Isla Parida & Isla Montuosa, Panama fishing lodge, saltwater fishing charter, fishing trips for sailfish, tuna, marlin, dorado, wahoo
Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, Isla Montuosa, Panama
Come fish and relax in the beauty of Panama
Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge is a private island sport fishing lodge situated in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriquí, near the Costa Rican border and approximately 12-miles off the northwest Pacific coast of Panama. Our lodge on *Isla Parida *offers anglers easy access to uncrowded and unspoiled world-class fishing in a wide variety of venues. Our picturesque island setting located within Panama's *Chiriquí National Marine Park* with breathtaking views of tropical blue seas, 3 white sand beaches and swaying palm trees. Best of all, our well-equipped lodge lies closest in proximity to what is arguably the best blue water fishery in the world. The highly-regarded *Hannibal Bank & Coiba Island*, as well as some lesser known but equally as impressive locales of *Isla Montuosa, Islas Secas & Isla Ladrones *are all within a short reach and easily accessed.
The Gulf of Chiriqui's diverse fishery is so remarkable because of it's unique bathymetry dominated by undersea structure and currents. These banks and pinnacles, like our fishing grounds at the famed *Hannibal Bank* and near *Isla Montuosa*, are fed by the nutrient rich waters of the Humboldt Current. This strong underwater current flows north,along the west side of South America, up into the Gulf of Chiriqui and drives in cold, nutrient-rich water from the ocean floor and brings it to the surface. These nutrients support abundant microscopic life, which in turn supports a chain of ever-larger baitfish which bring the larger predatory Pelagics here to hunt. It is not rare to come across huge schools of boiling Yellowfin Tuna or see Black Marlin exploding on the surface chasing bait offshore here.
Our "season" typically runs from November through August. These month's typically have the calmest seas and is when the majority of bait is moving through the beautiful saltwater of the Gulf of Chiriqui. The Black Marlin, although caught hereyear-round, concentrate in larger numbers following the bait as their foodsource starting in November. Pacific sailfish that top the 100-pound mark move in to join the feeding frenzy starting in January. Shortly there after the large schools of Yellowfin Tuna move in and invade the Gulf of Chiriqui. Also year round residents, the peak YFT bite occurs February through August but peaks in May/June/July. 50 to 80-pound Tunas are the norm while 100 to 200-pound plus cows are common. Dolphin or known as Dorado are encountered any day of the year as well. The biggest bulls are often encountered December through February while trolling larger offerings for billfish or near floating debris.
Inshore species include Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Blue/Black Trevally and Amberjack. Inshore fishing isn't as seasonal like the offshore scene and is very good during the "rainyseason". Year round the Roosters and Cuberas are caught only a stone's throw from our lodge.
Casting poppers and slow trolling live Blue Runners/Goggle Eyes are the preferred method we use here for the inshore action.
Our Fishing Methods Include:
- Jigging and Popping (Butterfly Jigs, Poppers, Casting Irons)
- Live Bait Kite Fishing (Goggle Eyes, Blue Runners)
- Slow Trolling Live Bait (Bridling Bonito, Blue Runners, Small YFT)
- Drifting Live/Dead Bait
- Trolling Plastic Lures
|Premium Sport Fishing Package||2 Days & 3 Nights||3 Days & 4 Nights||4 Days & 5 Nights||5 Days & 6 Nights|
- Pick up/Drop off at David Airport in our Private Van
- Boat Transfer to/from Isla Parida
|VIP Sport Fishing Package||2 Days & 5 Nights||3 Days & 6 Nights||4 Days & 7 Nights||5 Days & 8 Nights|
Includes everything in the Premium Package plus:
- 2 Nights in Panama City at the brand new Megopolis Hard Rock Hotel
- Round trip Air Panama Jet service to/from David
- VIP Greeting and Assistance at Tocumen Aiport by our English speaking escorts
- All VIP Minibus transfers in Panama City by our English speaking driver
|Professional Offshore/Inshore Sportsfishing Day Charters Leaving Boca Chica/ David|
|"T.O.P. Cat" Up to 5 Anglers||$1,650|
|"Scandalous" Up to 3 Anglers||$1,450|
All Day Charters include:
- Professional English speaking Captain & Mate
- All "top of the line" Tackle and Gear
- Full lunch (sandwiches, fresh fruit, chips)
- Sodas and bottled water
- Cold beer!
We will also filet and bag your day's catch free of charge!
The proximity to the excellent Panama fishing grounds and the remoteness of our tropical island paradise is what makes us so unique. We are located inside Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park and part of the Paridas Archipielago, a scattering of over 25 nationally protected t
ropical islands, 19 coral reefs, and abundant wildlife that is 12 miles off the Pacific coast. A thirty minute boat ride from Boca Chica brings you to the largest island in the chain Isla Paridas. Beautiful white sand and palm tree lined beaches await your exploration as the lodge overlooks the Pacific Ocean teeming with turtles, schools of baitfish, and migrating whales. Snorkeling, beach combing, bird watching, ocean kayaking, or just hanging out at the lodge also provide endless days of activities for those not fishing.
After returning from your day on the water... relax in your air conditioned jungle cabana overlooking a magnificent volcanic rock beach with beautiful blue-green water that teems with life. Enjoy a cold drink surrounded by lush rain forest canopies and exotic species of flora and fauna. Our comfortable accommodations, exquisite cuisine, personalized service, and relaxed atmosphere will set you at ease. We host one group at a time so you and your group will have our entire island lodge all to yourselves! If you're looking for a world-class sport fishing vacation on a remote tropical island oasis, you've found the right place!
Come visit us at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge for fishing trips and more! Contact us today!