DORADOS ONLY ON TOP WATER LURES !!!
Water level is very low. Traditionally when this happens action somewhat slows. Not any longer. We are experiencing unprecedented explosive top water angling when the bottom rocks begin to surface. Mid-sized Dorados (10-15 lbs) are making the waters boil with action every day and all day long (check the images below).
A 46 pounder made the day for John Patrick Hughes last Sunday (see picture below).
Why are we experiencing this fantastic bonanza? We firmly believe that we are harvesting the results of the Cooperative association model (“converting netters to catch and release”), which we mentioned last week. This is the living proof that the sustainability and ecological dimensions of the project are being proved correct. Fish density, fish dimensions are in constant positive evolution. Sport fishing recorded results undeniably are confirming this fact.
Reproducing this model in other areas seems only logical. The potential of the general application of the Coop. association model by several, or all, outfitters (thinking in the Amazon basin) would prove to be enormously beneficial to everyone involved and the ecosystem. The incidence in fish populations with the intelligent application of this model and the synergies it would create, exceed the scope of these lines. River Plate Anglers will try to promote the idea in the Amazon region.
Last weekend River Plate Anglers organized an off-site workshop in the Horacio Quiroga Hotel (by the Salto Dam dorado operation) with the objective of analyzing further developments in the evolution of the Coop model in place here and the feasibility of a success transfer of this modus-operandi to other areas where River Plate is planning to start operating.
A multidisciplinary approach to the analysis was executed through different focus groups, taking advantage of the diversity of the participants. We had attendants coming from our HQ in Montevideo from the admin., legal, marketing areas, etc. hosts were represented, as well as guides and agents, including of course our partners of COPESA (Salto Fishermen Coop). Luckily enough we had the additional pleasure of having the presence of two Brazilian agents that provided their valuable experience and insights on this growing market. All participants also had the chance of enjoying great fishing, since conditions last weekend were optimal (see photos).
Final conclusions were presented under the leadership of Luis Brown and we want to share with you through this brief report some highlights.
Luis Brown finalized the meeting undertaking to consider the strategic move to replicate this successful experience and obtained the full commitment of all the participants to cooperate in any future initiative on this regard.