What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Gamboa, Panama for the first time?

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Michael B
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Went fishing with VamosD’Pesca SportFishing LakeGatún on Enero 29, 2024
"Highly recommend first-time fishermen heading to Gamboa to book with VamosD’Pesca Sport Fishing for their excellence, experience, and outstanding service. Their expertise ensures an unforgettable fishing experience!"

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Daniela Alessandra Mendoza
Panama City, Provincia De Panama
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Went fishing with VamosD’Pesca SportFishing LakeGatún on Septiembre 10, 2023
I recommend doing it in the morning so that you can see the sunrise, wear comfortable clothing that covers you from the sun, and reapply sunscreen. Also, go with a guide who knows the best fishing spots on the lake. Bring only the essentials and use waterproof bags. And bring mosquito repellent just in case

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Phillip Christensen
Southport, FL
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Went fishing with Gatun Sportfishing on Julio 12, 2023
Water was low so fishing was a little tough. Many species move to deeper water but there were still some shallow bass. Longer trips would afford the opportunity for multiple species when you would need to target multiple depth ranges with different presentations.

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Karlton Terrell
Glenarden, MD
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Went fishing with Panama Fishing Trip on Julio 2, 2023
I would highly recommend Gamboa fishing trip in July. Fishing in the canal is a unique experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. We targeted tarpon, peacock bass, snook, and jack crevalle, and caught plenty of peacock bass and snook. We sighted the tarpon but couldn't entice them to bite the lures. Overall a great trip. I am planning on a follow on offshore trip for the big marlin and tuna with CAPT Rene in the November/December timeframe.

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Robert Jenney
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Went fishing with Gatun Sportfishing on Febrero 2, 2024
We had a great time I would recommend definitely and it would be great for children. One of the highlights of our vacation.

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Calib Baldwin
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Went fishing with Panama Fishing Trip on Enero 22, 2024
I would highly recommend fishing with Rene. Trust the captain and he will get you into fish!

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Jay Parlette
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Went fishing with Gatun Sportfishing on Octubre 12, 2023
Bring a raincoat. After all, it is the rain forest! No need to bring food or drink, tackle or any other equipment. Gatun Sport fishing has you covered.

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Travis Greenwood
Oak Point, TX
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Went fishing with Panama Fishing Trip on Agosto 4, 2023
Extremely hot this time of year, lake/canal were down around 10ft. Check water levels/rainfall when planning.

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Karlton Terrell
Glenarden, MD
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Went fishing with Panama Fishing Trip on Julio 4, 2023
Yes, I would recommend fishing in Gamboa for first time anglers. The scenery inside the canal is pretty awesome with the large vessels, rivers, and wildlife.

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Miguel Shivers
Dumfries, VA
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Went fishing with Panama Fishing Trip on Abril 29, 2023
We were told (by two separate Captains) that the rainy season is best for fishing in Panama (July - November).

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Tony Jefferson
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Panama Fresh Water Gamboa Fishing on Noviembre 10, 2022
Recommend round-trip transportation arrangements prior to arrival in Gamboa. Contacting an Uber in Gamboa is difficult. Miguel can also assist with an independent transportation.

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Melodie Hislop
Ware, Massachusetts
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Went fishing with Panama Canal Fishing Trips on Marzo 4, 2023
It's colder in a.m. Heats up once sun is up! Bring sunblock and a hat. Didn't notice bugs.