Fishing Trips

Flounder & Sea Bass

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FLOUNDER AND SEA BASS FISHING

 

Species Overview:

Flounder "Paralichtys Adspersus"

Common name Flounder, local name (spanish) Lenguado. Eyes on left side, separated by a flat space without a ridge; mouth long, 44% of head length, ends under rear of eye; teeth are large canines, especially at front of mouth; 21-26 gill rakers; dorsal fin begins over upper eye, eye-side scales rough, large fish with small accessory scales between larger body scales; blind side scales smooth; lateral line extending onto head, with branches to upper eye and below lower eye, strongly arched over pectoral fin. Eye side brown to grey, with or without pale and dark spots and blotches, fins lighter than body, unpaired ones marked like body, pectoral and pelvic with small dark spots, often in rows on pectoral. Their Habitat is in sandy bottoms from 1-35m from ecuador to Chile.
 

Sea Bass "Cilus Gilberti"

Common Name Sea Bass, local name (spanish) Corvina. The corvina, also known as the corvina drum (Cilus gilberti), is a saltwater fish of the Sciaenidae family (commonly called croakers or drums). It inhabits mostly tropical to temperate coastal waters of the Southeast Pacific along Central and South America. The corvina is similar in appearance to its relatives the weakfish and spotted seatrout. Its body is blue-grey on top, silvery overall with small scales, and is elongate and somewhat compressed in shape. It has a large mouth and a dorsal fin which is deeply notched between spiny and soft parts. The corvina is found along the South American Pacific coastline from Chile to Panama. It inhabits soft bottoms at a depth of 5 to 50 meters.  It reaches 100 cm in length.The corvina is found along the South American Pacific coastline from Chile to Panama, and also in the Galapagos. It inhabits soft bottoms at a depth of 5 to 50 meters The corvina is found along the South American Pacific coastline from Chile to Panama, and also in the Galapagos. It inhabits soft bottoms at a depth of 5 to 50 meters The corvina is found along the South American Pacific coastline from Chile to Panama, and also in the Galapagos. It inhabits soft bottoms at a depth of 5 to 50 meters  

Where we find Flounder and Sea Bass in Peru:

The best fishing spots for Flounder and Sea Bass in PERU are the beaches of Ica and Arequipa, both Departments located on the South West of Peru. The city of Ica, capital of the department of the same name, is located 300 km south from Lima in a valley which, despite its lack of water, is an ever-growing agricultural oasis. Its cotton fields are extensive, as are its fields of lima beans, asparagus, pecans and grapes for wine production (Ica is considered the grape and wine capital of Peru). The territory around the city was previously inhabited by some of the most important cultures of ancient Peru: Paracas, Nasca and Wari. Today Ica is a friendly city and the departure point for visiting some of the best beaches on the Peruvian coast, as well as the famous Nasca Lines.

The Fishing: The cold waters from the Humboldt current offers us a variety of fishes such as Flounders, Sea Bass and Grunts. We use Toyota 4X4 trucks to explore more than 150 Km of beaches and the fishing technique is casting lures, natural baits or flies from the shore. Peruvian’s Flounders and Sea Bass takes artificial lures like Countdown Rapalas, all kind of Suspending lures like Yo-Zuri or Matsuo, Krokodile Spoons, Rebel and Cotton Cordel sinking lures. They prefer natural colors like blues or black with silver sides. Also we use natural baits like white anchovies or silverside fish.

The Beaches: From the city of Ica you can reach some of the most beautiful beaches on the Peruvian coast. There are several packed dirt roads leading west, across the desert, to the ocean.

The Weather: Dry and sunny climate year round, with a yearly mean temperature of 22C (72 F). As with the entire coastal desert, the temperature varies greatly during the day; it can reach as high as 32C (90 F) during the day and fall as low as 8C (46 F) at night. The wind blows hard in the month of August specially in the first quarter moon. The water temperature in winter and spring time (May to November) is 16C.

The Season: The fishing season for this spot is the whole year. The better months are January, May, June, September, October, November and December. No moon and second Quarter are the best’s moons.

The Transportation: For this tour, Sportfishing Peru provides to the anglers with two news well maintained Toyota 4x4 Land Cruiser FJ105 and 4Runner trucks with space for 3-4 anglers each one.

