TUNA CHARTER FISHING BOAT – 28-foot custom center console super panga powered by twin 70 hp Suzuki 4-stroke outboards cruises at 30mph. The preferred tuna charter fishing boat of tuna fishing guides on the Panama Tuna Coast. Excellent for tuna fishing charters or a wahoo fly fishing trip.
TUNA FISHING & WAHOO FISHING CHARTERS – Tuna deep sea fishing charter of 3 days minimum from a Super Panga with experienced Panama Tuna fishing guide. Lodging is at one of the local hotels of Pedasi or a rented residence on the beach. Ground transportation to the Panama Tuna Coast (5-6 hours) or light aircraft transport to town of Chitre (40 minutes) then an hour drive to Panama Tuna Coast- either is easily arranged. Three day Tuna Coast fishing charter package for two anglers including lodging and meals starting at $3000.
TUNA CHARTER FISHING QUARRY – Panama Tuna fishing trips targeting shelf demersal, shelf pelagic, slope and migrating pelagic gamefish including Sailfish, Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna, Bigeye Tuna, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Amberjack, Roosterfish, Grouper, Cubera Snapper, Trevalley, Jack, various Snapper, Sierra Mackerel, Pacific Barracuda and assorted trash fish.
TUNA CHARTER FISHING TACKLE – Penn international 30 to 50w reels, Beastmaster 50/80 reels & Fin Nor 30- 50 reels on Penn tuna sticks, Ugly Sticks or Cal Star & Lamiglass Custom rods are preferred for big tuna fishing trips and wahoo fishing charters. Shimano TLD 25 reels, Penn 6500, 7500 & 8500 spinning reels on Penn or Custom rods are best for Pargo Popping, flats fishing and plug casting or trolling for smaller gamefish. Tuna and Wahoo Fly fishing trips welcome and encouraged but do not provide fly fishing equipment.
TUNA FISHING CHARTER SEA CONDITIONS- Panama Fishing and Catching Wahoo or Tuna fishing charters are accomplished within 10 miles of shore along the 75 mile edge of the Azuero Peninsula (Panama Tuna Coast) that consists mostly of steep jagged volcanic rock and long flat beaches facing the open Pacific Ocean. The mountainous peninsula of the Panama Tuna Coast blocks the prevailing north wind and seas are normally 1-3 feet due to the converging currents allowing year around tuna fly fishing trips and pargo popping. There is no rain from late December until mid June (dry season). From June until December the Panama Tuna Coast Panga fishing charters experience much less rain than the rest of the country. The rainiest months are October & November when you can expect afternoon showers 2-3 times a week. Experience Big Grouper, Blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, dolphin, amberjack, roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel and various types of snapper including Cubera snapper that can also be enjoyed on Wahoo and tuna angling charters.
Panama is an Isthmus,
which means it is a narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses. It also means that the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans are more easily accessible than anywhere else on the planet. An angler is attracted to bodies of water, especially Oceans. Two major Oceans so geographically accessible and different are of significant interest for deep sea fishing charters and Panama sportfishing trips. This Panama fishing aspect alone is sufficient to stimulate an angling imagination towards hitherto unfathomed deep sea fishing charter possibilities and angling opportunities while on Panama sportfishing trips. A well-schooled angler will not be disappointed and will soon learn that there are in fact three ‘Oceans’ lapping Panama’s coasts that are favorable for a deep sea fishing charter or Panama sportfishing trips for all kinds of saltwater game fish - Big Grouper, Blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, amberjack, roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel and angling for various types of snapper including Cubera snapper. Because of Panama’s unusual geographical configuration the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean Sea is to the north and the Pacific Ocean is to the south. The Pacific Coast of Panama is composed of two vastly differing Ocean conditions, which in turn manifest two distinct marine environments for Panama deep sea fishing trips, hence two eclectically divergent ‘Oceans’-
1) The Gulf of Panama where yearly water temperatures change drastically with warm waters (82-84F) for 8-10 months and then the annual cold water Vertical Current (62-69F) creating a marine life nursery in the Eastern Pacific for 2-3 months of each year.
2) The Gulf of Chiriqui which is warm water current influenced wherein temperatures remain constant and sea life has developed unchanged for centuries.
