pacfic Sailfish wasn’t so wily.

After the safe release, they also kept the rods bent with several Yellowfin Tunas.

“Carlos and Kevin were fantastic.” Nate wrote in an email. “Kept it moving for the kids, good and mellow vibe, great communication and forethought. Thank you for running a tight ship.”

March 8, 2021

Jason Frelich’s group started their week with a BIG Dorado, then scored a swarm of Sailfish releases, and on their final trip scored the biggest Yellowfin Tuna of the season so far.

We can’t undestate how unusual it is to find big Yellowfins this time of year. What a blessing!

Earlier in the trip they scored this wonderful Rooster Fish release inshore.

Amazing job my Mate Wilson, Captain Alex, and the unbeatable Harvester.


Hey Craig,

I was part of the Frelich group that hauled in the 200 lb+ Yellowfin Tuna, which I must say I’m still enjoying. This was our 2nd vacation with Fishing Nosara and you and your team did not disappoint. I just wanted to relay a few things about our stay that really stood out.

This was our first time staying on the Fishing Nosara property, which is beautifully maintained tropical paradise “Paradise Rentals” is a good name, having the cart at our disposal made getting around a breeze. The pool and breakfast area really beautiful, tropical and needed after a long day of reeling in fish.

From the shuttles to and from the airport, to fishing, to anything we wanted was terrific and super punctual with no worries.

We went horse back riding one day, and the tour was fabulous. We had a lunch with the locals and it was delicious.

The fishing. We fished with Alex and Wilson, on the Fishing Nosara Super Panga all 3 days. I must say that Alex has super fish finding radar like a superhero. He is fishing excellence and partnering with Wilson make them a great 1-2 punch. On our 3 days fishing we caught 10 of 11 Sailfish, 28 lb Dorado, a 48 lb Rooster Fish (my prize catch) and fought the mighty 200 lb + Yellowfin for nearly 4 hrs. it made our several other tuna we caught in the 25lb range look like bait. Kudo’s go’s to our mighty fisherwoman “T” who fought the beast for over 2 hrs making the last 2 hrs an easy catch for Robbie her first mate.

Our over all experience with your accommodations, personnel and fishing was 5 star. Thank you again and hope to return soon.

David “Runcle Rave”


โ€‹Thank you,



David DelGrosso

February 18, 2021

Phil Egan’s hot streak continued on February 18. Here is the email he sent us after the trip:

Hey there Craig –

Had another killer day on the 5 hr trip on the Harvester yesterday. 3-4 miles out we had our first sail hooked up – the guys were still setting up and only had the shotgun line in the water.

Went on to go 5 for 7 on sails and 1 for 2 on dorado (24 lbs). That boat is a bad ass fishing machine!

Thanks for 3 great days of fishing. The boats and crews are all top notch. The guys all fish hard and with enthusiasm.

I can’t help but think they’ve all probably caught thousands of sails in their lifetimes, but treat each hookup with the excitement of it being their first.

Until next year!

Phil Egan

February 9, 2021

The Explorer performed brilliantly on February 9 with Norman Lindsey scoring a very challenging Double Sailfish release.

This would be the clear-cut highlight for most trips, but Norman also nagged a wonderful 50+lbs. Dorado.

“I just wanted to say how impressed I was with your captain and mate, and the entire experience,” Norman wrote to us via email. ‘Everything was top notch, and my wife and I had a blast!”