Flounder fishing in Ica
the beaches of Ica
The best area for Flounder and Sea Bass fishing
in PERU are the beaches of Ica. The city of Ica,
capital of the department of the same name, is located 300
km south from Lima in a valley which, despite its lack of
water, is an ever-growing agricultural oasis. Its cotton fields
are extensive, as are its fields of lima beans, asparagus,
pecans and grapes for wine production (Ica is considered
the grape and wine capital of Peru). The territory
around the city was previously inhabited by some of the most
important cultures of ancient Peru: Paracas, Nasca and Wari.
Today Ica is a friendly city and the departure point for visiting
some of the best beaches on the Peruvian coast, as well as
the famous Nasca Lines. Its people and its sweets
(be sure to try the tejas; candied pecans, figs, or lemons
with sweet milk paste. Its pleasant climate and proximity
to Lima make Ica an excellent travel destination. Ocucaje
means “between mountains” in Quechua (the
Inca language), it is a small town with an Hacienda (Wine
farm) that produces some of the best wines in the
country. Now the Hacienda Ocucaje is also a beautiful
Hotel and is the first stop in our trip.
Dry and sunny climate year round, with a yearly mean temperature
of 22C (72 F). As with all of the coastal desert, the temperature
varies greatly during the day; it can reach as high as 32C
(90 F) during the day and fall as low as 8C (46 F) at night.
The wind blows hard in the month of August specially in the
first quarter moon. The water temperature in winter and spring
time (May to November) is 15C.
From the city of Ica you can reach some of the most beautiful
beaches on the Peruvian coast. There are several packed dirt
roads leading west, across the desert, to the ocean. One of
our tours starts in Ocucaje and cross the desert for a space
of one hour and 45 minutes. This is the access route to a
lot of beaches (150km of fishing beaches) such as Lomitas,
Barlovento, Antana, Olleros etc.
We fish the beaches of Ica for 25 years. The cold waters
from the Humboldt current offers us a variety of fishes such
as Flounders, SeaBass, Chitas (rockfish) and a lot of Peruvian
Shells like Lapas, Abalones, Almejasand sea Crabs. We use
4X4 trucks to explore more than 120 Km of beaches and we cast
all the best places. Peruvian's Flounders and Sea Bass takes
artificial lures like Countdown Rapalas, all kind of Suspending
lures, Krokodile Spoons, Rebel and Cotton Cordel sinking lures.
They prefer blues or black with silver sides. Also we use
natural baits like white anchovies or silverside fish (pejerreyes).
In the travel you can see Humboldt Penguins, Sea Lions, Sea
Otters and occasionally Condors. The fishing season starts
early May and end in December. The better months are May,
June, last middle of September, October, November and December.
No moon and second Quarter are the bests moons. We provide
4x4 Double cabins Toyota Trucks, Guide and mates, all the
fishing tackle (rods, reels, baits, lures) all meals, beers,
soft drinks and Peruvian Fruits. Now we have a small Rancho
on the beach for 8 people and Tents for bigger groups. Thinks
do you need: Waders, surf-fishing clothes, T shirts, slippers,
some clothes for the cools nights and your personal slipping
The Trip: 4
Days, 3 Nights, 2 ½ Fishing Days.
Fishing Guide, Marcel Gondonneau meets the group and assist
them. The schedule is the following:
Day 1: Departure to Ica city (3 ½
hours land transfer), small city tour and departure to the
Ocucaje valley (15 minutes). Departure to Lomitas (1 hour
45 minutes). Set up the camp and the fishing tackle and fish
the whole day. (all meals included).
Day 2: Full Day fishing (all meals included)
Day 3: Half day fishing (lunch included)
and departure to Lima by afternoon.
* Per angler.
There is plenty of fishing area.
2 ½ fishing days with all the meals, guide, mate,
tackle and bait, all transfers.
Our package not includes personal tips, airport and hotel
bell boys tips, personal phone calls, alcoholic beverages
and International departure tax (US$28).
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