April 2020 16
Epic Panama Fishing : Quarter 1 2020
Posted By : David Fraser

The 1st quarter 2020 was a wonderful busy time, epic panama fishing happened 85 percent of the time. During the quarter we had 35 groups fishing with us & 1 large group of 24 anglers. Early season we had incredible offshore action, then mid Feb we saw a slow down…

April 2020 08
How to Create an Itinerary for Your Panama Vacation
Posted By : David Fraser

For some, making an itinerary for traveling might seem like a waste of time, a trivial endeavor. A lot of people like to travel and take things as they come, making every day spontaneous and exciting, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The free spirits of the world don’t want…

March 2020 26
Top Reasons to Teach Your Kids to Fish in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

In Panama, big-game fishing is the truth. It is on the top of the list for reasons to visit. The Pacific side of the country is home to the biggest of the big-game fish: blue marlin and sailfish. They patrol the warm waters, always looking for something to eat! Panama…

March 2020 06
Inshore Versus Offshore Fishing: What’s the Difference?
Posted By : David Fraser

Fishing is an amazing sport. It combines physical activity with the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. What more could anyone ask than a day out on the boat with some buddies? In some parts of the world, fishing is still a necessary survival skill that people rely…

February 2020 25
Essential Tips for First-Time Night Divers in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Just like Las Vegas, the ocean never sleeps, and there is always something new to discover. Scuba diving is a great hobby, and the ocean is good for more than just diving during the day. At night the same dive spot transforms into a radically different landscape. There is a…

February 2020 20
Common Misconceptions About Fishing
Posted By : David Fraser

Fishing for sport is pretty much the same everywhere. It’s done with a rod and reel, some bait and lures, and maybe a boat. What people are fishing for will vary all over the world, of course, because the same fish don’t live all over the world. The manner in…

February 2020 06
Tips and Tricks to Catching Roosterfish in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

The roosterfish is one of the most unique looking fish patrolling the world’s oceans. It gets its name from the giant, distinctive dorsal fin on the top of their powerful bodies. The tall, comb-like fin is distinctive and easily spotted when the fish breaks the surface on the hunt for…

January 2020 29
Simple Ways You Can Help Marine Animals in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Water covers approximately 71 percent of the earth’s surface, and the oceans hold about 96.5 percent of that water. The oceans are vast and teeming with exotic and mysterious marine life. Some species are familiar to us, like sharks, whales, and sea turtles, and some are more elusive, patrolling the deep…

January 2020 27
Humpback Whale Watching in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

The humpback whale is one of the largest animals in the world—the only creature that’s bigger is another whale. The average 48 feet in length, 35 tons, and live around 50 years. Because they’re mammals they birth their young alive, and a newborn whale averages 16 feet in length. The…

January 2020 15
Things to Do on Isla Boca Brava
Posted By : David Fraser

Located in Panama’s Gulf of Chiriquí, Isla Boca Brava is where we call home. This beautiful, tropical island paradise is loaded with natural wonders and other hidden gems worth exploring, including abundant wildlife, secluded beaches, and trails perfect for hiking. It really is a nature-lover’s paradise. The sparsely populated island…

January 2020 14
5 of the Best Wreck Sites in the Americas
Posted By : David Fraser

Until a flight on the Space Shuttle costs the same as flying to Las Vegas, scuba diving is as close as most of us will ever get to visiting another planet. The world under the sea is as expansive as it is bizarre. When a ship or plane goes down…

December 2019 31
Panama Ultimate Fishing: 2019 Round Up
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama ultimate fishing : Roundup 2019 2019 has been a phenomenal year for Panama Nautical Club. We have hosted over 50 fishing expeditions with monster Marlin caught at the Banks and numerous other impressive catches. Clients also had exceptional inshore action, once again proving Panama is the ultimate fishing experience.…

December 2019 23
The Ultimate Boys Weekend Activities
Posted By : David Fraser

Here comes the disclaimer just in case there is anyone out there that might not like this. Men love their wives, girlfriends and families, BUT sometimes they just want to hang out with the guys because it’s more fun. The ladies probably do the same thing but are more subtle…

December 2019 11
A Guide to Getting Around in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama is a small country, both in population and square miles, but the construction of the Panama Canal led to the creation of a great transportation infrastructure. Even though that was over 100 years ago, the roads are well-maintained and in good shape. The capital, Panama City, is as modern…

