Besides fishing, one of my other hobbies is collecting fishing lures. Having a "tackle store" in my basement, I have thousands of lures for multiple species. While fishing for Yellowcheek on my recent trip to China, despite my low catch rate, I predominately used the Jackall Gantarel and Gantarel Jr. lures. These are jointed body lures representing bluegills. With a steady retrieve they swim slow and natural, or give it a twitch and the lure turns 180 degrees sometimes triggering a strike. The body has a wire through harness with rotating hook and natural looking pectoral fins. On a steady retrieve the lure dives about 3 feet. They come with feathered hooks, but I replaced them as I deemed them not very strong. Am anxious to see if these lures can hold up to the fierce golden dorado of La Zona.
Friday, July 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The most famous dorado outfitter on the Parana is Matias Pavoni. I have known Matias and his wife Fany for many years. Matias was a wonderful guide years ago at La Zona and definately can put you on big dorado. He has since established his own guiding service and lodging out of the town of Corrientes.
Write me if you need any information on any of the destinations mentioned above and I can put you in touch with the owners of the operations!