PANAMA: JAN 2015

Two posts in a week, I must be getting the hang of this blogging lark!

After a little bit of swapping and changing finally we have confirmed I will be hosting a week in Panama based at Paradise Fishing Lodge in January 2015. This lodge has a first class reputation for providing world class sport fishing on the stunningly beautiful Pacific coast of Central America. Take a look at their website: http://www.paradisefishinglodge.com

Panamanian roosterfish, 'Pez-Gallo' one of the many species of sport fish we will be targeting

Panamanian roosterfish, ‘Pez-Gallo’ one of the many species of sport fish we will be targeting

Mullet snapper caught in Panama, one of several key species that take surface poppers

Mullet snapper caught in Panama, one of several key species that take surface poppers

Key target species will include rooster fish, yellowfin tuna, cubera and mullet snapper, amberjack and big groupers of various species. If you visit the lodge website, click on FAQ’s and scroll down to fish seasons/availability you will see that our trip coincides with absolute prime season for all of these species, plus black marlin and sailfish. Fishing aboard fast, centre console sport fishers techniques will include medium/heavy popping, jigging, light tackle spinning and live baiting.

Following a first night stay at Panama City we will transfer to the lodge early the next morning via road. This avoids the limited weight restrictions imposed by light aircraft. We will spend six nights at the lodge, to include five full days fishing.

Panamanian black snapper-'Pargo'

Panamanian black snapper-‘Pargo’

Panamanian Dorado

Panamanian Dorado

Popping off Las Perlas, Panama, in a typical pacific swell

Inshore fishing off Panama, in a typical pacific swell

Central America is undoubtedly one of my all time favourite fishing locations, and the rich waters off the Panamanian coast are about as productive as fishing gets. When I tell you already I am excited about this trip you will realise just how spectacular a week I am anticipating. If nothing else it will give me the opportunity to again hook into the stunning rooster fish, truly one of the worlds great sporting species. On my last trip to Panama roosters were caught to over 80lb, what I would give for a fish like that!

A nice roosterfish caught off Las Perlas, Panama

A nice roosterfish caught off Panama

Cabo is one of the best places in the world to catch rooster fish

Doug Olander, editor Sport Fishing Magazine, with a nice Panamanian rooster

Big Panamanian AJ

Big Panamanian AJ caught on livebait

A brace of big Panamanian amberjacks

A brace of big Panamanian amberjacks

Another nice mullet snapper

Another nice mullet snapper

Already the first six places on this trip are confirmed, but a few remain. If you think you might be interested I suggest you contact Anglers World Holidays ASAP on Tel: 01246 221717

African Pompano caught in Panama

African Pompano caught in Panama

Horse eye jack caught popping in Panama

Horse eye jack caught popping in Panama

Doug Olander with Sierra Mackerel

Doug Olander with Sierra Mackerel

Nice AJ caught on light spinning/jig outfitr

Nice AJ caught on light spinning/jig outfit

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