This hard fighting fish is probably one of my favourites, absolutely brutal, with lure crushing dentistry and capable of taking line against the strongest drags. Because they are found in relatively shallow water they waste no time in dragging your lure back to their rocky lair and you must always be ready for that heart stopping hit.
The best location for these is our lodge in Panama where they can be caught on slow jigs and stickbaits as well as poppers. There is nothing as exhilarating as watching that unmistakeable red shape emerge from the depths to engulf your lure, sometimes just feet from the boat !!
Details of our Panama trips can be found here.
Note : All photos on this page are our customers on recent trips, something not all operators do ….
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