PANAMA BIG GAME CLUB FISHING POLICIES: Billfish, Roosterfish, Snook, Sharks and Cubera Snapper must be released unless your captain agrees that it is a potential world record. Circle hooks are used exclusively with live and belly baits and we are very proud of our conservation efforts at PBGFC, we were the founder member of the Panama Marine Resource Foundation here in Chiriqui an organization that promotes marine conservation and education in Panama.
On fishing days, you will be awakened at between 5.00 and 5:30 a.m. By one of the PBGFC team usually the mate of the boat that you are fishing on with a hot cup of local produced (highest grade) coffee or beverage of your choice. Breakfast is served in the Clubhouse from 5:30 a.m. And our boats leave the dock at 6:00 a.m. or at your leisure.
The boats head out each morning to catch bait and then to the fishing groundst to hunt for Billfish, Tuna or if you decide to fish for other species, they will gladly take you to their favorite hotspot. The crews are in constant communication with each other via VHF Radio, so if there’s a good bite happening elsewhere, they will be sure to let you know so you can decide if you would like to get in on the action. Lines are picked up at around 3:00 p.m but if you are hooked up, you will be given extra time (within reason) to land the fish. Boats must be back well before dark.