The Mother Boat
The ultra-modern Motherboat is the only boat of its kind with great lines, modern furnishings and four double cabins with smoky-black windows (to view out but not in …). Each double occupancy cabin has its own private bathroom with hot and cold water showers and air conditioner.
We have a Jacuzzi, bar area, dining room, large living room and outside seating areas, and all inside areas are fully air-conditioned.
The kitchen, all staff and two generators are set in our support boat well away from our anglers and this makes for a totally comfortable and relaxing stay for our guests and a good night’s sleep!.
The food on board is delicious and beautifully presented and is a mix of Brazilian and American-style. Complimentary beer, soft drinks and bottled water on board are available 24/7.
Beginning in May in this Southern area, the river water recedes quickly out of the flooded jungle . July through September is the prime time to target Peacock Bass and other species as the water levels have dropped and the fish are easier to target in the countless jungle lagoons. This is the time to target the Giant Peacock Bass. Most Catfish can also be targeted at the time.
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Fishing on the Rio Matupiri during this season low water is incredible, with topwater action for Giant Three Barred Peacock or Speckled Peacock Bass that can weigh over 28 lbs. Anglers use surface Prop baits, poppers and stick baits/Super Spooks in the many lagoons and river system, against the fallen/submerged trees and brush, banks, off points and along the white sandy banks.
Excellent subsurface action for Peacock Bass, Arowana and Wolf Fish can also be had using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails, soft plastic glide baits and flukes, and other lures.
There are many other predators including, piranhas, Bicuda, Matrinchá, Jacunda and Shovel Nossed Catfish
Fly fishing is a great way not only to target Peacock Bass, but also to search out other species with good results, like Bicuda, Sardinata, Trairão, Arowana and more. These fish will rip line off your reel at a blistering pace and stripping gloves should be worn to avoid cuts and burns.
Catfishing this area includes the Shovel Nose Cat, Redtails and Piraiba/Filhote.
Our fishing boats are 17ft skiffs with raised decks, fishing seats if needed, 25Hp engines and electric trolling motor. The boats will have an ice box filled with ice and drinks of your choice. Two anglers will share the boat with a guide. These boats are light and can be easily carried and dragged to get into landlocked lagoons and lakes.
Included: Six + days of fishing; 7 nights aboard the Motherboat, 1 night on arrival at hotel, based on double occupancy; all meals while at the Motherboat and when fishing; open bar; return flights by floatplane Manaus/Motherboat/Manaus; daily laundry; fishing licenses, guided fishing (2 anglers/ boat); airport assistance and transfers.
Not included: International Flights to Manaus, tips, fishing tackle, lures, passports, meals in the city or elsewhere other than on the Motherboat, other hotel stays (if necessary) elsewhere.
** A 33 pound weight allowance is the limit allowed on each trip on the floatplane flight + 11 pound hand luggage. There is no need to over-pack as laundry is done daily.
A 33% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.
Day 1: TOUR STARTS - arrival in the city of Manaus and transfer to the hotel and overnight.
Day 2: Early morning floatplane from Manaus to the Matupiri river and start fishing after lunch! Overnight on the Motherboat.
Day 3 - 8: Six full days of fishing. Overnight on the Motherboat.
Day 9: Floatplane back to Manaus late morning and transfer to international airport for onwards journey home - TOUR ENDS.
Nothing but big Peacock Bass and devastating blowups!
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Day 2 Aboard the Kahlua
Day 4 Aboard the Kahlua
Day 5 & 6 Aboard the Kahlua