Fishing Competition

Discussion in 'South of the Border' started by panamasportfishinglodge, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. panamasportfishinglodge

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    It was a great tournament June 12th and 13th, with 75 boats participating in this Novey tournament held in Hacienda del Mar in the Island of San Jose in the Las Perlas Archipelago ( 32 to 70 miles) which is directly south of Panama City , Various categories from Billfish , Snapper , AJ , Grouper , Wahoo , Dorado ,Tuna and the big Grand Slam which award a Audi A4 (40K) , I brought my team PSFL (Talento )from Chiriqui Province , headed by Capt. Macho and Capt. Sergio , Niko Mamais with his 2 sons , Nicholas and Antonio (aka. Chiriqano Poppers) , since my team hardly fish this area , it gave us a bit of a challenge competing with the local teams , but all is well with a good game plan and exceptionally nice weather, we decide to hit the structure fish on Friday , then hit the Pelagic on Saturday , good enough we made bait right away and got on a nice rock loaded with fish from top to bottom , unfortunately the fish where thinking different , they were not interested on natural bait , so I tried my luck on Jigging , I got a nice AJ ( 62.5 lbs.)on the first drop , using an OTI Jig on my favorite tackle combo OTI xtreme jigging rod with a Shimano Stella 20000 and Antonio with a nice AJ as well , the icing is when I hooked up on a nice Broom Tail Grouper ( 38 lbs.) on the same set up , not knowing that this fishes will place 1st on each of this Categories , the next day the weather went bad and very bad , with some Major thunderstorm ( Lighting & 45 knot wind )keeping majority of the boats in shore or anchored in the bays like we did , I managed to hooked a nice Cabrilla Grouper (28 lbs) for the 30 minutes that we were able to fish that morning , we end up spending Saturday night at Isla Contadora and went back toPanama City Sunday Morning
    , with all the bad weather we still had a good time and made us miss our home fishing ground ( Coiba region ) , where we can catch all the species available on the same spot, from the Big Black Marlin , YFTs, Cuberas and ETC. enjoy the fish pics. and PTY skyline


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    Fuel barge at weigh in

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    View from the room at Hacienda del Mar

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    Macaws all over this island

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    Horse eye Jack

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    Nice Cabrilla Grouper

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    decision ! decision!

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    playing chicken
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    First place on AJ 62.5 lbs. w/ my daughter Cristina

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    First Place on Grouper 38.6 lbs.

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    My friend Niko Mamais and his son Nicholas

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    Panama City skyline

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    Ships awaiting entry to the Panama Canal

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    Panama City skyline
     
  2. Enoch

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    What a great tourney!

    So who won the A4? Did it make it to the hotel?

    Thanks for posting
     

  3. panamasportfishinglodge

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    Unfortunately nobody could get the Grand Slam
    you have to catch
    2 Billfish
    Wahoo 50 lbs.
    Tuna 33 lbs.
    Grouper 30 lbs.

    this is very doable but we cannot get offshore the second day , we already have the hardest fish Grouper over 30 lbs.
    second difficult fish is the wahoo over 50 lbs , Tuna is bait size , any 2 Billfish
     
  4. deadsea

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  5. Pope

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    That is a great Father's Day post with your daughter accepting the trophy with you! Nice job on the AJ.
     
  6. panamasportfishinglodge

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    That is a great Father's Day post with your daughter accepting the trophy with you! Nice job on the AJ.



    Thanks Pope ! see you next week
     
  7. masonboro

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  8. Pope

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    Thanks Pope ! see you next week

    Good deal. I have some goodies packages sitting in my living room for you.