Panama Big Game Fishing

Pinas Bay is a paradise cut out of a mountainside at the edge of the jungle. Located on the Pacific coast of Panama, it is a superstar among the world’s big-game fishing destinations. Consistently rated as the world’s best fishing destination, it is one of the most diverse fisheries in the world featuring large numbers of blue, black, and striped marlin, pacific sailfish, large dorado, rooster fish, and many other reef species. 

Fishing in Panama

Fishing in Panama is as good as it gets in the big game world.  Large numbers of Blue and Black Marlin, some weighing as much as the magical 1,000-pound mark, call the warm waters of Panama home.  In addition to Marlin, you can find voracious schools of hungry sailfish along with yellowfin tuna and Dorado.

For the inshore fisherman, there’s nothing quite like catching Roosterfish and Snapper to your heart’s content in the calm water around Pinas Bay!  The fleet of 15 custom 31 ft. Bertrams all have large live wells, GPS, VHF radios and the necessary tackle for this diverse fishery.

Fishing Seasons

Fishing in Panama is good throughout the year with the peak times varying by type of fish.  For Marlin: December through March is best; for Pacific Sailfish, May through August and for Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado, December through March. For Roosterfish and Snapper, March through August would be considered prime time.


Clients can either stay in a comfortable lodge with air-conditioned rooms, wrap around balconies and incredible views of the bay or in the owner’s house or palace, as it is known locally.  The palace has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six guests.

After a day of fishing, clients return to the lodge to share fish stories over cocktails, followed by a multi course dinner in the scenic bay-view dining room. A fresh catch of the day, chef specials and a wide menu selection ensure a great day from start to finish.

Weather & Travel

Average temperatures in Panama are fairly consistent throughout the year with highs in the mid 80’s to low 90’s and lows in the 70’s.  May thru November is the rainy season and afternoon showers are common.

After arriving at the Panama City Airport, you will take a charter flight to Piñas Bay followed by a ten- minute boat ride to the secluded Tropic Star Lodge or owner’s house.


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