Fishing Tour at The Gatun Lake, Panama Canal
With an experienced angler, travel to a secluded Gatun Lake or Chagres River to fish species such as peacock bass (3 to 5 pounds), snook (15 to 20 pounds) and the tarpon (50 to 60 pounds).
We welcome experienced anglers, beginners, and families with children.
Fishing Techniques at the Gatun Lake, Panama Canal by Species
**Recommended** Peacock Bass (3 to 5 pounds): for this fish, we use a small live bait.
Snook (15 to 20 pounds): for this fish, we use a plastic spinner.
Tarpon (50 to 60 pounds): The Big Game for this fish trolling of course.
Let us know us know wich fish species would you prefer!
Enrich your fishing skill with tips from your expert angler, and opt to fish with a spinner or bait during Gatun Lake Panama Canal Fishing Tour.
Capacity Per Boat
For more than 5 people, we can easily split the group into several boats. Maximum 5 people per boat, but we recommend 3 people per boat.
How to Get to Gamboa
Fishing Tour at The Gatun Lake, Panama Canal departs from Gamboa (45 minutes from Panama City). To reach this place we can help you book a private car or you can drive here by your own.
What to Bring for The Fishing Tour at The Gatun Lake, Panama Canal
It is required to bring your original passports or Panamanian ID. Don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen.
We can replace the beers and cokes for fruits and cupcakes for the children!
Available from Monday to Sunday
The History of The Gatun Lake
This 423 square-kilometer artificial lake was constructed to provide water from the Chagres River to the Panama Canal in 1914.
Why You Should Fish Peacock Bass
On 1969 the peacock bass was accidentally introduced to the Gatun Lake. By the 1970s, they had already colonized Gatun Lake.
According to the Smithsonian Institution, several decades later, the species at the lake still have not recovered!
- 2 beers per person
- 2 cokes per person
- 2 water bottles per person
- Boat and skipper
- Live bait and plastic spinner
Terms & Conditions:
Address of Departure:
- Address: Gamboa, Panama
Bookings are only available between October 20, 2017 and October 15, 2018