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    Piranha Fishing on the Mamore River

    by AlbuqRay Updated Nov 27, 2005

    Actually the fishing was in a lagoon off the Mamore River. During the rainy season, the river is high and swift. Piranhas like slower water. There were four of us in the boat counting the guide, Mitchell. The fishing was actually pretty good. I would have used a smaller hook but maybe they can bite through a smaller guage hook. Mitchell caught all the piranha except the one I caught. He cleaned them and we had them for dinner.

    Equipment: Just a wooden pole and heavy string line with a bit of metal leader and a shanked hook. You thread the beef on the hook and then make it "plop" into the water. Then you slap the water lightly several times with the tip of your pole. You must set the hook quickly or your bait will be gone in a flash. The lagoon was deeper than the place on the Ibare River, so we fished 4-5 feet deep.

    Mitchell and Palmetto Piranha Just a Mitchell with White Piranha Got a White Piranha Mine Is the One on the Left
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    Piranha Fishing on the Ibare River

    by AlbuqRay Updated Nov 27, 2005

    On my second riverboat trip, we went piranha fishing twice. Piranhas like slower water. The first time was in a lagoon off the Mamore River (which was running fast and high since it was the rainy season). The second time was on the Ibare River, a smaller river with lots of vegetation growing in it. You fish just the opposite as for most fish. You try to make splashes and vibrations to attract the piranha. Once they arrive it is just like in the movies...they eat fast and there are many of them. We used raw, tough beef chunks for bait. You would not want to fall in the water if you had a cut on you. There were two types of piranhas, white and palmetto. Both had big sharp teeth. The white piranhas looked like crappies with teeth and the palmettos were stockier and brightly colored.

    Equipment: Just a wooden pole and heavy string line with a bit of metal leader and a shanked hook. You thread the beef on the hook and then make it "plop" into the water. Then you slap the water lightly several times with the tip of your pole. You fish just off the bottom, which was about 3-4 feet. You must set the hook quickly or your bait will be gone in a flash.

    Teeth of a Palmetto Piranha Bend in the Ibare River A Whopper White Piranha (with Teeth Though) Hold Them Carefully What Would Happen If You Fell In
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