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when I worked I needed fishing to help me through the stress of Corporate life. No exageration, fishing was my psychotherapist.
I have fished all up and down the Atlantic Seaboard as well as the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallierta, Alaska, Vancouver (BC), the Gulf of Mexico and Costa Rico.
This fall I am planning a trip to The Amazon River region south east of Manaus in Brazil for some trophy Peacock Bass.
I am totally unfamiliar with this area except to know that it is extremely close to the equator and during the peak of the summer season there with the sun, and insects, as well as pythons and pirahna's a problem. Anyone have any experience there to give some advice and do's and don'ts.
Hey I am a hopeless planner who leaves no stone unturned and I've started thinking about what I need for this December tyrip and any thoughts would be appreciated.
Originally posted by Nome
some advice and do's and don'ts.
I've never fished the Amazon but I have a "do" and a "don't" for you:
Do try to avoid the pythons. :scared:
Don't become lunch for the piranhas. :scared:
I hope this helps.
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Sounds like a day in the life for me. Here's what I do ... try to stand up real tall and puffed up so you look too big for the pythons and if you make eye contact, look as mean as you can and if that doesn't work, RUN. As for the piranhas ... don't put your feet in the water.
I really enjoy fishing. I haven't gone in a long time. I've only ever gone fishing in area lakes. It sounds like you've done alot of traveling.
Love to fish. Mostly salt water off surf or boat. Have done some fresh water, but its just not the same as fishing the ocean/bay.
ling (whiting used to be good)
Do like fly fishing for trout, but haven't had any luck or don't have the skills.
03-16-01, 05:18 AM
I guess JP hasn't looked in this area yet, I'll leave it to him to tell you about how much he likes to fish.
My advice, after reading:
I am totally unfamiliar with this area except to know that it is extremely close to the equator and during the peak of the summer season there with the sun, and insects, as well as pythons and pirahna's a problem.
would be don't go! But I'm a wimp! ;)
But I think I'll take the risk. How can you enjoy anything without a little excitement. Anyway, for me fishing is almost as great a pashion as baseball. Have a great time in Tampa.
03-16-01, 11:48 AM
NYY15, I sure do hope you mean STRIPERS and not STRIPPERS!
Yeah.......I fish. Like you, Nome, it's therapy for me. I fish mostly surf...........L.I. area and of course Montauk. I fish primarily for Stripers..........Yes, I'm one of those crazy guys that get up at 2 a.m. just to catch a good tide and am heading home just after sun-up. My favorite place to fish is Montauk. I have a house out there that I rent for the summers...............but in the fall, it's all mine. No better place in the world to surf fish.
Good luck on your trip for Peacock Bass. Sure is a beautiful looking fish. Understand they're pretty ornery, too. Let us know how you made out.
03-16-01, 10:21 PM
Hey Nome let us all know how it turns out.
I've been fishing my whole life(Dad taught me).I mainly fish fresh water,but have done some salt water fishing. Caught blues,cod,sharks.Caught a sea robin once,damn those things are ugly!
Trout season opens up here on April 1st so I'll be spending a lot more time outdoors.Good luck,send pics.
Sounds exciting. I fish a lot, but nearly all fresh water. In the spring, I fish local and Adirondack trout streams with flies, and in the summer I go after Walleyes and smallmouth. The most exotic fishing I've ever done was Marlin fishing off the coast of Maui. I hope you share all your stories when you get back.
i don't fish, but i do have one of those talking bass mounted on my wall..
he sings a pretty mean elvis
Thanks for your input. I really feel fishing has served as my relief valve. With five smart kids and planning how to afford their college education had really put a lot of pressure on me, as well as jobs that were extremely stressful, my major outlet was fishing.
Today's problem is the stock market. I can't believe that they lost 2000 points in the dow over the last two weeks (20%). I really should postpone my trip till the Dow recovers. What funds I have for the rest of my life are in stocks. While I am not worried, it makes me concerned.
My thinking today, is to conserve funds as much as possible but to still make the Amazon trip. You never know when the opportunity will raise again and your health will allow it.
Anyway when I return at the end of this year, I promise to post pictures of my world record beating catches for whoever is interested.
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