Panama Canal Peacock Bass

June 19, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

New York Times writer Dave Sherwood takes a risk and heads into the Panama Canal to fly fish for “sargeants” with a native guide. “Parked at the end of the dock was a 13-foot, old aluminum boat — 952 feet shy of the canal maximum. Ché, our guide, sat back by the motor, bailing water from the previous night’s rainstorm.”