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Fishing for Dorado

Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing

Once a rumored ghost of South American fisheries and confused with the saltwater species also called dorado, the golden dorado is now one of the world's most sought after game fish.

It is a freshwater species inhabiting rivers throughout the Amazon, boasting the title, 'tiger fish', fishing gem of South America.

After all, it fights hard, hits fast and can be found in an environment so unique and full of culture that the allure for a better game fish is hard to beat.

Golden dorado are predator species that gets its name from its golden body. It gets its large stature and powerful body from the healthy variety of small fish (particularly sabalo), amphibians, mammals and even birds found in its habitat.

Similar to trout, golden dorado need fresh, clean water and live well in calm, slow-moving streams or near fast, turbulent water. They are found in extremely remote and breathtaking areas.

Special trips are made to countries such as Bolivia, Brasil or northern Argentina to find this treasure and hook into the hard fighting brick of gold with either light spinning tackle or a sturdy fly rod and streamer collection.

A must for any angler!

Basic Info

Scientific name: Salminus brasiliensis

Size: up to 100 cm

Weight: up to 31.4 kg

Lifespan: up to 9 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Fresh water fishing, Game fishing

Continent(s): South America