Rio Cuibazinho or Rio Manso: These clear water rivers are extremely rich in fishing areas, with deep channels, gullies, sandbars, rocky outcrops, rapids, falls and much more, making them real havens for Golden Dorados and Piraputangas.
Our professional guides will take you drift/float-fishing through beautiful scenery, cook you lunch while fishing and guide you to the best techniques and methods to use.
The Dorado is an extremely strong, aggressive and acrobatic predator that busts on any baitfish in its vicinity. Packs of these bruisers can be seen chasing shoals of baitfish and the attacks are nothing but explosive. Anglers will drift fish and cast from the rocky outcrops. Anglers can catch Dorados up to 25lb here and Piraputangas to over 5lbs on flies and lures.
Rio Piquira: Our anglers will fly from Cuiabá by charter plane and arrive at the lodge’s airstrip by the river. The river is a tributary of the Rio São Lourenço which eventually flows into the Rio Corrientes and the Pantanal, well known for its plentiful Golden Dorado, Surubim Cats and Pacu. Anglers will use fast boats to get to and drift fish plenty of areas with fish flies/lures and bait.
Golden Dorado here can grow big, over 30lbs and a blast to catch on flies, lures and even bait. When lure or fly fishing, once hooked, Dorados will strip line off your reel like express trains, and therefore good quality tackle is needed.
Fly fishing for Pacu and Piraputanga using small streamers, flies that imitate insects falling from the trees, and imitation fruits is plenty of fun too.
Two species of Surubim can also be caught on flies and deeper lures and will fight really well on even the toughest of tackle.
There are also several lagoons and streams where we target shoals of beautiful Blue Peacock Bass (Cichla piquita) that can reach over 12lbs.