DESTINATION:

RIO VICHADA, COLOMBIA

SEASON:

JANUARY - APRIL

TARGET SPECIES:

PEACOCK BASS & PAYARA

EQUIPMENT:

9wt & 10wt  9' ROD WITH MATCHING REEL

NUMBER OF RODS:

10 RODS AVAILABLE

10 Days 9 Nights and 7 Full Days of Fishing.

The Rio Vichada is one of the few under-fished rivers in Colombia and monster peacock bass over 26 pounds have been caught here.

 

The owners of the Tucunaré Lodge have made an agreement with the indigenous communities and have been granted special permission to operate on the Vichada River and its lagoons. For this very reason, to keep the area as untouched as possible, we will host groups with a maximum of 8-10 anglers per week.

 

There are six double occupancy cabins with private bathroom, fan and electricity, even though the surrounding area is cool overnight. All beds will have fresh sheets each day and laundry is done daily.

 

We have designed a fishing trip with a total of 9 days and 7 days of fishing. Fishing for giant peacock bass and other species on the Rio Vichada and its many lagoons, also we will be fishing the famous Rio Orinoco for big payara/vampire fish, golden sardinata, catfish and other species.

 

Being near the lagoon system of the Rio Vichada with all the comforts of a lodge , we contrast the other operators in the area, so you can fish from 6 am to 5 pm and part of the night, besides being in places with less fishing pressure.

 

There is superb topwater action to be had with giant Three-Barred, Royal, Popoca / Monoculus and Butterfly Peacock Bass using surface poppers, poppers In the river as well as a myriad of cats to stretch your string, there is an abundance of many other predators including Payara, Bicuda, Matrinchá / Bocon, Sardinata, Pirapitinga / Morocoto.

 

Fly fishing is a wonderful way not only to target Peacock Bass, but also to search out other species with amazing results, especially on the Orinoco. Most of the faster species found in or near rapids and fast water, like Bicuda, Pirapitinga / Morocoto and Payara, will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns.

 

Pirapitinga / Morocoto are predominantly nut and fruit foragers but will take jigs, spoons, lures and flies with abandon when the river is low and fruits are unavailable. These fish can grow huge!

Package Price  per angler $3,500

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