20 Years of Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Experience.
Join us on a fishing trip of a lifetime. We offer the best price and experience found in the Amazon.
Memorable fishing adventures
After Fishing socializing
Full lodging comfort
Best Equipped boats
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Claudia and I would like to thank you and the crew of the Kalua for an outstanding week of fishing and fun on Rio Negro. We had an excellent time and the food, drinks and service level you and the crew provided was extraordinary
We will be back to catch even bigger Piraiba and Pirarara with you in the future. Please don’t forget to keep me updated on special catfish offers an the best time and places to go and I will try to gather a couple of friends to come along
Carsten and Claudia
More About The Amazon Hawghunter
My passion for fishing started about the time I was able to walk. In 1988 I moved my family to South Florida, and this is where my Bass career all started. First I joined a local Bass club then another one called “Hawghunters.” This is where I became known as “The Hawghunter.”
I first started offering guided fishing tours in 1991 in the Florida Everglades part time. Then as fate would have it, it turned into a full time business and I founded Hawghunter Guide Service in 1993. Since then, I have been featured in several National TV Shows & Magazine’s for spectacular guided fishing trips and trophy fishing in Florida.
Then in 1996 I took a big interest in Florida Peacock Bass fishing. After seeing what strong fighter these species are, I decided to broaden my horizons by offering trip to my clients to “THE AMAZON” for the monster 20 LB.
Peacock Bass. Also this enabled me to study the habit and feeding frenzy and structure which help my guiding business.
Since 2000, I have been hosting trips to the jungles of The Amazon in search of the Tucunaré (Peacock Bass) If you’re looking for the best in AMAZON guided fishing trips, look no further! My success is proven by my honesty & large return-customer base. You be the judge!
The Kalua I or II houseboat won the EXCLUSIVE RIGHT to fish the Jurubaxi River between Barcelos and Santa Izabel do Rio Negro for the next five fishing seasons. Till 2022/23.
Kalua Rio Jurubaxi (Exclusive Fishing) $5,995.00
This river is parallel to the Rio Marié that today is considered the most viable area to beat a record. The Jurubaxi, because it is a reserve, has lakes still unexplored and with an average of larger fish. The FOIRN has this data but does not pass through the implementation of the inspection posts in order to avoid conflicts of interest.
In summary, the Jurubaxi has lakes with large specimens of tucunaré açu ( Peacock Bass) with dimensions of records.
The fact that we have exclusivity and only our operation can access the whole river that has an average of 300 km of extension, increase that potential.
This is a Big Fish River, if you’re looking for “Quality” you’ve come to the right river, to increase your odds of 20 LB. Monster Peacock Bass. This is not a river where some outfitters boost more numbers, but smaller peacock bass.
Kalua II Boat Hotel
The Kalua II is a hotel boat providing full lodging comfort as well as all the required infrastructure to take you to prime, almost untouched fishing hotspots along the rivers of the Amazon.
With a mere 75 cm draft, the Kalua II is able to navigate to places that are out of reach to other boats which increases your chances of hooking into trophy–sized giant Açu Amazon Peacock Bass.
Aboard the Kalua II there are four fully equipped air conditioned double suites with bathroom and shower.
Beds are 2.1 by 1 meters and a 2,1 meter deck to roof height caters to oversized sportfishing guests with headroom to spare.
Bookings are based on a minimum of 1 fisherman per suite (for a party of 4) and a maximum of 2 fisherman per suite. (for a party of 8).
The boat also has an air conditioned lounge with Bar, TV , music and DVD ; tables , chairs and sofas are perfectly geared for after fishing socializing.
The boat is equipped with 2 generators and an MWM 114 HP powerplant.
Visit the Xingu Village
Mato Grosso / Multi Species – Xingu River
PACKAGE PRICE (2019 – 2020 Rates)
10 days / 9 nights / 6 days fishing
$4,995 per person (double occupancy) plus international airfare to Sinop, Brazil.
Anglers fish two to three per boat with experienced guides. Target species are large catfish, peacock bass, corvena (freshwater drum), bicuda, payara and giant wolfish.
Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 60’s or even the 50’s in the evening. So no need for AC in the village.
itinerary (the adventure)
Kalua Rio Jurubaxi (Exclusive Fishing)
This river is parallel to the Rio Marié that today is considered the most viable area to beat a record. The Jurubaxi, because it is a reserve, has lakes still unexplored and with an average of larger fish. The foirn has these data but does not pass through the implementation of the inspection posts in order to avoid conflicts of interest.
In summary, the Jurubaxi has lakes with large specimens of tucunaré açu ( Peacock Bass) with dimensions of records. The fact that we have exclusivity and only our operation can access the whole river that has an average of 300 km of extension, increase that potential.
Fishing for Peacock Bass on the Rio Negro and its tributaries is excellent , especially for the Açu giants that can weigh upwards of 13 kgs (30lbs). It is also possible to fish for giant catfish such as the Pirarara, Piraiba/Filhotes ( 2 distinct species) which inhabit the Rio Negro and its tributaries.
Apart from these exotic gamefish, you will also see caymans , Blue Araras, Monkeys , Nutrias, freshwater dolphins and other fauna that inhabits the region.
Kalua II´s unique 75cm shallow draft , allows for navigation into the headwaters of many of the exuberant Rio Negro tributaries that suffer little or no fishing pressure such as the Jauaperi, Caurés, Kalua II, Aracá, Itu, Arirarrá, Padauiri, Preto, Atauí, Uneuixi and Urubaxi.
Boarding and landing from the Kalua I and Kalua II vessels takes place in Barcelos and may sometimes take place from the port of Santa Izabel do Rio Negro.
Our tour package lasts 07(seven) days with 06(six) actual days dedicated to fishing. The Manaus/Barcelos/Manaus transfer is by air and will always be included in the package price.
The package begins on the arrival of the sportfishermen at the Eduardo Gomes International airport terminal in Manaus. From there, guests are transferred for an overnight stay to a 4 or 5 star hotel in the city (Tropical or Quality Hotel). On the following day , a Saturday, we will collect you for transfer to the airport’s Terminal 2 for a one hour flight to Barcelos.
The trip ends on the following Saturday with a flight back to the Manaus International airport or to a hotel as per visitor´s choice.
The fishing season commences in September and ends around March of the following year.
The package duration commences upon arrival in Manaus on the Friday prior to departure for Barcelos. This transfer is included in the package.
All members without exception will be collected on the following day, Saturday, at a pre-arranged time for transfer to the Manus Airport, Eduardinho Terminal on a one-hour flight to the town of Barcelos-Amazon. The package ends on the following Sunday on the Group’s arrival in Manaus and their respective transfer from Eduardinho Terminal to either Eduardo Gomes International Airport or to any particular hotel.