Fishing the Panama Canal truly is an experience of a lifetime. At Panama Canal Fishing, our objective is to make your fishing experience in the Canal an exhilarating and educational one while catching fish. Our staff of captains and English speaking fishing guides are eager to share their local experience and come well equipped to provide clients with a world class Canal fishing adventure - custom fit and multi-day trips for all experience levels.
Fish in total comfort from our fully equipped Hurricane Fun Decks 201, 226 REF and center console open fisherman fishing boats. From beginners to professionals, we have identified dozens of areas throughout the canal to fit any expectations. Want a relaxing session? We've handpicked places for you. Want a challenging day? We certainly have you covered - so bring your best!
Besides fishing the canal, we also offer a broad range of fishing destinations. One of the more requested destinations is the Bayano River in Eastern Panama where Tarpon (catch and release) and Snook are the primary targets. The Bayano River is a tidal-influenced river therefore tidal timing is crucial for a good outcome.
Another highly requested fishing trip is a one day deep sea fishing trip (Pacific Ocean). Yellow Fin Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, Amber Jack, and Rooster Fish are the likeliest catch during these trips. We have a large array of boats to choose from depending on the size of your party. No matter if you are a party of one or more avid fishermen or even if you´re on your Bachelor’s or Bachelorette’s party, we are fully equipped to handle all requests.
It is our pleasure to make your trip to Panama a well-rounded success. We look forward to fish with you!
Rich & Gaby Cahill
Pickup at your hotel: 6:30am; Drop-off at hotel: 1:00pm (varies). A full 10 hour trip can be arranged.
What to bring
Sunscreen (boat is shaded but still a good idea).
Warm weather clothing and hat.
What is included
Roundtrip 35 mile transport Panama City to Gamboa.
Experienced, English speaking fishing guide.
Hurricane Fun Deck Boats, fully equipped with spin rods, bait casters, lures, live bait, and fly fishing equipment on request.
Included: Picnic lunch, cold drinks, beverages, snacks and ice chest of beers.
Boat & Equipment
Hurricanes Fun Deck 201, 226 REF and center counsel open fishermen, fishing rods, lures, live bait, everything needed to fish. Lures: poppers, torpedoes, crank baits, walking baits (spooks) and trolling lures; rapalas, yozuri and special DOA trolling bait buster lures.
Let us know of your interests and we will quote these separately:
Monkey Island tour.
Visit to Panama Canal island & shore lunch.
Visit to Panama Canal visitors center.
Dinner in town with the catch of the day.
Extended fishing hours (A popular addition, some clients like to reel in the Peacock Bass in the morning, saving the afternoon for some serious snook and tarpon trolling).
Whatever your interest in Panama, from Jungle treks to fun under the sun and indigenous cultures, we have you covered!