FLOUNDER AND SEA BASS FISHING
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:
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.
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.
Our suggest is at least 2 spinning or casting rods, both 7 footers 2 piece, one medium action and the other medium heavy action.
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.
Monofilament Lines of 10, 12 and 14 lbs. Stren and Silver Thread are highly recommended.
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)
- 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.