An angler’s paradise: one of the world’s premier fishing destinations and the #1 rated fishing lodge in Central America. Welcome to the Panama Big Game Fishing Club, located in western Panama near world renowned fishing hot spots like Coiba Island, Isla Montousa, and the famous Hannibal Bank. Enjoy a first class fishing operation, luxurious all inclusive accommodations, and one of the hottest fishing bites you are likely to experience.
Fly into Panama City, Panama where you will be met inside, taken to the VIP Lounge while we get you through customs and immigration, and then to your waiting private van. From there you’ll head straight to the Albrook Airport so you can board a short domestic Air Panama flight to the Chiriqui region in western Panama. Upon arrival in David you will be met by the Panama Big Game Fishing Club and taken one hour to their boutique luxury resort located on Isla Boca Brava. Rated the #1 fishing lodge in Central America by Blue Water Magazine, Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, and Guy Harvey Magazine this is hardly your typical fishing lodge. Four luxury cabanas feature private baths with hot water showers, air conditioning, wifi, 55” smart TVs, blue ray players, and a pre-stocked mini bar included in with your stay. The PBGFC also features a refreshing infinity edge pool with swim up bar, heated Jacuzzi, spa services, and a clubhouse featuring full bar and a great restaurant. The service is second-to-none as truly every meal and drink is included, before you even arrive you’ll be asked to customize your mini bar in the room, and meals are served whenever you like wherever you like. As the saying goes here, “If you didn’t get what you wanted it’s because you didn’t ask for it!”
Let’s go fishing! Fishing days start early at the PBGFC, boats typically leave at 6 AM and return at 5 PM. You’ll head out to one of the more than 200 islands off Panama’s Pacific Coast and drop sabiki rigs in hopes finding live bait in the form of fresh bonito or rainbow runner. Once the tuna tubes are full head out to the world famous Hannibal Banks, one of the world’s most fertile fishing grounds for giant black marlin, blue marlin, and huge yellow-fin tuna. Bump troll your live bait until the 80W Penn Reels start screaming and the dance with the lady in the blue (or black) dress begins!
Let’s go fishing! Head back out to the Hannibal Bank and land that trophy marlin if it escaped you yesterday. If you see dive-bombing birds and yellow-fin tuna boiling at the surface be sure you beat your buddy to the popping station on the bow for an incredible experience site-casting to voracious yellow-fin tuna. Every boat at the PBGFC comes fully equipped with outriggers, downriggers, air-conditioning, heavy duty bean bags for comfort during the runs, and custom built popping stations on the bow. Few things will outdo the experience of throwing poppers into a frenzied school of yellow-fin tuna on a Shimano Stella reel.
Let’s go fishing! Go back off-shore for one more day of incredible sport fishing in Panama. If you are tired of fighting big marlin and yellow-fin tuna you can always head over to Isla Montousa, or ‘Monster Island’ in English, for some in-shore and bottom fishing. Located just 10 miles from the Hannibal Bank, we are guessing it won’t take long for you to figure out how it earned that nickname. Giant cubera snapper, mangrove snapper, mutton snapper, various species of grouper, jack crevalle, amberjacks, and roosterfish can all be taken here year round. It seems none of the fish caught here are small - just ask legendary captain Chumbo about the time he inadvertently hooked a 500 lb bull shark that took his live bait!
Late in the morning the PBGFC will take you back to David for a one hour flight back to Panama City. Upon arrival at the Albrook Airport you will be met and taken to your hotel in downtown Panama City, the brand new Waldorf Astoria. Spend your last night relaxing in luxury and resting your beat-up body at the most luxurious hotel in the capital city.
We will pick you up early in the morning and transfer you to the PTY Airport for your international flight home.
Panama is growing in popularity and more high end hotels are being built every year. Whether it’s five star luxury in Panama City, an eco-lodge, a beachfront resort, a secluded boutique hotel, or one of our world renowned fishing resorts Panama offers it all. Below are suggestions for this sample package, but if you don’t see what you are looking for keep in mind we will customize your itinerary until it is perfect.