Bolivia - Tsimane - Week 5 Fishing Report

Frontiers Clients Score Big on Dorado

Golden dorado is on the top of many anglers lists at the moment. Last year when the world stood still, there were many anglers that had to hold off a little longer on their dream dorado trip. Now that the world is opening back up, we have exciting news from Bolivia. Recently a group of Frontiers clients traveled to Agua Negra Lodge, Bolivia for their dream dorado trip. It did not disappoint and the travel to and from was effortless. See Tsimane's week 5 fishing report including Frontiers clients below!


The fifth week of Agua Negra’s season was fantastic, with perfect weather—not many sunny days and mild weather. The team hiked with guest Jim Minner and his three sons Peter, Paul, and Patrick, on the hunt for large dorado and pacu. At the beginning, we found some very nice feeding frenzies. At the upper section, the fishing was more technical, and we mostly targeted dorado that were quietly placed behind and below rocks. The biggest fish of the week was a nice 30-lb. dorado caught by Jim in a very nice riffle on the Upper Agua Negra.

This week we received nine guests, five from the U.S. and three from Argentina. The weather was great throughout their stay, with a few overcast days at the beginning. 
Fishing was stable all week with more than ten fish over 20-lb. landed, and many more fish over 10-lb. We found success mostly in the lower sections, where we used larger flies and intermediate lines. Three fish were sight cast to and caught in the upper areas. We also had a few opportunities of fishing to fish in a feeding frenzy in the upper Itirizama, which was as low and clear as it gets. 

The fourth week brought guests from Poland and from the United States. The week showcased the unique, different sides of the jungle, including visual contacts with jochi, tapir, honey badgers, and even a jaguar — the most iconic specie of the Amazon Forest. 
The fishing increased during the week, only getting better from the beginning and giving the best opportunities in the last two days on the classic bits of water. Fishing held a high level through all the week in the upper sections; the headwaters gave us a many dorado of varying size, including a 20-lb. fish caught in an amazing feeding frenzy situation on only 10 inches of tail out. 

If you are interested in a golden dorado trip of a lifetime. Contact Frontiers Bolivia Destination Specialist, Tom Gilliland.

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