October – December
These comfortable floating bungalows allow anglers to reach peacock bass in otherwise inaccessible headwaters locations. These locations are typically where some of the best fishing takes place! Where other operations simply can’t navigate, the floating bungalows can get past rapids, rocks, sandbars and other obstacles, while still offering great comfort and security. In fact, they share the same amenities as a lodge or mothership, such as private bathrooms, hot showers, superb food and air-conditioning, but will get you far deeper into the jungle itself. Since these “camps” can be easily moved 25-30 miles a day it will always follow the best fishing conditions giving you access to fresh waters without long runs to new fishing grounds.
The floating bungalows are accessed directly by floatplane and require no long, drawn-out boat rides. The camp is limited to 8 anglers per group and consists of a group dining room/kitchen unit and four roomy (10’x15’) bungalows, each with two comfortable beds, thermostatically controlled air conditioner, 110 VAC outlets, lighting, chairs, tables, a private bathroom and separate in-room hot shower. Your native guide can move your purpose-built bass boats through the most remote, wood-choked access streams into tributaries and hidden lagoons inaccessible to others. In this type of water, it’s not uncommon to achieve catch rates of 15-30 peacock bass a day, ranging up to 20+ pound monsters. The camp has a fleet of custom made 18’ welded aluminum bass boats, equipped with 40 HP outboards. These boats are fast and efficient, built for accessing even the most hidden lagoons. Two stable fishing platforms provide solid footing and plenty of casting room. The comfortable padded seats can be pedestal mounted or anglers can fish standing. Guides are equipped with boga grips, fishing tools, and landing nets.
The end result is a trip with a potentially greater reward than can be offered by other options. This is for the angler who’s been here before and wants to go where others don’t in pursuit of his own holy grail. This is the fine-tuned specialty tool of Amazon fishing.
Starting June 17, 2019 Americans and Canadians traveling to Brazil will no longer need a Visa to enter the country.
Rio Negro Tributaries: $5,350 (shared cabin)
Rio Matupiri: $5,850 (shared cabin)
8-nights/6.5-days fishing. Limited to eight anglers.
Round-trip in-country flight, one overnight in Manaus, day room in Manaus, guided fishing, rods/reels, license, accommodations, all meals and beverages
Airfare to Manaus, gratuities, terminal tackle, personal items.
Day 1 – Fly to Manaus where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel to overnight;
Day 2 – This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to the yacht. Fish this afternoon;
Days 3 – 8: Six full days of guided fishing. Your day begins at 5:30 a.m. with fresh brewed coffee and breakfast at 6:00 a.m. Your guide will be ready to go by first light. A cooler with lunch, snacks and plenty of beverages will be packed on board each day. You’ll break for lunch and a mid day siesta each day. Continue fishing and return to the yacht by dusk. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and a delicious dinner each night;
Day 9 – After breakfast, you will be flown back to Manaus and transferred to a local hotel where a day room has been reserved. Relax at your hotel or book a city tour, shop, enjoy a great Brazilian restaurant. Later this evening you’ll be transferred back to the international airport for your return flight home.
“Although a rare occurrence (because of outfitters mobility) cancellations can occur in the Amazon due to weather (as per the outfitters’ judgement) and water conditions. In this case, customers are advised in advance and offered a rain check for another date of their choice. No refunds are made in these cases and customers are responsible for any airline change fees.”
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.