Fishing on the Rio Abacaxi can be superb, with topwater action for Giant Cichla pinima ‘Yellow’ Peacocks and the smaller Popoca/Monoculus Peacock Bass. Anglers use surface Prop baits, poppers and stick baits/Super Spooks in the many lagoons and river system, against submerged trees and brush, banks, off points and along the white sandy banks.
Excellent subsurface action for Peacock Bass can also be had using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails, soft plastic glide baits and flukes, and other lures.
There are other predators including ‘Knife’ Payara, big Black piranhas, Bicuda, Matrinchá, Sardinata and more in the upper reaches (levels depending).
Fly fishing is a great way not only to target Peacock Bass, but also to search out other species with good results, like Bicuda, Sardinata,Piranhas and more. These fish will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns.
Cats include two species of Surubim/Tiger, Flat-whiskered, Redtails and Piraiba/Filhote.
Our fishing boats are 17ft skiffs with raised decks, fishing seats, 25Hp engines and electric trolling motor. The boats will have an ice box filled with ice and drinks of your choice. Two anglers will share the boat with a guide. These boats are light and can be easily carried and dragged to get into landlocked lagoons and lakes.