Fishing in this region generally begins in late November and can continue right through March. Like the Madeira, the Rio Branco itself is not a peacock sportfishery. However, its clear water tributaries can produce great numbers of peacock bass. Although peacocks over 20 lbs. are not common here, the area is known for a high proportion of midsize fish and with more than enough fish in the high teens to satisfy any fisherman.
Rio Massaui - Although its mouth empties into a channel connecting to the Rio Negro, making it technically speaking, a Rio Negro tributary, the river's character is most influenced by the Rio Branco floods and its savannah lands drainage. Good numbers with fish into thew high teens. Generally fishes - Nov. - March.
Lagos Homeros - A complex chain of lakes draining lightly stained black water into the Rio Branco, this region boast good numbers of peacocks into the high teens as well as a variety of other attractive species including very large aruana. Generally fishes best December - March.
Rio Macucuau - The Macucuau drains into the Jaupiri, a Rio Negro tributary, making it too, technically speaking, a Rio Negro tributary. However, it shares a vast interfluvial Marsh area with a range of Rio Branco tributaries, influencing its water and fish population. A small river with beautiful white sand beaches.
For more information about where to fish and when, see our detailed Peacock Bass Primer.