READER’S CATCH TRAVEL
I quickly bumped up the drag, put the wood to the fish when to my horror I saw it jetting straight for one of our pangas with lines in the water.
the distinct clicker became one solid shrieking noise. By the time I snatched up the rod and fought to whip the kayak around to give chase, the torpedo of a fish had damn near spooled me. I quickly bumped up the drag, put the wood to the fish when to my horror I saw it jetting straight for one of our pangas with lines in the water. I knew if the fish swam around the lines and took off, I’d have a tangled mess resulting in losing this once in a lifetime opportunity. The fish and I must have been
SPORTFISHING ADVENTURES | Q4 2019
thinking the same thing, because that’s exactly what he did. Shooting right for the boat he took a sharp turn just after passing the lines. Without hesitation Darret with Los Buzos, looking like a Costa Rican Rambo, stripped down and knife in teeth, dove into the water quickly cutting the lines preventing a sure-fire tangle. A few wild screams and a collective “no way did that just happen” later, I was off and running on what turned out to be a two-and-a-half-hour sleigh ride along the Panamanian coastline. At first, we were