July/2018 Panama Fishing Report – We hosted a few great groups at our island lodge in July 2018. As usual….the Marlin, Tuna, and Dorado bites were strong. We had some really great action at Isla Montuosa which is only 38 miles from our lodge’s doorstep with the Yellowfin Tunas.

We fished 22 days hosting 7 great groups here on Isla Parida at our upscale Panama fishing resort.  Our sportfishing lodge is 12 miles off Boca Chica, Panama in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriqui. 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 Parida. A little plug there, tell your friends! Plugs are not only for fishing…..

More of the July/2018 Panama Fishing Report – Jay Warner, from South Carolin, brought his entire family for 4 days of fishing. The girls out fished the old man, and are a lot better looking.  Max the youngest, out fished the girls. Maybe Jay should take up another hobby, like knitting…

No big industrial commercial fishing operations and governmental protection of all billfish are a few of the reasons why fishing Panama is so great. Our tuna fishing continues to get better every year and our seasons get longer. This is due in large part to the banning of purse seiners from the Gulf of Chiriquí.  In addition, most of the sportfishing captains no longer keep cubera snappers as they tend to be overfished by the locals.

Let’s let the pictures do the talking …

2 anglers posing with Yellowfin Tuna. Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ . Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. 2 anglers posing with yellowfin tunas. angler and mate with small yellowfin tuna. Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. 3 anglers holding yellowfin tunas for photo op Snowy Grouper on deck of The "SEA TOY" one of our World Cats at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Mate holding two large snowy grouper while posing for picture Angler posing with roosterfish. Panama islands in the background Hooked marlin jumping in the distance. Angler in the foreground. Marlin rising out of water, while hooked. Angler fighting hooked marlin Mate releasing black marlin alongside a World Cat catamaran. Mate releasing black marlin alongside a World Cat catamaran. Anglers posing with yellowfin tunas Angler posing with Jack Crevalle Mate and angler posing with roosterfish. 3 masked anglers posing for picture, wearing masks. Clients at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge enjoying dinner Junior angler posing with Jack Crevalle Junior angler posing with Jack Crevalle Beautiful member of the Warner family posing with Jack Crevalle Female angler posing with roosterfish The Warners posing with needlefish. Female angler posing with roosterfish Shady looking angler posing with yellowfin tuna  Member of the Warner clan posing with yellowfin tuna Warner family and friends posing with catch at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge The "T.O.P. CAT" one of our World Cats at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Angler posing with yellowfin tuna... Angler posing with Mexican Barred Snapper or Mexican Barred Pargo or ‘Rocquero’. 2 anglers posing with yellowfin tunas... angler posing with large yellowfin tuna 2 anglers posing with yellowfin tuna 3 anglers posing with yellowfin tuna. Angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ 3 anglers posing with their catch at Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. Angler holding a small yellowfin tuna Mate and angler posing with small yellowfin tuna Mate and angler posing with small yellowfin tuna. angler posing with small yellowfin tuna. Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. angler posing with Sierra Mackerel or Spanish Mackerel Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. Angler posing with Bluefin Trevally Group of anglers posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Anglers posing with yellowfin tunas Anglers posing with yellowfin tunas Angler posing witn yellowfin tunas Anglers posing with yellowfin tunas and Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Isla Montuosa, Panama in background. Female angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Mate and angler posing with Dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Mate and angler posing with yellowfin tunas Angler posing with yellowfin tuna Angler posing with yellowfin tuna Yeti cooler on deck of The "T.O.P. CAT" one of our World Cats at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge