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JULY 18th, 2020, UPDATE

Air flights start-up report.

Our fishing trips are in abeyance until normal flight services are resumed in Brazil. Flights into and out of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro have already resumed but American Airlines will only start operating flights into Manaus October 28th, 2020. Even then, we are not sure if President Trump will allow flights into the US from Brazil in the light of Brazil’s epidemic status.

 

COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on our rainforest community partners.

We estimate that this epidemic wave in the Amazon region at large should peak-out by late July. In the city of Manaus, at this writing, the wave has already passed but only after taking ~2,400 lives out of a population of only 2.6 million. Arguably, that is the worst COVID -19 fatality rate anywhere in the world. As for the situation in the river basins where we operate, the epidemic is just now spreading amongst our rainforest community partners. We work with those partners, in all our private water fisheries, through a Community Based Conservancy Management Program. This is a multi-faceted program with many moving parts, but most of our energy at the moment is focused on emergency action to alleviate suffering among the 1,200 families we work with. The task is complicated by the remoteness and isolation of the communities where these families live. Indeed, in the rainforest of the Amazon, COVID – 19 is cutting a broad swath of illness and death.

 

Extending a hand.

Our last week’s financial help with our rainforest community partners in Santa Maria do Boiacu on the Itapara river were many.

 

Here, heavy equipment is being used to improve a runway for the arrival of medical flights.

Here, a gravely ill community member is being evacuated to Manaus where ventilator equipment is available.

 

Here, electric power lines are being reinforced to increase ventilation in a regional hospital.

An increased number of patients has made better ventilation critically important.

We donated the northern sector of this hospital years ago.

 

We have stepped up the donation of medical supplies as they become available.

 

Elsewhere, we have waded into the logistics of distributing government food and medical supplies. At this writing, we been most active with that service in the Xeuirini River communities of Terra Preta, Lago Grande and Caiauini. Other communities will be receiving our help in the next few days.






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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: JULY 29 – 31 (2 ½ DAYS)

MARMELOS RIVER PRIVATE FISHERY AT IT´S FINEST

Last week ended with every and each angler landing over 247 peacock bass of which 28 exceeded the 10 lbs mark with the largest one weighing 17 lbs. Sight fishing on the Marmelos Indian Reseve is outstanding! Anglers landed 956 Peacock Bass in only 2 1/2 days of which 103 where over 10 lbs , two 16 lbs, and two 18 lbs .Aproximately one third of the over 10 pounders where sight fished. The Floating Suites are positioned in Dry-Zone S.East  with  perfect weather conditions for the rest of the week (see below forecast for Manicoré).

 Dry-Zone S.East  RIVERS: MARMELOS  (see map at the top). Open for peacock bass fishing. Water levels have descended since last week and are now perfect (see diagrams below). Weather forecast is also perfect. Fishing conditions for peacock bass are ideal at this moment.
Water level chart for Humaitá (Madeira river) where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

Weather forecast for Manicoré

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for three months. The pale orange zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 45% that the rainfall will be below the historical mean. Therefore there will be a chance, that the water cycle develops earlier in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).




  All other Regions have high water levels and are not yet open for this 2017 – 2018 season. This illustrates de importance of mobility within these 4 distinct Dry Zone areas. All other Regions graphic water levels are as follows:

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Mid-Week Fishing report: July 22 – 24, 2017 (2 1/2 days)

PERFECT FISHING CONDITIONS AT THE MARMELOS RIVER PRIVATE FISHERY Last week the number of landed peacock bass on the Marmelo´s was 1.035, with the largest one weighing 16 lbs, by our first three anglers in the season. This week´s group landed in two and a half days, a very promising average of 72 peacock bass per angler, of which an average of 12 exceeded the 10 lbs mark, and, the largest of which weighed over 17 lbs..They also caught Tambaqui, Jacundas, bicudas, Piranhas. The best performing lures were topwater lures, jump minnow, and for fly fishermen large Mickey-fins color streamers. They are enjoying almost perfect water levels. The Floating Suites are positioned in Dry-Zone S.East  with  perfect weather conditions for the rest of the week (see below forecast for Manicoré).

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone S.East  RIVERS: MARMELOS  (see map at the top). Open for peacock bass fishing. Water levels have decended since last week and are almost perfect (see diagrams below). Weather forecast is perfect. Fishing conditions for peacock bass are expected to continue improving, reaching ideal conditions in the next 3 to 8 days. The 3 month weather forecast for the region issued by the Brazilian CPTEC (http://clima1.cptec.inpe.br/) confirms that we should expect a season with a normal water cycle, with almost no impact from El Niño or La Niña.


Dry-Zone S.West RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top).

Dry-Zone N.West  RIVERS: JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top).

Dry-Zone N.East RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA (see map at the top).

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: July 15 -17, 2017 (2 1/2 days)

SEASON 2017 / 2018 IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPEN Last Saturday we have received our first anglers for this Season in our Marmelos Indian Reserve, a River Plate private fishery Number of landed fish on the Marmelo´s continues up to its high standards . Yesterday, one  boat with two anglers  landed 183 peacock bass of which one was 16lbs , two were 15 lbs ,and many over 12 lbs. They also caught Tambaqui, Carás, Piranhas. The best performing lures were topwater lures, and for fly fishermen large Mickey-fins color streamers. The Floating Suites are positioned in Dry-Zone S.East  with  perfect weather conditions for the rest of the week (see below forecast for Manicoré).

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone S.East  RIVERS: MARMELOS  (see map at the top). Is now open for peacock bass fishing. Water levels are a bit high but descending at a good rate (see diagrams below). Weather forecast is perfect. Fishing conditions for peacock bass are expected to continue improving, reaching ideal conditions in the next 10 to 15 days. The 3 month weather forecast for the region issued by the Brazilian CPTEC (http://clima1.cptec.inpe.br/) confirms that we should expect a season with a normal water cycle, with almost no impact from El Niño or La Niña.



Dry-Zone S.West  RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top).

Dry-Zone N.West RIVERS: JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top).

Dry-Zone N.East  RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA (see map at the top). All other Regions have high water levels and are not yet open for this 2017 - 2018 season. This illustrates de importance of mobility within these 4 distinct Dry Zone areas.

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