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Golden Dorado - Bolivia


Tsimane Pluma Lodge, Bolivia



July 25th - August 1st, 2020



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Tsimane Fishing Experience



Tsimane experience will have you fishing in the most remote rivers in the world for one of the wildest fish in the world: The Golden Dorado. This mountain system of Bolivia is the only place in the world where the Amazonian basin Dorado lives. That population of fish moved from the Parana River basin to the Amazonian one before the glacial era through a rare geological phenomenon, and kept stocked in the headwaters of those Bolivian Rivers. No civilization has influenced these Dorados for eons.

 

We still don’t know if they became new species, but one thing is sure: they are the wildest version of the wildest fish on the planet. The wildernesses of the fish and the environment where they live are the main reasons that make Tsimane the best Dorado fishery ever. Small crystal clear mountain rivers stocked with surprisingly big fish. Tsimane’s waters allow us to fish wading, sight casting, and using fine fly-fishing techniques, something pretty unusual in the jungle environment. Plus, the interaction with the native’s culture and the beautiful landscape create a whole experience that will surely become one of your lifetime unforgettable journeys.

Our guides and the team at Untamed Angling have worked closely to bring you a unique jungle fishing experience. Tsimane opens the possibility to fly-fish for huge Dorados in small mountain rivers with clear waters surrounded by a virgin rainforest. Although the fish population remains completely untouched and at certain moments the fishing bursts into endless hunts, one has to be prepared for more technical situations in which Dorados appear more selective. Sight fishing in clear shallow waters takes an accurate cast and a silent approach. Surface fly-fishing during these hunts requires good speed and reflex. 



Fishing takes place during the dry season, from May up to and including October, a period in which the most astonishing migration of Sabalos and Dorados in South America takes place. These fish arrive by millions every year seeking to spot the breeding places where they spawn, from December to January. In addition to Dorados, large Pacus and Yatoranas can be caught, and also occasionally striped Surubis and a rare variety of Dorado endemic to the Amazon basin. In order to provide a high-level program in such a remote and geographically complex area we have designed a fishing program for our guests to get the most out of their Tsimane experience.

Based out of the comforts of the main Pluma Lodge and the chance of doing headwaters out-camps, anglers have access to three different rivers, each different and unique: the Pluma River, Itirizama River, and the lower Sécure River. This broad variety of waters and pools allow groups to fish fresh water every day, and rarely, if ever, repeat the same fishing beat. The water types very from deep pools to rugged terraced pocket water.

The Pluma River is a moderately sized crystal clear freestone river, with an incredibly rich and beautiful topography. It runs from south to north, parallel to the Mosetenes Mountain Range, and is therefore slightly broader and more open than some of the other rivers we fish at Tsimane. The Pluma is easier to wade due to its wide banks, mostly composed of round smooth gravel and rock. Further upstream, it does get steeper and more rugged. This river is home to all four of them main species we target in Tsimane: Dorado, pirapitinga, yatorana and surubí. Omnivorous species such as yatoranas and pirapitingas are more and more frequent in the high sectors; the super- aggressive, carnivorous dorados are the dominant kings of the low sector.


The high sector of the Pluma River is home to large number of resident dorados. These powerful fish are seen holding in most of the pools and pocket water, and are caught by sight casting using surface flies such as Titanic Slider, Poppers, Divers or using mice imitations (an exclusive bite for Salminus). The further upstream one goes, the more pirapitingas and bigger yatoranas are seen. This high sector of the Pluma has the type of water in Tsimane that gives anglers more chances to get a Grand Slam or Super Gland Slam, landing all of the primary Tsimane species. As an added bonus, we sometimes find paleta, an extremely rare and beautiful species of catfish.

The Lower Pluma sector features a wide variety of water types. There are steep dropoffs, long runs, sand-covered flats, islands with braided channels, and deep pools. Dorados are the undisputed kings in this section of river; however, very large pirapitingas can be caught fishing the deep pools, which are natural food traps. These fish are often seen slurping nuts and fruit from the river’s surface.

The Pluma Lodge



The Pluma lodge features double rooms with private bathrooms, comfortable beds, hot water, electricity (generated from a nearby solar panel system), free wi-fi and free laundry. International cuisine paired with great Argentinean / Chilean / Bolivian varietals are served as well in a well-fashioned living and dining area. Oh, there's also an inclusive bar with spirits and beer waiting for you after each day.


The lodge is modeled after a very comfortable jungle lodge design, built entirely from sustainable wood cut from the nearby jungle.


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July 25th - August 1st, 2020

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The Pluma Lodge experience is a perfect mix between the small crystal clear streams and the lower sections plenty of big migratory fish. It’s where you can try all the styles, even a spey rod. From a popper in a feeding frenzy to a sight cast in a pocket, Pluma lodge offers the whole Tsimane experience.

It is the most productive Golden Dorado fishery, has an abundance of water variety, excellent seasonal feeding frenzies and takes place on the extraordinary river fo Tsimane (The Itirisama). Based out of the comforts of the main Pluma Lodge and the chance of doing headwaters out-camps, anglers have access to three different rivers, each different and unique: the Pluma River, Itirizama River, and the lower Sécure River. This broad variety of waters and pools allow groups to fish fresh water every day, and rarely, if ever, repeat the same fishing beat. The water types very from deep pools to rugged terraced pocket water.

 
Included in the trips:

• Lodging at the Pluma Lodge
• All inclusive meals, beverages and spirits at the lodge.
• Fully guided fishing with our guides and Untamed Anglers guides.

Not Included in the trips:

• Airfare to and from your home town 
• Fishing license and tackle
• Gratuities


Can't make our Hosted Trip dates? Mad River Outfitters serves as a full booking agent and outfitter for Tsimane Pluma Lodge with Untamed Angling. Let us put together a trip for you!

Amazonian Golden Dorado will change the way you fly fish.


Tsimane opens the possibility to fly-fish for huge Dorados in small mountain rivers with clear waters surrounded by a virgin rainforest. Although the fish population remains completely untouched and at certain moments the fishing bursts into endless hunts, one has to be prepared for more technical situations in which Dorados appear more selective. Sight fishing in clear shallow waters takes an accurate cast and a silent approach. Surface fly-fishing during these hunts requires good speed and reflex.

Fishing takes place during the dry season, from May up to and including October, a period in which the most astonishing migration of Sabalos and Dorados in South America takes place. These fish arrive by millions every year seeking to spot the breeding places where they spawn, from December to January. In addition to Dorados, large Pacus and Yatoranas can be caught, and also occasionally striped Surubis and a rare variety of Dorado endemic to the Amazon basin.

Our hosted trip to the Tsimane Pluma Lodge in Bolivia will offer you full access to the most remote areas of the Amazon, wading through pristine rivers and fishing for some of the most wild fish in the world.

Mad River Outfitters

Tsimane Pluma Lodge

Bolivian Golden Dorado

hosted by Pat Kelly

 

July 25th - August 1st, 2020  

 

$8,270 per angler

Includes all meals, lodging and six days of guided fishing.

 

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Additional Information

Indian Association and National Park Fee is $670.00.

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