The Accomodations: The beaches of Ica are part of the Paracas National reserve and it is not allowed to make commercial constructions. Sportfishing Peru has a nice and clean cabaña made of wood with 2 big rooms, bathroom, kitchen and dinner area. 

Sample of the Trip (4 Days, 3 Nights, 3 Full fishing Days)

Fishing Guides in Lima meets the group and assists them. The schedule is the following:

Day 1

Early morning departure to Ica city (3 hours land transfer), breakfast on the route. Arrival to Ocucaje valley where we start entrance in the dirty road to Lomitas Beach (1 1/2 hours). Arrival to our Cabaña, prepare the tackle and start fishing. Lunch by midday consist of sandwiches, sodas, fruits and beers. Return by evening to the rancho, dinner. This day is considered ½ fishing day.

Day 2 and 3

Breakfast at the Rancho and departure to the fishing spots. Full day fishing with picnic lunch. Return by evening to the rancho, dinner, overnight.

Day 4

Breakfast at the Rancho and departure to the fishing spots. Half day fishing and return to Lima by the route Lomitas-Barlovento-Paracas. Arrival to Lima by night. Transfer to your hotel or airport depending on your schedule. End of our services.

WE CAN CUSTOMIZE THIS TOUR, MINIMMUM OF 2 DAYS


SUGGESTIONS FOR FLOUNDER AND SEA BASS FISHING TACKLE

For this package, Sportfishing Perú provides tackle but you can bring your own. The fishing technique is to cast from the shore the lures, baits or flies. Please take a moment to read and consider our recommendations. Peruvian Flounders and Sea Bass are a predators fishes and take lures and baits. They live closer to the shore between the rocks and sand.

RODS
Our suggest is at least 2 spinning or casting rods, both 7 footers 2 piece, one medium action and the other medium heavy action.
REELS
As the same of the rods, at least 2 reels with a capacity for 180 yards of a 12 pounds line, similar like a Daiwa BG15 and the Shimano Bait runner 3500.
LINE
Monofilament Lines of 10, 12 and 14 lbs. Stren and Silver Thread are highly recommended.
LURES
All kind of suspending minnow lures of 4 ¾” and 5” like Rapala Husky Jerk, YO-ZURI Arc minnow, Rebel Fast Track, and some spoon like Lurh-Jensen Krokodiles of 1.5 oz.
FLY FISHING, more info at www.flyfishingperu.com
Our flounder lives very close to the shore and it is possible to fish them on fly fishing gear. A number 6/7 rod with a fixed reel with multi-tip fly line, 10 pounds tipped line and streamers like sardines or silversides are highly recommended.

Clothes, Gear and other Things to Bring

  • Wader (we provide it)
  • Long sleeved shirts for fishing (2)
  • Long pants for fishing (2)
  • Short sleeved shirts for camp or fishing (2)
  • Short pants for camp or fishing (2)
  • T Shirts (2)
  • Caps (2)
  • Sun Screen Lotion
  • Tennis or deck shoes (2)
  • Camera
  • Pen Light
  • Medications & medicines
  • Toilet articles

What Sportfishing Peru Provides:

Assistance in the whole trip, all ground transfer in a Toyota 4x4 truck, accommodations in our beach cabaña, all typical Peruvian gourmet meals and beverages while fishing, conventional spinning tackle and natural baits, waders, American style fishing guide, roundtrip from and to the Hotel.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:45

Rainbow Trout Fishing

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The Rainbow Trout, "Oncorhynchus mykiss"

The Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is a specie of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout (anadromous) usually returning to freshwater to spawn after 2 to 3 years at sea. In other words, rainbow trout and steelhead trout are the same species.
Species Overview
The fish is sometimes called a salmon trout. Several other fish in the salmonid family are called trout, some are anadromous like salmon, whereas others are resident in freshwater only.The species has been introduced for food or sport to at least 45 countries, and every continent except Antarctica.
Rainbow trout are predators with a varied diet, and will eat nearly anything they can grab. Their image as a selective eater is only a legend. Rainbows are not quite as piscivorous or aggressive as brown trout or lake trout. Young rainbows survive on insects, fish eggs, smaller fish (up to 1/3 of their length), along with crayfish and other crustaceans. As they grow, though, the proportion of fish increases in most all populations. Some lake dwelling lines may become planktonic feeders.

Where is possible to catch Rainbow Trout in Peru

Peru provides many different places to fish in the Andes the popular wild Rainbow trout. We fish different spots in the Central Andes Valleys o Peru.

