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  • 04-08-2016, 10:02 PM
    Dashing Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by Fishgeg View Post
    I am pretty sure the smelly grouper is a leather back or leather bass, but I am only going from other pics that I have seen. Looks much larger than other specimens I have seen
    we actually caught another one, a bit smaller, much farther North in the Gulf of Chirique last year. Can't wait to get back, 35 days and counting!
  • 01-08-2014, 05:37 AM
    Dashing Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by Pelagicfish64 View Post
    I wish brother it seems like a pretty good deal for what your getting but I just can't swing it this year.
    No problem, there is always next year. In 2015 we plan to run two trips of the same length: One focused on Tuna popping and one at a different time of the year to target exotics.
  • 01-05-2014, 08:35 PM
    Pelagicfish64
    I wish brother it seems like a pretty good deal for what your getting but I just can't swing it this year.
  • 01-05-2014, 09:00 AM
    Dashing Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by Pelagicfish64 View Post
    What a cool trip so jealous! Never saw one of those leatherbacks before neat fish. I think the jacks you were catching are Almaco jacks,the amico looks like a giant lookdown.
    Yes I was told I'm misspelling it Almaco is the name of the Jacks. Powerful fighters and surprisingly good eating! It was a very good trip, I seem to bring good luck with me whenever I go to Panama (yes I'm knocking on wood). I have four spots left for our Annual Spring trip to Panama if you can swing it, go - heck of a lot of fishing for $3200/PP with the cost of fuel and spare parts it goes up every year uhf.
  • 01-05-2014, 02:09 AM
    Pelagicfish64
    What a cool trip so jealous! Never saw one of those leatherbacks before neat fish. I think the jacks you were catching are Almaco jacks,the amico looks like a giant lookdown.
  • 01-04-2014, 04:41 PM
    Dashing Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan D. View Post
    this places says it's a leatherback grouper http://www.pelagicgear.com/blog/arti...erback-grouper

    looks like an amazing trip!
    Thanks Ryan - it was a very special trip even if we didn't catch a thing it was an experience and our hosts where extremely solid, good guys to fish with. Favo is on the Aftco Pro Staff and I know he submitted the photo for their use in promotion, apparently a very nice sized on and as the article you linked to, they are very rare. These guys have been fishing this year for years and years and never caught one - it was his first!

    A rare catch, the Leatherback Grouper (AKA Leatherback Cabrilla) like its habitat on the rugged side. Mostly found near rocky reefs and areas near the base of rocky faces, this fish inhabits the tropic and sub-tropical waters ranging from the Pacific's Sea of Cortez to Ecuador - however, it is most ubundant at offshore volcanic islands, such as Mexico's Revillagigdos Archipelago. Adults have a distinct color pattern of white and dark blotches and spots on a usually dark skin color, depending on its home surroundings.
    This Leatherback bit Team Pelagic Bob Woodward's plastic-jig offering while fishing near the Perlas Islands in Panama.
  • 01-04-2014, 02:13 PM
    Ryan D.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dashing Dan View Post
    Still would like to get a fish ID on this one, one of the guys called it a Leatherback Grouper, another said it was a true Snowy Grouper, I'm not sure and have not been able to find a pic online

    Its a very well camouflaged fish and very interesting - never seen one caught before

    Camera doesn't show it very well but the tips of the fins are Yellow just the last 1/8"

    this places says it's a leatherback grouper http://www.pelagicgear.com/blog/arti...erback-grouper

    looks like an amazing trip!
  • 01-04-2014, 09:17 AM
    Fishgeg
    I am pretty sure the smelly grouper is a leather back or leather bass, but I am only going from other pics that I have seen. Looks much larger than other specimens I have seen
  • 01-03-2014, 08:59 AM
    Dashing Dan
    Some more shots I found


    Kevin's Wahoo



    Cubera Snapper on a Popper



    Yet another Horse Eyed Jack on a Popper



    More Amico Jacks



    Mullet Snapper on a Popper

  • 10-30-2013, 03:29 PM
    Dashing Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by AquaSport87 View Post
    What an awesome place to go/fish!!!!!
    The timing for me was not good, but I felt the same way, not a trip to turn down - maybe a once in a lifetime opportunity although I do hope to go back one day.
  • 10-30-2013, 01:53 PM
    AquaSport87
    What an awesome place to go/fish!!!!!
  • 10-30-2013, 09:12 AM
    Dashing Dan
    Still would like to get a fish ID on this one, one of the guys called it a Leatherback Grouper, another said it was a true Snowy Grouper, I'm not sure and have not been able to find a pic online

    Its a very well camouflaged fish and very interesting - never seen one caught before

    Camera doesn't show it very well but the tips of the fins are Yellow just the last 1/8"

  • 10-19-2013, 08:33 AM
    Dashing Dan
    Dinning hall



    Everything is handmade from this bamboo/sugar cane









    Bye Bye Las Perlas Islands, it was an amazing experience and I will have to return with our entourage one day they would love it



    I think the trip was a fantastic success as we reached our goals:

    1) Strengthen friendships with Alta Pesca Panama
    2) Promote Temple Reef, HPA and CM Tackle products
    3) Have fun, learn new tricks, pass it on

    Thank you so much, Jan, Jose, Favo, Loki, Javaier - you are all extremely solid guys!!!! Fish with you anytime, come to the United States and we'll take you for whatever is running!



    oh and we helped feed Jan's family and friends for a few days ha ha



    Actually Favo and his Wife own a rest in town, so we took the Wahoo there for a feast. Deep Friend Wahoo - never had it but it was extremely good!
  • 10-19-2013, 08:22 AM
    Dashing Dan
    Here are the rest of our pictures, they where on Kevin's camera so I had to get the chip from him... enjoy the shots and if anyone is interested in fishing Panama this Spring, I have 6 seats available for that trip to the Gulf of Chirique region.

    Lots and Lots of Amico Jacks encountered this trip, they fight hard but are good to eat





    Wahoo on a hand line, you have to love Panama so much variety 14 species in 2.25 days of fishing just amazing



    Jan popped up this nice Mullet Snapper



    View of cabanas from the beach



    Where do I check in ? Is this the lobby ?



    Here you can see the Worldcat and then the small canoe to bring guys to shore



    Our Cabana

  • 10-14-2013, 07:50 PM
    Dashing Dan
    I also posted four or five videos to YouTube they are under cm tackle or via the link in the original post
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