Oh man, have we not all seen the footage on TV about the legendary Arapaima and how elusive it is.
Well, check these photos out and the attached video.
Arapaima are one of the worlds most sought after 'trophy fish' and are endemic to the the Amazon. They are air breathers (quite unusual) so can be seen every 15 - 20 minutes 'topping' to gulp in air.
That presents the perfect opportunity to drop some bait right in front of them, and if it takes, you can guarantee that the action will be totally explosive!!
You will never know in advance of what you have hit, could be 400lb+, but WOW these prehistoric leviathans are simply fabulous.
Take care when releasing them back though, as pure muscle they have a tendency to expend huge bursts of power and you don't want to be too close when returning them back home.
Go to the end of the section for a 'pdf' of trip details!!
Check out this great video