In our fishing trips to the Andes, you will be able to see how is the typical life of the Andean people and combined this experience with one of the most wild rainbow trout fishing in the world.

The River: One of our tours is in the Valley of Cañete, where the river flows 215 km down from the Pichcahuaria Range and the foot of Mount Ticlla, in the Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. The river offer us a perfect scenery for practice the trout fishing, with nice pools, good volume of clean water and good quality and quantity of food for the fish. The upper part of the river has 10,000 feet over sea level.

The Lagoons: The high volume of water in the river makes a good number of small lagoons with nice falls between them. This area has the unique fresh water coral in the world and there you will find hundreds of regular size fish from 6” to 18”. Lakes and lagoons that are out of the river canyon have big fish. Sportfishing Peru provides small boats with electrical outboard engines to troll lures like rapalas or flatfish. Normally these lagoons are up to 12,000 feet above sea level.

The Fishing: We use 4X4 trucks to explore more than 70 Km of river which have hundreds of nice pools, currents and lagoons. We fish with conventional or fly fishing tackle. On conventional tackle we use spinners like Mepps, Blue Fox, Panther’s Martin or similar from sizes between number 2 to 4 with light tackle spinning rods and reels. On fly fishing tackle we use rods numbers 4/5 and recommended to use nymphs and wet flies.

Fishing Season: The fishing season starts on mid April and finish early December.

Climate: Dry and sunny climate year round, with a rainy season from lasts days of December to March. To be on a highland of the Andes this rivers and its towns are very cool especially at night. The wind blows hard in the month of August especially in the first quarter moon. The water temperature in winter and spring time (May to November) is closer to 40° Fahrenheit.


Accommodations: 

The particular area of Cañete where we fish, is one of the fews Natural Landscape Reservation in Peru. For this reason the comunities do not allowed to the private capitals to make hotels or similar investments. The comunities are making their ouw hotels and we are using one of them. The hotel have nice and clean rooms with espectacular views, bathroom inside each room, TV cable, international phone calls. All meals are prepared by Sportfishing Peru Team using a lot of organic ingredients of the zone. Please advise us in case of need Vegetarian or special medicated food.

Transportation:

For this tour, Sportfishing Peru provides to the anglers with two news well maintained Toyota 4x4 Land Cruiser and 4Runner trucks with space for 3-4 anglers each one.

 

Sample of the Trip
4 Days, 3 Nights, 3 Fishing Days

Our guides in Lima meet the group and assist them. The schedule is the following:

Day 1: Early pick up from your hotel or International Airport in Lima and departure to Cañete River. (2 hours land transfer, breakfast in the highway). Fishing starts up to 6,000 feet over sea level by 9:00 a.m. Arrival to our hotel by 2:00pm, time for lunch and fish in the river all afternoon. Return to the lodge by evening. Dinner and prepare the tackle for the next day.

Day 2: Breakfast at the Hotel and departure to the fishing spots, Piquecocha lagoon, Huancaya falls and Vilcas Falls. Full day fishing with picnic lunch at the river. Return by evening to the rancho. Dinner.

Day 3: Breakfast at the Rancho and departure to the Vilcas lagoons and falls. Full day fishing with picnic lunch at the river. Return by evening to the Hotel.

Day 4: Breakfast at the Hotel and departure to the fishing spots downstream. Half day fishing and return to Lima by the same initial route. Evening arrival to Lima. Transfer to your hotel. End of our services.

TWO DAYS MINIMMUM FOR THIS TRIP

SUGGESTIONS FOR RAINBOW TROUT FISHING

For this package, Sportfishing Perú provides tackle but you can bring your own. Casting, spinning or Fly fishing tackle is suggested to cast from the river shore. Please take a moment to read and consider our recommendations. Rainbow trout are wild in Peru Rivers and takes lures and baits.

RODS
Our suggest is at least 2 spinning or casting rods, one 5’6” footer 2 piece light action and one 6’ medium action.

REELS
As the same of the rods, at least 2 reels with a capacity for 120 yards of a 6 pounds line, similar like a Daiwa BG10 or Penn 4200SS.

LINE
Monofilament Lines of  4, 6 and 8 lbs. Stren and Silver Thread are highly recommended

LURES
All kind of spinners like Mepps aglia, XD, Blue Fox, Panther’s Martin in different sizes from 1 to 4 and assorted colors. For lake fishing, Rapalas Tail Dancer and Flatfish X4 or Y4 in assorted colors.

