Pedasi 6/3-6/7

TsTime

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May 9, 2006
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Gary
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28' Alblemarle SF Ex
Short Report:

Fished with a group of friends out of Villa Marina on Playa Venao. LAX rod tube 79" no problem, no charge. My carry on included a Okuma Nomad Travel rod case and brief case no problem.

PTY return same on rod tube and was questioned with Okuma case but got through. One in group was being charged $180 for frozen fish, maybe 15-20 lbs. He left it in trash, not a good return for him.

Day after arrival 8 of our group fished Lake Arenosa on 2 pontoon boats owned and rented from Dennis Melton. He arranged our guides, tackle and minnows for the day. Sort of an eco/fish tour for small Peacock bass. You step off the pontoon and get your catch prepared for a really good fish fry at the open air restraunt on the lake. Great day trip to enjoy the local scenery and hospitality.


Fishing:
Day 1 directly to Frailles rocks for a steady bite of 12-25# YFT all on troll natural cedar plugs and then inside for a few sierra on small rapalas wired up. Swell was up, no roosters found

Day 2 Ran what I would call south but not sure all boats in group did well with some sails, marlin, dorado to 40 and YFT to 45#.

Day 3 Started run to same area from day before but hit a weather front that delayed us so we trolled inshore for a few Sierra, weather cleared continued run down in snotty conditions and hit an area of ripping current that lasted for about a mile, got through it and began troll. Our boat 3 small Dorado, others did better

Day 4 Back out to Frailles and targeted Wahoo, no Hoo but again a steady bite of YFT on a white with red cedar plug, jigged up a few pargo and jacks in same are. A few of the other boats scored well on a few nice Dorado.

In summary, you get what you pay for. I have fished Pesca Panama and enjoyed the comforts of the skiffs, panga fishing can be tough.



Villa Marina was adequate and the staff was superior.

Travel, fishing and partying with friends, priceless!
 

mslick

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Jul 23, 2010
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Looks like you had a good time fishing with friends, enjoyed the diversity of fishing the Azuero offers and supported some great local fishermen in the process. Love the lodges and comfort but also love what Pedasi offers especially being able to fish 9 days vs. 3 on same budget. If you hit the Azuero just right it is magic.
 
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Feb 14, 2012
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Robert
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2509 Trophy, 20' Riverhawk
Pedasi has a spot in my heart forever. Been there twice and cant wait to go back. Beyond the fishing, the best was living there for two weeks and the locals being happy to have you there, genuinely, not just because you bring money to spend, IMHO. A bit of a drive, but what an adventure and beautiful scenery. Nice work, tough to beat fresh caught and grilled mahi at Smiley's and then karaoke and some Abuelo Ron after.
 

ccb80

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Oct 5, 2019
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Kyle
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Did you book panga through hotel or just hire off beach? I'm going there in a few weeks and havent been before.
Thanks