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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 - 12/06/13
The inshore fishing this week was incredible around Coiba, Jicaron and Jicarita Islands. Fish released this week included; Jack Crevalle, Blue Trevalle, Rainbow Runners, Sierra Mackeral, Cubera Snapper, Mutton Snapper, Rock Snapper, Snook, Amberjack and a lot of Roosterfish and Dorado.
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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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Fishing Report - 05/27/13
"I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT." THIS IS HOW EBAN WAS DESCRIBING THE YELLOWFIN TUNA BITE THAT WAS "GOING OFF" THIS WEEK. IN JUST THREE DAYS OF FISHING OFFSHORE OR TWO BOATS HAD MANAGED TO LAND 71 YELLOWFIN TUNA. THE FISH RANGED IN SIZE FROM 40 TO 130 LBS.
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Fishing Report - 05/20/13
THE YELLOWFIN TUNA FISHING WAS STILL, "THE NAME OF THE GAME." WHEN THE ANGLERS ARMS WOULD GET TIRED THEY WOULD RUN BACK TO THE BOAT TO REST UP AND WORK ON NOT GETTING DEHYDRATED! IT WAS A LOT OF FUN! THE LARGEST TUNA CAUGHT WEIGHED AROUND 160 LBS AND THERE WERE A LOT OF TUNA CAUGHT BETWEEN 60 AND 100 LBS.
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Fishing Report - 05/12/13
THE  YELLOWFIN TUNA FISHING WAS STILL, "THE NAME OF THE GAME."  WHEN THE ANGLERS ARMS WOULD GET TIRED THEY WOULD RUN BACK TO THE BOAT TO REST UP AND WORK ON NOT GETTING DEHYDRATED!  IT WAS A LOT OF FUN! THE LARGEST TUNA CAUGHT WEIGHED AROUND 160 LBS AND THERE WERE A LOT OF TUNA CAUGHT  BETWEEN 60 AND 100 LBS.
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Fishing Report - 05/05/13
IT WAS GOING TO BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THE YELLOWFIN TUNA WERE STILL ACTIVELY FEEDING IN THE AREA THIS WEEK. AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS OF PULLING ON TUNA OUR ANGLERS ARMS WERE ACHING AND THEY WERE READY TO TRY FOR SOME THE INSHORE FISHING.
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Fishing Report - 04/29/13
THE YELLOWFIN TUNA WERE ON A FEEDING RAMPAGE THIS WEEK. IT WAS EXCITING! FISHING LINES WERE SHEARED FROM FREE SWIMMING TUNA. REEL GEARS WERE STRIPPED UNDER MAXIUM DRAG PRESSURE. RODS WERE SNAPPING, KNEES WERE BUCKLING, ARMS AND BACK ACHING AND I HEARD SEVERAL ANGLERS SAY, "WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE IN BETTER SHAPE FOR THIS KIND OF FISHING ACTION NEXT YEAR!"
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Fishing Report - 04/22/13
THE TUNA ACTION OUR ANGLERS ENCOUNTERED THIS WEEK COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS, "FANTASTIC!"  THE YELLOWFIN TUNA BITE WAS ON! DOUBLE AND EVEN TRIPLE HOOK-UPS OF YELLOWFIN TUNA WERE NOT UNCOMMON.  SEVERAL OF OUR BOATS REPORTED CATCHING OVER 30 TUNA ON TOP-WATER LURES IN A GREAT DAY OF FISHING. 
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Fishing Report - 04/15/13
THIS PAST WEDNESDAY WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS WHEN THE TUNA WERE HUNGRY AND WOULD EAT JUST ABOUT ANYTHING.  THIS IS WHEN OUR ANGLERS GOT INTO SOME GOOD TUNA ACTION THROWING POPPERS AND THE WAX WINGS.  MOST OF THE TUNA CAUGHT THIS WEEK WERE EITHER IN THE 60 TO 80 LB OR 120 TO 160 LB RANGE.
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Fishing Report - 04/08/13
WHAT A GREAT WEEK OF TUNA FISHING WE HAD THIS LAST WEEK! OUR ANGLERS WERE REELING IN TUNA IN THE 60 TO 160 POUND CLASS UNTIL THEY THOUGHT THEIR ARMS WOULD EITHER FALL OFF OR BE PULLED OUT OF THEIR SOCKETS! IT WAS A "DREAM WEEK" OF YELLOWFIN TUNA FISHING.
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Fishing Report - 04/01/13
TODAY THE BANK WAS COVERED IN SCHOOLS OF YELLOWFIN TUNA.  WE HAD "FOAMERS", HUGE SCHOOLS OF FEEDING TUNA MAKE A FROTH OF THE WATER.  THEN WE HAD "BREEZERS", 150 TO 200 LB. YELLOWFIN THAT WERE JUMPING OUT OF THE WATER AND FLYING THROUGH THE AIR.  THEN YOU HAVE THE FEEDING TUNA. WHEN THE SCHOOLS WOULD SURFACE, THEY WOULD STRIKE ABOUT ANYTHING YOU COULD THROW AT THEM.
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Fishing Report - 03/25/13
A 55 LB CUBERA, 90 LB SAILFISH, AND 70 LB BROOMTAIL GROUPER WERE RELEASED AND THEY BOATED THE BIGGEST FISH OF THE WEEK- A 248 LB TUNA. ANGLERS CAUGHT AMBERJACK, MANY CUBERA, AND THEY CAST TO SCHOOLS OF JACK CREVALLE SWIMMING WITH PORPOISES IN BLUE WATER OF OF ISLA MONTOUSA AND FOUND ROOSTERS AND BIG BLACK TIP SHARK NEAR ISLA COIBA.
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Fishing Report - 03/17/13
JUST LIKE LAST WEEK'S FISHING, OUR CAPTAINS HAD FOUND SCHOOLS OF TUNA AROUND THE BANANA BANK. THEY TUNA WERE PICKY EATERS THIS WEEK BUT ALL OF OUR BOATS WERE ABLE TO CATCH YELLOWFIN ON EITHER POPPERS OR USING THE LIVE BAIT WE HAD CAUGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE.
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Fishing Report - 03/11/13
IT WAS A GOOD DAY OF FISHING FOR ALL OF PESCA PANAMA BOATS WITH A TOTAL OF 124 YELLOWFIN CAUGHT IN ONE DAY. MOST OF THE TUNA WERE IN THE 30 TO 90 LB CLASS AND MOST OF THEM WERE RELEASED. WHAT A GREAT DAY OF FISHING!
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Fishing Report - 03/03/13
IT WAS A WEEK OF GREAT FISHING WITH A FUN GROUP OF GUYS.  ON THE SECOND DAY, THE WIND DIED OFF AND THE BARGE CRUISED TO COIBA ISLAND ON CALM SEAS WHILE ALL FIVE OF OUR FISHING BOATS HEADED BACK TO FISH AT HANNIBAL BANK.  THIS WAS A GOOD CALL FOR OUR ANGLERS BOATED A TOTAL OF 72 YELLOWFIN TUNA.
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Fishing Report - 02/24/13
OUR ANGLERS ENJOYED EPIC TUNA FISHING THIS WEEK. BY THE TIME THE WEEK WAS COMING TO AN END WE HEARD OF A LOT OF ACHES AND PAINS. THESE YELLOWFIN TUNA CAN REALLY PUT THE HURT ON AN ANGLER. WE WERE ALSO FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO HAVE CALM SEAS THIS WEEK AND THE DAY TIME TEMPERATURES WERE MOST PLEASANT.
