November is always the start of the best Dorado (Dolphin) and Sailfish. Black Marlin are here all year and Blues run December through April. We had 4 groups this November and caught 6 Black Marlin. Dorado was as much as you could catch – double digit almost every day, wahoo good but not the double digit numbers we are used too, very good Snapper with a lot of large Cubera, spotty with Yellow fin tuna but we did get 3 fish around 100lb. The 200+ lb. tuna will be around soon. Did OK on Sails . Water is blue – has been no higher than 85 degrees and all looks good heading into December. Capt. Lee.
My 9th trip to fish with you or was it the 10th ? Regardless, it was always great to visit with you and enjoy the great food and fishing venue available at PBGF. With me on this trip was Joe Kimura, manager of Five Oceans Seven Seas, who specializes in custom rods, outriggers and lures. For Joe it was his first time anywhere outside of Hawaiian waters and what a first time it proved to be.
After a four and a half hour fight on a huge black marlin the fish carried the day breaking off at the leader. I reckoned at the first jump the fish to be in the five hundred pound class, however, some photos I took of the fish just off the transom raised my estimate to seven hundred. Even accounting for water magnification the girth of the fish was spectacular. As Frank Mundus told me one time while fishing with him out of his home port of Montauk, NY on the old Cricket II, “when you lose a fish you have just lost a fish; when the fish loses he loses his life”.
Try as we did the 16# IGFA line test record for Mullet Snapper remains in tact. Chombo and Narciso did a great job getting me on the fish off of Montuosa. My best effort was an 18 pound taking 40 minutes to get it to the gaff. I know they are there, but, just not lucky enough this time.
Strangely absent this year was the yellow-fin tuna school as I had wanted Joe to enjoy taking them on surface poppers. Well, that’s fishing. See you next year for another shot at the Mullet. Howard.
Vance asked me to forward these pictures from our trip. I would like to thank you very much for the best fishing trip I have ever had and for the best time I’ve had in Panama so far. I’m trying to get my wife to provide me with the level of service provided by you and your crew but she keeps telling me that I am dreaming. Oh well. Thanks again, Dan
It was great to spent our time in your place!!! Thank you for a really good fishing and a professional staff. Most fish we have ever caught on any fishing trip. I will try to send you soon some good pictures soon. Sincerely, Yury.
Hey Lee, thanks again for everything during thanksgiving, everybody had a really good time!! Here’s a couple of pix, if we get more on the next trip I’ll try to get some more to ya!! I’ve also got a Tiger joke I’ll try to send to ya separate. Everybody’s gettin a kick out of the xmas card ya sent!!! Thanks again, Marco
Hi Lee, Just wanted to let you know that Jack and I really enjoyed our trip with Ken, Stephanie, Riley and Donna and our visit to your resort. The food was great and Victor is such a sweet young man. He is a great young man to have serving people. Maybe we will see you again in the near future. Hope you have a wonderful summer season with lots of fisherman coming to the resort. Ken shared the pasta recipe with me. My grandsons will enjoy eating this dish. Thanks again, Becky.