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September 21, 2007

Panama Lodge Tops 1,250-Sailfish Week!

Numerous anglers fishing from Tropic Star Lodge in Pi¿as Bay, Panama, caught 1,257 Pacific sailfish on 1,883 strikes during the week of June 8-15. The catch is a lodge record for the most sailfish caught and released in one week. The previous record was set during the week of April 28 to May 3 with 1,016 sails released. Most of the fish were caught on Panama strip baits rigged with circle hooks and fished on 12- to 16-pound-test line. A new airport in Pi¿as Bay makes visiting the lodge during this time of year easier than ever before. For more information, call (800) 682-3424 or visit www.tropicstar.com.