Bass Fishing - Yanna
aboard the Yanna, a 100-foot long, three-tiered luxury yacht that
has catered to visiting peacock bass anglers from throughout the
globe for the past three Amazon fishing seasons. The Yanna offers
the perfect option for those that desire to have daily mobility
in their pursuit of trophy peacock bass in Brazil, yet have the
comforts of a deluxe lodge. Rather than operate out of a fixed based
camp, the Yanna and its experienced guides spend five* fishing days
probing the Rio Negro, Rio Madeira and their tributaries with you
in search of the most productive fishing locations. With some of
Brazil's most experienced guides to show you the prime fishing waters,
American made Tracker bass boats to whisk you to these locations,
delightful meals and a professional staff, consider the Yanna for
your next Amazon angling adventure.
8 total days / 7 nights / 6 1/2* days of fishing
Price for 2003 Season:
$3,495 per angler, plus airfare to Manaus, Brazil.
The Yanna requires a $1,000 deposit, per angler, due within 10 days
of booking your fishing adventure. Final payment is due 60 days
prior to arrival date. A reservation is only confirmed when deposits
in the Yanna Package:
Airfare to Manaus, Brazil; gratuities to lodge staff and hotel porters;
meals the meal the final evening in Manaus; international departure
Anglers must first fly to Miami from their home city. Following
an overnight flight from Miami to Manaus, Brazil, you will be met
by our representatives and then take a charter flight directly to
the Yanna, or board the yacht for some shut-eye, orientation and
tackle preparation as the boat travels to the fishing destination.
Our office will stay in close touch with you, answering any questions
you might have until the day you leave. You will be escorted from
the moment you land in Manaus until the moment you are put back
on the plane to return to the states.
Yanna fishing Season:
October through March, timed to coincide with the dry season both
north and south of the equator. The Brazilian Amazon offers two
distinct fishing seasons, coinciding with the dry seasons north
and south of the equator. On the Rio Negro and its tributares north
of Manaus, prime time is between December and April. From August
through November, the Yanna heads south to the Rio Madeira and its
tributaries. Despite our best efforts to schedule anglers during
optimal fishing conditions, unexpected "dry season" rains
can play havoc with the fishery.
of the Yanna:
Openings on the Yanna:
As the booking calendar changes on almost a daily basis, please
contact our office for current availability on your specific travel
Predominant Language Spoken on the Yanna:
Portuguese is the official language of Brazil. Some of the guides
can converse in Spanish and know a few basic English words, especially
as they pertain to fishing. It is wise to learn a few Spanish phrases
before undertaking a trip of this nature. Anglers booking this trip
will be sent a Field Guide, which will contain a basic English-Spanish
translator. An English-speaking host will always be on board the
aboard the Yanna:
The Yanna offers eight air-conditioned bedrooms, each with private
shower and bathroom. These rooms are small, however with the limited
time you will be actually spend in these rooms, this does not pose
a problem. The rooms are immaculately clean and are as roomy as
any house boat fishing operation in the Amazon. The second deck
houses the dining and bar areas, where you will enjoy excellent
meals. The top deck is an observatory for unwinding after a long
day on the water. Two anglers share a room.
aboard the Yanna:
The cook prepares a variety of dishes, ranging from fish to steak
and pasta. Fresh baked breads are available daily. Breakfasts consists
of eggs, pancakes and cereal, in addition to an assortment of fresh
fruits and juices. Box lunches are served on the water so as to
not cut into valuable fishing time. Dinner offers a sampling of
local Brazilian dishes, interspersed with more traditional American
meals. Wine is served with dinner. The Yanna offers an open bar
with local beverages.
the Amazon Yanna:
Keep in mind that, for the most part, this is a trophy fishery and
visiting anglers usually come prepared with heavy tackle and large
lures and flies to battle the trophy peacocks. Anglers are paired
two to a boat with an experienced Brazilian guide. You will fish
from American made bass boats. The boats have fuel-efficient, quite
four-stroke outboards, trolling motors, swivel seats and coolers.
Most of the fishing will take place in lagoons and backwater bays
off the Rio Negro and Rio Madeira, but main river structures can
also yield trophy-class fish. One of the most exciting aspects of
fishing for peacock bass is their propensity for attacking surface
lures. Peacock bass fishing is very similar to largemouth bass fishing
in the states. Both species ambush prey from cover and structure.
Cast topwater plugs, jerkbaits, flies or jigs to stumps, shoreline
blowdowns, rockpiles, lagoons, creek mouths and sandbars.
If you desire
to fly fish, the most successful flies are larger profiled patterns
- all tied on 3-0 and 4-0 quality saltwater hooks - such as Dahlberg-style
divers, large profiles baitfish patterns, High-Tie, Clouser minnows
or variations of Lefty's Deceivers. These should be tied in a diversity
of colors. You will be sent a detailed packing list, as well as
an updated version of our "A Field Guide to the Peacock Bass"
for the non-angler aboard the Yanna:
Although this operation is geared first, and foremost, to the peacock
bass angler, the vast Amazon watershed offers a variety of unique
ecotour options for the non-angling guest. Non-angling guests can
pair up with Yanna guide, in many cases an English speaking guide,
and be taken to local Indian villages, as well as view the many
types of plants, birds and animals unique to the Amazon.
in the Amazon aboard the Yanna:
Temperatures typically range from 75 at night to as much as 95 degrees
during the day. Anglers should be prepared to fish under the equatorial
sun and consider long sleeve shirts and pants made of a tropical
weight material. Wide brim hats are also beneficial. The use of
sunscreen and lip balm is an absolute necessity. Although we fish
during the dry season, downpours do occur, so don't forget to pack
a lightweight rainsuit.
Upon receipt of deposits, you will receive packing lists, trip cancellation
insurance application and a 35-page Field Guide that will help you
with every aspect of this trip. Refer to PeacockBassOnline.com for
more details about peacock bass fishing.
and Travel Insurance Recommendation:
A fishing expedition will certainly offer you an exciting and rewarding
experience. Unfortunately, however, one undertaking such an angling
adventure must face the possibility that you or your fishing companion
might be forced to cancel your trip at the last moment due to illness,
injury or other emergency or sustain an unfortunate injury and require
medical services or worse, medical evacuation during your trip.
Trip cancellation and travel insurance can help protect you and
your travel companions from these unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances.
We will send you the application forms from Travelex, a major, reliable
insurer of traveling anglers. Typically, the cost of an extensive
program is less than $65 per $1,000 of coverage. It is wise to always
consult with your personal health insurance provider before undertaking
any type of travel to determine what is covered in the event of
injury or illness during your travels.
Wednesday Fly from your home city to Miami, connecting with LAB
Airlines overnight flight to Manaus, Brazil.
Thursday : Early A.M. arrival in Manaus; You will then board the
Yanna and travel all day to the fishing grounds or board a
Friday -Wednesday Full days of fishing.
Thursday: Charter back to Manaus .
Friday Very early international flight to Miami. Connection to your