word "Panama" means "an abundance of fish". Pinas
Bay truly lives up to this meaning. In the waters around the Lodge, you
can catch dolphin, rainbow runner, snapper, tuna, grouper, amberjack,
roosterfish, and mackerel. In the last few years,
"Pacific" tarpon (which made the trip through the canal) have
been caught in the (50) to (100) pound range. Black, blue, and striped
marlin, as well as sailfish, are normally "right outside our front
door", making this a truly
prime black marlin season runs from mid-December through April.
Then the Pacific sailfish move in during April through July. The
striped marlin season is considered mid-March through May. All
species of billfish and non-billfish can be caught year-round in
the pristine waters off Pinas Bay.
|THERE HAVE BEEN MORE
I.G.F.A. WORLD RECORDS BROKEN IN PINAS BAY THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE
WORLD -- over 170 to date! Tropic Star Lodge holds over forty
world records at the present time! The majority of these records
are for black, blue, or striped marlin and Pacific sailfish. Most
of the records at the Lodge were taken on light and ultra light
line -- which is what Pinas Bay is recognized for throughout the
World! Also, recently we
have recorded over 23 Junior Angler World Records!