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Early PeacockBass Fishing Reports from the Amazon. This will get your PeacockBass Passion flowing!

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Peacock Bass Fishing in the Amazon: A Fishing Adventure Like No Other

For the Amazon PeacockBass fishing enthusiast the reports are starting to trickle in. This will give our AFA angling friends and PeacockBass addicts some idea of the fishing conditions and activity reported to our Brazilian outfitters. We’re simply passing it on as it is made available to us. (Note: Some reports are mid week reports so will only reflect 2.5-3 days of fishing.)

RPA Reports: September 27-29, 2014 (2 1/2 days)

Igapoacu (FIFE) # anglers 12 total Peacocks 814 9 10-16# 1 17-19# River Falling

Tupana (FIFE) # anglers 8 total Peacocks 602 17 10-16# River Falling

RPA Reports: October 4-6, 2014 (2.5 days)

Matupiri (FIFE) # anglers 12 total Peacocks 444 6 10-16# 1 17-19# River Falling

Tupana (FIFE) # anglers 8 total Peacock 390 22 10-16 River Falling

Xeurini (FIFE) # anglers 8 total Peacocks 400 River Falling

This week our Fly-in Floating Expedition Cabins are located at the Muhura reservation in the Matupiri and the Tupana rivers and we are also breaking waters at the lower Xeruini with another 8 angler group. Weather has been fine in both fisheries with some tropical showers as usual, some more serious rain is expected towards next weekend in both areas, lighter in he Carvoeiro area. Water levels  are a bit high, mainly due to the El Niño influence in the region, this has somehow delayed the descent of the waters that are now descending as expected. Nevertheless fishing is showing good numbers, and feedback from the anglers also shows that they are enjoying good activity and the typical aggressiveness of peacocks at the beginning of the season. The largest PeacockBass trophy caught last week weighed 18 lbs and the final count for last week´s groups were a significant 2,649 peacockbass (12 anglers) and 1,551 peacockbass (8 anglers).

World Class PeacockBass Fishing with Amazon Fishing Adventures: A Fishing Experience Like No Other!


GoldenDorado Fishing Report~ Uruguay River, South America

Recent GoldenDorado fishing report for the area know as “LaZona” filed by 

adventure angler Scott Krug.


Location: Exclusive Tail Waters of Salto Grande, Uruguay River, South America

Dates: Fishing November 1 – 4, 2013 



Adventure angler Scott Krug recently returned from South America and his first encounter with Salminus brasiliensis, the famed GoldenDorado. Or, as the locals prefer,  the “River Tiger.” 


“I have been fortunate to fish all over North and South America and never have I dealt with a freshwater fish so strong and difficult to land.”

“After hearing and reading so much the last five years about the fabulous fishing for GoldenDorado at a place known as La Zona on the Uruguay River, I finally got my chance to fish there earlier this month. I joined a great group of guys from Great Britain and we arrived in camp late on October 31st only to learn the water was quite high and very discolored. As a result, the fishing was tougher than usual but there were still some nice fish being caught.


We pushed off the next morning and headed up to the dam where the fishing is quite regulated. The hydroelectric dam is a joint venture between Argentina and Uruguay and only two boats from each country are permitted to fish immediately below the dam. In addition, fishing in the restricted area is allowed only for four days in a given week. 


The fishing conditions at the dam are like nothing I have ever encountered. The turbulence and current from the turbine discharges is tremendous and the crazy part of it is that this is where the fish are. Never would I have imagined that one could successfully fish in those conditions but we did.



Because of the high water, deeper diving lures like the CD 18 Rapala worked best which was somewhat disappointing because I was hoping to catch some fish on surface lures. Some in our group also tried fly fishing which proved to be mostly ineffective because of the high water.  Thus, we pounded the current and turbulence areas with deeper running plugs and spinnerbaits and managed to catch some fish. 


My muskie baitcasting tackle proved to be perfect for these conditions. I brought seven foot heavy duty graphite rods, quality reels such as the Calcutta 300TE loaded with 80 lb. Spectron line, and 90 lb. Sevenstrand leaders with Stringease Stay-Lok snaps. All lures were upgraded with stronger split rings and hooks and I was glad I did. These fish will really test/wreck your equipment as others in the group found out.


One fellow in our group did very well on big fish landing two 46 lb. fish, a 50 lber., and another well over 50 pounds! I went down with the hope of catching one 40 lbs. or better and ended up with a 40 lber., 42 lber., and a 44 lber. We caught a lot of fish over 20 lbs. and lost many more. 




Everyone was quite impressed with the strength and power of these fish.  I have been fortunate to fish all over North and South America and never have I dealt with a freshwater fish so strong and difficult to land. The only fish I can compare them too is the Tarpon I have caught on the Rio Colorado River in Costa Rica which is saying a lot!



I fully intend to get back to La Zona and would like to do so under lower water conditions. Everything I had read about the fighting ability and toughness of this fish proved to be true. GoldenDorado are a great challenge, a lot of fun, and anyone who enjoys fishing should consider this fishery.” __Scott Krug


I’ve written before about the brute strength of the GoldenDorado and the degree of difficulty from “hookup to landing cradle”. The strong, bone hard jaws with double rows of teeth, sometimes referred to as the “steel trap” make the “River Tiger” one of the toughest freshwater game fish on the planet today.





. . . whenever you are ready to plan that GoldenDorado adventure of a lifetime.


 The GoldenDorado of the Uruguay River sits right at the top of the Anglers Bucket List for exotic adventure angling!


Fishin’ Expeditions Friend Greg Thompson Organizes Special PeacockBass Amazon Adventure

Two veterans of the PeacockBass Fraternity, friend Greg Thompson and his buddy Bobby Foster, returned recently from an Amazon Fishing Adventure aboard the Santanawith with a testimony better than any fish story.

[Photo credit Greg Thompson (center) and Kansas City Star]
“But most of all they talked about friendships.”
“We coined a phrase, ‘Have a Bobby Foster Day.’ Bobby always has a great attitude. He’s always exactly where he wants to be, with who he wants to be with, and doing what he wants to do.
“This trip was about Bobby. This was Bobby’s time.”
Thompson organized a party of 11 of Foster’s friends for a trip back to the Amazon River Adventures business that had guided them in the past. Thompson had special shirts made, the staff threw parties in Foster’s honor, and the fishermen sat around and swapped fish stories of past trips.


Read the full story by Brent Frazee  in the Kansas City Star:

BTW…The PeacockBass fishing wasn’t to bad according to Greg Thompson…this PeacockBass veteran had two PeacockBass monsters over 20# and the big PeacockBass of the week was 23# caught by another veteran, Nelson Burnell.
PeacockBass Fishing in the Amazon: An Experience Unlike Any Other!

Zaccherini Andrea’s Monster Peacock Attempting IGFA Certification

“This is a fish reportedly with 13.190g of weight or 29lb and 04 oz. As you can see…one monster of a fish. The fish was hooked last month by angler Zaccherini Andrea.” __turmadobigua forum









Yet Another Potential NEW WORLD RECORD Peacock Bass!

Could it be?

Tell me it isn’t so Bill Gassmann. Gassmann’s Monster Peacock, caught in February of 2010, was certified a few months ago at 28 pounds as a new world record by the IGFA.

Last week yet another Monster Peacock was landed and it appears that Glassmann’s record is in jeopardy and may fall quickly.

Information is sketchy at this point but it appears that yet another new potential world record Peacock Bass has been landed. We are advised that the necessary papers are being filed with the IGFA. The fish was reported to have been caught in the middle Rio Negro region   Amazonas, Brazil and weighed in at 29.40 pounds! More to come as information becomes available.