A.X.F Peacock Bass Fishing
Complementary Tackle Kit & More
Complementary TFO Rods
TFO LONG-HANDLED/medium-heavy action models designed with plenty of backbone for hook setting/pressuring big fish.
With our SHIMANO bait casting reels (Curado series) with a high-speed retrieve ratio, as lures are normally worked at an extremely fast rate. But, if you bring your reels, bring at least two reels, because you might strip the gears in one of your reels.
Most anglers prefer to use casting rods instead of spinning models. The precise, direct presentation of the level-wind casting reel is generally much more accurate than the high-arching lob of a spinning reel.
Complementary SHIMANO REELS
We provide courtesy casting NEW Shimano Curado 300's bait casting reels spooled with braid line for guest use. Every season stock is renewed, some brands and models may change.
Guests are welcome bring along their favorite reels and lures. If you bring your own tackle we highly recommend bait casting or spinning reels to use with our rods.
Fly fishing tackle we don’t provide but most fly fishing tackle can be carry-on with your travels. Hooks need to be checked bags.
Suggested reels, medium to medium-heavy to heavy largemouth bass tackle good-quality reels of at least 100+ yards capacity with high-speed retrieve ratios. For lines, we suggest “Power Pro” in 65 to 80 pound or other brands of similar braided line. Steel leaders are not required while fishing for peacocks.
High quality rods and reels tackle is available at NO EXTRA COST to anglers, except in the case that you break the rod, there is a $250 for replacement that fee is paid directly to the onsite host.
Below is a list of the most popular lures to date for Peacock Bass.
Amazon Xtreme Fishing offers a select lure kits put together by out guides who fish daily and know what is the best of the best for more fishing action. Our lure kits are a combination of surface lures, divers and other hard baits.
Lure Kits are provided FREE of charge to our exclusive guest only on hosted trips.
Kit does not include custom tied Jigs which are available for purchase separately at destination.
JUST THE FEW MUST HAVE LURES FOR PEACOCK BASS BELOW!
These proven Minnows are designed to rise on the pause. Produces a nice wide wobble, excellent for steady retrieves, stop-and-go or use as a subsurface jerk bait and always good as a follow up cast with a surface lure strike miss. A bright colors combination.
High Roller Baits
Bait consecrated for its efficiency to the Giant Amazon Peacock Bass. With its unique design, its sliding characteristics and fast swimming, imitates a fish fleeing or hunting on the surface. Baits are surface type propellers, different from all similar existing today in the market with different designs. Extremely balanced, grants the sport fisherman many options and emotions in capturing these explosives predators.
Rapala X-Rap and Borboleta
Swimming just below the surface (0-4'), Walk-The-Dog anglers can use this incredibly effective technique anytime, anywhere. Chop, wind, even rough water can't stop the radical movements. Unique movements and color bring action to the follow up cast.
Bait for fishing on the surface, with work on "Z" with one of the most powerful rattlings attracting the attention of large Peacock Bass. When the Peacock Bass attack this bait with an explosive power and also it is an excellent follow-up bait for the prop baits.
It's hard to think how many fish have been caught by a Jumpin' Minnow, or how many baits were inspired in this model. Its movement is just amazing and can be worked in various ways. As a stick (simulating a wounded fish), as a zara (swimming in zig-zag) and as its name implies, jumping (simulating a fish on the run). The attack will be unforgettable! Recommended for capturing the Great Peacock Bass.Jumpin' Minnow is the most classic jumping bait the world!
Tunao is perfect for long shots. Its hydrodynamic shape allows a perfect swimming, simulating the prey of large predators like Amazon Peacock Bass. A very good option when the Peacock Bass are unwilling to take surface lures.
Inna Pro Tunned
Mid-water bait to fish for large peacock bass in the Amazon. Exceptional rattling with the power to draw up even fish that are away from the cast of the site.
Subsurface bait very efficient for medium and large fish. His erratic swimming, imitating a fish struggling to swim, attracts more distant predators.
Hand-made jigs with the right weight and color combination can be a high productive lure for Monster Peacock Bass. Custom made jigs are offered for sale at $7.00 each on location, all made by our native guides, monster piranhas also love these jigs and they will strip them down to the hook!
You can place your orders early and have them waiting for you on arrivals.
Want more, below list of most productive lures for Peacock Bass:
Yo-Zuri Cristal minnow 5.25” (USA)
Color: Floating and Suspending
1 - C4 Black Silver
2 - C5 Red Head
3 - C24 Blue Tiger
4 - C57 Orange Yellow
Jumping Minnow (USA)
1 – Bone T200
Rapala Xrap Subwalk 150mm (USA)
1 - Olive Green
2 - Red Head
3 – Gold
4 - Clown
1 - Piau 3 pintas
2 - 09
3 – 07
1 - Peacock
2 - Bone
3 – Black Hot Belly
U.S. PEACOCK BASS SELECTION
Topwater -a mixture of around 10 total lures (or similar)
High Roller Lures - Peacock Bass prop lures 5 1/2 – 6 1/2”. All colors.
