Incredible World Class Action!
Offshore Fishing: World class offshore action is to be enjoyed fishing Monster Black and Blue Marlin, schools of Wahoo and giant Yellowfin Tuna, plus huge Pacific Sailfish and Durado congregate to feast in these bait-rich waters. Panama is the Northern hemisphere's number one fishing location to pursue large Black Marlin. Most of these fish weigh from 300 to 500 pounds, but larger fish weighing up to and over 1,000 pounds have been caught from our boats. These same waters are also one of the Eastern Pacific’s top angling destinations for giant Yellowfin Tuna — 40 to 300 lbs. and more. At Pesca Panama, we specialize in catching Yellowfin Tuna on poppers. Larger Pacific Sailfish exceeding 100 pounds and big Dorado may be taken on light tackle. The month of December is by far the best time of the year to experience spectacular Dorado fishing. For fast action, try trolling for Wahoo. From May through November, multiple hook-ups are common as these toothy speedsters aggressively attack our lures.
Inshore Fishing: Panama is home to some of the world’s most explosive inshore fishing action. Aggressive predatory species such as Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Cobalt Trevally, Jack Crevalle, and Snook readily attack top water and shallow running plugs cast along the many sandy beaches and rocky coastlines. Fishing live baits in combination with this top water technique is also deadly in attracting arm-wrenching strikes. The avid light tackle enthusiast should plan on bringing a selection of favorite poppers from 4”-10”, diving plugs that run 2’-20’, some small casting spoons for Bonito, and some light 20-40lb leader. We will happily talk with any angler who wishes to discuss gear, lures, colors, species, and techniques to help with gear selection for your trip. We will carry all 20-50lb and heavier spinning, casting, and trolling rods, but suggest you also bring your favorite 12-20lb rods matched to 4000 or 5000 series reels loaded with 30lb and 40lb braided line.
Bottom Fishing: The knowledge of our local captains, combined with the latest in GPS chart plotter technology guides our bottom fishermen to countless uncharted rocks and reefs. Here is where many of our anglers prefer deep jigging with "iron" or employ the Butterfly, or the Kabura style systems. Others choose to drop down with either live or dead baits. All approaches will produce rod-bending, knee-buckling strikes from the likes of big Snappers, Grouper and Amberjack.
Fly Fishing: For the avid fly fisherman, offshore bait-and-switch for Sailfish, along with sight casting to Dorado, provides phenomenal seasonal flyrodding. Typically, the Dorado action is at its peak in December, with Sailfish peaking in January. Added year-round excitement can be found flycasting the often flat-calm waters on the backside of Coiba Island or in the jungle rivers for various snappers, ladyfish, jacks, trevally, roosters, big houndfish, pompano, rainbow runner, blacktip shark, snook, calba, milkfish, and more. Anglers gear up with floating lines on 8wt rods, 10wt rods loaded with shooting heads, and maybe a stout 12wt in case a group of roosters or cubera blow up under feeding jacks. It’s heart pounding action as you’re blind casting or sight casting to bait schools and surface feeding game fish, not always knowing what species will be next to engulf your fly.