Kayak Fishing in the Amazon
Blending the Ultimate in Exotic Fishing with High-Adventure Paddle Sport.
Acute Angling is recognized as the Amazon’s premiere provider of fishing trips for peacock bass and exotic Amazon gamefish species. We’re known for expending our efforts, first and foremost, to find the kind of extreme adventure fishing experience that is fast disappearing from our planet. We go where others can't or won't to give anglers the opportunity to experience a one-of-a-kind Amazon wilderness adventure. Now we’ve added another dimension to our already exciting adventures – kayak fishing in the Amazon.
Catching a powerful peacock bass, pugnacious payara or massive Amazon catfish is incredibly exciting, no matter how you approach it. So, imagine the intensity of experiencing this ultimate level of freshwater fishing up close and personal from a kayak! It is, simply put, the ultimate combination of primeval wilderness paddle-sport with exotic species angling. For the first time ever, during our 2016 / 2017 fishing season, Acute Angling will offer kayak fishing as an option on all of its regularly scheduled Amazon fishing trips. We will be using fully equipped Ascend FS10 Sit-In Angling Kayaks. These are feature-packed boats designed for serious anglers, The FS10's advanced "V"-style hull design incorporates an extended keel with aggressive strakes and performance rocker for superior maneuverability, tracking, stability, and easy paddling on the water. The large open cockpit offers easy entry and exit with little restriction of movement while casting and retrieving. Deluxe seats provide an extremely comfortable ride and adjustable foot braces allow a comfortable fit for any size anglers. Bungees over the built-in multipurpose sternwell and bow make it easy to lock down your fishing gear while moving from spot to spot. A trained fishing guide with a motorized back-up bass boat and complete resources will always be near at hand to help with tackle, techniques or navigation and will always keep you in sight for any other assistance needed.
Here’s what one of our clients, (who brought his own inflatable kayak last year) said about his Amazon kayak fishing adventure on our Rio Travessao multi-species variety trip;
Hey Guys. I’m glad you are going to be pioneering the kayak experience. Getting my kayak down there was no easy task…but boy was it worth it. It went something like this: We get up at sunrise, my guide takes me five miles up river in our fishing boat. I slide into my kayak as the guide moves the aluminum bass boat away … then abruptly comes back and shakes my hand like he will never see me again. Wow! This is surreal! All alone...200 miles from civilization. I’m a little uneasy. Then, on my very first cast I hook a monster Peacock … It pulls the kayak around like its nothing. The feeling of landing it all by myself with no guide is exhilarating.
For a while afterwards, I just drifted taking it all in … Me and the river …. howler monkeys, caiman, river otters, hundreds of butterflies, macaws, a toucan … things you would never see if you were in a noisy motorboat The guys in the bass boats may have caught a few more fish but they missed out on the experience of a lifetime. This one day was worth the whole trip and will forever be etched in my memories as the best day of my life! Totally Awesome! Thank you! This separates the men from the boys:) Sandy Blauvelt, TX
All three of our three trip implementation systems will now offer the anglers the opportunity to experience kayak fishing.
Our floating bungalow camp takes you away from the crowds. Here, kayak anglers can paddle their way down calm lowlands rivers and fish in placid lagoons and backwaters. But that’s where the peacefulness ends, however. Once you hook up with a big, psychotic peacock bass, you’ll understand why kayak fishing is more like hand-to-hand combat than anything you’ll experience on a bass boat.
Our Exotic Species Lodge in the protected Rio Travessao features an amazing array of fierce fishes of the Amazon; Saber-toothed payara; giant wolfish; feisty peacock bass; acrobatic bicuda; chunky pacu; ponderous redtail cats; agile sorubim and the Amazon’s biggest goliath catfish, the gigantic piraiba. Here, kayakers and anglers will find not only a challenging, rapids-laced, waterway but extreme multi-species fishing opportunities. There has never been a kayak fishing trip like this! If having adventure in your travel is your idea of a good time, then this is the ultimate in adventure travel!
Our 9-year old yacht, the Blackwater Explorer was designed and built to fish! Our great mobility and willingness to burn fuel to find fish, ensures that a kayak angler will have sore arms, not from paddling, but from landing prodigious amounts of hard-fighting peacock bass.
Kayak fishing is available to anglers on any of our three regularly scheduled trip types at no extra chgarge, but should be requested in advance. For more information about Acute Angling and our Amazon fishing trips, and for any questions, specific information about kayak fishing or to arrange a trip, please call us, toll-free at 866 832-2987 or contact us via email.