Fishing Vacations in Panama     

The ocean currents, rich in plankton, push northwards past the seamount and bring food to all the assembled baitfish. This abundance holds the larger predators such as Almaco jacks, Crevalle jacks, Cubera snappers, Mullet snappers and groupers. The ZGR holds the biggest schools of jacks I have ever seen. Then there are large oceanic visitors such as Manta Rays, Hammerhead sharks, Bull sharks as well as a variety of requiem sharks waiting for an easy meal.


Panama RoosterfishPinas Bay

The word "Panama" means "an abundance of fish". Pinas Bay truly lives up to this meaning. In the waters around the Lodge, you can catch dolphin, tuna, roosterfish, snapper, grouper, amberjack, rainbow runner, and mackerel. In the last few years, "Pacific" tarpon (which made the trip through the canal) have been caught in the (50) to (100) pound range. Black, blue, and striped marlin, as well as sailfish, are normally "right outside our front door," making this a truly unique location.


Cubera SnapperTropic Star Lodge

Many people fish Tropic Star Lodge to catch their first Black Marlin, Blue Marlin or Pacific Sailfish. Our crews can help you as much or as little as you require. We issue beautiful certificates for those who catch their first billfish at the lodge. We open the last week of November with our TSL Tournaments. The Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin, and 40-60 pound Dorado are typically there waiting for us. The inshore fishing for Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper is excellent as well. It also marks the end of the rainy season. Debris-lines can form offshore that hold lots of bait and fish. The seas are very calm; you can experience a shower, mainly onshore…


Marlin Fishing in PanamaOffshore Fishing Panama

Near the surface, four species of billfish are available; Black, Blue, Striped marlins are targeted by anglers, as well as the quintessential Sailfish. Other predators such as Dolphin fish (dorado) and Yellowfin Tuna are often mixed in with the Jacks, Bonitos and Rainbow Runners that cram the waters around Zane Grey Reef. - Guy Harvey. Pinas Bay, Panama offers some of the world's most popular gamefish including Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Wahoo, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Grouper, Roosterfish, Snapper and Amberjack.














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