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Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Trip Info and Pricing
For those looking for monster peacock bass and a true fishing adventure, we
found it! Brazil offers the outdoor enthusiast both a jungle adventure and
a chance at some world record size peacock bass. This 8-day (5 days fishing)
adventure to Brazil's Amazon Rain Forest is aboard a 3-deck houseboat. This
mothership, the Peacock Nexus, is fully equipped with air-conditioned rooms,
and dining area.
(Fall Peacock Bass Fishing Season -- August, September, October, November,
(Winter Peacock Bass Fishing Season - January, February, March, April)
PEACOCK BASS TRIP ITINERARY
5 Days Fishing
Day One -- In Manaus, you will be met by a representative
and transferred to another airport for the flight (via air charter) 250 miles
into the Amazon Jungle where you will land in a small village. At this small
village, you will board the Peacock Nexus which will be your home away from
home for the week. Breakfast will be served upon arrival. Fishing begins approximately
9 a.m. and fish until 6 p.m. (This day only)
Day Two thru Day Five - Peacock Bass Fishing Tributaries
of the Amazon and Rio Negro. (6-a.m. -- 6 p.m. -- lunch at 12 noon) Depart
Saturday night on houseboat -- start back to small village.
Day Six - Depart via air charter 8:00 a.m. (approx.) Arrive Manaus 9:00
a.m. (approx.) Spend day in Manaus sightseeing and overnight at Da Vinci Hotel.
Day Seven - Depart Manaus (TBA)
You must check in with Airlines at least 2 hours prior to departure.
This Amazon Peacock Bass fishing adventure will take place 250 miles out of
Manaus in remote waters that are tributaries of the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers,
which are located in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. These rivers, which
contain numerous lagoons and an unlimited number of Peacock Bass fishing hotspots,
are extremely remote and have very little fishing pressure.
The Peacock Nexus will be home for the fishing week. Each day the houseboat
will cruise the river in search of "New" fishing spots. The fishing
will be done from nice 18-ft bass boats. Each boat will accommodate two fishermen
and a guide. The air-conditioned cabins on board the houseboat will be a delight
and are welcome around mid-day when the river becomes hot and humid. However,
the mornings and evenings will be very comfortable.
The food will consist of both American and Brazilian cuisine served buffet
style. Ice tea, coke, and local beer will be served. We do recommend that you
bring your own bottle or favorite liquor as only local brands will be available.
The service on board the Peacock Nexus is excellent and the staff will treat
you like royalty and go out of their way to make this your most relaxing and
enjoyable Peacock Bass fishing trip ever.
Please pack your luggage in soft duffle bags. There will be a charter flight
from Manaus into the jungle and space and weight on the plane will be limited
to 50 lbs Please. this
is a must. Once we have met
our weight limitation, no other bags will be loaded on the plane. No exceptions'
Your clothing should be light weight and light colored. Tarpon wear clothing
is excellent for Peacock Bass fishing in the Amazon.
You can wear shorts and short-sleeved shirts here without concern for bug bites.
Take some long-sleeved shirts and pants for sun protection along with sunscreen,
and a hat to protect your head and neck, and don't forget your sunglasses.
Also, we recommend that you drink plenty of fluids. Purified drinking water
is available, but we recommend that you bring powdered gator aid and plastic
bottles to mix it in. A variety of snacks such as beef Jerky, peanuts, cashews,
canned oysters, etc., make good boat snacks.
Your physician may recommend malaria pills, yellow fever immunization, and
tetanus update. If you have had a yellow fever shot in the last five years,
you will not need another one. Please consult your local health department.