These two Gulfs are divided by the Panama Tuna Coast on the Azuero Peninsula which juts out forming a geographic physical barrier. The Panama fishing zone between Costa Rica and Punta Mala of the Azuero Peninsula (Gulf of Chiriqui and The Tuna Coast) is protected from the prevailing north wind by the mountainous mainland. The seas are calm most of the year and warm offshore currents predominate promoting the growth of living reefs, corals and the profusion of sea life associated with this ambience which is unique in the Eastern Pacific Ocean encouraging a tuna deep sea fishing charter or Panama Wahoo sportfishing trips. Very deep water (200 –1000 meters) runs 1 to 5 miles along the shore of the Azuero Peninsula and into the Golfo De Chiriqui accesible only to beach launched Panama tuna fishing Pangas or 40 foot plus sportfisherman yachts from Panama City for a tuna sportfishing charter or wahoo deep sea fishing trips. Terrific virgin volcanic islands- Isla Montuosa, Islas Secas, Islas Ladrones, Islas Contreras, Isla Canales De Afuera, Isla Cebaco, Isla Gobernadora and the biggest Eastern Pacific Ocean Island in the western hemishere- Coiba Island lie within the Golfo De Chiriqui creating the best Wahoo sport fishing guide area in the world. These coupled with extravagant seamounts such as Hannibal Banks, Roncador Banks, the Friales, La Monja and numerous other volcanic rock formations sprouting up hundreds of feet from the sea floor provide structure for living reefs and tuna sport fishing charter conditions similar to those found in Hawaii or the South Pacific. These reef structures are however unique to a Panama tuna fishing charter or a Wahoo sport fishing trip. Studies indicate many are descendant from prehistoric Atlantic Ocean reefs and organisms that were here before the Panama land bridge between the two continents was formed about 2 million years ago. Two great planetary currents affect Tuna sportfishing charters in the Golfo De Chiriqui and Panama Tuna Coast. The eastward bound prevailing ‘Equatorial Counter Current’ and part of the ‘Peru’ or ‘Humboldt Current’ (most of which begins to veer west at the equator joining the South Equatorial Current now completes its westward migration at these latitudes) influence the tremendous growth of oceanic habitat and marine sea life so important for Panama Wahoo sportfishing trips and Tuna deep sea fishing charter as well as Big Grouper, Blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, dolphin, yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, amberjack, roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel and a variety of snapper species including the great cubera snapper.
Typically major world currents moving toward a landmass converge and sink carrying with them organisms and warm water. These major currents coupled with the contrasting depths provided by the islands and seamounts contribute to form immense upwellings and currents that produce boundless quantities of nutrients important to the growth of sea life that in turn are paramount conditions for Wahoo deep sea fishing trips and Tuna sport fishing charters. The tropical water temperatures in this Panama tuna fishing trip zone are warm and constant from year to year allowing uninterrupted growth and development of the tropical aquatic environment and the resulting sea life. This is the only tuna sportfishing charter area in the eastern Pacific Ocean to sustain these substantial living coral reefs and dependant organisms. A vast array of Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, offshore pelagic gamefish, reef fish and aquatic mammals exist here unparalleled elsewhere on earth, a Panama sport fishing guide paradise. Whales, Orcas, Porpoises, Sharks, Manta Rays, Snapper, Grouper, Roosterfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna, Amberjack, various Pacific Jack species, Trevalley, Pacific Barracuda, all billfish such as Sailfish, Black Marlin, Blue marlin, Striped Marlin, Swordfish plus plenty of Wahoo and all sorts of marine life thrive and flourish in astounding numbers. The entire area has been declared a Panamanian National Park allowing Tuna sportfishing charters and Wahoo sportfishing trips but no commercial fishing depredation, pollution or deforestation to develop. This means the area is one of the best in Panama for Tuna sport fishing charters and Wahoo deep sea fishing trips. The phrase ‘Tuna Coast’ was coined by famous sports-writer and world wandering ‘Roving Angler’ Tony Peña in one of his many international sportfishing articles. According to Tony’s December 1999 Saltwater Sportsman ‘Panama by Panga’ article the Panama Tuna Coast is the Azuero Peninsula coastal zone from the Punta Mala vicinity to Punta Naranjo- Islote Roncador area and offers the best Tuna deep sea fishing charter and Wahoo fly fishing in the Western Hemishere plus angling for Cubera Snapper, Big Grouper, Blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, dolphin, yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, amberjack, roosterfish, Sierra Mackereland other snapper of various types. The Tuna Coast has virtually no continental shelf; extreme depths of 600-1000 feet are encountered within a 3 miles from shore in some parts, a Tuna fishing guides dream come true. Because of its remote location and few natural harbors Panama Panga fishing charters are the easiest way to access the Tuna Coast for Tuna sport fishing charters and Wahoo deep sea fishing trips. Hence the art of Panama Panga fishing charters has evolved into a safe yet economical tuna sportfishing