Luhr Jensen Amazon Ripper 5 1/2”. All available colors are good.
Heddon Super Spook XT 5”. All available colors are good.
Poe’s Timber Turbine 5 1/2” - 6 1/2”. All available colors are good.
Diving minnows and sub surface -a mixture of around 8 total
Offshore Angler Lazer Eye ™. Saltwater Shallow or Jointed Runner 6” Pinfish, Goggle-eye, Mullet.
Yo -Zuri ™ Crystal Minnow Sinking 5 -1/4” Red/White, Blue Tiger, Blue/Pink.
Rapala ™ Saltwater X -Rap 5 -1/2” Silver, Glass Ghost, Bunker.
Bomber Long A 4 1/4—6 1/4” Gold, Silver.
Johnson Silver Minnow 3/4 —1 1/8 oz. Gold, Silver.
Rapala X Rap Sub Walker 3 1/2” - 5/8 oz. Gold, Clown.
Rebel Jumping Minnow 4 1/2” - 1/2 oz. Bone, Bone Chartreuse, Copper, Black & Orange.
Perversa 4” - 3/4 oz. All colors.
Safada 5” - 1/3 oz. All colors.
Jigs -a mixture of around 6 total brand or similar jigs in 1/2 oz. to 5/8 oz. -buck tail or feathered, all colors, with white or yellow underbelly. Flies with 1/2 oz. worm weights also work well as jigs.
1 - Bone
2 - Orange
3 - Red Head
4 - Yellow / Green
Heddon Super Spook XT (USA)
Color: Salt Water Versions
1 - Bone
3 – Redhead Flash
4 – Bunker
Inna Pro Tunned (BR)
1 - Red Head
2 - Silver
3 - Yellow/ Orange
4 – Green
High Roller Riprollers 6.25”1.4oz (USA)
5.25” 1.2oz “easier to work”
1 – Halloween
2 – Clown
3 – Black Orange
4 – Peacock
5 – Perch
6 – Fire Tiger
FLY FISHING TACKLE
Streamers fished on sinking lines seem to be most productive for catching larger-sized fish including peacock bass. Popular streamers include 6-inch (5/0) bi-colored, heavily-dressed buck-tails in red/yellow, olive/white, black/white, and orange/black. Big Deceivers, Bunnies, Saltwater Zonkers, Clousers Minnows, and other flashy baitfish imitations all take fish. All patterns should have generous amounts of matching Flash-a-bou or Crystal Flash. Big saltwater poppers are exciting to fish, but can be extremely exhausting to cast and retrieve for prolonged periods. Gaines saltwater popper in red/yellow and pearl/olive hold up well and are hard to beat in terms of their 'action' in water. 'Sliders' are productive in clear-water situations. Popovic's 'Silicone Mullet' in olive and white is hard to beat.
They should be fast action models, because they load sinking lines more efficiently, and they generally have more 'backbone' than softer models. Bring at least two fly rods, because they often break under the 'jungle stress'. Reels don't need to hold a lot of backing because peacocks don't make long runs, but a smooth strong drag is still essential. It is recommended that you have a 'heavy' fly rod & reel combination: A stiff/fast-action, 9-foot, nine or ten-weight rod (Sage 990-3RPLX) + Scientific Anglers 'System 2- 89'reel.
And recommended 'med-heavy' fly rod & reel combination (for smaller fish): A stiff/fast-action, 9-foot, seven-weight rod (Sage 790 - 3RPLX) + Scientific Anglers 'System 2-78' reel.
They are undoubtedly much more effective than floating lines. A Teeny '300 T-Series/Sink Tip' (this line can be fished on anything from a seven to ten weight rod) is our number one choice, followed by a Scientific 'Uniform Sink V' full sinker. Also bring a floating line for poppers and sliders. A line with drastic weight-forward taper (like Scientific Anglers 'Mastery Saltwater Tarpon') matched to your rod weight will handle the wind-resistant poppers most effectively. A Small Cotton Minnow Seine is a must in order to keep your fly line from tangling in the boat's seats, floorboards, rods etc.
Peacocks are not the least bit leader shy. Most fly anglers use a straight shot (approximately six feet) of 40-50 pound monofilament leader material. Anything lighter will be snapped off like sewing thread when that fifteen pounder runs you into a tree or rock pile. You will go through a lot of leader material, because of the peacock's extremely abrasive teeth. We recommend buying a 1/2-pound spool of Ande 'Tournament' monofilament. If you're trying for a IGFA record, you'll have to follow their leader specifications, visit IGFA regulations and current records.