5 Anglers Land 9 Peacock Bass Over 20 Pounds
in 6 ½ Days of Fishing!
October 13 – 20, 2018!
5 anglers (2 of them fly fishermen) boated 9 Peacocks weighing over 20 lbs in 6 ½ days of fishing last week on River Plate’s exclusive fishery on the upper Uneuixi River in Brazil’s Amazon. This fishery has been touted by the Amazon guides as the best fishery in the upper Rio Negro watershed and that is proving to be true! River Plate’s concept of “fly-in” fishing on remote stretches of backwater tributaries with small groups of a max of 8 fishermen per week is again proving to offer the best fishing for BIG Peacock Bass in South America! Brazil’s Amazon has been known for the last 30 yrs for producing the biggest Peacocks in the world, but the heavy traffic of 50+ yachts and river boats, handling up to 30 angler each per week operating out of Barcelos and Ste Isabel on the main river channels of the Rio Negro, has greatly diluted the number of 15+ lb Peacocks caught by anglers. Much like the fishing in Alaska evolved years ago, the new norm for catching big fish in Brazil’s Amazon is the remote “fly-in” fishing trips offered by River Plate and its associates!
River Plate Anglers “Fly-In” Fishing on Private Indian Land
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I am hosting a Peacock Bass fishing trip to our remote, fly-in Safari Camp located on the Jufaris River in the upper Rio Negro watershed, November 3 – 10, 2018 & have had 3 spots become available due to medical problems from one of my friends. We will be fishing on one of River Plates private fishing concessions located on private Indian lands away from the heavily fished waters of the main Rio Negro. We will fly direct from Manaus on November 3 on a privately chartered float plane to our floating Safari Camp & return to Manaus by chartered float plane on November 10. Anglers will enjoy private 250 sq ft, air conditioned cabins with queen beds and private bathroom/showers. There will be only 8 people in camp fishing one of the better BIG FISH rivers in Brazils Amazon. The special trip price on my hosted trip, offering 6 ½ days of fishing, is basically all inclusive once you reach Manaus, Brazil with the exception of tips for the week. The trip includes the use of TFO bait casting, spinning and fly rods, Shimano reels and ALL LURES!
Contact me for further details and join me for my 36th trip to Brazil’s Amazon.
The Emu Outfitting Co.
Fly-in Safari Camps located on hundreds of miles of black water tributaries flowing thru private Indian lands in the heart of Brazil’s famous Amazon is the new premium Peacock Bass fishing trip in Brazil’s Amazon. If you have ever fished Alaska, you understand the difference in fishing waters easily accessible to cruise ships and lodges and the unspoiled fishing available when you fly in to remote waters located on private lands where outfitters have exclusive leases with the indigenous people!
River Plate Anglers, the oldest outfitter offering Peacock Bass fishing trips to the traveling sportsman in the Amazon since 1992, pioneered the concept of fly-in fishing with our upscale floating Safari Camps, located in all 4 of the Amazon’s distinct Dry Zones from mid-July through early March. River Plate has paid the Indian tribes from which they lease these lands well over a million dollars in financial compensation as well as generators, satellite communication equipment and computers to allow them to participate in the 21st century world of the internet. In return the indigenous people have restricted other commercial and sport fishing outfitters allowed to fish in their lands which has allowed River Plate to manage the fishing pressures & greatly enhance the numbers and size of the Peacock Bass on these restricted waters.
This strict management means our small groups of 6 – 12 anglers in a Safari Camp can each expect to boat 20 – 40 Peacock Bass per day while not seeing another bass boat in a days fishing and experience Peacock Bass fishing the way we did in the 1990’s. Lodging is provided in air-conditioned 250 sq ft mobile, floating cabins with private bathrooms and showers featuring a Queen bed in our single occupancy cabins or two single beds in our double occupancy cabins. Daily maid and laundry service are provided as well as excellent meals by our onsite Chef complemented with wine and adult beverages. Fishing is conducted with 2 anglers and a Brazilian guide fishing from fully equipped 21 ft custom bass boats with TFO bait casting, spinning and fly rods, Shimano rods and all terminal tackle, INCLUDING LURES & FLIES. Trip prices range from $4,550.00 to $5,950.00 per person with both our standard trip which offers 6 ½ days of fishing and a short trip offering 4 ½ days of fishing.
We still have a limited number of spots available for the 2017–2018 fishing season and are taking reservations for the 2018-2019 fishing season at this time. Contact us now for the Amazon’s true remote Peacock Bass fishing adventure you have always had on “your bucket list.”
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Reduced Prices For Peacock Bass Fishing Trips in Brazil’s Amazon
Devaluation of the Brazilian Real!