adventure that also can cater to a Tuna fly fishing trip. The 500-fathom drop is within 10 miles of shore all along the Tuna Coast involving quick short runs in Super Pangas to the Wahoo sport fishing trip and Tuna fishing charter grounds. The strong upwellings caused by the currents moving along this steep land mass push the thermocline very close to the surface forcing baitfish and predator alike within easy reach of Tuna fly fishing trips, pargo popping or just plug casting. A good Panama tuna fishing guide knows that the Tuna Coast is a major migration route for Yellowfin Tuna & Big Eye Tuna as well as almost all other blue water pelagic game fish pursued by Tuna sportfishing charters such as Swordfish & Marlin usually only found far from land. This translates into probably the most economically affordable big game Tuna deep sea fishing trips and Wahoo sport fishing charters from small boats (Panga Fishing) to be found anywhere in the western hemisphere! It is also a Tuna fly fishing trip paradise. Here all the known Billfish species Sailfish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Black Marlin, as well as Cubera Snapper and huge Grouper, Wahoo, Roosterfish, Yellowfin Tuna and Big Eye Tuna can be found on Panama tuna fishing trips in aggregations not normally encountered while on Tuna sportfishing charters elsewhere. Tony Peña once told me that it was better than Tuna charter fishing and Wahoo sportfishing trips in Baja California 30 years ago. Notwithstanding there are plenty of opportunities for catching Cubera Snapper, Big Grouper, Blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, dolphin, yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, amberjack, roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel and a host of other snappers such as Mullet snapper and Pacific red snapper.
As an added Panama tuna fishing guide bonus the Tuna Coast is fortuitously affected by its mountainous terrain which creates plentiful watershed areas producing scores of small rivers flowing to the ocean that afford Panama sportfishing opportunities of another sort other than tuna sport fishing charters and Wahoo fly fishing trips. These many rivers in turn create several substantial coastal estuary networks with marshes, swamps and mangrove jungles all along the Panama Tuna Coast. These extraordinary estuary systems are the foundation for all manner of marine life forming fantastic aggregation zones for innumerable baitfish species to breed and grow. Brackish water is one of the most essential elements for the growth and survival of many important marine species from shrimp to sharks in Central America. Various forage species such as mullet, shrimp, mollusks and a vast array of juvenile game fish mass in these estuary sectors in unbelievable numbers. These complex briny water networks at the mouths of the many rivers produce a diversity and profusion of fish species in asymmetrical stages of growth which attract an enormous range of hefty gamefish particularly Roosterfish, Snook and sometimes Tarpon. These productive areas are only accessible through Panga fishing charters. A good Panama sport fishing guide can show you great flats fishing, fly fishing or plug casting from Super Pangas or surf fishing from shore which will produce surprisingly plentiful catches of these grand fighting game fish. Panama sport fishing charters and fly fishing trips of this nature are a fun easy and an entertaining way to enjoy an adventurous Panama fishing vacation. Notwithstanding the fine flats fishing, fly fishing and surf fishing the principal Quarry for most anglers on Panama sportfishing charters in this area are the Tuna and Wahoo; pelagic game fish that interestingly share many identical habits and habitats.
Mackerel, Wahoo and Tuna are members of the ‘Scombridae’ family. Wahoo and Tuna are the pound for pound fastest pelagic game fish that swim and are of particular interest to tuna sportfishing charters and Wahoo sport fishing guides the world over. In the offshore oceanic kingdom of the rapid tireless swimmers both predator and prey employ the same weapons – speed and invisibility. The prevalent body shape is fusiform, which offers the least friction to the liquid element. Quick acceleration is often more necessary than a sustained maximum speed to prevail in the offshore pelagic environment. The body shape, tail configuration and internal structure of a fish dictate its speed capability in its highly resistant liquid ambience, which is 800 times greater than air. A veteran Panama tuna fishing guide will note that the fastest pelagic game fish are those with tapering bodies, crescent-shaped tails and a considerable amount of muscle. These fastest of pelagic game fish use a swimming style based on caudal propulsion and do not depend upon waves of flexure along the body that characterizes the swimming style of the majority of fishes. Tails differ in their morphology, which often reflects a distinctive internal structure. The Wahoo & Tuna’s crescent-shaped tail is used more like an airplane propeller than a swimming organ, and like an airplane without a propeller, they are incapable of the smallest movement if deprived of their tail. Wahoo & Tuna have the highest proportion of muscle mass among ecological groups of fish. Three quarters of their body weight consists of muscular segments or mytomes on either side of the vertebral column devoted to fast swimming, a significant difference when compared to non pelagic fish such as Goldfish, which only have muscle equal to two fifths of its total weight.
