Brazil Peacock Bass Fishing
Of all the “bucket-list” destinations Trek offers, a trip to do battle with the aggressive peacock bass in the Amazon is near or at the top of the list. Anticipating a violent hard hitting strike from one of these monsters may be the most thrilling fresh water experience you could ever encounter. Now is your chance to experience this remote new adventure in the upper headwaters where the anglers are few and the peacocks are plentiful.
Upon landing in Manaus, Brazil, you will be meet by a Trek rep and taken to the Caesar Business Hotel for the night. The next morning we will take a private charter to a designated airstrip and board a fast boat to camp. This afternoon you will fish followed by either 4 full or 6 full days fishing. The final morning we will take the boat back to the airstrip and charter to Manaus to board your flight back home or check into your day room at the Cesar departing this evening.
The black water rivers of Brazil’s Amazon are home to over 2,500 species of fish, the most famous of which is the hard fighting Peacock Bass. These powerful fighters are extremely aggressive producing devastating top water and subsurface action unlike any other freshwater fish in the world. You know you’re fishing for a bruiser when the guide hands you medium-heavy action rod & reel spooled with 80 lb test braided line and a 6” top water lure with several 4/0 treble hooks hanging from it! Trek is offering a chance to set the hook while fishing 6 full days with 7 nights in camp. We’ll be fishing exclusive & private waters designated for only the Cabin anglers that have allowed us to manage the amount of fishing pressure on a given area greatly enhancing the numbers and quality of Peacock Bass available to anglers. You will wake up each morning at 5:30 am for breakfast and then leave for the day’s fishing with an experienced native guide in one of our custom built 20’ all welded aluminum bass boats, returning around 5:00 pm for a dip in the river or a shower, hors d’oeuvres and dinner at 7:00 pm. You can then spend some time enjoying the sounds of the rainforest and telling stories about the day’s adventure.
Through the years, Trek has utilized various methods of accessing the tremendous fishery known as the Amazon Basin; from mother ships to land based yachts, but nothing can match the Floating Cabin experience. We have taken this a step further by contracting a new and upgraded Single Occupancy Camp. Forget the need to share a small space with your buddy, as each fisherman will have their own air conditioned cabin complete with queen bed and personal bath. Each cabin is 12ft wide by 15ft long complete with queen bed, a/c, and bathroom with shower, hot water and storage areas for your clothes and equipment. We have a large dining cabin with a/c where each group will enjoy meals of fish, pasta, meats and salads. The cabins will be located on private tributaries offering exclusive fishing access for guests while taking a maximum of only six anglers on each date. To top this off, ALL tackle (rods, reels and lures) will be included in the trip fee so the saying “show up and fish” literally applies for this adventure.
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