Budget Peacock Bass Fishing
For those who don't want to spend $3000-$5000 per person or more for an Amazon fishing trip to catch peacock bass and other exotic Amazon fish, we can offer these alternatives in Brazil . You would not be fishing on the Amazon River itself, but on lakes or tributaries.
(also see Peacock Bass Fishing in Peru)
The Dolphin Lodge offers amazon fishing in addition to its ecotourism packages.The minimum Sport fishing package is 3 days. The period of the Peacock Bass fishing trip season is from about September 20 to November 5. You can also catch catfish such as: Surubim, Caparari, Pirarara, Filhote, Piramutaba and others.
Includes meals, water, sodas, beer, roundtrip Manaus transfers, accommodation, English-speaking guide, aluminum boat with fuel and pilot.
Does not include fishing gear
2017 Rates per room in R$: (not US$)
"I had a fantastic trip and caught lots of nice fish. The people and the place where excellent and the timings for all parts spot on. Do you have on your books any other jungle lodges that can do similar as i will be extremely interested. Thanks again and i cant wait to hear from you" Stuart
5 Day Fishing Package at Amazon Eco Lodge
The sport fishing tour is during a seasonal period of 6 and half months. It begins in September and normally continues through February and possibly into March, depending on water levels. The peak time is earlier half of the season.
Day 1 - Reception and transfer starting at 13:00h from airport or hotel in Manaus to Amazon Eco Lodge. It is 4 stages until reaching the lodge - 2 by cars and 2 by speedboats. The 3.5 hour transfer is an excursion itself, passing the meeting of the rivers (the junction of the Negro River and Solimões River, that forms the Amazon River. Arrival to the Amazon Eco Lodge around Sunset, in time welcome drinks. 19:00hs Buffet style dinner - Overnight
Days 2,3 and 4: Amazon Eco Lodge is located on the Juma River, a tributary of the mighty Amazon River. It has a dark water color and it is good to fish for peacock bass (also called tucunare) and other fishes such as aruana, black piranha, traira or snakehead fish and the big rare one called pirarucu. They have aluminum boats equipped with an icebox and place to hang the hooks for two people and the pilot. The fishing is normally done in the morning and in the afternoon, at times determined by the specialized fishing guide and the clients. Clients must bring own fishing gear.
Day 5 - Brazilian Breakfast, then at 08:00 departure to Manaus. .Estimated time of arrival: 11:30hs ,with Drop Off at the Airport or Hotel in Manaus.
2017 Price : per person , in US$:
Standard Single = $ 1,280
Single with private bathroom = $ 1,300
Standard Double = $ 810
Double with private bathroom = $ 860
Clients must bring own fishing gear.
rods 17-20 lb
Lines multi filament 30 to 40lb
Leader of fluorocarbon to 40lb
most used baits are the surfaces (sticks, Zaras, poppers) and twitch bait.