Jim Kern’s Emu Outfitting Company in conjunction with River Plate Anglers has made short 4 ½ and even 3 ½ day Peacock Bass fishing trips productive and suddenly very “doable.” We have accomplished this by flying you directly into your remote floating Safari Camp, located in private Indian lands & government preserves, by private Caravan charter float planes, putting you into primo unpressured Peacock Bass fishing waters the first day. This new concept enables people who cannot spend 9 days away from the office or family to enjoy Peacock Bass fishing as never before in a very private upscale atmosphere. We are offering these short trips at our “New Concept” Single Occupancy Safari Camps where everyone has a private 250 sq ft, air-conditioned cabin, complete with a queen bed plus a private bathroom and shower with only 6 people in camp! The chartered Caravan float plane to and from your Safari Camp as well as all tackle including TFO bait casting, spinning plus fly rods, Shimano reels, Power Pro lines PLUS ALL TERMINAL TACKLE, LURES & FLIES are included at no additional cost!
Many people have asked me about shorter trips than the conventional trip available offering 6 ½ days of fishing for Peacock Bass in Brazil’s Amazon. After having managed the American offices of two of the largest mother boat operations in Brazil’s Amazon we found that short trips really cut down the days of quality fishing one experiences to just a few. By the time you fly into Barcelos and board your mother boat the first day of your trip, it was the 2nd day of your trip if you ran hard upriver all night before you were in decent fishing waters that were not heavily pressured. And then the last day of your trip you had to be back in Barcelos so you could catch the plane back to Manaus early the next morning, having given you just a couple of days of fishing in good waters. Thus these trips have never been very popular.
The logistics of our short trips allow you to travel to Brazil’s Amazon, enjoying 4 ½ days of upscale Peacock Bass fishing and be out of the house or office less than a week, or enjoy 3 ½ days of awesome fishing being out of the house only 5 days! And we have prices to match, $4,990. for the trip offering 4 ½ days of private lands single occupancy fishing and $4,250. for the trip offering 3 1/2 day of fishing. A day room at the hotel the last day in Manaus is also included. Trip prices are all inclusive upon your arrival in Manaus with the exception of gratuities and your meals the last day in Manaus.
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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.