December 2019 10
Traditional Food and Drink in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

When you’re traveling to any country for the first time, it’s natural to be a little curious about the food people eat there. Many different cultures and peoples, including the Spanish, American, Afro-Caribbean, and indigenous peoples, have called Panama home over the centuries. Because of these diverse influences within the…

November 2019 26
5 Fun Panama Fishing Charters in 2020
Posted By : David Fraser

When it comes to deep sea, big game fishing, there is no place on earth like Panama. The waters surrounding the Central American paradise are home to the largest and most sought-after sport fish in the world. The Pacific Ocean is where you will find the largest billfish in the…

November 2019 11
The Best Activities for Big Groups in Isla Boca Brava
Posted By : David Fraser

Located in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Isla Boca Brava is one of Panama’s otherworldly islands. This almost uninhabited land is a national park, so the waters, marine life, and beaches are safe from those with little regard for the environment’s well-being. In this sanctuary, visitors will find mangrove swamps, coral…

November 2019 05
Marlin Fishing: How to Prepare for Your Trip to Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Fishing for marlin is the ultimate adventure for anglers. It’s the World Series and Super Bowl of fishing; there’s no bigger prize. Marlin fishing is the biggest challenge available for anglers short of catching a blue whale, which we don’t recommend. Catching any species of marlin is the holy grail…

November 2019 01
When Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Panama?
Posted By : David Fraser

If you’re in the process of planning vacation, you’re probably wondering, when is the best time of year to visit Panama? The short answer is whenever you want. No matter when you visit, Panama offers the experience of a lifetime. This beautiful country is overflowing with history, modern convenience, and natural…

October 2019 16
Amusing and Interesting Facts About Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama may be one of the smaller countries in the world, but it’s one of the most interesting. It has a rich and varied history. Panama is home to many manmade and natural wonders. Marvels of engineering surrounded by thick rain forests and shimmering turquoise waters create a wonderful balance…

October 2019 04
A Guide | Different Types of Fish in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

The shimmering turquoise waters off the coast of Panama are home to many fish species. Down in the deep, you will find the biggest fighting fish in the world. Hooking into an enormous blue marlin, getting into a fighting chair, and trying to reel it in is the thrill of…

October 2019 01
The Best Fishing Spots in Panama for Trophy Fish
Posted By : David Fraser

Beautiful and exotic locations all over the world are home to trophy fish. If you make a list of the best places on earth to find gigantic fish, put Panama on it first. Located on the Pacific side of Panama, the Gulf of Chiriqui is a treasure and a sportsman’s…

September 2019 25
How to Pack for Panama | A Few Travel Tips
Posted By : David Fraser

When you start packing for a trip to another country, consider the activities you want to do and what the climate is like. For instance, going on a Panama fishing trip will require different clothes than hiking up a volcano, so you’ll want to prepare accordingly. Read this guide on how to pack for…

August 2019 26
Experience 4 of the Most Popular Islands in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Good things come in small packages, and Panama is a perfect example of this. Slightly smaller than South Carolina, Panama is home to over 1,500 islands that are full of natural beauty, exotic wildlife, and tranquility. The country boasts uninhabited islands teeming biodiversity as well as one’s catered more toward tourists.…

August 2019 19
Exciting Escapades: Fun Things to Do in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Once the Panama Canal opened in 1914, the focus of the world was fixed on Panama. It became the most important place in the world for tankers and massive ships to transport cargo all over the world. Over 100 years has passed, and the canal still shepherds ocean liners through…

August 2019 13
What You Should Know Before You Visit Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama is a tropical paradise that everyone should visit at least once. There’s history and natural beauty everywhere you look. Where else in the world can you watch the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean and set over the Atlantic? Nowhere, as Panama is the only place in the world to view…

July 2019 26
4 Different Types of Sport Fishing to Try Out
Posted By : David Fraser

Fishing is a popular sport and recreational activity among Americans. The American Sportfishing Association reported that “Nearly 1 in 7 Americans take to the water with rod and reel in hand each year.” While lakes, ponds, and rivers have some fun fish that can put up a fight, they don’t compare to…

July 2019 23
Discover the 5 Best Diving Spots in Panama
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama has more for the world traveler to see than just the Panama Canal. There are turquoise waters teeming with game fish, beautiful white sand beaches, and historical sites dotted throughout the country. Under those waters is where you will find what is best about Panama; a vibrant marine sanctuary…

July 2019 22
An In-Depth Guide to Panama’s Marlin Fish
Posted By : David Fraser

In 1949, a Panamanian fisherman caught the first world record Black Marlin which he captured on rod and reel. The beast weighed in at 1006 pounds, and soon after the world became aware of Panama’s fertile fishing grounds. For sport fisherman, there is no better spot in the world than the Gulf…

April 2019 13
Panama Tuna Fishing – March Report 2019
Posted By : David Fraser

Yellowfin: Panama Tuna Fishing (Thunnus albacares) Yellowfin (and the very similar bigeye) tuna are incredibly popular worldwide among sport fishermen. Whether running-and-gunning to throw poppers into breaking schools of 20-pound “bait footballs,” or fishing kite baits for the world’s largest yellowfin (in the 300- to 400-plus-pound range). The current all-tackle…

March 2019 16
Hannibal Bank & Isla Montuosa
Posted By : Panama Nautical Club

Hannibal Bank Panama's Jurassic Park Hannibal Bank has become legendary among those in the know about serious fishing. This continental shelf area has contributed to many IGFA world records.  The Bank is famous for the sheer size of its fish. A particular ocean current phenomenon and has made it one of…

March 2019 04
Panama Fish: Fishing Report Feb 2019
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama February Fishing Report 2019Greetings from Panama. Fishing February in Panama, deliveries perfect weather and great action at Hannibal Bank. The area is known for offering of black & blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, pacific sailfish, and dorado. The inshore action was strong with Panama fish catches including, roosterfish, snapper, sierra…

January 2019 26
Jan 2019 Fishing Report
Posted By : Panama Nautical Club

PNC had a busy start to the New Year and the Gulf of Chiriqui delivered some of the best January results on record with near perfect weather. The month had incredible amount of Dorado, Sailfish and majestic Marlin catches happened frequently. The surprise of the month was the Tuna coming…

January 2019 07
Panama Marlin Fishing
Posted By : Panama Nautical Club

The apex predator and is one of the oceans ultimate trophies. Panama Marlin Fishing offers some of the best opportunities in the world. Panama hosts a wide variety of different game fish that often reach their maximum size in the waters. The Pacific coast of Panama is well known for…

December 2018 31
Couples Friendly Fishing Resort – December Report 2018
Posted By : Chris Tingom

Our Couples friendly fishing resort had four couples visit in December. December is renowned big Marlin and abundant dorado and our fishing couples saw spectacular results. The action was happening both inshore and offshore. The Marlin were very active and aggressively feeding at the Hannibal Banks due to the excellent…

September 2018 14
Family Fishing Report June 2018
Posted By : Panama Nautical Club

Family fishing vacation June 2018. The Father & Son Team arrived in Panama for 3 days of family fishing and to celebrate a birthday and graduation. There is no better way to spend the day with your family than fishing off the pacific coast of Panama. Right outside the backdoor…

August 2018 09
Fishing in Panama? Selecting a Charter Company
Posted By : Panama Nautical Club

Fishing in Panama ? How to Select a Charter Company If you’re planning fishing in Panama  it’s essential to pack certain key items and take your time researching before  selecting a Charter Company. These days there are two many inexperienced ill equipped operators offering low prices in the area. Don’t…

July 2018 09
What’s the weather like in August in Panama?
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama Weather in August In August, the peak of summer, a sprinkling of showers will greet you when you visit Panama. On average, the weather will be around 81F with a high of 88F and a low of 73F. When you join us in Chiriqui, the weather will be more…

June 2018 28
What’s the weather like in July in Panama?
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama Weather in July Welcome to the heart of the summer, the season to seek a new adventure. July in Panama, the temperature tends to hover around 81F with an average high of 88F and a low of 73F. This is a turning point in the weather as the sun…

June 2018 15
What’s the weather like in June in Panama?
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama weather in June: And thus, summer begins; a renewed call to nature and the adventure that it promises. The weather is warming up with an average of 82F, highs of 88F and lows of 88F. With 6 hours of sunshine per day, you will have the freedom to find…

June 2018 04
Traveling to Panama with Kids
Posted By : David Fraser

So You’re Traveling to Panama with kids... Panama Nautical Club is ready to entertain the entire family on your adventure and help you make the most of Panama with kids. Spark a love of nature and the sea in even the smallest child. While some months may not be seaworthy…

