1,035 Peacocks Boated by 3 Anglers in 6 ½ Days if Fishing
The Peacock Bass fishing has been stellar at the beginning or the season in the Southeast Dry Zone #1 in Brazil’s Amazon. The first week of the season, July 15 – 22, there were 2 fishermen using conventional tackle and one fly fisherman at our Safari Camp on the Marmelos River, boating 1,035 Peacock Bass with the largest weighing 16 lbs! This comes to an average of 53 Peacocks caught per day per angler! During the 8 years I managed the American offices for two of the largest mother boat operations on the upper Rio Negro, a catch of 1,000 Peacocks for a group of 12 – 16 anglers in a week’s fishing was considered a good week! Water levels are descending in our exclusive southern fishery on the Marmelos River south of Manaus, as is normal for this time of year and the fishing is outstanding.
In the first 2 ½ days of fishing this week, July 22 – 29, our current clients have averaged 72 Peacocks landed per angler with the largest being a 17 lb’er. Jumping Minnows have been the most productive top lure with the Yellow and Red Mickey Finn pattern being the most productive fly used. After two years of abnormal water levels everything is pointing to the 2017-2018 fishing season as being one of historically normal years. River Plate Anglers exclusive fisheries in both our southern and northern fisheries allow us to manage the number of anglers on the water at any given time and the length we fish a given area, greatly enhancing the daily catches for our anglers. This is what makes River Plate Anglers stand alone among the Peacock Bass outfitters in Brazil’s Amazon. We cater to small groups of 6 to 12 anglers/week at our Fly-In, mobile safari camps fishing on over 8 million acres of private Indian lands and government preserves with over 1,000 miles of black water tributaries flowing thru them where we enjoy exclusive fishing rights.
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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.