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: February 20-22, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: February 20-22, 2016 (2 ½ days)

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.

BARCELOS Dry-Zone III

BORBA Dry-Zone II


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

Mid-Week Fishing Report: Feb. 13 – 15, 2016. (2 1/2 days)

  Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 13-15, 2016 (2 ½ days)

6 anglers, last week, at the remote headwaters on the Cuiuni river were not happy with the expected melee of bass boats in all lagoons ,but guest acknowledge that they  were duly informed upfront  that due to record draught, we had to send them  to an open-to-the-public peacock bass fishery . And ,  that the despite the Cuiuni headwaters being remote with very shallow water in the main channel, that  guests would find beach campers ,shallow drafting barges ,etc. fishing the same water . However ,   although only  310 peacock bass were  landed by 6 anglers,  a few trophy fish were caught.

This weekend  (2 ½ days) the group of 7 anglers fishing at the Jufaris private fishery (Dry-Zone III) had a great start with good numbers, 303 despite the extreme low water, with a 20 lbs. peacock bass followed by one 19 pounder and a 17 pounder. Also in the list were aruanas, trairas and the classic bicudas and piranhas.

The group of 6 anglers arriving at the private Matupiri fishery (Dry-Zone II) , endured some rain episodes last weekend, nevertheless they had a nice start with 337 landed peacock bass, last week group of 8 anglers fishing this fishery ended the week with 1.371 landed peacock bass, wih several trophies.

Best performing lures reported this week are Rapala nr. 9, propellers, perversa, jigs, and large buck tails red and white for fly anglers

 

      BARCELOS Dry-Zone III                                                              BORBA Dry-Zone II

           
 

 

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone I – South of Manaus (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Flooded – Not acceptable for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, as a matter of a fact ,it should have risen long ago. 

Dry-Zone II – Mid-South  of Manaus ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri)  Still good level but ,  rising extremely fast! It raised  4 inches during the weekend…  which should have happened back in November.  Some heavy rain episodes throughout this last weekend, more rain episodes to come  (pls. check forecast for Borba).

Dry-Zone III – Mid North of Manaus ( lower sectors of the  Jufaris, Xeurini, Tapera, Omero ). Fishable levels – Water levels continue to be very below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence, they have stabilized. Weather forecast for Barcelos show rain episodes for the rest of the week that should have a positive influence in the general water level situation of the area (pls .check the Barcelos forecast above).

Dry-Zone IV – North East of Manaus (upper sectors of the  Jufaris, Xeurini, Tapera,  Kabori )  – Way below average for this date due to the El Niño influence –  Not fishable for peacock bass.  Water levels have stabilized, they continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the region shows that the water level cycle continues to be delayed due to the El Niño influence.

LAST WEEK PHOTOS

LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK

Mid-Week Fishing Report: February 6-8, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: February 6-8, 2016 (2 ½ days)

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.

Barcelos - Dry Zone |||

Borba - Dry Zone ||

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

Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 30-February 01, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 30 - February 01, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Last weekend we received an exclusive group of 5 anglers in our Fly-in Floating Cabins V that will further explore the Cuiuni river. Fishing conditions have been excellent with little rain, and they landed a fantastic 22 lbs trophy within a 137 landed peacock bass fishcount.

Our private fishery at the Jufaris yielded to the 6 anglers that visited us last week, two trophies weighing 19 lbs., two 18 lbs and two 17 lbs within a 634 total, they were up to the challenge, and certainly enjoyed it according to the feedback we have received. This week´s group started with 21 peacock bass above the 10 lbs. mark, and fishing conditions look good for rest of the week.

10 anglers last week at the Matupiri finished the week with a 1.154 peacock bass count with the largest weighing 19 lbs. This weekend the new groups have endured some heavy rain episodes and they have landed 518 peacock bass with the largest one weighing 18 lbs. Rainfall is expected to continue for a few days, pls. check the Borba forecast below.

Best performing lures reported this week are wood choppers, perversa, and jigs.

 

Barcelos - Dry-Zone III

Borba - Dry-Zone II

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 rising further.

Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (7 inches during the weekend). - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. Some significant rain episodes throughout the weekend, more 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). Good levels – Water levels continue to be a bit below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence – Fisheries are very fishable for peacock bass. Weather forecast for Barcelos show  significant rain episodes for the coming days. Camp hosts inform that water levels are stable.

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 and continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the season shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence, although the CPTec in Brazil informs that it has already peaked and cycle should normalize soon.

 

Last week photos - Jan 23 - 30

Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 23-25, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 23-25, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Last week 17 anglers fishing in our private fisheries at the Jufaris and Matupiri rivers ended the week with a 3.251 total of landed peacock bass, the largest ones weighing 19lbs.

Water levels at the Muhura reservation are starting to rise at a healthy rate and water levels in the Northern Dry-Zone are still lagging, but the rainfall forecast for Barcelos and the “El Niño” report from the CPTec in Brazil induce us to be optimistic on this respect for the coming weeks, apparently the negative peak is behind us. On the bright side this might mean that the fishing season might be extended towards March in the Dry Zone IV.

Last weekend we received 3 small exclusive groups totaling 16 anglers. Groups at the Matupiri river landed almost 600 peacock bass, largest ones in the 19 -18 lbs range. No significant rain episodes though some storms are expected towards the next weekend. The Jufaris group landed 186 peacock bass also the largest one weighing 19 lbs.Perfect weather conditions until Saturday and some significant rain is expected next week. Please see forecasts for Borba and Barcelos below. Other species caught: trairas, piranhas, jacundas.

Best performing lures reported this week are propellers, perversa,  and jigs.

 

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Low level – Not acceptable for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, rising fast.

Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (7 inches during the weekend). - Excellent 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). 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 week. Camp hosts inform that water levels continue to be stabilized.

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 and continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the season shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence, although the CPTec in Brazil informs that it has already peaked and cycle should normalize soon.

 

    BARCELOS  BORBA

 

 

PICTURES FROM LAST WEEK:

LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK
LAST WEEK

Pages