Happy New Year! The fishing this past week has been off the charts. Offshore, our boats had multiple fish released daily. The sheer number of Pacific Blue Marlin was absolutely incredible. Almost every boat got to experience a double header of Blues with most of them successfully released. Pollyanna even had a triple header and managed to successfully release all three fish.
We Celebrated a Marlin Holiday… A Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas. Holiday season at the Lodge was festive and centered around family, friends and of course fishing! We received sporadic rain showers and variable winds indicating that the season has not quite changed to dry season here in Panama. But none of that seemed to have any impact on the fish.
Flying the flags high. The billfish action has been incredible with giant fish and great numbers released this week. The Pacific Blues and Sails have been patrolling the drop-off and the trash lines. The Dorado have been coming in a little low in quantity but they have been making up for that in their size. Further offshore the Yellowfin have been moving fast and feeding in frenzies. As we know, this makes all anglers giddy with the anticipation of taking on one of these apex predators in battle.
Seeing Blue! The Blue Marlin have been prowling the waters at around 18 nautical miles from the Lodge in depths of about 3,000 feet. The school of bait that we reported last week is still in the same location and the billfish bite has been hot with boats having multiple shots daily at Blues and Sailfish.
The start of the new season.
The Tropic Star Lodge team has been working with great enthusiasm to have everything in tip-top shape for our 2017 season. Each year in October and November the Lodge closes its doors for a facelift of sorts. In addition to annual maintenance it is also the heart of our rainy season. The rain was relentless. We received a lot of it! But that’s what we like to see as we slowly approach our summer months.
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