Catching a Tuna relies heavily on the skill of the skipper. Boat handling when approaching boiling Tuna is critical and often misunderstood. Panama Nautical Club uses a number of different methods when fishing tuna in Panama.
Depending on the feeding conditions each method will provide excellent results:
- Live bait rigged to skip and swim, typically we rig Bonita or blue runners for trolling Tuna.
- Top water casting with stick bait is very successful when the Tuna are boiling on the surface.
- Chumming the water with frozen sardines is a great method to bring the tuna to the surface.
- Jigging can also be highly successful for yellowfin with a artificial lure.
Live bait is rigged on arrival and slow trolled in hoping to gaining interest. Dolphin are a real nuisance for the crew when hunting tuna as they attack and kill the baits.
Fighting a large Panama Yellowfin Tuna
Yellowfin tuna is a highly prized catch in the Sport. Many say “pound for pound” Panama Yellowfin Tuna is one of the most challenging catches. Consider booking a vessel with a fighting chair if you are serious about landing a large 350 lb cow tuna. Our Captains at Panama Nautical Club are all very experienced and passionate about their fishing. If you are planning a Panama Tuna Fishing Trip and need some advice please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you want to talk Panama Tuna Fishing, we can do that all day.