It took me some time to learn and even some failed fishing trips to the Amazon basin early on the beginning to really assimilate the concept. Why? Simply because I failed to understand that nature, as the one I am enjoying now, in its purest form, has its own dynamics and logic. Certainly, it does not always coincide with your needs or expectations and certainly it does not adapt to them. It is rather the other way around.
A successful fishing trip to the Amazon basin can be measured in many ways, but the core of the trip is having fun, and fun is to fish as many peacocks as you can and catch them as big as they get. Having said that, the next question is what should I consider to maximize my chances of having fun.
Everyone I respect having some experience to share in this kind of sport-fishing coincides:
The key factor to a very successful peacock bass fishing trip to the Amazon basin is fishing with the adequate water levels.
If the water levels are too high, water is in the jungle, and your peacocks are in the jungle too, feeding, meaning you won´t catch a thing. If water levels are too low peacocks are inactive and seeking the deep to simply evade the predators.
Proof of how high the water levels reach off-season is the fact that the ants don´t build their nests at ground level, they build them on the tree branches. Actually one of my first stupid comments regarding the number of beehives …