Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Trips
Although many land-based lodges that offer Peacock Bass fishing in the Amazon are situated past these natural barriers, they have no mobility to seek better water levels. Plus the areas where they are located become rapidly overfished within 2 to 3 hours upriver or downriver. Our Fly-In Floating Cabins, however, move daily to unfished river segments and spend the night along the Amazon’s Caribbean-like beaches. Once our small 8-guest parties arrive in Manaus, they are whisked to camp in one of our three turbo prop Cessna Caravan floatplanes.
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River Plate Amazon Outfitters has been a pioneer in Peacock Bass fishing since 1992. Over the years, our company has continuously evolved in order to provide our guests with unprecedented levels of services, facilities, comfort and safety. Our experience and high-quality services have made us the top choice of the most prestigious independent U.S. agents for Peacock Bass fishing trips to the Amazon. One of the services that distinguish our Peacock Bass fishing programs from others are our truly unique and highly mobile, deluxe, air conditioned Fly-In Floating Cabins, which we introduced in 1996. Sport fishing yachts, commercial fishing boats and even survival fishing must stop where low water prevents passage. Yet beyond these barriers is where the great Peacock Bass fishing starts! With the Fly-In Floating Cabins, our anglers are able to access these Amazon pristine fisheries like never before!
Of all the incredible gamefish in the Amazon basin, the one that has received the most press is the peacock bass. Their remarkable, explosive topwater strike, combined with an astonishing ability to break heavy lines/leaders and straighten even stout saltwater hooks, makes them one of the most sought after species in the Amazon basin. Peacock bass are not a true bass such as the largemouth and smallmouth bass (Micopterus Sp.) found in North American waters, but comprise a genus within the family Cichlidae. Cichlids are a diverse family of tropical fish found primarily throughout Africa, South America and southern Asia. Although all peacock bass species are highly temperature sensitive fish, some have been successfully introduced in tropical areas from Panama to Hawaii. The latest transplants (C. ocellaris and C. monoculus) are happily swimming in many of the major freshwater irrigation channels in Dade County, Florida. No permanent populations of the giant species, C. temensis have ever been successfully transplanted outside of the Amazon basin and Lake Guri.
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Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing
Although there are countless color variations throughout their range, there are only four currently recognized species of peacock bass, C. temensis, C. ocellaris, C. monoculus and C. nigrolineatus (there is a raging debate among ichthyologists and anglers on this topic). All species are commonly called tucunaré in Brazil and Peru, while other Spanish speaking South American countries use the term pavón.The peacock bass' explosive strikes and spectacular fighting prowess serve to rank it among the greatest fighting fish in the world. Even big specimens, like this 17-pounder on the Rio Tapera, don't hesitate to go airborne. Bringing big, powerful fish like these to the boat in the tight quarters in which they are usually found is a great challenge for any angler. River Plates' guides are undoubtedly the best in the business. Most Amazon outfitters employ poorly-trained, unenthusiastic "boat drivers". River Plate's carefully-trained guides are hard-core sport fishermen who are intimately familiar with the complexities of Amazon angling. Many have guided for River Plate for over 15 years. With thousands of fish boated for clients, they'll put you onto big numbers of big fish like no one else in the Amazon.
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