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Panama Freaky Frankie

May 10, 2011

Panama Update: Sometimes you don’t know what the day has in store for you. We were all focused on Marlin today but the local waters have been “green” which according to the captains is “no good for mar-leen”.

Somehow Frank convinced everyone in the blink of an eye that Mike and Ken should go spearfishing with him in the afternoon. Before anyone knew what was going on Mike was jazzed up and off they went out…8 miles offshore, found a log, jumped in and were having a ball…

Frank was using the spear while Mike was spotting the fish. They saw Jacks, Blue runners and then 3 Cubera snapper cruised by and Frankie went in for the shot. Mike was watching the all the action…Frank nailed a big one held onto the line and to quote Mike:

“Frank was pulled so deep that he went out of sight…he was gone…this was nuts…you’re on your own partner (he thought) and headed back to the boat”

Moments later (all on one breath) after getting pulled down 40+ feet Freaky Frankie breaks the surface with a line in hand and the battle ensues to pull the beast in the boat. The end result of the team effort…

A massive Cubera snapper…”everyone was pumped” according to Frank. Here are a couple more shots…

Ken and Alirio with the monster…

The excitement over the first WCFC Cubera on the ship…from left to right: Alirio, Junior, Ken, Freaky, Johnny, Blondie, Mike, Chris and David.

As Ken and Mike relax at the Marlin bar with cocktails and apetizers…

Junior starts to clean the snapper, he starts with de-scaling and skinning…

doing the same on both sides…

…then cuts the fillets…

which end up with 2 sides similar to those of a GIANT yelloweye…

The evening was quiet other than the bay’s only other boating resident, Ben and his family (who have been living on their 50 ft sailboat for 7 years) who were out for a fun tow on their stand up paddle board…

Not a bad way to spend a few years.

The sun went down…

…and another day comes to an end. Tomorrow we’re focused on finding Marlin and I’ll be joining Mike and Ken for a day on the water.

Ken Beatty

WCFC Panama



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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
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  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,960$5,570
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  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
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  • 4 guests per boat$5,795$6,405
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