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Old 01-23-2020, 07:13 PM   #1
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Anyone from Panama or familiar with spearfishing there?

I'm thinking to go there for bluewater hunting. Is anyone on these boards familiar with the area (pacific). I'd like to pick your brain a bit. My main questions are what area to go to that is legal but good (I understand hannibal is illegal) and what camps or islands are good to stay on. We are interested in targeting tuna in the march/april time frame.

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Old 01-24-2020, 06:24 AM   #2
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Re: Anyone from Panama or familiar with spearfishing there?

Are you looking for a charter? Contact Arnaud Dufossez (Adzhoo on this forum). He lives in Panama and runs a charter operation. Most knowledgeable guide in Panama. He specialises in small groups to maximize your chances of shooting a tuna. This is to be able to chase dolphins and jump in/hop back efficiently. He also uses a low panga for the same reason.

The area you will be hunting is around Hannibal, from Jicarita to Montuosa. Only Hannibal is off and this is a very small area. The only reason we can't go anymore is interaction with line fishermen. I have been on Hannibal with my kayak. There was boats everywhere. Lines, floats, props, yelling.... you get the idea. I had more success (and more fun) going for the birds or dolphins anyway.

Arnaud's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/atunerospanama/

Have fun!

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Old 01-24-2020, 01:00 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone from Panama or familiar with spearfishing there?

Thanks, do you have an email or whatsapp contact for him?
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:11 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone from Panama or familiar with spearfishing there?

Arnaud is not going to be available to dive for a while. He is indeed very good with tuna.

Contact him anyway, maybe he can give you some directions.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:20 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone from Panama or familiar with spearfishing there?

I know he just had surgery and he is not in Panama right now, but the tuna season is still 2 months away...
Contact him and you'll see.

Here is his contact info :

whatsapp +50766746135
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