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We are excited to inform you about this new fishing operation “Las Lagunas” in the jungles of Colombia, owned and operated by Erik Von Sneidern and his lovely wife Ana Maria. This new operation is very close to where Erik’s father Kjell Von Sneidern established the first world record for Peacock Bass back in the 70’s from his floating fishing lodge “Arc of Orinoco,” pictured here.
Erik has recaptured his father’s legacy of offering some of the best trophy Peacock Bass fishing available anywhere today. Colombia, home of the original world record Peacock Bass was “THE” destination long before Brazil’s Rio Negro was developed. So now in the words of the infamous Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I’m back!!”
Tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year for tourism, business, university studies, and volunteer work. Security in Colombia has improved significantly in recent years, including in tourist and business travel destinations such as Bogota, Cartagena, Barranquilla, Medellin and Cali.
Long synonymous with cocaine cartels, kidnapping and corruption, the last two decades have seen Colombia evolve from a failed Narco State into one of Latin America’s brightest stars. Today no Visa’s are required for United States and Canadian citizens visiting Colombia for less than 90 days; a valid passport is required.
We’re happy to share some photos and information with you on a brand new destination opened in March 2017. We are most fortunate to have the opportunity to be involved from the start. It’s Peacock Bass fishing in Colombia, South America. Wes was a member of the first group of fishing guests to fish here March 16-22, 2017. The fishing is world class.
We fish here during the months of November, December, January, February, March and April. The normal trip is a 7 day, 6 night trip that includes at least 3 full days of fishing. Travelers using Delta Airlines round trip from Atlanta will have a schedule similar to this: Day 1 – Arrive in Bogota at 9:30 p.m. Our staff will meet you and take you to your hotel to overnight. Day -2 You will be taken back to the airport to catch your 90 minute jet flight on Satena Airways to Puerto Inirida. Once in Inirida Eric will meet you and transfer you down to the Inirida River. You normally have breakfast here at a small floating restaurant. After breakfast you board a water taxi boat equipped with a 200 horsepower Yamaha engine and make the one hour and 20 minute trip to camp. When you arrive in camp you will settle in, stow your gear, rig your fishing rods, have lunch, and take a nap or go fishing immediately!! We have 3 types of Peacock Bass here you will be fishing for; the 3 Barred, Butterfly and Orinoco as well as the Payara or Vampire Fish. Days 3, 4 & 5 – Fish. Day 6 – Fish approximately 3 hours that morning. You will depart camp at approximately 10:00 a.m. to go back to Inirida and catch your flight back to Bogota, overnighting in Bogota, and flying back to Atlanta the next morning.
Erik has arranged exclusive fishing rights to miles of rivers, lakes and back waters with several local Indian tribes allowing our guests to experience prime un-pressured waters to fish every day. The big Peacock Bass often average 15 pounds with some huge 20-plus pounders being caught with every group. Our package rates are the best in the industry.
Come experience lots of action for unbelievably hard fighting, strong Peacock Bass. On our trip March 16-22, 2017 two of us caught 58 Peacock Bass with a better than 10 pound overall average, and Wes’ two largest fish weighed on digital scales at 20 lbs. 7 oz. and 22 lbs. 10 oz., taking second place to another guest weighing a fish at 24 lbs. 3 oz.!! All of these fish were released as we practice a strict catch and release program. Look for us to break the IGFA World Record of 28 lbs. soon!!