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Amazon Floating Cabins

Amazon Peacock Bass fishing at it best, we offer you the premier adventure program for fishing productivity, comfortable lodging, safety and services. The key to exceptional Peacock Bass fishing is the Floating Cabins  which provide daily mobility together with the ability to bypass low water. Sport fishing yachts, commercial fishing boats and even survival fishing must stop where low water prevents passage, and beyond these barriers is where the great fishing starts!

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The Fishing

River Plate’s anglers commonly catch 20 to 30 good fish each day from 3 to 6 pound “butterflies” to 10 to 20 pound “blue” or “spotted” super-lunkers… and there is always the chance for a real monster. The current IGFA all-tackle world record came from the region they fish: 27 pounds!

The key to this extraordinary fishing is our outfitter’s very fast, very roomy, very state of the art Cessna Caravan float plane which allows them to whisk fishermen directly from the Manaus, Brazil airport to pristine locations far (often hundreds of miles) from the melee of competing lodges and houseboats, and landing right at their camp or yacht accommodations. There, anglers access unfished waters above natural barriers such as waterfalls and shallow river mouths. The fishing boats are special shallow draft tunnel types that can freely traverse almost any level of water, including virtually land locked lagoons.

The combination of the remote fly-in and the shallow-draft boats eliminates competition from other people, either sportsmen or native fishermen, and is the reason why River Plate consistently produces more fish than other outfitters, either river boats or fixed lodges. Anglers fish two per boat, with talented Brazilian guides, well versed in the nuances of baitcasting, spincasting and fly fishing. They speak enough “fishing English” to communicate effectively and, of course, are intimately familiar with the fishing areas and how to find concentration of peacocks.

What you will not find here are many pesky bugs. The pristine rivers we fish have naturally high tannin levels, due to extensive rain forest leaf decay which discourages the growth of biting insects and their larvae.

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The Floating Cabins

Drawing only about four inches of water, the six independent Fly-In Floating Cabins (I, II, III, IV, V, VI) are the ultimate solution for optimizing shallow drafting mobility, comfort and luxury. On arrival, you travel about 1 to 2 hours directly to one of the six Floating Cabins via a new state-of-the-art 8-passenger Cessna Caravan turbo prop float plane.


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The Cabins cruise the headwaters of small tributaries with fish-filled secluded lagoons, which are 3 – 5 hours on a fast bass boat from the melee of competing house boats and lodges on the Negro’s river deep channel waterways. This arrangement effectively replaces daily traveling by boat, or expensive daily Fly-Outs, from the main waterways to the secluded lagoons which are protected by shallow water entry barriers.

Although many well established land based lodges are situated past these natural barriers, they have no mobility to seek better water levels. Plus, more importantly, their areas become rapidly overfished 2 to 3 hours upriver or downriver. Our cabins, however, move daily to unfished river segments overnighting along Caribbean-like beaches.

Walk-in at any time to comfort to your 10’ X 15’ elegant roomy cabin with private full bathroom. The Cabins are fully carpeted, tastefully decorated, and every detail has been carefully considered.

In the 12’ x 23’ dinning/sitting lounge, you will dine on linen table cloths enjoying the chef’s four course meals. An excellent variety of both continental and exciting regional dishes, make up the week’s menu. Fresh breads and pastries are baked daily and chilled wines, ice-cold beer, soft drinks, and Brazilian-style margaritas flow freely throughout your fishing trip.

Each of our six Floating Cabin operations are managed by a brazilian “co-owner”, a knowledgeable fisherman, experienced in handling logistics inherent to the Amazon fishing operations. Since our groups are small, the manager, together with a bilingual host , and a staff of 14 offer unique personalized hands-on attention. Breakfast room service, laundry service and guest satellite phone are a few of the available amenities.

Our Outfitter

Born and raised in the jungles of South America, Luis Brown was educated in the United States – receiving an MBA from the Wharton School of Finance. He knows the standards American anglers have come to expect and he has the experience, local connections and back-country savvy to provide an unparalleled fishing adventure.

With Luis Brown’s River Plate Outfitters, you will access virgin rivers and lagoons where large populations of big peacocks lie untouched. In fact, many of the fish you will cast to have never seen a lure or fly.

If you desire the most exciting fishing trip of your lifetime, come to the Brazilian rain forest, a magical place you have seen in geographic magazines, television nature shows and in your mind’s eye. Come challenge the mighty peacock bass with River Plate Anglers and leave the crowds behind.

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