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Panama map with top fishing spots - Tuna & Marlin

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    Posted: 23 May 2020 at 5:03am
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Escape on a Panama sport fishing trip and experience one of the world’s most prolific big game fishing grounds. The Gulf of Chiriquí is a treasure of Panama with big game fishing at Hannibal Bank  and Isla Montuosa. During a 3-day trip, it is possible to land marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish, and cubera snapper. Add wahoo, Mahi, bluefin trevally, snook, grouper, and amberjack to the list as well.  

Here is a map of Panama top fishing spots with a selection of fish species to catch in each area. 

Isla Secas 

This is a prime inshore fishing spot located 15 nautical miles from the lodge. The Island is part of an archipelago and the surrounding waters are very biodiverse with an abundance of roosterfish, amberjacks, wahoo, barracuda, and cubera snapper. 

Hannibal Bank

Hannibal Bank is the top-rated Offshore fishing spot in Panama. It is one of the most unique fishing grounds in the world for big black marlin. The feeding ground is 15 square miles and has an abundance of yellowfin tuna, blue and black marlins, and pacific sailfish. The Bank is located 48 nautical miles from the lodge with a travel time of 1.5 hrs. 

Isla Ladrones

Ladrones is located 17 nautical miles from the lodge with a travel time of 50 minutes. Known as thieves Island because of its towering green mountains. The area is great for hooking roosterfish, cubera snapper, and various jacks and wahoo in this area.  Further offshore, you find tuna boil and excellent trolling for Marlin and Sailfish.

Isla Montuosa

Located 40 nautical miles from the Lodge, Isla Montuosa is an exceptional fishing ground. Near the steep undersea pinnacles, you can find black marlin, sailfish, and snappers. When it’s the right season, it’s common to hook yellowfin tuna of up to 200 pounds, as well as some absolutely monster marlin. Guests will pop billfish, tuna, broom-tail grouper, mullet snapper on this Panama fishing trip. 

Isla Parida

This authentic escape is only four miles from the lodge. The area is covered in luscious mangroves where snorkelers and fishermen enjoy the sights of sea turtles and dolphins swimming freely. Consequently, these fertile fishing grounds deliver amberjacks, cero mackerel, wahoo, barracuda, roosterfish, and rainbow runners.

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That's a great area alright , I fished there in 2003 when the Royal Star used to come down from San Diego and run a few trips. Definitely remember fishing Isla Montuosa, and Hannibal Bank, It was unbelievable how many Sail fish we caught as a bycatch while we were fishing for Tuna.
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