Capable of speeds exceeding 50 mph these missile shaped pelagic game fish convert the energy produced by their considerable muscle mass into rapid movement more efficiently than any other fish as a Panama tuna fishing trip will ultimately disclose. The Tuna & Wahoo’s exquisite swimming design and execution represents nature’s most hydro-dynamically perfect underwater speed contrivance. Since Tuna sport fishing charters, habitat, migrations, habits and tuna sport fishing guide methods were generally profiled in the Gulf of Panama section they will be described to a lesser degree than the Wahoo sport fishing charters and Wahoo fishing guide methods in this section, bearing in mind that much of what is true about Panama Wahoo fishing charters also applies to Tuna sport fishing charters .
The only member of the “Acanthocybium” genus (meaning toothy head) the Wahoo is a migratory pelagic species found around the world on wahoo fishing trips in tropical and subtropical oceanic waters. Little is known of their migratory habits other than like most pelagic apex predators the adults carry out regular seasonal migrations of considerable importance to Tuna charter fishing guides and Wahoo fly fishing trips. Wahoo and Tuna migrations are related to the search for food represented by small fishes in turn dependant on the distribution of plankton for their food. This often results in local migrations and aggregations such as are found along the Panama Tuna Coast. In fact many experienced Panama Tuna fishing guides will tell you that Wahoo and small Tuna normally found near coasts do not go far when they disappear; they disperse into deeper offshore waters carrying out daily vertical migrations along the water column usually related to feeding and are still convenient to tuna Panga fishing charters along the Panama Tuna Coast. An experienced Panama wahoo fishing guide will note that Wahoo are similar in appearance to the largest mackerels; Wahoo have a long slender spindle-shaped body. The head is relatively long with numerous strong laterally flattened sharp teeth. The body is tubular, usually blue-grayish silver and marked with several narrow vertical electric blue neon bands that fade after death. The Wahoo’s most obvious visible differences from the Mackerel species are its crescent-shaped caudal fins and the absence of gill rakers. Commercially caught Wahoo from both the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean coasts of Panama have been known to reach 200 lbs. and over 7 feet in length. Limited contemporary studies indicate that Wahoo normally live 12 to 15 years of age. A Panama wahoo fishing guide will explain that there are no visible external differences between male and female Wahoo but the female grows faster and attains a larger size. Both sexes reach sexual maturity in their first year with males weighing 6 to 8 lbs. and females weighing as much as 12 to 15 lbs. They display rapid growth in the early years of life and depending on food availability the females are capable of attaining 40 lbs. within 26 months of age at which time they become prime targets for a wahoo fishing guide on a wahoo fishing charter. Typical of most pelagic predator fish the Wahoo are ‘batch’ or serial spawners releasing thousands of ripe eggs into the water during a series of spawning episodes that probably transpire year around in warm tropical waters when feeding conditions are optimal. The floating eggs are immediately fertilized by several male Wahoo that are drawn to the site by the chemical scent of the females’ spawning activity. Within 18 hours of egg fertilization the larval Wahoo hatches drifting with the current, feeding on planktonic organisms and they rapidly develop into aggressively carnivorous juvenile Wahoo. Larval and juvenile Wahoo singularly tend to inhabit depths of 100 to 400 feet indicating that their early development is somehow enhanced through a number of factors at these depths. Panama Wahoo sportfishing trips reveal that adult Wahoo prefer surface temperatures of 70 to 82 degrees and Panama wahoo fishing guide disclose that like the larger Tuna species such as Yellowfin Tuna and Big Eye Tuna, wahoo spend most of their time near the thermocline, usually feeding in the strata between the thermocline and the surface, frequently within the top 100 feet and on the surface when prey are present. Far offshore in mid ocean regions a sportfishing guide will most often find large Wahoo alone or in pairs. A Panama Wahoo fishing charter many times finds them close to offshore islands, seamounts and offshore banks. In Panama Wahoo congregate in packs often forming large feeding and spawning aggregations affording the perfect Wahoo fly fishing scenario. In these Panama Wahoo sportfishing charter zones Wahoo are mainly attracted to shoals of smaller gregarious fish, characteristically cruising underneath at depths of 60 to 300 feet. A Panama wahoo fishing guide will note that Wahoo have plenty of extremely sharp teeth that are used to tear chunks out of larger prey and to chop smaller prey in half. A Panama Wahoo fishing trip will illustrate that Tuna and Wahoo aggregations are extremely competitive and aggressive. Because of their open water life style, small stomachs, high metabolic rate and large muscle mass they are forced into a life of action, their need for fuel is continuous resulting in their great voracity that is appreciably admired by clients on a Panama Wahoo fishing charter.
