Fishing Reports

Fishing Report: October 26th, 2021

BOREDOM-PROOF

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.

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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.

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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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Fishing Report: September 28th, 2021

Season Opening with 2.563 peacocks!



This report was put together last night by our HQ Staff in Montevideo, Uruguay, to inform the incoming 24 anglers of the conditions they will find on arrival next week on our private rivers on the Matupiri and Igapo Acu Indian Reserve selected as the best water levels in the Amazon.
The departing 3 parties of  21 anglers had a great time and landed 2.563 fish on the Matupiri. Party leaders were Lowell, Webb, and Matheson.
This last week-end, Protec and Herbert parties with a total of 16 anglers landed in only 2 ½ days 741 fish. with 13 over 10 lbs fishing. Water levels are dropping slower than forecasted in our previous report, but fishing is going from fair to good.These rivers are in our South West Zone which typically enjoys low water this time of year (see 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 the next 6-10 days, and fishing is expected to continue to improve and be very good until we change rivers towards mid-October. (See water level report below).

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Water level report on South West Zone

(see Fishing Zones map below)



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 on South West Zone. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop reasonably in the region.
  • Manicore: 1.65 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.45 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.17 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 1.16 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: 2.30 inches (idem “5”)

Last week's Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:
  • Manicore: 1.58 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 1.26 inches
  • Autazes: 0.94 inches
  • Borba: 1.02 inches
  • Humaita: 1.71 inches

Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

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

(valid for September-October-November)

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 30 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.


2021-2022 Season Preview: August 27th, 2021

2021-2022 Season Preview

At River Plate Anglers, we are excited about the start of a new season of Amazon fishing, which was postponed from June to September because of Covid related precautions.
We will begin this season in our Dry Season-Zone South West, which has the best water levels for fishing. Most of the Amazon water levels are too high at the moment, because of record rainfall 3 months ago.

Water Level Report on South West Zone

(see Fishing Zones map below)


Water levels in the Matupiri are still high, but expected to drop to just about acceptable level by the time our first anglers arrive in September. This can be further evidenced in Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts.



Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri on South West Zone. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop reasonably in the region.

  • Manicore: 1.7 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.08 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.73 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.14 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: 1.48 inches (idem “5”)
Source: wunderground.com

As mentioned, we expect a bit high but acceptable water levels by the time our first anglers arrive, which can be further evidenced by the following forecast.

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

(valid for August-September-October)

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 white which means no anomalies; ie.: it should receive exactly the expected (low) rainfall for this time of the year.

River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 30 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.

Fishing Report, February 20-27 2021

Touch down!


Last week of the season:


Six anglers; 1093 fish!





We are closing the 2020-21 season with a final touchdown! The Richardson family on Fly-In River Train II with 6 anglers landed an impressive 1,093 peacocks, of which 152 weighed more than 10 pounds. Four of those weighed 16-18 pounds and one was a 19-pounder. The previous week's party, Hublila and Krause, with 4 anglers, landed 877 peacocks, of which 59 weighed more than 10 pounds. Two weighed 16-18 pounds. Both parties landed a variety of other tropical fish, including Arapaima, Aruana, Sardinata, Tambaqui and Apapa (See last week's gallery).

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Water Level Report on North East Zone

As the Situation Room had forecasted, water levels stayed two to three feet below the jungle line for the complete season. Fishing, as expected, was excellent (See water level report below).

Today’s 10-day accumulated rainfall forecasts  are for the towns marked in green. These forecasts have a direct impact on the Omero lakes in North East Zone. The 10-day rainfall below the threshold of 1.8 to 2.0 inches means that water levels will be dropping very fast on the Omero. Caracarai: 0.85 inches (this town's location can be seen below as "2" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map) Boa Vista: 0.36 inches (idem "3") Rorainopolis: 0.98 inches (idem "4") Barcelos: 2.66 inches (idem "5") Manaus: 3.56 inches. (idem "6") Note: The Omero Lakes are marked number "1" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map  
Source: wunderground.com
Last week’s 10-day accumulated rainfall forecast: Caracarai: 1.4 inches Boa Vista: 0.37 inches Rorainopolis: 2.05 inches Barcelos: 4.12 inches Manaus: 4.37 inches
Source: wunderground.com
Although this is our last week for the season, the prospects looking forward are even better, as can be seen in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map.

