The Amazon peacock bass is renowned for its amazing fighting strength and beautiful exotic coloring. Their topwater explosion-strikes have become legendary in the angling community and thousands of fishermen travel each year to challenge this exciting gamefish.
Rod & Gun Resources is proud to present two unique but distinctly different Amazon Basin fishing programs:
We have long been a leader in fishing for trophy peacock bass in Brazil using River Plate Anglers’ mobile Cabin barge concept. Over the years, our anglers have landed hundreds of trophy fish over 20 pounds!
Our outfitter whisks fishermen via state-of-the-art Cessna Caravan aircraft directly from the Manaus, Brazil airport to pristine fishing locations far (often hundreds of miles) from the overfished melee of competing lodges and houseboats — and lands right at their camp or yacht accommodations.
The "Cabin Barge" program is a breakthrough in placing comfortable, air-conditioned accommodations in previously inaccessible locations. Each set of barges draws only about four rs. Our anglers routinely hook 40-50-60 and more fish each day! The fish are in the 4 to 12 pound range and viciously hit topwater lures, spoons, and jigs, and also really attack flies. The real plus in Bolivia is the great variety of other game fish – acrobatic payara, corvina, inches of water, which enables us to travel virtually anywhere, avoiding natural barriers such as waterfalls and too-shallow river mouths—places where no other outfitter can go!
This access to unfished waters allows us to access the very best trophy peacock bass fishing offered anywhere.
Click on the Brazil Peacock Bass Fishing icon on the right hand side of this page to learn more about this outstanding program. Be sure to watch one or more of the videos and check out the Slide Show.
Bolivia (Bolivian Adventures, Caño Negro Lodge) also offers a fantastic—but different—experience. Peacock bass are found here in incredible numbers. Our anglers routinely hook 40-50-60 and more fish each day! The fish are in the 4 to 12 pound range and viciously hit topwater lures, spoons, and jigs, and also really attack flies. The real plus in Bolivia is the great variety of other game fish – acrobatic payara, corvina, pacu, surubi—here you have the best mixed bag fishing in the world!
Of particular interest is the payara, arguably the hardest fighting fish pound for pound in fresh or saltwater. Ranging from 5 to 50 pounds, it is easily the most exciting fish found in the Amazon Basin. We know of no other area where payara are found in such abundance.
Corvina (5 to 15 pound silver drum), pacu ranging up to 40 pounds, and surubi (large minnow eating catfish) are also landed daily. You can sight cast to many of these fish in the relatively clear waters of the San Simon River.
Click on the Bolivia Mixed-Bag icon on the right hand side of this page to learn more about this outstanding program. Be sure to watch both the homepage and the icon Slide Show.