Month: November 2020

Mid Week Fishing Report: November 28th-29th, 2020 (1 ½ days)

GOOD FISHING DESPITE TROPICAL RAIN

 

Weekend's Tally:   Jufaris River (mid/high) in Dry Zone N. East: The Adilson group of 6 anglers landed 183 fish. We saw intense rains in this area, leading to increasing water levels.   Curiucu River in Dry Zone N. East: The Leite group of 6 anglers caught 247 fish, with the largest being 15 pounds. This area also saw high and increasing water levels.   Xeurini River in Dry Zone N. West: The Fonseca group of 6 anglers caught 93 fish. This region saw moderate rains, which also led to increasing water levels.  

Water Level Report   Dry Zone N. East: Higher Rainfall than predicted, leading to rising water level. However, fishing has been very good in this area for the last 5 consecutive weeks.   Dry Zone N. West: As predicted in our previous report water levels in the Negro river and its southern tributaries have continued to drop, and these tributaries are now very fishable. We have moved two of our stand-by operations into this area, with one operation already fishing the lower Jufaris. This private river has bigger fish. The rain forecast over the next seven days in the nearby town of Barcelos (see below) is below average for this time of the year, which means water levels should continue to drop.   Dry Zone S. East: Water levels in this area 150 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this area during the Dry Zone period of August-October were closed due to Covid.   Dry Zone S. West: Water levels in this area 450 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this area during the Dry Zone period of June-August were closed due to Covid.  




Gallery - Last week's fly fishing party in the Omero

Mid Week Fishing Report: November 21th-23th, 2020 (2 ½ days)

OVER 1000 FISH CAUGHT BY 20 ANGLERS

 

Weekend's Tally:   Omero Lakes in Dry Zone N. East: The Pedro Paulo group of 8 anglers caught 364 fish. Medium intensity rains in this area have led to high water levels, but we expect them to fall over the next few days.   Mid/Low Jufaris River in Dry Zone N. West: The Guilherme Zemi group of 3 anglers landed 157 fish, with the largest being 18 pounds. Water levels in this region were low, but with intense rain so we expect them to rise a bit in the next few days.   Curiucu River in Dry Zone N. East: The Marin group of 5 anglers landed 462 fish. Water levels in this area were ideal for fishing.   Xeurini River in Dry Zone N. West: The Zeca group of 4 anglers caught 115 fish.  

Water Level Report   Dry Zone N. East: Last week we saw higher rainfall than predicted, leading to rising water levels. However, fishing is still very good in this area.   Dry Zone N. West: Water levels in the Negro River basin have continued to drop, as predicted in our last two fishing reports, and the area is now very fishable. We might move two of our stand-by operations into this area.   Dry-Zone S. East: Water levels are high in this area 150 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of August–October were closed down due to Covid.    Dry-Zone S. West: Water levels are high in this area 450 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of June-August were closed down due to Covid.  




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Mid Week Fishing Report: November 14th-16th, 2020 (2 ½ days)

5th WEEK AFTER STARTUP

 

Weekend’s tally:   Omero lakes in Dry Zone N. East: The Jefferson group of 13 anglers arrived in November 14th, landing 742 fish including 48 larger than 8 pounds, despite high rain intensity on Saturday. We expect water levels to continue to rise a bit, then rapidly fall during the week. See the Water Level Report below.   Jufari river in Dry Zone N. East: The Bonemberger group of 8 anglers arrived in November 14th, landing 446 fish, with the largest being 12 pounds. Water levels in this area are ideal, despite rain.   Xeurini river in Dry Zone N. West: The Zeca group of 3 anglers arrived in November 14th, landing 115 fish of which the largest weighed 10 pounds. This area had mid intensity rain for about an hour each day during the weekend. Water levels are a bit high, but we expect them to drop.    

Water level report:      Dry-Zone N. East – The Branco River stopped rising over the weekend because of lower rains at its headwaters, and because the Negro basin also started to drop. We will continue fishing in this promising Zone.   Dry-Zone N. West – The lower Xeriuni River has good water levels since it is under the influence of the Branco River basin. We will continue fishing this Zone. All water levels on the Negro River basin tributaries are now rapidly dropping and should be fishable in about a week. Also, the rain forecast in the mid-Negro (Barcelos) is lower than the Branco (see 10-day weather forecasts below).   Dry-Zone S. East – Water levels are rising in this area 150 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of August–October were closed down due to Covid.    Dry-Zone S. West – Water levels are high in this area 450 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of June-August were closed down due to Covid.    

 



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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Nov 7-9, 2020(2 ½ days only)

4th WEEK AFTER START-UP 

597 Peacocks landed by 6 anglers in 20 hours 


 

Weekend´s tally (2 1/2 days):   Note: this only 2 1/2 – day report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers.   Lakes (Omero), in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Knilans group of 6 arrived on Saturday Nov 7th, landed 597 peacocks and other species in ~20 hours of fishing over the weekend despite 2-3 of hours of rain both days (with strong sun in-between).Water levels continue to rise which actually improves fishing since, as mentioned in our report from last week, many of the back lagoons can only be reached at higher water levels.   Last week’s final count was 769 by the departing Kenshina group of only 4 anglers with one 18 pounder.   Lakes (Mau), in Dry-Zone N. East: The Robson group of 8 landed 486 peacocks over the week end despite rains. Water levels also continue to rise in this fishery.   Low-Xeriuni fishery in Dry-Zone N. West -: The group of 12 guests of which only half were anglers landed 342 peacock bass over the weekend. The previous Bucchi group finished the week with 1160 peacocks. Star lures were the top lures (perversas and joao pepinos).    

Water level report:     Dry-Zone N. East – The Branco River (runs 180-400 miles north of Manaus) continues to rise slowly over the weekend. However, as mentioned in our last report if it continues, the Lake (Omero and Mau) fisheries will improve since most of the back lagoons which account for 80% of the fishery become accessible at higher water levels. We will continue fishing in this promising Zone.    Dry-Zone N. West – The only lower water levels are in the lower Xeriuni River in our private water which is under the influence of the Branco River basin. We will continue fishing this Zone.   All other water levels on the Negro River basin tributaries are now slowly dropping but continue to be high enough for reasonable fishing, which is not normal for this time of the year. These anomalies are happening with greater frequency due to the everchanging rainfall conditions in the “El Nino” era.   Dry-Zone S. East – Water levels are rising in this area 150 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period were closed down due to Covid.   Dry-Zone S. West – Water levels are high in these area 450 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of June-August were closed down due to Covid.

     

Below you can see the expected rainfall for November 2020 to January 2021. We expect higher than normal precipitation in the area of our fisheries (demarcated by the purple square) for the upcoming quarter.  


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