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Fishing Report - 02/18/13
BIG SCHOOLS OF TUNA WERE SURFACING ALL OVER THE OCEAN THIS WEEK. IT WAS A WEEK OF, "RUN AND GUN," FISHING AS THE TUNA WERE MOVING FAST AND TO GET ON THE "BITE" YOU NEEDED TO HAVE YOUR FISHING BOAT IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOLS. THE TUNA WERE ON THE POPPER BITE THIS WEEK AND IT WAS CAST, CAST, CAST A POPPER AND HOOK A TUNA.
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Fishing Report - 02/11/13
WHAT WE ALL HAVE ALL BEEN ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR HAPPENED THIS WEEK.  A HUGE SCHOOL OF FEEDING YELLOWFIN TUNA SHOWED UP.  THE BIRDS WERE DIVING, PORPOISE  JUMPING OUT OF THE WATER AND YELLOWFIN TUNA CRASHING POPPERS.  THE BITE WAS ON!
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Fishing Report - 02/04/13
THE FISHING GOT OFF TO A GOOD START WHEN OUR ANGLERS STARTED CATCHING ROOSTERFISH IN THE PARADIAS ISLANDS. WHILE THE ANGLERS WERE CATCHING FISH THE CREW OF THE BARGE WAS BUSY BUYING FRESH LOBSTERS FROM THE LOCAL DIVERS.  LET'S JUST SAY, "IT WAS A GOOD DAY."
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Fishing Report - 01/21/13
JANUARY CONTINUES TO OFFER EXCELLENT FISHING CONDITIONS. IT'S NOT TOO HOT DURING THE DAY AND THE MORNINGS AND EVENINGS ARE COOLED BY TROPICAL BREEZES. SEA CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN CALM TO MODERATE, PERFECT FOR COMFORTABLE FISHING. WATER TEMPERATURE IS AROUND 84 DEGREES, WHICH IS NORMAL. BUT MOST IMPORTANT, THE FISH ARE BITING!
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Fishing Report - 01/06/13
AFTER THE HECTIC HOLIDAYS IF FELT GOOD TO BE OFF THE BEACH AND BACK FISHING IN THE BRINY BLUE WATER OF THE PACIFIC OCEAN. JANUARY IS TURNING INTO ONE OF OUR BEST MONTHS TO CATCH A, "MIXED BAG," OF FISH THAT THIS AREA IS BECOMING SO FAMOUS FOR.  AT LAST COUNT WE HAD CAUGHT OVER 24 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FISH THIS WEEK.
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Fishing Report - 12/02/12
IT WAS ONE OF THOSE WEEKS WHERE YOU JUST HAD TO BE HERE TO BELIEVE HOW GREAT IT REALLY WAS!  THE SEAS WERE TRANQUIL FOR THE MOST PART AND THEN TO TOP ALL OF THIS OFF WAS, "A SEA BREAMING FULL OF WHAT I THINK IS THE MOST DELIGHTFUL FISH THAT SWIMS IN THE SEA.
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Fishing Report - 11/26/12
LOTS OF DORADO WERE CAUGHT WITH MOST OF THEM BEING RELEASED.  THIS WAS THE FIRST WEEK THAT WE HAVE SEEN THE DORADO NUMBER REALLY START COMING UP.  REMEMBER, DECEMBER IS THE MONTH THAT IS USUALLY OUR BEST MONTH FOR DORADO.
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Fishing Report - 11/18/12
THIS WEEK PESCA PANAMA STARTED IT'S 2012-2013 FISHING SEASON. IT WAS GOOD TO BE BACK FISHING IN PANAMA.  IN THE OFF SEASON OUR CREW HAS BEEN BUSY GETTING EVERYTHING READY FOR YOUR ARRIVAL. ALL FIVE OF OUR CENTER CONSOLE, OCEAN MASTER BOATS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY GONE THROUGH AND ALL REPOWERED WITH NEW TWIN SUZUKI FOUR STROKE ENGINES.
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Fishing Report - 08/10/12
It's that time again for an update during Pesca Panama's well deserved down time. The Ocean Masters are being re-powered and detailed. All of our equipment is being gone through. Reels, Rods, Line, Leaders, Lures and Terminal Tackle are being  ordered. The Barge is getting the full Spa Treatment!
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Fishing Report - 06/30/12
LAST WEEK PESCA PANAMA FINISHED ITS CHARTER SEASON. I WANT TO THANK ALL THE ANGLERS WHO FISHED WITH US THIS YEAR. IT WAS ANOTHER EXCITING YEAR OF FISHING IN PANAMA. THE YELLOFIN TUNA FISHING REMAINS AT A HISTORICAL HIGH LEVEL AND CAN BE CLASSIFIED AS NOTHING OTHER THAN "OUTSTANDING."
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Fishing Report - 06/22/12
Joe & Jordon seemed to have had the best day for most species, with 5 Yellowfin, 4 Cuberas, 6 Jacks, 2 Mullet Snappers, 6 Blue Jacks, 1 Rock Sapper, and 2 Nurse sharks. Not to be out done, Kenny and Jason, bagged 13 Yellowfin and 1 Dodo. Last but not least, were Bruce and Jeff with 3 yellowfin, 3 Jacks, 1 Blue Jack, 1 Cubera, and 1 Rooster.
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Fishing Report - 06/11-15/12
We woke to a Blue Bird day, clouds could be seen way off in the distance. Everyone pounded down their breakfast, to get a head start on this gorgeous day. One boat headed off to Rancheria and was rewarded with a 50 lb. class Hoo. The rest of our team ran around canalas, and Cotreras, were they found some great Popping and Jigging.
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Fishing Report - 05/20/12
AFTER A GREAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST OUR ANGLERS BOARDED THEIR BOATS AND SPED DOWN THE RIVER HEADED OFFSHORE IN SEARCH OF THE TUNA. THEY FOUND A SCHOOL OF DOLPHIN AND TUNA THAT HAD "BALLED" UP THE BAITFISH AROUND A LOG. THE TUNA WERE LITERALLY JUMPING OVER THE LOG AS THEY SAVAGED THE BAIT.
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Fishing Report - 05/14/12
OUR SECOND DAY'S FISHING TURNED OUT TO BE BETTER THAN OUR FIRST DAY. OUR FINAL YELLOWFIN COUNT FOR DAY TWO WAS A 139 YELLOWFIN CAUGHT! THEY WEIGHED BETWEEN 40 AND 140 LBS. WE ALSO CAUGHT SEVERAL WAHOO TODAY THAT WEIGHED BETWEEN 40 AND 60 LBS.
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Fishing Report - 05/07/12
CALM SEAS WERE THE ORDER FOR WEEK AND OUR ANGLERS TOOK FULL ADVANTAGE OF THE IDEAL FISHING CONDITIONS THEY ENCOUNTERED. THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS WERE SUCCESSFULLY SPENT FISHING INSHORE.
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Fishing Report - 04/26/12
THE ANGLERS HAD GOOD ACTION FISHING FOR YELLOWFIN TUNA NEAR ISLA MONTUOSA. MOST OF THE TUNA CAUGHT WERE IN THE 40 TO 50 LB CLASS. SEVERAL NICE SIZED WAHOO WERE CAUGHT NEAR ISLA LADRONES. SEVERAL BIG DORADO WERE CAUGHT THIS WEEK AND WE HAVE ONE OF THE GREATEST DORADO PHOTOS I HAVE EVER SEEN.
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Fishing Report - 04/23/12
THE INSHORE FISHING WAS A SLOWER THIS WEEK AS THE WATER TEMPERATURE AROUND COIBA, JICARON AND JICARITA ISLANDS REMAINED A FEW DEGREES COOLER THAN NORMAL. IT WAS HARDER TO GET THE BIG FISH TO BITE BUT WHEN THEY DID OUR ANGLERS WERE REWARDED WITH SOME QUALITY CATCHES.
