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    SE FS Forum Family back from PANAMA trip...Vela, Dorado, Pargo PICS !!!

    "Team Ball" (dad and 2 sons) went to Panama to fish. Brief story and pics. We flew MIA to Panama City (3 hrs), bus transfer to regional airport and then another 1 hr flight to David, then 2 hr bus ride (1/2 paved) to the Burica pennisula. We stayed at Hooked on Panama lodge in Limones. We fished 4 straight days. 35' custom boat with Capt "Ollie" and Mate Carlito. Great team, service, food, rooms, travelers, and most of all, fishing! We mostly trolled topwater lures and fresh ballyhoo. We caught a few small YFTs on YoZuri poopers on light tackle (could not get the fatties to bite). Big sails (Vela) and dolphin (Dorado). We also caught a few HUGE cuberra snappers (Pargo) using live 2-4 lb bonitos. Saw a marlin but no takers and we did not try for rooster fish (too rough by the rocks). Send me a message of anyone wants for info. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!

    Also, a couple of "choppy" videos of sails by the boat here:



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    Excellent!
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    Looks like a great trip! Love those Snappers!
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    what's with the turtle?? Did you eat it?

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    funny you should ask, the mate grabbed it out of a floating car bumper, thought is was dead (they put the shells in ant piles for a few months), this one was quite alive, hawksbill, snapped a few pics and then released unharmed
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    sweet trip adam

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    Looks like an awesome trip. Congrats! I am heading to Panama in april in search of big YFT. We are staying at Islas Secas Resort. Can't wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysOnTop View Post
    Looks like an awesome trip. Congrats! I am heading to Panama in april in search of big YFT. We are staying at Islas Secas Resort. Can't wait.
    We saw the Islas Secas guys out 2 of the 4 days as well. Nice set up, looked like a big SeeVee all decked out. All the captains talk to each other and really help each others charter out. Ask your captain to call for Capt Ollie on the "Baru". On Tuesday, they got a 100-150 lb YFT we heard on the chatter. Good luck and have fun!

    P.S. Try and save an hour or 2 on the way back to the airport and take a quick tour of the Panama Canal at the Miraflores locks...pretty awesome site!
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    Great trip! Family time is best time regardless of the catch....but catching makes it even better. Thanks for post, pix and info.

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    beautiful fish and awesome trip!

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