If you have fished Peacock Bass in Brazil’s Amazon before you most probably have flown into Barcelos and experienced the myriad of mother boats on the wharf waiting for their clients to arrive and then all trying to beat each other upriver to the most ideal fishing grounds. The first two days of the trip anglers are relegated to heavily fished areas visited by all the mother boat operations trying to get upriver away from the others. Days 3 & 4 you will experience decent fishing as the mother boats disperse. Then on day 5 the mother boats will begin to head back to Barcelos and days 6 and 7 you will be in the heavily fished areas near town again. As Barcelos is the only city on the upper Rio Negro with sufficient resources for the mother boats to resupply with fuel & food, all 30+ mother boats able to handle from 8 – 24 anglers/week fishing the Rio Negro are relegated to fishing this same circuit for 6 consecutive months.
The other option, if you want to enjoy the true remote Peacock Bass fishing adventure you really traveled to Brazil’s Amazon for, is River Plate’s concept of flying from Manaus, your port of entry into Brazil, directly to our floating mobile Safari Camps on secluded black water tributaries in all 4 dry zones from late July to mid March. River Plate Anglers is the only outfitter fishing Brazil’s Amazon that offers Peacock Bass fishing trips on waters they have leased exclusive entry from the Indigenous peoples living on these black water tributaries to the Rio Negro, the Rio Branco and Rio Madeira Rivers. Fly by Caravan charter plane directly to your camp by float plane or to a jungle airstrip near your Safari Camp and be fishing in prime waters the first afternoon of your trip where you will see no other anglers except your group. You can expect to catch 20 – 40 Peacocks per day, better than double what you could expect to catch in the heavily fished areas of the main river and BIG Peacocks are readily available. This is not one of the many yacht trips that offers fishing in Brazil’s Amazon, this is a true Peacock Bass fishing trip that offers upscale accommodations, food, guides, equipment and services!
Our single occupancy Safari Camps will accommodate only 6 anglers per week in 250 sq ft air-conditioned single occupancy cabins, featuring queen beds and private bathrooms and showers. There is no need to spend the week with 20 of your best friends you’ve never met; experience the Amazon the way you dreamed, away from the crowds! Spend the evenings after a days fishing enjoying the sights and sounds of the rain forest on a secluded sand bar the way the Portuguese did 400 years ago when they first explored the Amazon River Basin. Enjoy daily maid and laundry service, upscale meals with a Brazilian flair, all adult beverages, bottled water and soft drinks.
We utilize custom built 21’ fully equipped bass boats especially designed and built in Brazil for fishing these black water tributaries. The big, wide & heavy American style bass boats are necessary to safely navigate the big waters of the main river channels, but limit mobility when trying to access the backwater lakes and lagoons where the trophy Peacocks like to hang out. Our guides grew up on these tributaries & know the river and the Peacock Bass like no other. Custom TFO bait casting, spinning and fly rods equipped with TFO fly reels & Shimano bait casting and spinning reels are available at camp for your use at no additional cost. All lures and baits, including flies, are also furnished at no additional cost for our anglers. Upon arrival at your Safari Camp is not the time to discover you have not brought the proper lures or fishing tackle. Be aware when you talk to any outfitter, the sign of a first class trip is one offering all the lures & tackle especially tailored to your trip, at no additional cost!
Come enjoy the remote Amazon Peacock Bass fishing trip anglers enjoyed in the 1990’s when Peacock Bass fishing was the fishing adventure of the mystic Amazon.
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Fishing Brazil’s Amazon Since 1992!
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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.