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Keeping a Giant Arapaima for Food is More Work Than You Think

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When it comes to keeping a giant arapaima, you better have your best fishing buddies there to help out!

Giant arapaima are one of the largest freshwater fish species on the planet. They grow to an enormous size and are a popular food source for many locals in the Amazon. These behemoth fish are extremely difficult to land and present even more challenges after you get one back to shore.

Watch the video below to see how these three men get this hefty job done!

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That is one monster fish! Believe it or not, the arapaima is becoming quite the sport fish for many regions in the amazon. They can be caught on fly or conventional tackle, and act very similar to a tarpon when hooked.

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Keeping a Giant Arapaima for Food is More Work Than You Think