3-Month Rain Forecast Map

(valid for January-February-March)

Source: CPTEC/INMET/FUNCEME


In the map note that our favored area for this time of year, North East Zone, with numbers 1,2,3 and 4, should experience less rainfall than any of our other Fishing Zones. Meanwhile, the Barcelos area, number 5, where most anglers fish (in public waters) is in the high rainfall area colored in blue. And, the city of Manaus as a reference is number 6. In conclusion, our guesswork for the end of season was accurate.


River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 30 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. Here is a zone-by-zone snapshot of what is happening at the three Fishing Zones not mentioned in this report: North West Zone: Water levels in this zone up to 400 miles north west of Manaus are too high, which is not normal for this time of the year. Therefore, we have moved most of our stand-by operations out of this zone and into the above mentioned Omero lakes system. South East Zone: Water levels in this zone 150 miles south of Manaus are extremely high, which is above normal for this time of the year, but it is too soon to say if it will have an impact. (Remember River Plate has Private Rivers, so we can move to the best Dry Season Zone). South West Zone: Water levels in this zone 400 miles south of Manaus are dropping rapidly, which is normal for this time of the year.


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Mid week fishing report, 14-15 February 2021 (1 ½ days)

Omero – excellent low water levels!

This brief report was put together last night. Water levels continue at excellent levels at the Omero Lakes in our North East Zone, which typically enjoy low water this time of year (see maps below). At this writing, a total of 6 anglers, fishing with party leader Frederick on Fly-In River Train II had landed 295 fish on Sunday and Monday, of which 59 weighed more than 10 pounds, with 5-6 peacocks in the 18-19 pounder category. Fishing numbers in terms of mid-sized peacocks continue to be excellent. We mentioned this possibility in our last fishing report.


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See an 11 minute video by the previous party by clicking HERE
Water Level Report on North East Zone



Water levels are expected to continue to drop on the Omero, and maintain a low level for at least another 2 weeks. This trend is further evidenced in today’s 10-day forecasts which are similar to last week’s (see below).

Today’s 10-day accumulated rainfall forecasts are for the small towns marked in green below. These forecasts have a direct impact on the Omero lakes in North East Zone. The 10-day rainfall below 1 to 1.5 inches means that water levels should continue dropping on the Omero even though the lower basin is flooded.

  • Caracarai: 0.55 inches (this town's location can be seen below as "2" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Boa Vista: 0.08 inches (idem "3")
  • Rorainopolis: 1.01 inches (idem "4")
  • Barcelos: 2.09 inches (idem "5")
  • Manaus: 3.16 inches (idem "6")

Note: The Omero Lakes are marked number "1" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map.
Source: wunderground.com

Last week's 10-day accumulated rainfall forecast: 
  • Caracarai: 0.06 inches
  • Boa Vista: 0 inches
  • Rorainopolis: 0.17 inches
  • Barcelos: 1.61 inches 
  • Manaus: 4.63 inches

Source: wunderground.com

3-Month Rain Forecast map


(valid for February-March-April)



Source: CPTEC/INMET/FUNCEME



In the map note that our favored area for this time of year, North East Zone, with numbers 1,2,3 and 4, should experience a little less rainfall (lighter blue) than any of our other Fishing Zones. Meanwhile, the Barcelos area, number 5, where most anglers fish (in public waters) is in the high rainfall area colored in blue. And, the city of Manaus as a reference is number 6.

In conclusion, our guesswork would indicate that on the Omero current water levels should be excellent for the next 2 weeks; however, this quarterly map forecast is not as promising as last week's (see previous fishing report).



