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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:41 am 
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Hi Guys,

At the outset I will have to explain the Title for the thread.

Well, In Brazil the most popular soap opera ever was called “The passage to india” and It ran for 8 months. In this serial the most popular term used was Arey Baba!!

On to the trip… Every year we always wonder where could we go fishing during the summer break of June July. our favorite destinations on the Indian ocean was out of question during the monsoon. Then we sat down a couple of months go with a map and started looking and our eyes finally rested on the amazon. The amazon always was like a Mecca of freshwater fishing and all that stands for nature and adventure.

The plans were drawn and we contacted a fellow Brazilian Gt fisherman from the forums . He arranged the trip for us and in fact was as excited as us to join us on the trip for a week . He is incidentally the editor of a famous fishing magazine in Brazil and also hosts the most famous Brazilian fishing show on their TV.

We fished a southern tributary of the Amazon called the Rio teles pires. It is very difficult to explain the experience as most of the trip was unreal especially for us who came from the corner of the world where most of what nature gave us is destroyed and the only very little that remains in its original pristine form can be counted best in terms of a few kilometers stretch of a river protected by a few anglers and other agencies . And even there,there is poaching,dynamiting and poisoning very frequently.

But here we had 200 kms stretches of river tributaries that were untouched teaming with wildlife, fish and nature at its pristine best. The further we get from this spot the more we would appreciate the magnitude of its worthiness.

I am basically an angler, nature lover and bird watcher having an opinion on every thing and fancying myself an expert on wildlife and birds. But here I was humbled as every thing I saw was new. The birds left my mind boggling , the forest, river and fish species left me tongue tied and in a state of stupor.

I will be posting the pictures and telling you more about our trip in the next few days as time permits.

At the moment we're in Sao Paulo recovering from insect bites we suffered in the Amazon.. A small price for the trip.
Will be proceeding to Panama to try a hand on the Cubers and the rooster fish.

Cheers

Jeen


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Hi Jeen,
Jeen, just reading your introduction,has got me all excited!!
Waiting to read and see more of your trip.
Jeen, the beauty of the Amazon may not last very long. There is the land mafia and the loggers trying to grab
everything out there.The indigenous people are fighting hard to save the Amazon.
You are an adventurer, congrats.
Syd.


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Hi Jeen,

I can only imagine what a trip and adventure you guys must have enjoyed. It must have been a life time experience, fishing in untouched water with amazing wild life and bird call around you. Get well soon and post the pictures.

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Ali. :D


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hey Mr. Jeen,

that must be SOME trip you are enjoying..

get well soon..

waiting for your report and snaps..

regards,
pranav.....


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Wow Jeen

You are one dedicated Angler.. I wish I could go for such an adventure!

Get well soon and dont keep us waiting for long :P


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Jeen you luuuuckhy fellow :twisted: How I envy you ! :lol: :lol:

get well soon from the lovebites :wink: I mean the insect bites {of lady bugs }, have a blast, enjoy every moment and come home safely Best of Luck :-)

@ Mken watchout ! another Bombardment of terrific pics from Jeen & Co :lol: :lol:


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I got my Raybans painted over with permanent marker ink ::)))))) Cant wait for the pics ... great intro Jeen ...


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Woooooo ! Way to go Jeen !

This was indeed a cruel joke you have played. Sending us a write up & leaving us begging for more.

Really looking forward to a detailed write up & lots n lots of pics. Hope you guys are well & have a blast in Panama.

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man,,cannot wait for the pictures,,u should be in the marketing line man :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Here we go again.

Thanks for the warning Jeen. I shall head out to the 'chemist' and pick up some anti-depressants. And a lot of tissue paper.

Hopefully I will be able to 'see' this picture album.


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Where, where, where? Get this over with quickly. Dint you manage to catch an anaconda, or vice versa. :twisted: :lol: Just kidding. I always wish you luck, just to add more to that which you already have. 8)


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Admire the angler in you, Jean.
Eagerly waiting for the pictures. Sure they will be as stunning as your previous pictures.
Have a blast of a time.

Ravi


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Arey Baba what a trip after the Photos Baba re baba kya trip. May many more such trips come your way. Atleast i'll get to see through your post what you experienced which i may not get a chance to do. best of luck for the rest of your trip.


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We all are waiting for the pics to be posted.


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apoo wrote:
We all are waiting for the pics to be posted.



Well some of us are!


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Guys,

Here goes...

We have more than 100 pics and it is difficult to select, resize and upload. We will try to do this during the next couple of days with groups of photographs. I will also try to best describe the charecteritics and tactics used for these fish.

Many more species to come...



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Whoo haa
I love the fishing bus. I love the cessna.
I love the Piranha.
Some of the fish i have seen only on books and do not know what they are!!!!!
Eagerly waiting for the report.
Ravi.


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hey hey, wait a sec....... that's a peacock, am i right?????????


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11th pic........looks like a mans face drawn inside the throat of the fish!!!!!!!
I admired the Catevara.
Ravi


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nice pics pls name the cat fishes. Only could id peacock bass n phirana . Congrats


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Apart from the peacock bass and piranha,the other fish are the freshwater drum,the giant catfish or Jau,and the last picture is another catfish known locally as the jhun-jia. The drums and catfish were caught on live bait which was a small eel like fish known as tuvida.


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Super stuff Jeen. What an experience it must have been.

Excellent fishing and thanks for sharing the pic. Truly amazing.

