Fishing Reports

Listed below are the Mid-Week Amazon Fishing Reports (only 2 1/2 days). They are rushed by e-mail to our agents every Tuesday night, in order that our weekend incoming guests may be duly informed before departure.

Please note, these are true weights … sometimes in the Amazon the 17-19 lbs4. class are considered 20 lbs. trophies…

Mid-Week Fishing Report: February 6-8, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: February 6-8, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report:  Feb. 06 – Feb. 08, 2016.  (2 1/2 days)      

24 pounder peacock bass trophy caught at our Jufaris private–water fishery last week, simultaneously the Cuiuni fishery yielded a couple of 22 pounders and the Matupiri river ended the week at the 19 lbs mark.

Last weekend anglers at the Matupiri river (Dry-Zone II) endured some heavy rain episodes, forecast for Borba for the rest of the week shows that fishing conditions will improve. Water levels for this fishery have risen which is expected in this atypical season. Total for last week was 1.278 landed peacock bass and this week´s group of 8 anglers had a promising start with 535 landed peacock bass.

The Cuiuni river in Dry-Zone III had some rain episodes in the last weekend, abt. 5 hrs. of rain. The group of 6 anglers fishing here had a nice start with one 22 lbs, peacock bass, two weighing 20lbs one 18 lbs, etc. Forecast for the rest of the week (see Barcelos below) show great fishing conditions with little rain.

Not far away and still in Dry- Zone III  the lower Jufaris private fishery has started to rise slowly and presents good fishing conditions and yields.

Best performing lures reported this week are Alabama ring, propellers, perversa,  and jigs. Worth noting is that we are catering to several fly-fishermen this week.

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WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone I – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Flooded – Not acceptable for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, water level is still rising further.

Dry-Zone II – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (8 inches during the weekend). - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. Some heavy rain episodes throughout the weekend, weather conditions are expected to improve towards the next weekend  (pls. check forecast for Borba).

Dry-Zone III – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). Good levels – Water levels continue to be a bit below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence, they have started to rise slowly though. Fisheries are very fishable for peacock bass. Weather forecast for Barcelos show  fair weather towards next weekend.

Dry-Zone IV – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – Way below average for this date due to the El Niño influence –  Not fishable for peacock bass.  Water levels have stabilized and a very small rise has been detected last week, they are being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the region shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence.

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 30-February 01, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 30 - February 01, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Last weekend we received an exclusive group of 5 anglers in our Fly-in Floating Cabins V that will further explore the Cuiuni river. Fishing conditions have been excellent with little rain, and they landed a fantastic 22 lbs trophy within a 137 landed peacock bass fishcount.

Our private fishery at the Jufaris yielded to the 6 anglers that visited us last week, two trophies weighing 19 lbs., two 18 lbs and two 17 lbs within a 634 total, they were up to the challenge, and certainly enjoyed it according to the feedback we have received. This week´s group started with 21 peacock bass above the 10 lbs. mark, and fishing conditions look good for rest of the week.

10 anglers last week at the Matupiri finished the week with a 1.154 peacock bass count with the largest weighing 19 lbs. This weekend the new groups have endured some heavy rain episodes and they have landed 518 peacock bass with the largest one weighing 18 lbs. Rainfall is expected to continue for a few days, pls. check the Borba forecast below.

Best performing lures reported this week are wood choppers, perversa, and jigs.

 

Barcelos - Dry-Zone III

Borba - Dry-Zone II

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Flooded – Not acceptable for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, water level is rising further.

Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (7 inches during the weekend). - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. Some significant rain episodes throughout the weekend, more expected to come during the rest of the week  (pls. check forecast for Borba).

Dry-Zone 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). Good levels – Water levels continue to be a bit below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence – Fisheries are very fishable for peacock bass. Weather forecast for Barcelos show  significant rain episodes for the coming days. Camp hosts inform that water levels are stable.

Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – Way below average for this date due to the El Niño influence –  Not fishable for peacock bass.  Water levels have stabilized and continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the season shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence, although the CPTec in Brazil informs that it has already peaked and cycle should normalize soon.

 

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 23-25, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 23-25, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Last week 17 anglers fishing in our private fisheries at the Jufaris and Matupiri rivers ended the week with a 3.251 total of landed peacock bass, the largest ones weighing 19lbs.

Water levels at the Muhura reservation are starting to rise at a healthy rate and water levels in the Northern Dry-Zone are still lagging, but the rainfall forecast for Barcelos and the “El Niño” report from the CPTec in Brazil induce us to be optimistic on this respect for the coming weeks, apparently the negative peak is behind us. On the bright side this might mean that the fishing season might be extended towards March in the Dry Zone IV.

Last weekend we received 3 small exclusive groups totaling 16 anglers. Groups at the Matupiri river landed almost 600 peacock bass, largest ones in the 19 -18 lbs range. No significant rain episodes though some storms are expected towards the next weekend. The Jufaris group landed 186 peacock bass also the largest one weighing 19 lbs.Perfect weather conditions until Saturday and some significant rain is expected next week. Please see forecasts for Borba and Barcelos below. Other species caught: trairas, piranhas, jacundas.

