2019 Fishing Season Highlights

Fishing Report July14 27 - Marlin looking back

Summer season is in full-swing. The Blue Marlin bite started to turn on and even a few Black Marlin were a part of the action at Tropic Star. The Pacific Sailfish have been coming through in waves in incredible numbers– some boats raising over 30 a day! The big Mahi Mahi are here, which always gets people excited.  The big Yellowfin Tuna are bending rods too. If you have never gone toe-to-toe with a big Tuna or Marlin it is an experience like no other; and in July we present the opportunity to take on both.

Lots of tuna being caught!

Offshore the bite has been very consistent. Pacific Sailfish and Yellowfin Tuna have been dependable and a lot of fun for our anglers. The Yellowfin are hanging around pods of porpoise and we are catching the smaller Tuna on surface lures and spinning tackle with the larger Tuna caught on live bait. The Sailfish have been teasing very well.

Billfish are still fighting the line

The Marlin have been showing up with more frequency but we are still waiting for the bigger numbers to show up. We have had Black Marlin on the reef and on the shallower side of the drop-off and Blue Marlin in the deeper water off the drop-off. Sailfish have been chasing teasers and popping up in the spread pretty much everywhere. The Yellowfin Tuna are still schooling offshore in those epic feeding frenzies. We have lost a few Tuna to Sharks which is a good sign of a healthy ecosystem.

Billfish have been dancing on the surface creating an exhilarating spectacle of their strengthfor clients

Billfish have been sighted sunning on the surface and fish species different to our menu of regulars bent rods. Guests released a Swordfish also known as a Broadbill and Striped Marlin. Yellowfin Tuna have been found with Dolphins on most days and anglers have had a great time throwing poppers and other baits to catch them on the surface. Inshore, the bite has been fantastic with multiple species of Snapper, Roosterfish and Grouper caught along with the odd Tarpon, spitting lures even higher than they jump themselves.

Tropic Star Lodge in Pinas Bay, Panama

The Sailfish have arrived in great numbers and have been feeding aggressively. We have been getting them on artificial, live bait and strip baits. The most successful approach has been with bait and switch. Dorado have also started to become regulars on the daily reports with some big ones eating the Marlin baits. Yellow fin tuna are feeding in frenzies off shore and we are getting the smaller ones between 20lbs-50lbs on surface lures and bigger ones over the 100lbs. mark on live baits.

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