The river is in a stunning location with clean tannic black water that runs into the Rio Negro downriver from Manaus. Excellent lure and fly fishing can be had here with Three-Barred Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis) to 20lbs+ and Butterfly Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis) to 8lbs+.
There are plenty of points, sandbars and pure white beaches, sunken trees and laydowns and many other river structures that hold good numbers of Peacock Bass and many other species including Arowana, Surubim Cats, Matrinxã and depending on levels and season, Apapá/Sardinata also.
Fly fishing is also a great way to target fish here with amazing results. Peacock Bass especially will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns. Peacock Bass congregating around structure, sandbars and banks of the river will attack streamer and popping flies with abandon.
The season runs from the mid-September to mid-December with dropping river levels providing exciting fishing situations.