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Gatún Sportfishing Lodge

Lake Gatún is famous for being one of the most exciting fisheries in Panama – it’s home to a huge host of impressive species, including hard-fighting Tarpon and Snook. Gatún Sportfishing Lodge offers a variety of first-class fishing adventures for anglers of all ages and abilities – but it doesn’t end there. They also run a fishing lodge located on the lake, where you’ll be able to relax and take in some stunning scenery!

Your trip begins in Panama City, where an experienced guide will pick you up from your location. You’ll travel to Lake Gatún, where you’ll be able to take in the sights that surround the lodge, as well as relaxing before you head out for some first-class angling action. The Gatún Sportfishing crew offers year-round trips – no matter when you decide to visit, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to the species that lie beneath the mysterious, murky waters of the lake.

Your crew takes pride in providing everything needed for a productive and exciting fishing adventure. You’ll be cruising the lake on a 16’ Carolina Skiff, perfectly built to explore these bountiful waters. She can comfortably accommodate up to 3 guests, allowing room for plenty of angling action! On board, you’ll find top-notch navigational and safety gear, as well as snacks, drinks, and lunch, depending on the trip you choose.

When it comes to the species on offer, it’s a “who’s-who” of world-famous hard-fighters! You’ll get to battle monster Tarpon, Snook, Jack Crevalle, and Peacock Bass – where else would you have the chance to hook such a variety of fish? You’ll be provided with light spinning and casting tackle, and a variety of lures. Your experienced guide will show you tips and tricks to land your dream catch, too.

If you’re looking for a first-class angling adventure that’ll see you hooking superstar species, taking in stunning scenery, and relaxing in a cozy lodge, join Gatún Sportfishing Lodge and get ready to make some incredible memories!

About the Charter Operator

Gatún Sportfishing Lodge
Panama City, Panamá
3 Fishing Reports
18 Customer reviews
Member since April 2018
Rolando Periera is an avid fisherman, licensed captain, and operator of Gatun Sportfishing Lodge. After working as an executive in the tourism industry with multinational, high-performance organizations for more than 15 years, he decided to start out on his own. 10 years ago, he booked a fishing trip in the Everglades. His guide told him his story, how he went from a desk in the corporate world to making his living as a full-time charter captain. Rolando immediately knew that was the life for him. A decade down the line, he offers other anglers the chance to experience that fishing trip of a lifetime. Every single detail about your trip is supervised by Rolando or his partner Gerardo. From the moment you are picked up until the time of your return, every single need is taken care of. And if you have a request, they will do everything in their power to make it happen for you. Arrive as a client and leave as a friend!

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 40HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

16 ft
3 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Gatún

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Availible for purchase
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Not requiered
Only in full day and multi day

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
8 years old minimum
You Keep Catch
Reasonable for compsumtion
Catch and Release Mandatory
All Tarpons, Big Peacock


Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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FAQs about Gatún Sportfishing Lodge

Gatún Sportfishing Lodge offers the following trips to customers:
  • $295 per group, additional $55 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (4 hours)
  • $399 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Gatún Sportfishing Lodge, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Gatún Sportfishing Lodge include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Availible for purchase)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License (Not requiered)
  • Lunch (Only in full day and multi day)

Gatún Sportfishing Lodge offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Gatún )

Gatún Sportfishing Lodge offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Gatún Sportfishing Lodge include:
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Snook
  • Tarpon