Brave the wild river and lakes of the mighty Amazon.
The typical fishing expedition begins with a trip downriver by speedboat for approximately 180 km (4hours) from Iquitos to the Apayacu River.
We will arrive at the village of Sabalillo, where we have a partnership with the indigenous community. This is an exclusive relationship between Amazon Wildlife Adventures and that community.
At Sabalillo you will be lodged in a bungalow with a private bathroom. Solar panels provide the power for LED lighting.
The Apayacu drainage features extensive stretches of igapo forest (black water flood from March through May), including numerous oxbow lakes (cochas). There are large areas of terra firme forest, as well. This solid ground features low, steep hills and ridges which are separated by small valleys and gullies with running, clear water streams. The heavily dissected upland terrain creates numerous micro-habitats which support an abundance of flora and fauna.
The cochas along the Apayacu are especially suited to Peacock Bass and they support good populations of this beautiful sporting fish. These are aggressive feeders and great fighting fish, just like their North American cousins. Bass Fishing Tours for these will add even more excitement to your Amazonia adventure.
We ask that you bring your own fishing tackle for this excursion, as we do not supply tackle. Medium weight spinning, bait casting, or fly fishing tackle should work well. Generally, much the same tackle as you would use for Largemouth Bass in North America, is what you want. Your guide will be able to advise you in this regard.
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Peruvian peacock bass fishing Your quarry is the awesome peacock bass, not only one of the most beautiful of all freshwater fish, but also one of the strongest and most acrobatic in the world. You should expect to do battle with fish in the 10-20 pound class and possibly a few much larger!