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Top Fishing Charters in Panamá

Fishing in Panamá

The word ‘Panama’ means “abundance of fish”, and this Central American country surely continues to live up to its name. With over 250 fishing records set in these waters, and ample opportunities for both offshore and inshore angling, Panama remains one of the most complete fishing destinations in the Western Hemisphere.

Known For

Panama Canal, Isla Taboga, Pearl Island, Year-round fishing potential, Boquette valley, The Marlin Trifecta (Blue, Black and Striped), Volcan Baru, Santa Catalina world-class surfing, Intense inshore fishing action, Kuna indigenous population, Coiba National Marine Park, Spearfishing affinity, Scuba Diving in Bocas del Toro, Bollo Tamales, Gallo Pinto national dish, Peacock Bass lake fishing.

Rules & Regulations

No fishing permits are required to fish in Panama. However, a boat that is used for fishing must have an up-to-date permit. Shark fishing in general is still somewhat accepted in Panama. There is no catch limit enforced for any of the big game species.
The catching, killing or eating of billfish (especially sailfish) is frowned upon, although such actions remain legal.

Types of Fishing

Trophy-sized billfish, Bottom fishing for Giant Grouper, Snappers and Jacks, Catching Dorado or Sailfish on the fly, Ample Monster Tuna fishing year-round, Lengthy Wahoo seasons, Inshore fishing for mighty Cubera and Roosterfish, Peackock Bass fishing in Lake Gatun

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Panamá Fishing Calendar

What People Are Saying About Panamá

"Full day trip with Captain Daniel & Mate Jack"

Freddie Cole fished with La Familia Fishing Charters - 26' on June 16, 2018

Be prepared to go way offshore to get to deep water (300’). It took almost 2 hours to get back to the dock. The seas can be rough so prepare for the motion if you are prone. The variety of fish is amazing!

"Full day"

Douglas Bowlby fished with Gatún Sportfishing Lodge on April 20, 2018

Patience weather dictates everything but trust the excellent guide we had geraldo

"Full Day Trip with Captain Issac Miller to Los Perlos"

fished with La Familia Fishing Charters - 26' on January 21, 2018

Bring your ID, sunscreen and a hat, The charter and captain provides everything else you would need for a wonderful days fishing!

"Marlin time with "

Panama Nautical Club fished with Panama Nautical Club - Rattle Snail on January 16, 2018

Go stay at Panama Nautical Club Island Lodge .. outstanding lodge and service. They have a variety of boats, even do inshore fishing by the hour.

Top Targeted Species in Panamá

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Tuna (Yellowfin)



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