Tropic Star Lodge® is a veritable paradise cut out of the side of a mountain at the edge of the Darien Jungle on the Pacific coast of Panama, a superstar among the world’s big-game fishing destinations.
The 2013 Season begins our 50th Anniversary! It's hard to believe that one man's dream hatched by founder Ray Smith in 1963, has become the top rated Big Game Fishing Resort in the world according to Robb Report Magazine and so many of our loyal and repeat guests and friends.
Fishing Highlights-April 1-15, 2013
Offshore: The Sailfish bite continues to be good thru the first two weeks of April and the bite has been especially good just in front of our bay, within 2 miles of the club. Sardine schools are popping up all along the coast and this is why the Sailfish come every season around this time.
Pat Ford-Tropic Star's Man with a Camera
Tropic Star Lodge is honored to pay tribute to journalist and photographer Pat Ford. Pat's photos have graced the covers of numerous major fishing publications; not to mention the major articles he's penned, along, with his own touch of photo journalism. You would think Pat never sleeps when you see how many incredible photos he takes. Pat especially loves to photograph our Tropic Star Lodge Majestic Black Marlin, which he's enjoyed for years.