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    Video: Putting the Yo-Zuri Mag Popper to the Test here in Panama!

    We had the opportunity to host and fish with the crew from Yo-Zuri America Inc., including 'Unfathomed' TV show host Capt. George Gozdz, here at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge for a few days and put the new Mag Popper to the test. What an awesome trip! We caught Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin...
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    Video Highlights of May 2021 Trip to Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

    Check out the short video made by one of our client's from their trip here in May... Capt. Shane Jarvis Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
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    December 17-28 Fishing Report - Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper - Panama Pandemic Fishing is RED HOT!!!

    December 17 to December 28 Fishing Report - Panama Pandemic Fishing is RED HOT!!! Black Marlin - Blue Marlin - Yellowfin Tuna - Roosterfish - Cubera Snapper Believe it or not the fishing continues to get even better here in the Gulf of Chiriquí, Panama!!! We hosted 2 groups of great guys who...
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    Awesome fishing our first week back at it! YFT, Wahoo, Roosterfish, and more!!!

    After 8 long months we are finally back!!! We kicked off our season this week with a bang! Although the weather wasn't perfect we had some awesome fishing with a couple of great groups! Lots of Yellowfin Tuna action offshore and we even got into a crazy Tuna frenzy on the last day to top it all...
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    Panama Opens Tomorrow Monday Oct 12th!

    Panama opens it's borders to all foreigners Monday!!! Here are the complete safety guidelines and all you need to know direct from the Tourism Authority of Panama... Starting tomorrow, Monday October 12th, Panama will reopen for international visitors, reactivating international flights...
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    Cyril Chauquet of Discovery Channel's 'Chasing Monsters' visits Panama!

    Thanks so much to Cyril Chauquet of the Discovery Channel's Chasing Monsters with Cyril Chauquet for producing this AWESOME short video for us from his recent trip here to Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge!!!
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    Check out the article in the latest Florida Sportsman mag!

    Check out the article in the July 2020 issue of Florida Sportsman by our buddy Brett Fitzgerald....
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    COVID-19 Update from Panama

    COVID-19 Update: July 19, 2020 The Panamanian government announced on Friday that they will be extending the international travel ban again here until August 23rd. With this new announcement we plan on resuming operations November 1st...barring any more official decrees that may arise. In...
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    March 2020 - Fishing Report & Pictures

    The Panamanian government, last Friday, just pushed the goal posts forward to July 22 airport opening date. And Copa Airlines is saying August 7th before they will resume operations. I will keep posting updates as soon as we hear definite word on Panama opening up for visitors and when we will...
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    March 2020 - Fishing Report & Pictures

    Supposedly the travel ban here is going to be lifted June 22. Copa Airlines announced they will resume operations on June 26. We are in limbo here waiting to see how it all plays out regarding quarantine regulations and such. In the interim Steve has been doing some big improvements remodeling...
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    March 2020 - Fishing Report & Pictures

    And more pics March 2020...
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    March 2020 - Fishing Report & Pictures

    March 2020 was going great here at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge until this COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down! We hosted 4 great groups here at our boutique island lodge 10 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama. Our clients experieced some great fishing in our three big 33' World Cat...
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    February 2020 Fishing Report- Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

    February 2020 was another good one here at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge! We hosted 8 great groups here at our boutique lodge on Isla Paridas, 10 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama. And did a few day charters out of nearby Boca Chica in our three big 33' World Cat fishing machines! The...
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    Team Mustad in Panama Video

    Thanks Jay! Flights here are suspended till at least April 21. I hope this virus situation calms down by then. See you after this shit storm subsides!
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    Team Mustad in Panama Video

    The crew from Mustad Hooks recently visited us here Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge and they made this awesome video for us....
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    December 2nd -23rd, 2019 - Fishing Report and Lots of Pictures

    I'd set the drag at 25 pounds for 80# mono...plenty of drag for most. Good luck man!
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    December 2nd -23rd, 2019 - Fishing Report and Lots of Pictures

