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Here are a few pictures from a trip I took about three weeks ago. We were fishing on the Correntyne River, on the border between Suriname and Guyana. I have more pictures, but have not uploaded them to Photobucket yet.

Peacock bass. Good fighting fish and good eating.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/pdrhoads/December2008ApoeraTrip074.jpg

Tony, my Trio Indian fishing buddy, with a huge piranha.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/pdrhoads/December2008ApoeraTrip065.jpg

Catch of the day.

http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t186/pdrhoads/December2008ApoeraTrip076.jpg
 

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My dad was in Venezuela several times and never caught a piranha anywhere near that size. I've never seen one on TV to match it. Is that a different species or a world record?

And, all the peacock bass I've seen caught on TV were bigger. You just have to be different, I guess.
 

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There must be different types of piranhas, with different sizes and some that are more aggressive than others. People swim and bathe in this river, so they are not a real problem. This one was one of the biggest I have seen.

The peacock bass in the pictures are small; some of them get really big. I have never caught a big one, but farther up the same river a friend recently caught one that weighed five kilos. I would like to hook onto one like that.

On this trip I caught two peacock bass at the same time - one on the front hook and one on the back hook.

I have more pictures from this trip. If anyone is interested in seeing them let me know and I will post them.
 

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You make me sick!!!!

We're up here freezing our Kahoonies off while your down there having a good ole time.

Sick, I'm telling you! Sick!
 

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I have caught Peacock Bass in Lake Gatun, Panama. They are crazy fish. Your lure won't stand up to more than 9-10 of them before it is trashed. Some of the ones we caught went 8-9 pounds. It seemed like the Peacock Bass had never eaten before - they would smash a plug and if you missed hooking them would turn around and attack the lure again and again until they were hooked.

Fishing Pics in winter are always good - keep posting.
 

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Just look at that. Shorts. Short sleeves. Happy smiles. :cool:

What is that your shanty is on? It looks like a river, but it's...LIQUID! How did you get to your shanty if you couldn't walk out to it? ;)

Seriously, your photos look great. That's some mess of fish, and the second batch of pictures are mighty tasty looking, too.
 

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I sure would like to go down there havea little fun.

big rockpile
 
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