Tropic Star Lodge - Panama Fishing Report

Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Roosterfish, Yellowfin    


Marlin in PanamaFishing Report - April, 2014

Our prime inshore Season has begun and our TSL guests are also having some great action offshore on Yellowfin Tuna and the odd Black Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish. The one thing about fishing Piñas Bay waters is that there is always something biting and our crews are experts at keeping the rods bent. The last week we saw a huge explosion of life inshore, The Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper bite was outstanding. Anglers Michael Hill and Buzz Boetticher caught and released five giants in just a couple of hours while live baiting along the rocky coastline just north of the club. The Marlin bite has slowed significantly but this is to be expected this time of year. Most guests are mixing it up fishing 1/2 day offshore and 1/2 day inshore. For the next 2 months we will be hammering the Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper and come May the Sailfish action will improve.


Patrick Nye had great luck on his last day out fishing. He released his first Black Marlin estimated at 400 lbs and you’ll love this; the big fish ate a Yellowfin Tuna that he was fighting just a few feet behind the cockpit. Chris Ponsoldt fought a 500 lb Blue Marlin for 2 hours plus and got a release. That was his first Blue Marlin ever. Tom McCarthy also scored his first Blue Marlin that went 500 lbs. Outstanding.


Scott, Julie and 7 year old son Will McLemore were here for a week of fishing and has a trip of a lifetime. Scott released his first Black Marlin in the 350 lb range and young Will really scored big. He released his first Pacific Sailfish, 100 lbs and also caught a 50 lb Roosterfish, and 40 lb Yellowfin Tuna. This was their first time too Tropic Star Lodge and will be coming back this Christmas for more action.


Other catches of note were by Jorge Altamiranda who released his first Pacific Sailfish estimated at 100 lbs. Also, Charline Wilhite, Dave Erlendsson and Chris Fitzpatrick all released their first Pacific Sailfish between 85-95 lbs.













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