FLY FISHING TACKLE
for more information please review www.flyfishingperu.com

Sportfishing Peru suggest you to bring a 4/5 fly fishing rod-reel with a forward-sinking fly line, 4X-3X leader and 3X Tippet line. Bring more Nymphs than other flies but consider to bring Mayflies and Wet flies too.


Clothes, Gear and other Things to Bring
 

  • Long sleeved shirts for fishing (3)
  • Wind or Wading Jacket (1)
  • Long pants for fishing (3)
  • Short sleeved shirts for camp or fishing (2)
  • Sweaters
  • T Shirts (2)
  • Caps (2)
  • Sun Screen Lotion
  • Tennis or deck shoes (2)
  • Camera
  • Pen Light
  • Medications & medicines
  • Good repellent
  • Toilet articles

Our Packages includes:

Assistance in the whole trip, all ground transfer in a Toyota 4x4 truck, all typical peruvian gourmet meals and beverages while fishing,  professional fishing tackle, waders, accommodations at Hotel, american style fishing guide, roundtrip from and to the Hotel or Airport.

Our Packages not includes:

The International airfare, airport taxes, hotel in Lima, personal tips, airport and hotel bell boys tips, personal phone calls and alcoholic beverages.



 

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 09:14

Payara Fishing

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The Payara: "Hydroclycus Scomberoides"

CYNODONTIDAE FAMILY; also called peixe cachorro, dog fish, saber toothed dogfish, tiger fish, guapeta or vampire Fish

Payara inhabit freshwater rivers and lakes in South America from the Orinoco to Paraguay River basins. The distribution of large payara is limited to a few places in Columbia, Venezuela, Brazil, Guyana, Peru and probably Ecuador. They prefer fast moving water, but are found in still waters of lakes and rivers as well.

SPECIES OVERVIEW

The outstanding characteristic of this fish is the pair of enormous saber like teeth protruding from the lower jaw of the broad upturned mouth. The upper jaw contains two corresponding holes to accommodate the four to six inch teeth when the mouth is closed. The payaras elongated, compressed body and enlarged pectoral fins are ideal for the violently turbulent water that these topendpredators seem to prefer. Payara are generally dark blue to olivaceous dorsally, blending to silver along the sides and belly

Payara are among the gamest of South Americas freshwater fishes, leaping when hooked and making long fast runs. They are picivorous predators that attack upward, stabbing prey with the large canine teeth and then swallowing them whole and head first.


WHERE WE FIND THE PAYARA IN PERU

In Peru we find this amazing fish only a few minutes by plane from Cuzco! in the beatifull department of Madre de Dios, one of the most pristine and unspoiled areas in the Amazon rainforest, housing more species of animals than any other place on earth. Officially created in 1990, the Tambopata - Candamo Reserved Zone is located east and south of Puerto Maldonado. It comprises 1.5 million hectares (3.5 millions acres) of the Madre de Dios and Puno regions and protects a diversity of landscapes and wildlife, including pristine oxbow lakes with herons, kingfishers, caimans and giant otters, amazing clay licks ("collpas") visited by hundreds of macaws, monkeys and tapirs .
Like all the animals in this National  Reserve, fishes are wild and ferocious, big and strong. Payara is one of them. Though plentiful now, the distribution of payara is limited, and anglers must be cautious to preserve this fantastic fishery, taking care to releasefish in good conditions.

 

  

Do you want to know more about the fishing area?

The River:  Puerto Maldonado, the Capital of the Madre de Dios Department is located in the confluence of Madre de Dios River and Tambopata River. Waters of Tambopata River born in Puno and receive a lot of tributaries rivers.  The water is clear brown and warm in the dry season and muddy in the rainy season.

The Weather: Dry and sunny climate from June to October and extremely humid during the rainy season from November to May.

The Fishing: Waters of Tambopata River offer us a variety of fishes such as Payaras, Tambaqui (Giant Piranha), Catfish (Zungaros, Piros, Surubim, etc.) We usually fish for Payara with spinning, casting and fly fishing tackle. There's a lot of black volcanic rocks in the river, the Payara hunt sardines very close to the bottom of this rocks. Technique is easy and consists in cast lures or flies from the rocks and retrieves very close to shore. The fish will appear from the bottom to take the lures and run fast to the middle of the rivers current.

