March 27 - Pesca Panama

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  1. Willy'Z
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    GREETINGS FROM THE TROPICS
    MASTER GUIDE, MIKE AUGAT, WAS ONCE AGAIN FISHING WITH PESCA PANAMA THIS WEEK. FISHING WITH HIM WERE RETURNING ANGLERS EBAN HUSTON, HIS WIFE DIANNE HUSTON, DAUGHTER ALICIA CROTEAU, TED MERLETTI, MIKE PELL, TOM ROUSSEAU, KEVIN FITZPATRICK AND MOEEN ABU-SITTA. OUR NEW ANGLERS INCLUDED KYLE SMITH, CHUCK GRIFFETH, BILL TOWNSEND AT A SPRY 83 YEARS OLD , DAVE ST. HILARIE, STEVE EMERY AND JIM HOSEY.

    CAPTAIN TATIN WAS RUNNING TO ISLA MONTUOSA WHEN ONE OF THIS OUTBOARDS DEVELOPED A PROBLEM WITH THE LOWER UNIT. HE RADIOED THE BARGE AND WE IN TURN RADIOED FOR ONE OF THE TWO BACK UP BOATS THAT WE NOW HAVE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST HIM. WHILE WAITING FOR THE BACK-UP BOAT TO ARRIVE A SPREAD OF PLASTIC LURES WAS PUT OUT AND PROCEEDED TO HOOK-UP A MARLIN. KYLE MANNED THE ROD AN WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME HE HAD RELEASED AN ESTIMATED 300 LB BLACK MARLIN. THE FIRST MARLIN HE HAD EVER CAUGHT. CONGRATULATIONS KYLE! SHORTY THERE AFTER THE BACK-UP BOAT ARRIVED, THE CREW AND ANGLERS CHANGED OUT BOATS AND THEY WERE FISHING AGAIN. WE BROUGHT THE BLOWN LOWER UNIT BACK TO THE BARGE WHERE WE HAD A REPLACEMENT READY. BY THAT EVENING WE HAD THE NECESSARY REPAIRS MADE AND WERE READY TO GO AGAIN.

    HUGE SCHOOLS OF BAIT

    HANNIBAL BANK WAS COMPLETELY COVERED UP WITH HUGE SCHOOLS OF BAIT. USING THE LONG HANDLED, COMMERCIAL BAIT NETS, THAT CHUCK ERWIN HAD BROUGHT DOWN LAST YEAR, OUR CREWS COULD JUST DIP DOWN INTO THE BAIT BALLS AND FILL THEIR LIVE WELLS.

    THE SEA WAS FULL OF TUNA. THIS TIME THEY WERE NOT PICKY EATERS. NO MATTER WHAT YOU THREW TO THEM, THEY ATE IT. WHILE SOME TIMES YOU HAVE TO MAKE A HUNDRED OR A THOUSAND CAST WITH A POPPER TO GET A HIT, DAVE SAID HE JUST DANGLING HIS POPPER IN THE WATER PREPARING TO MAKE A CAST AND A YELLOWFIN HIT IT. MOST OF THE TUNA THIS WEEK WERE IN THE 60 TO 120 LB RANGE WITH A FEW BEING SMALLER AND A FEW BEING BIGGER. LIKE THE 200 LB PLUS YELLOWFIN JOHN TOOK ON A POPPER AND THE 150 LB YELLOWFIN THAT TOM HOOKED AND LANDED ON A POPPER! THE TWO DOCS, MIKE AND TED, WERE ALSO INTO THE TUNA ACTION, LANDING 28 YELLOWFIN ONE DAY.

    GOOD INSHORE FISHING ACTION WAS TO BE HAD AS BEAUTIFUL BLUE WATER COVERED THE ENTIRE AREA. WE ARE STARTING TO SEE MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES OF GROUPER CAUGHT AND RELEASED THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN IN THE PAST. THIS COULD BE TO THE REMOVAL OF GILL NETS IN THE PARK SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

    WE WERE ANCHORED IN THE SECAS ISLANDS WHEN I SENSED THE AIR SEEMED HEAVIER THAT USUAL AND THE SKY WAS COMPLETELY OVERCAST. I THOUGH MOTHER NATURE WAS TELLING ME WE WERE COMING TO THE END OF THE DRY SEASON. THE NEXT EVENING WHILE ANCHORED AT COIBA ISLAND I SAW A SQUALL LINE APPROACHING, COMPLETE WITH WIND AND A COOL, SOAKING RAIN. A SURE SIGN THAT THE WET SEASON WAS BEGINNING AND THE INSHORE FISHING WAS GOING TO GET EVEN BETTER!

    NEXT TO THE LAST DAY OF FISHING SOME OF OUR CAPTAINS DECIDED TO,"BRUSH UP," AGAINST HANNIBAL BANK ONE LAST TIME. THEY MADE THE RIGHT DECISION! EBAN CAUGHT AND RELEASED AN ESTIMATED 500 LB BLACK MARLIN. MIKE CAUGHT AND RELEASED AN EVEN LARGER BLACK MARLIN ESTIMATED AT 600 LBS. THEN ON THE LAST DAY TOM WAS FISHING WITH CAPTAIN JUAN WHEN THEY SUCCESSFULLY CAUGHT AND RELEASED AN ESTIMATED 500 LB BLACK MARLIN NEAR ISLA LADRONES.

    OUR GUYS AND GALS HAD A FANTASTIC WEEK OF FISHING. IT WAS GOOD TO SEE OUR PREVIOUS CLIENTS RETURNING ONCE AGAIN TO FISH WITH PESCA PANAMA. IT WAS EQUALLY GOOD TO MEET OUR NEW ANGLERS, ESPECIALLY 83 YEAR OLD BILL TOWNDSEND. I HEAR BILL IS QUITE THE ANGLING LEGEND AROUND HIS HOME STATE OF MAINE. NOW HE ALSO A LEGEND IN PANAMA.

    TIGHT LINES,
    CAPTAIN JAY GUSTIN & RICKY Z

    FISHING TIP OF THE WEEK: IT IS ONCE AGAIN TIME TO BREAK OUT THE RAIN GEAR AS THIS WEEK WE SAW THE START OF THE CHANGE OF SEASONS HERE IN PANAMA. IF YOU LIKE FISHING LITE TACKLE, BY ALL MEANS BRING IT. YOU WILL HAVE A BALL FISHING WITH IT.



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  2. jarredondo684
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    I'm jealous. Great pics. Is the water there calm more days than it is choppy or rough?