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: January 14 - 16, 2017. (2 1/2 days)

We’ve been fishing in Dry-Zone N.West (pls. see 4 Dry-Zones map below) where water levels have been high with below expectations yields.

Dry-Zone N. East has been scouted and water levels are descending at a good rate, so we are moving our operations there, where we expect to receive 4 groups next week that will enjoy good fishing conditions.

Last weekend as we are approaching our exclusive fisheries in the N.East Dry-Zone, yield have improved to about 20 landed peacock bass per boat per day and it is expected to improve throughout the week as we continue navigating into N.East Dry-Zone (pls. see 4 Dry-Zones map below). Mid –water lures and jigs are working best.

Once again, the mobility factor proves to be essential in our capacity to offer our visiting anglers the best available waters.

Please check our analysis below of the anomalous situation of the water levels in the Negro basin (Dry-Zone N.West) as well as the improving situation at the Branco River.

(continuation of  January 14 - 16, 2017 report)

 

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

 

Dry-Zone N.East RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA, UPPER JUFARI, OMERO (see map at the top). Although waer levels are a bit above average for this time of the season due to La Niña influence, they keep descending at a good rate and are quite fishable for peacock bass.

LAST WEEK 

 

NEXT WEEK 

We project improving conditions for next week taking into account the folowing official four charts below:

(I) The Caracarai 10-day weather forecast below.

(II) The Water level Map with green dots, which mostly are in Dry-Zones N.East (green dots mean that water levels on the Branco River are normal)

(III) 10 day accummulated rainfall map (compared to historic min. and max.)

(IV) the Previcao de Consenso map showing Han, Feb and March forecast with below normal rainfall in the yellow area which is part of Dry-Zone N.East.

 

I) CARACARAI 10-DAY FORECAST

Note: 1 o 8 mm of rain a day, is by Amazon stansards considered dry.

 

 

II) WATER LEVEL MAP

Map depicts water level monitoring stations of the Rio Branco basin. Green dot represents a normal water level for this time of the year.

 

III) 10 DAY ACCUMULATED RAINFALL ( compared to historic max. & min.)

Color coded map represents January 10 day accumulated rainfall and compares it with the total month historic max, and min.

 

IV) PROJECTED RAINFALL FOR JAN, FEB AND MAR

Below diagram shows the rainfall forecast for the current trimester. The yellow zone in the North represents an expected  probablility of abt. 35% that rainfall will be below the average. Therefore the chance of having high water levels going forward in Dry-Zone N.East is reduced.

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Dry-Zone N.West  RIVERS: lower - JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top). Jufari and Xeruini rivers including most of the Rio Negro area water levels are way above average for this time of the season due to La Niña influence that has delayed the water cycle.  See also water level chart for Barcelos belowwhich show the high water tendency, and where the blue line represents actual levels ( please see upward tendency at the left of the chart), the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels. High levels at the rio Negro imply that tributaries are not being able to evacuate normally so all the N. West Dry-Zones is affected in consequence.

 

LAST WEEK 

 

 

NEXT WEEK 

 

 

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PAST WEEK'S ´PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

Mid-Week Fishing Report: December 10 - 12, 2016. (2 1/2 days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report:  December 10 - 12, 2016.  (2 1/2 days)

Last week anglers fishing in Dry-Zone N.West ended the week with 1.114  landed peacock bass, the largest of which weighed 17lbs.

Last Saturday our Fly-in Floating Cabins III received an elite group or 4 anglers that will be fishing the Jufaris private fishery working their way up-river moving the camp way into the Caju community territory. Weather has been fine and forecasts don´t show any significant episodes in the coming days. Water levels improving as they move upriver.

Best reported performing lures this week are, propellers and joao pepino. Other species caught were: Jacunda, peixe-cachorro, piranha.

(continuation of December 10 - 12, 2016 report)

 

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

 

Dry-Zone N.West  RIVERS: JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top). Jufari and Xeruini rivers water levels are a bit above average for this time of the season due to La Niña influence that has delayed the cycle a bit, but keep descending at a good rate, very fishable for peacock bass. This past weekend anglers enjoyed perfect weather conditions and forecast shows no significant rain episodes for the rest of the week (see forecast for Barcelos below). See also water level chart for Moura below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

 

LAST WEEK 

 

NEXT WEEK 

 

BARCELOS FORECAST

NOTE: 1 to 8 mm of rain a day, is by Amazon standards considered dry.

