Hoplias malabaricus, aka tararira, is one of the most popular gamefish to catch on flies or lures around Buenos Aires. Not so long ago, someone decided to nickname them “wolf fish” which isn’t all that accurate, considering they don’t look or behave like wolves. Blame the Internet. Anyway, one thing nobody can deny is that they look as mean as they can get. Bad ass specie like very few others. It is hard to describe them in terms of their moods because they can go from being quite simple and basic to particularly complex and hard to understand. Certain faces of tararira fishing might have a Largemouth Bass fishing resemblance. At their finest, you can expect explosive surface takes. But don’t try to ¨lip¨ them, they have nasty teeth. 2 to 6 lbs fish represent the most frequent catches. 7 to 8 lbs and up are rare but not impossible in certain places. Chances for sight fishing are common. In general not a long runner, but cool jumps are to be expected and, again, amazing sometimes even scary surface takes.