December 2nd -23rd, 2019 - Fishing Report and Lots of Pictures

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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 inshore on our 33' World Cat boats was absolutely incredible! Our clients caught over 15 different species including: Black/Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish, Bluefin Trevalle, Cubera Snapper, Horse-Eye Jack, Mullet Snapper, Rock Snapper, and more! Too many photos to post them all!

Thanks so much to all of our new and returning clients for choosing our lodge!

Enjoy the pics!....

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DoradoDon

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Great pics Shane! Was that big marlin missing part of it's dorsal fin? Couldn't tell if it was just down or if partially missing.
Keep up the good work! I'm gonna get down there one of these years.....
 
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Jay Warner

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Good lord that was a fast month. Good start it seems down in the GOC. Lots of good pics, thanks!
 
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Sep 5, 2017
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Great pics Shane! Was that big marlin missing part of it's dorsal fin? Couldn't tell if it was just down or if partially missing.
Keep up the good work! I'm gonna get down there one of these years.....

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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DoradoDon

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One of these seasons Shane, it'll happen!

Quick question: What do you set your drags at for marlin? I'm giving a buddies rods a once over and putting on new 80# top shots.

Any advice appreciated!
 
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DoradoDon

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Thanks Shane. I ended up setting them up at 20#, so nice to know I was in the right general area.

Only had one shot at a marlin on this trip and unfortunately didn't hook it. I think it had the skip bait skewered on it's bill and not actually in its mouth....it came in with a hole through it. Oh well.....there's always next trip.

Thanks again,
Don
 
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Jay Warner

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You have been catching so monster Dorados the past year. Kerstin caught one that went over 50 when I was down in June. Are you seeing the big ones in a particular month or just spread out? God I need me some Panama bad.
 
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