Rainbow Runner

This beauty will be a fun catch on your next sports fishing trip in Panama!

This fish is very common around Isla Coiba – rainbow runners form large schools over particular rocks near certain islands and over Hannibal Bank. Not a particularly great fighter, but beautiful looking and fairly good to eat. Rainbow Runners can be Black Marlin or Cubera bait when Bonito or Skipjack are hard to find.

Rainbow runner gamefish panama sport fishing

The Rainbow Runner is a member of the Jack family. They are also known as:

  • Spanish Jack
  • Hawaiian Salmon
  • Rainbow Yellowtail.

They get their name from their remarkable color. Their bodies are brilliantly colored with purple, blueish-green sides, a silvery belly and a bright yellow stripe along their body.

While Rainbow Runners can grow up to 6 feet in length, most of them caught by anglers are 3 feet and weigh approximately 15 pounds. Small Rainbow Runners can be used as great live bait as well.

The Rainbow Runner is usually found in tropical and subtropical waters. They can be found in;

  • The Gulf of Mexico
  • Western Atlantic Ocean
  • Brazil
  • The Pacific Ocean

They are usually inhabiting:

  • Coral reef areas
  • Offshore areas
  • Lagoons
  • Buoy- like structures

The rainbow runners diet consists of:

  • Shrimp
  • Crabs
  • Cephalopods
  • Crustaceans

On your next sports fishing trip in Panama, you will find many Rainbow runner fish. While rainbow runners are not the best fighters, they are pleasant to look at and tasty to eat! If you want to catch some other game fish, you can use the rainbow runner for bait. In fact, they are perfect bait for Black Marlin and Cubera.

Rainbow runners are known to have a salmon like taste. However, many people make sashimi out of it! You can rest assured that on your next sports fishing trip in Panama, you will be delighted when you caught this beautiful and tasty fish!!!

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Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and general sport fishing trip dates to Isla Coiba in Panama tend to fill up quickly each year.  Contact us NOW to book your trip of a lifetime with Marlin Panama! We have so many fishing opportunities available. You are assured of having a fantastic sport fishing adventure in this beautifully exotic and remote part of Central America.  Don’t wait, call now to help assure yourself of getting the dates you want!  We supply everything you will needs as far as food, drink, bait and tackle are concerned. We are very knowledgeable in fishing this area and have been doing so for decades. Join us soon! You will be glad you did!

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