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
FISH WITH THE BEST AWAY FROM THE REST
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.