Fun day wtih GT action @Pearl Islands
May 16, 2015 Panama City 4 photos
This past saturday we had a nice couple who went out for a full day of fishing at the Pearl Islands Archipelago... like always no picture of the fish but nice fishing action with some monster GT action. Once at the islands the couple took the water taxi for a fresh sea food meal from the local island! Welcome aboard to Panama GEM Charters!
Panama GEM Charters takes you fishing around the iconic waterways aboard their speedy and reliable 27’ Proline. Whether it’s Pearl Islands Archipelago, 20 Fathom Trench, or Taboga Island, you can sample some of the finest game species here, in...
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Other reports from this captain
Offshore and deepseafishing booming for
May 9, 2023
Offshore and deepsea fishing is around the corner, this means a very interesting time of the year where during a full-day fishing charter, you can actually target most of the species found in tropical regions of Panama. On one side water hasn't reached its highest temperatures so reef and bottom structure species like Red Snapper, Grouper, and amberjack are a common target for jigging, poppers, and deep divers trolling around the structures as we approach the islands. On the other hand, we have been experiencing the first rains of the years, in fishing terms, this means glass calm seas cruise faster and further to drops where drift lines form with all the natural debris like driftwood and other organic materials like nutrients flushed by deep jingle rivers. Once they reach the drift lines, they become ideal places to target monster bull mahis approaching from the South Pacific as well as other common pelagic like tuna, wahoo, and billfish as well.Continue reading
Wahoo adventure! You'll love the thrill
September 27, 2022
Wahoo fishing is one of the most extreme fishing experiences in the world. To capture the wahoo it is necessary to take into account unique factors such as: - trolling faster than usual, normally when you troll at an average speed of 6 knots to get most species, but to get wahoo it is necessary to increase this average to around 9 knots, these are species that are selective when it comes to hunting their prey, which means that they look for the strongest prey in the school. - lures of dark tones, without special preference for any type of lure, we have had catches from surface lures such as ballyhoo, squid, and cedar tobaccos all the way to deep lures. - Metal or thick Nylon leader is essential! Wahoos are famous for their sharp rows of teeth, capable of cutting weak Nylon, and cables and even causing damage to fishermen once they bring the catch on board. Using thick nylon or metal leader is highly recommended. However, keep in mind that the thicker the leader, the more the fish sees it and can scare it away, this is where the skill of the fisherman comes into play! This month the wahoo action in our waters has been very good, not only have we been catching them off the reefs of the Las Perlas Archipelago where they are commonly found, but also in deep waters such as the open underwater drops between Panama City and the islands of our fishing destinations.Continue reading
Wahoo, the fighter of the sea
August 11, 2022
We are SO PROUD for this catch using the famous trolling technic, it was hard, but in the end, we won. The Wahoo is an exotic fish; that's why it is difficult to find and even harder to catch; his teeth are pretty sharp, and he sometimes manages to cut the fishing lines. This specimen is usually under 50 feet on the water and close to the reef. Now it's time to enjoy this catch?! The best way is on ceviche or the grill.Continue reading
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