Piranha for bait?

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“What is the favorite fish you have ever caught?”

This is a question I frequently get from readers and attendees to my lectures.

It is this payara I caught while fishing on Lake Guri in Venezuela in 1999. Not only is this crazy-looking fish super cool but so was the technique involved. We used live piranha on a free-line.

How cool is that?

We used live piranhas for bait!

Chester Moore, Jr.

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2 thoughts on “Piranha for bait?

    Richard Harmier said:
    February 8, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Wow those are some scary teeth. God designed that one to really bite and grip its prey. We are blessed speckled trout only have a couple of teeth. We would go through a lot more bags of soft plastics if they had teeth like that . Live piranha for bait Do not forget your dip net you might draw back a nub grabbing tour bait! Thanks for the awesome photo and story..

      Kingdom Zoo responded:
      February 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      You’re welcome. Payaras rock!

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