Howard Solomon’s 16lb new rod & reel world record Bicuda recognized by the IGFA too, was caught on August 22, 2015. The Bicuda, also known as Pike Characin with an average size of 4-5 kg is a hard adversary in fast water of the Brazilian highland rivers.
It hits lures aggressively and jumps more acrobatically than most other South American gamefish. Their repeated jumps and bony mouths make landing of large specimen an exceptional challenge.
(As reported in www.fishing-worldrecords.com )