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Panama Canal Fishing

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 315-1905

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Panama Canal Fishing Corp

We booked our fishing excursion with this company and fished for 6 hours on Gatun Lake. Diego and Elliot were our fishing guides. Diego picked us up at our B&B and spoke... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2012
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

We booked our fishing excursion with this company and fished for 6 hours on Gatun Lake. Diego and Elliot were our fishing guides. Diego picked us up at our B&B and spoke excellent English. Both were very personable and fun to be with during the day. We caught many Peacock Bass. Diego brought food and drinks for lunch. We saw... More 

1 Thank MRothbard
Panama City
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2012

We really enjoyed fishing in the Chagres river. It was calm and beautiful, but it was pretty cool that the huge vessels heading towards or away from the canal were passing us. We took a little iPod dock and some beers which made the trip even more fun. We caught about 15 fish! It was really nice that when we... More 

1 Thank Loves_good_things
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

Boats are cheap, fish are seasonal, good times can be had year round.

3 Thank nomadtraveler55
Prince Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Great experience on Lake Gatun with Rich Cahill (panamacanalfishing.com). Picked us up in PC and left from Gamboa dock for 5 hours on the lake. Great day hauling in bass, tarpon etc. Highly recommend this company. Lee & Gerry from Canada

1 Thank Lee B
Seneca, South Carolina
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2012

We fished the lake for a morning and had a wonderful time. All items were supplied. We took a side tour to Monkey Island. They came into the boat. We caught about 70 Peacock Bass. It was phenominal cruising on the huge lake with Freighters nearby.

1 Thank vsbernhardt
Daphne, Alabama
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

We went out with Panama Canal Fishing Tours and chose to do an extended tour of the lake down to the Gatun Locks. The fishing was good, the guide very friendly and informative and the Captain took us back to his community on the lake to prepare lunch with plenty of cold cerveza. Perfect!

2 Thank GlassBrk1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2012

Fish in beer batter, tortillas, cabbage and a chipotle sauce.... The fishermen at the public boatramp in Gambo offer a walk-up service and they will take you to the good spots waaaay out in the lake. We go regularly and in the dry season you can pretty much guarantee at least 20 peacock bass (our best day so far was... More 

1 Thank snowshoehare
Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Lots of peacock bass though not much size. Good for a family outing. Definitely a good way get a sense of the canal and its role in the world commerce.

1 Thank SnookQueen
Davie, Florida
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2012

Peacock bass are there for the taking, especially on the pacific side of the canal.

3 Thank Ronald B
Sheridan, Illinois
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2012

Great fishing, saw ,caught and ate fish I never had before. Beautiful sceanery

2 Thank janet31754

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