When preparing for an all-day fishing excursion, you must bring the necessary gear and equipment, such as poles, bait, tackle, and lures. But it is also essential to fuel yourself with steady energy and nutrition to keep up with the fish biting at the end of your line!

A hungry angler can quickly become an impatient, cranky, tired, or restless angler. So, stock up on these snacks for your fishing trip, or check with your fishing guide company about what kinds of snacks will be available onboard the boat.

Protein Bars

A little extra protein in your day will help you stay focused and energized on the water in the Gulf of Chiriquí and Hanibal Bank. Bars are easily transportable and easy to eat in the wrapper, even if your hands aren’t the cleanest.

Trail Mix

Always a favorite among hikers, trail mix is a great snack while you’re out catching a variety of fish. You can buy ready-made trail mix at a store or make your own homemade version. It’s a satisfying snack that will keep you full and maybe satisfy your sweet tooth, too, with a bit of chocolate and dried fruit in the mix.

Beef Jerky

If you can’t imagine going without meat on a fishing trip, beef jerky is a convenient way to go. There are many kinds of beef jerky to choose from, including options made from 100 percent grass-fed livestock with no added hormones.

Mixed Nuts and Seeds

Enjoy some mixed nuts and seeds on your Panama fishing trip for a boost of protein and energy without weighing you down. These snack foods won’t get smashed in your bag and are rich in nutrients like protein, fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants.


Although you probably wouldn’t want to bring some kinds of fruit on the boat that could get smashes or leak juice, bananas are a solid option when fishing for yellowfin tuna and other epic catches. Bananas are great for filling you up and keeping you full for a while. They conveniently come in their own natural packaging and are easy to toss in the top of your gear bag.

Carrots with Peanut Butter

For a balanced snacking experience on the boat, bring some baby carrots for a dose of vitamins and a satisfying crunch. Dip the carrots in peanut butter for an extra protein boost to keep you feeling full until you return to shore.


For longer fishing trips, make sure you have some sandwiches on the boat for a hearty lunch that goes beyond just casual snacks. You can wrap sandwiches in aluminum foil or put them in a plastic bag until you’re ready to chow down. From peanut butter and jelly to ham and cheese and beyond, the sky’s the limit with how you can personalize your fishing sandwiches for sustained energy on long days.

Let Us Take Care of the Snacks!

One of the many benefits of booking your Panama fishing trip with us is that we take care of the snacks! We’ll make sure to have plenty of sandwiches, chips, fresh fruit, sodas, bottled water, cold beer, and more onboard, so you don’t have to worry about going to the grocery store before setting sail.