Panama Big Game Sport Fishing - Big Yellowfin Tuna!
Capt. Lee Campbell
May 2, 2010
Chiriqui - Saltwater Fishing Report
Fishing Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Snapper with Panama Big Game Fishing Club March April 2010
We had 12 groups and caught 14 marlin - 11 blacks and 3 blues with one blue around 800lb - this is about half the average Marlin catch for this time of year and had some slow fishing with hot water around the middle of March - but was less than a week - and cleared right out. The good news was the bait balls moving through. March and April are the months for them but this year was by far the most we have seen. When they are close to structure the snapper come up and are really a lot of fun. Tuna are chasing them so strong the tuna run half way up the boat. We use a dip net to boat the bait. There is a YouTube clip sent in by Jean in the report and also we filmed here last week with Trevor Gowdy and have excellent underwater action - with a large Blue Marlin chasing a 100lb Tuna up right under a Kayak - Trev had the tuna hooked up at the time - plus a lot more action so am looking forward to that show. Capt. Lee
Lee: Thanks again for another great trip- after six trips, the fishing keeps getting better. This year the two marlins, over 450lbs., many large Tuna over 100lb., three Bull Dorado's, and the Roosterfish Grande over 80 Lbs. as well as the smaller fish made for a exciting trip. We look forward to our return in February 2011. It will take that long to lose the weight we gained. See you soon, Dave, Dan, Kevin, David
Dear Lee, My son Garrett and I had such a great time on our fishing trip with Panama Big Game. The fishing could not have been better. The captain and the mate worked very hard to catch fish, and we caught a lot of fish. My largest was a yellow fin tuna at 150lbs and Garrett's was a yellow fin tuna at 250lbs. This was a trip we will never forget. Every part of our trip was great. The accommodations, the staff and the food were great. We enjoyed staying on a secluded island and listening to howler monkeys. I would highly recommend Panama Big Game to anyone wanting a quality fishing adventure in Panama. Sincerely, Paul
Hey Lee, My dad and I had a awesome time last Friday at your place. You guys definitely went out of your way to take good care of us! The food was awesome and the beer was extra cold! I can't wait to come back in January or February to play tug-o-war with a marlin or 2. I'm going to build a 7' 6"' - 8' rod that can handle 80lb spectra (not easy to come by) with a Stella 20,000. My goal in the next 10 or so years of my life is to try to get a 100 - 200lb tuna on a popper! I'm sure that lots of chunking and chumming should be able to get them into casting distance when they are around. Even a 50lber would be great! The mate and captain that we fished with were top notch!!!! Looking forward to our next trip to Panama Big Game. Feel free to give out my e mail as a reference to any of your new clients, THANKS AGAIN! You guys rock! Garrett
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Hi Lee, Thanks for showing our group such a great time last week. The fishing was fabulous, the food gourmet and your staff was superb. We especially appreciate your changing the flights for us. Thanks, Fred
Hi Lee, attached a few pix from the trip. Had a great time, enjoyed fishing with these two guys-good choice. Highlights of the trip were landing sails, a huge Mahi and the gourmet meals courtesy of Capt. Lee! Thanks, Steve
Lee, Hope business is still well. Had a great time and the fishing was amazing. You have a first class outfit and are a great cook. The trip couldnt have been more pleasurable and accommodating. Look forward to seeing you again. Brett
Lee, Sorry this has taken so long. The wife and I are thinking of coming back down in mid April. She doesn't fish so it will just be a driving recon tour. We will definitely be in your area if we come. I miss your daily fresh bread!!! Thanks, George
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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.
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