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Fishing Report - 04/16/12
TUNA WAS THE ORDER FOR THE DAY AND THEY WERE SOON RUNNING OFFSHORE TOWARD MONTUOSA ISLAND WHERE THERE WERE REPORTS OF GOOD ACTION THE DAY BEFORE. IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE THE FIRST SCHOOLS OF DOLPHINS, BIRDS AND BREAKING TUNA WERE SPOTTED. THE TUNA WERE FEEDING HEAVILY ON RED SARDINES.
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Fishing Report - 04/09/12
This week was a mixture of slow fishing followed by moments of pandamonium. The Tuna was the reason for most of this. This weeks focus was off shore chasing Tuna with a mixture of Poppers, Jigs, and live bait.
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Fishing Report - 04/02/12
ON WEDNESDAY THE ANGLERS OPTED FOR MORE INSHORE FISHING WITH EMPHASIS ON POPPER AND PLUG CASTING INTO THE SHORELINE. THIS MADE FOR A NICE MIXED BAG OF SPECIES THAT INCLUDED GROUPER, BLUE TREVALLE, RED SNAPPER, YELLOW SNAPPER, BARRACUDA, MULLET SNAPPER, RAINBOW RUNNERS, JACKS AND SNOOK.
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Fishing Report - 03/25/12
THE INSHORE ACTION TOOK A BACK SEAT THIS WEEK AS MOST OF THE ANGLERS WERE FOCUSED ON TUNA. DROPPING JIGS ON THE REEFS MADE FOR A NICE MIXED BAG OF AMBERJACK, BLUE TREVALLY, GROUPER, SNAPPERS, RAINBOW RUNNERS AND JACK CREVALLE.
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Fishing Report - 03/19/12
This week’s fishing can be described in a simple statement: WIDE OPEN!! Concentrations of bait, porpoise and a mixed bag of pelagic fish filled the offshore waters and turned everyday into an experience sport fisherman dream about! Inshore we were entertained by explosions on top-water lures and surprised by the power and aggression of the fish landed on bottom fishing gear.
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Fishing Report - 03/12/12
OFF IN THE DISTANCE WE COULD JUST SEE THEM. TINY, DARK, SPECKS CIRCLING AND DIVING. THEN RISING AGAIN TO CONTINUE THE CHASE. I TURNED THE BOAT TOWARD THEM AND ACCELERATED THE ENGINES. “WHAT IS IT?” ASKED ONE OF THE ANGLERS. “TUNA”, I SHOUTED OVER THE ROAR OF THE ENGINES.
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Fishing Report - 03/04/12
SLOW TROLLING THE SHORELINE WITH LIVE BAITS BEHIND THE BOAT AND ANGLERS CASTING POPPERS IN THE BOW YIELDED A MIXED BAG OF TREVALLY, CUBERA SNAPPERS, JACK CREVALLE, POMPANO AND ROOSTERS. THERE WERE ELEVEN ROOSTER FISH CAUGHT THIS WEEK, INCLUDING TWO ON POPPER AND KENT STOCKEBRAND’S ESTIMATED 80 POUNDER THAT TOOK A BLUE RUNNER. OTHER CATCHES OF NOTE INCLUDED A 60 POUND CUBERA SNAPPER AND A 40 POUND AMBERJACK.
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Fishing Report - 02/27/12
INSHORE FISHING CONTINUED TO BE HOT. THE CUBERA SNAPPER BITE THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAS BEEN PHENOMENAL WITH GOOD CATCH NUMBERS AND SOME BIG FISH MIXED IN. I PERSONALLY SAW TWO FISH OVER SIXTY POUNDS THIS WEEK. CONSIDERING MOST OF OUR ANGLERS SPENT THE MAJORITY OF THEIR TIME FISHING OFFSHORE, THEY STILL MADE SOME IMPRESSIVE INSHORE CATCHES JUST FISHING THEIR WAY BACK FROM HANNIBAL BANK.
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Fishing Report - 02/19/12
THE INSHORE FISHING CONTINUED TO BE HOT THIS WEEK AND THOUGH, THREE OF OUR BOATS MOSTLY TARGETED OFFSHORE, WE STILL PUT UP SOME IMPRESSIVE NUMBERS. THESE INCLUDE (FOR THE WEEK) 45 CUBERA SNAPPER, 40 MULLET SNAPPER, 36 BLUE TREVALLY, 44 JACK CREVALLE, 13 ROOSTERFISH, 13 AMBERJACK, PLUS A MIXED BAG OF 12 OTHER SPECIES.
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Fishing Report - 02/12 - 02-17 2012
THE INSHORE FISHING WAS EXCELLENT THIS WEEK, ESPECIALLY FOR CUBERA SNAPPERS. LOOKING AT THE CAPTAINS REPORTS I SEE OUR BOATS LANDED OVER FIFTY CUBERA SNAPPERS. THIS INCLUDED SOME NICE TROPHIES WITH SEVERAL FISH OVER SIXTY POUNDS.
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Fishing Report - 02/06/12
TUESDAY THE FISHING DEFINITELY IMPROVED. CAPTAIN TOM RAN OUT TO THE BANK AND FOUND A SCHOOL OF DOLPHIN WITH SOME HUNGRY TUNA. HIS ANGLERS LANDED SEVEN 60-80LB YELLOWFIN TUNA AND ONE AROUND 130LBS ALL ON POPPERS.
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Fishing Report - 01/30/12
WE BEGAN OUR WEEK, SUNDAY NIGHT, WITH A TWILIGHT RIDE DOWN THE RIVER FROM THE MARINA TO GAMAZ ISLAND, WHERE THE BARGE WAS WAITING WITH A GREAT LOBSTER DINNER. THE NEXT MORNING OUR CREW MADE BAIT WHILE THE ANGLERS ATE BREAKFAST, THEN IT WAS OFFSHORE TO ISLA MONTUOSA AND HANNIBAL BANK IN SEARCH OF TUNA AND MARLIN.
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Fishing Report - 01/16/12
THE WEEK CONTINUED WITH CAPTAIN LUCHO'S ONCE AGAIN FINDING THE YELLOWFIN FEEDING AROUND ISLA MONTUOSA. THESE WERE TUNA IN THE 100 LB RANGE. IT WAS DEFINITELY A CUBERA SNAPPER/ROOSTERFISH SHOW THIS WEEK. WHEN THE FINAL TALLY WAS MADE WE HAD CAUGHT JUST SHY OF 300 FISH THIS WEEK.
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Fishing Report - 01/09/12
THE FIRST DAY'S CATCH GAVE OUR ANGLERS A TASTE OF WHAT THE WEEK HAD IN STORE FOR THEM. OUR ANGLERS CAUGHT AN AMAZING VARIETY OF FISH. CAPTAIN TITO'S ANGLERS, MIKE AND TED, RELEASED THE FIRST BLACK MARLIN CAUGHT ON THE TRIP. IT WAS AN ESTIMATED TO WEIGH IN THE 400 LB RANGE.
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Fishing Report - 12/12/11
A REAL MIXED BAG OF INSHORE FISH THIS WEEK. OUR WATER HAD CLEARED UP FROM LAST WEEK AND I THINK THIS HELPED HELPED THE INSHORE FISHING. LOTS OF ROOSTERS, CUBERA SNAPPERS, MULLET SNAPPERS AND AMBERJACK WERE INCLUDED IN THE 17 DIFFERENT SPECIES CAUGHT THIS WEEK.
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Fishing Report - 12/05/11
SEVERAL CATCH OF BIG YELLOWFIN TUNA WERE THE SURPRISE THIS WEEK. THE TUNA WERE FOUND FEEDING RIGHT ON TOP OF HANNIBAL BANK. THE BRAZILIAN ANGLERS REMARKED HOW GREAT OF FIGHTING FISH THE YELLOWFIN TUNA IS COMPARED TO THE FISH THEY ARE USED TO CATCHING IN THE RIVER OF BRAZIL.
