Aug/2018 Panama Fishing Report – August is typically a great month for anglers looking for variety and the fishing in August 2018 didn’t disappoint!

We are the closest fishing lodge in Panama to the offshore action at Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa. A thirty minute boat ride (12 miles) from Boca Chica, and a one hour ride from David’s port of Pedregal, brings you to the largest island in the chain…Isla Paridas.  No big industrial commercial fishing operations, and governmental protection of all billfish are a few of the reasons why fishing Panama is so great.

Although the weather was a bit inclement at times…the fishing was still real good! We got some nice pictures, had a few memorable days of great fishing, released and ate a bunch of fish, and had a great time!  We ran offshore pretty much every day and even though we had to work our way around some rain showers the seas were still pretty nice. We saw a number of whales, and the dorado fishing continues to improve.

We hosted 4 different groups out here on Isla Paridas and caught a great variety of species including: Roosterfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Almaco Jack, Dorado, Wahoo, Rock Snapper, Mullet Snapper, Sierra Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Rainbow Runner, Blue Trevalle, Horse-Eye Jack, and more!

Here’s a few pics from the action….

Two smiling anglers posing withDorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ . Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. Angler with sunglasses posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Angler with sunglasses posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ .Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. angler and mate posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Angler holding small yellowfin tuna while fishing at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge angler with sunglasses posing with small yellowfin tuna... angler holding small Mullet Snapper. Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. Angler posing with a Rainbow Runner which is another fish in the Jack family that we run across often here in Panama 3 smiling angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Laughing angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Angler posing with a wahoo, popper hanging from mouth. Mate Juan posing with Mullet Snapper while holding for angler 3 anglers posing with and holding 3 yellowfin tunas Mate Juan posing with roosterfish and smiling angler. Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Mate and angler posing with needlefish Two smiling anglers posing with roosterfish Our mate Juan holding a Mexican Barred Snapper or Mexican Barred Pargo or ‘Rocquero’, with angler Angler holding Sierra Mackerel or Spanish Mackerel that has lure still hanging from mouth Close up of Accurate reel, with waves breaking on rocks in the background Angler holding roosterfish with Isla Parida, Panama in the background. Angler holding roosterfish with Isla Parida, Panama in the background. Angler posing with Jack Crevalle Angler posing with roosterfish Angler posing with Mexican Barred Snapper 2 anglers posing with catch from Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Angler posing with Bluefin Trevally Angler with sunglasses posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Cocktail hour for anglers at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Whale breaching at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Anglers posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’  Mate releasing a Pacific Sailfish or 'Pez Vela' Angler posing with a wahoo, Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Anglers posing with a wahoo, Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Angler posing with a wahoo, Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Yeti bucket full of shrimp on deck of The "SEA TOY" one of our World Cats at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge angler posing with roosterfish. Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge angler posing with roosterfish. Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge angler posing with roosterfish. Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Angler posing with Mexican Barred Snapper Angler posing with Jack Crevalle 2 anglers and mate posing with 2 Jack Crevalle