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Tsimane - Agua Negra Lodge

National Park and Indigenous Territory Bolivia; fly fishing for Golden Dorado.

Tsimane is located within a National Park and Indigenous Territory where the Amazon Jungle meets the Andes in Bolivia. The landscape is incredible, and its rivers are streams of clear water running through the jungles and the mountains with wading and sight-casting-friendly banks. Freshwater golden dorado are the target, and Agua Negra Lodge blends the best aspects of fly fishing: sight-casting, freestone wet wading, light fly tackle, and stalking four tenacious game fish species reaching significant sizes. The location also has great pirapitinga, yatorana, and surubi fishing.

Fishing

For six full days, you fish the waters of Agua Negra and its tributaries, including the tiny and prolific Chimoro Jungle Creek. The Agua Negra is a smaller tributary of the Secure River and also includes a remote out-camp on the headwaters where you can overnight camp during your stay.

Accommodation

The Agua Negra Lodge experience is based from one comfortable jungle lodge. It offers safari-style double occupancy tent cabins on elevated wooden platforms. Each tent offers spring beds, private bathroom with flush toilet, hot water, and electric light.

Gear

As a general rule, 7 to 9 weight rods rigged with tropical grade floating/sinking lines. Wet wading is the standard. A complete list of gear will be sent upon trip confirmation. Frontiers can provide expert advice on finding the right gear for your trip.

Trip Specifics

Agua Negra Lodge is best accessed from Miami, Florida, via Aero Boliviano. Guests will fly into Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Included are 7 nights /6 days of fishing with two overnights at a 4-star hotel. You’ll take a charter flight from Santa Cruz to the lodge and return. The lodge generator and battery system offer 110/220 power. It is necessary to bring a converter for your electrical devices. 99% of the fishing is done by wet wading or fishing from the banks of the rivers. Temps; 65º F to 95º F.

Rates

Season: June - October
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing: $5,800 pp.
Inclusions: All meals and double accommodations, round trip charter flights, two hotel nights, six days of guided fishing.
Exclusions: Commercial airfare, national park, and Indian land use fees ($570).Bolivian Visa ($160),

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News

Tsimane 2021 Fishing Report - Week 16

Agua Negra Lodge - Week 16

This week’s weather at Agua Negra was quite good for the first three days of the week, and the fishing matched right along, with excellent conditions producing excellent fishing. Large dorado were landed in all sections — the Chimoro, the Agua Negra, and the main Sécure River — and we were able to sight fish to pacú as well. By the ...

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Tsimane Fishing Report - Week 15

Tsimane 2021 Fishing Report - Week 15

Secure - Week 15

This past week at Sécure Lodge was headlined by a great group of people, forming a kind of brotherhood lead by our friends Garrison and Corinne Doctor, who own RepYourWater. Highlighting this very fun week were many highlights and stories, long after ...

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Tsimane Fishing Report 2021 - Week 5-7

Agua Negra - Week 4

The fifth week of Agua Negra’s season was fantastic, with perfect weather — not many sunny days but mild weather. The team hiked with guest Jim 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 ...

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Tsimane Fishing Report 2021 - Week 5-7

Agua Negra - Week 4

The fifth week of Agua Negra’s season was fantastic, with perfect weather — not many sunny days but mild weather. The team hiked with guest Jim 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 ...

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Tsimane 2021 Fishing Report - Week Four

Secure Lodge - Week 4

We hosted a group of 6 anglers coming from the United States in our third week. The week began with a high flood due to rains in the mountains but after that the river dropped to its regular level along the week. Water temperature were cold, but despite that, the Dorado were active in the lower and upper section. We got many Dorado and also ...

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Tsimane Lodges Fishing Report - 22nd to 29th May 2021

Pluma Lodge - 22nd to 29th May 2021 - Week 2

In the second week of our season we received a group of fellow anglers from The Fly Shop hosted by Mike itself, who’s been with us many times before.

The first day of fishing was incredible with multiple dorado landed and the biggest one (18 lb) caught by John.

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