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for three months. The pale green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore there will be a very small chance, if none at all, of high waters during our Dec. to Feb. fishing in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).

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Dry-Zone N.East RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA (see map at the top). Mid-high levels. Water levels have descended and are still a bit high in some fisheries, nevertheless selected zones are presenting good conditions for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the season. See chart for Caracaraí below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels also check Caracarai weather forecast below.

 

NEXT WEEK 

CARACARAI FORECAST

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Dry-Zone S.East  :   RIVERS: MARMELOS  (see map at the top). Is closed down for the season ( which is normal for this time of the year). Although it has started to rise, it is worth noting that this has been the 2nd lowest level in history. Please, note in  the “Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represent last year´s levels (the second registered  lowest levels) and, the red line represents the historical lowest level. The blue line, today´s level, is between the last two lowest water levels ever! . And yet, Dry - Zone  N.East are still a bit  high  for fishing . This illustrates de importance of mobility within these 4 distinct Dry Zone areas.

 

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Dry-Zone S.West RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top). Closed down for the season. Water levels rising and unacceptable for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the year.

 

THIS WEEK 

PAST WEEK'S ´PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

Mid-Week Fishing Report: December 03 - 05, 2016. (2 1/2 days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report:  December 03 - 05, 2016.  (2 1/2 days)

Last week anglers fishing in Dry-Zone N.West ended the week with 1.204  landed peacock bass, the largest of which weighed above 19lbs and the rest with a good size mix.

This weekend we are fishing only in the Jufaris private fishery where anglers in the lower part of the river had to endure heavy rain episodes while the group fishing in the upper part enjoyed perfect weather conditions. Water levels keep improving as well as the size mix of the catch. Forecasts for the rest of the week show fair tropical weather for both areas.

Best reported performing lures this week are, propellers, mid water lures and jigs. Other species caught were: aruana, traira, bicuda, jacunda, peixe-cachorro, piranha.

(continuation of December 02 - 04, 2016 report)

 

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

 

Dry-Zone N.West  RIVERS: JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top). Jufari and Xeruini rivers water levels are a bit above average for this time of the season due to La Niña influence that has delayed the cycle a bit, but keep descending at a good rate, very fishable for peacock bass. Last weekend anglers endured some heavy rain episodes in the lower Jufaris, forecast shows improvements for the res of the week see forecast for Barcelos. See also water level chart for Moura below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

 

LAST WEEK 

 

NEXT WEEK 

 

BARCELOS FORECAST

NOTE: 1 to 8 mm of rain a day, is by Amazon standards considered dry.

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for three months. The pale green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore there will be a very small chance, if none at all, of high waters during our Dec. to Feb. fishing in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).

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Dry-Zone N.East RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA (see map at the top). Mid-high levels. Water levels have descended and are still a bit high in some fisheries, nevertheless selected zones are presenting good conditions for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the season. See chart for Caracaraí below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels also check Caracarai weather forecast below.

 

NEXT WEEK 

CARACARAI FORECAST

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Dry-Zone S.East  :   RIVERS: MARMELOS  (see map at the top). Is closed down for the season ( which is normal for this time of the year). Although it has started to rise, it is worth noting that this has been the 2nd lowest level in history. Please, note in  the “Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represent last year´s levels (the second registered  lowest levels) and, the red line represents the historical lowest level. The blue line, today´s level, is between the last two lowest water levels ever! . And yet, Dry - Zone  N.East are still a bit  high  for fishing . This illustrates de importance of mobility within these 4 distinct Dry Zone areas.

 

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Dry-Zone S.West RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top). Closed down for the season. Water levels are too low and unacceptable for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the year.

 

THIS WEEK 

PAST WEEK'S ´PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

Mid-Week Fishing Report: November 26 - 28, 2016. (2 1/2 days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report:  November 26 - 28, 2016.  (2 1/2 days)

Anglers fishing last week in Dry-Zone N.West finished the week with a 99.91 average landed peacock bass per angler, showing a significant improvement that encompasses the tendency of the descending water levels.

This weekend coincident with the Thanksgiving holiday we are fishing only in the Jufaris private fishery where 16 anglers landed almost 500 peacock bass with a good size mix. Anglers enjoyed perfect tropical weather conditions with refreshing light rain episodes. Water levels continue descending.

Best reported performing lures this week are Perversas, Joao Pepino, Yozuri, propellers, and jigs. Other species caught were: traira, bicuda, jacunda, peixe-cachorro, piranha.

