Photo:  Agua Boa Amazon Lodge - Brazil

Peacock Bass Fishing

At the Best Lodges, Liveaboards, and Floating Cabins

Peacock bass are an aggressive, hard fighting, and beautiful fish, known for their hand-blistering, long runs. They were one of Larry Schoenborn's favorite species. Fierce hunters, their explosive topwater strike, and surprising ability to break heavy lines and leaders, make them one of the most desired species to pursue.

Brazil - Agua Boa Amazon Lodge

Agua Boa Peacock Bass

Agua Boa Amazon a fly-fishing-only lodge was voted "one of the top 10 fly fishing lodges in the world," by Forbes magazine, 2010. We've hosted trips here for 16 consecutive years.
See Hosted Weeks for 2022, 2023, and 2024.

Brazil - Itapará Lodge

Itapara Lodge

Lure or Fly Fishing. Two lodges, 40 Miles Apart. Itapará Lodge is 250 miles north of Manaus. The Itapará River is renowned for some of the largest peacock bass up to 25-pounds in size.

Brazil - Kendjam Lodge

Iriri River Fishing

Fly fishing only. Target over ten different species in crystal clear fast waters. The Iriri River system runs over a huge granite base. Wet wading and sightcasting opportunities. You'll stay in cabin-style safari tents with box-spring beds.

Brazil - Rio Marié Liveaboard

Rio Marié Fishing

The Rio Marié is the most remote river in the Brazilian Amazon and is known as the River of Giants, a 400+ mile floatplane flight from Manaus, Brazil. You'll stay aboard the air-conditioned Untamed Amazon, enjoy Wi-Fi, four-course dinners, and great fishing.

Rio Novo Floating Cabins - New!

Rio Novo

Flies or Lures. You'll take a floatplane flight to the headwaters of the Novo River in the Xeriuini River Preserve and stay in air-conditioned floating cabins. It's possible for boats (two anglers per canoe and guide) to catch over 200 peacock bass in a day.

Brazil - River Plate Anglers

River Plate Anglers

Flies or Lures. Rio Negro Peacock Bass Fishing. Utilizing floating cabins, River Plate has perfected a highly developed system to fish the Amazon River for peacock bass. River Plate Anglers have exclusive entry permits to fish on Indian reserves and government preserves.

Brazil - New! Uneuixi River

Uneuixi River Peacock Bass

New! Exclusive Trophy Peacock Bass Fishery. After being closed for 13 years, River Plate's trophy peacock bass fishery is back! On the second day of reopening in 2018, 84 peacocks were landed by a party of seven anglers with 12 trophies above 17lbs and up to 22 lbs.

Bolivia - Caño Negro Lodge

Cano Negro

Flies or Lures. Caño Negro Lodge is located in the midst of protected rivers and lagoons holding huge populations of gamefish. Due to the fishing and the exotic wildlife, this area has been nicknamed the Jurassic Park of the Amazon.

Colombia - Peacock & Payara Combo

Angler with nice-size payara Colombia

For this fly or lure fish from bongos (canoes), and get in four days of peacock bass fishing on the Vichada River and two days of bank fishing for payara at the famous Maipures Rapids. You'll stay at Akuani River Lodge and two nights at a fully-equipped tent camp.

Colombia - Tomo River

Tomo River fly or lure fishing

Fly or Lure fishing for large peacock bass. Afloat Fishing in Colombia offers a remote peacock bass fishing trip on the Tomo River, one of Colombia's most virgin ecosystems. The floating camp moves anglers through the Tomo River system.

Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass

Larry Schoenborn

Peacock bass are the ultimate fly rod fish and are known for their unbelievable power and speed. Larry Schoenborn, pioneer and host of the popular television show Fishing the West, tackles basic and advanced fly fishing techniques, popular fly patterns, mistakes anglers make, equipment to bring, and much more. Click here for the Amazon Link.

Fishing Travel Experts


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com