Archive for June, 2008

June 11th, 2008

Fly fishing around Panama

DSC_0607.jpg      The small Central American country of Panama is often over shadowed by it’s neighbor Costa Rica, but if your looking to get away from the crowds and are willing to explore, Panama is the perfect location.  I was somewhat overwhelmed when Chelsea and I arrived in Panama City and started pouring over the maps we had of Panama.  For being such a small country there is an amazing amount of coastline, lakes, and rivers to explore.  We first headed north along the Pacific coast weaving up into the mountainous jungle and back down to the broad Pacific beaches. Most of the Pacific side did not appeal to me for fishing with long featureless beaches. One exception was the small village of Boca Chica where I finally found mangrove islands, lagoons, and feisty fish. I hired a local to take Chelsea and I out in his panga and we fished along the dense mangrove for a few hours in the evening. I was fishing heaven hooking up and catching baby Tarpon, Snook, and Jacks. The fish were relatively small but there was a high population of them.

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