Sunday, April 22, 2012


On my recent trip to La Zona for monster golden dorado we were faced with extremely tough low water conditions. The Uruguay was the lowest I have experienced in 6 trips. Normally top lures are cd 18 rapalas, mag 30 rapalas, and giant shad raps. However these lures were ineffective due to the low water conditions. Also the monster dorado were not very aggressive due to recent colder weather making topwater poppers and choppers useless. Therefore, I decided to go with large Doctor Spoons and the new large weedless Papa Doc.
These spoons weigh 2 ounces and come in various colorations. The top colors for me were firetiger and gold. The hooks on the Big Doctor Spooon was replaced by large Owner single hooks which can withstand the powerful jaws of steel which are found on golden dorado. The new Papa Doc spoon already comes with an adequate attached single hook. The key of the group was casting directly behind submerged rocks in about 2-3ft of water where the water was flowing. Rapid retrieves were necessary to prompt the golden dorado into striking. Dorado exhibit a arm jerking strike, so set the hook numerous times on these brutes. This tatic really paid off for the group with monster dorado of 55,52, 50, 49, 46,44,43,42,41,and 2x40 pounds being landed in 4 days of fishing. Untamed Angling has by far the best experienced guides in La Zona and definately will instruct you to land the golden dorado of your dream! So as on any fishing trip, try to get water conditions prior to your trip and make sure you have lures which cover all sections of water from very deep to very shallow.

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