We are delighted to share the Bolivia 2024 season fishing reports from the Bolivian jungle lodges Sécure, Pluma and Agua Negra. These three superb, remote lodges offer exciting fishing in the Bolivian Amazon rainforest for dorado, pacú and yatornana. Keep checking back to this page for all the updates from the fishing guides.

Pluma Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 4, June 29 – 6 July

This week saw us host visitors from Italy, England and the USA. We started with catches of around eight and ten pounds due to a drop in water temperature. Many migratory fish featured in those caught. As the temperature began to rise our clients started to catch large resident dorado, along with pacú with fruit imitations.

Pluma Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 3, June 22 – 29 June

We were delighted to host visitors from South Africa and the United States this week. Our week began with plenty of activity, with catches of around 13 to 15lb. The river continues to have more water than usual and we took advantage of the continuous arrival of sábalo which makes the dorado very active throughout the river. We were also able to catch some pacú with insect and fruit imitations.

Pluma Lodge, Bolivia 2024 fishing reports, Aardvark McLeod

Pluma Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 2, 15 – 22 June

We were joined by anglers from Singapore and Colorado for week two of our season. We started with a lot of rain, but that did not prevent us from catching good-sized dorado, with several catches around 14 and 16lb. We were also able to catch two pacú with insect imitations, and a catfish (surubi). With the high river, we took advantage of the continuous arrival of sábalo, which makes the dorado very active.

Pluma Lodge, Bolivia 2024 fishing reports, Aardvark McLeod

Pluma Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 1, June 8 – 15 June

We opened the season with a lot of sábalo arriving in both the Secure and Pluma rivers. The fishing has been very good with many catches, and we’ve observed many dorado hunting in all the fishing beats.

There were also some excellent surface catches. Notably, two dorado weighing 13 and 15lb were caught, as well as two large pacú weighing 16lb. Many migratory dorado weighing 7-8lb were also caught, and we managed to catch yatoranas using fruit imitations. The season opener concluded excellently.

Pluma Lodge, Bolivia 2024 fishing reports, Aardvark McLeod

Secure Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 5, June 28 to July 5

Our fifth week started with a cold front which lasted four days. Fishing activity dropped due to the dropping water temperature and the dorado weren’t sitting in fast water structures. The lower beat was the most productive in the “cachuelas” section, as a good pack of hungry dorado were smashing sabalo against the banks. Both Maniquicito and Ashahana Creeks gave us good chances as well, with feeding frenzies and dorado in shallow waters.

The last two days of the week brought warmer days and the activity started turning on, as we landed four of the biggest fish of the week including an 18lb beauty landed by Michael Domeier.

Secure Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 4, June 21 to 28

This week Sécure Lodge hosted a group of five anglers from different parts of the world: Singapore, the Netherlands, and the USA were part of our week number four.

We began with cooler and higher water due to the rains of the last week. We fished the upper sections as the water conditions improved more quickly there—the dorado started moving near the shores, pushing us to fish shallow waters with floating lines. By midweek with temperatures more regular, fishing activity turned on and we found a good amount of fish in the main river as well as the tributaries.

With clear water conditions, both creeks and the camp were very active throughout the week, giving the anglers many opportunities with good sized dorado and pacú.
Maniquicito Creek gave us the biggest fish of the week, as we landed two 20-pounders in skinny riffles.

The lower section also started fishing well as a medium-sized migratory fish run moved up.
At the end of the week with the air temperature dropping due to a small cold front, the dorado kept moving around and even chasing sábalo in shallow waters, where we hooked up some big fish that won the battle this time.

Secure Lodge, Aardvark McLeod

Secure Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 3, June 14 to 21

On our third week, Sécure Lodge hosted a group of six American anglers coming for the first time.
At the beginning, two days of heavy rains helped the river to rise enough to bring a run of sabalo to the upper part. Dorado were very active during those days, and we had many good-sized fish landed on top water flies such as poppers and GDG.

By midweek—and just for one day—the water turned dirty and the fish felt it, slowing down and resting in deeper areas. Right after, with dropping and clearing water, they came back. Feeding frenzies on the banks almost everywhere gave the anglers the chance to experience one of the most exciting fishing situations: dorado smashing sabalo in 10” of water.

At the end of the week, the rains appeared one more time and the river flooded; this time without sediment so the activity didn’t turn off. We landed many including three of the biggest fish of the week. Tim Becker landed the biggest of the week—a 20lb popper eater—in one of the last casts, right in the home pool before going back home.