(continuation of November 26 - 28, 2016 report)

 

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

 

Dry-Zone N.West  RIVERS: JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top). Jufari and Xeruini rivers water levels continue to be a bit above average for this time of the season due to La Niña influence that has delayed the cycle a bit, but keep descending at a good rate, very fishable for peacock bass. Last weekend anglers enjoyed perfect tropical weather with refreshing showers and forecast for Barcelos (se below) show that weather conditions will be fine for the rest of the week.

 

LAST WEEK 

 

NEXT WEEK 

 

NOTE: 1 to 8 mm of rain a day, is by Amazon standards considered dry.

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for three months. The pale green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be a bit above the historical mean. Therefore there will be a very small chance, if none at all, of high waters during our Dec. to Feb. fishing in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).

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Dry-Zone N.East RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA (see map at the top). Mid-high levels. Water levels have descended and are still a bit high in some fisheries, nevertheless selected zones, e.g. the Omero Lakes and the lower Itapara river are presenting good conditions for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the season. See chart for Caracaraí below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

 

NEXT WEEK 

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Dry-Zone S.East  :   RIVERS: MARMELOS  (see map at the top). Is closed down for the season ( which is normal for this time of the year). Although it has started to rise, it is worth noting that this has been the 2nd lowest level in history. Please, note in  the “Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represent last year´s levels (the second registered  lowest levels) and, the red line represents the historical lowest level. The blue line, today´s level, is between the last two lowest water levels ever! . And yet, Dry - Zone  N.East are still a bit  high  for fishing . This illustrates de importance of mobility within these 4 distinct Dry Zone areas.

 

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Dry-Zone S.West RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top). Closed down for the season. Water levels are too low and unacceptable for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the year.

 

THIS WEEK 

PAST WEEK'S ´PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

Mid-Week Fishing Report: November 19 - 21, 2016. (2 1/2 days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report:  November 19 - 21, 2016.  (2 1/2 days)

32 anglers fishing last week in Dry-Zone NWest finished the week with 2.257 landed peacocks with a good size mix, the largest trophy weighing over 21lbs. caught at the upper Jufari private fishery

This weekend anglers fishing in the lower Jufari and Xeruini rivers endured stormy weather conditions with heavy rain episodes, conditions are expected to improve throughout the week. The upper Jufari group enjoyed milder conditions and were able to land 30 peacocks per angler in this 2 ½ days fishing. Water level in the low part of the rivers is still a bit high but we believe that they should resume their descending tendency in the coming days.

Best reported performing lures this week are Perversas, propellers, and jigs. Other species caught were: traira, bicuda, jacunda, peixe-cachorro, piranha.

continuation of November 19 - 21, 2016 report)

 

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

 

Dry-Zone N.West  RIVERS: JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top). Jufari and Xeruini rivers water levels continue to be a bit too high and have started descending, but, are very fishable for peacock bass. Last weekend anglers endured some storms and heavy rain episodes at the lower Jufari and Xeruini, forecast for Barcelos (se below) show that weather consitions should improve for the rest of the week.

 

LAST WEEK 

 

NEXT WEEK 

 

NOTE: 1 to 8 mm of rain a day, is by Amazon standards considered dry.

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for three months. The yellow zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35 - 40% that the rainfall will be below the historical mean. Therefore there will be a very small chance, if none at all, of high waters during our Nov. to Feb. fishing in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).

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Dry-Zone N.East RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA (see map at the top). Mid-high levels. Water levels have descended and are still a bit high in some fisheries, nevertheless selected zones, e.g. the Omero Lakes and the lower Itapara river are presenting good contidions for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the season. See chart for Caracaraí below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

 

NEXT WEEK 

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Dry-Zone S.East  :   RIVERS: MARMELOS  (see map at the top). Is closed down for the season ( which is normal for this time of the year). Interestingly this has been the 2nd lowest level in history. Please, note in  the “Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represent last year´s levels (the second registered  lowest levels) and, the red line represents the historical lowest level. The blue line, today´s level, is between the last two lowest water levels ever! . And yet, Dry - Zone  N.East are still a bit  high  for fishing . This illustrates de importance of mobility within these 4 distinct Dry Zone areas.

 

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Dry-Zone S.West RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top). Closed down for the season. Water levels are too low and unacceptable for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the year.

 

THIS WEEK 

PAST WEEK'S ´PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

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