Re: NANFA-- South America natives

Bob Muller (
Thu, 31 Jul 2003 23:15:01 -0400


We were on the Amazon east of Iquitoes. Also the Rio Apayacu north of the
amazon and the Rio Orosa south of the Amazon. Both white water (muddy) and
black water (tea colored). The trip was headed by David Schleser (author
native fish book). My daughter Heather and I have been there before but on
seperate trips. It was fun to be there with her, she did lose here perfect
dip net, a choice between droping it or not making it back to shore in the
current. Brought back over 200 fishes of 30-40 species. Check out If your going in the winter from what I understand you
need to be on the Rio Napo (was there on my last trip). This is because its
head waters are north of the equator, therefore it has low water in the
winter. More river choices in summer all other rivers low water in summer.
Even though I know piranhas don't eat people when your taking a bath in the
river and something really nips your back you sure do get out of the water

Bob Muller
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