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Fishing Report - 09/12/11
With the beginning of Pesca Panama’s season fast approaching, it is time for us to let you know what we have been doing since our last charter in July. The crew in Panama has been busy preparing for this season so that when our fishermen arrive – we will be in tip top shape.
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Fishing Report - 07/03/11
TUNA WERE STILL ON TAP THIS WEEK. WE CAUGHT TUNA FROM MONTUOSA ISLAND TO JICARON ISLAND. THOUGH THE YELLOWFIN BITE IS STARTING TO TAPER OFF WE WERE STILL ABLE TO MAKE SOME NICE CATCHES. MOST OF THE FISH WERE IN THE 60 TO 100 LB RANGE WITH SEVERAL 200 LB PLUS TUNA BEING THE LARGEST CAUGHT THIS WEEK.
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Fishing Report - 06/26/11
IT IS ALMOST THE END OF JUNE AND WE STILL HAVE A GOOD TUNA BITE GOING ON. MOST OF THE YELLOWFIN ACTION WAS RIGHT ON TOP OF HANNIBAL BANK WHEN IT HAS BEEN FOR THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS. THERE WERE A FEW SMALLER YELLOWFIN IN THE 25 TO 40 LB CLASS CAUGHT BUT MOST OF THE TUNA WERE IN THE 80 TO 12O LB RANGE.
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Fishing Report - 06/21/11
WE HAD SOME OUTSTANDING CATCHES THIS WEEK. THE YELLOWFIN TUNA BITE IS FALLING OFF WHICH IS NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. JICARON AND JICARITA ISLAND PROVIDE A GREAT DAY OF FISHING. WE HAD GOOD FISHING WEATHER THIS WEEK WITH NOT TOO MUCH RAIN AND VERY LITTLE WIND.
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Fishing Report - 06/05/11
THIS WEEK, YELLOWFIN TUNA ARE STILL IN OUR FISHING AREA. THE VARIETY OF INSHORE SPECIES CAUGHT INCLUDED, ROOSTERFISH, CUBERA SNAPPER, MULLET SNAPPER, ROCK SNAPPER, RAINBOW RUNNER, JACK CREVALLE, BLUE TREVALLE, AMBERJACK, SIERRA MACKEREL, CABRILLO, BROOMTAIL GROUPER AND WAHOO.
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Fishing Report - 05/29/11
MOST OF THE TUNA WERE RUNNING IN THE 80 TO 120 CLASS AND WE ENDED THE DAY CATCHING 26 YELLOWFIN WITH A HAND FULL OF DORADO MIXED IN. THE LARGEST TUNA OF THE WEEK WEIGHED AROUND 150 LBS. INSHORE FISHING WAS ALSO PRODUCING GOOD CATCHES WITH SOME BIG CUBERA SNAPPERS WHICH WERE CAUGHT AND RELEASED.
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Fishing Report - 05/23/11
SCHOOLS OF TUNA WERE SOON ENCOUNTERED AROUND MONTUOSA ISLAND. THE YELLOWFINS CAME CRASHING DOWN ON THE POPPERS. WE LOST THE EXACT COUNT DURING THE ACTION BUT ENDED UP WITH OVER 35 YELLOWFIN TUNA FOR THE DAY. MOST WERE IN THE 80 TO 120 LB CLASS.
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Fishing Report - 05/15/11
THE YELLOWFIN WERE HITTING POPPERS THIS WEEK. MOST OF THE FISH WOULD WEIGH IN THE 80 TO 100 CLASS BUT PETER LANDED THE LARGEST TUNA, 180 LBS, CAUGHT ON A POPPER. MIKE LANDED THE LARGEST "REEF DONKEY" ESTIMATED AT 75 LBS. SEVERAL DORADO WERE ALSO CAUGHT THIS WEEK ALONG WITH SOME BIG RAINBOW RUNNERS.
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Fishing Report - 05/08/11
THE FURIOUS TUNA ACTION FORM THE PREVIOUS WEEK HAD STARTED TO SLOW DOWN, THOUGH A LOT OF YELLOWFIN WERE CAUGHT. CATCHES OF DORADO WERE MADE THIS WEEK AS THE FISH ARE STARTING TO GATHER AROUND THE LOGS THAT THE SPRING RAINS ARE WASHING DOWN OUT OF THE MOUNTAINS. THIS SHOULD START TO INCREASE EVEN MORE.
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Fishing Report - 05/01/11
THE DEEP COBALT BLUE SURROUNDING ISLA MONTUOSA THIS WEEK WAS THE PLACE TO CATCH YELLOWFIN TUNA. THE TUNA SEEMED A LITTLE LARGER THAN LAST WEEK'S FISH. WITH MOST OF THE FISH WEIGHING IN BETWEEN 100 AND 150 LBS. THE LARGEST TUNA WEIGHED IN AT 200 LBS. TOTAL YELLOWFIN TUNA CAUGHT THIS WEEK WAS 210!
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Fishing Report - 04/24/11
IT WAS FIVE DAYS OF THE MOST AWESOME TOPWATER TUNA ACTION YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE! THIRTEEN ANGLERS AND AN AMAZING TOTAL OF 568 YELLOWFIN TUNA. OVER HALF WERE IN THE 50 TO 100 LB CLASS. NOW HERE COMES THE INCREDIBLE PART. ALL THE YELLOWFIN WERE CAUGHT ON TOPWATER USING POPPERS AND SPINNING TACKLE!
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Fishing Report - 04/17/11
GOOD TUNA ACTION WAS FOUND HALF WAY BETWEEN ISLA LADRONES TO MONTUOSA ISLAND AND THEN ON OUT TO HANNIBAL BANK. THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF FISHING PROVIDED SOME GREAT POPPING ACTION AS 91 TUNA WERE CAUGHT TO FIRST DAY AND 141 TUNA WERE LANDED THE SECOND DAY.
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Fishing Report - 04/10/11
THE YELL0WFIN WERE BEING PICKY EATERS THE FIRST DAY OUT AND OUR ANGLERS HAD TO WORK FOR THE FISH THEY CAUGHT. BUT FOR YOUNG CHRIS KRAUSGRILL, WHO HAD NEVER CAUGHT A TUNA BEFORE, YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT HE WAS AN, "OLE TUNA PRO." HE LANDED BOTH A 220 LB AND A 285 LB TUNA THE FIRST DAY OUT!
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Fishing Report - 04/04/11
THE SEA WAS BOILING WITH SCHOOLS OF HUNGRY YELLOWFIN TUNA AND OUR ANGLERS JUMPED INTO ACTION AND STARTED REELING THEM IN. ALONG WITH THE FANTASTIC TUNA BITE, OUR INSHORE ACTION THIS WEEK WAS PRODUCING CATCHES OF BIG ROOSTERFISH, CUBERA SNAPPERS, AMBERJACK AND GROUPERS.
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Fishing Report - 03/27/11
THE SEA WAS FULL OF TUNA. THIS TIME THEY WERE NOT PICKY EATERS. NO MATTER WHAT YOU THREW TO THEM, THEY ATE IT. WHILE SOME TIMES YOU HAVE TO MAKE A HUNDRED OR A THOUSAND CAST WITH A POPPER TO GET A HIT, DAVE SAID HE WAS JUST DANGLING HIS POPPER IN THE WATER PREPARING TO MAKE A CAST AND A YELLOWFIN HIT IT.