WE ARE PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO YOU!
Since the January of 2018 the value of the Brazil’s Currency the Real, has decreased about 10% against the US Dollar and rather than putting that 10% in our pockets, we are passing the savings onto our clients by decreasing the price of our trips offering 6 ½ days of Peacock Bass Fishing in Brazil’s Amazon. Effective immediately, we are reducing our prices on both our standard double occupancy & private cabin Safari Camps! All Safari Camps have our upscale 250 sq ft air-conditioned floating cabins with private showers and bathrooms. Our stand Safari camps will handle only 6 – 8 guests/week.
Private cabins featuring Queen beds + private bath & shower
Featuring 6 ½ days of fishing.
Old Price: $6,550.00/person New Price: $5,995.00/person
Double occupancy cabins with 2 single beds + private bath & shower
Featuring 6 ½ days of fishing
Old Price: $5,995.00/person New Price: $5,550.00/person
Our remote, mobile floating Safari Camps are located on private Indian Lands and government preserves where we enjoy exclusive fishing rights northwest of Manaus in the Rio Negro and Rio Branco watersheds away from the myriad of mother boat operations operating out of Barcelos and Ste Isabel. Our clients fly direct from Manaus to their Safari Camp in Cessna Caravan float or wheel planes and are in prime fishing waters the first day of their fishing trip. Trips are basically all inclusive upon your arrival in Manaus, with the exception of tips and meals the last afternoon in Manaus.
Rick Pope, Founder of Temple Fork Outfitters, and the group of 6 anglers he hosted Feb 3 - 10, 2016 boated 1,543 Peacock Bass on our private Indian land concession located on the Jufaris River in Brazil's Amazon. Rick, on his 4th trip to the Amazon, stated fishing at our Fly-In Safari Camps was his "Ultimate Amazon Rainforest Experience".
The group also caught a staggering number of other species including Piranha, Jacunda, Oscars, Traira, Dogfish, Pacu and Bicuda. The low water conditions also revealed many of the abundant rainforest creatures like Giant River Otters, Tapir, Capybara, Caimen, and monkeys for the group's enjoyment.
Blane Chocklett's group of 10 anglers caught more than 2,400 Peacock Bass in 6 1/2 day of fishing at Emu Outfitting's remote Fly-In Safari Camp in Brazil's Amazon last week. Many of these fish were caught sight casting as a result of the late season, low-water conditions. In addition to the amazing number of Peacock Bass, the group landed a number of other species including Jacunda, Piranha, Traira, Bicuda, Dogfish and Pacu.
This is what River Plate's remote Fly-In fishing trips are all about. Come join us next season for some great Peacock Bass fishing in Brazil's Amazon!
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Fishing the Amazon since 1997
Peacock Bass Fishing Report
January 30, 2018
Water Levels continue to fall in the Rio Branco Watershed enhancing already good Peacock Bass fishing success and continue to rise in the Rio Negro Watershed, greatly slowing Peacock Bass fishing success.
RIO BRANCO WATERSHED
The black water tributaries to the Rio Branco continue to enjoy good Peacock Bass fishing conditions as the water levels continue to fall. One group of 12 fly fishermen on the Xeruini River landed an incredible 870 Peacocks in just the first 2 ½ days of their 6 ½ day fishing trip Jan 27 – Feb 3, 2018! Extended weather forecasts for the first half of February show lower than normal rainfall expected which should continue to make for great fishing conditions.
RIO NEGRO WATERSHED
Already high water conditions have been exacerbated by continued higher than normal rainfall across the upper Rio Negro River and its tributaries. Water levels in the last two weeks have continued to rise from San Gabriel to Ste Isabel and Barcelos, hurting Peacock Bass fishing success. Extended forecasts thru the middle of February call for more rainfall than the historic norms, causing some mother boat operators to begin to recommend that their clients booked for February reschedule for next season.
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Fishing the Amazon Since 1997
Peacock Bass Fishing Water Level Report
27 December 2017
Water levels have continued to fall slowly thru the third week of December in both the Rio Negro and Rio Branco watersheds after experiencing higher than ideal water conditions in October and early November. The traditional “Christmas Rains” normally occurring in early to mid December have brought up water levels in the Ste Isabel and Moura areas of the upper Rio Negro, although water levels have continued to fall in the Barcelos area and on the Rio Branco tributaries including the Itapara, Xeriuni & Jufari. We expect to see ideal water conditions on most of the upper Rio Negro and tributaries to the Rio Branco when fishing resumes in early January baring any prolonged episodes of heavy rain between Christmas and New Years.
