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In Search of "El Dorado"
For over two hundred
years after Columbus found the New World, brave, gold-crazed explorers
searched for "El Dorado", the fabled city of gold hidden deep in South
America's wild jungles. For a somewhat shorter time (15 years now),
Acute Angling, less brave, but just as crazed (although for fish) has been
searching for an "El Dorado" of a scalier kind.
This dorado is pure fishing
gold. Salminus maxillosus, the South American freshwater dorado.
An exceptionally strong swimmer and jumper, dorado typically range in size
from 5 to 10 pounds, although twenty pound trophies can be common at the
right time and place. While the current IGFA all-tackle record is
over 50 pounds, giants of up to 70 pounds have been caught in nets.
Their intense, almost radiant, golden color is marked with holographic
black horizontal stripes. This patterning, coupled with their powerful
jaws and razor sharp teeth have earned the dorado the sobriquet "River
Tiger" in South America. Once fooled with a bait, their arm-wrenching
strike is a testament to their aggressiveness and ferocity. As soon
as an angler sets the hook, these wild leapers explode out of the water
in a series of outrageous jumps, truly making them an angler's "El Dorado".
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