APA (MS)-Equipment and Tips For Periods

The practice of sport fishing in the Apa if fully realized from mid-1996, when John Carlos-the fisherman of Jau-arrived in the region. Since then, a whole organized logistics and basic infrastructure to cater to tourists who want to know the river.

Important: to make a fishing trip in the Apa with minimal risk of error, and to not incur contempt of applicable law, we recommend an expert advice from those who know well about it. Don’t push your luck.

Apa-General information

Is a shallow and clear most of the year, which runs between mountains, which in your time, in your rainy season level fluctuates a lot, they go up and down quickly. Your riparian forests are virgins in the majority, with only minor points of access for livestock farms in the region;

It’s difficult when navigation of your lowest level, because it has several Rapids, quarries and gravel with steps, lack of trained guides for both, available on site;

The Apa is the dividing line (border) between Brazil and Paraguay

Is the main tributary of the Paraguay River Spawning in the question (of fish), given your profile of rapids and its peculiar geological and geographical features;

The more full of fish of the river is the portion that lies below the location known as Cachoeirinha.

There is also a large Rapids, with several successive jumps, with up to 3 meters high, known as Great Falls or simply “Cachoeirão”. This place is no fishing (federal law). This chute is formed exactly where the waters of the river Lost join at the Apa. The location is of course an obstacle to passage of the shoals to the part above the waterfall;

Access to piscosos points of Apa is made by your mouth (mouth), through the Paraguay River. The starting point for the Apa is the city of Porto Murtinho-MS;

Although you can fish in the Apa staying in hostels in the city, the ideal is to use Boat Hotel parking near the mouth of Apa, so it saves time of navigation to the best fishing spots and has better recovery of fishing days. Is more convenient and more economical. We have boats hotels with tradition in fisheries in the region, with expert guides and knowledgeable. Get to know each of them by clicking below:

Hotel boat Xaraié I >>
>> Boat Xaraiés II Hotel
>> Boat Hotel El Paraíso

MARCH

MOST ACTIVE: jaús, FISH, cacharas, palm hearts, jurupecéns, barbados and pacus; exceptionally, in short periods when the river remains with the low level, it is also excellent for gold and other fish to scale;

BAIT USED: minhocaçu is the main (get it all); White bait (the river itself, including Jenny and small armaus that are great for jaús, hooks baited with the worm), muçum, tuvira; fruits of the region as genipapo, guava, araçá, mango, acerola and macaúba balls;

ADVANTAGES: rarely the fishing is likely to be little productive, because at that time the fish are returning from the spawn, the water temperature is ideal where the fish activity is intense, regardless of the level or the color of the water;

DISADVANTAGES: enough heat and few vacancies in fishing expeditions, requiring to book well in advance;

RECOMMENDATIONS: bring EXTRA clothes of lightweight fabrics, long sleeve shirts, sunscreen, insect repellents, straw hats or caps with neck protector, Polarized Sunglasses, ingesting plenty of fluids and avoid the most exposing the skin directly to the Sun, especially in the early days;

Equipment: short Rod hooks 3/0 and 4/0 to pacus; Norwegian type 5/0 hooks, 6/0, 7/0 and 8/0 for jaús, painted, cacharas, barbados and gold; 0.50 mm lines for the smaller fish and rows 0.80 to 1.00 mm for large jaús; 30 sinkers to 400 grams; average spinners; draws of flexible steel cable 45 to 90 LBS (best left to tie hooks in place, with the help of the piloteiros, as it varies locally and the fish being fish);
> To painted, cacharas and pacus: average action rods with reels and reels or entailing up to 100 metres of 0.50 mm line;
> To: jaús sticks with reels and reels or entailing minimum of 100 meters of 0.80 mm line (preference for seamless sticks);

Note: always good to bring stuff lighter, thinner lines, hooks for jurupecéns fisheries, very active and many actions in the period, among other smaller fish;

APRIL AND MAY

MOST ACTIVE FISH: dourados, pacus and other fish of smaller scale; exceptionally, when the rainy season extends, they also appear painted and cacharas

BAIT USED: Minhocaçu; White bait (the river itself) that are great for the gilded muçum, tuvira; corimba fillet; ox heart; Macaw or wheat balls mixed with strong-smelling ingredients (cheese, powdered juice); crab;

ADVANTAGES: the demand for vacancies in pousada is smaller, which favors lower advance booking, you can better predict the weather conditions; mild temperatures at night, but elevated during the day;

DISADVANTAGES: rarely occurs in the River to be full and with dirty water, but if it occurs during this period, disrupts a lot the productivity of the fishery; in may be subject to some cold fronts;

RECOMMENDATIONS: bring EXTRA clothes light and also Demi-season, repellents and hats;

Equipment: short Rod hooks 3/0 and 4/0; Norwegian type 5/0 hooks, 6/0, 7/0 and 8/0; 0.30 mm 0.60 mm lines; 30 sinkers to 100 grams; average spinners; draws of flexible steel cable 45 to 60 pounds (best left to tie hooks in place, with the help of the piloteiros, as it varies locally and the fish being fish);
> To painted, cacharas, pacus and gold: average action rods with reels and reels or entailing up to 100 metres of 0.50 mm line;

