Month: August 2018

Fishing Report: Aug 18 – 25, 2018

MARMELOS RIVER PRIVATE FISHERY NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED FOR THIS SEASON, NAVIGATING NOW TO THE MATUPIRI RIVER.

Last week we received the Barrantes group of 8 anglers for the last week of this season at our Marmelos private fishery. They enjoyed a great week landing 1.048 peacock bass the largest of which weighed 19lbs. as pictured below in the gallery. Bait-casters and fly-fishermen in the group were up the challenge and including in the basket also jacundas, bicudas, piranhas and several matrinxas. On Sunday the Floating Suites train started its slow navigation towards the Matupiri river in the S.West Dry-Zone, where water level conditions are good and improving by the day. We expect to break waters on Sept. 8th.. We are also thoroughly evaluating the evolution of the water levels at our new private fishery in the headwaters of the Uneuixi river in the N.West Dry-Zone. A report from a scouting mission sent yesterday is expected towards the end of this week. A fresh Floating Suites train is approaching the region and will be in stand-by waiting for the decision to break waters in this renowned trophy river.

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are much better toough still a bit high for good fishing, they are expected to keep dropping. All considered we have decided to start operating at the Matupiri private fishery on Sept. 08, when we believe that fishing conditions will be good. The Matupiri basin is midway between Humaita and Itacoatiara stations (see diagrams below) confirming our forecast. Note: red line are 2018 water levels, the light blue strip is the 15 to 85% probability, the dotted line is the median and the yellow line is the historic 1969 minimum.
Rainfall forecast for Sept. Oct. Nov. : NOTE that the yellow area at the North affecting the Amazon basin and our fisheries makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme high water levels for the rest of the season.

Weather forecast for Borba,  in the area of influence of the Matupiri private fishery shows some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall for the rest of the week, supporting the expected water level dropping trend. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

(beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Water levels are high and have already peaked in the Barcelos area. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year. Water level graphs, indicate that most probably this Season we will be having a similar pattern as last year at the Negro and Branco basins.
Dry-Zone N.East
Water levels are still high in the Branco basin, and they have already started dropping. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.
Dry-Zone S.East 
Water levels keep descending and we have decided to move out of this region mainly for preservation reasons having reached the established capacity for the season as mentioned in last report. The region will be closed until next season in 2019.  


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Aug 18 – 20, 2018 (2 ½ days)

LAST GROUP AT OUR MARMELOS RIVER PRIVATE FISHERY FOR THIS SEASON

      Last Saturday we received the Barrantes mixed group of 8 anglers, fly fishermen and baitcasters. They have endured several heavy rain episodes during the weekend that affected their yields, nevertheless they managed to land a 19lbs trophy that presented quite a fight. Weather is expected to improve significantly for the rest of the week (see forecast below). Last week the Shuliak group ended the week with 1.232 landed peacock bass using mixed fishing styles. This is the last group fishing at our Marmelos private fishery that will be closed for the rest of the Season. We have evaluated that we have reached the support capacity of the fishery ( technical parameter: 1.6 km. per angler for rivers with few lagoons), and although fishing conditions continue to be good, and yields have been superb, our preservation policies mandate us to close it for the rest of this Season. We strongly believe that strict compliance with sustainability policies guarantee that this fishery will be fully recovered for next Season anglers. Dry - Zone S.West is our next operative Zone, and we are already scouting best areas to break waters in the coming weeks. Floating Suites will be moving into the Matupiri river area in the next two weeks, after which we intend to resume operations there.    

Dry-Zone S.East 
Water levels are still good and keep descending (see graph below - Humaita). After enduring some heavy rain storms during the last weekend, weather forecast only shows some mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall (see forecast below - Manicore). Note: red line are 2018 water levels, the light blue strip is the 15 to 85% probability, the dotted line is the median and the yellow line is the historic 1969 minimum.
NOTE that the yellow area at the North affecting the Amazon basin and our fisheries makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme high water levels for the rest of the season.

Weather forecast for Manicore ,  in the area of influence of the Marmelos private fishery shows some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall for the rest of the week. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are better but still a bit too high for good fishing, and they keep dropping as expected, which is normal for this time of the year. We are constantly scouting this area to determine best areas to break waters in September. (beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Water levels are high and have already peaked in the Barcelos area. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year. Water level graphs, indicate that probably this Season we will be having a similar pattern as last year at the Negro and Branco basins.
Dry-Zone N.East
Water levels are high in the Branco basin, and they have already peaked. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.
Note: red line are 2018 water levels, the light blue strip is the 15 to 85% probability, the dotted line is the median and the yellow line is the historic minimum.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Aug 11 – 13, 2018 (2 ½ days)

PRIVILEGED ANGLERS ENJOYING THE LAST WEEKS AT THE MARMELOS RIVER

    Last week the Tarr group ended the week with 1.478 landed peacock bass with several trophies weighing 17 lbs using mixed fishing styles. This weekend the Shulyak group arrived at our Marmelos private fishery, again with a mix of baitcasters and fly-fishermen, their largest trophy up to yesterday was above the 17lbs. mark.  Great top water action continues to be the name of the game. Fishing conditions are excellent, weather forecast for the rest of the week only show some mild normal tropical storms with no significant rainfall.    

Dry-Zone S.East 
Water levels are at the optimal level and keep slowly descending (see graph below - Humaita). Weather forecast confirms tendency showing some mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall (see forecast below - Manicore). Note: red line are 2018 water levels, the light blue strip is the 15 to 85% probability, the dotted line is the median and the yellow line is the historic 1969 minimum.
NOTE that the yellow area at the North affecting the Amazon basin and our fisheries makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme high water levels for the rest of the season.

Weather forecast for Manicore ,  in the area of influence of the Marmelos private fishery shows some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall for the rest of the week. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit too high for good fishing, but keep dropping as expected, which is normal for this time of the year. We are constantly scouting this area to determine date to break waters. (beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Water levels are high and peaking in the Barcelos area. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.
Dry-Zone N.East
Water levels are high. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Aug 04 – 06, 2018 (2 ½ days)

OPTIMAL FISHING CONDITIONS AT THE MARMELOS RIVER.

  Last week the Sullivan group ended the week with 1.925 landed peacock bass the largest of which weighed 15lbs that presented quite a challenge for a savvy fly fisherman. This weekend the Tarr group arrived at our Marmelos private fishery, with a mix of baitcasters and fly-fishermen, their largest trophy up to yesterday was a 17lbs. peacock bass.  Great top water action and propellers and poppers are having the best performance as reported by the camp host. Fishing conditions are just perfect, weather forecast for the rest of the week only show some mild normal tropical storms with no significant rainfall.      

Dry-Zone S.East 
Water levels are at the optimal level and keep slowly descending (see graph below - Humaita). Weather forecast confirms tendency showing some mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall (see forecast below - Manicore).
NOTE that the yellow area at the North affecting the Amazon basin and our fisheries makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme water levels for the rest of the season.

Weather forecast for Manicore ,  in the area of influence of the Marmelos private fishery shows some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit too high for good fishing, but keep dropping as expected, which is normal for this time of the year. We are constantly scouting this area to determine date to break waters. (beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Water levels are high and peaking in the Barcelos area,  closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year (see map below).
Dry-Zone N.East
Water levels are high,  closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.


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