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Peacock Bass Fishing Trips

Trophy Peacock Bass Brazil 

Take a Peacock Bass fishing journey with Gage Outdoors into the heart of the Amazon Rainforest on the luxurious Santana yacht line.

Peacock bass fishing is considered by many to be the greatest adventure a freshwater angler can ever experience.

The Santana Yacht Fleet’s accommodations on the Amazon River are unmatched in their level of quality and superior amenities.  All of the yachts have been custom built and designed to service the American fisherman and adventure traveler.  The yachts are all appointed in hand-crafted mahogany and teak woodwork.  

We are known for reliability, and as the exclusive American partner of the Santana yacht line, we have several yachts available with which to choose from.

Peacock Bass fishing in Brazil is a “TRIP OF A LIFETIME” for many anglers. Peacock Bass are some of the most beautiful fish in the world, and they put up a pretty good fight too!

The Amazon basin is truly one of the last remote areas of the world, and you can travel through these exotic regions of the Amazon River in luxury. 

You will be amazed what you will see and experience in this remote part of the Amazon Basin!

Luxury Peacock Bass Adventure

Amazon Peacock Bass Trips

Day 1:  Arrive in Miami and overnight

Early morning check in for your direct flight to Manaus, Brazil. 

Day 2:  Arrival in Manaus

Check in to the Tropical Resort Hotel (included) to rest and relax for your 6 to 6 ½ days of exciting Peacock Bass fishing!

Day 3:  Boarding day for your Peacock Bass Fishing Adventure

Early morning breakfast, meet in lobby at time of instruction by our representatives, leave for charter flight (included) where you will travel to meet your yacht.  Let the Trophy Peacock Bass fishing begin! 

Day 4-9:  Peacock bass fishing and more Peacock Bass Fishing

Each morning enjoy gourmet breakfasts in this lush and exotic paradise.   In no time you will be out on the open water experiencing world class Amazon Peacock Bass fishing.

Day 10:  Catch charter flight back to Manaus to be transported to commercial airport. Check in for your commercial flight to your home destination.

Peacock Bass Luxury Yacht

Gage Outdoor Fishing Package Pricing for the 2016

7 Day Fishing Package (9 nights, 7 days aboard ship) = $6,950

5 Day Fishing Package (7 nights, 5 days aboard ship) = $5,950


  • Full airport assistance and transfers – on way in/out of Manaus, Brazil;
  • English-speaking host & guides at the airport in Manaus as well as on board yacht;
  • Two hotel nights in Manaus – deluxe rooms, dbl occupancy, breakfast (sgl for an additional fee);
  • Charter flights within Brazil – on way in/out of either Barcelos or Santa Isabel cities;
  • 9 nights trip with 7 days on board yacht – cruising for daily Fishing & Eco activities;
  • 1 new American bass trackers boats – 2 anglers per boat plus a fishing guide;
  • Air conditioned stateroom w/ private bath and walk-in showers w/ hot water aboard yacht;
  • All meals & premium beverages aboard yacht, including selected wines and cocktails – all inclusive;
  • Daily laundry and maid service – There is no need to overpack;
  • Complementary use of TFO – bait casting and spinning rods;
  • Complementary use of SHIMANO Reels – bait casting & spinning reels;
  • Power Pro Braided Kevlar line – for the reels we provide;
  • Extra Eco-activities while on board;
  • State fishing license.


R/T Airfare to Manaus, Brazil; Gratuities to guides and boat staff (optional); International departure taxes if necessary; Meals and drinks while in Manaus; Extra day(s) in town; fees associated with obtaining Passport and Visa; Satellite phone cost $10/min; Satellite e-mail cost $125 per 25MBs; Lure Kit $395 per person - or any other that it is not described or mentioned in the PACKAGE INCLUDES described above.

Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Season

The season runs September - March with October/November and January/February the prime months.  The river begins to drop in September and the rise and fall of the water levels will dictate the quality of fishing and peacock bass fishing techniques.  The fishing is great any time during the open season but October and November can be more predictable due to the water levels and the temperatures are more comfortable during this period.

Whether you are after numbers or trophies, cast plugs, or flies, want to troll, fish with live bait, or just want to learn about the various fish species of the Amazon watershed, our guides can, and will, increase your chances of achieving your goal. Their intimate knowledge of the peacock bass is such that the our onboard manager consults with our head guide daily to determine the most prime areas to be fished the following day.   Most of the fishing will take place in lagoons and backwater bays off the Rio Negro or MadeiraRiversand other main tributaries, but main river structures can also yield trophy-class fish.  One of the most exciting aspects of fishing for peacock bass is their propensity for attacking surface lures.  Peacock bass fishing is very similar to largemouth bass fishing in the States.  Both species ambush prey from cover and structure.  Casting top water plugs, jerk baits, flies or jigs to stumps, shoreline blow downs, rock piles, lagoons, creek mouths and sandbars is the norm.  If you desire to fly fish, the most successful flies are larger profiled patterns - all tied on 3/0 and 4/0 quality saltwater hooks.  These should be tied in a diversity of colors. You will be sent a detailed packing and tackle list.


Peacock Bass fishing lodge reviewsor for more pictures of Trophy peacock bass

Any true angler that has never fished for “Giant Peacock Bass” in the Amazon must absolutely put it on their bucket list!  Those that have had the experience are, no doubt, looking forward to their next opportunity to return.    My trip on the Amazon Santana was not my first time fishing in the Amazon, and I was pleasantly surprised at the comfortable accommodations on the yacht. It “far” exceeded my expectations and was considerably better than previous houseboats from which I had fished on the Rio Negro.

Our group met the Amazon Santana at Barcelos on the Rio Negro, and the crew handled our luggage and fishing rod cases from the time we got off the plane until it was delivered to our cabins. Those that chose not to bring their own fishing rods and reels were provided with good Peacock Bass fishing tackle, unlike some of the other trips I had been on.   After a hot buffet lunch, pairs of anglers joined their guides and were able to get in several hours of peacock bass fishing on arrival day.  

The experienced guides, most of whom spoke English, constantly amazed me. Although the Amazon Santana moved each day in order to fish new water,they seemed to know each area like the back of their hands. With no charts, no GPS and no channel markers on the Amazon river they navigated the thousands of islands, rivers, lagoons, creeks and hidden lakes in order to seek out the best hot spots.   In addition to catching Speckled, Orinoco and Butterfly Peacock Bass, we caught numerous other species unique to the Amazon river basin which was always fun. Our guide led us to several big Peacock Bass including a 23, 21, 20 and 19 lb bass. The 20 lb Peacock bass was caught on fly tackle.

Our week long experience included, on different days, a shore lunch, barbecue dinner on a sand bar, dining under the stars on the top deck, and even an optional visit to a local native village. Except for an occasional fly, mosquitoes and other pesky critters were almost non existent.   Returning to the yacht each day after 10 or 11 hours of peacock bass fishing, we were met with a cold drink and a welcome cold damp towel.    The food was plentiful and the bar was open all week.

All in all, it was a  great experience which I am looking forward to experiencing again some day.

Mike Leech, Former IGFA President  

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