The Dorado is an extremely strong, aggressive and acrobatic predator that busts on any baitfish in its vicinity. Packs of these bruisers can be seen chasing shoals of baitfish and the attacks are nothing but explosive. Lure, bait or fly fishing, once hooked, Dorados will strip line off your reel like an express train, and so good quality tackle is needed.
Dorados can be caught with flies, lures or natural bait. We suggest 8-9 wt fly rods and same for the sinking tip line. Lures can be varied from shallow diving to deep diving lures, but all with beefed-up hardware.
Dorados here can reach in to the 30lbs range so strong leaders and hooks are required. This river has extremely rich and varied fishing areas, with deep channels, gullies, sandbars, lagoons, stone points and dozens of streams, making this area a real fishing paradise.
Anglers will drift fish from the boat or cast from the bank, between wood structure or rocks and from different islands. Anglers can catch Dorados over 30lb, along with Surubi Cats (usually on natural live bait) to over 60lb and Pacu to over 25lb.
Fly fishing for Pacu is a pure adrenaline rush. There are many methods to use for Pacu, with small streamers, flies that imitate insects falling from the trees, and imitation fruits.
Large Surubi Cats inhabit these waters too and anglers can take time out from casting flies and lures and chill out in the boat with a heavy Dorado outfit or catfish gear. They are in the depths waiting for a live bait to pass by and that’s it, hang on to your horse!