It’s been a long year for everyone and we hope all our friends are doing well and staying healthy! Finally back to some fishing here at Hooked on Panama Lodge. We just had Craig Waltzer and his gang Dave, Jose, Luigi and Hew here from Florida fishing for two days. Craig fished with us last March right before the Covid lockdown.
Our last groups for the season were about two weeks ago before the hammer came down in Panama and everyone else had to cancel. Before this happened, fishing was good. Sails, Dorados, quite a few big Yellow Fin Tuna and great rooster fishing. Vanessa in one of the photos below got like a 90lb. rooster.
Here we go again at Hooked on Panama Lodge. Got some new pics below from last week. Justin Jones was here with his buddies BJ, Chris and Lee. Fishing with Captain Chaka. These guys had a great week. 8 Roosters and at one point three at once on a triple hookup. Several big Cuberas. Couple of Dorados. Two nice Yellow Fin Tuna…
We had Greg and Dennis Pawlek back again with friends John and Tom. Fishing with Captain Carlos. These guys are our deep drop guys and bring us all kinds of critters we hardly ever see, but are so awesome on the dinner table. Below is Greg’s day by day breakdown. Those cute little red things are unbelievable to eat…
Another fun week at Hooked on Panama Lodge. First, we had Joe Kornwasser back with us for his second trip this season. He was fishing with Captain Carlos again. Joe really likes fishing with these guys. Joe did a half day upon arrival, at the point. Got some nice snappers. 2nd day, one marlin and I think the biggest sail we have seen.
It has been a whirlwind of activity here at Hooked on Panama Lodge. Multiple groups coming and going, got a lot of good photos, but not from everyone. 🙁 🙁 The offshore bite has slowed, but the nearshore bite has been great. First, Linda Bumgarner and husband Jim. Their first day they got 6 roosters all 40+ pounds, Cuberas…
Got another report from last week. Sorry it has taken a bit of time, but have been waiting on photos. I miss the days of people using cameras instead of phones for all their photos. 🙂 🙂 Everyone here last week was pretty much repeats with only a handful of newbies mixed in.
Been a busy week. Bentley Brown came down from Canada with his friends Doug and Larry. Fishing with Captain Chaka. Killed it. Each of them got a Marlin, a Sail, a Rooster and multiple large Yellow Fin Tunas. Randy Hudson was with us again. Fishing with Captain Victor. Sails, Roosters, one over 50lbs. and 7 really nice dorados.
It has been an epic week here at Hooked on Panama Lodge. David Nelson brought down a great group of guys. 15 of them total. A little doctors conference with fishing thrown in:) 4 days the entire fleet. Multiple Marlin, big Sail numbers, a few Roosters, a few Dorados and a butt load of very large Yellow Fin Tuna.
Ron Wendt was down with us again. Brought his friend Bruce and two newbies Lee and Mike. Fishing still rocks. Marlin, Tuna, Dorados and Sails. It’s kind of strange about the tuna bite. We normally get a short run during January all around 40 to 50 pounders. This run, they are all beast!!! Average over 100 pounds, several over 200.