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Image 1: Our guides show off their muscles hoisting a 100+ pound jau catfish overhead. Notice the tag under the dorsal fin.
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Image 2: This baby piraiba catfish is called filhote, or youngster. We tag all of these fish as part of  Projeto Pirandira
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Image 3: Large jau cats roam the waters of Brazil's highlands rivers.
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Image 4: Russell Jensen weighed this 98 lb. jau catfish.  He later caught a 109 pound specimen to set the new IGFA world record.
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Image 5: This huge piraiba catfish was caught in a Brazilian Highlands river.
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Image 6: All captured fish are carefully released in quiet water, to ensure their safe recovery.
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Image 7: The jau's huge jaws enable them to
engulf prey ranging from live fish
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Image 8: A beautiful filhote.
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Image 9: A trophy jau.
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Image 10: It's hard to say who is holding whom in this photo.  Perhaps it's best to just consider it a catfish dance.
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Image 11: This jau catfish measured 1.55 meters and is estimated to have weighed around 150 pounds.  Big enough to be a record.
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Image 12: Highlands rivers give anglers the opportunity to pick on someone their own size.
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Image 13: The giant piraiba requires careful handling after a long fight.  Our guide gets in the water to tag and resuscitate the fish.
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Image 14: Jau catfish seem to recover more quickly when beached, rather than boated.
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Image 15: Another beautiful jau.
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Image 16: It takes a serious tape measure to properly collect data on a catfish this big.
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