In this particularly productive and varied watershed, there is a huge diversity of species to be caught. With over 150 lakes and lagoons, three main rivers and many other tributaries, this is a huge fishing area. The season is year round, but best time for fly and lure fishing, we recommend May – October. Larger Cats are best targeted from April – July and October – December.
Lure fishing – Great top water and subsurface action with big Cichla pinima Peacock Bass, Arowana, Bicuda and other species using surface Prop baits, poppers and stick baits/Spooks in the many lagoons and lakes, against the submerged trees and tree stands, off points and sand bars, along the banks and all over the river system and tributaries. Excellent subsurface action can also be had using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails and other lures also for big Cichla pinima Peacock Bass, Payara/Vampire fish, Arowana, Bicuda and other species.
Fly fishing – Fly fishing at this destination is the very best that we have ever experienced at any lodge and anglers can target huge Peacock Bass, Payara, Arowana, Bicuda and may other species with amazing results in the lakes, river, rapids and tributaries. A particularly favourite method is sight casting from the many beaches and sand bars. Most of the faster species found in or near rapids and fast water, like Bicuda and Payara, (there are even Peacock Bass behind the rocks in the fast water) will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns.
There are plenty of Catfish species to target, including two species of Surubim/Shovelnose, Barbado, Jundia/Leopard, Dourada, Jau, Redtails, Piranambu, Piraiba and more (these are best targeted from November – June).
All fishing boats are fitted with 2 fishing seats, front deck, 4 stroke 40 HP outboards, trolling motor, all necessary fuel, and an assortment of local Brazilian lures should anglers like to use another lure other than what’s in their box! All guides are native to the area, fully trained and will do their upmost to make sure anglers catch as many fish as possible, to take some great memories back home.