Secure Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 2, June 7 to 14

We hosted a group of six anglers, four Canadians coming for their fourth jungle trip, a Bolivian for the third, and one American living his first experience with dorado, on week two of our season here at Secure Lodge.

The week began with very well, and with a run of “mojarras” (small baitfish) the dorado turned very active, with the group landing good-sized fish in the upper and lower sections. Due to the increase of temperatures in both air and water, the pacú also showed up, giving us the chance to strand a good number on the shores.

At the end of the week anglers fished in both creeks, giving us the two biggest fish of the week: a 22lb. dorado and an 18lb pacú.

Secure Lodge, Bolivia 2024 fishing reports, Aardvark McLeod

Secure Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 1, June 1 to 7

Secure Lodge opened the doors to a new 2024 season, receiving a hosted group of seven European anglers.

The week started off with cold water and low air temperature due to a cold front. The fish felt it, slowing down and staying in the deepest areas. Throughout the week conditions improved and the dorado became more active, in both the upper and lower sections. Maniquicito Creek also gave us multiple chances with big dorado, some of them coming up to the surface to take top water flies.

Anglers enjoyed experiening the camp waters, landing good sized dorado and having lot of action. The biggest fish of the week was an 18-pound dorado landed by Keyvan Pirouz.

Secure Lodge, Aardvark McLeod

Agua Negra Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 6, June 28 to July 5

In the sixth week of the season we welcomed four friends who came from the USA (even Alaska!) to live the jungle experience. Jordan, Evan, Andrew, and Peter enjoyed an unforgettable week being able to enjoy all our rivers.

The first few days the weather was still cold, but the temperature rose during the week. Angling chances were very good throughout the week both in the main river and the tributaries, where we had many good opportunities and landed five big pacú and some really good dorado.

The last days of the week brought the highest water temperatures, which activated the fish. It was then that we landed and had the greatest chances of the biggest dorado of the week.

Agua Negra Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 5, June 21 to 28

The fifth week of the season gave us the chance to meet four great fishermen from the United States. Joe, Mike, Kurt, and O.C., who had already fished the previous week in another of our lodges and completed their adventure in the jungle with two camps in the Agua Negra.

The weather was somewhat unstable during the week with some rains and some cold days, but we were still able to spend two nights in our upper camp in the Agua Negra, where we were able to catch three big pacú, some medium-size dorado, and two nice yatorana.

The Chimoro River and the Secure also gave us good chances in the middle of the week, where we also landed two more pacú and several medium dorado as well as some small ones.

Agua Negra Lodge, Bolivia 2024 fishing reports, Aardvark McLeod

Agua Negra Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 4, June 14 to 21

The fourth week was the best of the season so far. Heavy rains increased the level of all the rivers, giving us incredible chances with hunting dorado, pacú, and also some surubi. During the first days of the week the main Sécure River gave us very good catches. Then with the rains, a big flood arrived but the fishing in the Agua Negra and Chimoro River continued to be excellent.

By the end of the week landed several dorado above 20lb, five large pacú, two surubi, and some nice yatoranas.

Agua Negra Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 3, June 7 to 14

The third week of the season, after having had a run of dorado and sábalo the previous days, we had to look for the fish a little more upstream in the tributaries. Again, Agua Negra and Chimoro were the stars of the week.

Spending a night in the Upper Agua Negra, Eduardo and his daughter Mercedes enjoyed our out-camp and had many good chances of dorados and pacú.

The weather was good throughout the week with sunny days and pleasant nights. By the end of the week, we managed to land four big pacú, three dorado over 12lb as well as more than ten small and medium-size dorado, and some yatorana in the Chimoro River.

Agua Negra Lodge, Aardvark McLeod

Agua Negra Lodge – 2024 season fishing reports week 2, June 1 to 7

The second week of the season gave us the chance to fish with four friends from Montana: Jo, Josh, Aron, and Jeff.

At the beginning of the week, we had a great arrival of sábalo and minnows which gave us the chance to fish very good dorados, four large pacú, and several yatoranas following the migration and taking advantage of the dorados feeding.

We were also able to do two camps in the Agua Negra, where the fishing opportunities were very good. There we also managed to catch some very good dorado and even more pacú.

Agua Negra Lodge, Bolivia 2024 fishing reports, Aardvark McLeod

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