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Fishing in Panama City

Situated next to the Panama Canal and overlooking its namesake bay, the capital city of Panama is imaginatively-known as Panama City. While those who named the city may not have been the most creative of people, fishing charters in Panama City, Panama  are some of the best in the world. Explore shallow inshore waters, productive reefs, islands, and deep waters offshore, and get your hands on some of the world’s most prized fish. 
 
Fishing opportunities in Panama City are truly among the best in the world. Where else could you target Peacock Bass and Marlin on the same trip? Hit the canal and flats inshore for beauties such as Tarpon and Snook, head to the reefs in search of Snappers, Roosterfish, and Grouper, or head to the deep seas and get your hands full of Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Billfish. 
 
Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and explore the quiet inshore waters for anywhere from four hours to a full day. You can hit some of the nearshore islands on as little as a half day trip, while heading offshore will require at least eight hours out. The more determined among you can spend even a few nights living aboard a luxury vessel. You’ll explore the desert Las Perlas Islands, all the while going after that monster catch. 
 
With something on offer for beginners and experts alike, a fishing charter in Panama City, Panama, offers something for everyone. Make this diverse fishery your next stop for an angling vacation, and get your fish on like never before.

Rules & Regulations

An added beauty of fishing in Panama City is that you won’t need a license to go fishing. Your professional captain will have everything you need for a productive day, and will make sure that you keep in line with the latest bag and size limits. 

Panama City Fishing Seasons

What better way to start the year than with a thrilling trip to deep waters? Get ready for some serious action as you go up against Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and many more.
Escape the winter blues with a trip to Panama in February. The offshore bite is still strong, so get ready to test your skills against monster Billfish, along with plenty of Tunas for a warming treat. 
Inexperienced anglers should come aboard shorter trips in March, with reef fishing yielding great results. Target Cubera Snapper and Roosterfish nearshore, or head offshore for the usual suspects.
The inshore season starts to heat up in spring, leaving you with the dilemma of where to go. Get ready for some serious Roosterfish action nearshore, with Yellowfin Tuna a delight in the deep waters offshore.
Just when you thought they’d disappeared, Sailfish come back to the fold in May! You’ll have the chance to target this majestic creature, along with plenty of delicious nearshore creatures for dinner.
Yellowfin Tuna rejoin the offshore party, giving a tasty twist to a big game fishing adventure. Meanwhile, the Cubera and Roosterfish bite is as good as ever, while Tarpon and Snook fishing gets going inshore. 
Experienced anglers will relish the chance to hunt the canals, as the calm water makes for excellent Snook and Tarpon fishing. Everyone else can go heavy tackle fishing offshore, or bottom fishing the reefs.
Marlin season is back in full swing, with Blue and Black Marlin adding to the offshore delights. Go after these beauties, or make the most of the end of the Cubera and Roosterfish high season nearshore. 
There’s no sign of the fishing letting up, even if summer may be over. Tough-fighting Wahoo and delicious Mahi Mahi add a different dimension to your offshore trip, as you go after these beauties and Marlin.
The calm waters mean that there’s still plenty of opportunity to catch some inshore beauties. Go after Bass, Jacks, Tarpon, and Snook in the rivers and canals, or head offshore where the bite’s never been stronger.
Make the most of the inshore season before the waters start getting murky, but don’t forget about the offshore fish. The all-star cast of Billfish, Mahi, Tuna, and Wahoo will only be together a little longer. 
See out the year in style with a thrilling offshore adventure. Make Panama your destination for a New Year getaway and get your fish on against some of the most sought-after big game fish! 

Panama City Fishing Calendar

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Top Fishing Techniques in Panama City

  1. Deep Sea Fishing

Top Targeted Species in Panama City

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Snapper (Cubera)

Snapper (Cubera)

Wahoo

Wahoo

Roosterfish

Roosterfish

Sailfish

Sailfish

Amberjack

Amberjack

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle