A relatively unknown and stunningly underrated Amazon predator, Wolfish (called Trairão in the Amazon) are fantastic fighters, attacking lures both on the surface and below. They strike with with gut-wrenching violence then offer a powerful fight, accentuated by prodigious, head-shaking, spinning leaps. They can reach very large sizes (up to 40 pounds) and will give any angler more than he or she expects.
If wolfish weren't so darned ugly, they'd be one of the world's most acclaimed sport fish. Their mouthful of wicked teeth, large scales and thick body gives them the look of a sumo wrestler with the agility of an acrobat. They are pugnacious to a fault and will attack almost anything that looks like food. Anglers in the know pursue these wolf-like critters with lure choices that focus simply on what is necessary to put the bait into their area of awareness.
Rio Travessão Variety
Fierce Amazon Predators.
Accomodation: Elegant Rustic Lodge
Species: Bicuda, Catfish, Pacu, Payara, Peacock Bass, Piranha, Wolfish (Trairao)
Season: October through February