A different technique is used for Tambaqui fishing, they takes only fruits and fish meat, so we use sardines for bait and hooks and weights with multifilament lines on the reels. A reel with bait-runner system is recommended. This fish is very strong and the fight is so hard! Same techniques we use on all the catfishes.

Season: The fishing season starts mid July and finish the lasts days of October. Full moon is not recommended.

 

Sample of the Trip (5 Days, 4 Nights, 3 fishing Days)

Arriving into Lima, your Sportfishing Peru Controller will meet you at the airport, and transfer you to the Hotel. Your guide will return to give a small evening tour of the area around the park and to recommend a good restaurant if your arrival time is before late afternoon. Depending on the International flight arrival time we can suggest if the group can stay in Lima the first night or take the connections to Puerto Maldonado directly.

Day 1 (Arriving to the Lodge):

Our Guide in Puerto Maldonado will meet you and transfer you by road to the Puerto Maldonado hotel on the banks of the Madre De Dios River.  Here you will prepare to board your boat for the four hour transfer into the forest. Lunch box is provided during the trip.  On arrival you will settle into your comfortable room and have time to explore.  We also take time for rest and preparation of the tackle for the next fishing days. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 2 (Fishing)

Breakfast at the Lodge and then departure to the first of our fishing spots. Here we have the day to fish. A box lunch is provided along with hot coffee and drinks.  We return to the lodge before the light fades and have a typical jungle fish dinner.  The evening can be spent relaxing and prepare the tackle for the next fishing day. 

Day 3 (Fishing)

Breakfast at the Lodge and then departure to the best fishing spots. Today you have another chance to catch the big one at the Baltimore Rapids. Again a packed lunch is provided and refreshments for the day. We return to the lodge to take the dinner.  The evening can be spent relaxing and prepare the tackle for the next fishing day.  

Day 4 (Fishing)

Breakfast at the Lodge and departure to the Collpa area. A combination of lure and bait fishing day. Again a packed lunch is provided and refreshments for the day. We return to the lodge to take the dinner.  The evening can be spent relaxing and prepare the tackle for the next fishing day. 

Day 5 (Return to Lima)

After breakfast we load our boat for the return to Puerto Maldonado where you are received and will be transferred to the airport in Puerto Maldonado to return to Lima . Afternoon arrival to Lima, transfer to the airport to take your international flight.

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR PAYARA FISHING

If you want to bring your own tackle, please take a moment to read and consider our recommendations. Payara are a strong fish, very fast, with a big tail and a couple of big canines in the lower jaw and two holes in the upper to receive them. They lives in extremely fast water and take both lures and flies with a savage force.

RODS

cañas y señuelosOur suggest is at least 2 rods of medium-heavy to heavy action, from 7½ to 9 foot, bait casting or spinning. For Fly fishermen a slightly heavier 9-10 weight fly rod is our suggest.

REELS

As the same of the rods, at least 2 reels with a capacity for 200 yards of a 20 pounds line, similar like a Shimano Bait runner 4500 or 6500, Fin Nor 12 or the Penn 6500. If you are fly fishermen, a reel with good capacity of line like all the large arbors 7/8 or 9/10.

FISHING LINE

All kind of lines from 20 pounds to 65 pounds, we prefer the multifilament like Spider Wire, Power Pro or a simple Dacron. Good leaders and swivels are highly suggested, bring plenty of them. Fly fishing line must be a sinker tip tappered line to present the flies more closer to the bottom.

LURES AND FLIES

All kind of lures like Rapala Magnum, Rapala Countdown, Rebel Fast Track, Spoonbill and bigs windcheater, and all types of lures that swim on fast waters and dives quickly. Because of the dark color of the water, lure's colors like fire tigers, oranges, red heads and chartreuse are the favorites. Plastic lures will be punctured by the teeth of the payara and will lose their action, wood lures work better. Don't worry about the size of the lure, from 4½ inches and up is ok. Take a special look on the hooks; they have to be extra strong (4x).

