Our March 2019 Panama Fishing Report marks the height of the dry season here in Panama, in the Gulf of Chiriquí. Blue skies, smooth seas, and great fishing!

We fished 24 days hosting 10 great groups here on Isla Paridas at our upscale lodge 12 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriqui. The Tuna have really started to move up into the gulf.   It appears that the yearly cycle seems to be starting a bit early, possibly due to the elimination of purse seiners and the commercial fishing regulations in place here in Panamanian waters.

For the most part, we had some really good luck with the Tunas offshore. We did have a couple of days where we couldn’t get them to bite but made up for it inshore with a Roosterfish or a Cubera Snapper!

This Panama Fishing Report confirms again the complete angler’s paradise we have here in the Gulf of Chiriquí. When hot you can expect double-digit marlin bites daily, endless topwater tuna action and this year an abundance of aggressive Mahi-mahi!

All our packages are custom-tailored to the number of available days you want to fish, lodging, transfer, local flights and more.

If you have fished with us before then you know that we are serious about only using the best equipment and keeping our gear in tip-top shape.  For the curious angler, we enjoy demonstrating the techniques that are successful for us.

Our clients caught Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Yellowfin Tuna, and much more! Let’s let the pictures tell the story!!!…..

Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge clients swimming near our beach

"Top Cat" a World Cat catamaran on the water fishing of Isla Parida, Panama

Mate releasing a sailfish while angler looks on Angler posing with dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Mate holding cubera snapper for young angler Female angler posing with very dark cubera snapper Mate holding African pompano for young angler Young angler posing with roosterfish Father and daughter posing with large wahoo Family posing with roosterfish with small island in the background Angler posing with Bluefin Trevally with Isla Ladrones in background Angler holding roosterfish for photo op Angler holding Mexican Barred Snapper 3 anglers posing with small roosterfish and small island in background Angler holding large roosterfish for picture Angler posing with small roosterfish and rocks in background angler posing with cubera snapper and Isla Parida in background angler holding Bluefin Trevally with Isla Parida in background Mate holding a needlefish 3 anglers posing with yellowfin tuna Angler holding small yellowfin tuna with lure hanging from the fishes mouth 3 anglers sitting on gunnel of a World Cat holding large yellowfin tuna Angler holding Jack Crevalle with Isla Parida in background angler holding Bluefin Trevally for photo Mate lifting yellowfin tuna for smiling angler Angler sitting on World Cat gunnel with yellowfin tuna Mate holding snapper with Isla Parida in background Mate and angler holding roosterfish with Isla Parida in background Mate holding a snapper with angler giving thumbs up Masked angler posing with roosterfish Two anglers posing with a Bluefin Trevally and small cubera snapper Mater and angler posing with yellowfin tuna Angler on a Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge World Cat fighting a fish Angler posing with a small yellowfin tuna Angler posing with a small yellowfin tuna 4 anglers posing with yellowfin tuna Mate releasing black marlin with anglers giving thumbs up sign Marlin jumping out of water while hooked Marlin jumping out of water while hooked Marlin jumping out of water while hooked Mate releasing black marlin while angler gives thumbs up sigh 3 anglers posing with small yellowfin tuna Angler posing with a Leather Bass Angler posing with cubera snapper 3 anglers posing with 3 yellowfin tuna Angler with a tattoo posing with yellowfin tuna two anglers posing with two small yellowfin tunas Three anglers posing with 3 yellowfin tunas Angler posing with yellowfin tuna Angler posing with yellowfin tuna Angler holding Bluefin Trevally with Isla Parida in background Mate holding Bluefin Trevally while angler gives thumbs up sign two anglers holding small yellowfin tuna with fishing panga in background angler posing with Bluefin Trevally angler posing with yellowfin tuna 4 anglers holding 4 yellowfin tuna while posing for picture Angler posing with yellowfin tuna with lure dangling from jaw angler posing with Bluefin Trevally. Isla Parida in background Angler posing with small roosterfish Angler posing with Bluefin Trevally 3 angler holding roosterfish  Angler posing with dorado, also known as ‘Mahi-Mahi’ or ‘Dolphin’ Mate holding roosterfish for junior angler Good looking older gent posing with yellowfin tuna Junior angler posing with roosterfish Angler holding just caught fish for photo 2 angler posing with yellowfin tuna Angler posing with roosterfish for picture angler with red hat holding a roosterfish for photo Anglers dining on the deck of Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge Angler with big smile holding yellowfin tuna for photo op angler holding cubera snapper Angler posing with roosterfish and Isla Parida in background 2 angler holding 2 yellowfin tuna for photo op angler holding cubera snapper Junior angler holding large yellowfin tuna Junior angler posing with Bluefin Trevally Waves breaking on rocks in background