Q&A Fishing Tackle Advice - Panama Edition

Q&A Fishing Tackle Advice - Panama Edition

Q: I am taking a tip to kayak fish on Panama’s wild west coast and wanted to know what Capt. Mike suggested for catching Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper and Yellowfin Tuna down in those waters?


A: There are a lot of different lures Hogy would recommend for these various situations. Let’s break it down by category.

Plugs – 60% of your casting will be done with plugs. Topwater poppers and subsurface gliders are dynamite for Roosters, Tuna and a variety of the snapper species.

panama yellowfin tuna

Our Charter Grade Poppers in the large 5.5-inch size will be ideal.

charter grade popper

The 5.5-inch Slider will be excellent for targeting roosters. On our trip, these style baits were the most productive for roosters.

charter grade slider

Jigs – There are so many species that will jump on a jig down there, it’s amazing. I had the most success with the 4.5oz Hogy Herring Jig.

hogy herring jig

Surface Jigs – When tuna and jacks are boiling up top, the 2oz Hogy Epoxy Jig Lures were perfect at imitating the smaller bait and offer great casting distance.

epoxy jig lure

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