KALUA LODGE :
Welcome to our very special Peacock Bass fanatic’s place in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon.
The « Kalua Lodge » is located on the shore of the Rio Negro approximately at 4 km from the city of Barcelos a small Amazonian town. With our historical partners of “Barco Hotel Kalua”, we have set up this special program to allow as many anglers as possible to enjoy the fishing of giants “Tucunarés” (Cichla Temensis) at an affordable price and still offering a great service and standing, great guiding and very good fishing locations.
From the Lodge you will have access to the biggest fresh water archipelago in the world on the Rio Negro itself; The quality of the fishery there as largely improved since the banned of the professional fishing and some real monsters can be caught out the Rio Negro’s waters (both Peacock Bass and Catfishes).
But you will also head up to famous tributaries like the Rio Araca, Rio Demeni or Rio Cuiuni.
An overnight in the wilderness will be organised for one or two nights during your week (depending of the conditions of the moment) on one of this rivers, and some days you will fish the lower stretches and lagoons and head back to the Lodge at the end of the day. Any time you will be supported by local professional guides who know all about the rainforest, the fauna and the flora, and you surely will enjoy this fantastic experience.
Food at the Lodge is good and with a lot of choice of different meals so you can always choose between, fish, meat, vegetables, pastas, fruits and much more. The rooms are clean large and comfortable, all with air conditioning, and with private showers and toilets with flushing water.
The drinks are all included, water, juices, sodas, beers, caïpirinhas (local cocktail made with rum, sugar cane syrup and lime with crushed ice).
Every morning after breakfast (around 6.30/7.00 am) you will leave the Lodge with your fishing boat and guide (boats are 6m long with 25 hp 2 stroke Mercury engines and they all have back electric engines; coolers for the drinks and lunch food, life vest. Your guides are passionate anglers as well and they want you to catch the big one, so they will give you long days (approximately 10/11 hours) on /the water, so even f he decides to make a long run of 1h30 to reach a good spot he knows, you will still have around 8/9 hours of effective fishing to do. During the week an expedition will be done for 3 days and 2 nights to a head water, you’ll be sleeping in hammocks on a small mothership and will experience a real adventure deep into the Amazon rain forest along with great fishing!
Most of the fishing for Peacock Bass is done by using top water lures like stick baits, propellers baits sometime poppers, but also using twichtbaits which runs just under the surface to max 1m deep, or bucktail jigs and even conventional wobblers sometimes. Fly fisherman can do very well using bucktail or flashabu streamers as well.