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#1 Apr-03-10 1:37PM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4963

Bolivia Fishing Report 7-22 to 7-24 with PICS

I have gone from one extreme to the other in the past 3 weeks.  I was fishing the Icy Straights of Alaska 18 days ago and now I'm in the Bolivian Jungle.  I'm here for work, but managed to get a little fishing in this evening.  It's the dry season and the rivers are way down.  The river we were on today is down at least 15 feet.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/DSC01936.jpg
We picked a spot with a deep hole next to a cliff and sat down with some worms and beer.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/DSC01935.jpg
Me and 2 others fishing, but I was the only one catching............Here is one of 4 aurodillio that I landed.  These critters make strong runs and take lots of drag.  The biggest one was about 1.8 lbs, but fought like a 5 pounder.
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It's hard reeling one of these in and holding a beer at the same time.  big_smile
Here's the final catch that one of my Bolivian Special Forces buddies is taking home for dinner tonight.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/DSC01942.jpg


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#2 Apr-03-10 1:39PM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4963

Re: Bolivia Fishing Report 7-22 to 7-24 with PICS

Evo does not exactly know that I'm here.......... Got to keep a low profile with this curly blonde hair. big_smile .........tend to stick out in a crowd down here.

Our base camp is only 1/2 mile from a river so I headed out this evening before dinner for an hour of fishing.  Caught 3 more aurodillio........dinner for another Bolivian SF family.  Did catch   one of these critters..........
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/DSC01944.jpg
It had barb-shaped spines down both sides along the lateral line.  It weighed about 2.5 pounds.  I gave it to a local fisherman who wanted it to eat.  It looked like a true prehistoric fish.  yikes


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#3 Apr-03-10 1:40PM

Curly
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4963

Re: Bolivia Fishing Report 7-22 to 7-24 with PICS

Day 3- Went out for a hour again and only one fish........Another one of those sturgeon-looking fish, but this one was 3 pounds.  smile  Didn't think I'd get this one to shore, but did after about 15 minutes (6 lb. test line and very strong current).
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This "boat" floated by and one of my buddies decided to take it out.  No paddle.......just a stick.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/DSC01951.jpg
The river all of a sudden began rising. sad  Flash flood on the way!  It came up about 2 feet before we could get in the truck!  We got out just in time.  big_smile


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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