Bolivia Peacock Bass Fishing
Cano Negro Lodge
Bolivia has become one of our top dove hunting destinations, and now we have a truly incredible fishing operation as well in the Caño Negro Lodge. The fishing is phenomenal, as you can catch literally 100 Peacocks a day as well as the toothy Payara and numerous other exotic Amazonian species.
Although airfare is not included in the trip fee, most folks originate in Miami with an overnight American Airlines flight to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Upon arrival, you will met and assisted through customs before being transferred to the domestic airport for your private three hour charter flight to the Caño Negro Lodge, arriving in time for lunch and to get settled in before your first afternoon of fishing. The following three days will be full fishing days, returning to the lodge everyday at noon for lunch and siesta if you wish, before heading out to fish the remainder of the day. The last day you will fish till mid morning and return to Santa Cruz where you will overnight in order to catch your 9:00am non stop flight back to Miami the following morning.
The Amazon and Mata Grosso rivers originate in the Beni region of Bolivia, and the Itenez River is one of the main head waters that form these two giant ecosystems. Not only will you catch lots of ferocious Peacocks, but you should also catch the toothy Payara, Pacu, Oscars, Piranhas and other species that you will have never heard of before, not to mention several varieties of Amazon catfish! The Caño Negro lodge is literally translated to “Black Branch”, as in the black branch of the Itenez river.
The water has lots of tannin from the jungle in it, giving the water its dark tea colored appearance. The fishing is excellent for baitcasting, spinning, or even fly fishing, so whatever your passion, Caño Negro has you covered. We will also maintain a good selection of tackle, from rods and reels to terminal tackle such as spoons and lures, but it is always advisable to try and bring a few of your own, if nothing else to try something different.
Caño Negro Lodge is owned and operated by Trek’s Bolivian partner Roberto Aponte, who has a tremendous attention to detail in maintaining a high standard of operations at the lodge. In terms of quality, Caño Negro is one of the premier lodges in the South American Amazon, offering many of the creature comforts of home while maintaining a genuine jungle experience. The lodge will only take eight anglers at a time so space will be very limited as the season is from August through November. Book your date early as the fishing should be excellent in this little piece of heaven in the jungle.
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