Popping and Jigging Tournament Report " Live from Panama "

Discussion in 'South of the Border' started by panamasportfishinglodge, May 19, 2009.

  1. panamasportfishinglodge

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    Well ! we finally got all the Tournament anglers at the Lodge and things are starting pretty good with the pre-fish day , weather is holding up pretty well , with all the anglers fishing the Montuosa and Hannibal area , the tourney is being monitored by Tony Pena that is going to do a write up,YFT's hitting poppers like there is tomorrow , Nice catches of Tuna with GanderVA catching a YFT (100#) on a popper , everyone had there fill on popping for Yft's and switch to , what YFT's enthusiast as garbage fish "Marlin"(what ?) , there was nice Blue Marlin that circled Capt. Macho's boat for 30 mins. , actually was attempting to hit a nice yft's that was being reeled in, Richard threw a popper at it and manage to get a fight out of this fish , that was either curious or saw Tony Pena in the boat and remembered him from his prior trip , Jack hook a nice fish as well Panama Sportfishing, panama fishing charters | Panamsportfishinlodge.com

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  2. Bret

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    Great pics John... keep us posted..!!!!
     
  3. fathom

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    Good luck to all! I recognize a few faces, Jack has tx. st. snapper record...
     
  4. masonboro

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  5. panamasportfishinglodge

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    What a way to start the first day of the tournament , not only it is first of a kind , it also shows that off season in Panama is about the weather not the fishing , all anglers starting out early with anticipation , boats went out and headed for Isla Montuosa , it look a little gloomy at first when a huge cloud cover was moving thru the island but it quickly moved on , they got right away on a huge school of Yft's doing acrobats together with the spotted Dolphins ,a 90+ lbs fish was hook first on a Popper by Skip Hoagland and Lucky TJ threw his popper and hooked up on a fish that weigh in at 130lbs. on a OTI Tuna Sniper and of course his OTI Wombat , this is the popper of the week so far , A very good day for this , everybody hooking up on several fish ( 40 to 80 + lbs. ) , even the watch boat got on the action (me) , enjoy the pics. (more to come )

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  6. ichibahn

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    Alright....way to go TJ !!!
     
  7. MrBill

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    Tell TJ congratulations on his catch. I know he was disappointed when he couldn't go with me and wacker. I wanted to meet him and fish with him on my trip to panama sportfishing lodge. After fighting heavy seas this weekend here in Texas, I now only hope I get to fish in nice calm water one more time in my life.
     
  8. STx Fisherman

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    Way to go TJ...nice fish!

    Looks like a pretty good catch for starters.
     
  9. semipro

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    Guys look at that water,flattt.It was very hard the fish on it I bet!!!!
    Dan,does your FU-FU popper bag come from France yet?
    It looks no body having fun !!!Wow look at those tunassss
    TJ how big is your tuna?
     
  10. panamasportfishinglodge

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    So that everybody know's , I only have one shirt ! LOL
     
  11. panamasportfishinglodge

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    Tell TJ congratulations on his catch. I know he was disappointed when he couldn't go with me and wacker. I wanted to meet him and fish with him on my trip to panama sportfishing lodge. After fighting heavy seas this weekend here in Texas, I now only hope I get to fish in nice calm water one more time in my life.

    Mr. Bill

    TJ is definitely making up for it !! he is almost as nice as me ! LOL

    I guess you guys did go out and brave the big seas
     
  12. wacker

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    Tell TJ I said good job and if he keeps it up i will teach him how to use a conventional reel someday.:eek: :D
     
  13. MrBill

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    Nice T-Shirt.
     

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  14. BretABaker

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    ditto on the cool t shirt :)

    hopefully the overcast skies brought a little cooler temps??

    nice work guys, i miss that place!
     
  15. Pope

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    Congrats TJ. I would expect no less from you. I a1m glad you were able to get down there in time for the tournament!