Panama's Ring of Fire

The Gulf of Chiriqui offers up a world-class fishery.

black marlin
black marlin
Panama offers shots at four different billfish species, but the black marlin is the most prized of them all. There's nothing quite like having a black appear in your spread. Photo by Dave FerrellDave Ferrell
Panama sunset
Panama sunset
In addition to great fishing, Panama provides breathtaking scenery along its Pacific coast, with lots of jumping off spots within easy reach of the fish. Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
black marlin panama
black marlin panama
Many of the lodges use outboard boats because runs to the fishing grounds can be long, and outboards get the guests there. Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
black marlin fishing
black marlin fishing
While black marlin may top the wish list for most anglers, the Pacific blue marlin also provides outstanding action and is found in respectable numbers in Panama. Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
tuna fishing panama
tuna fishing panama
At certain times of the year, the tuna bite can be off the hook, providing a complement to billfish action as well as a fresh sushi dinner. Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
cubera snapper panama fishing
cubera snapper panama fishing
Bonus species: a cubera snapper Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
snook fishing panama
snook fishing panama
Bonus species: snook Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
bluefin trevally panama fishing
bluefin trevally panama fishing
Bonus species: African pompano Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
dorado panama fishing
dorado panama fishing
Bonus species: Dorado Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
roosterfish panama fishing
roosterfish panama fishing
Bonus species: roosterfish Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
african pompano panama fishing
african pompano panama fishing
Bonus species: Bluefin trevally Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
Panama mothership charter
Panama mothership charter
Typical example of a mothership fishing charter in Panama Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena
panama sunrise
panama sunrise
Panama's true ring of fire Photo by Tony PenaTony Pena