Panama Fishing | Central America

People have been debating for years about what the name “Panama” means, ranging from the species of trees found in the country to an old Indian phrase which translates to “many butterflies”. However, when it comes to Panama, fishing is the main attraction, so it’s widely accepted that the name comes from an old fishing village.

Here, on the Azuero Peninsula of Panama, you will find many species year-round including Black, Blue and Striped Marlin, Large Pacific Sailfish, trophy size Amberjack, Rooster Fish and the Cubera Snapper. Thanks to our Panama Fishing Lodge being located in Playa Reina, Mariato, we are able to fish in two of Panama’s National Parks, namely Cerro Hoya and Coiba Island, as well as the famous Hannibal Banks, Aguja Reef and the Tuna Coast. During your fishing trip, you will be able to include all the famous spots. Breathtaking fishing locations like Coiba Island are paralleled by few places in this world.

Let us know what species you want to target because we offer customized multi-day, all-inclusive Panama fishing charters geared to the demands of the angler. Our website has detailed information on our fleet of boats, the fish we catch, what makes us special, price rates and everything else you need to know in order to plan your fishing trip. We look forward to hearing from you and providing you with adventure of a lifetime.

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Panama Fishing Packages

Our charter fishing packages include everything from airport shuttle and quality boutique lodging to an all-inclusive experience (no meal or bar tabs here!). If you’re passionate about fishing and are looking to plan a fishing trip you’ll never forget, then why not see what Panama has to offer? We would be more than happy to provide you with the assistance you need.

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Panama Sport Fishing Lodge

At the El Rio Negro Panama sport fishing lodge, we have worked hard to personalize and customize each and every fishing trip for over 20 years. We managed to achieve this by focusing on what makes us unique: Staying a small boutique operation. We are NOT a resort/hotel open to the public. Guests are here for only one reason: The quality fishing Panama has to offer.

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Sport Fishing Panama

Our sport fishing lodge is located in the world-renowned trophy sport fishing grounds near Isla Cebaco, Isla Coiba, Hannibal banks, Aguja Reef and Punta Mariato. The beauty of our waters is only equaled by a few places left on this planet. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy the best sport fishing in Central America. See why sport fishing in Panama is so great!

Panama Fishing and the famous “Tuna Coast”

A quality fishing charter is the highlight of any Panama fishing vacation. Even though Panama has a lot to offer when it comes to beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife and natural landscapes, there is no denying that the world class sport fishing might just be its greatest attraction.

The battle between angler and game fish will leave you feeling exhausted, but, most importantly, it will give you that boost of excitement you need in your life. You will feel immense satisfaction as you will face some of Earth’s most challenging, yet impressive creatures. It will be an experience you won’t forget too soon.

The El Rio Negro Panama fishing lodge has been deep sea fishing in Panama for more than 25 years. The areas we fish include Punta Mariato, Coiba Island, Hannibal Banks, Aguja Reef and Cebaco island for more than 20 years. Over these years, we have noticed that what matters most to us is providing our visitors with a wide range of fishing options to ensure they fully enjoy their trips.

There’s no need to be worried if you don’t know a lot about fishing and are just starting out. You can expect to see various techniques being showcased such as trolling, popping, kites, jigging and live bait. You’ll also get to learn about the many species that are found in these waters all year round like the black marlin, sailfish, Cubera snapper, yellowfin tuna and roosterfish.


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Big Game | Panama Fishing

Panama’s Tuna Coast has gained an international reputation for having one of the highest concentrations of tuna, no matter the time of the year. Not only this, but during our Panama fishing charters, we also raise and release marlin each month of the year and have immense populations of dorado, sailfish, Cubera snappers, roosterfish and other inshore species.

There will be plenty of variety when it comes to fishing and beautiful landscapes, since the El Rio Negro Panama fishing lodge is conveniently located near the city of Santiago, in the little beach town of Playa Reina. Just four miles from Isla Cebaco, the lodge is also logistically situated on the Azuero Peninsula between two of Panama’s largest national parks, Coiba Island and Cerro Hoya.

Want to know exactly what kind of trophy or big game fish you will get to catch? We’ve got you covered!