Fishing Boats and Equipment
The Blackwater Explorer has a fleet of shallow draft, 18 foot welded aluminum bass boats. Custom made for our use, these fast and efficient boats are built to take hard work and keep anglers comfortable while accessing even the most hidden lagoons. Two stable fishing platforms provide solid footing and casting access for even the largest anglers. The comfortable padded seats can be pedestal mounted or anglers can fish standing, as per their preference. Don't be hornswoggled by the lure of big, fancy bass boats offered by some operators. They just aren't right for this purpose. Our boats can pass through the narrowest of lagoon openings, passing over underwater debris or under overhanging logs with ease. We handle the most challenging obstacles, letting us fish waters that others have to pass by.
Equipped with meticulously maintained 40 hp Yamaha outboards and 45 lb. thrust Motorguide trolling motors, anglers are perfectly positioned to catch their Amazon trophies. Guides are equipped with Boga-grips, fishing tools and landing nets. A cooler with food and drinks of your choice provides the fuel that busy anglers need. Each boat carries a Garmin InReach satellite tracker and communicator in case assistance is needed.
Since peacock bass do not feed in the dark and in fact are completely inactive at night, anglers and their guides leave for a day of fishing shortly after sunrise. A hearty boxed lunch and a pair of hammocks makes for a comfortable midday break. Anglers return to the Blackwater Explorer around 5:00, after a full day of pursuing the awesome peacock bass. Cocktails and appetizers are waiting.