The Golden Dorado (Salminus maxillosus or Salminus brasiliensis) is a large river fish that lives in South America. Despite having Salminus in its name, the dorado is not related to any species of salmon, nor to the saltwater fish also called dorado.
Dorados are piscivores, eating a wide variety of prey fish. One of the dorado's favorite prey are sabalo, a type of schooling fish typically 1-4 kg in weight. The Dorado is highly sought-after by anglers, both
for its delicious taste and fighting ability. It is, however, extremely difficult to catch. The aggressive nature of the dorado, its high jumps, and great fighting strength and
stamina have created a great competitive market among anglers from all corners of the world, traversing South American waters in hopes of hooking a dorado.
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...
Tsmiane boasts incredible numbers of two species of Dorado up to 40 pounds. Pirapitinga, Amazon Pacú up to 25 pounds, and Yatorana, pound for pound, one of the strongest species swimming in freshwater. Sight fishing isn't just a possibility, it's the rule.
Like streamer fishing in a freestone river for tarpon on steroids, Tsimane blends, like no other destination on Earth, the best aspects of fly fishing: sight casting, freestone wading, floating lines; majestic sceneries, mountain rivers with clear, virgin waters; and four extremely sporting species of fish reaching very significant sizes.
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