Note: always good to bring stuff lighter, thinner lines, hooks for fishing of piraputangas, piaus and piaparas, very active and many actions in the period, among other smaller fish;

JUNE AND JULY

MOST ACTIVE FISH: Golden, pacus, piaparas, piraputangas, piaus and piauçus;
rarely bite and jaús painted;

BAIT USED: corimba fillet, pieces of fish, dumplings, corn sour, ox heart, tuviras, muçum, other live fish, minhocaçu;

ADVANTAGES: warm, River with clean water (with rare exceptions), large number of wild animals on the banks of the River to contemplation; great for fishing in cevas; very pleasant days, with the need for good clothes during the night;

DISADVANTAGES: risk of cold fronts, with higher incidence in June, where normally the temperature down a bit, to what, in these cases, in going on incidence of South wind, the fishery is limited;

EXTRA RECOMMENDATIONS: take warm clothing and insect repellent;

Equipment: short Rod hooks 3/0 and 4/0; Norwegian type 5/0 hooks, 6/0, 7/0 and 8/0; 0.30 mm 0.60 mm lines; 30 sinkers to 100 grams; average spinners; draws of flexible steel cable 45 to 60 pounds (best left to tie hooks in place, with the help of the piloteiros, as it varies locally and the fish being fish);

> To painted, cacharas, pacus and gold: average action rods with reels and reels or entailing up to 100 metres of 0.50 mm line;

Note: always good to bring stuff lighter, thinner lines, hooks for fishing of piraputangas, piaus and piaparas, very active and many actions in the period, among other smaller fish;

AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

MOST ACTIVE FISH: pacus, piraputangas, piaus and Golden; highlight for piauçus and piaparas; rarely bite and jaús painted until mid-September;

BAIT USED: corimba fillet, fish pieces, Macaw or balls of dough, corn sour, ox heart, tuviras, muçum, other live fish, minhocaçu;

ADVANTAGES: River with clean water, productive for the piauçus; easily if they come (to the naked eye) shoals upriver; cold fronts occur rarely; There is no risk of the river change your level of 1 minute; many beaches along the river; large numbers of wild animals for contemplation, primarily birds on the banks of the river; great for fishing in cevas; very nice nights and strong heat during the day;

DISADVANTAGES: low, difficult river navigation without the presence of trained guides;

EXTRA RECOMMENDATIONS: take hats, insect repellent, sunscreen, Demi-season clothing, long-sleeved shirts; ingesting very liquid;

Equipment: short Rod hooks 3/0 and 4/0; Norwegian type 5/0 hooks, 6/0, 7/0 and 8/0; 0.30 mm 0.60 mm lines; 30 sinkers to 100 grams; average spinners; draws of flexible steel cable 45 to 60 pounds (best left to tie hooks in place, with the help of the piloteiros, as it varies locally and the fish being fish);
> To painted, cacharas, pacus and gold: average action rods with reels and reels or entailing up to 100 metres of 0.50 mm line;

Note: always good to bring stuff lighter, thinner lines, hooks for fishing of piraputangas, piaus and piaparas, very active and many actions in the period, among other smaller fish;

OCTOBER

MOST ACTIVE FISH: pacus, piraputangas, piaus and Golden and all other fish to scale; highlight for piauçus, corimbatás and piaparas; typically in mid-October I already attend the cacharas, painted and jurupocas; jaús also attend on the hooks at the end of the period;

BAIT USED: corimba fillet, fish pieces, Macaw or balls of dough, corn sour, ox heart, tuviras, muçum, other live fish, minhocaçu;

ADVANTAGES: River with clean water, productive for most fish, both scales as leather; very rarely cold fronts during this period occurred in recent years; If the river fill, much better to the fishery; large numbers of wild animals for contemplation, primarily birds on the banks of the river;

DISADVANTAGES: enough heat and few vacancies in the only existing below the Cachoeirão Inn, needing to book well in advance; down river in good part of the period;

EXTRA RECOMMENDATIONS: take hats, insect repellent, sunscreen, clothes, Demi-season, long-sleeved shirts; ingest plenty of fluids and avoid the most exposing the skin directly to the Sun, especially in the early days;

Equipment: short Rod hooks 3/0 and 4/0; Norwegian type 5/0 hooks, 6/0, 7/0 and 8/0; 0.30 mm 0.60 mm lines; 30 sinkers to 100 grams; average spinners; draws of flexible steel cable 45 to 60 pounds (best left to tie hooks in place, with the help of the piloteiros, as it varies locally and the fish being fish);
> To painted, cacharas, pacus and gold: average action rods with reels and reels or entailing up to 100 metres of 0.50 mm line;

Note: always good to bring stuff lighter, thinner lines, hooks for fishing of piraputangas, piaus, piaussus and piaparas, very active and many actions in the period, among other smaller fish.