Piñas Bay, Panama truly lives up to this meaning. The abundance and variety of gamefish caught in the Pacific waters around the lodge includes black marlin, blue marlin, striped marlin, and sailfish. All species of billfish can be caught “right outside our front door," making this a truly unique location. You have a good chance of catching large dorado, yellowfin tuna (some over 200 pounds), above average size roosterfish (many over 50 pounds), big Cubera snapper, amberjack, rainbow runner, wahoo, grouper and mackerel. In recent years a few “Pacific” tarpon have also been caught.
Over 300 IGFA World Records have been broken in Piñas Bay, more than anywhere else in the world. Tropic Star Lodge currently holds over 50 world records. Most of the records at the Lodge were taken on light and ultra-light line, which is what Piñas Bay is recognized for throughout the World. The Lodge has also recorded over 50 IGFA Junior Angler World Records.