PEACOCK BASS FISHING EQUIPMENT & BEST LURES
Lure Qty Colors
1. Big Game Woodchopper Topwater 8(1- 1 1/2 oz) Sunshine
Perch - Firetiger
2. Magnum Jerkin Sam (Large) 4(1
Body - Peacock Bass
3. Magnum Rat-L-Trap Crankbait 4(3/4oz) Chrome/Blueback
- Gold Blackback
4. Super TrapCrankbait 2(1
1/2oz) Red w/Whitebody - Chrome/Blueback
5. Magnum Floating Rapala #14 Firetiger
- Red/White - Blue/Silver
6. Bomber Long-A (16A) 16A Same
PEACOCK BASS EQUIPMENT, LURE SELECTION & USAGE TECHNIQUES
The Lurh Jensen Magnum Woodchopper equipped with the 4XX strong Mustad
hooks is your best big fish lure because it will hold the mega fish. However,
you will sacrifice numbers of fish if you use this lure exclusively. I really
think you will catch 50% to 60% less numbers of fish if you use only this lure.
Also, you almost have to "stand-up fish" to work this lure properly.
The lure should be "ripped" for a distance of 2 feet and create
a lot of noise to be successful. To accomplish this action requires a considerable
amount of force and energy and if you are seated, it is impossible to work
the lure correctly and successfully.
PEACOCK BASS FISHING RECOMMENDATIONS
* We recommend the Browning reels because of the drag systems. The Browning
reels that we recommend are the Browning Midas 6 and the Midas 6W. Garcia 5500C
is an excellent reel as well.
* We recommend the 80 lb 100% pure spectra braided Izorline brand line. If
you cannot find the 800 Izorline at your local dealer, other brands recommended
are T.U.F.-Line, Lynch Line and Magic Braid. For information on T.U.F-line
call Ron Totten at 210-659-5268; for the Lynch Line call Terry Oldham at 512-847-2842;
and for Magic Braid call Rob Cooper at 214-358-4941.
* Rods -- Most good medium heavy action (long handle) bass rods 6'6" or
longer will work fine for the big peacock. If you don't have this type rod,
we strongly recommend the All Star SJ2 or All Star MWR2 fishing rods. Fishing
World in Dallas is a dealer or call Don Butler at Okiebug at 918-662-2657.
* Hook Sharpener - The 4X strong mustad hooks really need sharpening and we
highly recommend the Point Maker electric hook sharpener made by Texas Taclde.
You can call them at 214-234-2628.
* Split Ring Pliers -- Be sure to purchase a good heavy duty pair of split
ring pliers. The thin light weight pliers will create lots of problems and
* Hook Cutter Pliers -- There is a small pair of pliers that has a side feature
that serves as a hook cutter and will cut off hooks without much pressure.
* Rod Case - Boulder Landing Rod Case is by far the best on the market. Boulder
Landing caters to the traveling fisherman and offers the best protection for
your rod. For more information call 918-455-3474.
OTHER PEACOCK BASS FISHING EQUIPMENT
l. 80 lb. Braided Line (100%a Spectra)
2. Several Rods (Min. 3). Allstar SJ1, SJ2, or Allstar MWRII rod and may be
used for other type fishing
3. Insect Repellent
4. Sun Screen or Lotion (SF-50 is recommended)
5. Box Large Split Rings (#6H Hopkins)
6. Box Large Hooks (4X Strong Mustad)
7. Split Ring Pliers (Heavy Duty)
8. Polarized Sunglasses Hobbie)
9. Broad Brimmed Hat
10. Small Bills for TIPPING (Luggage, Boat Crew, Guide)
11. Pliers (Large Needle Nose) (Hook Cutter Pliers)
12. Camera & Film
13. Shorts, Teeshirts, (Lake Br Camp Wear)
14. Rain Suit - Lightweight with Hood
15. Alarm Clock
16. Gloves (Golf gloves for handling fish & casting)
17. Passport, Visa, Tickets & Schedule
18. Diarrhea Medicine -- Lomotil or Immodium
20. Tape Measure/Digital Normark Weighing Scale (50 lb)
21. Tropical Clothing Tarpon Wear)
22. Soft Tackle Box (Tackle Logic -- Tournament Bag)
24. First Aid Kit
If you have any trouble finding these lures and equipment then contact our
office and we will be glad to refer you to a dealer.
