It was January 2000 and my Brazilian fishing companion, Walter Delazari, and I were working big topwaters for peacock bass in Brazil's Rio Negro.
As we fished, I gazed into the coffee-colored water of the great river, watching for unusual creatures to swim by. That is how I came to see the Naree-naree, the strangest animal I ever laid eyes on.
It rose from the depths like a flying saucer in a stormy night sky.
At first, I did not recognize it as a fish at all. It was enormous, ...Read full story