Fish Species

Panama’s Pacific coast has an abundance of species of fish, and the Gulf of Chiriqui is seen by many as world class fishing grounds. Here are some species that can be caught on our charters.

DORADO

The vibrant greens, yellows and blues found on the Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) make it one of the most recognizable fish in the ocean. In their natural underwater state dorado are bright yellow, but parts of their bodies can glow a neon blue.


WAHOO

Wahoo are identifiable by their blue-green upper body which shifts into silver towards their belly. They also have blue vertical striping along their sides. These predators are torpedo-shaped and have razor sharp teeth.


CUBERA SNAPPER

Cubera Snappers are generally grayish-red to dark brown. The mouth has thick lips and both jaws contain canine teeth with one pair of canines large enough to be visible even when the mouth is closed.


BLACK MARLIN

Black Marlin are viewed by many anglers as the holy grail of sport fishing, and described by some as the experience of a lifetime. Fishing for Black Marlin Fishing in Panama is some of the best in the world.


ROOSTERFISH

Roosterfish are available all year around and especially abundant near Isla Pardia and Isla Secas, but can be found almost anywhere in the Gulf of Chiriqui. These fish offer the angler a lot of excitement.


YELLOWFIN TUNA

Fishing for Yellowfin tuna in Panama is some of the best in the world.  Panama is known as the “Tuna coast” because beginning in February massive schools of Yellowfin tuna start migrating through the Gulf.