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Back from Panama

Posted By: Fishing Fedora

Back from Panama - 09/11/19 06:50 PM

Wife and I went on an anniversary trip this past weekend to Panama City, Panama. Made a day trip up into Lake Gatun, which makes up about half of the Panama Canal to do some fishing. If you changed out the rain forest and super clear water for pine trees and not so clear water, you would think you were in Toledo Bend. Howler Monkeys yelling in the back ground made for interesting sound effects and when these things start smashing lures it lets you know you aren't in Kansas anymore.

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Posted By: Pamela

Re: Back from Panama - 09/11/19 08:19 PM

Great place to have an awesome catch!
Posted By: Curt0407

Re: Back from Panama - 09/11/19 09:13 PM

Very nice. You got yourself a keeper if your bride will fish with you on your anniversary.
Posted By: JIM SR.

Re: Back from Panama - 09/11/19 09:54 PM

Great pics !! I never put Panama and Fishing together...great fish, looks just like Lake Fork !! thanks for sharing clap
Posted By: Fishing Fedora

Re: Back from Panama - 09/11/19 10:48 PM

She was trying to plan our next trip before we even got off that boat. She wasn't a big fisher person before she met me, but now she wants a tarpon and a mahi mahi.

The water at the marina was chocolate milk, it had been raining a bit while were were down there, so I was worried. But once we got out away from the main Canal channel, water clarity was crazy. I would put it over 20-ft, and the guide said it is clearer usually.

Panama is more known for big game fishing for tuna, marlin, roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, etc. I didn't realize they had Peacock Bass until my wife decided that was where she wanted to go, and I started doing some searching. We could have gone offshore every day we were there the bay in front of the resort was glass. It's also has the only river in the world that you can fish for tarpon that that empties into the Pacific.
Posted By: banker-always fishing

Re: Back from Panama - 09/12/19 05:07 AM

coolphotos Awesome trip and some super fish! "Lifetime Memories" also. thumb
Posted By: Osbornfishing

Re: Back from Panama - 09/12/19 07:16 AM

Wow, that looks like a fun trip.
Posted By: T Bird

Re: Back from Panama - 09/12/19 10:11 AM

Very cool! thumb
Posted By: Pot licker

Re: Back from Panama - 09/12/19 01:15 PM

Thats awesome!
Posted By: SgtDag

Re: Back from Panama - 09/12/19 01:36 PM

Looks like you had a nice trip
Posted By: Gitter Done

Re: Back from Panama - 09/14/19 09:07 PM

coolphotos Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: pop r

Re: Back from Panama - 09/15/19 12:28 AM

Awesome trip! You got a very special wife! Congrats to both of you! cheers
Posted By: Rayzor

Re: Back from Panama - 09/15/19 12:34 AM

What is that blackish colored fish? It looks like a badass Cichlid.
Posted By: V-Bottom

Re: Back from Panama - 09/15/19 02:32 AM

flehan fish
Posted By: sdavis24

Re: Back from Panama - 09/18/19 03:19 AM

Originally Posted by T Bird
Very cool! thumb
Posted By: Monty Wright

Re: Back from Panama - 09/23/19 06:32 AM

Looks like a great trip!
Posted By: Mo

Re: Back from Panama - 09/23/19 10:41 PM

Originally Posted by Rayzor
What is that blackish colored fish? It looks like a badass Cichlid.


I think that is the scientific name. smile

Mo
Posted By: Fishing Fedora

Re: Back from Panama - 09/26/19 06:18 PM

Sorry, the darker colored fish is a Jaguar Cichlid (also known as a Rainbow Bass or Guapote). They aren't native to Panama, they were brought in from Costa Rica and/or Nicaragua.
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