PEACOCK BASS FISHING TIPS
Based upon our experience in Peacock Bass fishing, we would like to offer a
little advice. By no means is it necessary to purchase all of the lures we
have listed. However, all lures listed will catch fish and each lure has its
own purpose. For instance, those who are mainly interested in catching
a record-size peacock, we recommend the "modified" Big Game Woodchopper.
Those clients mainly interested in numbers and not the Mega-Fish should
use the 1 oz Jerkin Sam, Rat-L-Trap, Magnum Rapala or Bomber Long A. In fact,
the Rat-L-Trap and Magnum Rapala will catch the huge black piranha (up to 4
1bs). Just a little tip to help fulfill your fishing expectations.
PEACOCK BASS TROPHIES
If you desire to have a Peacock Bass replica made of your trophy catch, please
take a tape measure and digital scales to record the weight and measurements
of the fish. You may call our office in Texas and we will recommend a good
The average tip per client, based upon acceptable norms worldwide in the outdoor
world, would be $100 per client for the entire trip. Of course, this tip is
totally dependent upon excellent service and by no means should it be construed
as a mandatory payment. Please do not give tips for poor service. (It defeats
our system) The breakdown of the recommended tip is based upon the following:
Guide $50 'Brazilian Tour Conductor $50
*(This part of tip will be divided among the Boat Captain, Cook, Bartenders
and Tour Conductors) Your American Tour Conductor will assist you with your
PEACOCK BASS GUIDE INCENTIVES
The success of your Peacock Bass fishing depends largely on the effort of your
guide. We have programs designed with maximum incentives for the guides to
produce positive results for all-of our clients. We want your trip to be fun
for you and the guides. The guides have some experience in handling American
fishermen and are sincerely interested in seeing that you catch fish and have
a good trip. However, the prospect of earning a tip at the end of your trip
also helps to motivate. Please fill out the Peacock Bass fishing report at
the end of your trip and grade each guide on his effort. Guides will be rotated
We also recommend that our clients form a "guides pot" of $2.00 per
day per client. The guide in the boat whose client catches the longest Peacock
Bass per 1/2 day gets $1 per client as the winning guide. Please take a tape
measure in the boat each day to measure your fish. Don't bring the fish in,
but measure and release. It's an honor system! Two contest per day; $1 for
the morning and $1 for the afternoon. This little contest puts some fun in
your fishing for the guides and we highly recommend it. It's not mandatory!
This guide contest should be handled by the clients and is mentioned here as
a recommendation. New idea!/Great results!
RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS
Bass Adventures will place your reservation on a tentative basis for 5 working
days after receipt of your reservation. Your non-refundable deposit of 50%
of the total cost of the trip must arrive at our Office on or before the fifth
day or the reservation will be canceled, no exceptions. A deposit of $500 will
suffice if the reservation is made more than 9 months prior to the trip date,
with the balance of deposit due 9 months from trip date. The total balance
of all monies for the trip must be paid 30 days prior to your trip date.
Since these Peacock Bass trips are houseboat excursions, requiring a minimum
of 4 clients for each trip, no monies are refundable for any reason of cancellation,
no exceptions. No credit of a trip may be transferred to another date except,
that with adequate time, a replacement client will be allowed to take the canceling
client's place on the reserved date. If we are able to fill the canceling spot
and the trip fills, then all monies will be returned to canceling client.
This cancellation policy is rather "strong" , however, it is absolutely
necessary under the circumstances to insure that all clients will have a good
opportunity to plan and execute their trip on the scheduled date without fear
of trip cancellation for lack of the minimum number of clients required.
The payment of deposit is the client's acceptance of the aforementioned conditions
of payment and cancellation policy.
OTHER SPECIES INCLUDE: - PIRARUCA - TRAIRA - ARAWANA - MATRINCHA
Round-trip Air - Manaus/Barcelos
Houseboat - Meals - Open Bar
1 night - Hotel Da Vinci in Manaus
Trip Cost $
USD - Minimum