One of the huge beasts that offer Buenos Aires waters. How to search them and fight them, techniques and secrets. Image gallery.
The end of summer and beginning of autumn is the time of the giant paties, perhaps the largest species that we have possibility of fishing in the estuary of the Río de la Plata, but exceptionally can see any line that can overcome it in kilos. We can find them in the Paraná de las Palmas, Paraná Guazú, Mitre channel, depression of the Ex stake 4, large boat wells, Petrel channel, channels of hell and Buenos Aires that surround the island of Martin Garcia, channel Santo Domingo and Eastern channel, which comes down from the Uruguay River to miss or to follow with another name when it nears Martín García.
Pati is a species which often not is given the importance that it deserves, being contested by some fishermen. But taking into account the size that can be reached (have surpassed the 20 kilos), believe that it is one condition rather than valid to attempt its capture.
Generally, better ports are fishing boat, although sometimes coast have left some who overcame 10 kilos.
The equipment to be used must be according to the size that we could get caught. But as it is very difficult to know in advance, the best is to catch them with fairly powerful elements. A rapid graphite rod, fiber or combined with action of tip, with a length of 2.10 to 2.50 m, ideal for use with rotating reels that can be medium to large with a minimum capacity of 200 m of nylon of the 0.40 mm or 30 pounds (1 pound = 453,59 g) multifilament thread. The mother who comes from the reel we put a through plomito between 15 and 60 g, according to the existing current or depth where we want to catch them. It complemented by tying a medium swivel from which will be a ganging of transparent 0.60 mm nylon, where we will attach a good sharp N ° 4/0 hook 7/0, preferably thin wire.
You can also use two hooks tied in tandem: one above the other, with a minimum clearance of 10 cm, although it may vary according to the size of the bait. To assemble this tandem will put two measures of hooks: the smaller on top of the large one, tying it in the sliding form since their main function is well accommodate the bait when it is very large (several times the paties come on this first hook).
Also it can be caught with a simple floating line, using a medium buoy round or carrot type, with a plomito of 10 g and a hook N ° 5/0 at the end of the rig.
It is possible to use front or rotating reels, but as boat fishing is done preferably adrift, the rotating allows us to release nylon more easily by holding the reel with your thumb, and pulling out it whenever we move the cane back to release and allow it to run our rig.
Often ganging is assembled by adding a steel cable, just in case pique some gold.
The best option for these giant paties is trying adrift, leaving the boat to be dragged by the force of the current. Only must shed our line towards the front or the side and leave it out, but always being in contact with the rig. When we feel the attack of the fish we carry line to make sure the nailed. Or we really directly if necessary.
Baits and the river
According to Topmbadirectory, the favorite for this type of fishing bait are whole eels, moray eels, bogas and whole small Tarpon, mojarrones, large white worm, BBS of Chad in decomposition and, to a lesser extent, catfish yellow and Buenos Aires.
At the time of programming the output in search of these huge paties were suffering crippling days of heat, so we decided to perform it from the evening of a day until the dawn of another.
The challenge of the giants of the river attracted many friends, including the female presence of Prieto Uky. Together with Mauro and Matias we prepared vessels and carry everything you need for a great day of fishing.
Due to the different experiences during so many years of practising this type of fishing, this time we chose as a backdrop a sector well north of the island alone, down the main channel and along the veriles near islet the bully. We pescaríamos the whole area until the fall of the Sun, then navigate to the island of Martin Garcia and test the waters of Buenos Aires channel.
We got to the mouth of the Paraná Guazú and, using the sandbars as Jetty, haul boats to begin the preparations for the teams. All put together powerful computers, some choosing their reels and other multifilament nylon bearing each his theory of use.
Variety of deceptions
The idea was to try all the bait to see with what one would have greater success. Matias placed an eel whole in tandem, laying down fixed hook next to the head but only through its hard skin, and so the bait will be well stretched placed sliding hook up at a distance. Uky opted for a sabalito and Mauro differed from the rest by putting a generous whole yellow catfish.
With everything ready sailed kilometers River up to the full descent using the generous currents of the place. And once arrived to the Uruguayan cliff, throw lines into the water: one for each side, and the third toward the center of the two.
Always feeling the weight of the line is were away fishing gear, but no answers. The River was down dirty and the sprints were made to wish. Some minor species trying to snatch the bait offered, but we still didn’t feel characteristic of pati carried.
When gareteábamos the largest depth began the sprints, and there changed the mood of the crew because the ports that we approached to the vessel were more than noteworthy. Why you use the word come? Because often pati tightens the bait, is left to zoom in to the boat but when you see that shadow that insinuates danger, if it isn’t well nailed, glued a backlash and walks away, leaving with a taste bitter to the fisherman.
The giant of the output
At a time when Mauro shank marked a firm led and not wanting to stop. He gave a bit of nylon and closing the reel with a firm canazo, began a fight inch by inch with what would be the largest obtained ports: 16,700 pounds of a beast that just left to pull up.
Beside the boat once and seeing that it was very well nailing, hoisted it on board for photos corresponding and back to the water. Night fell on us and fishing was huge, with several paties of over 7 kg, two very large 10-12 kg and the giant of nearly 17 kg.
We continue with our fishing on the channel Buenos Aires, opposite the pier of the Martín García Island, where he remained as good as in the former place, but obtained sizes were lower.
Thus, we concluded the day with some extraordinary fishing for the larger species that can be found in the Rio de la Plata. A real luxury.