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Puerto Rico non-native cichlids

10 years 2 months ago #25703 by mikeg2929
along highway 41 between Naples and Homestead there are several Native American villages were you see the locals fishing in the canals.  Several (3?) years ago I stopped and rented a pole from one of them and caught 5 PB in about an hour.  The biggest was a little bigger than the bog male Aaron caught - when I went to throw them back in the pole's owner let me know that this was dinner, not just some white guys fun.

And now I get to pay for their healthcare.....

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10 years 2 months ago #25702 by whetfish
It was a lot of fun, but i did only go fishing one day.  I'll definitely be going back.

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10 years 2 months ago #25696 by klassichobbies
WOW I AM SO JEALOUS!!!! along with being an avid hobbyist i also am an avid fisherman/outdoorsman. that would be my dream vacation.

Do you have a dog?
-No
Cat?
-Nu-uh
Um, a bird?
-Nope
Gerbil?
-Nada
Fish?
-OH, I've got alot of those!!!

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10 years 2 months ago #25683 by redzebra24
Super jealous! Looks like a great time. Did you go fishing only one day?

Radek

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10 years 2 months ago #25682 by baldtaxguy
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Awesome pictures.  Those cichla look great.  That looked like fun.

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10 years 2 months ago #25681 by whetfish
I recently returned from Puerto Rico where I got a chance to check out some cichlids straight out of a Lake Carraizo.  Puerto Rico has quite a few non-native cichlids.  I saw Amphilophus citrinellum or labiatus(not sure which,they call them red devils, you be the judge), Cichla ocellaris(again,that's what they say is down there), Parachromis managuensis and some type of oreochromis that had a red dorsal and tail fin.  All in all it was a pretty awesome experience and I got to compare the strength of these fish to some of our native mid-western fish.  Here's a glimpse at our excursion...

We arrived to find this.


Floating lilies and bamboo. Everwhere.  Which led to some paddling.


and after 15 minutes of that we did some fishing...

Amps




first peacock


doubler


colorful peacock, (first picture, you want me to hold it how? I wasn't so sure about holding it's dorsal out...they are pretty excellent fighters)



male peacock, check out the hump!


Largest Peacock on the day


jaguar


If you're in Puerto Rico and want to do some freshwater fishing let me know, I'll put you in touch with Captain Paco.

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