The back of the shirts say “property of paradise” The crew from FishPanamaToday.com may be owned by paradise, but its not a 1 way relationship. From the moment Shane, our captain, picked us up with a nice rumbling from the dual motors on the back of the cat boat, Top Cat, we felt a little bit of paradise ourselves. From step 1 onto Isla Paridas you feel ready for a 3 hour tour yourself on the white sand beach fringed with palms trees. A short jungle trek later reveals the heart of the operation nestled in a private island cove.
“fishing lodge” wouldn’t begin to describe the charm of this get-a-way. A constant 180 degree changing painting that ranges from turtles to whales and a plethora of land based critters. The food is all prepared by the lovely chef Liz, who’s charm finds its way into every plate, with a little extra touch that makes the dining experience on the island a solid 4 sweet asses (we considered 4 and a half, but how do you choose half of a whole sweet ass?)
Back to that fishing part. If the operation didn’t shine before — which was shiny enough to make Liz Taylor rise from the grave — Here, it did. Shane runs a tight boat utilizing the most modern electronics and techniques fishing the legendary Hannibal banks, we’re talking Jurassic park. Always eager for the next fish he is an attendant captain and always aware. He can Pilot, he can fish, and he is a fine businessman to boot.
Overall, the possibility for 5 sweets asses was thrown about, but ultimately the magic number 5 is still without a patron, but maybe if this story ended slightly different…
In the end, it was agreed over a bottle of scotch — as all good choices should be, that 4 sweet asses was the final mark. Thank you Shane, Nancy, Steve, Liz, and Burnabay!
– Ben & Jeff, The Addictive Angler Guys