We encourage you to bring your own tackle if you have it. If you do not have it or do not wish to bring it, the outfitter provides level-wind baitcasting rods, reels, line and lures.


If you bring your own gear, take medium-heavy to heavy largemouth bass tackle, with long-handled 6- to 7-foot rods and good-quality reels of at least 100 yards capacity with high-speed retrieve ratios. Use rods with a firm-action tip to allow for accurate casting of heavy lures. Bring at least two rods and two reels. For lines, we suggest “T &C Tufline” or “Power Pro” in 65 pound test or other brands of similar braided line. Steel leaders are not required while fishing for peacocks. Again, backup tackle is available at no cost to anglers, except in the case that you break the rod—then you will be charged $100 for a replacement—that fee is paid directly to the camp host.

NOTE: All fisheries now require the use of single hooks. This will result in lower fish mortality and aid in returning fish to the water more quickly.  Lures with two treble hooks should be refitted with two lazer-sharp single hooks one gap size larger than the treble hooks. Meaning 2/0 treble hooks should be replaced with 3/0 single hooks.



We suggest these specific lures and jigs, but you may already have similar in your tackle box. As long as the size, color and action of the lure is similar, feel free to include lures you already own but lures are available at no cost in camp.


Name Size Color
Borboleta Woodstock 16 (Double Propeller) 6” All colors
Borboleta Jaraqui 6.7” All colors
Borboleta Nitro 2.0 4” All colors
Borboleta Juana 5 1/2” All colors

Diving minnows and sub surface

Name Size Color
Borboleta Tan Tan 4” All Colors
Borboleta Perversa 4” – 3/4 oz. All colors
Borboleta Safada 5” – 1.3 oz. All colors
Johnson Silver Minnow Spoon 1/2 oz & 3/4 oz. Silver & Gold


You should plan to bring a dozen jigs per angler – some jigs are available for purchase at camp.

Slevad brand or similar jigs in 1/2 oz., bucktail, all colors, with white or yellow underbelly. Flies such as listed below with 1/2 oz. worm weights also work well as jigs.

To purchase jigs, please contact Haggerty Lures – www.haggertylures.com – (610) 373-1368 or (484) 651-3107.


High-quality, specialty lures can be purchased from K Lures – http://www.klures.com/PeacockBassLures.html – Kermett Adams (559) 903-4453


Our recommendation for fish mounts: Advanced Taxidermy & Wildlife Design Ltd. – Shawn Galea – 888-691-1216 or 905-838-9964 – info@advancedtaxidermy.com – www.advancedtaxidermy.com


  • Borboleta Woodstock

    Borboleta's Woodstock Lures are hand-made wooden prop baits designed to catch peacock bass. They feature a double propeller on the back, 2 treble hooks and split rings.

  • Borboleta Jaraqui

    The Isca Borboleta Jaraqui are one of Brazil's hottest topwater lures for catching monster peacock bass! The Jaraqui measures 6.7" and features two 3/0 heavy duty treble hooks and a double prop on the back.

  • Borboleta Nitro 2.0

    Isca Borboleta's Nitro 2.0 is a 4" topwater bait with two propellers, the ultimate lures for peacock bass in S. America or S. Florida. Features 1/0 treble hooks. Made in Brazil, these lures are proven peacock bass catchers.

  • Barboleta Juana

    The Barboleta Juana is a 5.5" swim bait lure designed for salt and fresh water, with balanced weight for casting and rattles to attract predator fish. It is particularly good for attracting large peacock bass.

  • Borboleta Tan Tan

    The Tan Tan is a 4" sub surface, erratic swimming twitch bait. It imitates a wounded fish that is irresistible to the predator.

  • Borboleta Perversa

    Isca Borboleta's Perversa Lures are one of Brazil's most productive peacock bass lures. Don't let the size fool you, these lures catch the big ones. The Perversa is a 4" sub surface twitchbait that exhibits erractic action just below the surface.

    Borbeleta Perversa
  • Borboleta Safada

    Isca Borboleta's Safada Lures are the larger version one of Brazil's most productive peacock bass lures. The Safada is a 5" sub surface twitchbait that exhibits erractic action just below the surface.

    Borboleta Safada
  • Slavad Custom Bucktail Jigs

    Hand made bucktail jigs built from the highest quality bucktail fibers and hooks perfect for peacock bass.

    Slavad Bucktail Jig

For spinning and bait casting tackle and questions, contact:

J.W. Smith – (800) 211-4753 dsmith@rodgunresources.com 

Our recommendation for fish mounts:

Ron Kelly – Artistic Wildlife Gallery – (214) 663-5299  www.fishcreations.com.


The aggressive jungle species are well suited to fly fishing.  At least two 9- or 10-weight rods are recommended.  Temple Fork Outfitters Professional Series II and Mangrove Series are good choices.  Reels should have a smooth drag, hold at least 100 yards of backing, and be spooled with a weight-forward, bass-taper floating line or clear sink-tip line such as Teeny Flats Line/Clear Tip or Rio Tropical Outbound Short/Clear Tip.  Bring a 200-300 grain fast sink-tip line for deeper water.  Use 40 to 60-pound monofilament for leader/tippet material.


Flies—a mixture of 40-80 minnow pattern flies and 6-12 poppers



Topwater Flies

  • bubble head popper topwater rainey

    Rainey's Bubblehead Popper

    Size: 2/0 to 4/0
    Colors: red, white, yellow, chartreuse, blue or combinations

Underwater Flies

We recommend minnow, deceiver and Clouser patterns (underwater), size 2/0 to 4/0; colors: chartreuse/white, blue/white, red/white, orange/white, yellow/white or combinations, all with flash (such as CF Baitfish, Clouser/Kreh’s Half & Half, Ehler’s Gator Done, Flashtail Whistler, Big Fish Deceiver, etc.)

Examples of Underwater Flies

  • Peacock Bass Fishing Articulated CF baitfish fly

    F-C Articulated Baitfish

    Size: 2/0 to 4/0
    Colors: chartreuse/white, blue/white, red/white, orange/white, yellow/white or combinations, all with flash

  • Peacock Bass Fishing Clouser-Kreh half half fly

    Clouser/Kreh's Half & Half

    Size: 2/0 to 4/0
    Colors: chartreuse/white, blue/white, red/white, orange/white, yellow/white or combinations, all with flash

  • FC Big Fish Deceiver peacock bass fly fishing

    FC Big Fish Deceiver

    Size: 2/0 to 4/0
    Colors: chartreuse/white, blue/white, red/white, orange/white, yellow/white or combinations, all with flash

  • Hamilton's Bush Pig

    Size: 2/0 to 4/0
    Colors: mullet (natural), chartreuse/white, bunker

For flies, contact Feather-Craft Fly Fishing
(800) 659-1707 or J.W. Smith 800-211-4753.