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Pesca Panama
1924 Rainwood Cove Dr
Little Rock, AR 72212
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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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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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