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Fishing Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin, Dorado, Snapper Feb 2010

Capt. Lee Campbell
March 10, 2010
Chiriqui - Saltwater Fishing Report

We had 16 groups this Jan-Feb with 14 black Marlin and 3 blue marlin caught-about half what the average should be for this time period. Had good catches on 100lb plus yellow fin tuna (9 over 200lb), Cubera snapper, mullet snapper, rooster fish, sailfish and still good on Dorado (dolphin). Second week in Feb we had 88 degree water around for a week with two really slow days then it cleared right out. Usually when we get bad water here is stays for awhile so was glad to see that clear out so soon. Also did not see any effect from the Chilean Tsunami - either with waves or any change in the fishing so feel very lucky for that. It is the first week in March as I write this - we have excellent fishing with large schools of sardines moving through now - March and April is the time they move through. Snappers are up in the boil and can be caught by ripping jigs through the school and on top water - really fun to catch snapper like that. Also had Sally doing some bird watching on the Island - she photographed 89 different species of birds and she has spent some time bird watching here in Central America so when she stated that 18 of the 89 species where the first time she has photographed them I was impressed with that. Capt. Lee


I wanted to thank you for the great time at the Big Game Fishing Club. I will definitely be looking to come back as soon as I can get some time off of work! I know that my father will most likely be down there a lot sooner. Also, I wanted to reach out to the group from North Carolina that was out when we were. I lost the guys business card and was wondering if you had his name and contact information email or whatever as we were looking to get in touch when we got back to the states. Best Regards, Alexander


Hi Capt. Lee,
We sure enjoyed the trip and your hospitality. The food was excellent! I have attached a couple of photos of our fishing expedition! Regards, Roger


Good Morning Sunshine!
We made it back. I was sick all last week and didn't get to all my emails till now. We had a blast! Can't wait to come back down to see you. I will go through all the pictures later this week and get some over to you of the great fishing. We missed you the rest of the trip. We missed your awesome cooking. We are already looking at flights to come back. We may go through San Josť, Costa Rica then direct to David, pretty cheap actually. Well, tell the boys we said hello. I attached 2 pictures, the first one is what I left and the second one is what I came home to. It sucks! Hee! Talk at you soon. Your friend, Erin


We had a great time fishing with you and the crew. We're definitely coming back. Say Hi to Victor, Nica, Eddie and the rest of the gang. Here are some pics, I'll send some more and once Gail gets her iguana picture developed I'll send it to. Thanks for such a great time. Scott


Bill and I had a great time. The food was most excellent! I am enclosing some photos and will send some more, soon. Thanks, Thaddeus


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, yellowfin tuna, dorado, snapper

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