FLY FISHING TACKLE (more info at www.flyfishingperu.com)

Our suggestion for fly fishing rod and reels is a slightly heavier 9-10 weight fly rod combined with any strong reel with a 200 yds capacity of 20 pounds baking line. A multi-tip fly line will be great but prefer sinking lines.  The Payara take a variety of large streamers, but prefer heavily dressed on a 4/0 heavy saltwater tarpon hook. Payara will most often be close to the bottom, but can be enticed to strike dry flies. Handle with care, for these fish have two long saber teeth that protrude from the lower jaw upward through sockets in the upper jaw. To deal with those teeth, a wire shock tippet is required. Expect fish up to 15 lbs, much bigger fish are a possibility.
Flies: Clouser Minnows, Jigs, Lefty's Deceivers, Poppers, Streamers.

CLOTHES, GEAR AND OTHER THINGS TO BRING WITH YOU

  • Long Pants for fishing (3)
  • Long Sleeved shirts for fishing (3)
  • Short sleeved shirts for camp or fishing (2)   
  • Short pants for camp or fishing (2)
  • T Shirts (2)
  • Caps (2)
  • Sun Screen Lotion
  • Tennis or deck shoes (2)
  • Camera & or camcorder
  • Films
  • Pen Light
  • Medications & medicines
  • Good repellent
  • Toilet articles

What Sportfishing Provides:

Professional guides and mates, professional spinning fishing tackle, boat for moving between the fishing spots, fast boat from Puerto Maldonado to the Lodge in Tambopata River, the accommodations in Tambopata River and Puerto Maldonado, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), soft drinks during the fishing, all the baits, fishing license at the National Reserve, all ground and fluvial transfers.


We invite you to enjoy with us the exciting bites, hard fighting & high jumping of this ferocious gamefish in one of the biggest rainforest of the world. 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 July 2011 20:03

Peacock Bass Fishing

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The Butterfly Peacock Bass Cichla Ocellaris / Cichla Monoculus

The Peacock Cichlid, also called the Peacock Bass, is found from Central America down through the Amazon waterways. Its name comes from the ocellus at the base of the tail reminiscent of a peacock's plumage, and from the fact that its shape and habits superficially resemble North America's Largemouth Bass.
 
Species Overview
The predominant peacock bass species we have in Peru are the Cichla Ocellaris known as the “Butterfly Peacock Bass”. The butterfly peacock bass is a yellowish-green color, with three black bars on the side and often with red-orange pectoral, caudal and anal fins. They have massive mouths, and voracious appetites making explosive strikes ability to break heavy lines and straightens hooks. Typically size up to 12 pounds and are not as large as its big brother, the Cichla Temensis that are popular fishing targets in Brazil.
 
 
Season Schedule
Jungle Summer time (July through November) is the best time to fish for peacock bass in Peru. During these months the rivers and lakes are low and clean, making good scenery for presenting the lures or flies.  
 
Fishing Spots
Lagoons
The rivers of Amazonia are lined with lagoons of all shapes, sizes, depths and configurations.  In most rivers and under most conditions, the great majority of peacocks are caught in lagoons.  The interiors of lagoons provide sheltered grazing and breeding areas for forage fish that make up the majority of the peacock's diet while offering a wide range of structure and cover for hunting, spawning and fry guarding peacocks.  The mouths of lagoons are often particularly attractive to fish because of their transitional nature, interfacing the flowing water of the river with the still waters of the lagoon.
Rivers
Peacock Bass river fishing is relatively unproductive.  Sometimes, however, in certain fisheries, anglers will have opportunities to successfully pursue peacock bass in the rivers themselves. River fishing becomes most productive when water levels are extremely low and lagoons become too shallow and too hot.
 
Fishing Technique
Cast and retrieve as fast as you can, the more time your lure is in the water and in front of fish, the more likely you are to catch them.  The more productive a lure used for a specific circumstance, the greater the probability of a hookup.  The greater the number of effective techniques you use, the more likely you are to entice a strike.  All of these factors interact with each other multiplying (or dividing) your chances for success.  Optimizing the numerical factors lets you win at the "numbers game".
SAMPLE OF THE TRIP
(4 Days, 3 Nights, 2 Fishing Days)
 
DAY 1: Iquitos
Reception at Iquitos International Airport.  Transfer to the dock to take a fast boat. After 2 hours boat ride we stop for lunch. After a little rest we continue for one more hour till we reach the community of "Santa Rosa" on the shore of "Atun caño creek". The place we are going to stay is a built on style jungle hut. For large groups we provide a House Boat. Organize the tackle for the next day, dinner, overnight.
 
