M/V Coral Star of Panama-Charter for December 15-20, 2007

2007-12-28 12:05:36
Panama Pacific, - Saltwater Fishing Report
Coiba National Park/Hannibal Bank

Our first guest arrived in David on the 8th and started his adventure doing day trips from our landing in Pedregal. Robert Stevens, an adventurous lad from Merry Old England. A right proper chap he is, if I do say so myself. He is of course a bit crackers, I mean anyone that made a career of running INTO burning buildings would have to be bit off. But he is a bloke you would not mind bending an elbow with any time. While his first week was a bit different than normal Bob did land 8 Roosterfish between 30 and 60 pounds and an equal number of small Dorado ranging from 12 to 20 pounds.

On the 15th, Bob was joined by Jeff Stone, Alan Hermer and Gary Geisler for the first half day of fishing for the week. Sorry to say all got blanked this first half day of fishing.

Sunday the 16th and the first full day of fishing for the season started with light overcast and slightly choppy seas, with 7 to 10 kts of wind, water was blue and clear. It was not a great day of fishing, but Bob did land a 400 pound Black Marlin and caught and quickly released a 60 pound Shark. Gary hooked up two 15 pound Blue Jacks on poppers. On Star II with Captain Chaka Jeff boated three 8 pound Dorado, while Alan also landed a couple of 8 pound Dorado and a 30 pound Mullet Snapper.

Monday 17th got off to a great start with clear skies, blue water, and no wind, in short, a beautiful morning. The day did turn out to be a glorious day weather wise, but a Ho-Hum day for fish. Out with Captain Tito on Star VII, Gary boated 2 Wahoo at 20 and 30 pounds and Dorado at 25, 20 and 20 pounds. Bob pulled in a 20 pound Wahoo, Dorado at 20, 15, 15, pounds and one small Tuna at 12 pounds. Jeff did report Marlin coming up into their spreads, but no hook-ups.

Tuesday the 18th, a bit of a breeze with winds of 10 to 20 kts with some squalls in the area creating some choppy seas. The water started out blue and clear, but turned green about mid day. Out on Star II with Capt. Chaka, Allen landed a 120 pound Sailfish and a 30 pound Dorado. Jeff boated two more Dorado at 30 pounds each. On Star VII with Capt. Tito, Gary pulled in 2 Wahoo at 20 and 30 pounds along with 3 Dorado at 15, 20 and 20 pounds. Bob hauled in 1 Wahoo at 20 pounds, 2 Dorado at 20 & 15 pounds, 1 Snapper at 15 pounds and a small 12 pound Yellow Fin Tuna.

Wednesday the 19th light winds, overcast with squalls in the area. But the water was blue and clear. The boys decided to head for the Isla Secas today, so I moved Coral Star to Secas. But it was not a very productive day. Jeff on Star II with Capt. Chaka boated a 45 pound Roosterfish. On Star VII with Capt. Tito, Gary hauled in Roosterfish at 70 and 30 pounds, and 2 Cubera Snapper at 20 pounds each. On Coral Star with Capt. Ted, Basil Johnson pulled in a 45 pound Dorado.

Thursday the 20th started off as a good day with light winds and blue water and got better for Jeff and Allen with some fast and furious action with Capt. Chaka on Star II. Jeff boated 1 Wahoo at 35 pounds and 4 Dorado at 25 pounds each. Allen matched Jeff with 1 Wahoo at 35 pounds and 3 Dorado at 28-30 pounds each. On Star VII with Capt. Tito, Bob landed 1 Wahoo at 35 pounds. All and all not a bad half day of fishing.

While the trip did not come up to Coral Stars normal trip of fishing. As a total group of 4, the boys landed 57 fish with a combined weight of 2,001.0 pounds.

Fish Species: Black/Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Cubera, Roosterfish and more!
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About The Author: Tracy Weaver

Company: M/V Coral Star

Area Reporting: Panama

Bio: Unbelievable Deep Sea Fishing! In the Gulf of Chiriqui and the Hannibal Bank, we have combined the world's best marlin fishing spots, the best guides, with the best equipment, tackle, and boats. The fishing grounds lie 35 miles off the western shore of Panama, 200 miles from Panama City and only a one-hour air flight.

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