Santosh


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:D Sundaram Ati Sundaram


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ravinp58 wrote:
11th pic........looks like a mans face drawn inside the throat of the fish!!!!!!! Ravi


Ha ha.. either you are a dentist or u got bad habits. :lol:

Love the pics Jeen. Where in the Cessna did the rod in the case fit? 8)

More more.... encore.


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ravinp58 wrote:
11th pic........looks like a mans face drawn inside the throat of the fish!!!!!!!
I admired the Catevara.
Ravi


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You are right there Ravi, a sharp eye you got there
The man inside seems to be in yellow sunglasses smiling for the picture
he sure looks better than the one holding him :lol: :lol:


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What a trip it must have been.

I could only see the first few pictures. Then my eyes welled up. Could not see a thing after that.


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Excellent catch. Thanks for sharing the pics. We want to see more. Please!!!!


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Nice one Jeen, looks like you guys had a great time! thanks vey much for sharing,

all the best, Scott


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Hi Jeen

Ray in Mexico after the Rooster Fish. Have fun.

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Hi Guys,

1. is a peacock caught on a Madai Jig! at a floating lodge we stopped for lunch.
2. Is a fish called JACUNDA which is like a cross between a peacock and a goby found in fast waters.

3. This fish is called a JAU ( a giant cat fish that grows to 150lbs)

4.Is a Cachorra a toothy predator as you can see also found in fast waters . great fun on surface plugs jumps a lot like a tarpon and tricky to handle while landing.

6. is a place called Xamari which is the head waters of a tributary to the main river. The water is quite tricky where most of the following fish were caught. The river is mostly rapids and you have to fish this streatch on foot. Most importantly this strech is very seldom fished as it guarded by bees that attack you the moment you reach the spot. If you zoom the pictures you could probably see the bees parked on us. This place was very difficult for me as i took many falls and got carried away more than once on the current before i could claw my self back on to a foot hold.
But the fishing is so explosive that you take everything.

7. Is a Matrinxa.. for me regardless of the size this is probably the most exciting fish to catch on artificals running accross the rapids and making numerous jumps and using the width of its body and current to excite you.

10. Is a Bicuda as the name suggests it is probably a fresh water barracuda. However its no comparison to a baracuda as this fish is a handfull, jumping metre high and blistering runs.It has no teeth as such but can still cut your fluoro leader with teeth that resembles that of a rawas.

12 . This is a very special fish that has not changed much from the prehitoric times. the fish is a challenge to catch as it lies always under branches and other submerged structure and you need to spot the fish first and then use a lot of stealth to drop your plug into very restricted space and entice this monster to bite! Its called a Trairao.


18. with the three spots called a piau is what we use full and alive to catch the giant cat fish.

WE mostly fished with floating lipless plugs ( stick baits) and occasional poppers.Except for the cat fish where its either the piau or other eel like fish called the thuveera which interestingly is not native to this river and is brought to the location alive in a tin from the Pantanals almost 400 miles away!!
Most anglers come here for the cat fish and there are many different species some reaching 400lbs.

We were not interested in soaking baits in the dip when we had oppurtunity to fish surface plugs even when the fishing was slow. However we didnt want to miss the experience and did try a couple of bait fishing sessions.

cheers ,
Jeen


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After seeing the assorted variety of teeth on those fish, I solemly pledge not to go anywhere near the Amazon area.


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Truly amazing :shock: :D :roll: .

Keep on doing it guys.

Thanks ones again for sharing.

Regards,

Ali. :P


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Excellent catch. This is call fishing. Thanks for sharing the pics.


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Jeen, Simply superb.
Feels like i have been there myself.
Very informative

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Excellent fishing and thanks for sharing the pic. Truly amazing.


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Amazing pictures Jeen, congratulation to all the three of you, excellent fishing.
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hi jeen, your fishes are so colour full like the rainbow,,,,u must must call your trip a rainbow fishing trip,,,,what tackle were you using while spinning :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Anyone has something to cure a really deep depression, please share it on this forum. A number of us are gonna need some help :lol:

Excellent stuff Jeen, like always !

regards,
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Jeen, Fantastic fishing. Your passion for fishing is extremely inspiring.

Have you by any chance kept a journal of the fish you've caught over the years - you could publish an encyclopedia on game fish from around the world. If you do, I hereby put my name down for the first copy.


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Nice place and even nicer fish..

Keep on doing it and keep providing us the visual treat.

-Inder


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Wow!!! You are lucky man...


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All this while I thought Piranhas were the deadly fish of amazon, I guess I was terribly wrong. That fish "Cachorra " is that a cross between a rhino and a salmon :)

Jeen, did you miss out on any color of all the fish you guys caught????

Awesome pics mate. Amazing as ever.

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ashwyn wrote:
Have you by any chance kept a journal of the fish you've caught over the years - you could publish an encyclopedia on game fish from around the world. If you do, I hereby put my name down for the first copy.



I will gladly buy one copy too.


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Me too! (as long as it has no pictures)


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Jeen !
Arey Baba its not Amazon.. ..IT'S Amazing simply amazing !


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Amazing Amezon! Jean,

Thanks for sharing your experience and superb pics.

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Awesome work Jeen... all i can say is Arey baba what amazing fish


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Hi Guys,

Some more pictures. Just a few final snaps to share the experience. The wildlife was so abundant that many a time we were too slow to get to a camera.


Cheers,
Jeen




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:cry: :cry: [smilie=superkewl.gif] [smilie=superkewl.gif] thank you so much for those amazing pictures
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