Tropic Star Lodge - Fishing Trips in Panama
World famous for it's Panama fishing trips, Tropic Star Lodge is a resort on the pacific coast of Central America. Since the 1960s for over 50 years this world class marlin fishing resort has hosted anglers from around the globe as they target the Black, Blue and Striped Marlin. However, that's just the tip of the iceberg. The waters of Pinas Bay also host a variety of inshore gamefish including but not limited to Roosterfish, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack and Tuna. View the Panama Fishing Video »
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Panama Marlin Fishing
Marlin fishing in Panama is an amazing experience. Tropic Star has been hosting anglers from around the world for a half century which gives them the experience and know-how to put you on the fish. Because of this, many groups have reserved dates for many years to come. The fishing in Panama is phenomenal with multiple catches of Marlin, Sailfish and inshore species of gamefish caught on a daily basis. If your passion is saltwater fishing, you really need to visit Tropic Star Lodge.
Tropic Star Lodge holds over forty world records at the present time! The majority of these records are for black, blue, or striped marlin and Pacific sailfish. Most of the records at the Lodge were taken on light and ultra light line -- which is what Pinas Bay is recognized for throughout the World! Also, recently they have recorded over 23 Junior Angler World Records! Inshore there are amberjack, snapper, grouper, roosterfish, pompano, rainbow runner, mackerel, jack - the list keeps on going.
Inshore and Offshore Fishing
A typical fishing day starts with catching bait and then bridling them up on circle hooks for a good soaking around the reef. Crews usually give the reef two or three hours to produce in the morning, and if the blacks don't show, they either head offshore to target blues, stripes or tunas or turn inshore to target the huge numbers of sails in the area. Black marlin here average 350 pounds, but 500- and 600-pounders are commonplace.
All species of sportfish can be caught year-round in the pristine waters off Pinas Bay. The prime Black Marlin season runs from December into April. The Pacific Sailfish start moving in April through June. July brings another run of Marlin; many in the five hundred pound range. Most of the fishing is done six to fifteen miles offshore in calm waters. In late January and February the north wind brings the cooler water and tailing Marlin. That’s the only time it can get a bit bumpy. The fleet of 31’ foot Bertram’s is the perfect boat for fishing there.
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