Dock Fishing, Tranquilo Style

Dock Fishing

While the majority of guests who stay with us here at Tranquilo Bay want to explore the surrounding forests, delve deep into dark bat caves or enjoy some serious snorkeling above our impressive coral reefs, we also happily invite those outdoorsy fishermen and women who come through now and again hoping to cast a line!

While the more serious tarpon fishing season includes a couple short seasons over the course of the year when the waters are calmest–a highly recommended time to come for ya’ll who dream of hooking these monumentally impressive, dinosaur-like fish–snapper, barracuda and jacks swim our calm, protected bay all year long.

Sometimes the there’s nothing better than the opportunity to jump in a kayak, either early in the morning or late afternoon when the sunlight is turning that beautiful late day sheen off the water, and drop a line, content to spend a couple hours in the peace that Tranquilo Bay offers.

Capitan Sanchez fillets a mutton snapper caught by a summer guest.

While the majority of fishing is catch and release, should you hook a good sized snapper or care to wrangle a barracuda off your line, the kitchen is happy to prepare a meal of it! One ambitious (and lucky!) guest got a mutton snapper right off the dock and was proud to share a bite with everyone in the dining room that evening!

Another perk is what fun this activity can be for our younger Tranquilo guests: we can easily get them set up and fishing off our service dock where the boats are kept. You’re almost always guaranteed to catch one of the smaller snappers hanging out under the dark safe nook the hanging boats provide. With mangrove crabs for bait, thanks to Captain Sanchez here, this mutton snapper was on the hook within seconds!

Sport Fishing Article goes live online

“Panama’s Forgotten Coast” – this article has been a blessing for us. We have received more reservations from people reading this article than we have from any other to date. We truly enjoyed having Doug and Rob here with us last October. If you haven’t read it yet – take a look at the article now on Sport Fishing Magazine’s website: http://bit.ly/dOriHk

Tarpon in the shallows

Not long ago, Jim was at the beach with some guests. They had expressed an interest in fishing so he had a rod with him. The guests had moved on to other things so Jim decided to cast. And to his surprise he caught a big Tarpon in the shallows. What excitement. He yelled over to Ramon who was able to capture the catch on film. Awesome day at the beach – fish on.

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Don’t forget – Watch Randy Jones Strike Zone Today

Episode 63- Tranquilo Bay, Panama Tarpon: Want to learn the biggest secret in Tarpon fishing all for less than it would cost to fight the crowds of Florida? Then join Randy this week you travel with him to the Caribbean of Panama for world class Tarpon fishing without the world famous crowds! You will be amazed by the beauty and ready to book your trip to Tranquilo Bay at the end of this adventure! You also won’t want to miss this week’s guide tip and are you the Catch of the Day winner?

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Randy Jones Strike Zone – Revised

Randy Jones Strike Zone – The Outdoor Channel – Tarpon Fishing with Tranquilo Bay episode airs on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Check your local listings for exact times: 7:00 am and 1:30 pm Central Time. This time Randy went way beyond Southern California. It was great fun to have Randy and his crew here. We are looking forward to the episode.

Check out the details for the show here: http://www.outdoorchannel.com/Shows/RandyJonesStrikeZone.aspx

Randy Jones Strike Zone – Mark Your Calendars

Randy Jones Strike Zone – The Outdoor Channel – Tarpon Fishing with Tranquilo Bay episode airs on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Check your local listings for exact times: 7:00 am and 1:30 pm. This time Randy went way beyond Southern California. It was great fun to have Randy and his crew here. We are looking forward to the episode.

Check out the details for the show here: http://www.outdoorchannel.com/Shows/RandyJonesStrikeZone.aspx