PANAMA BOCA CHICA

When you fish the Boca Chica area you must make a tough decision: What to fish for? The inshore fishing for roosterfish, cubera snapper, jacks and the many other challenging species is year round but during the winter months of January and February there are also great off shore possibilities for marlin and sailfish. On top of that, there are more dorados around than at any other time of the year. If you visit later in season, between April and July, the area is famous for it’s tuna fishery. The tuna fishing is peaking in May-June when huge schools of yellowfin tunas, ranging from manageable 50 pounders to rod (and man!) breaking 300 pounders, turn on during hectic feeding frenzies. The surface action can be unlike anything else you will ever encounter and depending on how the fish are feeding they can be caught on poppers, stickbaits, jigs or live bait.

With so many opportunities it’s a good thing that we fish long days – from 6.30 to 17.30 so we at least think that we can get it all done. Of course, we never quite will.