Capt. Shane Jarvis holding yellowfin tuna aboard the T.O.P. Cat with Pacific ocean in background

Meet Captain Shane - Panama Fishing Captain

Meet Panama Fishing Captain Shane Jarvis

As an avid recreational fisherman and outdoorsman from Florida, Capt.  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

March 2019 – Marlin, Roosters, Tuna, Cuberas, and More!

July  05,  2019

March marks the height of the dry season here in Panama. Blue skies, smooth seas,...

February 2019 – Monster Cubera Snappers, Marlin, Roosterfish, Dorado, and some BIG YFTs!

July  03,  2019

February 2019 didn't disappoint any of the  groups that visited our island lodge on Isla...

January 2019 – Marlin, Dorados, Mullet Snapper, Roosterfish, and More!

July  02,  2019

January is the beginning of our busiest part of our fishing season at the lodge....

December 2018 – Marlin, Dorado, Roosterfish, Cuberas, and some big YFTs!

July  01,  2019

December 2018 here at the lodge was nothing short of awesome! We had super smooth...

November 2018 – 15 Species!!!

June  30,  2019

We hosted 4 awesome groups the on the island in November 2018. The variety of...