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The Rio Vichada is one of the few under-fished rivers in Colombia and monster peacock bass over 26 pounds have been caught here.
The owners of the Tucunaré Lodge have made an agreement with the indigenous communities and have been granted special permission to operate in the river and lagoons that have never before fished. For this very reason, to keep the area as untouched as possible, we will host groups with a maximum of 8 anglers per week.
There are four double cabins with private bathroom for each cabin, and there are fans in the rooms if clients require, even though the surrounding area is cool overnight. All beds will have fresh sheets each day and laundry is done daily.
We have designed a fishing trip over 6 days with 4 days’ fishing for giant peacock bass and other species on the Rio Vichada and its many lagoons, followed by 2 full days’ fishing on the famous Rio Orinoco for big payara/vampire fish, golden sardinata, catfish and other species.
Being near the lagoon system of the Rio Vichada with all the comforts of a lodge , we contrast the other operators in the area, so you can fish from 6 am to 6 pm and part of the night, besides being in places with less fishing pressure.
There is superb topwater action to be had with giant Three-Barred, Royal, Popoca / Monoculus and Butterfly Peacock Bass using surface prop baits, poppers and stick baits / super spooks in the many lagoons, against the submerged trees, off points and along the banks. Excellent subsurface action can also be had using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails and other lures and flies. In the river as well as a myriad of cats to stretch your string, there is an abundance of many other predators including Payara, Bicuda, Matrinchá / Bocon, Sardinata, Pirapitinga / Morocoto.
Fly fishing is a wonderful way not only to target Peacock Bass, but also to search out other species with amazing results, especially on the Orinoco. Most of the faster species found in or near rapids and fast water, like Bicuda, Pirapitinga / Morocoto and Payara, will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns.
Pirapitinga / Morocoto are predominantly nut and fruit foragers but will take jigs, spoons, lures and flies with abandon when the river is low and fruits are unavailable. These fish can grow huge!
Cats include Surubim / Tiger, Jundia / Leopard, Jau, Redtails, Dorado / Golden and ‘White’ Piraiba.
Day 1: Arrival in the city of Bogota and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Fly from Bogota to Puerto Inirida and boat transfer to the lodge.
Day 3 - 6 : Three full days of fishing on the Rio Vichada.
Day 7 - 8: Two full days of fishing at the Rio Orinoco.
Day 9: Travel back to Puerto Inirida, fly to Bogota and onwards journey home.
$3,250 per angler *
Included: Six full days of fishing; 7 nights at the lodge, based on double occupancy; all meals while at lodge; open bar.
Return flights Bogota/Puerto Inirida/Bogota; daily laundry; fishing licenses, guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat); overnight at hotel in city 1st night on arrival; airport assistance and transfers.
* We have basic tackle at the lodge that can be lent to anglers on a ‘you-break-or-lose-you-pay’ basis but we advise all anglers to bring their own personal gear and lures.
Not Included: international and national air transportation to and from cities to and in Colombia unless specified above; tipping; fishing tackle; lures; passports; visas (no one needs a visa to enter Colombia); meals in the city or elsewhere other than at the lodge; costs associated with medical advice and medications for your trip; other hotel stays (if necessary) elsewhere.
NB. Anglers all need to bring with them an up-to-date yellow fever inoculation certificate.
A 50% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.
* Prices are stated as a guide and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations. Please enquire for exact prices for the dates you are interested in.
**A 15kg weight allowance on loaded is the limit allowed on each trip on the internal flight + 5kgs hand luggage. There is no need to over-pack as laundry is done daily. Each kg overweight will be charged at approx. USD $4,00.
A full tackle guide and gear list will be provided once a deposit payment has been received for reservation of trip.
Tucunaré Lodge – Rio Vichada
Rio Orinoco Watershed
October - November: Catfish, Payaras, Sardinatas.
December – May: Peacock Bass, Payara, Catfish, Pirapitinga/Morocoto
Jungle adventure fishing trip – Rustic Lodge
Four species of Peacock Bass including The Giant Three-Barred, Royal, Popoca/Monoculus and Butterfly Peacock Bass, Payara, Bicuda, Matrinchá/Bocon, Sardinata, Pirapitinga/Morocoto and Mixed Cats Including Surubim/Tiger, Jundia/Leopard, Jau, Redtails, Dorado/Golden and ‘White’ Piraiba.
Rustic cabins in the middle of the Amazon jungle
$3,250 per angler* for an all-inclusive trip
9 Day Trip with 6 Full Days’ Fishing
No of Days
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October – December
The waters, levels drop and the river starts to recede out of the flooded jungle.
January - April/May
The levels remain within the river banks. Peacock bass are easier to target and while most cats and other predators can be found all season, the latter end is better due to lower water levels and ease of finding them.