Excellent lure fishing can be had here with ‘Yellow’ Peacock Bass, Arowana/Monkey Fish, Bicuda, big Piranha, Matrinchá, Jatuarana, Payara/Vampire Fish, Pirapitinga /giant Pacu and more ….
Fly fishing is a wonderful way to search out many species with amazing results. Most of the fastwater species like Bicuda and Payara will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves must be worn to avoid cuts and burns. Peacock Bass congregating around the rocky islands and banks of the river will attack flies with abandon.
At the impressive Semauma Falls an hour’s boat ride above the lodge, the Payara action is spectacular and these big sabre-toothed silver missiles can be caught on flies, lures, or drifting live and dead baits. This incredibly beautiful area is studded with boulders and rock gardens with many braids, rapids and falls.
As well as a killer method for catching Payaras also known as ‘Vampire Fish’, cut bait and live bait fishing can be very productive in these two rivers for many species of Cats. Spotted Piranambú, Barbado, Redtails, Jau, three species of Surubim/Shovel-nose Cats, the Piraiba/Freshwater Shark and other interesting monsters of the deep!
Anglers can also try for some huge Piraracú/Arapaima in one of the lakes on dead bait, large lures or flies, but these fish are shy and very difficult to catch here.