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Fishing Report - 03/19/11
DAY TWO AND IT WAS OFF TO MONTUOSA ISLAND WHERE THE TUNA WERE RUNNING IN HUGE SCHOOLS AND GET THIS, THEY WERE FEEDING ON ANYTHING YOU PUT IN FRONT OF THEM. THE YELLOWFIN BITE WAS WIDE OPEN FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS AND THEN THEY SOUNDED. BUT IN THAT TWO HOURS OUR ANGLERS LANDED 32 YELLOWFIN IN THE 60 TO 120 RANGE.
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Fishing Report - 03/14/11
BLUE WATER BROUGHT IN BY STRONG CURRENTS COVERED OUR FISHING GROUNDS THIS WEEK. WITH IT CAME SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL OF YELLOWFIN TUNA. TUNA WERE TO BE CAUGHT FROM MONTUOSA ISLAND, TO HANNIBAL BANK AND ON SOUTH OF JICRON AND JICARITA ISLAND. THEY WERE THOUSANDS OF THEM. RON SAID, "EVERY WHERE YOU LOOKED THERE WAS ANOTHER OF YELLOWFIN TUNA."
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Fishing Report - 03/06/11
ON THE FIRST DAY WE CAUGHT 11 YELLOWFIN TUNA FROM 20 TO 120 LBS AND A HANDFUL OF OTHER FISH. ON THE SECOND DAY OUR ANGLERS HAD CAUGHT AND MOSTLY RELEASED 115 GAME FISH, 47 OF THEM WERE YELLOWFIN TUNA. WE HAD ALSO CAUGHT 14 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FISH NOT COUNTING OUR VARIOUS BAIT FISH.
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Fishing Report - 02/27/11
WE HAD SOME HUGE CUBERA SNAPPERS CAUGHT AND RELEASED THIS WEEK. WE ALSO CAUGHT QUITE A FEW BIG POMPANO WITH IS UNUSUAL. THE JIGS PRODUCED LOTS OF HOOK-UPS ON AMBERJACK AND WELL AS SEVERAL DIFFERENT SPECIES OF GROUPERS. EVEN WITH THE GREEN WATER AND THE FISHING ACTION SLOWER THAN NORMAL WE STILL CAUGHT AND RELEASED OVER 300 FISH THIS WEEK!
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Fishing Report - 02/20/11
THE FINAL COUNT WAS OVER 65 JACKS OF ALL KINDS CAUGHT AND RELEASED THIS DAY. THERE WERE AMBERJACK, JACK CREVALLE, BLUE JACK, HORSE EYE JACK AND FORTUNE JACKS. THEN CAME THE SNAPPER FAMILY; CUBERA, RED, YELLOW, ROCK AND MULLET. THEN ROOSTERFISH, SIERRA MACKEREL, RAINBOW RUNNERS AND DORADO. YOU COULD SAY, "THE INSHORE BITE WAS ON IN THE ISLANDS!"
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Fishing Report - 02/13/11
THE HUGE TUNA ATTACKED THE BAIT AND THE CIRCLE HOOK WORKED JUST LIKE THEY SAY IN THE BOOK. DIDONISIO FOUGHT THE FISH ON STAND-UP GEAR THROUGH A EXCITING FIGHT THAT ENDED WITH THE TUNA IN THE BOAT AND WEIGHING IN AT 317 LBS. CONGRATULATIONS GUYS, SO FAR THIS IS OUR LARGEST YELLOWFIN TUNA OF THE SEASON.
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Fishing Report - 02/06/11
IF YOU HAVE BEEN READING THE PESCA PANAMA FISHING REPORTS YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN HAVING A GOOD FISHING YEAR. WELL THAT ALL CHANGED THIS WEEK! A STRONG OFFSHORE CURRENT PUSHED CRYSTAL BLUE WATER INTO OUR FISHING AREA AND THE FISHING GOT EVEN BETTER. THE FISHING, "EXPLODED."
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Fishing Report - 01/31/11
LOTS OF XXL CUBERA SNAPPER WERE CAUGHT THIS WEEK. THE ROOSTERFISH WHERE HERE TO BE CAUGHT AND WERE ATTACKING TOP WATER LURES. ADD IN THE ROOSTERFISH, HORSE EYED JACKS, JACK CREVALLE, BLUE TREVALLE, FORTUNE JACKS, AMBERJACK AND THREE BIG WHITE TIP SHARKS AND YOU HAVE A LOT OF FISHING ACTION GOING ON.
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Fishing Report - 01/23/11
THE BAIT TANK WAS LOADED WITH "LIVIES" AND FRESH CAUGHT LOBSTER TAILS WERE A BOILING IN THE POT. THE WIND WAS CALM AND THE SEA HAD JUST A RIPPLE. I WAS WONDERING, "HOW MUCH BETTER CAN IT GET THAN THIS?" WELL, THIS WEEKS ANGLERS WERE ABOUT TO FIND OUT.
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Fishing Report - 01/16/11
THE WEATHER AND SEAS CONDITIONS WERE IDEAL THIS WEEK. SEAS WERE CALM AND THE WEATHER WAS NOT TOO HOT AND EVEN FRESH AND A LITTLE COOL IN THE EVENING. I THINK I MIGHT HAVE EVEN FELT A SMALL SHIVER RUN DOWN MY SPINE ONE TIME. BUT THAT MIGHT HAVE JUST BEEN FROM REALIZING HOW LUCKY I WAS TO BE HERE.
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Fishing Report - 01/09/11
OUR ANGLERS HAD A PRETTY SPICY WEEK OF FISHING AS WE LANDED 26 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF FISH. THE TUNA BITE WAS NOT ON BUT WE CAUGHT A COUPLE OF NICE YELLOWFIN TUNA IN THE 160 TO 180 LB RANGE. SEVERAL BIG DORADO WERE ALSO BROUGHT TO THE DINNER TABLE. BUT THE BIGGEST NEWS WAS THE NUMBER OF COLOSSAL SIZED CUBERA SNAPPERS THAT WERE CAUGHT AND RELEASED.
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Fishing Report - 12/11/10
THE MONTH OF DECEMBER CONTINUES TO PROVIDE SOME OF THE MOST DELIGHTFUL FISHING WEATHER I THINK I HAVE EVER SEEN. YOU COULD EVEN DESCRIBE IT AS "BALMY." ON TOP OF THE GOOD WEATHER WE ARE ENJOYING SOME GREAT FISHING. POPPING AND LIVE BAITING INSHORE IS WERE WE ARE STILL CATCHING MOST OF OUR FISH.
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Fishing Report - 12/04/10
THERE ARE TWO THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO EVERY WEEK, SUNSHINE AND EAGER ANGLERS. THIS WEEK WE HAD BOTH! WE HAD FANTASTIC WEATHER ALL WEEK, A LITTLE RAIN, A LITTLE WIND AND THE MOST DELICIOUS AIR AND DELIGHTFUL TEMPERATURE ONE COULD EVER HOPE FOR.
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Fishing Report - 11/27/10
THE FISHING WAS GOOD RIGHT FROM THE START OF THE TRIP. CUBERA SNAPPERS ON POPPERS AND AMBERJACKS ON LIVE BAIT KEPT THESE ANGLERS BENT OVER THE RAIL FOR MOST OF THE TRIP. THE FIRST WORDS IF EXCLAMATION I HEARD FROM THEM WAS, "I HAVE NEVER CAUGHT SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF FISH IN ONE PLACE IN MY LIFE."
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Fishing Report - 11/20/10
NICE CATCHES OF WAHOO ADDED TO THE FISHING ACTION THIS WEEK. TWO OF OUR FAVORITE LOCATIONS TO FISH FOR WAHOO, JICRON ISLAND AND WAHOO ROCK, WERE WHERE WE FOUND THE MOST WAHOO SCHOOLED UP. MOST OF THE WAHOO CAUGHT WERE IN THE 40 LB RANGE WITH A 70 LB WAHOO BEING THE LARGEST.
