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Amazon Peacock Bass - Float Camp

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  • Fish for: Peacock Bass
  • Available seasons: August - December
  • Location: Amazon
  • Recommended stay: 7 Days
  • Accomodation: Floating River Camp
  • Other activities: Wildlife
  • Pricing: From $5250 USD (2 per boat basis)

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Amazon Basin Brazil

Many regard peacock bass as the ultimate freshwater adversary and the floating camps that we use are the ultimate way to place yourself in amongst them on some of the Amazon's most inaccessible waters.
Exclusive access to secluded lagoons and tributaries and being able to position your base at the headwaters of these fish rich waters provides the best possible peacock bass fishing opportunities.
Your hosts have finely tuned the experience they offer during the twenty plus years they've been guiding the area.
You'll enjoy the services of quality knowledgable guides operating from 18' bass boats on a 2 anglers per boat basis.
On top of the great fishing you'll witness some of the most spectacular birdlife anywhere on the planet.
Your floating bungalow is a secure, well ventilated, air-conditioned, spacious twin share room which is a perfect base to return to each evening. Happy hour, dinner and breakfast are had in the floating dining room. Meals are prepared by your camp chefs and include a cooked breakfast, freshly baked bread, with dinner being a choice of standard fare such as chicken, lamb or pork along with traditional Brazilian meals followed by tempting deserts. Lunch is normally had during a short break in your fishing.
Access into and out of the floating camp is on a modern 8 passenger Cessna Caravan turbo prop floatplane from Manaus return.

The Fishing
The ferocious surface strike of the peacock bass is only the start of the torrid battle you'll encounter that makes them the ultimate freshwater sports fish.
The fishing is at it's best during the dry season between October and December as the water recedes to the main river systems from the vast flooded areas of the Amazon Basin. A bonus is that there are very few insects during the same time.
As the water levels vary and the peacock bass move, the camp is relocated to make sure the fish are in close proximity during your stay.
The remote waters you'll be accessing see very little fishing pressure and catches from anywhere between 15 and 50 bass per angler per day are expected. You can also expect a reasonable percentage of these to be in the 14 to 15 pound range and there's always a real chance at a 20 pound monster.
You'll be casting you lure or fly into clear to tannin stained water where strikes are going to be visible heightening the anticipation of each cast.
This is peacock bass fishing at it's best.

Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive at Manaus and after clearing customs you'll be escorted to the Hotel Tropical not far from the airport.
Day 2 - Depart Manaus early in the morning getting to the camp around midday. Set up your fishing gear with advice from your guide on lures and flies, followed by a quick bite to eat then it's straight into your first afternoons fishing.
Days 3 to 8 - Your day starts with a 5.30am wake up call and breakfast at 6am. Your guide will be ready to depart at 6.30am. Peacock Bass are a daytime only feeder so no point being on the water prior to sunrise or past twilight.
Day 9 - Depart the camp in the morning returning to the Hotel Tropical in Manaus.
Day 10 - Depart Manaus for home

Cost
On a 2 per boat and twin room basis is US$5400 per person ex Manaus.
This includes 6.5 days fully guided fishing, 7 nights accommodation at the floating camp, 2 nights at accommodation at the Hotel Tropical in Manaus, flights from Manaus to the camp return, fishing license, all meals, open bar and use of all fishing equipment on a replace if lost or broken basis.
Excluded are international flights, tips, visas, departure tax, any extra costs in Manaus and travel insurance.