Caño Negro Lodge – Peacock Bass & Payara Fishing
Location: Bolivia

The Locale:

Bolivia has a distinct habit of becoming a favorite Stafford Adventures for so many reasons. This is an astonishingly diverse country in every sense of the word. Located in the heart of South America, Bolivian culture is strengthened by its deep multi-ethnic indigenous roots. Bolivia’s tropical Eastern half is covered in vast valleys and plains, rolling hills and lush rainforest. It boasts over 40% of all the Earth’s known wildlife and endangered species. Bolivia’s rugged Western half boasts the Andes Mountains and highlands, ripe with beauty and colorful Andean cultures.




Cano Negro Lodge Caño Negro Lodge is spotless and comfy, with expansive, air-conditioned guestrooms with private baths, a well-furnished dining room and an adjacent lounge and bar with a picturesque view of the immense, live lagoons fed by springs and the Rio Negro. The hotel is proud of its distinctive and International Cuisine. Vegetarian or meat lovers will find dishes and drinks. The comfortable salon offers enough space for guests in a fresh and ventilated atmosphere.

The Experience:

The Caño Negro Lodge offers countless possible combinations of angling adventure in remote, previously unfished areas of north eastern Bolivia. Choose between lagoon or river fishing environments, perfect for bait casting, spin casting, and fly-fishing. You’ll battle the mighty saber-tooth payara–the South American river tiger–that range from five to twenty-five pounds and can possibly exceed 50 pounds. Expect ten to fifteen tangles a day with these big payara. You’ll also encounter the biggest concentrations of peacock bass found anywhere. The peacocks average three to twelve pounds with amazing daily catch numbers. It’s not uncommon for you to land between fifty and a hundred explosive peacocks a day. Other exceptional game fish include dazzling yatoranas, muturos, surubi, and strapping thirty-pound pacu.