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Pesca Panama
3699 Lower River Road
Youngstown, NY 14174
Ph: 844-264-2246
(844-COIBA-GO)
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Fishing Report - 06/14/15
This week’s group of anglers were diverse and interesting.  Doc Merletti brought former Niagara River lead guide Jeff Tedesco along to sample a Panama mixed bag.  Owner of Central America Fishing, Chris Atkins came to see if Pesca was as good as advertised bringing along his dad Tom.  Female anglers
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Fishing Report - 05/17/15
There were the high and low notes that fighting Panama’s big fish supply, but it was a heck of a week as usual.  One day John and Tom hooked five tuna to 100lbs.  Capt Jose’s guys took five more to 80lbs, plus two good mahi, and Capt Nava’s boat added more yellowfin, with Jeff Warner’s 150lber top fish...
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Fishing Report - 05/10/15
My good friend of many years and waters, Brad Oakes, helped pack five stout Kansans into Jeff Green’s Citation jet and get them here after dancing around some storms and darting into Costa Rica for extra fuel, all except Brad being first time visitors to the prolific waters of Panama.
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Fishing Report - 05/03/15
Couples of rain and flat seas welcomed this week's anglers fishing with Pesca Panama. With excited anticipation we departed on another week adventure to Coiba. Returning from England; Michael Northcott his wife Tracey Lorraine Northcott, Mark Nightingale and his wife Anne Lorraine Nightingale....
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Fishing Report - 04/26/15
Our custom Jambo throw and reel lures were magic, as they have been all year (we will be selling these in our upcoming online store this year along with hats, cool shirts, sunmasks, custom cigars, sunglasses, and more).  The guys had a great selection of custom poppers with them and initially caught...
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Fishing Report - 04/19/15
I have often heard said that Pesca Panama is the best overall sportfishing operation in the world, and we constantly strive to maintain this reputation.  Fishing this year has been a little different than the last few years, as is often the case as fish migrations ebb and flow though decade long patterns.
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Fishing Report - 04/11/15
We had a full blood moon this week which had the tuna feeding at night, but there are so many choices of species and methods here at Pesca that we all kept busy trying different things. We ate well, drank a little, shared story after story, were spoiled by the attentive two Marys and our wonderful chef.
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Fishing Report - 04/05/15
It was another great week here at Pesca Panama. The first day we moved to Boca Chica because the mouth of Boca Brava was experiencing giant waves. We fished a few hours and hooked 36 jack crevasse, a couple sierra mackarel's and also a nice roosterfish.
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Fishing Report - 03/28/15
Coiba was rewarding anglers all week for their efforts - casting large poppers and jigging for reef dwelling beasts in this part of the world is an arduous game, but it offers a variety of gamefish not easily accessed elsewhere without undo travel.
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Fishing Report - 03/20/15
Every week one of our capt/mate teams has the HOT hand.  Two weeks ago Nava, last week Tommy, this week Jose had the rhythm.  On his boat Michael Newberry hooked a 40lb rooster and Bill Boteler took a 30lb amberjack.  The action was, of course, spread amongst the boats.
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Fishing Report - 03/13/15
I’ve been working with our young mothership captain, Jaime Bernal, for a while now.  He was expertly trained in ship steerage, handling, anchoring, and docking by Jay Gustin, and does a safe and excellent job.  This report is 90% Jaime’s creation.
He’s coming along!
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Fishing Report - 03/07/15
The fishing got off to a good start the first day with our anglers catching and releasing a number of trevally and roosterfish.  This week there was a lot of wind coming out of the North, as is common in the dry season here in Panama, but it was more forceful than usual and made for a challenging week of fishing.
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Fishing Report - 02/27/15
I'm chugging up the beautiful old Chiriqui River, calm water, clear sky, 11,000' Mount Volcan ahead and reflecting on what a wonderful week it was here at Pesca Panama. With us this week were many returning anglers. The weather was perfect, not too hot with endless blue skies and calm seas.
