Tararira (Wolf Fish)

The tararira, more commonly known as the wolf fish, brings a fisherman back to the roots of a prehistoric time when she explodes from the bottom while defending her territory and literally destroys a popper with her powerful and primitive jaws. Adrenaline will flow with the ferocious attack of the wolves to the poppers and the fight and release of these teethed fish also make a unique and rewarding experience. These fish can grow up to 6-8 lbs with most catches in the 2-6 lb range. The tararira are found in most river systems from Southern Central America to Argentina. The coloration is variable but is usually a grey-brown with darker vertical stripes or a single horizontal stripe. Do not try and lip these fish once you land one or you may return home with a hole in your thumb – these fish have a nasty set of teeth.