What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Panama City for the first time?

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Jerry Frady
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Went fishing with Sofimar Charters on May 30, 2024
To not fish with this outfitters. In any month. He was an hour and a half late for our trip.. Was supposed to start at 6. He got there at 7:30. We went out in his old boat. Should have asked to see the boat before we booked.. We got out there and the boat had engine trouble. I can understand that, things happen.. That wasn't the problem, he charged us full price for less than half the trip. No offer to refund even part of the money. Please don't book with this guy. It was a rip off.

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Tom Neubacher
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Went fishing with Pearl Islands Charter Company - 33' on April 6, 2024
Remember that roosters and other nightly sought after fish are very season dependent and daily condition dependent. At the end of the day it’s fishing, have to go out and try but if you don’t get exactly what you want, that’s why it’s fishing.

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Bluffdale, UT
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Went fishing with Panama Fishing Trip on December 28, 2021
These 2 captains had good boats with shallow draft and enough horsepower to get you where you need to go. Fishing equipment was functional but if you desire top equipment you might want to bring your own. Fishing was phenomenal. They communicated with us, English was good, and the 2 of them worked together so the whole family was able to fish. Book them.

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Michael Garrity
Corona, CA
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Went fishing with Yates En Panamá – 34' on December 26, 2019
We really didn't "fish" so I have no comment on the quality of fishing. There was a large variety of fresh fish at the Mercado de Mariscos, so there is fish in the local waters. Panama is a great vacation spot and would recommend it.

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Alyse Schroeder
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Went fishing with Panama GEM Charters – 27’ Proline on March 29, 2024
It was great! I have nothing to compare it to considering it was my first time fishing in the ocean… but again, the captain and crew were absolutely fantastic!

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Loren Wampler
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Went fishing with Quick Hook Charters – 33’ on February 3, 2024
I was looking forward to it and was disappointed. I know fishing is better than what I experienced but maybe I had a slow day and not the right rig and bait.

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Sharla Manglitz
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters Panama on December 29, 2023
It’s amazing - the wildlife you will see above and below the water. Seeing the port is incredible.

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David Jones
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Went fishing with Panama GEM Charters – 27’ Proline on November 3, 2023
Get all the details of how you will be catching your fish whether it's going to be trolling or drop line and make a determination if you want to do this type of trip.

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James Haynes
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Went fishing with Sunrise Charters Panama on April 14, 2023
We don’t habla español, so don’t get frustrated with communicating with your Captain or the locals! Start early and plan ahead!

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Roberto Herrera
Panama City, Provincia De Panama
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Went fishing with Quick Hook Charters on April 25, 2021
Make DARN SURE that the captain understands the type of fishing you are interested in engaging in so your expectations...at least of ATTEMPTING YOUR SELECTED TYPE OF FISHING...are fulfilled.

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Yeika Mojica
Panama City, Provincia De Panama
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Went fishing with Panama GEM Charters – 27’ Proline on August 17, 2023
Gem Charters is the best option for Fishing in Panama!! Excellent tour, Fishing!!

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Michelle Flores
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Went fishing with Panama GEM Charters – 27’ Proline on May 8, 2023
Mahis are HUGE, but the tuna freshly made ceviche from Gem Charters is the best.

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Paul Norton
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Went fishing with Quick Hook Charters – 33’ on April 21, 2023
We fished great spots all day and only caught 4 or 5 jacks. Great views but not the best fishing

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Luciano Alberto
Panama
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Went fishing with Panama GEM Charters – 27’ Proline on June 21, 2019
Don't eat the salad in the restaurant if you get your catch cooked, the salad made me sick.