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April 30, 2014

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The Fanged Monster of Fast-Water

May 15, 2013

I’m always a bit nervous when traveling to a foreign country, meeting new people and pursuing a fish I’ve never experienced before. I guess most people would be. So I couldn’t help but wonder if these guys were putting me on. After creeping along slippery ledges and craggy rocks to the edge of a swirling pool, my guide told me to cast my big Rapala CD 18 into the rapids of Uraima falls! How could he keep a straight face looking into that swirling maelstrom? I couldn’t see how it was possible for a fish to swim, let alone feed, in the roiling currents. Skeptically, I heaved the heavy lure into the frothing water and then frowned with the effort of struggling to retrieve the Rapala against the tremendously powerful current and the rock-strewn bottom. This did not seem like the way to access the fabled fast-water predator. Why weren’t we using the boats? I shook my head remembering how I’d spent endless tiring hours casting for saltwater species into unproductive surf from rocks just like these. Suddenly, on my second cast, I was startled out of my reverie when a belligerent payara blasted my lure and took off running, almost tumbling me off my rocky perch. Line started screaming off my reel. More

Take a look at this Payara!

April 1, 2013

The Angler’s Guide to Payara – You’ve got to love a face like this!

The fantastic dentures of the payara are a remarkable adaptation evolved to help it catch big, quick baitfish in fast-water jungle rivers. These powerful predators congregate in swirling eddies and rushing currents below waterfalls and rapids in South America’s tropical, high-gradient rivers. read more

It’s all about exploration and going wh

July 22, 2012

It’s all about exploration and going where no one else has gone before. LIKE if you agree!

When’s the best season to fish for big

April 22, 2012

When’s the best season to fish for big peacocks? Well, like most things in life, it depends – but generally, it’s the “dry season.”

Weekend Conversation: Jim: “I caught a

January 28, 2012

Weekend Conversation:
Jim: “I caught a twenty pound salmon last week.”
Fred: “Were there any witnesses?”
Jim: “There sure were. If there hadn’t been, it would have been forty pounds!”

Fish of the Week: Peacock Bass – Cichla Nigromaculata

October 10, 2011

Our “Fish of the Week” is Peacock Bass – Cichla nigromaculata, one of the newly described (2006) species of Cichla (ID key C. nigromaculata).

The Cichla nigromaculata possesses three relatively narrow and short dark vertical bars and two lighter bars in between the darker ones.  No markings are present on operculum. It has an overall dark body coloration, shading from greenish/gold below to black dorsally. A bluish cast overlies the body color. Its upper fins are dark and its lower fins are bluish. Cichla nigromaculata’s depth to length ratio is approximately 30 percent and has approximately 80 lateral line scales. It is most similar to Cichla monoculus.

The Cichla nigromaculata can be found in the river basins of the Rio Orinoco, Rio Casiquiare and Rio Negro in Venezuela and Brazil. They’re most commonly found in lagoons, especially floodplain lagoons (seasonally isolated/connected), although they can be found sporadically in the channel.

From a report by Dr. Stuart Willis:

“We fished for these all through the upper Orinoco and Casiquiare, mostly in the Mavaca and Pamoni. They are most common in lagoons, especially floodplain lagoons (seasonally isolated/connected), although they can be found sporadically in the channel. These don’t show any particular observable habitat use differences to C. monoculus. We caught these on weedless spoons and in-line spinnerbaits.”

Peacock Bass - Cichla Nigromaculata

Peacock Bass - Cichla Nigromaculata

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32-Pound Payara

October 4, 2011

Amazon highland rivers are home to big, aggressive payara like this 32 pound trophy taken on a Rapala CD 18:

32-Pound Payara

32-Pound Payara

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A Little Peacock!

September 30, 2011

The highlands rivers have so much variety that even Peacock Bass are part of the fun. This 4-lb. Cichla Ocellaris took a fly meant for a Payara:

Peacock Bass

 

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September 29, 2011

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