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Author Topic: Michigan Angler Against Big Spectacled Caiman!  (Read 2672 times)

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Michigan Angler Against Big Spectacled Caiman!
« on: October 01, 2010, 06:35:31 PM »

Well, better late than never (and I sure enjoy reliving it)! Here is Amazon angler Jim Taylor fighting easily, the biggest catch of our week on the Rio Negro deep in the Amazon jungle in Northwestern Brazil. I hope you enjoy The Adventures of Gator Jim!

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Re: Michigan Angler Against Big Spectacled Caiman!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 08:02:47 PM »

The battle actually took about 30 minutes of long runs at some amazing speeds! After checking things out a little, I figured out this was a full grown spectacled caiman - about the max size they get. The most common type in the Amazon. There were quite a few caiman in this particular backwater including some less common black caiman - the biggest gators in our hemisphere. We watched one swim across the middle of the bay past two poles stuck in the middle of a bar that were over 10 feet apart.

This huge black caiman was longer by several feet than the poles were apart!! A monster 12 or 13 plus footer!! Even the guide pointed and said beeg boy!! During the week we saw two other black caiman in that same guide range.
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Re: Michigan Angler Against Big Spectacled Caiman!
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 09:04:44 AM »

Great Vid, My 3yr old loved it!

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Re: Michigan Angler Against Big Spectacled Caiman!
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 10:35:17 PM »

That right there makes it all worth it!!!! Thank you so much for a comment and the feedback!!! I really do like living again (and again... and again...) Man!!! That was so much fun!!! I really almost did jump on its back! I wanted to really bad... but I didn't know who would hold the camera!! And even that almost didn't stop me (because I'm a little crazy and) just think of those memories!!!
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