DAY 2 AND 3: Fishing at Atun Caño Lake
Very early in the morning a delicious breakfast will be served and then we will proceed to the lake for a beautiful fishing day. Be aware that there are chances to catch 12 pounder (or more) Peacock bass on this lake. Every cast brings you hope and excitement that you will be able to hook and land one of this big fish, even though the average weight is 4 to 8 pounds.
Return to the base hut, where a delicious lunch will be ready. Drinking water as well as cold soft drinks will be offered After relaxing for a few moments on a nice hammock, we will go back to the lake again and try to catch more Amazonian fish!
Dinner and overnight.
 
DAY 4: Fishing at Isana Lake
After breakfast, very early in the morning, we shall go back to the "Isana" lake to try to catch more fish. Afterwards, we will go back to the hut and get ready to go back to Iquitos. After getting on board the boat, we will navigate upriver, stop on the way for lunch. At proper time, transfer to Iquitos city, to the airport or the hotel according to your program or itinerary.
End of our Services
 
 
SUGGESTIONS FOR PEACOCK BASS FISHING
 
FISHING TACKLE
Sportfishing Peru provide only spinning tackle for this trip but you can bring your own. Our fishing techniques are spinning, casting and fly-fishing from aluminum boats. Please take a moment to read and consider our recommendations. Peacock Bass are a strong fish, very fast. They lives closer to the trees, wood and it is a perfect predator.
 
RODS
We suggest at least 2 rods of medium-heavy action, from 6'6" or 7 foot.
Bait casting or Spinning.
 
REELS
As the same of the rods, at least two reels with a capacity for 200 yards of a 10 pounds line. Must be strong reels with a minimum of 3 ball bearings. Spinning tackle can be very effective for peacock bass fishing and is most appropriate when working small to medium-sized topwater lures, jerkbaits, spoons and bucktail jigs, but is not as effective when fishing large topwater plugs.
 
LINE
For many peacock bass anglers, one of the biggest break-through to help them catch more fish has been the advent of the new braided "superlines". We suggest bringing sizes from 30 to 50 pounds. Anglers that simply just won't fish with braided line should select a monofilament line with similar characteristics as the super-line, that being low stretch, abrasion resistant and the heaviest break strength for the diameter. For large topwater lures consider using between 17 and 30 pound monofilament.
 
LURES
Peacock bass takes a large variety of lures, include in your tackle box a combination of sizes and colors of Topwater lures, Walking Baits, propeller Riping Baits, poppers, Sub-surface Lures, Jerkbaits, Rattling Baits, Casting spoons and Bugtail Jigs. Lure's colors like fire tigers, oranges and chartreuses are the favorites.
About the size of the lure, from 3½ to 5 inches is ok. Take a special look in the hooks; have to be extra strong.
 
FLY FISHING TACKLE
A 9 foot, 8 or 9 weight rod with a medium to fast action. Reels should hold a floating weight forward line. Use a 15 to 20 LB backing line. Consider 12-20 pounds leaders and tippets. The Peacock Bass take a variety of large bucktail streamers, deceivers, medium size poppers in same combination of colors like lures; red, white, yellow, blue, with flash, but prefer heavily dressed.
 
GEAR AND OTHER THINGS TO BRING
 
·        Long sleeved shirts for fishing (3)
·        Long pants for fishing (3)
·        Short sleeved shirts for camp or fishing (2)
·        Short pants for camp or fishing (2)
·        T Shirts (2)
·        Caps (2)
·        Sun Screen Lotion
·        Tennis or deck shoes (2)
·        Camera & or camcorder
·        Films
·        Pen Light
·        Medications & medicines
·        Good repellent
·        Toilet articles
 
IMPORTANT NOTES
 
1. We recommend that you take a backpack or small suitcase with only essential items. All big luggage, documents or values and other items can be stored in our offices for your convenience.
2. Programs may vary according to flight arrival / departure changes or weather conditions.
3. For this program we recommend to take morning flights to Iquitos and your returning flight to Lima in the afternoon.
4. Departures from Iquitos to the Lodge is at 08:30 am
5. Departures from the Lodge to Iquitos is at 14:00 pm
 
WHAT'S SPORTFISHING PERU PROVIDES
 
We provides professional American Style fishing guides, Conventional fishing tackle, aluminum fishing boats for two anglers, the accommodations on a Eco Lodge and or Jungle Hut, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), soft drinks during the fishing.
 
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2011 10:48

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