Fishing the Wild Coast of Colombia

bassjedi

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Just got back from a fun trip to Colombia. Fished the Pacific from Bahia Solano up to the Panama border. Tuna fishing was wide open; inshore popping and jigging were pretty slow but we scratched out some fish. Got some good footage of the tuna one morning:


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Well done!

I found popping didn't produce all that well and jigging worked with the right lure in my case an old finger sized Luhr-Jensen minnow.

I'd love to bridle a couple of those YFT and troll them slow there must be some Marlin around but locals aren't set up for that kind of fishing.

Sailfish was hit 'n miss although I was told they're often found in packs.
 
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    Great report and pics. Lot of nice fish. That
    "toothy" critter looks like he could bite a
    popper in half? LOL LOL What a great trip!
     

    bassjedi

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    Well done!

    I found popping didn't produce all that well and jigging worked with the right lure in my case an old finger sized Luhr-Jensen minnow.

    I'd love to bridle a couple of those YFT and troll them slow there must be some Marlin around but locals aren't set up for that kind of fishing.

    Sailfish was hit 'n miss although I was told they're often found in packs.
    When did you go?
     
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    Whalebreath

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    IIRC it was February the inshore bite was so/so.

    You could see where fish populations had been dynamited heavily in the past-schools all exactly the same size- and were only just recovering.
     
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