Tsimane Lodge and its three unique programs are located in the heart of Bolivia. This fishing destination is the ultimate off the grid experience, combining an incredibly unique and wild fishery in a pristine Amazon environment. Tsimane Lodge works hand inhand with the indigenous culture on each of its expeditions into the jungle. Each of the three fishing programs offers unparalled access to Golden Dorado. On this epic trip you can expect to wade clear freestone rivers and site cast to giant Golden Dorado. Fishing Specifics/ Target Species:Tsimane is the most well known jungle experience for giant golden dorado in the world. Along with golden dorado you can expect to have chances at Pacu. If a Golden Dorado are best described as fresh water tarpon andthe ultimate game fish, the Pacu is best described as a Permit. Fishing tactics will vary depending on which of the three programs of choice.
Golden Dorado are a migratory fish that run upstream to Tsimane’s waters to spawn in April and then run back downstream by December. Dorado follow schools of sabalo (baitfish making up 60% of the river biomass) up the river system. May to October is the dry season in the Amazon which creates stable water conditions as well as crystal clear water in the freestone rivers. Often times feeding frenzies can occur when giant schools of Golden Dorado push baitfish together and feast on them.
The Agua Negra Program
Famous for site casting to giant dorados in the shallow headwaters. On the Agua Negra program you will be fishing the Agua Negra, a tributary to the Secure river.Longer leaders and more delicate presentations are needed for this style of Dorado fishing
The Secure Program
Focuses on fishing the Secure river headwaters. This style of fishing is done in area of rapids and rocks holding big dorado. Upstream of the rapid stretch you will explore two additional tributaries, the Maniquisito and Ashahana. This program also had the unique change of catching pacu, another incredible game fish.
The Pluma Program
The perfect mix between small crystal clear streams and the lower sections of large migratory fish. This program offers the most diverse styles of fishing, from site fishing in pocket waterto fishing a popper or giant streamer.