Editor's Note: The Papuan bass (Lutjanus goldiei) is not a bass at all, but a snapper, found only in New Guinea estuaries and lower rivers. Although widely called "bass," it is more properly a Papuan black snapper. The very few anglers who've ever caught one generally agree that these fish are incredibly difficult to land; they have all the power of a big cubera snapper and live in swift currents of dark waters full of trees and snags. And of course one must get_ to _them to fish for them, no simple task in this isolated, primitive land. Arnout Terlouw has traveled the world to catch game fish in salt and fresh water; you can read more about him at the end of this gallery.