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Panama: Boca Chica Region April 16th till April 24/25th

@ Panama Sportfishing Lodge located on the river mouth less than 1.5 hrs run to fishing grounds.

We have reserved the 2 35ft ers and the 29 Stamas for this trip (Capt. Macho, Capt. Sergio and Capt )

Tacklenow's Pro Staff takes you to pristine and unspoiled destinations where you will really have the chance for a fish of the lifetime. It's not a claque; we regularly and consistently put our customers "on the fish".
This will be our FOURTH trip to Panama in 12 months.

For these new to Popping / Jigging we are here before, during and after the trip to lend assistance with tackles, leaders, knots, rigging, lure selection, etc.

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Panama April 16th - 24th/25th, 2010

April 16th&17th Panama City (Friday night, Saturday, Saturday Night, leave for lodge Sunday @ Noon)
April 17-23rd Panama Sportfishing Lodge, Boca Chica (Arrive lodge Sunday @ 5pm, unpack, welcome dinner)
Monday-Friday 5 days Offshore Fishing (all tackle is included except Poppers and leaders)

April 23rd&24th Saturday afternoon return to Panama City, Saturday night on the town, flight home Sunday afternoon.

Cost $2,995.00 P/P Includes:

Transfers Panama City to Lodge and Back via first class motorcoach
Transfer Airport to Veneto and Back via mini van
3 meals daily @ lodge, snacks, open bar well/wine/beer.
Lunches, snacks, fruit, beer, soda, water in the boats daily.
Tacklenow.com Gift Bag consisting of HPA Tackle Bag, 2 CM220 jigs, 2 Flutter, 1 OTI Wombat Popper, 1 Salas Swimbait.
Two for one Wind On Leader Special from Streamline for trip participants and we encourage the use of wind on leaders.

Extra expenses:
Single Rooms at Veneto are $99/night single or double occupancy, Jr Suites are $125 a night & include WiFi Internet, Breakfast, $10 Casino Credit. Rooms can be split/shared - ie two double beds in standard room or cot in Suites.

Guys, competitors like Tropic Star, are offering a similar but not as good trip, including 6 days fishing for $5,600 and that's in old, slow '31 Bertrams with little room or interest in casting to these fish. They also get $210 per room at the Sheraton (older, not as nice as Veneto and no Casino). Our trip is very reasonably priced and we still have five spots to fill!!!



Tacklenow.com Sponsored trip!
Each Angler will receive, Tacklenow Ichiban LS Tuna Shirt, Ichiban SS Tuna Shirt, HPA Jig Bag, Asst Jigs and Poppers from CMT, OTI, Strike Pro and Yo-Zuri.



Various pools and contests to keep things interesting.
Last trip we had daily pools sponsored by Tuff Line, HPA and OTI. Free shirts, free tuff line XP, Poppers, swimbaits.

While no one won the CMT/OTI/Bogan 300g Acid Jigger rod for largest tuna this past April, we gave away lots of good stuff - mainly to Ryan Anderson - he had a stellar trip!

East coast anglers have option of flying as a group on Continental leaving from Newark.

You have the option of either one night or two nights in Panama City on each end of the trip. We will leave Panama City for the Lodge on SUNDAY at NOON. We will return to Panama City the following SATURDAY early afternoon.

















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Hey guys,

Trip is filling up quickly, for those on the fence- please let us know if there are any questions we can answer or and concerns we can remedy. (this includes excuses for the boss or wife, ways to funnel money to fund the trip, etc ;)

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Hey guys,

Trip is filling up quickly, for those on the fence- please let us know if there are any questions we can answer or and concerns we can remedy. (this includes excuses for the boss or wife, ways to funnel money to fund the trip, etc ;)

Thanks
Peter

Here is signup list in order

1. Cele Captain Id withheld
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5. D/V deposit received 1/11
6. Harold deposit received 1/13
7. Dan / Tackle Now
8. Dwight deposit received 1/26
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So we have 5 Spots open as of right now, which fills 3 boats.

There are two certified divers thus far and we are planning a dive option for Wednesday Day three. I'd like to do a two tank, 30 to 50 foot reefs. This might be a dive/have lunch/dive/do a little inshore popping trip. Dive option is +- $200.00 based on 4 divers plus tips, so it would be great to get another couple of guys that want to dive, or even two non certified guys that want to free dive (no tanks or regs). No spearfishing as we plan to dive near Cohiba which is a World Park.
 

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I already left the office and dreaming of Panama! Panama has been on my list for some time. Are we there yet?

Harold
 

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Ha Ha it will be here soon - but not soon enough. We have 7, need at least one more to make it go which I know will not be an issue, but the goal is still 12 - so we need five anglers/and or divers - I only posted the trip on one other board and would like to keep it in the 360/BD family if we can.

Guys this trip is prime season (April), good moon phase and we have the best Captains and boats in the area reserved. You are assured to have a great time on this trip. John at Panama Sportfishing Lodge has been working his as* off - the place looks better than ever, new rooms, new staff, dedicated bartender!!!, new cook! Excellent chow, excellent Staff.

Day Three (Wednesday) you have the option of fishing or diving! Diving is small extra cost to the trip.

So please pass the word and help us fill the third boat.
 