May 2018 10
Fishing Report May 2018
Posted By : Chris Tingom

Panama Fishing Report May 2018, Benjamin Boyd's group arrived from Panama for 3 days and fished on the the Legend chasing down the tuna. They had great time although the weather was mixed and caught 12 Yellowfin.  The group was so impressed with PNC's operation they re-booked our 2 night…

May 2018 01
Fishing Report May 1 2018
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Fishing Report May 1 2018: The 1st rains arrived in the Gulf, the bite getting better by the day,  an amazing amount of tuna is running and the billfishes and dorados are still out there. Our guest Anthony Resigner from Texas hit it out of the park with the rod bending…

April 2018 09
Fishing report April 9 2018
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Michael and Nicholas, father and son, discovered for the first time the Gulf of Chiriqui, ready for the Tuna Season 2018. Perfect timing! Here you can see the results. They started the best captures in conjunction with the crew of The Legend, Captain Chichi "Crazy Horse" and his son Capi…

March 2018 09
Fishing Report March 9 2018
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Justin and his wife enjoyed 4 days fishing and 5 nights at the Panama Nautical Club Island Resort. Justin went to some of the best places for real action: Hannibal Bank, Montuosa Island, Isla de Coiba areas... Perfect to catch dorados, tuna, release marlin... Justin came specifically to fish while…

February 2018 02
Fishing report Feb 2 2018
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Our friends from O2Oceans tours sent us a group of Russians, 2 boats - 7 anglers, who enjoyed the resort and "had the fishing of their lives, excellent food, resort facilities, great attention" as we heard from them.    A moment of stress for our Captain when one of them…

January 2018 16
Fishing Report Jan 2018
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

JAMES, TRACY AND DEBORAH  Fantastic time with our friends from Oklahoma, USA They simply caught everything possible! Roosters, marlins, wahoos... with fantastic weather conditions, and enjoyed our five star lodge with nightly massages.      

December 2017 29
Fishing report Dec 29 2017
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Rogers Family, enjoy the experience of his 1rst catch and release  Marlin, Congratulations!!! not just that, the littles ones of the family had their times with a nice Dorado, we all enjoy dinner time that day... just 2 days fishing for fun and staying a week with us on the…

December 2017 26
Fishing Report Dec 26 2017
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

The Rabon family spent Christmas at lodge, father and son fished 2 days. They fished the Rattle Snail and had rod bending action with the dorado action in the Gulf. They also successfully hooked up a black marlin, their 1st, congratulations.   

December 2017 25
Happy New Year 2018
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Panama Nautical Club wishes you a wonderful new year with many adventures! Want to experience one of Panama's best Natutical Clubs? Give us a visit during 2018 and check out our fishing packages here.  Best wishes / Panama Nautical Club

December 2017 24
Fishing report Dec 24 2017
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Andrea spent 5 days living aboard the Nick-o-Time exploring the Gulf of Chirirqui fishing spots. December bought massive shoals of dolphinfish this year, typically between 30 and 55lb. They caught several black and sail fish at Isla Montusa and Hannibal Bank. They coming back next year as "it was a…

October 2017 29
PBG Fishing Report September & October 2017
Posted By : David Fraser

Inshore and Offshore Action Like the wet-season weather, the mid-year fishing delivered mixed results. For days on end there was frenzied yellowfin action on the seamount in glass-calm conditions. After the tuna moved on, the boats headed inshore to find cuberra snapper and roosterfish. One of the BlueWater Readers’ Trip…

October 2017 27
Fishing Report Oct 27 2017
Posted By : Maria Eriksson

Our 3 friends Larry, Gill and Jose from USA came and fished 3 days at the lodge late October. The team cleaned up, marlin, rooster, sail fish and a number of other species. They are coming back 2018, PNC looks forward to fishing them again.      

