When most people think of Piranhas, images of brutal fish viciously ripping apart any carcass that enters its view probably fill the mind. Piranhas have been featured in many movies as the consummate aquatic villain. With sharp teeth and an aggressive nature, these fish should not be taken lightly. Piranhas tend to work in groups to take down larger prey. The senior piranhas will eat first. If a younger piranha steps out of line, it is prone to an attack by the angry, more senior piranhas.
Due to their predatory nature, these saltwater fish are common targets for brave fishermen. Many people hunt these fish for food. Furthermore, because they bite quickly, most people don’t have to wait long before catching one. The fish are attracted to meat and will take the bait easily. This makes for an adventurous, intense day on the water. Because these fish are relatively easy to catch, this has become a way of life for many people in the jungle. Despite its risks, there are a variety of piranha fishing methods available; however, some methods are better than others. One of the more common methods involves attaching some meat to a typical fishing rod and line and waiting for the fish to bite.
Some people choose to forgo the rod and lower meat into the water attached to a string. This is because these fish can snap fishing lines and rods easily. When a fish is caught, simply remove the bait with the fish attached and shake the fish into the bucket. It is important to do this with caution, as piranhas are still alive and can bite people as well as other fish. For many people, the excitement of piranha fishing is not just a source of nutrition but is also addicting.