Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa

Fish In Panama Charters will take you on an amazing freshwater adventure. Fishing in Gatun Lake is on the bucket list of every passionate angler. The main star of the show is Peacock Bass, also known as “Sargento” by locals. Nothing beats their aggressiveness and ferocious attack, which kind of makes them freshwater versions of pit bulls.

You’ll start your adventure with Captain Richard in Gamboa, 35 miles from Panama City. He’ll welcome you on his 26’ Caribe Pro boat. She’s been newly restored in 2019 and features all necessary navigational electronics and safety equipment. Powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine, she’ll get you to the best fishing spots fast.

You’ll start in Chagres River and reach the waters of Gatun Lake. This lake is a very important source of water for the Panama Canal and it holds a variety of fish species. Besides Peacock Bass, you’ll also be able to catch Snook, Tilapia, Jack Crevalle and Oscar. You’ll mostly use trolling, casting, and bottom fishing.

You can keep the catch and the crew will clean and fillet it for you. After the trip, the captain will welcome you in a restaurant “Aquelarre,” where he can prepare the catch free of charge. Fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks are also covered.

If you’re interested in going after big game pelagic fish, check out capt. Richard’s second listing. Whichever trip you choose, you’re bound to have an unforgettable day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $560
    Spend a whole day fishing for ferocious Peacock Bass and other freshwater fish. The captain will provide everything you need for fishing, snacks, and drinks. You can release the catch or choose to keep it. The crew will clean and fillet it for you free of charge.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Ready for an amazing day on the water?! The captain will meet you at the marina of the Hotel Resort Gamboa and welcome you to his boat. He'll provide all fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks you'll need for the day. You're always welcome to bring your own, as there is enough room in a cooler.
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About the Captain

Richard Tovar
Gamboa, Panamá
Response time 7 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Richard is 33 years old and has been sportfishing all his life. He started alone when he was 16, and also worked as Doc Master at the "Tropic Star Lodge" for 2 years, taking care of the logistics and fishing. He worked at the Gamboa Marina Resort as Marina and fishing manager. This is his first boat he's owned, but has managed the fishing and logistics part of his friend's boat. He participates in the Yamaha Tournament, "Hacienda del Mar" Tournament, Fishing and Yacht Club tournament, and more local ones. He also owns a rowing gym where trains people for international championships. He speaks English and Spanish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Peacock) Bass (Peacock)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Snook Snook
Tilapia Tilapia

Boat Specs

Caribe Pro (Angler) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Cash

FAQs about Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa

Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $560 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box (3 coolers)

Trips booked with Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Abu Garcia, and Okuma)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (sandwich, fruit or chips or chocolate)
  • Drinks (ice, beer, water, sodas, client can ask for wine)
  • First Mate (with perfect english)
  • Fishing License

Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (live bait )
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish In Panama Charters – Gamboa include:
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Snook
  • Tilapia