Panama Black Marlin: Episode 303

Airs: Fri Jan 15 at 9:30 am & 12:30 pm ET, Sun Jan 17 at 10:00 am ET

In this episode I help my friend and fishing partner Juan Spragge reel in his first black marlin off the coast of Panama. Juan has hooked hundreds of marlin for clients, but never reeled one in himself. When I go for my own marlin, we end up with a nice yellowfin to bring home for sushi!


Featured in this episode: Sea Vee boat, Raymarine marine electronics, Shimano Talica 25 and Talica 50 reels, Shimano Terez curved-butt carbon fiber rod, AFTCO gloves.


Featured in this episode: bonito (live bait), black marlin (Istiompax indica), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares).



We want to help keep Jose Wejebe’s legacy alive by making fishing dreams come true for those who face life-impacting challenges. Learn more about how the Jose Wejebe “Spanish Fly” Memorial Foundation does it.


My special thanks go to captain Juan Spragge and the Islas Secas Resort in Panama. I’ve been fishing with Juan for 5 years now. We’ve shared over 600 days of fishing out of Islas Secas!



Hannibal Bank near Islas Secas Resort, off the coast of Panama.