2019 Season End Report
We had a remarkable opening season at the new Suinda Lodge on the Paraná! Although the Paraná frequently misbehaved with fluctuating water conditions, and finding fruitful spots was a challenge, our anglers reeled in some amazing dorado!
Throughout the summer we concentrated on prospecting and covering loggy structure waters, but we also found success fishing rocky riffles and shorelines. Using a wide range of lines and flies to accommodate the river’s temperament, we used floating and intermediate tip lines, classical dorado streamers, as well as flies in an array of earth tones. Also slow and fast sinking lines with bulky streamers were the key on the shorelines. When the river ran very low, we had the opportunity to explore some amazing sandbars, where we hooked some huge Dorado. On average, the Dorado caught this season were between 20 and 26 pounds, but some were as large as 10 pounds past that number! We netted 24 dorado that weighed 20 pounds or more– as well as another 17 fish ranging from 15 to 20 lbs.; very promising numbers of big dorado for the first season!
In addition to the success of the Dorado season, the Pacu and Pira Pita fishing this season was also very plentiful. Time and time again, big Pacu were fooled with streamers and big fruit flies, but the crowd favorite this year was the floating fruit lines, where anglers could see a fish coming to the surface right before they tried to steal from the fruit bowl. Increased Pira Pita populations this season ensured fast action each week. Although their size was not staggering, they were in abundance and were fun to catch on floating lines close to the shoreline.
Congratulations to those who released the biggest dorado of the season!
37 pounds Fabian Anastasio
34 pounds Don McLaughlin
31 pounds Stephan Dombaj
19 pounds. Fabio Lazzaroni
17 pounds Harrison Beck
16 pounds Marc Gignac
5 pounds. Harrison Beck
We would like to extend an enormous amount of gratitude to those who joined us for our opening season at Suinda, thank you for joining us in the search for gold. We hope to see you again next season!