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Brief description:
World-class fishing package on the Panama Canal & Lake Gatun, with opportunity to catch dozens of Peacock Bass, as well as troll for snook and tarpon.

Time:
Pickup at your hotel:  6:30am
Drop-off at hotel:
1:00pm (varies)

Boat & Equipment
Hurricanes Fundeck 201, 226 REF and center counsel open fishermen, fishing rods, lures, live bait, everything needed to fish. Lures:poppers, torpedos, spinner bait and trolling lures, rapalas and yozuri.

What is included:
• Roundtrip 35 mile transport Panama City to Gamboa.
• Expert fishing guide.
• Hurricane Fundeck Boats, fully equipped & fueled.
• All fishing equipment
• Included:Picnic lunch and cold drinks, beverages, snacks and ice chest of beers.

What to bring:
• Sunscreen (boat is shaded but still a good idea).
• Warm weather clothing and hat.

Price:
$495.00 plus 7% country tax.
Extra person 65.00, Kids until 8 years are free.


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1 Person Tour
Price: 350.00 + 7% Tax included

Afternoon Tours
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Price: 400.00 + 7% tax inlcuded

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Possible Add-ons:
Let us know of your interest and we will quote these seperately:
• 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).

Contact info:
Book online (click here)

Or telephone us at:
507 315-1905 or
507 6678 2653
(Panama).

Call us on Skype :
PanamaCanalFishing

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Tarpon

TARPON are considered one of the great saltwater game fishes, not only because of the size they can reach and their accessible haunts, but because of their fighting spirit when hooked; they are very strong, making spectacular leaps into the air. The flesh is undesirable and bony. In Florida and Alabama, a special permit is required to kill and keep a tarpon, so most tarpon fishing there is catch and release.

Although a variety of methods are used to fish for tarpons (bait, lure and fly on spinning, conventional or fly rod), the method that has garnered the most acclaim is flats fishing with a fly rod. It is a sport akin to hunting, combining the best elements of hunting with fishing. A normal tarpon fly rod outfit uses 10-12 weight rods and reels, spooled with appropriate line and using a class leader tippet of 12–20 pounds (5.4–9.1 kg); truly light tackle fishing where the fish may weigh 10 times or more than the breaking strength of the leader. Typically an angler stations himself on the bow of a shallow water boat known as a 'flats skiff' and with the aid of a guide searches for incoming tarpon on the flats (inshore areas of the ocean that are very shallow, typically no more than 3–4 feet (0.91–1.2 m) deep).(wikipedia)

HABITAT: The Megalops atlanticus is found on the western Atlantic coast from Virginia to Brazil, throughout the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, throughout the Caribbean. It is also found along the eastern Atlantic coast from Senegal to Angola.[2] Megalops cyprinoides is found along the eastern African coast, throughout southeast Asia, Japan, Tahiti, and Australia. Both species are found in both salt and freshwater habitats usually ascending rivers to access freshwater marshes.[3] They are able to survive in brackish water, waters of varying pH, as well as habitats with low dissolved O2 content due to their swim bladders which they use primarily to breathe with.The habitat of the Megalops varies greatly with the developmental stage they are in

DESCRIPTION: They have dorsal and anal soft rays and have a bluish or greenish back. They possess distinctive lateral lines and have shiny silvery scales that cover most of the organism except for the head. They possess large eyes with adipose eyelids and a broad mouth with a prominent lower jaw that juts out farther than the rest of the face.

SIZE:Megalops grow to about 5–8 ft. long and weigh 80-280 lbs.

OTHER NAMES: Sabalo