The city of Miguelópolis which is located 444 km from the capital São Paulo is a great option for those who want to fish for peacock bass on the Rio Grande.
The river, once dammed, became famous among the fishermen, to catch peacock bass yellow (Cichla kelberi) and blue (Cichla piquiti), with the highlight to the size of the specimens, which, in the case of the blue, can go from 5 kg.
To fish on-site, the first step is to hire an experienced guide, who knows the dam, since there is a multitude of trunks and stumps underwater that are invisible during navigation, and may cause a serious accident in case of collision.
The second step: to mount, to betray, to take a great variety of artificial lures, because the behavior of the peacock bass vary greatly according to the environmental factors and the time of year.
The plugs and half water, small, staining reflective with tones of pink are the ones that give best results. Jigs of the plume in 10 to 15g are also a good choice when the fish are not rising.
September to December is the best time to catch the giants blue. It is worth mentioning that during this period, many fish are bred, it is therefore essential that the angler the handle and disengage quickly, in the same place of capture, so that they return to the nest and protect their young.
From January to September we can do good fishing in areas with trees and submerged trunks forming the local known as “crown-cap removers”.
The peacock bass blue are preferably in the islands submerged, which are areas more shallow in the middle of the river and in parts deep margins. Therefore, when fished in the margins, the pitches should be facing toward the middle of the river.
On the hottest of days, you can find them in the razeiras from the banks and catch them “in the visual”.
Already the peacock bass yellow, can even be captured on the islands submerged, but a local surefire are the caves that have vegetation of water hyacinth.
The site has the potential to be one of the best of Brazil to the fishing of the giant blue, but the killing of fish is constant and there is any kind of effective oversight, which meant that in recent times, the number of copies found to decrease drastically.
Even so, the Rio Grande still beautiful and can provide great fishing, surprising us with the size of the fish that can be caught!
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