City Stoned, located in northern Corrientes and along the Parana, is one of the meccas of fishing in the province, where huge golden sting, pacúes and surubíes. Secrets and techniques to attract the giants of the river, which give fight but ultimately surrender to expert guides and fishermen.
By Julian Varsavsky In the province of Corrientes, strong identity which distinguishes it from the rest of the country, fishing tournaments are more important than football. The celebrations of gold in Paso de la Patria, the surubí in Goya, the vogue Stoned and pacu Corner attract fishermen from throughout Argentina and even abroad. The results of the Correntina Football League, however, much less interested. Encerrada by the Parana and Uruguay rivers, the province has several meccas fishing besides Paso de la Patria, Goya, Stoned and Corner also Ita Ibaté and Ituzaingó are . attractive locations for fishermen Located in the northwest of the province, on the banks of the Parana, Stoned is characterized by its various fishing scenarios: stony ground with good sliding that attract rowers, islands in a small delta, river streams and banks sand that generate good veriles, ie turbulence by increasing the velocity of water oxygenate attracting fish with fly fishing bait from Ezinesports. Fishing is rich in examples of good size, but not in quantity. The fishing patterns in Stonehouse are trolling, spinning and fly.
And the emblematic species are the golden, from an average of nine kilos and a maximum of 24. The surubíes are an average of 15 kilos and a maximum of 38, but also leave pacúes, catfish, armed, mandurés, mandubíes, patíes and many rowers. September and October are the best months for fishing when on a good day can be about ten sprints. The peak season usually runs from June to October. According Fabián Alegre, our fishing guide, gold and Stoned surubíes are the largest in the province. For example account your personal record is 24 kilos gold that harvested in 1996 (the record of the province reaches 33 kilos). His biggest surubí was 73 kilos, well over ten years ago. And in 1994, he says, his client caught a big surubí as a human, “we took three people and we returned to the water without regret, although he calculated between 80 and 90 kilos”. But clarifies that had larger pieces before now, as manguruyé, which could reach 140 kilos. Today, in a very lucky day, a fisherman can get golden ten to 12 kilos and surubíes between 30 and 40 kilos.FISH FIGHTING When a feisty dorado -the more piece buscada- line taut and yank lets see its golden fin tearing the surface of still river, above all revolutionizes the boat. The group ponders expert fisherman cane and dictates the weight of the specimen and strategy. The protagonist of pique looking cranked slowly to the powerful jaw of the fish does not cut the bait. And the other fishermen leave their cane and get to work together, contributing their wisdom to draw that invisible trophy that is sensed at the end of the line. The gold or Salminus maxillosus -pirayú in Guarani is a feisty fish tugs and resists forces and counter measures. Fight to the end without knowing that at the other end of the line there are five men in adrenaline trance, who seem to be in such fishing is life. In some backwater of the fight, which lasts several minutes with its ups and downs, the fish decides it’s time to see the faces and full body jumps out of the water. . In the air arches giving headbutts and falls awkwardly sideways with a loud “plop”, leaving a yellow flash to linger for a moment on the retina ‘s strategy includes Nados gold in short circles; also it simulates negotiate an honorable and suddenly tense up the line again with bestial force surrender. But little by little the gallant fish is getting tired, try a vain end coletazo and ends swimming in zigzag to reach the fisherman. It comes meek: then the opponent takes his hand fulgorosa beauty, a photo and returns alive water is removed after removing the hook. Somehow, Corrientes is coming to fight. The gold is so voracious that sometimes copies in the stomach have a pretty big fish, another small addition in the mouth and bite the fly captured. They eat all other fish in the river, even smaller gold. To fish the “tiger of the rivers” is what fattens hitting the water surface with the lure to pull the tarascón. The fly has indeed shaped like fish, and sometimes live decoys as beetles, brown, girls tarariras and sunfish are used. They are located next to the slides, lurking behind a tree or a rock, ready to attack everything that appears in its path. According account of a guide to the area, once he ran out decoys tried his luck with a handkerchief and pulled a gold. The only inevitable condition is that the water temperature exceeds 18 degrees; otherwise, relent on the river bottom. In general the golden await still, waiting for what the current brings food. That is why the fly fishing (only permitted from September to April) combined with spinning technique, which involves throwing the bait and go collecting it all the time for the movement to attract the fish. He is also fishing with trolling technique, with the raft in constant motion. Surubí The biggest fish she snacks on Stoned is the surubí. On a normal day you can go four or five copies of between 10 and 40 kilos, sometimes more. Or can not get none. Very large require much skill to know modulate the reel, giving nylon when the fish asks. In these cases out of the water it can take up to 40 minutes, and the exact time is to see the bubbles of air puffs throwing the fish when very tired. Usually they are in the deepest, 20 meters, veriles and therefore a sinking line with sinker is used. June, July and August are the best months to catch him . The other highly sought after piece in this sector of Paraná is the pacu, a fish rounded known as “sucker river” by the rich flavor that provides the fat from your meat. The record was one Stoned 13.5 kilos. But on a good day they can go three or four pieces of five to seven kilos. He is fishing in the wooded shores, with a mass of bread crumbs mixed with egg and vanilla, since it is a vegetarian fish. So October is the best month for fishing pacu, when it falls in the waters of ingá frutito mature. The technique involves pulling the bait hitting hard water to simulate the effect of falling fruit. The vogue is another species Stoned valued at their combatitividad, greater even than that of gold. They are looking at the slides that form rocks and tempts them with corn or beef heart. August and September are the best time, although bite throughout the year with average carriage four kilos. This month they can go up to 30 rowers on a good day, if you search only that species. The fishing spots around Stoned are particularly beautiful outside fishing, with beautiful white sand beaches and even islands, plus sylvan shores with willow, alder forest, reeds and yellow tacuara laurels, from where come the shrieks of howler monkeys. And hopefully you can see some alligators, capybaras, toucans, cormorants, charatas and blackberries and egrets.When fishing is going testing where there pique and if they have already left, for example, surubíes, it changes location and techniques for search for gold. But the main fishing are El Dorado Center, the Boca del Stoned, El Veril of Dominguez and the Sunken Ship, places that can only be placed with a guide from the area.