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Panama Fishing Report August 2010 - Great Marlin Fishing

Capt. Lee Campbell
August 28, 2010
Boca Chica - Saltwater Fishing Report

We had 5 groups (Anglers from all over the world Canada,Uruguay, Brazil, Costa Rica, Lebanon and USA). They caught/released 11 Marlin - this is with just fishing 30% of the time for Marlin - most come here for the inshore action this time of year. Wahoo, Amberjack, Mullet snapper, Cubera snapper, smaller Yellowfin tuna on surface poppers rounded out the action. Also seeing Humpback whales almost every day - seeing a Mother Humpback breaching along side her calf is worth the price of admission. July, August and September are some of the best months to fish Panama - very good for Marlin - best for inshore - fish many days and not see another boat - that is a big plus for me. This also is the rainy season - but 90% of the time it rains late in the evening or at night and the seas are calm. We did have 3 bad weather days this month with slow fishing but the rest of the month was good with lots of action every day. Capt. Lee

Capt. Lee, I want to thank you for an incredible fishing vacation at the Panama Big Game Fishing Club. Having fished most of my life and in numerous destinations, I can honestly say that the fishing there tops them all. In four days of fishing we raised 7 Black Marlin and we released four to 600 pounds. Every member of our group was able to take on and catch one of these beautiful and powerful giants (3 were first timer marlins)!!! The diversity of fish and quantities were beyond belief. We were able to catch Wahoo to 40 lbs, Yellow fin Tuna to 30 lbs, monster Mullet Snapper, Cubera Snapper, and giant Amberjack. Each drop of the bait was filled with anticipation to see what giant would come up from those deep blue waters. The boats were comfortable with top of the line gear for all type of fishing we could desire. The captain and mate were attentive to our needs and ready to accommodate any request to catch the different species available. On land things were just as great. Accommodations were comfortable with spacious cabins and a great club house for our post fishing cocktails and meals. Being in the restaurant business, I can really appreciate the meals we enjoyed. Enjoying our fresh fish catch at dinner was spectacular and every meal was made with the best local ingredients. We were all very impressed with every aspect of the Panama Big Game Fishing Club and My hats off to you and your staff. Look forward to seeing you again in March for some more great fishing. Regards, Joaquin Chamizo

Everything was great, and we are so thankful. The fishing was amazing, and the crew extremely knowledgeable. As a summary we caught, Junior records for Barracuda Pacific 21lbs, and Mullet Snapper 29lbs. Then in Saltwater Line Class: Barracuda Pacific in the 30 lbs, 8lbs, and 6lbs test; and Mullet Snapper in the 30lbs test (the same fish for Junior). Best regards, we'll be back sooner than later, Federico

Capt. Lee, It was a real joy to experience your beautiful world in Panama. I didn't know what a genuine 5 star fishing experience was until my first visit to PBGFC in August 2010...I can assure you your Yelp Austin recommendation is forthcoming in September, so I'll send you that link once it's done. Agradecidos, Craig

PS - the yellowfin sushimi w/ (the 'whatever it was' sauce) was outstanding, and so was the African Pompano caper creation. That was some crazy good cooking, and some crazy fresh food! THANK YOU!

Hello Capt. Lee, Thanks for your mail, this is fishing as we all know. You are a great host and we really felt at home. I will send you some nice pictures soon. Best regards. Wahib

Book Any Trip Get One Extra Day
April 1st - December 31st
Four Days Fishing Pay for 3 ~ Six Days Fishing Pay For 5
Pricing is in U. S. Dollars and includes:

* VIP Service upon landing in Tocumen airport. You will be met by a representative of Panama Big Game as you step off the airplane. They will assist you in immigration and escort you to the VIP lounge where you can enjoy a cool drink while your luggage is being collected and sent through customs.
* All airport transfers and in country flights.
* A twin diesel sport fishing boat, top of the line sport fishing gear, experienced captain and mate, lunch and beverages on board.
* Deluxe air-conditioned 600 sq. foot cabins.
* All food and beverages with Open Bar served in your private clubhouse.
* Views from your clubhouse will include the blue Pacific with many out islands, inter-coastal view with unbelievable sunsets and often Howler monkeys in the jungle tree tops.

**Pricing does not include Tips to captain & mate, Panamanian taxes and lay days in Panama City. In order to save additional costs on hotel rooms some scheduling is needed please contact us for more information.

Four Days Fishing Pay For 3
4 anglers-$2461.00
3 anglers-$2843.00
2 anglers-$3481.00

Six Days Fishing Pay For 5
4 anglers-$3364.00
3 anglers-$4167.00
2 anglers-$5040.00

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Panama Big Game Fishing Club
Isla Boca Brava, Panama, Central America
U.S. Toll Free: Captain Bill Beck
(866) 281-1225 (voice)
In Panama call Captain Lee Campbell

Target Species:

marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, snapper, wahoo,

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Phone: 6674-4824
Alt. Phone: (866) 281-1225
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