2020 Fishing Season Highlights

Marlin fishing at the Tropic Star Lodge located in Piñas Bay, Panama

There was an incredible amount of Black Marlin patrolling on the surface. The fish were pretty lethargic and not hitting baits aggressively which made the raised to released numbers look low for many anglers. The Blue Marlin began to drop off in number but they were far more aggressive than the Blacks.

Experienced Tropic Star crew wrangle with the mightest of sport fish

Black Marlin started to make a much bigger showing this week and the Blue Marlin were right there with them. The bite was still not very aggressive but the numbers proved that the crews were working hard and got results. Sailfish were a bit scarce and the Dorado numbers decreased slightly.

Anglers at the ready, watching the sun come up over the horizon in Pinas Bay, Panama

Blue Marlin and Black Marlin were raised in great numbers over the past week and boats flew flags daily. The Sailfish were aggressive which is strange for this time of year. However, the weather was also strange so this may have had something to do with it.

Fleet heading out to capture monsters

Big female Black Marlin are very high on the bucket list among billfish anglers and in the first few days of 2020, we exchanged the tales of our anglers fighting and releasing these monsters. The billfish bite kept us on our toes.

Marlin fishing at it best at the Tropic Star Lodge in Pinas Bay, Panama

December is the season to be jolly and the fish definitely helped our guests get into the holiday spirit. Our jungle elves made their appearance for Christmas along with captains, mates and the rest of the staff spreading holiday cheer. For New Years we had our Flappers and Dappers 1920’s themed party.

Panamanian Mola

Tropic Star Lodge

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Tropic Star Operations 
18331 Pines Blvd.
Box 116
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Contact us by Phone:

US callers: 1-800-682-3424
International callers: 001-407-843-0125
Fax: 1-407-308-0092

Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm EST (Monday thru Friday)

Panama City Office:

507-396-6414 or 507-396-6413

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