Fishing for Piranha

Saturday – April 2, 2011 – Piranha Fishing

A trip to the Amazon would not be complete without a piranha fishing excursion!  We returned to the smaller tributaries off the main body of the river where the dense rainforest overhangs the waterway.  The “black water” is a common feeding place for the piranha, so that is where we headed.

Paul demonstrated how to signal the fish by giggling the tip of the pole in the water.  The agitation on the water surface spurs that “attach” signals for the fish and they migrate to the activity.

We only caught three very small fish; Peggy was the only one of our team to catch one and Paul caught two.  I was satisfied to just take pictures.

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