Best performing lures reported this week are propellers, perversa,  and jigs.

 

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Low level – Not acceptable for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, rising fast.

Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (7 inches during the weekend). - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. No significant rain episodes throughout the weekend, none expected to come during the rest of the week  (pls. check forecast for Borba).

Dry-Zone 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). Good levels – Water levels are below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence – Fisheries are very fishable for peacock bass. Weather forecast for Barcelos show some  significant rain episodes for the coming week. Camp hosts inform that water levels continue to be stabilized.

Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – Way below average for this date due to the El Niño influence –  Not fishable for peacock bass.  Water levels have stabilized and continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the season shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence, although the CPTec in Brazil informs that it has already peaked and cycle should normalize soon.

 

    BARCELOS  BORBA

 

 

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 16-18, 2016 (2 ½ days)

  Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 16-18, 2016 (2 ½ days)

 

The great advantage of having private fisheries in each of the 4 Dry-Zones combined with the mobility of our Fly-in Floating cabins is proving to be self-evident in this scenario where a record “El Niño” is having a tremendous impact in the water level cycle in the Amazon basin. We are able to host our guests in the very best available waters and results are here to confirm this fact.

Atypically our fisheries in Dry-Zone II are presenting almost perfect fishing conditions from the water level point of view. Our private fishery at the Matupiri river is offering fantastic  yields. Last week two groups totaling 13 anglers landed 2.085 peacock bass largest ones weighing 19lbs, and this week´s 2 groups with 11 anglers in total had a very promising start with 1.194  peacock bass, the largest weighing 16 lbs.. They did endure some heavy rain episodes during the weekend but obviously it didn´t affect their angler spirit.

Last week´s group of 6 anglers at the Jufaris river ended the week with a 586 landed peacock bass, and with a notable trophy collection that started at 21 lbs with specimens in each mark of the scale without exception. This week´s group started with a 279 mark in these 2 ½ days and they are pure fly-fishermen. Water levels are stable but in the low side, forecast is showing little rain in the area for the rest of the week

Best performing lures reported this week are propellers, joao pepino, perversa,  and jigs.

 

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Low level – Below optimal level for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, rising.

Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (5 inches during the weekend). - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. Significant rain episodes throughout the weekend, more expected to come during the rest of the week  (pls. check forecast for Borba below). Water levels will benefit from this more than welcome rainfall.

Dry-Zone 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). Good levels – Water levels are below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence – Only fishable at the lower Jufaris that is very productive in peacock bass due to its above normal springwater influx. The rest is unfishable including the Barcelos/Rio Negro area.  Weather forecast for Barcelos show no  significant rain episodes for the coming days Camp hosts inform that water levels have stabilized again.

Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – Way below average for this date due to the El Niño influence - historical record drought – Non Fishable for peacock bass.  Water levels have stabilized and continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the season shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence. Several fixed lodges in the area are currently closed.

 

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Jan. 9-11, 2016 (2 1/2 days)

Our private fishery at the Matupiri river continues to have a notable yield, the water level cycle seriously affected by El Niño, has enabled us to enjoy this fishery for a longer period being now the water levels at an ideal point within the upward trend. Last week a group of 8 anglers landed 1.971 peacock bass and this week´s group of 7 anglers had a nice start with 633 peacock bass, the largest weighing 17lbs.. No significant rain episodes in this area during the last weekend, though some rain is expected for the rest of the week. A second group of 6 anglers has started the week fishing at the lower Matupiri and are working their way upriver taking it easy.

The Jufaris river is slowly reverting its downward trend, this week´s group of 6 anglers started with 200 landed peacock bass the largest weighing 20lbs.. Last week´s group reached the 21 lbs. mark within a total of 1.192 peacock bass among 8 anglers.

A notable group of 5 anglers focused on a trophy quest, explored last week the waters of the Cuiuni river and obtained over a dozen trophies above 15 lbs., starting at 21 lbs. and having a great adventure. Other species caught included aruanas, trairas, black piranhas and jacundas.

Best performing lures reported this week are propellers, yozuri, mid water plugs and jigs.

Barcelos

Borba

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry Region 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Low level, to dry – Below optimal level for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, starting to rise.

Dry Region 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising. - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. No significant rain episodes throughout the weekend, some expected to come during the rest of the week  (pls. check forecast for Borba below). Water levels will benefit from this more than welcome rainfall.

Dry Region 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). Good levels – Water levels are below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence – Fisheries are very fishable for peacock bass. Weather forecast for Barcelos show no  rain episodes for the coming days Camp hosts inform that water levels have started to rise slowly.

Dry Region 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) - Below average for this date due to the El Niño influence – Fishable for peacock bass.  Water levels have stabilized and continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the season shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence.

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