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Fly Water Travel’s Jon Covich traveled to Colombia in early 2020 on an exploratory fishing trip with outfitter Colombia Afloat, targeting peacock bass. He returned very impressed with the country, operation and fishery, and shared with us this great photo essay. Enjoy!

For more information on this trip and to learn about traveling to Colombia in 2021 with Jon, scroll to the bottom of this post.


 

 


You are invited to join Jon Covich in beautiful Colombia to experience a new and exciting Peacock Bass destination. Colombia is now on the move as a tourist destination, and Medellin is bustling, safe, and very interesting. Guests will overnight here before heading to the jungle, and the remote camp that Colombia Afloat puts in place each season. It is important to note that this is a camp, not a luxury lodge. So, although there are no mints on pillows, and wine is either red or white, our partners at Colombia Afloat have done a great job having a well-organized operation, and very attentive staff. For an adventurous angler, this has to be a destination near the top of their list.


Dates: March 5-14th, 2021

Available Spots: 5

Rate: $4450 per person based on double occupancy

Included: 2 nights in Medellin, airport pick-up and drop off, within country flights and transportation to and from lodge, 7 nights at camp, 6 full days fishing, all food and beverages at camp

Not Included: International flights, miscellaneous expenses while in Medellin, staff gratuities, alcohol at lodge outside of beer and wine.


Itinerary:

March 5th, 2021: Arrive Medellin, Colombia
Guests will be met at the aiport by an Afloat representative, and transferred to their hotel in the heart of Medellin. Jon will be on-site, and will organize time in the evening for seeing some of the sites and having dinner on the town.

Meals Included: None
Accommodations: 4 star hotel in or near the Poblado neighborhood of Medellin

March 6th, 2021: Transfer to Colombia Afloat Camp
We will be met early at the hotel for the short ride to Medellin’s domestic airport where we will join our charter airplane for the 1:45 minute flight to the small town of Primavera, Vichada. We will have a nice lunch in this small town before transferring with four-wheel drive trucks about 4 hours through the eastern plains of Colombia to the Tomo River. There, we will join our guides for a 15 minute boat trip to the camp.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, appetizers and dinner
Accomodations: Floating Cabins on the banks of the Tomo river. Two beds per cabin, toilet, river-water shower. There is no air-conditioning, but each bed has its own fan.

March 7-12th, 2021: Fish the Tomo river and its nearby tributaries
Each morning guests will have a simple breakfast at camp, and then join their guides for the day’s fishing. Travel each day will vary in length depending upon the zone guests are assigned. Lunch will either be brought to you, or guests will return to the camp, depending upon where they are fishing that day. Guests will be fishing two main rivers, and the many “lagunas,” or lakes isolated from the rivers as the water has receded. Guests should expect many encounters with Peacock Bass each day, with fish nearing 20 pounds a good possibility.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, appetizers and dinner
Accommodations: Colombia Afloat Camp

March 13th, 2021: Return to Medellin
After an early breakfast, we will follow the same route as we had for arrival to the Afloat camp. We should expect to be at our hotel in Medellin around 3:00 pm. Again, Jon will be on hand and will organize some activities and meals this last night.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Accommodations: 4 star hotel in or near the Poblado neighborhood of Medellin

March 14th, 2021: Depart Colombia 
We will have a very early pick up for the transfer to Medellin’s international airport. Most flights to the US depart early in the morning.


Contact Jon or Max at 800.552.2729 for more information on Colombia Afloat.

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