GRUNDÉNS PRESENTS: Panama – Sport Fishing Paradise

par-a-dise noun
: a place or state of bliss, felicity, or delight

The definition of “paradise” can be interpreted in many ways. To anglers, that definition can be dissected even further depending on preferred fishing style, body of water, and target fish species. For ocean-enthused sport fishermen, nothing can be truer than calling a trip off Central America’s rugged Pacific coastline as a full-blown bucket list fishing experience.

That’s why when Captain Shane Jarvis of Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge invited us to experience everything his slice of sport fishing Heaven has to offer, we simply couldn’t refuse. And, while we anticipated explosive encounters with some of the Pacific Ocean’s apex big game predators, what we left with was awe over the diversity and endless options for sport fishing variety the region had to offer. Coupled with incredible scenery, warm weather, and laid-back, tropical vibes, Panama checks all the boxes of a true sport fishing paradise.

About Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge: located 12 miles off the Pacific coast in the middle of Panama’s Gulf of Chiriquí National Marine Park, SFPIL calls home on Isla Paridas surrounded by pristine jungle and white sand beaches. Like no other fishing lodge in the country, SFPIL offers a private island experience for clients looking to catch marlin, tuna, mahi-mahi, roosterfish, cubera snapper, and over 20 other gamefish species in a truly unique setting – all within proximity to the epic fishing grounds at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and Isla Coiba. To learn more, visit