Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing

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Amazon Peacock Bass

This Experience Includes:

  • 6 full days peacock bass fishing
  • Fully equipped boat and guide (one guide for two anglers)
  • Air charter/fast boat from Manaus to camp and return
  • Ground transportation
  • Fishing license
  • Double accommodations
  • All meals at the fishing camp
  • Brazilian wine, beer, liquor and soft drinks
  • Daily laundry and maid service at the fishing camp
  • Hotel in Manaus (one night — double accommodations)
  • Pre-trip information containing detailed packing and tackle lists, travel info, and helpful hints.                                                                                                                                     

Prices Start at $5,595 Per Person - LET'S GO!

 

 

 

 

The scene is set as the trolling motor silently glides you through a primal jungle lagoon lined with a labyrinth of vines and prehistoric-looking trees. Two raucous scarlet macaws pass low overhead and a troupe of roaring howler monkeys sound like a great gathering windstorm somewhere off in the nearby canopy.

Fifty yards away, the water violently erupts as a hungry pack of trophy peacock bass herd a panicky school of 20-inch baitfish toward the shoreline. The peacocks are moving so much water that it's hard to believe this is a group of feeding gamefish!

By now your heart is in your throat. You frantically cast your lure or fly into the peacocks and prey, hoping the crazed bass will mistake your puny 6-inch artificial for one of the fleeing baitfish. Ten feet from the boat your lure disappears in a bathtub-sized hole and the monster that inhaled your plug races toward the nearest fallen tree.

There is no stopping this freight train. In an instant the fish breaks your 50-pound braided line like it was sewing thread, leaving you with a broken drag and severe heart palpitations. With a sympathetic nod of his head, your Brazilian guide mutters in a barely-audible voice "grande peacock senhor, muito grande."

The water violently erupts as a hungry pack of trophy peacock bass herd a panicky school or 20-inch baitfish toward the shoreline.

With an area almost as large as the United States, you would think that the Amazon's angling resources would be virtually endless. Most outfitters would like you to think that this is true. In reality, concentrations of giant peacock bass (Cichla temensis) exist nowhere else in the world except for isolated fisheries throughout the Amazon basin. Fishing remains spectacular for trophy peacocks (not to mention high numbers of smaller peacocks) in obscure, unpopulated watersheds.

With our outfitter you will fly into virgin waters where large populations of giant peacocks remain unmolested. It is common for our guests to catch 20 to 40 peacocks per day, sized from the scrappy 3 to 6 pound "butterfly" peacocks to the 12 to 20 pound "blue or "spotted" super lunkers. And there is always a chance for a real monster. The current I.G.F.A all tackle 27-pound world record came from this region in 1994.

Timing and water levels are essential considerations. During the wet season, the rivers overflow, their banks and spread out into a tree-filled flood plain. The baitfish flee into the flooded vegetation and the peacocks follow them. Angling is unproductive at this time.

When the rains subside the water levels slowly recede back into a central lagoon filled river channel. Prime fishing occurs when the receding waters force baitfish out of the vegetation and into open water (this desired low water usually forces commercial fisherman and our competition out as well). The best time is October through March.

Accommodations

Our fly-in floating cabins are the ultimate in mobility and comfort (RP operates six independent shallow draft “river trains” in all). Upon arrival at the camp location, guests will find clean, well designed and air conditioned casitas, along with a large dining structure and a comfortable cocktail/beach lounging area.

Our small groups (normally eight guests) enjoy superb personalized service from the manager, camp host and staff. Amenities include daily laundry service and morning coffee delivery, and an excellent variety of both continental and exotic regional dishes make up the week’s menu. Fresh breads and pastries are baked daily and chilled wines, ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and local liquors are always available.

Typically set upon clean white beaches or clean grassy shores, each 12 -foot by 21-foot barge accommodates two peacock bass fishermen in comfort.

 

**All purchases are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Ground transportation is not included.