Month: October 2018

Mid-Week Fishing Report: October 27 – 29, 2018 (2 ½ days).

SIMPLY PERFECT !

Last week´s tally ( 6 1/2 days): The Kejoe group last week at our Roçado private fishery on the upper Uneuixi Indian Reserve, ended the week with a 483 landed peacock bass with 7 trophies above the 20lbs mark, and the largest of which was 23lbs. (see gallery). Week end´s tally (2 ½ days): Last Saturday we received the Alex group of 8 at the Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West, their trophy count for these 2 1/2 days in lbs. was: 2 x 20, 1 x 19, 3 x 18.  Although they endured some heavy rain episodes, rainfall forecast shows that conditions should improve as of today. We also received the Oleg group of 7 that broke waters at the Omero lakes in the Branco basin where fishing conditions are now very good. They have landed 261 peacock bass during the weekend, plus several aruanas, tambaqui and pirarucus that challenged our guests skills and tackle.      


Today´s Average Water Level in Dry-Zone N. West
Guess work Water levels keep dropping on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara – see graph below).Something similar happens lower on the Negro in the Barcelos area. Rainfall is compensating the drainage. Therefore Roçado fishery is expected to maintain stable excellent fishing conditions in the coming week.
NOTE the 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 1980 minimum, which indicates that today´s  lower water levels should have occurred earlier .
Also the Barcelos water level report, near the Omero lakes fishery and further downriver from Tapuruquara confirms our predictions. Omero lakes present water levels a bit above the jungle level, but are dropping as expected.
NOTE the 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 1980 minimum, which indicates that today´s  lower water levels should have occurred earlier .
 
Quarterly forecast for Nov. Dec. Jan, shows normal rainfall expectations for Dry-Zone N. West and East, implying no extreme situations for the coming weeks.

Weather forecast for Santa Isabel,  in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows some rain episodes (just normal tropical showers) for the rest of the week, supporting the expected water level stabilization. Something similar is also happening  with the Omero lakes fishery also in same Dry-Zone where we started operating.   Furthemore precipitation forecasts for the coming days as compared with the historical norm, confirms our expectations of having a normal season without extreme conditions.  

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All other Dry-Zones are currently closed, which is normal for this time of the season.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: October 20 – 22, 2018 (2 ½ days).

ROÇADO: Fly-fishing paradise

Last week´s tally ( 6 1/2 days): The Roçado private fishery on the upper Uneuixi Indian Reserve ( not yet incl. in map below ) keeps delivering beyond our expectations. Last week´s Grosell group of 5 anglers, included several fly-fishermen, that landed 9 trophies above the 20 lbs. mark the largest of which was 23lbs, moreover several other species made the basket (see gallery). Week end´s tally (2 ½ days): Last Saturday we received the Kejoe group of 8 further upriver at the Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West, they had a good start with 222 landed peacock bass. However this never fished segment of the river presents fewer lagoons, hence the largest peacock so far is 19lbs..  As the Floating Suites Train continues to  navigate to higher lagoon density areas larger trophies are expected.  

DRY - ZONES MAP


Today´s Average Water Level in Dry-Zone N. West    
Guess work Water levels keep dropping on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara – see graph below).Something similar happens lower on the Negro in the Barcelos area. Therefore Roçado fishery is expected to keep draining at a good rate reaching the optimum fishing conditions in the next weeks. NOTE the 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 1980 minimum, which indicates that today´s  lower water levels should have occurred earlier .
All hydrological monitoring stations in the Amazon basin report a normal draining process for this Season. (source: http://www.cprm.gov.br/sace/)

Weather forecast for Santa Isabel,  in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows no significant rain episodes (just normal tropical showers) for the rest of the week, supporting the expected water level dropping trend. Something similar is also happening  with the Jufaris private water fishery also in same Dry-Zone where we are currently navigating.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All other Dry-Zones are currently closed, which is normal for this time of the season.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct. 13 – 15, 2018 (2 ½ days)

 

UNEUIXI – ROÇADO TROPHY NEWS : 2 fly-anglers landed 5 trophies last weekend, 22,20,20,18,17 lbs

Week-end tally: The Roçado private fishery  on  upper Uneuixi Indian Reserve ( not yet incl. in map below ) is delivering beyond our expectations. Last week´s Hughes group largest trophy weighed 24lbs ,and this week’s group had a great start. Only,two fly anglers landed  5 trophies for starters , meanwhile the rest of the group landed  9 trophies over 16 lbs , all in just  2 ½ days. Camp reports lots of top water action.   Last week’s tally ( 6 1/2 days) The Matupiri  16 anglers in Dry-Zone South West  ended with 1689 landed peacock bass with 72 above the 10lbs mark ,and the Roçado´s 8 anglers Dry-Zone North West  ended up with   438 of which 123 were over 10 lbs including a 17,1718,19,19  ……… 24lbs .   Next week’s fisheries: After 5 weeks of fishing the Matupiri, we are resting it until next September. We are now moving all operations to  Dry-Zone North West, the Roçado zone, where water level are dropping to their optimum phase. We will remain on the Roçado until reaching River Plate’s maximum fishing pressure sustainability coefficient for this river type of 1,6 nautical miles per angler which is equivalent to approximately 70 anglers ; however, we have not yet “ lived” the fishery to ascertain its characteristics ; ie.: lagoon depths 200 miles upriver, etc.

