Month: October 2021

Fishing Report: October 26th, 2021

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Last Week 6,473 Peacocks

This week’s incoming anglers might even exceed this amount but, their arms could give away long before the peacocks do






Stats: Four parties with 8 anglers each caught over 6 days an outstanding 6,473 peacocks. This week’s incoming 4 parties over the last week-end (2 ½ days) an impressive 2,008 peacocks with 107 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 10 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 2 between 20 and 22 lbs.  This tally excludes the “tamer” tropical species landed, such as, jacunda, aruana, wolfish, pacu, oscar, bicuda, piranha, etc. And, as always, a few monster catfish (pirarara, surubi,etc) were landed by those anglers wishing to fish in deep holes late in the afternoon.

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Ammo: Most effective lures continue to be jigs for the bait casters on the Matupiri Igapo-acu. Topwater lures are becoming less effective since we are reaching the sustainable capacity for these two private rivers estimated at 8 weeks per season. On the other hand topwater lures are a splendor on this 2nd week on the Omero  .  Streamer flies (large Mikey fins) for the fly casters continue to do well, and dry flies for the leaping aruana.
Guesswork:
South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-Acu, see map below): Water levels may have reach its lowest point this week, as a consequence of the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below. Fish size may reach its peak this week as evidenced by this week-end’s great results. We should be moving our River Trains 400 miles up North next week.

North East Zone (Omero Lakes, see map below): Although fishing has been very good in this area, water levels are a bit high, and may even rise because of the high 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below.



South West Zone > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels may rise; between 1.5 and 2 inches means that water levels may drop slowly. On the other hand, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly.  Since the average is more than two inches, water levels may be rising a bit, which is normal for this time of the year.
Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows:
  • Manicore: 3.24 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.61 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 2.04 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.13 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence (idem “5”)
Last week's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:   
  • Manicore: 2.01 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.13 inches
  • Autazes: 1.29 inches
  • Borba: 1.68 inches
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence.

North East Zone  > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes.  As seen bellow water levels may be rising a bit specially due to rainfall forecast on the city of Caracarai which is still normal for this time of the year in this zone. Should this rainfall persist may force moving our River Trains back to South West Zone for another week.
Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows:
  • Caracarai: 2.92 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 1.16 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 2.74 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 2.44 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 2.04 inches (idem “5”)
Last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows: 
  • Caracarai: 2.58 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 2.96 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 2.76 inches 
  • Barcelos: 2.12 inches
  • Manaus: 1.50 inches 
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones

(valid for October-November-December)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, note that our preferred fishing areas for this time of the year, South West Zone and North East Zone are in light blue, which means a slight positive anomaly; ie.: they should receive slightly more rainfall than the expected.



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Fishing Report: October 19th, 2021

Another great week with 1571 Peacocks released in 2 ½ days




This last Saturday afternoon up to yesterday (Monday) 4 parties, totaling 32 anglers landed in only 2 ½ days 1.571 peacocks along with few other “tamer” tropical species, such as, jacunda, aruana, wolfish, bicuda, piranha,etc. And, as always, a few monster catfish were landed by those anglers wishing to fish in deep holes late in the afternoon.

(click on the table to see it at full size)


Most effective lures are jigs for the bait casters. Streamer flies (large Mikey fins) for the fly casters have done well. Topwater lures are becoming less effective since we are reaching the sustainable capacity for these two private rivers estimated at 8 weeks per season. We should be moving to the North East private rivers next week.  Last week’s 4 parties totaled an outstanding 3688 peacocks during the 6-day week with 231 peacocks over 10 lbs including 32 between 16 to 18 lbs; three 18 lbs; two 19 lbs; one 20bls; and one 21lbs. Most of the big fish were landed in the Omero lakes.
South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-acu, see map below): Water levels will be dropping faster and should reach its lowest point this week, as a consequence of the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below. Fish size reached its peak last week as evidenced by last week’s great results. Fast falling levels should stabilize just 3-5 ft below the jungle line in the next 4-8 days, then may start rising. By then we should be starting our operation up North.

North East Zone (Omero Lakes, see map below): Although fishing has been very good in this area, water levels are a bit high, and may even rise because of the high 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below.


South West Zone >Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop slowly in the region. However, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly, which is now the case and more so last week, as shown below: 
  • Manicore: 2.01 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.13 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.29 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 1.68 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence  (idem “5”)

Last week's Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:  
  • Manicore: 1.35 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 1.53 inches
  • Autazes: 1.02 inches
  • Borba: 0.95 inches
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence  
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com
North East Zone  >Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop slowly in the region, and rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly. 
  • Caracarai: 2.58 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 2.96 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 2.76 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 2.12 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 1.50 inches (idem “5”)

Last week’s Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:
  • Caracarai: 2.31 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 1.61 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 2.13 inches 
  • Barcelos: 1.04 inches 
  • Manaus: 1.11 inches 
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones (valid for October-November-December)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, note that our preferred fishing areas for this time of the year, South West Zone and North East Zone are in light blue, which means a slight positive anomaly; ie.: they should receive slightly more rainfall than the expected.



