Two 20 pounders followed by 3 peacock bass weighing 19lbs, one 18 pounder, two 17 pounders etc. etc. adding up to a total of 1.952 landed peacock bass among 7 very savvy anglers in Ted Dugey´s group who fished last week at the Matupiri river. Last weekend the new group at this camp started the count with two 18 pounders with a promising attempt to break the previous week benchmark.
Fly-in floating suites stationed in Dry Region 3 at the Jufaris river received two groups last weekend. They had some rain and the forecast shows that more is coming their way towards the end of the week. Implication is that water levels are expected to improve since descending trend seems to be reverting. Trairas, piranhas and jacundas are also present in the catch. Best performing lures are: Yozuri, Perversa, Joao Pepino, jigs, and we have fly-fishermen with mid water floating sinking lines working hard.
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. Great weather during last weekend, some minor rain episodes are expected for the rest of the week (pls. check forecast for Borba below). Trend is expected to continue and water level situation is starting to be below optimum level.
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 Caracarai and Barcelos show again significant rain episodes for the coming days that will continue to have a positive influence on the water level situation.
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. Forecast for this fisheries show positive rainfall influence in the coming days.
Last week photos