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Species: Peacock Bass, Catfish
Country: Brazil (Central Amazon Region)
Fishery: Tributaries in the Rio Negro, Branco and Madeira Basins
Season: September thru February
Accommodation Type: Yacht
Hosted by: Barbara Silva and/or Paul Reiss
Format: Double Occupancy, air-conditioned, en-suite cabins.
Included: Six full days of fishing; 7 nights on the Blackwater Explorer, double occupancy cabin; gourmet meals; open bar; charter flights; fishing licenses, rods & reels; guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat); overnight at Tropical Hotel; airport assistance and transfers
Not Included: Air transportation to Manaus, Brazil; tipping; lures; passports; visas; airport departure tax.
Available: Acute Angling provides these necessary services, options and upgrades for its clients.
Fish for the world's most exciting gamefish on the brand new, comfortably air-conditioned, "Blackwater Explorer" yacht.
Our great mobility allows us to access the most productive, remote Amazon tributaries. Endless miles of majestic, fish holding waters with hidden lagoons, winding creeks, placid lakes and sandy beaches. We concentrate on finding the rivers or regions with optimal water levels and productivity during each part of our fishing season. Our "turn-on-a-dime" flexibility allows us to find great fishing on every one of our trips. We boast extremely high daily catch averages (from 10 - 50, even 100 or more peacocks a day) Trophy fish in the teens are routine and many monsters over 20 lbs. are taken every week. Great top water action and superb fly fishing opportunities. Return each evening to the comfort and security of the Blackwater Explorer. Anglers can also do battle with huge red-tailed catfish (up to 100 pounds) that are abundant in many of these river systems.
The beautiful Blackwater Explorer
Built to fish - The new "Blackwater Explorer" is one of the most attractive yachts sailing the Amazon basin. Her classic and graceful "Amazonian Regional" design blends perfectly with the pristine blackwater habitat she calls home. But more importantly, she's been built to fish. Her broad beam maximizes her functional interior space while keeping her length manageably short. This gives her great maneuverability, letting her safely and easily penetrate into inaccessible, meandering headwaters streams. The yacht's impressively low draft (she displaces only 1.2 meters) allows her to readily pass shallow sandbars and obstructions that would keep less efficiently designed boats back in port.
Designed for fishermen - The Blackwater Explorer was designed for fishermen. Her well-organized debarkation deck lets a full group of anglers get started on their fishing day quickly, without crowding, fuss or confusion. The debarkation deck's waterline exit lets you walk right onto your fishing boat, with no ladders to climb. All of your fishing gear and take-along items can remain right at hand and be ready to go when you are. We've done our homework and we've designed the best purpose-built sportfishing vessel in the Amazon. Luxurious and Comfortable - The Explorer is a fishing mothership of the highest caliber. The list of her luxurious features is long. Here are just a few.
Comfort and Security - The "Blackwater Explorer" will take you to some of the world's most remote fisheries, with more comfort than anyone could expect hundreds of miles away from the last vestiges of civilization. Hot showers, private bathrooms, personal air-conditioners, 100VAC in each cabin, reading lamps, storage cabinets - who could expect all this on an Amazon fishing adventure? You should! Spend your day on fast bass boats fishing productive, hidden backwaters, then return each evening to the comfort and security of the Blackwater Explorer. Added to this, the high level of personal service provided by our staff and the dedicated fishing expertise provide by our guides make the Blackwater Explorer the ultimate way to access the incredible Amazon peacock bass.
Depart U.S. via International flight.
Arrive in Manaus, Brazil, early morning. After clearing customs you are met by our agent and transferred to the domestic airport for a charter flight to the Blackwater Explorer. Arrive in time for lunch aboard, then get your cabin assignment and prepare your gear for an afternoon of fishing. Overnight in your air-conditioned cabins.
Saturday through Thursday
Six full days of fishing. Your angling day begins with a 5:30 AM wake up call followed by breakfast at 6:00 AM. Your guide will be ready to depart at first light, although you can remain on the Explorer at your leisure. Relax for an hour at lunchtime each day. Return to the yacht by dusk for appetizers, drinks and bragging, followed by a delicious dinner. Jungle hikes, spotlighting trips, night catfishing and local village visits can be arranged.
