Tuna school moving closer to Panama City
June 14, 2015 Panama City 7 photos
The 20 Fathom Trench located 10 nautical miles from Panama City is normally very active with Mahi Mahi and Wahoo... however when big bait balls and drift Wood combine on the trench, it make an ideal combo for Tunas that migrate to this areas!!!
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...
Other reports from this captain
Other reports from this captain
Fishing Surprise and dinner is served!
October 5, 2023
Having our fleet gives us the chance to offer Taylor-made fishing charters. In this case, three anglers visited Panama for a friend's wedding. They actually came with their companions; after the wedding, they spent a few days at the Pearl Islands Archipelago. They requested to get picked up at the Pearl Islands early to go fishing while their companions stayed at the resort and then dropped back at the islands in the afternoon. This meant the fishing vessel had to depart at dawn from Panama City. Anglers were happily ready at the beach and rushed to deep water immediately! Conditions were perfect, even though the best deep sea fishing season in Panama occurs during the rainy season; the day was covered with blue skies, flat seas, and blooming fish activity like bait balls and birds feeding everywhere. As we approached the first driftlines, we threw lines in the water with three surface lures and a deep diver for any bottom species. All lures started getting mahi bites when suddenly the most unexpected thing happened: a pink deep diver we had on one rod targeting bottom species like a grouper, snapper, or roosterfish got a dry sudden hit! Angler took the rod and started reeling, and to our surprise, it was a monster bull mahi, the biggest species of the day, caught with the least unexpected lure. The boys kept sending pictures to the ladies and the island condo, letting them know the dinner was secured! On the way back to the island, we still had some time, so as we fileted, the fish decided to drop lines, this time more deep diving lures to pass them near the reefs, and got some excellent mackerel and trevallie action.Continue reading
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
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