Peacock Bass fishing season launch
River Plate is permanently monitoring water levels in its 10 private Peacock Bass fisheries spread over 750 miles across all 4 dry - zones. Currently, water-levels are too high everywhere, except on the upper Matupirí river in the Muhura Indian Reservation in the South West water-level zone.
The first group of 8 seasoned anglers arrived on our Fly-in Floating Cabins stationed on the upper Matupirí last Saturday and, during the weekend ( 2 ½ days) landed 162 Peacock Bass with a decent mix size despite water-levels being still a bit too high. For your reference please check the following weather forecast, accumulated rainfall and, the Madeira river historic and current water levels readings
Best performing lures reported this week are perversa and jigs.
WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)
Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). High level – Not quite acceptable for peacock bass fishing, slowly descending
Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Acceptable level – and descending nicely - Good 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). High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season.
Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season.