The third week of January anglers were repeatedly gifted with the abundance of billfish which included Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish and the early Yellowfin Tuna which arrived in the gulf of Chiriqui along with Dorado, Amberjack, Snapper’s to name a few. Sheldon group, Eric Fernandez, Vasquez group and Jacob Hasten arrived to provided the action.
Blue Water Conditions
This week the Gulf of Chiriqui provided us beautiful visual water clarity and 3-4 foot swells on our way out to the action, with the occasional and continuing North/Northeastern wind. We did have 1 day of green water in and around the Isla Ladrones fishing area but we by-passed that area and continued South.
For future anglers looking to land billfish this has been the continuing trend during the month of January. These pelagic’s take over the Triangle area in the Gulf of Chiriqui and provides lot’s of billfish action during the course of the day. Big bull Dorado’s will crush a large trolling lures or even a live slow trolled bonito while targeting the billfish.
The multiple species action also continued through-out the month as the Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, and Amberjack stayed around long enough to provide the mix bag action. The push of the Yellowfin Tuna came in feeding on red sardines which provided good popper action for this species but we started to notice the Dorado action has slowed down a bit which is the usual during the end of January and start of February. January anglers have hooked up to 21 different species which also included Mullet Snapper, Yellow Snapper, Cubera Snapper, Barred Snapper, Mangrove Snapper,
Barracuda, Rainbow Runner, Tripletail, Roosterfish, Bluefin Trevally, Golden Trevally, Jack Crevalle, Black Snook, Long-Spine Snook, Sierra Mackerel, Triggerfish, Pacific Needlefish, African Pompano and a few others.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our anglers that trusted Come Fish Panamawith their fishing adventures. We look forward to seeing them and you in the near future. To catch up with these and other past anglers’ photographs, visit our Photo Gallery.
Tight Lines from Tropical Panama,
Capt. Kerry H. Leggett
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