Karma’s Panama Adventure – Fishing in Panama
“Karma” spent a summer fishing in Panama, chasing tuna, marlin and whatever else they could find in the productive waters off the Pacific coast of Panama.
The boys found their fair share of triple-digit-size tuna.
Yeah, I think it’s safe to say there are some predators around here.
karma marlin jump
The highlight of the trip was tangling with big black marlin.
karma big bite
The boys used both lures and live tuna to get the black marlin in the spread. This is the payoff, a big bite right behind the boat.
karma big marlin head
Panama’s black marlin grow to epic proportions. These fish are known to weigh more than 1,200 pounds, though fish between 400 to 600 pounds are much more common.
Marlin boat side
Tagged and ready for release, “Karma” sets another nice black marlin free after it put on quite a show as it jumped all over the ocean.
Cubera Snapper Panama
The master of the reef, the toothy cubera snapper. You just can’t resist fighting a few of these beasts every time you head back to shore.
Another nice black marlin jumps for the camera. While known as black marlin, these fish actually flash bright purples and blues when they are all lit up.
Time for the money shot. The second mate gets ready for the tag shot while the other mate yanks on the wire. This catch is almost complete, just a few more minutes and the black marlin will be released.
Getting back to a picturesque anchorage on one of Panama’s quiet bays.