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Fishing Report - 11/13/10
NOVEMBER 13, 2010 MARKED THE BEGINNING OF PESCA PANAMA'S 2010-2011 FISHING SEASON. AFTER TWELVE SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF FISHING THIS MOST INTERESTING AREA WE ARE STILL CHALLENGED AND ENCHANTED BY ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE FISHING AREAS TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
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Fishing Report - 09/24/10
MOST OF YOU KNOW THAT JANUARY IS CONSIDERED THE START OF THE "HIGH FISHING SEASON" IN PANAMA AND "PRIME FISHING TIME IN THE TROPICS." DUE TO THE ECONOMY, OUR BOOKINGS FOR THIS JANUARY HAVE LEFT SOME OPENINGS, SO WE'RE OFFERING THE REMAINING JANUARY DATES AT A REDUCED PRICE TO GET THEM FILLED.
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Fishing Report - 08/20/10
LAST WEEKEND SOME OF THE PANAMANIAN GOVERNMENT "HIGHER UPS" CHARTERED TWO PESCA PANAMA FISHING BOATS, COMPLETE WITH CAPTAINS, MATES, FUEL AND TACKLE TO MEET THEM FOR TWO DAYS OF FISHING AROUND COIBA ISLAND... THEY WERE GOING TO BE HELICOPTERING IN AND LANDING AT THE RANGER STATION.
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Fishing Report - 07/03/10
USING THE LIVE BAIT COMBINED WITH CASTING TOP WATER PLUGS OUR ANGLERS WE ABLE TO LAND 19 ROOSTERFISH., ALONG WITH ALL KINDS OF SNAPPER AND JACKS, YELLOWFIN TUNA, WAHOO AND SEVERAL 100 TO 150 LB HAMMERHEAD SHARKS. JIGGING WAS ALSO PRODUCTIVE. THEN THERE WAS THE DOUBLE HOOK-UP ON BLACK MARLIN...
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Fishing Report - 06/19/10
I CAN'T THINK OF A BETTER WAY TO SPEND A SPECIAL FATHERS' DAY THAN TO TAKE YOUR SONS FISHING. USUALLY BY THIS TIME OF YEAR THE YELLOWFIN TUNA HAVE MOVED ON SOME OTHER UNKNOWN LOCATION AND OUR ANGLERS ATTENTION TURNS TO CATCHING OTHER SPECIES. WELL THIS WAS NOT THE CASE THIS WEEK AT HANNIBAL BANK!
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Fishing Report - 05/22/10
THOUGH THE MARINE FORECAST WAS CALLING FOR A BIG OCEAN SWELL THIS WEEK, THE SUN WAS SHINING WHEN I MET THIS WEEK'S ANGLERS FROM BRAZIL. AS BAD AS THE WEATHER WAS OUR ANGLERS WERE PRODUCING GOOD CATCHES THAT INCLUDED; WAHOO, CUBERA SNAPPER, RED SNAPPER, YELLOW SNAPPER, AMBERJACK, BLUE JACK AND JACK CREVALLE.
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Fishing Report - 05/08/10
WE WERE TIED TO THE DOCK THIS WEEK FOR SOME MUCH NEEDED R & R (REST AND REPAIRS) HERE AT PESCA PANAMA. WE ARE ALL RESTED AND READY TO GO FISHING NEXT WEEK WITH 15 ANGLERS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THEY ARE WANTING TO GET IN ON THE HOT TUNA BITE THAT HAS BEEN GOING OFF IN PANAMA.
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Fishing Report - 04/24/10
BIG CUBERA SNAPPERS WERE BEING CAUGHT IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. DORADO AND SAILFISH WERE IN THE DRIFT LINES. BUT THE BIG NEWS WAS THE BIG TUNA CAUGHT. 9 TUNA BETWEEN 100-150 LBS, 2 TUNA IN THE 200 PLUS RANGE, ONE OF WHICH ROBERT JR CAUGHT ON A POPPER AND OUR BIGGEST YELLOWFIN EVER. A WHOPPING 322 LBS.
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Fishing Report - 04/17/10
IN 5 DAYS A TOTAL OF 610 TUNA HAD BEEN BROUGHT TO THE BOAT. MOST WERE UNDER 25 LBS AND THE LARGEST WAS 140 POUNDS. THE BEST NEWS IS, MOST OF THESE FISH ARE STILL ALIVE, SWIMMING AROUND, FEEDING AND GETTING BIGGER FOR THE NEXT TIME WE MEET.
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Fishing Report - 04/10/10
IT WAS AND INSHORE FISHING SHOW THIS WEEK. AGAIN, BIG CUBERA SNAPPERS WERE THE MAIN ATTRACTION. SCHOOLS OF SMALL YELLOWFIN TUNA WERE ACTIVELY ATTACKING POPPERS. THE NIGHT FISHING FROM THE BARGE JUST ABOUT WORE THE ANGLERS OUT. IT WAS A FUN WEEK TO BE FISHING WITH PESCA PANAMA!
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Fishing Report - 04/03/10
THE TUNA WERE ACTIVELY HITTING TOP WATER BAITS AND OUR ANGLERS WERE ABLE TO LAND A TOTAL OF 46 YELLOWFIN TUNA. BIG AMBERJACKS WERE ALSO HITTING JIGS GOOD THIS WEEK, PRODUCING SOME KNEE BUCKLING STRIKES. WE HAD SO MANY INTERESTING PHOTOS THIS WEEK THAT WE ARE FEATURING A SPECIAL EXTENDED PHOTO ALBUM!
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Fishing Report - 03/27/10
THE YELLOWFIN TUNA BITE AT MONTUOSA CONTINUES. THE OCEAN IS FULL OF TUNA CRASHING INTO HUGE SCHOOLS OF BAIT THAT ARE TRYING TO ESCAPE BECOMING PART OF THE FOOD CHAIN. CAPTAIN TOMMY'S ANGLERS HAD ONE OF THE BEST DAYS WHEN THEY LANDED 30 YELLOWFIN THAT INCLUDED A 230 LB TUNA!
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Fishing Report - 03/20/10
WE HAD OUTSTANDING YELLOWFIN TUNA ACTION. I CAN NOT INCLUDE ALL THE TUNA STORIES FROM THIS WEEK IN THIS FISHING REPORT, THERE ARE JUST TOO MANY. CATCHING BIG CUBERA SNAPPERS WAS ALSO HIGH ON THE LIST OF FISH CAUGHT. WE ARE STILL IN THE TUNA, SNAPPER PATTERN. WE HAVE SOME GREAT PHOTOS FROM THIS WEEK!
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Fishing Report - 03/19/10
THE YELLOWFIN TUNA FISHING IS STILL HEADING UP THE MAJORITY OF THE OFFSHORE FISHING ACTION. BIG TUNA BOILS ARE BEING ENCOUNTERED FROM BETWEEN THE SECAS ISLANDS AND ISLA MONTUOSA, ON TOP OF HANNIBAL BANK AND SOUTH TO JICARON ISLAND. YOU NEVER KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THE BIG SCHOOLS OF YELLOWFIN ARE GOING TO BE FOUND AS THEY ARE CONSTANTLY ON THE MOVE, BUT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO FIND THEM.
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Fishing Report - 03/06/10
MONDAY MORNING AND ALL THE BOATS HEADED TO HANNIBAL BANK WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS. ON THEIR WAY OUT THEY ENCOUNTERED SMALL POCKETS OF PORPOISE, BIRDS AND TUNA, BUT THE REAL ACTION WOULDN'T START UNTIL THEY GOT OUT PAST THE BANK. THERE THEY ENCOUNTERED A TUNA BOIL THAT WOULD MAKE THE MOST EXPERIENCED ANGLERS WEAK IN THE KNEES!