Transfer back to Manaus via charter flight. Relax at the Tropical Hotel, book a city tour, shop or enjoy great Brazilian restaurants. Overnight at the Tropical.
Depart Manaus via International flight.
NOTE - Trip dates and Itineraries may vary depending on air carriers schedules and availability.
|Blackwater Explorer - Peacock Bass Trips|
|Fall 2013 / Winter 2014|
|Note: Trips depart from Manaus via charter flight to fishery.|
|1||Sept. 10, 2013||Igapo Acu||Sept. 17||$5250||- Full -|
|2||Sept. 17, 2013||Igapo Acu||Sept. 24||$5250||- Full -|
|3||Sept. 24, 2013||Igapo Acu||Oct. 1||$5250||- 1 Opening -|
|4||Oct. 1, 2013||Igapo Acu||Oct. 8||$5250||- 3 Openings -|
|5||Oct. 11, 2013||Rio Negro||Oct. 18||$4750||- Openings -|
|6||Oct. 18, 2013||Rio Negro||Oct. 25||$4750||- Openings -|
|7||Oct. 25, 2013||Rio Negro||Nov. 1||$4750||- Full -|
|8||Nov. 1, 2013||Rio Negro||Nov. 8||$4750||- Full -|
|9||Nov. 8, 2013||Rio Negro||Nov. 15||$4750||- Full -|
|10||Nov. 15, 2013||Rio Negro||Nov. 22||$4750||- 8 Openings -|
|11||Nov. 22, 2013||Rio Negro||Nov. 29||$4750||- Open -|
|12||Nov. 29, 2013||Rio Negro||Dec. 6||$4750||- Open -|
|13||Dec. 6, 2013||Rio Negro||Dec. 13||$4750||- Open -|
|14||Dec. 13, 2013||Rio Negro||Dec. 20||$4750||- Full -|
|15||Dec. 27, 2013||Rio Negro||Jan. 3||$4750||- Open -|
|16||Jan. 3, 2014||Rio Negro||Jan. 10||$4750||- Full -|
|17||Jan. 10, 2014||Rio Negro||Jan. 17||$4750||- Full -|
|18||Jan. 17, 2014||Rio Negro||Jan. 24||$4750||- 6 Openings -|
|19||Jan. 24, 2014||Rio Negro||Jan. 31||$4750||- 9 Openings -|
|20||Jan. 31, 2014||Rio Negro||Feb. 7||$4750||- Open -|
|21||Feb. 7, 2014||Rio Negro||Feb. 14||$4750||- Open -|
|22||Feb. 14, 2014||Rio Negro||Feb. 21||$4750||- Openings -|
|23||Feb. 21, 2014||Rio Negro||Feb. 28||$4750||- Full -|
Imagine casting your line into the mysterious and beautiful black waters of the Brazilian Amazon. Then imagine the explosive strike of one of the biggest Peacock Bass you've ever seen. Then picture yourself fighting and landing the world's greatest freshwater gamefish and the trophy you've been dreaming of. Imagine doing this for days on end, without intrusive interruptions, or hurrying off because you've run out of time.
With Acute Angling, you can experience the ultimate in peacock bass fishing trips. For over fifteen years, Acute Angling has been providing the very best fishing excursions in South America.
We've done all the research so you don't have to. From start to finish, we are there every step of the way to make sure you have the best sportfishing experience of your lifetime. We are there fishing with you and we'll help with techniques, tackle tips, and a full array of extras not found with run-of-the-mill fishing travel agencies or other outfitters.
We've investigated and studied the regions we'll be taking you to, so our knowledge will help you have an unparalleled experience. Acute Angling handles your complete travel program…from air travel, to entry visa, to pre-trip preparation and even travel insurance. Combine that with our specialized tackle packages and you'll have nothing to worry about except catching trophy peacock bass. Let us handle the details.
Now, just imagine it one more time: Holding up that incredible peacock bass that YOU wrestled out of the wild jungle-framed waters. Taking the photo and then releasing the beautiful animal back to the wild. Doesn't that feel good?