Caño Bocón – Colombia

Caño Bocón Giant Peacock Bass Indian Reserve Trip

Trip Summary

Destination Caño Bocón, Puinave Indian Reserve
Country Colombia
Season Dec - March
Trip Type Adventure Jungle and Savannah Fishing
Species Giant Peacock Bass ~ Payara ~ Jatuarana ~Wolfish ~ Surubim ~ Redtail Cats
Description Rustic camp trip on the Caño Bocón River deep in the Colombian Rainforest.
Cost $4600 (all costs are in US dollars)
Duration 10 days with 6 full days fishing


Trip Introduction

Our rustic camp is nestled in the banks of the Caño Bocón River in the shade of jungle trees with close access to some of the best Giant Peacock Bass, Payara and Jatuarana fishing in South America. This is a crystal-clear blackwater fishery that we believe will produce the new World record Peacock Bass!

The water levels drop quickly and the river starts to recede out of the flooded jungle by November. December to end-March is prime time to target these Giant Peacock Bass and other species as the water levels have dropped and the fish are easier to target during this period.

The Fishing

We target many HUGE Peacock Bass here in the high 20lbs+ (camp record 29lbs), Butterfly Peacock Bass to 12lbs, the slash-and-grab Payara/Vampire Fish to 30lbs, acrobatic Bocón/Jatuarána, Surubim Cats and much more.

The blackwaters of the Caño Bócon have perfect acidic pH levels that promote the growth of HUGE Peacock Bass. The river runs through the Puinave Indian Reserve rainforest and savannah land, with beautiful blackwater lagoons and streams. Big, aggressive Peacock Bass inhabit the lagoons and river points, sand bars and banks etc. This is NOT a numbers area, but a prime fishery for specimen-sized giant fish!

There is fantastic top water action to be had targeting Giant Three-Barred/Speckled and Butterfly Peacock Bass using surface prop baits, poppers and stick baits/Super Spooks. There is also excellent subsurface action using minnow baits, bucktail jigs with extended tails and other lures and flies.

Payaras will hit minnowbaits, flies and jigs and often topwater poppers and walking baits. Bocón (this river is named after this great sportfish) or Jatuaránas will hit flies, small poppers and spoons/spinners in the faster currents near steep banks and under trees.

The Accommodation

Our camp is nestled on the banks of the Caño Bocón. Individual separated ‘rooms’ with single beds provide rustic but comfortable accommodation. An eating and ‘chilling’ room is be set apart from the sleeping areas. There are also flushable toilets and showers.

The Kitchen supplies our guests with great hot meals and all beverages including ice cold beer, juices, sodas and mineral water, coffee etc.

Travel Plan

Day 1: TOUR STARTS – arrive at El Dorado International Airport Bogotá, transfer to 4* Courtyard at Marriott Hotel and overnight.

Day 2: Transfer to airport for 13.00h commercial flight to Puerto Inírida. On arrival, transfer to port and onwards by fast boat 4hrs. Set up your gear ready for the following morning’s fishing.

Days 3-8: Fish the Caño Bocón and its many lagoons, beaches, sand bars and structures.

Day 9: early am boat ride back to Puerto Inírida and pm flight back to Bogotá. Transfer to the Courtyard at Marriott Hotel and overnight.


Day 10: Courtesy van to airport and onwards journey home. TOUR ENDS

What Does it Cost?

DURATION 10 days with 6 full days fishing
COST $4600 (all costs are in US dollars)
OCCUPANCY Single anglers, partners, families (with children 9yrs and above), small groups all welcome.
INCLUDED all transfers on arrival in Bogotá, two nights in 4* Courtyard at Marriott Hotel in Bogotá (on arrival and on return), return flights Bogotá/Puerto Inírida, 6 days fishing, 7 nights at camp, three meals a day, snacks, beer and soft drinks, daily laundry.
NOT INCLUDED visas, international and national flights other than above, meals and drinks while in Bogotá, any tips, hard liquor and wine (can be pre-ordered), fishing tackle, lures, jigs etc.

A 50% deposit is required to reserve places when booking. The remaining payment is due 90 days before actual trip starts.

A 15kg weight allowance per person is allowed on the commercial flight but anglers can pay for extra weight (approx. $1/kg over). There is no need to over-pack as there is daily laundry.

A full tackle guide and gear list will be provided once a deposit payment has been received for reservation of trip.

Through our travel agent partners we are able to secure excellent rates for all your international and domestic flights and travel insurance that are not included in our packages. Please ask for Details.

Tips – we suggest $100pp for your guide and $100pp for the remaining camp staff.

Please check that you have had a Yellow Fever Vaccination and bring your Vaccination Certificate with you in case you are required to show it (Yellow Fever Vaccinations are now valid for life). Also inquire with your doctor for any other medications or vaccines needed.



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