We target many HUGE Peacock Bass here in the high 20lbs+ (camp record 29lbs), Butterfly Peacock Bass to 12lbs, the slash-and-grab Payara/Vampire Fish to 30lbs, acrobatic Bocón/Jatuarána, Surubim Cats and much more.
The blackwaters of the Caño Bócon have perfect acidic pH levels that promote the growth of HUGE Peacock Bass. The river runs through the Puinave Indian Reserve rainforest and savannah land, with beautiful blackwater lagoons and streams. Big, aggressive Peacock Bass inhabit the lagoons and river points, sand bars and banks etc. This is NOT a numbers area, but a prime fishery for specimen-sized giant fish!
There is fantastic top water action to be had targeting Giant Three-Barred/Speckled and Butterfly Peacock Bass using surface prop baits, poppers and stick baits/Super Spooks. There is also excellent subsurface action using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails and other lures and flies.
Payaras will hit minnowbaits, flies and jigs and often topwater poppers and walking baits. Bocón (this river is named after this great sportfish) or Jatuaránas will hit flies, small poppers and spoons/spinners in the faster currents near steep banks and under trees.