Library Fishing Report Okavango River

Okavango River

From: 09/14/2016
To: 09/16/2016
Type of Water: Freshwater
Species: Tigerfish, Catfish
Taming Tigers in Botswana
By William Turner

If you want to catch a tiger fish in Africa, I highly recommend you hook up with Tourette Fishing, My wife and I fly fished with Tourette in Botswana on the Okavango River, upstream of the renowned Okavango Delta, on September 14-16. The tiger fishing there peaks during the sharptooth catfish run, which occurs as the floodwaters in the marshy areas along the vegetated banks of the Okavango River recede. Under such conditions, the sharptooth catfish ferociously (an understatement) herd baitfish along the papyrus and other vegetation on the river banks, and the fearsome tigers camp out amongst and near the catfish, to terrorize the baitfish already traumatized by the huge schools of catfish. Simply put, it’s a View more...


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