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Meet Captain Shane - Panama Fishing Captain

Meet Panama Fishing Captain Shane Jarvis

As an avid recreational fisherman and outdoorsman from Florida, Captain Shane Jarvis first came to Panama in 1999 on a fishing trip to see what all the fuss was about. He had heard all of the great stories about Marlin and Tuna at Hannibal Bank and of the amazing diversity of the fishery in the Gulf of Chiriquí. After that first trip he was obsessed with Panama. He dreamed about becoming a Panama fishing captain and came back many times to fish and explore the country. A short time later his father bought some island property on Isla Paridas to build a house to use for their fishing vacations. Shortly after that…Shane shipped his boat down with intentions to stay for a year and help build the house. While construction of the house was underway Shane had some time to fish and learn the area. A couple of years later he got his Captain license and started guided charters in the Gulf of Chiriquí. Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge opened in 2005 as the perfect spot for anglers to fish the Gulf of Chiriqui and Panama’s world class fishery in style!

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Latest Fishing Reports

June 2018 – Marlin, Tunas, Roosterfish, and Much More!

March  22,  2019

We hosted 4 new groups and 3 returning groups here on the island in June...

May 2018 – Yellowfin Tuna Mayhem!

January  28,  2019

As usual the month of May here in the Gulf of Chiriqui is inundated with...

April 2018 – BIG Yellowfin Tunas, Marlin, Roosters

October  25,  2018

If you want to fish Panama today, next month, or next year we are the...

March 2018 – All Around Awesome Fishing!!!

September  09,  2018

We hosted a bunch of great groups in March 2018 here at Sport Fish Panama...

February 2018 – BIG Fish and Good Times!!!

June  14,  2018

February 2018 was nothing short of an awesome month here at Sport Fish Panama Island...