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Fishing Report - 02/22/15
Pesca Panama greeted many returning anglers this week. Our old friend Captain Steve Camara brought a large group of anglers. The water color this week was good with a deep blue shade and plenty of bait swimming everywhere.
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Fishing Report - 02/01/15
Winds were up this week, the moon was full, and big tides were ripping, so the team decided to anchor in two groups of islands nearer the mainland and make daily forays to the various offshore banks.  Pesca Panama has a fleet of boats that work as a group locating active fish over a widespread area which gives us a distinct advantage over other outfits.
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Fishing Report - 01/25/15
Many of this weeks guests had visited us before, several were first timers, but all were able to experience the magic of Coiba in their own way.  Some fished till they dropped.  Others swam the pristine beaches, photographed the old prison, or just occasionally vacationed on the Barge, reading and relaxing.
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Fishing Report - 01/18/15
We began this week's adventure anchoring in a nearshore group of islands and had a great first half-day of fishing, reporting 20 fish caught. This week we had six anglers from Denmark and three from the USA. Miss Mette Hviid went to fish with Captain Tito and caught a 40lb cubera snapper using a popper.
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Fishing Report - 01/11/15
After fishing and exploring the fascinating Coiba chain of Panama islands for over 15 years, you would think the Pesca Panama family would have seen about everything possible here.  But when a wonderful group of Pennsylvanian anglers proceeded to catch 37 species in five days we were all shaking our heads in amazement!
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Fishing Report - 12/04/14
We started with the Barge anchored out in the Paridas Island chain on Sunday afternoon and were pleasantly greeted with cierra mackerel, jacks, and different types of snappers, one boat releasing 26 fish that all had been hooked on light tackle.  We finished the first day with freshly caught lobsters for dinner.
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Fishing Report - 05/30/14
The Yellowfin were on the chew and Mike & Rob put the screws to them. They boated 12 Yellowfin. Rob's best would weigh-in around 150 lbs. Mike and Neal were also giving them hell. Mike lost what he says was a 200+Lb. Yellowfin right at the boat. Neal caught and released his first Sailfish that weighed about a 120 lbs.
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Fishing Report - 05/23/14
The Yellowfin Tuna bit at Montuosa this week. The ocean was full of tuna crashing into huge schools of bait that were trying to escape becoming part of the food chain. Most of the Yellowfin caught this week were in the 80 to 200 lb range and provided a lot of fishing action anglers dream a lifetime about.
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Fishing Report - 05/09/14
Our five boats headed down to the offshore Banks and soon found some Tuna action just North of the Hannibal. The fish were all between sixty and two hundred twenty pounds and made for fun action on poppers with good shots for fly fishing. They enjoyed catching a mixed bag of Mahi-Mahi, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Yellow Snapper and Mullet Snappers.
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Fishing Report - 05/02/14
Our first day started out great, 4 boats headed out toward Hannibal and I decided to head towards Canales. The boys from Brazil were spot on! It was Tuna Time on the Bank! After putting enough Yellowfin on the deck, it was time to Catch and Release the rest.
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Fishing Report - 04/21/14
The best Tuna action this week was found around Isla Jicarita. We did have one large Yellowfin in the 220Lb. class right to the boat and then the 80 lb spectra line parted. I bet the drag setting on the big stella reel had to be close to 65 lbs. The big spinning rod was bent over like a wet noodle.
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Fishing Report - 04/18/14
When the bite was on, Our Anglers arms would get tired they would run back to the boat to rest up and work on rehydrating! It was a lot of fun! I think the largest tuna caught weighed around 220 lbs and there were a lot of tuna caught, that would weigh in between 150 and 180 lbs.
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Fishing Report - 04/11/14
Again our anglers were reeling in some" lunker sized" Cubera snappers. Both on live bait and top-water lures producing exciting strikes as the cuberas would swiftly swim up through a 100 ft of water to attack the lures our anglers were popping across the surface. You talk about exciting fishing, this is it!
