Last weekend (2 ½ days) groups at the Jufaris exceeded the 1000 landed peacock bass mark, the largest one weighed 17lbs. They still have the rest of the week to challenge last week´s mark of 20lbs for this fishery. Although water levels are on the low side of the equation weather forecast for Barcelos (below) indicates that some significant rain episodes will have a positive influence in the coming days. This week the Xeruini fishery rests and last week group of 8 finished with a 1480 fish-count with the largest weighing 16lbs.
As usual, last week´s group fishing at the Matupiri river presented the full trophy scale starting at 20lbs. Last weekend we received a group of 6 anglers who already hit the 19lbs mark. Forecast for Borba (below) show some rain episodes towards the end of the week.
Best performing lures this week are mid water plugs, yozuri and jigs.
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.
Dry Region 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – Descending. - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. Some significant rain episodes are expected for the rest of the week (pls. check forecast for Borba below). Water level situation is optimum level but fishing conditions continue to be very good.
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 some significant rain episodes for the coming days that will have a positive influence on the fishery. Camp hosts inform that water levels are stable.
Dry Region 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) Good levels - Below average for this date due to the El Niño influence –.Fishable for peacock bass. Water levels are stable and being constantly monitored by our scouts.
Last week photos