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.