Today´s Average Water Level in Dry-Zone North West     (beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Guess work Water levels are dropping on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara – see graph below).Something similar happens lower on the Negro in the Barcelos area. Therefore Roçado fishery is expected to keep draining at a good rate reaching the optimum fishing conditions in the next weeks, which should have occurred  mid August. But , River Plate has many other fisheries  as a fall-back. NOTE the 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 1980 minimum, which indicates that today´s  lower water levels should have happened earlier .  
 
NOTE the above map is the rainfall forecast for Oct. Nov. ,and Dec. . The yellow area at the North affecting the Amazon basin indicates a 70% lower than expected rain fall in our fisheries , averting the chance of extreme high water levels for the rest of the season. Yes!

Weather forecast for Santa Isabel,  in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows no significant rain episodes (just normal tropical showers) for the rest of the week, supporting the expected water level dropping trend. Something similar is also happening  with the Jufaris private water fishery also in same Dry-Zone where we are currently navigating.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

All other Dry-Zones are currently closed, which is normal for this time of the season.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct. 06 – 08, 2018 (2 ½ days)

33-year record on the 2nd day on opening week at the famed Uneuixi-Roçado

LAST MINUTE – BREAKING NEWS:  

Tuesday Oct.10th, 2018, a date that 7 anglers fishing at the Uneuixi-Roçado will never forget. The tally started with a 22 lbs. peacock bass and continued with 21,21,20,20,19,19,18,17,17,17 lbs  and up to 84 landed peacock bass in one single day!

We all know how everyone  gets excited a new destination for  super trophy Peacock Bass fishing.  Well, this is it! During River Plate´s  30-years in the Amazon, the  Uneuixi-Roçado private fishery was the best-of- the-best  for trophies, (even better than River Plate´s  famed Unini),  until it was  closed down in 2005, but after many negotiations with the Indian authorities we re-opened just  last month . In 2005 one of our last parties (  David Isaac´s party from Canadian ,Tx)  landed 46 “twenty pounders” of which 6 were within  23-24 lbs ,and over 100 peacocks were in the  16-19 pound category. In another previous party , one angler, only , agent Alan Zaremba of Hollywood, Florida landed eight peacocks over 20 pounds with the largest at 24 pounds. River Plate  never again matched these weekly results. To sustain the historical  high number of  trophies per angler, we have  limited this private-water 200 nautical mile fishery to only 72 anglers from  August through early December.
Although the  Uneuixi-Roçado as of today, stands as the industrie´s best ever fishery for trophies landed in ones single day, water levels are still a bit high for Dry Zone N. West. (see map below) Simultaneously we received two groups at the Matupiri / Igapo-Acu system, where although the water levels are not ideal, they still landed over 1.000 peacock bass over the weekend and 1.543 for the complete previous week  Fishing has dropped since waters are not ideal, and we are approaching our maximum support of 1.6 mile per angler plus the nesting season is initiating . We will be resting this fishery for the season with only 6 weeks of fishing. We will be posting pictures in next week´s report.  



     


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Sept. 29 – Oct. 01, 2018 (2 ½ days)

Breaking waters at the Igapó Açu river private fishery

    Last Saturday we received the Benson group who are breaking waters at our Igapó Açu river private fishery, Floating suites stationed in the lower part will be fishing their way upriver looking for the best fishing areas.  The Ferreira group (also a small group of 6 anglers) arrived simultaneously to the upper Matupiri where they already set a benchmark trophy of almost 19lbs. in the last 2 ½ days. Although water levels continue to be a bit high they continue dropping and are very fishable. Last week anglers broke yet again the 3.000 landed peacock bass mark, largest of which weighed 15lbs. This weeks Floating Suites are maneuvering in order to increase the trophy chances of visiting anglers. Best working reported lures are jigs, mid water, and propellers. This week our scouts have reported that our new fishery at the headwaters of the Uneuixi river is very near to presenting good fishing conditions. We will be determining water breaking dates in the next few days.  

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit high but very fishable, they are expected to keep dropping.  The Matupiri/ Igapó Açu 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 Oct. Nov. Dec. : 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 no significant rain episodes 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 started dropping in the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara - see graph below). 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. 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 1980 minimum.
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 
 The region will be closed until next season in 2019.  


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