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Panama Canal Fishing

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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Good crew and fishing

Had a great time with the guys fishing and seeing the critters. Great boat and gear, we got all kinds of peacock bass and four snooks one in the twenties. Prefect day.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Everett, Washington
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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time with the guys fishing and seeing the critters. Great boat and gear, we got all kinds of peacock bass and four snooks one in the twenties. Prefect day.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

It was a great 4 hour trip. We saw lots of monkeys and the kids loved it. We then fished for a couple hours and caught about 20 fish and brought the biggest one to a local restaurant that cooked it and finished the day with a smile. Our guide Roberto was amazing and very knowledgeable about Panama. All in... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

The four of us were scheduled to be picked up at our hotel at 6:30 AM on Sunday, January 29. On Saturday we received an email, which had been sent at 7:43 AM that day, when we returned to our hotel at 3:00 PM after a day at the canal, Casca Viejo, and the fish market. The message said we... More 

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tullahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were picked up at our hotel even though we had a car. Very glad we were picked up as we enjoyed the ride and discussions with our guide Roberto. He spoke excellent English, which is a rarity. Fishing was great. We kept several peacock bass, but threw most back. Then we trolled for a while and caught several more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I went to Panama at the end of October with the intent to fish, I dropped the ball and waited until the last minute to make plans. When I called Rich at Panama Canal fishing at about 8 PM the night before I had wanted to go fishing he was extremely helpful and very willing to work with me. He... More 

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a great days fishing on 28 July 2016 on Lake Gatun in the Panama Canal. Carlos was our guide & he was excellent throughout the trip, picking us up from our hotel in the morning and dropping us off again afterwards. Every aspect of the trip was taken care of and we did not have to worry about... More 

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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

History: Rich Cahill was our guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of Panama and the Canal. My daughters were mesmerized by his story telling. This is an experience that they will never forget. No classroom wought have taught my daughters what he did. We were INSIDE the Panama Canal! Nature Encounters : Rich took us close to the... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I fished with these guys on 7/14/2016. Rich, the owner, picked me up at the hotel right on time, and we drove leisurely to Gamboa. Along the way, Rich provided a commentary of Panama--a little about its history, the Presidents and culture. He's a very personable guy, and is a pleasure to talk to. We even drove right by the... More 

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David, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I book a fly fishing half day trip to fish for " Peacock Bass" ... great day fishing along with good communication for meeting at marina and were ready to go. The boat included a Captain and a Guide and plenty of places to cast my Fly to hard fighting Peacocks ...

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Lee Vining, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Alberado our guide was knowledgable and friendly. Had great conversation with him. Both him and the captain helped me as a beginner catch fish. Equipment was in good shape, and they were able to put us on fish all day.

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