2388 PEACOCK BASS BOATED BY 8 ANGLERS IN 6 ½ DAYS OF FISHING ON RIO BRANCO TRIBUTARY IN DRY ZONE #4 NE!
The Rio Negro, in the state of Amazonas, drains lands in Columbia and west-central Venezuela where rainfall has been above normal. As a result, November water levels on the upper Rio Negro have remained higher than expected, but are beginning to recede. By contrast, the tributaries in the Rio Branco Watershed in the state of Roraima are reaching optimum water levels for productive Peacock Bass fishing 6 – 7 weeks earlier than normal. The Rio Branco drains lands of eastern Venezuela and Guyana which have been experiencing lower than average rainfall this fall.
Dry Zone #3 NW
Upper Rio Negro between Moura and San Gabriel
Including the Barcelos and Ste. Isabel areas in the State of Amazonas.
Water levels in the upper Rio Negro Watershed fell nicely thru the 3rd week of September hinting at good levels for Peacock Bass fishing this fall. Unfortunately, rainfall the last week of September and the first two weeks of October caused the water levels to rise once again - hampering the Peacock Bass fishing. Since the 3rd week of October water levels have been falling slowly, only just reaching the abnormally high levels recorded in November 2016. It will be interesting to see what water levels do in mid-December when the upper Rio Negro transitions into the historic rains of late-December commonly called the Christmas rains. Operators this fall have reported slow fishing for Peacock Bass in Dry Zone #3 NW with may reports of tributaries out of their banks and limited sandbars showing in the main river channels.
Dry Zone #4 NE
Rio Branco Watershed including Omero Lakes, Xeriuni, Itapara, Kabori & Jufari Rivers between Cracarai the Rio Negro in the state of Roraimi.
PEACOCK BASS FISHERMEN HAVE BEEN ENJOYING CATCHES OF 20 – 60 PEACOCKS PER DAY FOR THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS!
Water levels began dropping unusually early during October in the Rio Branco Watershed north of the village of Moura - just downriver from the Rio Branco’s confluence with the Rio Negro. The Rio Branco Watershed, northwest of Manaus, historically sees ideal water levels in January and February. Lower than expected rainfall has produced better than normal fishing conditions this fall. One group of 4 fly fishermen boated 1,700 Peacock Bass in 6 ½ days of fishing the 3rd week of November.
Many of the best black water tributaries in the Rio Branco Watershed are protected by private Indian lands – accessible only by operators leasing these remote lands. Unlike the heavily fished public waters of the upper Rio Negro, the lease programs allow the exclusive operators to manage the fishing pressure greatly enhancing the angler’s Peacock Bass fishing experience. They also directly benefit the indigenous peoples living on these lands and help preserve the rainforest and its inhabitants. These remote, Fly-In fishing operations are rapidly becoming the premium Peacock Bass fishing experience in Brazil’s Amazon much as they did in Alaska over 20 years ago.
Dry Zone #2 SW & #1 SE
Rio Madeira Watershed south of Manaus
Dry Zones #1 & #2 in the Rio Madeira Watershed experience their optimal water levels from mid-July to mid-October, and have now concluded their season.
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Fished last week in Brazil's Amazon on the Jufaris River northwest of Manaus. We flew directly into one of River Plate's Single-Occupancy Safari Camps on private Indian lands and had a great time. Water levels were a little higher than ideal, but considerably lower than the main River Negro. The Peacocks were spawning with fish transitioning from the non-spawning Paca coloration to their 3 Bar spawning colors.
Woodchoppers and Jumping Minnow worked the best for us during the week. It sure is nice to fly directly into your fishing area and be in prime waters the first afternoon of your trip rather than having to fly into Barcelos and then spend a day or two getting away from the highly pressured waters around town to get into descent fishing!
We still have a few spots available for the fall & winter, come experience our "Fly-In" fishing trips, fishing private Indian lands with small groups of 6 - 8 anglers enjoying private cabins with queen beds plus upscale dining.
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Fishing the Amazon since 1992!
Jim Kern has a long history in the Peacock Bass world. Jim has fished in Brazil 32 times since 1997 with both fly and conventional tackle. Jim developed and ran the American office for Captain Peacock from 2010 thru 2013 was the Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Tours from 1998 thru 2003. Through Emu Outfitting, his outfitting company of 30 years, he managed Alaska’s Rainbow Bay Resort from 2007-2009 & Alaska’s Angry Eagle Lodge 2013 & 2014. Jim holds a Coast Guard Captains license, has been a registered fishing guide in Alaska, Montana and Idaho and has been a fly tier for 40 years. Jim also was a 3 time American League All Star baseball pitcher in 1977, 78, and 79 & the American League Relief Pitcher of the year in 1979.