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Casiquiare Watershed: If you are looking for giant speckled peacock bass – that is, fish over 20 pounds – this fishery that connects the Rio Orinoco to the Rio Negro in the primitive Amazonas Territory of Venezuela is often exceptional. The area is very remote and thus lightly fished. It usually yields several peacocks over 15 pounds to most week long visitors. To inquire about a trip, contact Ballard’s Fishing Adventures (*).

Venezuela’s Lake Guri: Though reports on this giant impoundment have not been uniformly positive of late, remote reaches of it still have plenty of peacocks. Fishing for them in the flooded timber that characterizes much of this lake is tops for excitement, too. Fish in the 16 to 17 pound range are scattered nowadays, but there are plenty of five pounders around. For details on arranging a trip, contact Ballard’s Fishing Adventures (*); Outdoor Adventures to Venezuela (*); or Safari de Columbia (*). Larry Larsen.

(Don Causey Note: As regards Larry Larsen’s new book on peacocks, you can order it from Larsen’s Outdoor Publishing (*). Cost is $14.95 postpaid.)

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