A wahoo fishing charter on the Tuna Coast is typically witness to packs of Wahoo & Tuna attacking from below slashing through schools of hapless bait fish, the Wahoo chopping them into pieces and both Tuna & Wahoo circling underneath to recover the ensuing bits and chunks suspended in the current. A Wahoo fishing guide recognizes that both species are sight oriented open water predators; their large eyes uniquely adapted to providing incredible optical power in bright or dim light especially when moving fast, which is why fast trolling is essential on Tuna fishing charters. Having aptly solved problems of speed in a liquid environment the Wahoo & Tuna have also evolved striking solutions to quick maneuverability, high-speed trajectory and accurate plotting when attacking prey or lures on a wahoo fishing charter. They possess a highly developed lateral line that serves as radar, detecting the slightest movements from a distance of more than 500 yards. Hence Panama fishing high speed trolling on Tuna charters and Wahoo fishing charters is further enhanced by utilizing lures that vibrate or wobble. The lateral line functioning as a hydrodynamic receiver augmented by acute hearing and olfactory senses initiate the Tuna and especially the Wahoo’s high speed stalking of its prey. Thus before the Wahoo actually sees its intended victim or the lure in the case of Wahoo sportfishing trips it is streaking along at an accelerated pace, rising out of nowhere like a ghost to rapidly launch a deadly attack. The Wahoo’s unsettlingly quick silent attack serves to emphasize the unexpectedly astonishing speed with which it moves, creating an eerie atmosphere surrounding Wahoo fishing charters that has earned it the ominous nickname of “The Assassin” and “The Tiger of the Sea” among Wahoo sportfishing guides. Most victims, unwary anglers trolling lures on Tuna fishing charters or baitfish schooling near the surface, never know what hit them. Loose feeding and spawning aggregations of up to several hundred competitively aggressive Wahoo are typically seen to occur on wahoo fishing trips at various locations on both sides of the Isthmus of Panama. In certain Panama wahoo fishing trip areas such as ‘Wahoo Alley’ near Coiba, particular spots along the Azuero Peninsula’s Tuna Coast, around many of the Perlas Islands, off Escudo de Veraguas Island and the Volcan Reef vicinities of the Atlantic side vast schools of Wahoo & Tuna are known by many a wahoo fishing guide to occur seasonally for extended periods and within reasonable reach of Tuna fishing charters. This affords wonderful Panama wahoo fishing trips not routinely encountered elsewhere by most tuna fishing guides. Notice that in many of these same areas there are ample occasions for Cubera Snapper, Big Grouper, Blue marlin, black marlin, sailfish, dolphin, yellowfin tuna, big eye tuna, amberjack, roosterfish, Sierra Mackerel and lots of other coastal tropical game fish.
