Giant Amazon Rio Negro Peacock Bass

It’s well known that the Rio Negro in Brazil produces the biggest Speckled Peacock Bass having produced the last two world records. We’ve traveled there twice with Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures to tackle these bruisers!

We’ll cover how to fish for and land them in further articles on AmazonFishing.net. Here is just an article to feature some of the big Peacock Bass we’ve already caught from the Rio Negro and tributaries! These were caught during a trip in late February, early March in 2012 during an unexpected high water period when the water in the Amazon was up 9 to 10 feet above where it has been on other trips to the mighty river causing flooding back into the jungle!

Dan Kimmel with a 16 1/2 pound Speckled Peacock Bass caught from the Rio Negro on a woodchopper topwater while being guided by Aligator in February 2012
Dan Kimmel with a 16 1/2 pound Speckled Peacock Bass caught from the Rio Negro on a woodchopper topwater while being guided by Aligator in February 2012

 

Michael Kinchen landed this beautiful 19 pound peacock bass on a jerkbait out of the Rio Negro in Brazil on February 29, 2012
Michael Kinchen landed this beautiful 19 pound peacock bass on a jerkbait out of the Rio Negro in Brazil on February 29, 2012

 

Gene with a 2012 Rio Negro 20 pounder caught while fishing with the awesome guide G!
Gene with a 2012 Rio Negro 20 pounder caught while fishing with the awesome guide G!

 

Ken was fishing with Gene and guide G when he landed this awesome 21 pound spawning Speckled Peacock Bass from the Rio Negro!
Ken was fishing with Gene and guide G when he landed this awesome 21 pound spawning Speckled Peacock Bass from the Rio Negro!

 

Ken with another big peacock bass caught will fishing with Gene and Guide G on the Rio Negro!
Ken with another big peacock bass caught will fishing with Gene and Guide G on the Rio Negro!

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