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Fishing in Panama
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Where do you want to fish?
Panama is a first class fishing destination with world renowned fishing areas such as Coiba Island in the Gulf of Chiriqui, the most famous big game fishing area “Hannibal Bank", Isla Montuosa, Isla Ladrones or Boca Chica - the home to the Annual International Jigging and Popping Tournament - all located on the Pacific Ocean side of Panama.
Fishing is good year round with a lot of that due to the many sea mounds and banks that bring the bottom up from a Thousand Meters to less than Forty Meters. These sea currents attract a lot of baitfish, perfect food for fish species like: black marlin, blue marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, cubera snapper, rock snapper, mullet snapper, yellow snapper, rooster fish, amberjack, crevalle jack, blue jack, horse-eye jack, sierra mackerel.
January through April is the high season because of the strong population of billfish. And we have Black Marlin and Sailfish available year round.
The Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea side of Panama with its warm pristine water is also famous for its unique saltwater fishing in Panama. Offshore seamounts such as the Volcan Reef and the Peninsula Valiente, Escudo de Veraguas Island and the Bocas Del Toro are truely a sport fishing paradise for fly fishing trips especially for Tarpon, Spanish Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Jack Crevalle, Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo and Shark, Great Barracuda, Kingfish, Amberjack, African Pompano, Cubera snapper, Snook and Permit.