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Colombia Peacock Bass Fishing - Tomo River

Fly or Lure Fishing for Peacock Bass

Afloat Fishing in Colombia offers a great remote peacock bass fishing adventure on the Tomo River, one of Colombia's most virgin ecosystems. The Tomo River serpentines its way through the north side of El Tuparro National Natural Park. This untouched jungle area is home to more than 72 mammal species and 320 bird species.

Tomo River Peacock Bass Fishing

Colombia's Tomo River

The Tomo River is one of the main tributaries of the Orinoco River. The networking of the surrounding untouched lagoons and floodplains, make the area a peacock bass fishing haven.
They landed fish over 20 pounds, 10 out of the 12 weeks they fished last year.
Other species:  vampire fish, redtail catfish, tiger catfish, Amazon pellona, arowana, silver croaker, pau caranha, black pacu, the red piranha, the black piranha, and more.
Travel Time:  Most of the prime fishing locations are within 45 minutes to an hour away from the Camp.
See Facebook Video of Afloat Peacock Bass.

Tomo River Fishing Facts:

Large peacock bass

Season:  The 2020 fishing season runs from early January through late March.
Boats:  14-foot Lowe aluminum boats with Yamaha 15 HP motors. Two anglers per boat and guide.
Guides:  Experienced guides do not speak English very well, but effectively communicate what's important.
Fishing Gear is not provided. A comprehensive tackle and gear list is included in our confirmation packet.
Requirements:  If you are not fly fishing, it is required that you use only single hooks. All lines and leaders need to be at least 60-pounds. (80 is recommended.) All fishing is catch-and-release.
Fishing License is included in the package.

Typical Fishing Day:  You'll fish up to ten hours per day. The schedule is flexible, but they recommend anglers get up at 6:00 a.m. Anglers have the option to enjoy breakfast at camp or take it with them in the boat. Snacks and drinks are supplied in the boat. At noon, lunch will either be provided at camp or on one of the previously designated beaches. The fishing day typically ends before 5:00 p.m. Dinner is served at 7:00 at camp.

Afloat Floating Cabins

Colombia Peacock Bass

Afloat is a moveable floating camp operation that moves with anglers through the Tomo River system. There are five, fully-equipped floating cabins. Each cabin has two twin-size bed, a private bath with shower, electricity, a fan, and mosquito nets. The camp is limited to ten anglers per week.
Communications:  Each angler is allowed up to 50-minutes of satellite phone usage.
Meals:   The camp has a full kitchen and a dining tent with mosquito netting. Their chef prepares three international meals each day, plus unlimited snacks, soft drinks, and beer.

Getting to the Lodge:

Upon your arrival at the Jose Maria Cordoba International Airport in Colombia, you'll be greeted by an Afloat representative. He'll drive you to the Hotel Ibis in Medellin, a 40-minute drive. At 6:30 a.m. the next morning, a representative will drive you to the OlayaHerrera airport, a 10-minute drive. You'll take a one-hour and 40-minute charter flight to La Primavera, with a fuel stop at Tame (Arauca). Guests are driven to town for last-minute purchases and lunch before heading to camp in 4WD vehicles. It's about a 3.5-hour drive to camp over unpaved roads. Around 5:00 p.m., you'll arrive at the river and take a 15-minute boat ride to camp. Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m. (Both your first and last night hotel stay in Medellin, and in-country charter flights are included in the package.) For the 2020 schedule, the first hotel night is at the Ibis, and the last hotel night is at The Rio Verde Hotel.

2020 USD Rates:

9-nights and 6-days guided fishing
(2-hotel nights and 7-nights at camp) Two anglers per boat, guide, and cabin
$4,000.00 per person
They are almost sold-out for the 2020 season. Please call us for availability.

Packages include:

First and last night hotel stay in Medellin, necessary ground transfers in Medellin, private charter flight from Medellin to fishing destination, lunch in La Primavera, ground transportation at fishing destinations, double-occupancy accommodations at floating camp, all meals and unlimited snacks at camp, unlimited soft drinks and beer at camp, guided fishing, fishing license, travel insurance, up to 50 minutes of satellite calls, and upon request, our eBook Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass by Larry and Guy Schoenborn.

Packages do not include:

International airfare, suggested gratuities, food and beverages in Medellin, extra hotel overnights, fishing gear, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

More Facts:

Baggage Limit:  For the charter flight, you are allowed up to 44-pounds for your luggage and carry-on combined.
Insects:  You'll be in a jungle river setting, so there are a lot of no-see-ums and mosquitoes. Bring long-sleeved clothing and Deet. The cabins and dining tent have mosquito nets.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Colombia photos - Afloat:

Private Charter Flight

Charter Flight

From Rionegro, Colombia, you'll take a one-hour and 40-minute charter flight on a Jet Stream 32 to LaPrimavera. There is a fuel-stop in the town of Tame. The private charter flight has a strict baggage limit of 44-pounds (20 kg) for your luggage and carry-on bag. A Yellow Fever Vaccination is recommended for this area.

The drive to Camp

Drive to Camp

From La Primavera, you'll be driven to the a nearby store for last-minute purchases, and lunch in town (included in package). From here, you'll take a 3.5 hour drive on an unpaved, and at times bumpy road. You'll arrive at camp, settle in, and enjoy dinner at 7:00 p.m.

Tomo River System

Tomo River

The Tomo River is one of Colombia’s most virgin ecosystems. The untouched network of lagoons and flooded plains that surround the Park is home to 26 fish species.

14’ Lowe Jon boats

Peacock Bass Flies

14’ Lowe Jon boats with 15-HP Yamaha outboards. The boats have portable coolers stocked with lunch, snacks, and drinks for the day. Two anglers per boat and guide.

Powerful Peacock Bass

Powerful Peacock Bass

Their explosive topwater strike, combined with their ability to break heavy lines, make peacock bass one of the most sought-after fish species. Peacocks are strong and play a tug of war in their attempts to reach structure where they can hide.

Tomo River Peacock Bass

Tomo Peacock Bass

The Camp lands peacocks over 20 pounds most weeks of their 12-week season.

Howard Wood with Tomo Peacock (2018)

Powerful Peacock Bass

Howard Wood with speckled peacock (2018)

Tomo Peacock Bass

Five spacious floating cabins

Floating Cabins

The camp has five spacious floating cabins. Each cabin has two twin beds, a private bathroom with shower, electricity, mosquito netting, a fan, and a drawer for storage.

Delicious meals

Delicious meals

The camp has a full kitchen. Delicious meals are served riverside.

Dining Tent at Tomo River

Dining Tent

The camp hosts a maximum of 10 anglers per week.

For more Information:

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558