Silversides in the RÍO De La Plata

A very good time for fishing in the area, large specimens of the species astonished more than one. Tips and which lines to use, in this note. Image gallery.

Each year, averaging the best stage of the cycle of the silverside, the Río de la Plata brings all his art to give us maximum trophies. Fat and large specimens that do not lack open for other arms to show the quality of the capture. At this stage of the season are several places that yield, but all with different times and features.

Silverside already seeks lower sectors to begin the process of spawning. Therefore, it is on the banks, preferably of limestone, where we can find acardumadas to the most robust and well fat females. Similarly, even knowing this characteristic of the time, no set aside some deep swaths of Playa Honda.

In August and September, there are four distinct sectors to try their luck. One is a square between the southern area of La Raja, the sunken ships Maca and Baldisera and the North of the depression of the stick 4. Another is located between the Cientofante and Ditomaso boats. A third is the center of Playa Honda, drawing an imaginary line between the bind 10 and Sofia. And, finally, further South, the so-called “graveyard of boats”.

One of the ways most used to come up with the greats of the silver, is using lines float and drift boat or gareteando. When arriving to the fishing spot always we must slow the progress of the vessel, place it with the borda to the site where we will launch our lines and immediately throw the anchor layer, which will help us keep the boat drift at a regular pace.

Then we must train our street of fattening, by a drip with fish oil or by hanging some cans of fish oil with small holes at the top. It would be ideal to keep the street in a uniform manner, but not saturate it with too much oil. One or two drops per second is more than enough.

Lines and elements

Then it is time to assemble the equipment. For float fishing we can use reels rotating or front, depending on the taste of the amateur. As fishing at distance, the ideal is to use multifilament in the charge of the reels: it has no stretch and the riveted becomes more effective.

The lines should assemble in relation to the length of the shank. To work comfortable, a good separation between buoys is about 1.50 m, which added to the distance that we leave him until the pilotin and more the last branch line, gives us a good long in the tackle.

When we fish floating and adrift, the line is assembled without drive boyon: is unnecessary because we should not win away when we launched, only support close to the boat, and his own departure will separate it.

Silverside takes to water flower, then let’s use snoods that do not exceed 25 cm. Always taking into account the intensity of the wind, because if there is much groundswell and we put very short snoods, surely our baits will be floating on surface, a situation that sometimes does not sound bad, but that is not ideal.

As for the bait, there are several possibilities on, but the Crappie is the best choice. We can also make the typical sanguchito, threading a couple of mojarras and hanging a fresh or colored filet (which lowered her meat as much as possible). By clicking one one time will give greater mobility and effectiveness to the presentation.

Heading to Playa Honda

We went out a couple of opportunities to perform this survey and found the silver in very different conditions, but always with very good fishing. On the first occasion we face towards the area of the sunken ships Ditomaso and Sofia.

We had a sunny day with the River in calma chicha total, not favorable for fishing. Also, we put forward and, after making preparations already described, we started the hell and lines began to move the surface uneven.

Then came the sprints, but they were all guys mackerel that ate metres from the boat, as if they were behind the oil drip. That is why we cut a little fattening and collected a few meters of the anchor rope so that hell would be lighter. There it radically changed the quality fishing. We begin to see hoaxes of very large Silversides, approaching bullfighting them a little bit with the line to eat our bait.

At one point, the last buoy stopped its drift and a bubbling on surface gave a great silverside. I tried to move the rig without lock the reel. And in that moment I felt the firm led the arrow. I counted to three and with a firm canazo I could nail it about 60 meters of the craft. It felt really great and ran from side to side.

After a few minutes of maximum tension I managed to pull it up, and thanks to Snowflake could lift an exemplary decasi 1,500 kg. From here we realized that retaining a little line were the best ports. And thus we could collect a good amount of medium Silversides, averaging 400 grams, with several that orillaban per kilo.

The second day we had a day of much of the East wind, cloudy, very cold and with water above the normal level. With these conditions, we decided to fish on near the sunken ship Baldisera banks, which had one more deep underground. It was necessary to have two layer anchors for deriving not very fast.

And we opted for buoys with little surface so that they are not away so fast. This output was better in quantity, but there were several boys fish. The great took in snoods a little more long, greater than 30 cm, all due to the intensity of the Río de la Plata swell produces the effect “urgent return”. There is no cold or wind or any mishap that may cause us to dispense with an excellent day at the best fishing of silverside of the moment.