Good fishing of gilt in the channel sub of the River Uruguay, despite a very strong in just a few hours downspout. Pique was in the veriles and in a lagoon.
In general, for fishing in the rivers are not good sharp swings in its height: the water pressure in fish varies constantly and they await more stability to eat. Seven days before our visit, the hydrometer in Uruguay Concepción marked 1.16 meters more. And only 36 hours earlier, the Uruguay River was half a meter more grown!
The picture is complicated given the strong downpipe, due to the marked North wind and the increased release of water through the turbines of the Salto Grande dam, by a superior generation of electricity because of the heat late in much of the country.
As we sailed, Marcelo Domínguez, Member of the team Pirayú Angler, showed us the many fallen trees, small canyons and tips which, days ago, were sliding, where the Golden lived in search of oxygen and
power, and who were now completely out of the water. With the downspout, River and its tributaries are bound to the channel disappear many beaches where live forage, as the Tarpon and must change tactics to catch Golden lure in baitcast. Instead of searching for these accidents, the deep coastal veriles should work. It is striking that, for case on the sandy beach where we had lunch, there were 7 meters of depth only away 3 or 4 m from the shore.
Together with Mario Comisso we arrived at seven in the morning to the port of the historic city in Entre Ríos. Marcelo was waiting for us with his impeccable trucker, while Gabriel Osuna, his colleague in the same team, was leaving with customers. After a while we set sail towards the South
by what is known as a secondary channel, the arm of the Uruguay River that runs to the West Bank during many miles almost to the Gualeguaychu-Fray Bentos bridge.
The main channel, where the few boats are sailing, is located across a series of Islands, among which is one of the largest in this East River (23 km long), Cambacua, famous for its Spa of clear sands in the north end.
Soon we started casting. We use equipment baitcast with canes of 10 – 17 pounds (1 pound: 0.453 kg), fast-acting, with guys rotating reels loaded with 100 meters of multi-fiber 0.25 or 0.28 lbs, wire rope of about 20 centimeters in length and 20 pounds of resistance, and good quality snap (I prefer those who don’t have to open them but the Python Threading).
Note published in the Weekend 513, June 2015. To subscribe to the magazine and receive it free of charge at your home address, click here.