I have visited Hooked on Panama Lodge three times and they were all great experiences. This May 13th to 16th. 2013 had quality fishing with a 350lb. Black Marlin ( released by my brother Armand) on a Moldcraft-ballyhoo combination. This rig is a lodge secret and it is very effective on most pelagic species and can be more productive than live bait.
The lodge boats are the softest riding hulls in the Gulf of Chiriqui and I have ridden on all of them. Live bait is available most of the time which means you get more fishing time on the water. The boat crews are friendly, experienced and fast. Some of the best in Panama.
The lodge itself is only six years old and is a first class resort with a swimming pool, great food, excellent staff and amiable ownership in Captain Dan Peavy who always seems to be helping guest.
I have fished in 18 countries and I can say that Hooked on Panama is one of my favorite destinations for fishing, relaxing and just having a good time.
Tony Pena – May 2013
It was the greatest trip ever, ya’ll have put together the premier destination in Panama.
The boats were the most comfortable, relaxing offshore experience ever, my wife kept saying ” I love this boat, smooth and lots of shade, great napping on the engine compartment cushions.I planted our stick on that lot that looks north and north east, over the valley and looks to NE over the Bay!
Thank you again
Mike Weiss – March 14th, 2013
Captain Chris Critter & Carrie Critz – North Carolina
Thank You for the experience of a lifetime…
Pargo, roosterfish, tuna and a 300lb. black marlin. All in 2 days of fishing!! This is a true world class adventure. The staff is awesome, the food delicious and the resort is beautiful. We will be returning.
Captain Chris Critter & Carrie Critz – Week of July 20th, 2012
Shawna Martin and Mark and Patty Lucht
Few places strive to ensure a first class experience with an at home feel. Hooked on Panama does both. Anything and everything we could want for at the lodge was present and more.We wre also left with fishing experiences that could not be parralleled. To Chaka, Jacinto & Matagato: You were the hardest working team we have ever seen. THANK YOU!!!
To Dan, Lynette, Connie, Rex, Alexia, Tigresa and the rest, being this far from homehas never felt so good. How ever long it will take for our paths to cross again, will seem to long.
With sincerest love and gratitude,
Shawna Martin, Mark and Patty Lucht
Dan & Staff,
Victor and Jacinto, (great crew)
Thanks for another great fishing trip!! My first Black Marlin!! WOW!! Keep the great staff, they make Hooked on Panama the best vacation spot in Panama.
Kirk Sieber – 1-18-12
Dr. Tomas Garcia
Dan, Fernando, Roberto, Victor, Jacinto, Connie and Rex,
Thank you for your hospitality!! Everything, I mean, everything!!! Every detail!! The Fishing was great. Your lodge was perfect.
Thank you for having everything ready for our group.
Dr. Tomas Garcia – Houston – 1-22-12
Dan, Rex, Oliver and Carlito,
What a super fine fishing experience. Caught lots of sails, tunas, dorados, amberjacks, etc. The food was off the charts. Great camaraderie with staff and excellent boats. The captain and mate were outstanding.
Best of luck in the future and we will be back next year.
Robert Linder – Texas – 1-22-12
Dennis & Kate Raffan
These past four days have been so wonderful. Everthing about our stay was perfect. All staff took extremely good care of us. Thank You so much for the best fishing trip of our lives. We raised 96 sails and caught 20 with one nice Dorado.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You.
Dennis & Kate Raffan, Alberta, Canada
Great week of fishing. The four of us had a wonderful time out with Victor and Chris. Good people on the team.
We recommend this great Panama fishing experience to anyone. Beautiful tropical environment, terrific staff, great food and wonderful fishing.
I’ve been in Panama for about a month and was beginning to think I would never find a place I really wanted to be. Everything at Hooked on Panama is so clean, well organized and beyond beautiful. The management and staff are all friendly, helpful and accommodating.
The food was fabulous. Hooked on Panama is a tropical paradise that I will certainly talk about and recommend.
Thank You All for such a wonderful time,
-Lynn Douglas, B.C., Canada