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November 04, 2009

Big Tunas and more!

Big Tuna on Poppers and Jigs, plus Inshore Rooser Action

Steve Dougherty, form Florida Sportsfishing Magazine, came down to shoot some photos, catch some fish and enjoy the one of the best places on earth....PANAMA.

Steve, Capt Shane Jarvis, Owner Bruce Jarvis and I head out to the famed Hannibal Bank.

But first we hit the normal bait spot, sabiki up some blue runners and we're off....
The bite had died off at Isla Montuosa the week before and Capt Shane decided it was best to head for the Bank...Stopping at a giant log to wack the Dorados with poppers..Steve jumps into the water, snapping some amazing underwater pix...the skippies were non-existent and we trolled for tuna....occasionally spotting the small yellowfin and larger skip jacks. breaching the dark blue water. We continued to slow troll the runners ....catching a few small Yellow Fin Tuna's ...afternoon came and we headed home for Isla Parida for rum-drinks and tuna grilling.....All of a sudden...."TUNA!TUNA!TUNA!" ...on the way home near Isla Ladrones we find ourselves in a sea of Porpoise....toss a few livies out....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....Steve D's on one rod...ZZZZZZZZZZZZ...Capt Shane's on ....ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ... Bruce is on....................the firedrill continues....as much as i wanted to gaff every fish at the boat, i knew we had over 200lbs of loins at the house from the previous week of fishing.....we released around 6 tunas and ran home out of bait and daylight... great couple of days overall.... on Steve's last day... we scoured Isla Paridas for Rooster fish and Trevally..... good times...two Big roosters 30 and 40 lbs. and numerous Blue Trevallys. www.FishPanamaToday.com