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2019 Giant Peacock “Exploratory” fishing trip

      If giant fish don’t interest you,
           don’t read any further. 

     In September of 2018, we operated a 3 week exploratory trip on the Rio Curicuriari.  Far to the most remote western edge of the Amazon basin, this protected river is the Rio Negro’s last unexplored giant peacock bass tributary.  Although 3 weeks was hardly enough time to learn all aspects of this big river system, one important fact jumped out at us immediately … There are huge fish here!  This beautiful blackwater river, completely enclosed within a remote Indian reservation, holds honkin’ big peacock bass that have never been fished before and never seen a lure. 

We found four clear facts;  

  • There are huge fish here.  
  • This is not a numbers fishery.
  • We are missing a ton of information about this fishery
  • We’re going back to explore further!

     This river has already shown us that it is a potential world record fishery, so we have extremely high expectations for our return. Our short visit produced an astounding 22 fish over 20 pounds in a short three week visit and a total of 54 trophy fish.  Keep in mind that this doesn’t consider the amount of trophies lost … We estimate that as least as many trophy fish were lost as were landed, including some giants that simply overwhelmed our anglers.  

We know there is a large contingent of peacock bass anglers whose primary goal is giant fish on surface lures … perhaps even a shot at the world record … and we know it’s quite possible here.  Furthermore, we’re still missing a ton of information about this fishery, so, we’re going back to explore further!   This time around, we plan an in-depth, extended exploration to fill in the blanks and perhaps find ourselves another new world-record.   We are planning to use an operating mechanism that will allow us to cover more water faster, with complete measuring instrumentation to precisely determine fishery parameters and with an array of fishing tools such as sonar and fish finders. Meanwhile, we are sending in 2 trained guides to probe the river every few weeks.  They are fishing it and determining its behavior and productivity to help us home in on the best dates. We have also collected and reviewed the last 17 years of rainfall, water level and overall system hydrologic data collected by Brazil’s version of the U.S. Geological Service. The 2019 Curicuriari Exploratory will provide customer comfort levels equal to our regularly scheduled trips, including air-conditioning, private bathrooms and gourmet food and wine.  This fishery is an extremely remote region whose access poses significant logistical challenges, thus, anglers will arrive via a direct floatplane flight. 

Total trip price is $7950.  You can buy cheaper trips and more expensive trips, but you can’t buy this kind of experience anywhere else at any price.   If you’ve been dreaming of a chance to go hand to hand with the world’s most powerful sportfish, and maybe even set a record, then don’t miss this great opportunity. 

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Water level data shows September and October to be “on the average” the most secure months to find optimal water levels.  So we’ve planned accordingly.

This giant 26 pound monster ‘açu’ came from our 2018 exploration on the Rio Curicuriari.

Giant Peacock Bass

A spectacular 22 lb. ‘paca’.

The Curicuriari yielded 22 fish over 20 pounds in 3 short weeks!

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