While fishing the Rio Negro deep in the NW part of the Amazon in Brazil, Jim Taylor decided he’d like a picture of a small caiman like Randy VanDam did the day before. After spotting a possible subject floating in a backwater, Jim hooks into a beast that turns out to be a big full grown 8 foot spectacled caiman. And he’s an angry caiman!! Here’s an intro video for the full video. Check it out and watch the full battle (edited down to the best 10 minutes) on the forum at http://www.greatlakesbass.com/forum/index.php?topic=8910.0
This is a pretty cool feature I can point you to thanks to a fellow trip mate Dave Gizzi. Dave wore a satellite GPS device during the day that recorded his travels
Peacock bass fishing along the Rio Negro is a total adventure. The trip was made up of some expected and even hoped for happenings
The search begins where a dirt road ends, in a forest festooned with vines and filled with the chatter of trilling birds. This is the realm of jaguars
It’s official now! Randy VanDam and I are returning to the Amazon’s Rio Negro river, home of the world record peacock bass, for a rematch again the most amazing freshwater fighter – the peacock bass!
Randy VanDam and GreatLakesBass.com are heading to the mighty Rio Negro with two groups in January 2012. Already one member of GreatLakesBass.com is confirmed going which is nice because I like to fish with my friends!
In the lush rainforests of the Amazon, scientists have discovered a blue-fanged bird-eating spider, a black and blue-colored poison dart frog, a pink river dolphin and a camouflaged anaconda.