Re: NANFA-- peacock bass

R.W.Wolff (
Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:30:39 -0600

This is off the main part of this topic, but I watched a fishin' show this
weekend where they were in the Rio Negra rive off the Amazon fishing
Peacocks. There were three kinds, butterfly (has ocellus down the side),
spotted( has white spots all over) and the typical barred one, which gets
the largest. These are very aggressive fish, and average 10 pounds for the
barred type. this out paces our native largemouth a little too much.

Reffering to Jays remark, I had called a " bioligist" locally to report a
strange sunfish I caught. It was quite colorful, and had FOUR anal fin
spines. It was shaped like a crappie for the most part, and was a
brilliant deep red with turquoise spots. Tha answere I got, " oh, its from
the east side of the river, sunfish are more colorful there, and it
probably was a genetic freak". He didnt care to see it or want to know the
location. I have never caughten another one since. I think it may have
been a green sunfish X crappie hybird, to the best of my guesses.

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