Golden dorado are a fish of contrasts; pretty yet powerful, aggressive but spooky, brutal yet fussy at the same time. Perhaps it is this complexity that makes them so alluring.
Based out of the comforts of the main Pluma Lodge and the chance of doing headwaters out-camps, anglers have access to three different rivers, each different and unique: the Pluma River, Itirizama River, and the lower Sécure River. This broad variety of waters and pools allow groups to fish fresh water every day, and rarely, if ever, repeat the same fishing beat. The water types very from deep pools to rugged terraced pocket water.
The upper Pluma and Itirizama Headwaters Camps are a real paradise, located in the pristine headwaters of these two amazing mountain rivers. The camp operations are designed to offer entirely new sections of river each day. There are two different and established camp locations on the upper Pluma River (both comfortable African-style wall tent cabins), and two similar camp locations in upper Itirizama Rivier (one established wall tent cabin and the other a mobile camp). All camp locations offer chemical tent toilets, bag showers and a gazebo to be used as a living room.
Hosted Trip Dates
June 28th to July 7th 2019
Meet Your Host
Nick Reygaert is the founder of Gin-Clear Travel. He has carved out a career as a celebrated fly fishing film maker for the last 15 years during which time he has travelled extensively in pursuit of the world's best fly fishing. Nick has had an obsession with golden dorado ever since he hooked his first one 14 years ago. He has travelled to South America numerous times in the last decade to tangle with these magnificent creatures. He relishes the opportunity to take hosted groups to sight fish the giant dorado of the Bolivian jungle.
Day 0 : (June 28th) Arrival at Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Lodge representative will meet the group in Viru Viru International Airport. Transfer from airport to a five star Hotel in a double room (included in package).
Day 1 : (June 29th) Breakfast at hotel. Lodge representative will pick up the group in the morning for transfer to local airport. Charter flight to the Asunta Indian Community (90 minute flight). The guides will welcome the group upon landing, and transfer everyone to the Lodge. Half Day fishing follows.
Day 2 - Day 7 : (June 30th - July 5th) Full days guided fishing and accommodation at Pluma Lodge.
Day 8 : (July 6th) In the morning, guests will pack up and be transferred back to the Asunta Indian Community where you will meet your charter flight back to Santa Cruz. Transfer to the hotel to overnight (included in package).
Day 9 : (July 7th) You will be picked up from your hotel by Lodge representative and be transferred to Viru Viru international airport for your flight home.
7 nights / 6 days fishing = $7,600 (USD) per person sharing