    Thanks Don! That marlin was missing a part of it's dorsal. First time I have seen that. It looked like it must have been damaged by a shark or other predator when it was younger. Hope to see you here sometime!
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    December 2nd -23rd, 2019 - Fishing Report and Lots of Pictures

    We kicked off our 2019-2020 season here at this month. We hosted 5 great groups at our island lodge here, 10 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama, and did a few day charters off the mainland out of nearby Boca Chica. We really started off this season with a bang! The fishing offshore and...
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    Yo-Zuri Mag Darter & Hydro Minnow Yellowfin Tuna Action in Panama!

    Good luck in Mexico! Hope you guys can make it down here to Panama sometime?
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    Yo-Zuri Mag Darter & Hydro Minnow Yellowfin Tuna Action in Panama!

    Yeah they are! And the Yo-Zuri crew will be back this May for round 3. Get ready!
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    Yo-Zuri Mag Darter & Hydro Minnow Yellowfin Tuna Action in Panama!

    We had the opportunity to host our sponsor Yo-Zuri here at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge to put their Mag Darter and Hydro Minnow LC to the test here at our 'proving grounds' in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama. Watch as Yo-Zuri's Chris Bishop explains the set ups and techniques we used to catch...
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    HUK at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

    Thanks Juan! Check out the rest of our videos from the action here on our YouTube page....https://www.youtube.com/FishPanama
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    Yozuri Video from Panama

    Thanks for posting Jay! Here's the video on YouTube...
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    Tuna Form 6 Bait Tank

    Any chance you still have this?
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    Tony Pena: RIP

    I got to meet Tony when he fished with me back when we used to be called "Propiedad de Paradise". I learned a bunch from Tony in the few days we fished together and also the in years to follow communicating with him. RIP Tony. Here's his post to BD from his trip with us back in 2013...
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    Recreational Fishing Opportunities Maybe Threatened in Panama

    FYI....ARAP Panama's marine fisheries agency came out with a press release in English today to further clarify a misconceptions brought on by rumors of Chinese purse seiner being allowed fish for Bonito in Panamanian waters. Attached is the press release. Capt. Shane Jarvis Sport Fish Panama...
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    Recreational Fishing Opportunities Maybe Threatened in Panama

    Check out the latest notice from ARAP sent out today. It seems that the rumor of purse-seiners entering Panamanian waters is not true...but it looks like they will be allowed to longline. Anyway...letting the Chinese, or any other foreign nation into fish Panamanian water is undoubtedly a bad...
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    Recreational Fishing Opportunities Maybe Threatened in Panama

    This is not good. It might just be a short term deal....as our soon to be replaced President is making some last minute deals to please his new buddy China. Not sure of exactly where these boats will be able to fish either. Let's see what happens as many of the government's short sighted...
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    Bocas Del toro Panama

    Hey Lindsay, Julio is a good guy he will be able to point you guys in the right direction. Be sure and tell him I said "Hello"! Our lodge...Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge is located 10 miles off the Pacific coast...offshore south of Boca Chica....in the Gulf of Chiriquí and is definitely worth...
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    EPIC Panama Video

    You're welcome Jay! See you in February.
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    EPIC Panama Video

    Here's the pics that Capt Juan took from your trip...
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    EPIC Panama Video

    Thanks for posting Jay! Wait till you see the place after the remodel that we are finishing up now. Steve and company have done a great job!
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    Bocas Del toro Panama

    Contact my friend Julio Cotes at +11 (507) 661-25039 also try him on WhatsApp. His family owns Hotel Vista Mar in Boca Del Toro. Julio is an avid fisherman, guide, speaks fluent English, and is a cool dude. I don't think fly fishes but he will dial you in for sure. Tell him Shane said what's up...
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    Promo Video

    Thanks for posting Jay!
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    Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

    Thanks for posting Jay! Here's some more pics from your trip...
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    SFPIL Trip

    Thanks for posting Jay!