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.
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.
Last week photos