Mid-Week Fishing Report: Feb. 20 – 22, 2016. (2 1/2 days)
Last weekend we received 4 groups at our Matupiri and Jufaris rivers private fisheries that present two different fishing scenarios. Groups at the Matipiri have landed over 350 peacock bass and have endured some heavy rain episodes during the weekend. Forecast for the area show that they will have some more rain episodes throughout the week and rising water levels (pls. check the Borba forecast below). Other species caught were piranhas, bicudas, trairas and jacundas. Best performing lures here are mid-water lures and jigs.
The two groups fishing at our private fishery in the Jufaris river faced a completely different scenario, with no rain episodes and low water levels. Their starting number was 518 landed peacock bass, and additionally to already mentioned other species they caught some aruanas, peixes cachorros and pescadas. One of the groups are fly-fishing exclusively, buck tails are working nicely and the bait-casters in the other group report that the joao pepinos and jigs are also doing their job.
Last week´s 13 anglers ended the week with a 1646 peacock bass fish-count with the largest one weighing 23lbs caught in our Jufaris private fishery.
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 still rising further.
Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (5 inches during the weekend) which is normal. - Good peacock bass fishing conditions. Some rain episodes throughout the weekend, more rain episodes to come (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 below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence, they have already peaked after a record draught season. Jufaris fishery is very fishable for peacock bass. Weather forecast for Barcelos show minor rain episodes for the rest of the week that should have a positive influence in the general water level situation of the area.
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. Rain forecast for the region shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence.
Last week photos