Sport Fishing Trip on the Pacific Coast of Panama

Escape on a sport fishing trip to the Pacific Coast of Panama and experience one of the world’s most prolific Big Game Fishing grounds. The Gulf of Chiriquí is a treasure of Panama with Big Game Fishing at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa and Isla Landrones. During a 3 day trip it is feasible to land a marlin, sailfish, yellowfin tuna, roosterfish and cubera snapper.  Add to the list wahoo, mahi, bluefin trevally, snook, grouper, and amberjack. The Gulf isn’t always flat, however it is very seldom you have a day blown out.

Getting to Panama is a easy flight from most of the United States. The country is served by Air Canada, Air France, American, Copa, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, United and others. No visa is required for most citizens.

Panama’s IGFA World Records

We catch those “fish of a lifetime” in the Gulf, marlin of more than 500 pounds, 250-plus-pound yellowfin tuna and 70 pound rooster. IGFA World Record book shows Panama with multiple records for a number of big game species.


Sport Fishing Trip to Panama Nautical Club

Fishing the Gulf  means navigating above underwater islands and pinnacles that reach from thousands of feet to just 50 feet. The unique terrain and currents push both nutrients and oxygen to the surface in far greater quantities than normal ecosystems. Consequently these nutrients causes an abundance of bait fish therefore exceptional sport fishing.

Our Island lodge is one of the closest operations to the sport fishing hot spots. Our premium fleet can reach the big game fishing grounds in a timely and conformable manner. Therefore you have plenty of extra time to hook an exceptional marlin or tuna depending on the fishing calendar.

Our captains speak english and Captain Chichi is regionally famous from San Diego to Panama, so check our fishing calendar and fishing reports and come for a rod bending trip of a life time.  


Big Game Fishing Hannibal Bank

The lodge’s Sport Fishing spots include the following locations

Sport Fishing Trip Fishing Spots

Hannibal Bank

Located 48 nautical miles from the lodge this area is one of the most unique fishing grounds in the world. Running five miles long and three miles wide. The Hannibal bank is characterized by deep water in addition being a beneficiary to the Humboldt Current that moves an abundance of plankton biomass to the surface. As a result of the banks prolific food chain delivers trophy-sized yellowfin tuna.

The 70 minute boat ride is worth the opportunity of hooking a huge blue or black marlin, sailfish, and trophy sized yellowfin tuna.

Isla Montuosa

Located  40 nautical miles from the Lodge, Isla Montuosa is an exceptional fishing grounds. The steep undersea pinnacles you find black marlin, sailfish or snappers. Its common to hook yellowfin tuna of up to 200 lbs in season and monster marlin. Guests will pop billfish, tuna, broom-tail grouper, mullet snapper.

Isla Landrones

With a name meaning “Thieves Island” Landrones is an intriguing sight only 17 nautical miles away as the green mountains rising up resemble the shape of a lion on its perch. A prime location for scuba diving and sports fishing. The area is rich with cubera snappers, rooster fish, and various types of jacks and tuna.

Isla Secas

This timeless archipelago is a haven for live bait fishing. Only 15 nautical miles from the lodge provides world-class fishing action using lures and live bait. The ecosystem is known to be the home of white-tip sharks, rays and turtles . The catch is rooster fish, amberjacks, wahoo, barracuda as well as rainbow runners.

Isla Parida

This authentic escape is only 4 nautical miles from the lodge. The area is covered in luscious mangroves, snorkelers and fishermen enjoy the sights of sea turtles and dolphin swimming freely.  Consequently these fertile fishing grounds deliver amberjacks, cero mackerel, wahoo, barracuda, rooster fish and rainbow runners.