Acute Angling owns, operates, outfits and organizes 4 different types of Amazon fishing trip. Each operating mechanism is designed to optimize its locational suitability and fishing productivity. We are the only Amazon operator that can give you the ability to select from each type of great Amazon experience, accessing all of the fierce fishes of the Amazon at the best times, and delivered with the confidence of knowing precisely whom you’re fishing with.
Types of operations - Anglers may often consider a type of peacock bass or exotic species fishing trip based on what they perceive to be the levels of comfort associated with it. Although this is a reasonable perception and there are, in fact, some differences in accommodations as a result of the logistics of each type, overall, we provide the same amenities and quality in each of our trip types. We do, on the other hand, use each type of operation according to the region or fishery to be accessed. For the trip’s operator, it’s a matter of selecting the right tool for the job. That means, for the angler, there is no wrong choice, just a different type of great experience with complete confidence and comfort.
Mothership operations - The great majority of giant peacock bass fisheries are in the eminently navigable lowlands rivers of Amazonia. Mothership operations are the best tool here due to their great mobility and high level of comfort, you could even call it Amazon luxury. Living aboard an elegant, air-conditioned yacht while fishing remote Amazon backwaters in nimble skiffs offers anglers the best of both worlds. Water levels and fishing conditions often change on a weekly, sometimes daily, basis in the Amazon. Our Blackwater Explorer yacht is the most consistently adept mothership operation in the Amazon. We keep anglers in the most productive water even in the face of sudden, changing conditions. Our great mobility allows us to literally change river systems overnight to optimize your fishing success.
This is the recommended trip type for a first-time peacock bass angler due to its ability to consistently deliver highly productive trips. Here, you can catch dozens of spectacular peacocks in pristine jungle waters during the day, yet enjoy an ice-cold cocktail with fancy appetizers during a sunset cruise in the evening. This is the Swiss Army knife of Amazon trips.
Floating bungalows – We use our specialized floating bungalows as a mechanism to allow us to reach locations with navigational challenges, while still letting us provide great comfort and security. Although, they share the same amenities as our Blackwater Explorer yacht, such as private bathrooms, hot showers and air-conditioning, they are able to access shallow headwaters regions where nothing else can go and where the opportunity for trophy size peacocks is greater than anywhere else. And, although nothing is as mobile as a mothership operation, the floating units allow the entire camp to readily move within the river system we’ve selected, accessing the best conditions available in any given season, in any given region.
Their shallow draft can put us into otherwise inaccessible fisheries where some of the Amazon’s biggest peacocks lurk. Once deployed on a productive river, they can move as much as 35 miles a day following the best conditions while simultaneously providing anglers with consistently fresh, fish-filled waters. The end result is a trip with a somewhat higher variability in productivity, but a potentially greater reward in trophy fish production. This is for the angler who’s been here before and wants to go where others don’t in pursuit of his own holy grail. This is the fine-tuned specialty tool of Amazon fishing.
Ground Based Lodge - In fast-moving rocky rivers, moving an operation is not an option, so a floatplane accessed lodge is the only answer. Our Multi-species variety lodge on the Rio Travessao is a specialized fishing tool designed to gain access to this beautiful highlands river with its cornucopia of the Amazon's amazing, exotic variety species. A Cessna Caravan floatplane flies you over the obstacles and brings you there in total comfort and safety. Our mission, however, goes beyond simply getting there; We've designed and outfitted our lodge to meet the challenge of providing a surprisingly comfortable, civilized and secure base of operations from which our anglers can pursue the Amazon's rarest and most exotic fishes in otherwise totally inaccessible waters. Anglers enjoy the same suite of amenities and level of comfort as each of our other operations. Your job here is to eat, drink, sleep, adventure and fish!
New — Floating Hotel — The Blackwater Adventurer’s navigational design is different than anything Acute Angling has ever built before. We built our luxurious new flagship to access a previously untouched fishery. The Rio Curicuriari, where it was first conceived, is a navigational challenge; with 90 miles of rocks and rapids in its lower reaches, it’s pretty much inaccessible with normal vessels. So, we built our new flagship on a super shallow-drafting barge hull so we could get it to the fishery through the rough stuff. Then we use super-safe, Cessna Caravan floatplanes to deliver anglers in comfort and ease, bypassing all of the hazards and difficulties and bringing you straight into the heart of the fishery.
The floatplane’s capacity of 8 anglers also defined the Adventurer’s design. Limited to pleasantly intimate 8-angler groups, all guests enjoy spacious private cabins; fully appointed with private bathrooms, hot showers and individual air-conditioners. And, by simply removing a divider, all cabins convert to couple’s suites with king-sized beds and two of everything. But it’s not just about luxury. It’s about fishing success. The Adventurer uses an altogether new fishing formula; Its shallow draft ensures it gets to the fish; its mobility allows it to move to the best possible conditions, wherever they are; Transfer by floatplane means never having to leave the hotspots. The Adventurer provides the best of all worlds for the angler, ensuring a productive fishing trip.