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Fishing Report: October 12th, 2021

As Water Pours Out Of The Jungle……

Anglers in 2 ½ days land 1510 Peacocks ;104 over 10 lbs incl. two 20 pounders




This fish tally includes only this last Saturday afternoon up to yesterday (Monday) in order to rush to the incoming 4 parties of the conditions they will find on arrival this coming Saturday on our private rivers Matupiri, Igapo-Acu, and Omero lakes selected as the best water levels in the Amazon during this week.
These 4 parties, totaling 30 anglers landed in only 2 ½ days 1.510 fish of which 104 were over 10 lbs, 8 were 16 to 19 lbs and 2 were 20 lbs. Most effective lures were most all topwater’s, jigs and streamer flies (large Mikey fins). Along with peacocks came lesser fighting species but “variety is the spice of life”. These were jacunda, wolfish, aruana, bicudas and piranhas. And, a few monster catfish were landed by those anglers wishing to go deep in the afternoon.

(click on the table to see it in full-size)


Last week’s parties, Romoic and Kako I , II, each with 8 anglers were excited with landing a total of 2780 peacocks during the 6 day week despite water levels still being a bit high and rainy days as forecasted in our last report.
South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-acu, see map below): Water levels which were dropping very slowly will now drop a bit faster, as a consequence of the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below. Fish size should be going up day by day as the last water pours out of the jungle as evidenced by the great results in today’s 2 ½ report. This trend should stabilize just 3-5 ft below the jungle line in as much as 10-20 days.
North East Zone (Omero Lakes, see map below): Although fishing has been very good in this area, water levels are high, and will drop more slowly than expected because of the high 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below.


South West Zone >Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop slowly in the region. However, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly, which is now the case but, not last week, as shown below:
  • Manicore: 1.35 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Novo Aripuana: 1.53 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes:1.02 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 0.95 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence  (idem “5”)

Last week's Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows: 
  • Manicore: 2.12 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 1.99 inches
  • Autazes: 1.31 inches
  • Borba: 1.51 inches
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence  
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com
North East Zone >Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop slowly in the region, and rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly.
  • Caracarai: 2.31 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Boa Vista: 1.61 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 2.13 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 1.04 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 1.11 inches (idem “5”)
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones

(valid for October-November-December)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, note that our preferred fishing areas for this time of the year, South West Zone and North East Zone are in light blue, which means a slight positive anomaly; ie.: it should receive slightly more rainfall than the expected.



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Fishing Report: October 5th, 2021

1013 Peacocks in 2 ½ days!



This report was put together last night to rush to the incoming 3 parties of 8 anglers of the conditions they will find on arrival this coming Saturday on our private rivers on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu Indian Reserve, selected as the best water levels in the Amazon during this week. Last week’s Protec and Herbert parties each with 8 anglers were flabbergasted in landing a total of 1.838 peacocks during the week despite water levels being a bit high. This last week-end, 3 parties with a total of 24 anglers landed in only 2 ½ days 1.013 fish of which 29 were over 10 lbs, two 18 lbs and one 19lbs.

(click on the table to see it at full size)


Water levels are dropping very slowly as forecasted in our previous report, but fishing numbers are more than fulfilling expectations. The above mentioned rivers are in our South West Zone which typically enjoys low water this time of year (see Rain Anomaly Forecast map below). Fish size should be going up day by day as the last water pours out of the jungle. This trend should stabilize just below the jungle line in another 10-15 days, and peacock sizes are expected to continue to improve until we change rivers towards mid-October (See water level report below).

Water level report on South West Zone


Water levels in the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu continue to drop very slowly, and this trend should remain over the next couple of weeks, as seen below in our guesswork data analysis which forecasts above average rainfall for this time of the year.

Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu on South West Zone. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop slowly in the region. However, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly, which is not the case.
  • Manicore: 2.12 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Novo Aripuana: 1.99 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.31 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 1.51 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: 2.12 inches (idem “5”)

Last week's Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows: 
  • Manicore: 1.65 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.45 inches
  • Autazes: 1.17 inches
  • Borba: 1.16 inches
  • Humaita: 2.30 inches

Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones (valid for October-November-December)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, note that our preferred fishing area for this time of the year, South West Zone, is in light blue which means a slight positive anomaly; ie.: it should receive slightly more rainfall than the expected (low) amount for this time of the year.

River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 16 million acres of pristine Amazon rainforest populated almost exclusively by indigenous groups that allow River Plate to fish their waters on an exclusive basis in return for various forms of support. Having so many rivers is part of our River Plate Advantage™. The other part of our River Plate Advantage™ is keeping up to date on water levels in all those areas. We do that from an office complex in Montevideo, Uruguay, we have dubbed our Situation Room. There, we pore over river data and weather forecasts basin-wide on a daily basis to ensure our anglers fish waters that are in prime condition. Our competitors, with few waters to fish, poor mobility, and limited insight into basin-wide water level fluctuations rely largely on guessing and hoping. We rely on facts.


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