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Important Tips

Fishing with natural baits

5 foolproof Pantanal tips


1. Pressure lead

✓ Why: prevent the bait from being in half water, with the line sliding through the sinker hole.

✓ If the bait is suspended and the fish are hunting close to the bottom, productivity will be compromised;

✓ The pressure lead must be attached to the hook tie and not to the line, so as not to weaken it;


2. Shield to prevent the lure from moving along the line

✓ Why: Minimize line breakage by piranha bites or others with sharp teeth.

✓ Cut a steel wire of approximately 5 cm;

✓ Bend the wire forming a small loop, without trimming the ends;

✓ Pass it through one end of the spinner. The idea is to create a ledge that prevents the bait from overtaking the tie.


3. Lure cannon

✓ Why: attract and concentrate fish such as piaus and pacus.

✓ Use a PVC pipe of 100 mm in diameter and approximately 50 cm in length;

✓ Make small holes of 3 cm in its contour;

✓ Fill the cannon with the desired bait. Sour corn, kirela and ration are the most common baits;

✓ Use a weight compatible with the strength of the water, and tie the tube to a thin and resistant cable;

✓ The current causes the bait to be released gradually, attracting the fish.


4. Shock absorber for sinker

✓ For what: to avoid damage to the line, caused by bumps between the sinker and the steel tie knot.

✓ The shield can be a small rubber stop or a bead;

✓ The rubber damper is positioned by the pressure on the line;

✓ The position of the bead can be limited by a single knot, made by an auxiliary thread that slides over the main one;

✓ Both can also be used to change or limit the distance between the bait and the lead.


5. Hook sharpener

✓ For what: to guarantee the penetration of the hook in the bony mouth of some fish.

✓ There are specific sharpeners for hooks, if not, use thin metallic files;

✓ Remember that tangles and stones wear out the tip of the hook, repeat the operation from time to time.


fishing gear

The objective is to define a piece of equipment that allows the widest variety of species to be fished in the swamp, changing only the tip material (sink, spinner, staple, tie and hook).


Barbado: Medium action rod, for line 0.35 to 0.50 mm, hook 4/0 to 7/0.

Cachara: Medium/heavy rod, line 0.40 to 0.60, hook 5/0 to 8/0

Dog: Medium action rod, 0.30 to 0.45 line, 4/0 to 6/0 hook

Gold: Medium/heavy rod, 0.35 to 0.50 line, 4/0 to 6/0 hook

Pacu: Medium/heavy rod, 0.35 to 0.50 line, 3/0 to 6/0 hook

Piauçu: Medium action rod, 0.30 to 0.40 line, 2/0 to 5/0 hook

Painted: Medium/heavy rod, 0.40 to 0.70 line, 5/0 to 8/0 hook


80 olive sinkers , with varying weights, including 30 and 60 g;

Spinners (distorters) with an approximate resistance of 12 Kg. (No. 3 or 4);

Clamps (clamps) of proportionate size to the spinners;

60 steel hooks (ten sizes 2/0, twenty 5/0, twenty 6/0 and ten 7/0);

Take three fishing rods , sizes ranging from 1.80 m to 2.10 m, one with medium action and two with medium-heavy action;

Three medium-sized reels (or reels) , which hold at least 100 meters of 0.35 to 0.60 mm line, already filled with lines.

You can not forget!!!

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Cellphone, Camera or Camcorder

Bring a camera or camcorder to record all the fish and animals in the region, as well as a cap or hat, a long-sleeved shirt, light clothes, long pants, pliers (fish catcher, hook and cut), sunscreen , lip balm and polarized glasses.


Fishing License


*Exemption from payment of fee:

– Women over 60 years old;

– Men over 65 years old; and

– Retirees (who have proof of retirement);


Fruit salt, painkillers, band-aid, antiallergic.


High doses of companionship, sportsmanship, patience, tolerance and good relationship, this is the spirit of fishing, the result will be rest of the mind and achievement of unforgettable moments, which can be enjoyed again on the next fishing trip.

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