It's official, deep-sea fishing season i
May 14, 2024 Panama City 4 photos
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle
Jack Crevalle
Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Albacore)
Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Red)

Trip Summary

The first rains of the season only mean something: deep sea fishing season is ON! Red snapper and its buddies from coastal bottom structures are still biting. However, on our way to the islands for these targeted species, we are dedicating some time to deep-sea fishing, and this will start becoming normal as we enter summer. Rain combined with southern currents will start warming waters, bringing nutrient-rich deep sea currents. The addition of rivers flushing rainwater with driftwood will all combine to form long drift lines to target our favorite pelagic species like tuna, mahi, sailfish, and wahoo!
Panama GEM Charters
Panama-city, Panama
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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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