He Silver river It is formed by the union of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers. Could be divided into two sectors: the interior, made up of upper and middle sections, which is from shallow and is devoid of saline intrusion, and the exterior, between Punta del Este in Uruguay and the Bay of Samborombón in our country, deeper section and with an important marine influence, which can be considered an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. The bed morphology of the specific area of Martín García Island is characterized by a shoal (the Playa Honda formation) crossed by channels and composed of gray-brown sediments, sandy to the north, silty sands and sandy silts to the south, and clayey silts. towards the Argentine margin. The delta presents a continuous advance of 15 m per year and produces a decrease in the depths of the bed through the formation of banks, which later become islands. In the colder months, shoals of silverside are located in shallower areas being more feasible to find them in the north of the estuary.
on sunday july 16 we leave from north port located in front of the metropolitan airport boarding the Galatea boat whose owner Jorge offers daily fishing trips. Already at 8 o’clock the other fishermen were on board: Carlos, Alejandro and Marcelo. The boat is an 8-meter long Panga tracker from Astillero Benavidez with a 115 HP outboard motor with all the navigation and safety elements in excellent condition and with something that we consider very important: a bathroom on board, much needed for eight hours that the day lasts, including to invite women to this beautiful passion.
The day was presented with winds from the Southwest quadrant, Jorge was able to start the drift from the sunken ship baldiserra, while the wind would make what remains depositing us in the heart of Playa Honda. To assemble the bait lane we used a new element from La Unión Pesca, a very practical bait buoy that allows the content to be reused on subsequent days. Due to the effect of the downpipe, the fattening was dispersed further towards the bow, which caused the pejerreyes to enter through that sector. The fishermen located there had more anger than those who fished in the stern, a situation that was reversed in the afternoon when the tide changed and the flood began. Another curiosity that we noticed was that, in the morning downhill, he pique was given with short brazoladas, while, in the afternoon with growing, it was better with long snoods up to 50 centimeters.
In our case, we use a 4-meter telescopic rod, very light, which is not so tiring to hold in your hand, a rig with 2 yellow and orange Cauque sucker buoys plus a fisherman pointer with a distance between buoys of 1.50 meters and a short branch line descent. of 15 centimeters embodying with one or 2 mojarras, starting, although later it varied. The fishing went according to plan, since he bought to go in search of size at the expense of quantities, although it was not large, we found beautiful thermos between 35 and 50 centimeters being the largest obtained by Alexander. Marcelo, meanwhile, did not have good answers until he changed the rig for one of green sucker buoys and then luck changed obtaining several specimens, he even had a cut with a bite, when we went to recover the line he had a beautiful doublet of beautiful matungos .
In my case I was able to enjoy very distant bites of more than 100 meters as well as from other pikes close to the moment of the launch from the stern out of the bait, as soon as the buoys fell the pike occurred, which helped me to enjoy all the power of these great swimmers of the Río de the Silver. These large silversides have the particularity of having a big hard mouth What do they use to eat snails from the coarse funds, that is why the name of this note.
The wind took us for a walk very far, so at 4:00 p.m. we started the return, it should be noted that both the helmsman and the boat behave in such a way that the navigation is not felt, despite sailing against the wind, allowing a return full of anecdotes with our fishermen friends who participated in this outing. It’s time for trophies, go get yours.
- Galatea Pesca, guided by Jorge. Río de la Plata, north port, in front of Aeroparque. Telephone: (011) 64041671
- New bait buoys from the Fisheries Union. WhatsApp: Tel.: (011) 67252300 / Tel: (0054) (011) 5431 7103