The fishing and wildlife were outstanding. We consistently landed 30 or so peacock, and many payara, sardinata and corvina per day. Our largest payara was 25 pounds. The sardinata – a golden tarpon-like fish – were great fun. Our largest weighed 15 pounds and was constantly in the air. The wildlife was phenomenal – large storks, parrots, macaws, capybara and many other animals. We saw more wildlife in Bolivia than we have ever seen on any of our other fishing trips.
I recently returned from our Bolivian adventure cast & blast trip—in a word, spectacular! I took five grandsons and two sons—all going to South America for the first time.
The fishing at Caño Negro Lodge was better than any I’ve ever experienced. We caught 11 species, including three payara, and five arapaima. My arapaima was 230 pounds. For those that think arapaima don’t fight, a 230-pound fish in a small river that doesn’t like a hook in its mouth gives you all the fight you want.
In addition to the fishing, I saw three jaguars. A great thrill for me as I had not seen one on seven prior trips to South America.
The hunting at Los Guaduales was just as good. We shot 8000 rounds and, killed about 3000 doves and pigeons. The accommodations were five-star, as was the hospitality.
All in all, on a scale of one to ten, I’d rate the trip a 15!
Rod & Gun is the best!
Bolivia is the best combo trip I know of. I have repeated four times out of maybe 40 trips with Rod & Gun Resources. There is a great variety of fish: peacock bass, payara and many others. The dove/pigeon hunting with Jorge Molina is unequalled. You can shoot as many birds as your shoulder can stand.