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Fishing Report - 02/27/10
THIS WEEK WE HAD WHAT I WOULD SAY WAS GOOD TUNA FISHING AND GREAT INSHORE FISHING. THE MULLET SNAPPER THIS WEEK WERE UNBELIEVABLE. WE GOT TO SEE THE FAMOUS "RED HORDE" 3 TIMES THIS WEEK AS SCHOOLS OF MULLET SNAPPER AND JACK CREVALLE ROSE TO THE SURFACE FEEDING AT HANNIBAL BANK AND MONTUOSA ISLAND.
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Fishing Report - 02/20/10
THIS WAS THE WEEK FOR CATCHING AND RELEASING BIG CUBERA SNAPPERS. SEVERAL BIG ROOSTERFISH WERE ALSO CAUGHT AND RELEASED. OUR THANKS TO THIS WEEK'S FISHERMEN FOR A VERY ENJOYABLE WEEK. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT KIND OF FISHING EXCITEMENT TO EXPECT WHEN FISHING WITH PESCA PANAMA!
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Fishing Report - 02/13/10
THE CUBERA SNAPPERS MUST HAVE BEEN CONSPIRING IN THEIR UNDERWATER CAVERNS FOR THE CHANCE TO MAKE AN ALL OUT CHARGE! FOR THIS WAS THE WEEK WHEN THE BIG CUBERAS DECIDED IT WAS TIME TO CHALLENGE PESCA PANAMA'S ANGLERS AT EVERY CHANCE THEY HAD!
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Fishing Report - 02/06/10
AFTER THE SLOW FISHING AND GREEN WATER WE EXPERIENCED LAST WEEK WE WERE EXCITED TO SEE CRYSTAL CLEAR BLUE WATER AND BIRD ACTIVITY AT LADRONES ISLAND. AFTER FISHING FOR FIVE MINUTES GARY AND TERRY HOOKED INTO THE FIRST OF 9 SAILFISH THAT WERE LANDED THAT AFTERNOON.
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Fishing Report - 01/30/10
THE THE SEA WAS ALIVE WITH DIVING BIRDS, LOTS OF SEA TURTLES, JUMPING PORPOISE AND SCHOOLS OF YELLOWFIN TUNA. THE TUNA WERE FINICKY AND NOT JUMPING ON POPPERS, JIGS, OR LIVE BAIT. OF ALL THINGS THEY WANTED THE OLD TUNA STAND BY, THE "CEDAR PLUG". SEVERAL OF THE BOATS WERE ABLE TO LAND TUNA IN THE 120 TO 150 POUND RANGE.
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Fishing Report - 01/23/10
LOTS OF BIG FISH CAUGHT THIS WEEK, LOTS OF BIG FISH RELEASED THIS WEEK AND SOME BIG FISH MISSED THIS WEEK. WE HAD OUR HIGH POINTS AND SOME LOW POINTS. BUT ALL THE TIME WE WERE MAKING FISHING STORIES THAT CAN BE TOLD OVER AND OVER WHILE SITTING AROUND THE BAR AND THE BEST PART IS THE MORE YOU DRINK THE BIGGER THE FISH GET.
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Fishing Report - 01/16/10
THE TRIP GOT STARTED OF QUICKLY WHEN JUST OFFSHORE FROM LADRONES THE CREW ENCOUNTERED FLOCKS OF BIRDS, PORPOISE, AND TUNA FEEDING ON HUGE SCHOOLS OF SARDINES. THERE WAS SOME NICE CATCHES CAPPED OF WITH A 90 LB FISH ON TOPWATER BY MARK ROY AND PHIL BITELLO'S FIRST EVER PACIFIC SAILFISH.
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Fishing Report - 01/09/10
WHERE WE ONCE MEASURED OUR TIME SPENT FISHING IN HOURS, DAYS, WEEKS AND YEARS. WE CAN NOW COUNT IT IN DECADES. THE YEAR 2010 MARKS THE START OF OUR 11TH YEAR OF FISHING IN PANAMA. WHEN WE FIRST DECIDED TO START FISHING THIS AREA WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE GOOD, BUT WE HAD NO IDEA HOW GREAT IT WAS GOING TO BE.
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Fishing Report - 12/05/09
WOW, WHAT A WEEK OF FISHING! BLACK AND BLUE MARLIN, YELLOWFIN TUNA, DORADO, ROOSTERFISH AND BIG CUBERA SNAPPERS. THE FISH WERE HERE, THE SEAS WERE CALM AND THE COMPANY WAS GREAT. THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR COMING TO FISH WITH PESCA PANAMA. WE HOPE TO HAVE ALL OF YOU FISHING WITH US IN THE FUTURE.
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Fishing Report - 11/28/09
RETURNING TO PANAMA IS MORE OF A HOMECOMING THAN A FISHING TRIP TO ME. ANYONE RETURNING TO FISH WITH JAY AND THE PESCA PANAMA CREW WOULD AGREE THAT STEPPING ONTO THE BARGE IS NOT DIFFERENT THAN VISITING OLD FRIENDS. PAST FISHING MEMORIES AND NEW ANTICIPATIONS COMBINE TOGETHER IN THE EXCITEMENT OF THE TRIP TO COME.
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Fishing Report - 11/21/09
TALK ABOUT EXCITEMENT, THE CREW OF PESCA PANAMA WAS PUMPED AS WE STARTED OUR 2009-2010 FISHING SEASON. OUR FLOATING HOME, "THE BARGE," IS IN THE BEST SHAPE IT HAS EVER BEEN IN. ALL FIVE OF THE OCEAN MASTER BOATS HAVE BEEN DETAILED OUT AND LOOK GREAT. ADD IN $20,000 IN NEW RODS, REELS, RADIOS, TERMINAL TACKLE AND WE ARE READY TO HIT THE WATER.
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Fishing Report - 05/23/09
THIS WEEK THE COBALT BLUE WAHOO WERE CAUGHT IN JUST ABOUT EVERY LOCATION THAT IS KNOWN FOR GOOD WAHOO FISHING. BETWEEN THE TUNA BITE, THE DORADO BITE AND THE WAHOO ARRIVING, IT WAS A WEEK OF FISHING THAT THESE ANGLERS WILL NOT SOON FORGET!
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Fishing Report - 05/16/09
THIS WEEK'S ANGLERS FISHED IN SOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AND CALMEST SEAS WE HAVE HAD ALL YEAR. AFTER HOURS OUR BARTENDER WAS POURING THE DRINKS STRONG. A LOT OF JOKES WERE TOLD ALONG WITH SOME GREAT FISHING STORIES. SOME OF THE STORIES WERE OLD AND SOME HAD JUST BEEN MADE!
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Fishing Report - 05/09/09
Out of the gates, the kayakers set the bar pretty high, catching and releasing 8 Roosters, a Cubera and a Jack. Team Tito bagged 2 Yellowfin and 8 Dorado's for Danny and Corby. Team Lucho gaffed 2 Yellowfin, 1 Leopard Grouper, 1 Jack and 1 Rooster. Team Kili boated 5 Yellowfin, 1 Rooster and 1 Jack. Team Carlos not to be out done finished the day with 4 Yellowfin, 1 weighing in at 80 Lbs.
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Fishing Report - 05/02/09
IT WAS OFF THE BEACH AND BACK ON THE WATER AS PESCA PANAMA WAS BACK IN FULL FISHING MODE THIS WEEK. NEAR PUNTA ANEGADA, ANGLERS LANDED SIX YELLOWFIN TUNA IN THE 60 TO 100 POUND CLASS, MOST OF THEM CAUGHT ON POPPERS. THEN THEY LANDED A COUPLE OF 50 POUND ROOSTERFISH AND A COUPLE OF BIG CUBERA SNAPPERS.
