Extreme Peacock Passion Action!
Let's keep it simple…10 anglers
fishing 6.5 days on the Rio Negro from the Belle Amazon mother ship caught 1440
Peacock Bass up to a 23.5# Monster landed by first time Amazon angler Kent
Standerfer on the first day! Now that's an initiation! A total of 71 fish over
10# including 21 "teeners" and 7 over 20# produced the top 5% of the count for
varied over the week due to localized weather conditions and rising water the
last three days. The first three days of the week were certainly the most
productive. Fish were positioned near main river sandbars as well as sandbars
developing around the entrances to the lagoons and in river bends. Secondary
location patterns found fish located along lagoon edges often relating to
isolated wood features. Minimal early fry balls were observed. Only a few were
productive for larger fish.
Lures for the week included HighRoller Riprollers in Fire Tiger and
Halloween; Kermett Adams' Klures "Grande Ripper" and "Chico Ripper" in Clown and Jacunda; Jigs
in Red and White or Yellow and Red.
Five Star Rating goes out to the Belle Amazon
operation, staff and guides for this trip! The accommodations, food and service
were top shelf. The trip went smoothly with direction from the Manaus
representative Paula; the boat manager Naldo; the head guide CoCo to the
legendary "Harry the waiter." Stateside, I want to extend a special thank you to
Pamelah Howard for assisting and coordinating logistics with the Brazil operation and staff.
It's not too late…to schedule
your "Fishing Adventure of a Lifetime" to the tributaries and "Lost lagoons' of
the Amazon for the explosive Peacock bass. We have spots open for many dates
during the remaining 2010-11 season. So don't hesitate, give me a call and I'll
take care of the details while you take care of the fishin'.
Amazon Fishing Expeditions, a sister company of fishin' expeditions
For more information and photo's of this expedition visit the fishing the Americas Blog