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Fishing Report - 03/16/14
A good week of fishing with a combination of inshore action on top-water and bottom fishing. These guys fish hard and found good action every day. They caught a lot of Yellowfin tuna along with catching; Sailfish, Jack Crevalle, Blue Jacks, Sierra Mackerel and more.
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Fishing Report - 03/09/14
Catches this week included; cubera snappers, roosterfish, amberjacks, mullet snappers, jack trevallys, yellow snappers, blue trevallys, rock snappers, big eye jack’s barracudas, rainbow runners, sailfish, dorados, and we landed a lot of big yellowfin tuna!
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Fishing Report - 03/02/14
The tuna were on the popper bite this week and it was cast, cast, cast poppers and live bait to hook a tuna. Jicaron Island was bombarded with massive schools of tuna. Most of the yellowfin caught this week were on poppers, in the 100 to 200 range. This is the size that seems to be the most fun to catch on poppers, as the fish put on a really good fight.
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Fishing Report - 02/16/14
Our inshore popping fishery remained strong with a lot of fish caught and released. The Island of Jicaron and Jicarita were also producing good catches like; Roosterfish, Mullet Snapper, Blue Jack, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Mahi-Mahi, Bromtail Grouper and other different species. The water around Hannibal Bank and Montuosa was 80 degrees and had deep blue color.
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Fishing Report - 02/14/14
Top water fishing here at the Coiba Island region is one of the most exciting inshore fisheries on the planet. Over the past couple of years we have honed our inshore techniques and we have seen some very exciting offshore catches using spinning tackle and poppers! It was a week of great fishing with this fun group of guys. I want to say thanks to all the anglers that joined in to make this fishing charter such a great success.
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Fishing Report - 02/02/14
Pesca Panama's had just arrived and put their baits in the water and, "the bite was on!" Captain Tommy's angles caught the first Marlin up to 400 lb. Captain Tatin anglers caught two more Black Marlin. The first weighed around 300 lb. and the second was in the 400 lb. class. Captain Tito's anglers caught another Black Marlin approximately 350 lb. All these Marlin were caught on lures and were released "alive."
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Fishing Report - 01/26/14
The fishing got off to a good start with a Catch and Release of a 400 Lb. Black Marlin caught around Montuosa. We anchored in Paridas Island the first evening. Jose's boats caught 4 Mullet Snapper and 2 Blue Jacks.
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Fishing Report - 01/20/14
Fishing around Montuosa Island this week our anglers were able to catch some Yellowfin Tuna in the 60 lb class. If the fishing follows the pattern of the last few years, the tuna caught this week might just be the start of tuna season. Other notable catches made was a Groupers caught by jigging and dropping down bait.
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Fishing Report - 01/17/14
The water and tide conditions were in our favor this week and our anglers decided to take advantage of this and headed out for some extra fishing time. The anglers reported having caught several different species of inshore fish that included; Jack Crevalle, Sierra Mackarel, Cubera Snapper and Big Eye Trevally.
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Fishing Report - 12/13/13
Everyone had their Pesca Panama moments. Captain Tommy's boat caught a huge 75 lb Cubera Snapper. Captain Tatin's anglers enjoyed tremendous snapper action. Captain Tito's anglers caught 10 different species on light tackle and fly rods the last day of fishing.
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Fishing Report - 11/08/13
Welcome to the start of our 2013/2014 Fishing Season. Our anglers arrived back at the lodge from being a few hours of fishing in the Chiriqui Gulf where they reported catches of Roosterfish, Corvina, Blue Tail Trevally’s, Jack Crevale’s and an African Pompano. That evening all enjoyed a wonderful Lobster dinner and drinks before retiring.
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Fishing Report - 06/02/13
We moved the Barge out the river and noted how flat the sea was, so we made a bee line to Coiba. Tuna Palooza! Plenty of Yellowfin to be had from footballs to 240Lbs+ around the Hannibal Bank and this side of Montuosa. Most of our anglers wanted to use Jigs and Poppers, but these Yellowfin wanted Bait!
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