Dorado are king salmon with rotten attitudes and even worse orthodonture.
The "Tigres Del Rio" of the northern pampas are some of the most powerful freshwater fish that can be tackled with a fly rod. The radiant yellow salmon-shaped fish is a fierce, migratory predator with strong jaws, sharp teeth, and is a native of northern Argentina, Southern Brazil, and Bolivia.
Local sportsmen have been rabid dorado anglers for generations, and the quarry has
enjoyed an absolute burst of popularity after the recent discovery of a few fisherman-friendly, and exotically attractive clear jungle rivers and marshlands where sight fishing is the rule rather than the exception.
Dorado are exceptionally strong and range in size from 5 to 50 pounds. The record being 70. These arent' just big fish. They're voracious creatures that hammer topwater flies and attack streamers with reckless abandon. Stikes
are violent, followed by immediate, explosive, acrobatic leaps and a relentless series of line-stripping runs.
Dorado are migratory, spending their entire life in freshwater either spawning or chasing a migratory baitfish the size of a small shad. The predators move into the Tsimane region from May through October and the season peaks in the marshlands of Northern Argentina from October through April.
Owned by Ricardo "Pinti" Pinto, is an exciting new dorado fishing destination on the upper Parana River. Your main quarry on the Rio Parana will be explosive Dorado up to about 25 pounds. Pacu in the 14 to 25 pound range are also caught...
There are probably half a dozen destinations in Northern Argentina that offer great fishing for Dorado, but recognized as one the best and most deluxe is Pira Lodge, located on the southern shore of the Ibera Marsh. This is a world-class operation...
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