Gerardo Duran fishing by Gatun Sportfishing.

New on Fishing Booker but with more than 15 years operating charters only in Gatun Lake. This number one national operator and winning captain of more than 20 tournaments in different species is located in a private marina on Gamboa.

Capt. Gerardo will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 3 to 12-hour trips, mainly fishing for Bass, Oscar, Snook, Tarpon, Jack Crevalle, and Tilapia, depending on the conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, trolling, fly fishing, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 20’ Orlando Clipper boat that can safely take up to 5 anglers. This boat comes with a 115 Suzuki 4 stroke engine and 70 lbs wireless trolling motor.

All rods, high-range reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing. Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with snacks, drinks, and lunch for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

The best saltwater fishing lodges in Panama refer us so that their clients have the best service and the biggest catches in Lake Gatun.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Gatun Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $275
    A 3-hour fishing trip. packages for short trips, including monkey island tour and fishing we include all fishing equipment, live bait, drinks and fresh fruits
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $325
    A 5-hour trip in the afternoon. the afternoon gives us the opportunity of great catches, we include sandwich and drinks we include all fishing gear, live bait, sandwich, chips, drinks and fresh fruits
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $360
    Start your trip in the morning and spend 6 fun-packed hours of lake fishing for various fine species. Some of your targets include Tarpon, Snook, Peacock Bass, Jacks, Ladyfish, Oscar Fish, You and the captain will depart at 6:00 a.m. and get back at 12:00 includes all fishing gear, flyfishing, spinning and baitcasting, also sandwiches, fresh fruits chips and drinks
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $460
    An 9-hour trip starting at 6:00 a.m. this package for anglers gives us the opportunity to go for several species we include all the fishing gear, live bait, sandwich, green salads for lunch, fresh fruits, snacks, chips and drinks
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $545
    Embark on this 12-hour fishing adventure and experience lake fishing to the fullest. You will have a better chance to reel in plenty of fish and cover more fishing spots. This plan is designed to look for the largest predators, since it allows us to fish in the morning and at sunset, the best times for tarpon. We can also move around different spots in search of large peacock bass, snook and jack. fishing gear, live bait, sandwich, green salads or grill for lunch, fresh fruits, snaks, chips and drinks
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About the Captain

Gerardo Duran
Gamboa, Panamá
11 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2021
Captain Gerardo welcomes you on a lovely lake fishing adventure in Panama. Explore beautiful waters and have lots of fun chasing various respectable fish species.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper

Boat specs

Boston Whaler (Skiff) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki 115, 4 stroke new engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
A 55 lbs Minn Kota pedal and control bluetooth
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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

Payment

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:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Daniel P.
Lake Placid, FL
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9-hour trip with Captain Gerardo

VERIFIED   NEW  9 Hour Trip on January 29, 2023
We had a great time fishing with Gerardo for peacock bass and tarpon!  Gerardo speaks English fluently, and he worked very...
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Raymond A.
Thousand Oaks, CA
Excellent
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Fishing with Gerardo was the highlight of our trip to Panama.  He has excellent knowledge of local species and fishing techniques. ...
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Todd U.
Frisco, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Don’t be shy if you love fishing go with Gerardo Duran to Gamboa!  He is the one and only choice if you are wanting to look...
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Erols D.
Panama City, Panama
Excellent
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Gatun lake fishing (from lake Gatun to table)

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip (PM) on January 16, 2023
Best charter I’ve been fishing with. Super friendly ,professional and is fishing game is on another level.He showed me some...
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Michael T.
Otis, CO
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Half day fishing

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip on December 5, 2022
Gerardo was a blast very knowledgeable and put us on fish right away. Three of the four us had little fishing experience and...
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FAQs about Gatun Sportfishing

Gatun Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $275 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $360 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $460 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 9 Hour Trip (9 hours)
  • $545 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 12 Hour Trip (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Gatun Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor A 55 lbs Minn Kota pedal and control bluetooth
  • Radar

Trips booked with Gatun Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Gatun Sportfishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Gatun Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gatun Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tilapia