The other popular name for Wahoo is “Ono” which is Hawaiian for “good to eat”. Supposedly when Hawaii was first mapped by European explorers (more interested in fast women, intoxicating drink and gold than fast fish) the island of “Oahu” was many times spelled “Wahoo” and since Wahoo are sometimes encountered around the island of Oahu on tuna fishing trips it is thought by some (mostly Hawaiians) that the name originated there. Another popular theory heard on Panama Wahoo fishing trips and tuna charters contends that the name “Wahoo” originated in Panama where they are far more abundant. The word “Ah” is Panamanian slang for “what” or “what happened” and “ooh” is the Panamanian word used to express satisfaction as in “oh yeah”. Typically the Wahoo strike on a Wahoo fishing charter is so fast and furious that the bewildered angler watching his line evaporate from the reel would cry “Ah” in desperation. This cry was quickly followed by the word “Ooh” when the angler regained his senses and settled down to fight the fish. After a time when proud Panamanian sportfishermen displayed large Wahoo caught on wahoo fishing trips they would receive knowing looks from other veteran Panama fishing anglers and the words “Ah” and “ooh” would be exchanged. Thus the Acanthocybium Solandri species was first named “Ah – Ooh” or “Wahoo” here in Panama. Whichever the case the Wahoo name aptly describes this fish’s highly developed ‘game’ qualities or ‘prey drive’. The Wahoo’s nervous system is keenly devoted to sensing any disturbance or racket occurring within its sphere of influence. On Wahoo fishing trips it is curiously quick to investigate swift erratic movements and becomes visibly agitated, its body lighting up with electric blue neon colors as it homes in on the soon to be devoured quarry. The Wahoo unerringly gets whatever it is after. Results from extensive Tuna Charters and Wahoo fishing trips indicate that they will readily attack all colors and sorts of trolled lures with great gusto. They are especially enamored to deep running wobbling or vibrating lures of the attractor type pulled at varying high speeds (10 to 18 mph). Other good angling choices on tuna fishing trips and wahoo charters are long slender colorful straight running lures such as the ‘Panama Bone’, Island Lures and various Wahoo Bombs dressed with a small chrome spoon or a shoelace.
The strike of a large Wahoo on appropriate tackle can solely be compared to the initial boundless highballing run of a large Tuna or Marlin only “more faster”. Copious quantities of well-packed line seemingly vanish from the screaming reel at an alarming rate, which causes great concern and general panic among the excited anglers onboard a Tuna fishing charter especially when Panama Panga fishing. The trick is to keep a cool head and the boat moving forward, retrieving the other trolled lines as quickly as possible because Wahoo on Panama fishing tuna charters run in packs and the hooked one will routinely change directions abruptly, several times, confounding all attempts by the now hyperventilating angler to bring it under control. Two or three big Wahoo at a time is beyond the capability of all but the most practiced Tuna fishing guides and Tuna charter crews. Skillful angling, sharp hooks and practiced boat handling are key attributes to landing a big Wahoo when on Panga fishing charters. The hook has to puncture the bony mouth, the line must stay tight and the pressure on. If the Wahoo leaps, dives or changes direction the boat must be maneuvered to allow the angler an advantage. Many times the first long sizzling run away from the boat will immediately be followed by a run of equal fury towards the boat. The baffled sportsman temporarily believes he has lost the fish as the line goes limp. Adrenaline surges through the angler’s already overwrought nervous system as he observes the rocketing Wahoo canon-ball through the surface and merrily skip across the water at an ultrasonic speed with the lure dangling from its mouth dragging a belly of slack line behind. Tuna fishing guide and angler are thus afforded unique opportunities to display and perfect maneuverability talents, communication skills and Panama sportfishing genius. In Panama Wahoo fishing charters frequently encounter packs if not herds of these fast pelagic game fish which is the Panama sport fishing guide secret to catching them on fly fishing trips. Another angler on board should be ready to cast a lure or fly at the appropriate time during the ensuing action on the Panama sportfishing charter. If the lure or fly is cast out and allowed to sink then retrieved in rapid erratic bursts another Wahoo is usually hooked resulting in a double hook-up causing more stress, excitement and calamity ensuring maximum development of angler technique and artistry while on a Panama sportfishing charter.
The famous angler Stu Apte set the first fly fishing world records for Wahoo in Panama over 25 years ago. Since then Panama has been known as one of the best places in the world for wahoo charters or tuna fishing charters. Many countries such as Hawaii, Bermuda and the Bahamas have developed an angling tourism industry originally based on Wahoo fishing charters. Wahoo and Tuna are still here in great numbers for a Panama sport fishing charter but the destination has only recently been rediscovered. Wahoo & Tuna steaks are a connoisseur grade gourmet delicacy when the fish is iced while still alive and served fresh, within one or two days. The flesh loses much of its delicate savory flavor after three days on ice or if frozen. Catch and release is recommended by most Wahoo charter skippers and tuna fishing guides unless immediate consumption is planned.
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