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Hey guys just a quick update, Harold - received your deposit this afternoon thanks. I am in contact with the lodge every couple of days and we are actively working on the dive option for Wednesday and getting all that together - details to follows.

As of right now we have 4 or 5 spots still available and again, April is prime month for Tuna and we have the prime moon phase lined up for this trip.
 
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im at newark airport now. there is the embargo right now - but i paid the curb check in $20 and nothing was weighed or measured. probably saved about 30-45 minutes in waiting in line to check bags. may be worth it for those traveling in the future.
 

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ahhh the famous $20.00 get me to the front of the line trick, good to know it works there - saved me a few times in Philly.

I called u yesterday but phone went right to v/m. How was the flight and first night in Panama City ?
 

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I have never snorkled before. It sounds like a new fun thing to try. Count me in for the swim day. Hope we can catch a couple local bikini's to come along. :D
 

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ha ha you never know - you are more than welcome to free dive - but this is a serious day of diving / free diving. So that makes three - one more and we have 4 for diving which would be ideal.

Harold please P/M me your address

Guys spots are still available - April is an ideal month for both all the inshore species and the idea time for the COW Yellowfin. This is the same time of year/same moon phase that we got the #230 at Hannible Bank last year....
 

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Hey Gang

I think we are going to book our flights today, the direct flight down is getting pretty full with only about 24 seats available - I don't want anyone stuck in a bad seat.

Here are the details for those traveling from the NE
These are non stop, direct flights

Continental #CO887 5:25PM Newark to Panama City Friday April 16th
#CO886 10:00AM PTY to Newark Sunday April 25th

Still have 4 Spots available for this trip if anyone wants to go!
 

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Made my reservations from Seattle. A couple NW guys just got back from a Panama mothership trip and did real well on multiple species.

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Hey guys there are still spots available on what is sure to be a fantastic trip, idea month and moon phase, good group of experienced fisherman going down.

All tackle in terms of Stella 20K, OTI Tuna Snipers, CM220, CM Flutter, Salas and OTI Wombat (one per participant) is included so you need not worry about the expense or trouble of bring down tackle and rods. Maybe just outfit yourself with some extra proven poppers and swimbaits, pack your suntan lotion, favorite hat and join us April 16th to the 25th! what is sure to be another epic adventure.















 

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Dan,

I see some west coast jigs pulling in some big fish. An absolute bargain compared to some of the other lures, just as effective and last forever. I got close to 100 of these things. It's going to take an act of God (or the government) for me to miss this trip.
 

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Yeah I've always been a fan - these lures have a ton going for them, first as you mention they are cheap, no one is going to cry when a Cuda steals a $9 lure, two they have a low profile and you can cast them into the wind very well, 3 - as you know they are simple to work, just cast and reel in steady - very simple action to draw intensive strikes. Look at Peter's Cubera - that was a one of two in a 30 minute span on the Blue/White Salas last trip.

I cannot wait to throw some of the new darker colors like the black/purple one we just got in and the Red/Green/Black/White is also a good one.
 

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Hey Gang I am so sick of this snow, third major snowfall and another PITA...we where blessed enough to get another 8" just in time for the Oaks Sportsmans Show this weekend.

Glad to report that we now have our own (wireless) Visa/MC/Discover/MAC terminal, so credit cards are now welcomed without the Paypal expenses! :D :D

Trip has been discounted to $2,495.00 PP based on filling three boats, we have a boat and a half full as of right now, so we are looking for 2 to 5 more guests on this guided expedition to Panama April 16th to the 25th.

The price is a deal and a half: 5 days offshore fishing, 6 nights lodging, open bar, excellent meals, housekeeping, laundry. Tips not included.
 

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Bret and I did alot of work to the website last night - its not complete by any means but ready for a sneak peak - its rainy out - check it out at least for a few minutes you can dream of being fishing in warmer climates.

Panama

Guys I cannot believe more of you have not jumped on the Panama trip. Its very reasonable - at the Oaks show I was talking with guys that fish a much more famous but older operation and they paid $5200 pp to drive around in old bertrams all week.

I just checked and the airfare is still a VERY REASONABLE $334 DIRECT/NONSTOP/ ROUNDTRIP

For under $3,000 you are going to get an amazing 5 days of fishing, new modern fast centers outfitted especially for Jigging and Popping, all meals, drinks, even laundry service.

Please P/M, email [email protected] with questions or just to chat about the trip.

Oh did I mention there are tackle gift bags, shirts and an OTI 300g jigging rod acid wrapped for the largest tuna caught on the trip.

Its going to be blast in Panama, Again!
 

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Gang, the fishing is going to be red hot on this trip. Flights are still super cheap and what better way to spend your tax refund!


$414 Direct, Non Stop, Round Trip air from Newark is still very reasonable.

Depart:
5:25 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 16, 2010
New York/Newark, NJ (EWR - Liberty) Arrive:
9:39 p.m.
Fri., Apr. 16, 2010
Panama City, Panama (PTY) Travel Time:
5 hr 14 mn OnePass Miles/
Elite Qualification*:
2,215 /100% Flight: CO887
Aircraft: Boeing 737-900
Fare Class: Economy (V)
Meal: Snack
No Special Meal Offered.
 

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Dan,
I will give you a call tommorrow. I need to get back to Panama to help customer deliver boat thru canal.I think I can swing a couple of days of fishing. I am working on it now.
David
 
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