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Peacock Bass Fishing Trips

Peacock Bass Fishing Trips

The Luxury Accommodations

Our accommodations include eight large seaside guest rooms plus two large three-bedroom villas. Our seaside rooms have a panoramic view of the Caribbean and Turneffe Atoll reef. Our Reef Villa is located on the beach with a wonderful view of the reef. The Garden Villa is set back from the beach with a wonderful view as well. All rooms are air-conditioned and most are furnished with one queen size bed and one single bed. All rooms have private bathrooms.

Meals and Amenities:

Three delicious meals per day feature a mixture of Belizean and International cuisine including seafood, beef, and pork dishes. Served family style in the main lodge, include fresh fruits and freshly baked breads and pastries. A comfortable lounging area and well-stocked bar in the main lodge provide a focal point for gathering in the evening. Limited wireless internet access and telephone service are available. We offer satellite television for those that don’t want to miss the big game or can’t live without seeing the evening news. A small exercise area with an elliptical trainer, bowflex machine and exercise bicycle as well as conference facilities are also available.

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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 2015

9-10 total days / 8 night package / 7 nights on the yacht + 1 day in Manaus at hotel / 6 - 6 1/2 days of fishing 

$4,950.00 per angler (Double-occupancy. Excludes commercial airfare. Additional $1500.00 per person cost for upgrade to Master Suite. Additional fees may apply for an individual room – and is not usually offered.)

Trip Package Includes:

•  6 ½ Days Peacock Bass Guided Fishing
•  Fishing License
•  Complimentary Tackle Package for your use ($1150 value)
•  Airport “Meet and Greet” by our English-speaking staff upon your arrival
•  Hotel and Airport Transfers throughout trip on regularly scheduled arrivals/departures
•   First night Hotel upon arriving Manaus (based on double occupancy)
•  Hot Breakfast at Hotel, prior to early morning Charter Flight departure
•  Charter Flight to Yacht from Manaus
•  Air-conditioned rooms in all interior Yacht rooms
•  Standard Cabin Suite w/Private Bath (based on double occupancy). Couples’ Master Suite upgrade w/King Bed available at premium).
•  Daily Laundry Service
•  Daily Maid Service
•  Delicious Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner meals
•  Hors d’oeuvres, succulent fruits, bottled water, beer and wine (served with dinner) and mouth-watering regional drinks all suited to the American palate
•  Guided fishing (2 Anglers + 1 Guide per boat)
•  Tracker fishing boats with 60-70 hp engines

Trip Package Exclusions:

•  Domestic/Commercial/International Air Travel getting into Manaus, Brazil
•  Gratuities for Guides and Staff personnel
•  Personal expenditures during your “Free Day” in Manaus
•  Fly Fishing Equipment
•  Trip Preparation expenses i.e. travel insurance
•  Passport/visa, immunizations suggested, etc.
•  Pre-trip hotel stays getting into Brazil
•  Extra Day Stays in Brazil
•  Airport Departure Taxes (if applicable)
•  Additional amenity charges during Hotel stay (only double occupancy lodging and taxes for one night included)

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