September 2017 01
PBG Fishing Report July & August 2017
Posted By : David Fraser

Earthquake generates feeding frenzy Recent fishing was running hot and cold for no apparent reason until a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit about 160km out to sea, with several aftershocks over the following days. The effect on the fishing was immediate and dramatic, with all of the club’s boats reporting spectacular…

June 2017 30
PBG Fishing Report May & June 2017
Posted By : David Fraser

Yellowfin tuna arrive in force Yellowfin tuna arrived in huge numbers during March, with many hitting the scales at 150 to 200lb (as pictured). Marlin are still being seen on a daily basis, but have proved reluctant to bite and so have been very difficult to catch. Regular visitor Ron…

April 2017 29
PBG Fishing Report March & April 2017
Posted By : David Fraser

Record-sized roosterfish The inshore grounds have produced the best fishing we have seen for a long time. Off Isla Ladrones, Trevor Maunsch (age 15) caught and released two roosterfish believed to be 80lb and 85lb – bigger than the IGFA Junior record. His grandfather then caught another at around 60lb.…

February 2017 28
PBG Fishing Report January & February 2017
Posted By : David Fraser

No crowds but plenty of fish Black marlin between 300 and 800lb, plus yellowfin tuna and amberjack dominated the offshore scene during October and November. This is our wet season so other than the humpback whales and their calves, clients enjoyed the famed waters of ‘Jurassic Park’ almost to themselves.…

December 2016 31
PBG Fishing Report November & December 2016
Posted By : David Fraser

Marlin bite ahead of the rains We’ve enjoyed some exciting action with both black and blue marlin over the past couple of months. But the big yellowfin tuna have been sporadic, with some boats getting really lucky, and others only catching a few. Inshore fishing has been fantastic as usual,…

October 2016 30
PBG Fishing Report September & October 2016
Posted By : David Fraser

Huge Black Marlin and Yellowfin Monster yellowfin tuna to 350lb – averaging more than 200lb – have provided much of the action here over the past two months. Each boat’s daily catch has averaged around 1000lb of fish, and most of the big fish action has occurred on Hannibal bank.…

August 2016 30
PBG Fishing Report July & August 2016
Posted By : David Fraser

Masses of huge yellowfin tuna The tuna bite in May was nothing short of spectacular, with every boat catching a 1,000lb of yellowfin tuna per day, with fish between 60 and 160lbs being caught on poppers and jigs over Hannibal Bank. During April the numerous tuna ignored everything but the…

June 2016 30
PBG Fishing Report May & June 2016
Posted By : David Fraser

Lots of big Yellowfin February was amazing for some guests and a little disappointing for others. Some caught quite a few blue and black marlin in the 400 to 500lb range, while others caught everything but marlin. An offshore algae bloom stopped fishing for a few days, however, the inshore…

April 2016 28
PBG Fishing Report March & April 2016
Posted By : David Fraser

Time for big numbers of big Marlin December and January brought a wave of dolphinfish ranging in size from 15 to 50lbs. They were everywhere! Then came good numbers of sailfish to 150lbs and schools of yellowfin tuna. At that time of year we would normally catch four black marlin…

December 2015 30
PBG Fishing Report November & December 2015
Posted By : David Fraser

Warm and Wet August and September is when we expect the biggest blacks, which aggregate at that time to spawn. Some yellowfin are also about on the offshore hotspots of Hannibal Bank and Montuosa Island, or “Jurassic Park” as we know it. The inshore action has also been good, with…

August 2015 30
PBG Fishing Report July & August 2015
Posted By : David Fraser

Big Yellowfin Tuna arrive Marlin fishing slowed in late March, but was back to normal in April when the run of yellowfin tuna arrived. Large schools of 50kg tuna, with some to 100kg, are now on Hannibal Bank and are even being caught on poppers. Inshore fishing remains consistent, with…

June 2015 29
PBG Fishing Report May & June 2015
Posted By : David Fraser

Huge Yellowfin moving in January started with a bang, producing plenty of black marlin, some to 300kg. Lures were the most productive method as porpoise kept attacking the livebaits that are generally preferred when fishing around Isla Montuosa. Sailfish and dolphinfish were also frequent catches, perticularly when running ballyhoo (garfish)…

April 2015 29
PBG Fishing Report March & April 2015
Posted By : David Fraser

Marlin Plentiful Offshore When the rain finished towards the end of the year, the offshore fishing really picked up with marlin hooked daily and ever-increasing numbers of sailfish. Inshore was a little slow with all the freshwater, but some nice cubera snapper were caught. January and February should really see…

March 2015 01
Fishing Report January & February 2015
Posted By : David Fraser

Panama Baitfish have arrived In Panama the baitfish arrival mean tuna action will be on the rise. January is here and the rain has finished and large schools of black skipjack tuna have arrived on Hannibal Bank and around Isla Montusoa. Blue marlin will now join the black marlin already…