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Fishing Report - 04/30/09
THE BARGE SITS TIED TO THE DOCK AS PESCA PANAMA HAS A WEEK OFF FOR SOME R AND R. AROUND HERE THAT STANDS FOR REPAIR AND REFURBISH! THE CAPTAINS ARE BUSY GOING THROUGH THEIR TACKLE, SORTING OUT STUFF THAT HAS LAID WAY TOO LONG IN THE BOTTOM OF THEIR TACKLE BOXES.
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Fishing Report - 04/18/09
CAPTAIN TITO PUT A LARGE CHUNK BAIT ON A CIRCLE HOOK AND SENT IT TO THE BOTTOM. INSTANT HOOK-UP. AFTER AWHILE, A BLACK MARLIN EXPLODED FROM THE WATER RIGHT NEXT TO THEIR BOAT. IT TOOK THE NEXT THREE HOURS TO BRING THE ESTIMATED 350 LB FISH TO THE BOAT. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU TO CATCH NEXT WHEN YOU ARE FISHING IN PANAMA!
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Fishing Report - 04/11/09
A FEW CUBERA SNAPPERS WERE CAUGHT THIS WEEK ALONG WITH SOME WAHOO, AMBERJACK, ROCK SNAPPER AND YELLOWFIN TUNA. BUT THE REAL NEWS WAS THE BLACK MARLIN BITE AT HANNIBAL BANK! ONE ANGLER HOOKED INTO ANOTHER BIG MARLIN WHEN IT TURNED OUT TO BE A 400 LB BULL SHARK.
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Fishing Report - 04/04/09
THE DEEP PURPLE WATER AROUND HANNIBAL BANK WAS ALIVE THIS WEEK WITH MARINE LIFE! OUR ANGLERS COULD LOOK DOWN INTO THE TRANSLUCENT WATER AND SEE THE BRILLIANT YELLOW AND BLUE COLORS AS HUGE SCHOOLS TO BIG YELLOWFIN TUNA SWAM BY, WHERE SCOTT LANDED A 226 LB YELLOWFIN CAUGHT ON A SLOW TROLLED LIVE BONITA.
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Fishing Report - 03/28/09
SCHOOLS OF YELLOWFIN TUNA WERE TO BE FOUND FEEDING AROUND MONTUOSA ISLAND AND HANNIBAL BANK. BLACK MARLIN WERE FEEDING AT HANNIBAL BANK AND ALSO AROUND ISLA LA DRONES. I EXPECT TO SEE OUR NORMALLY GOOD FISHING GET EVEN BETTER IN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS.
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Fishing Report - 03/21/09
ON OUR SECOND DAY OF FISHING, 64 YELLOWFIN TUNA IN THE 40 TO 100 LB RANGE WERE CAUGHT. OUR ANGLERS RELEASED A 250 LB BLACK, A 450 LB BLACK, A 430 LB BLACK AND A 450 LB BLACK. A COUPLE OF OTHER BLACK MARLIN WERE HOOKED DURING THIS TIME FRAME BUT ONE THREW THE HOOK, ANOTHER MANAGED TO SNAP THE MAIN LINE.
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Fishing Report - 03/14/09
We started this week the same way that we ended last week, with a hot Roosterfish bite in the Paridas Islands. You know that there is some fish around when the Roosterfish are eating the Blue Runners off of your Sabiki. One of the best bites of the day came when Mark hooked a Snook on fly which was immediately eaten by a Saltwater Crocodile!
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Fishing Report - 03/07/09
Arriving at Paridas Island on Saturday we encountered blue water and lots of fish activity eight miles out of the river mouth. The guys threw in their Dorado lures hoping to find dinner when Bob Dendy hooked his first Black Marlin weighing in at 250 lbs. The Black made a pass on a Skipjack that Dave had just hooked before switching to a plastic in the far rigger. Congratulations Bob!
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Fishing Report - 02/28/09
Throughout the week there was also some great jigging and chunk fishing for Cubera Snapper, Amberjack and Broomtail Grouper. George Babikian was also able to coax a couple of Roosterfish into biting throwing topwater at Jicaron and many Skipjack Tuna in the 8 to 12 pound range on the fly rod.
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Fishing Report - 02/21/09
If there is one thing that reigns true of fishing at Coiba Island Panama, it would be you never know what is going to happen! This little spot in the ocean is very unique to fisherman. You literally have no idea what to expect! Over 30 species of sport fish ply the waters off this unique and beautiful coast and this week fishing with Pesca Panama.
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Fishing Report - 02/14/09
On Tuesday the Marlin bite turned on. Dave Pincus was the first to start things off landing a 250 lb Black Marlin. Shortly after Dave Richardson Sr. hooked and released a 400 lb Black! John Clendenen Jr. landed a beautiful 600 lb Black Marlin in just over an hour. On their way back to the Barge, John Clendenen Sr. hooked and landed a 153 lb Tuna. A great finish to a great day offshore!
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Fishing Report - 02/07/09
All four boats headed offshore Wedensday morning in hopes of more Tuna action. They would not be disappointed. John landed a beautiful Tuna weighing in at 225 lbs! At the same time, Bob and Russ, were tag teaming a Black Marlin that was in the 450 lb class. Not to be outdone Jim and the gang released an estimated 350 lb Bull Shark and happened upon a red hot Amberjack bite deep dropping jigs.
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Fishing Report - 01/31/09
"TEAM SNAPPER" FISHED HARD ALL WEEK LONG. THEY WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE A GREAT AMBERJACK BITE AT HANNIBAL BANK. AT ISLA MONTUOSA THEY FOUND A SCHOOL OF YELLOWFIN TUNA AND WERE ABLE TO LAND AN 80 LB AND A 90 LB YELLOWFIN ON POPPERS.
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Fishing Report - 01/24/09
The week started with calm seas and fair winds at our backs. The anticipation was high and the fish delivered. Sunday found the boats at Montuosa where the Sailfish were hungry and waiting. In a few short hours of trolling live Bonito, the boats totaled 6 Sails and a handful of Dorado.
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Fishing Report - 01/17/09
WE FISHED IN A CALM OCEAN THIS WEEK. INSHORE IT WAS GREAT FISHING FOR CUBERA SNAPPERS WITH BIG SNAPPERS IN THE 60 LB TO 70 LB RANGE CAUGHT AND RELEASED. OFFSHORE BLACK MARLIN IN THE 300 LB TO 800 LB RANGE WERE CAUGHT AROUND HANNIBAL BANK. WE ALSO HAD BIG PACIFIC SAILFISH FEEDING IN THE AREA. BIG SCHOOLS OF YELLOWFIN TUNA IN THE 25 LB TO 125 LB RANGE WERE BEING TAKEN ON POPPERS.
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Fishing Report - 01/10/09
THIS WEEK LOTS OF RETURNING ANGLERS MADE THEIR WAY BACK TO FISH WITH PESCA PANAMA. DORADO WERE FOUND IN MANY AREAS THIS WEEK AS WERE SOME REALLY BIG PACIFIC SAILFISH. A VERY FEW SMALL YELLOWFIN TUNA IN THE 40 TO 60 LB RANGE WERE FOUND NEAR ISLA MONTUOSA. BIG AMBERJACK WERE TAKEN WHILE FISHING OFF THE EAST END OF COIBA ISLAND.
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Fishing Report - 01/03/09
THE ACTION WAS GOOD THIS WEEK, WITH ROOSTERFISH TAKEN IN ALL OF THE DIFFERENT ISLAND GROUPS AS WELL AS BLACK MARLIN, YELLOWFIN TUNA AND DORADO. SEVERAL BIG AMBERJACK AKA, "REEF DONKEYS," WERE CAUGHT, THESE FISH ARE STUBBORN FIGHTERS AND JUST DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THEIR HOME ON THE REEF.
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