River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 30 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. Here is a zone-by-zone snapshot of what is happening at the three Fishing Zones not mentioned in this report:

North West Zone: Water levels in this zone up to 400 miles north west of Manaus remain too high, which is not normal for this time of the year.

South East Zone: Water levels in this zone 150 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.

South West Zone: Water levels in this zone 400 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.


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Mid week fishing report, 31 January-2 February 2021 (2 ½ days)

Excellent fishing continues

This brief report was put together last night. Water levels continue dropping as forecasted and fishing is at excellent levels at the Omero Lakes in our North East Zone, which typically enjoys low water this time of year (see map below). At this writing, a total of 6 anglers, fishing with party leader Higgins on Fly-In River Train II had landed 257 fish on Monday, of which 20% weighed more than 10 pounds, with 5-6 peacocks in the 18-19 pounder category. Fishing numbers in terms of mid-sized peacocks cannot get any better. We mentioned this possibility in our last fishing report.


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Water Level Report on North East Zone



Water levels are expected to continue to drop on the Omero, and maintain a low level for at least another 2 weeks. This trend is further evidenced in today’s 10-day forecasts which is similar to last week’s (see below).

Today’s 10-day accumulated rainfall forecasts are for the small towns marked in green. These forecasts have a direct impact on the Omero lakes in North East Zone.  The 10-day rainfall below the threshold of 1.8 to 2.0 inches means that water levels should continue dropping on the Omero even though the lower basin is flooded.
  • Caracarai: 0.61 inches (this town's location can be seen below as "2" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Boa Vista:: 0.06 inches (idem "3")
  • Rorainopolis:: 0.72 inches (idem "4")
  • Barcelos: 2.47 inches (idem "5")
  • Manaus: 3.34 inches (idem "6")
  • Note: The Omero Lakes are marked number "1" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map.

Source: wunderground.com

Last week's 10 day accumulated rainfall forecast:
  • Caracarai: 0.65 inches
  • Boa Vista: 0.12 inches
  • Rorainopolis: 0.7 inches
  • Barcelos: 1.83 inches
  • Manaus: 3.33 inches

Source: wunderground.com

3-Month Rain Forecast map


(valid for January-February-March)




Source: CPTEC/INMET/FUNCEME



In the map note that our favored area for this time of year, North East Zone, with numbers 1,2,3 and 4, should experience less rainfall than any of our other Fishing Zones. Meanwhile, the Barcelos area, number 5, where most anglers fish (in public waters) is in the high rainfall area colored in blue. And, the city of Manaus as a reference is number 6.

In conclusion, our guesswork would indicate that on the Omero current water levels should be excellent for the next 2 weeks.



River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 30 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. Here is a zone-by-zone snapshot of what is happening at the three Fishing Zones not mentioned in this report:

North West Zone: Water levels in this zone up to 400 miles north west of Manaus are too high, which is not normal for this time of the year. Therefore, we have moved most of our stand-by operations out of this zone and into the above mentioned Omero lakes system.

South East Zone: Water levels in this zone 150 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.

South West Zone: Water levels in this zone 400 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.


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Mid-Week fishing report, January 25th 2021 (one day, only)

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The Omero is back with great fishing!


This brief report was put together last night by our HQ Staff in Montevideo, Uruguay, to alert incoming anglers to the actual conditions they will find on arrival next week in Curicuri in the Omero Lake System north of Manaus. Water levels were dropping as forecasted and fishing popped up on Monday. The Omero Lakes are in our North East Zone which typically enjoys low water this time of year (see map below). At this writing, the 2 parties of a total of 11 anglers, fishing with party leader Jim English and Brian Pratter on Fly-In River Trains II and IV had landed 146 fish on Monday, twenty of which weighed more than 10 pounds plus a 17, a 18 and a 19 pounder. Fishing numbers are going up rapidly now day by day as the last water pours out of the jungles and becoming clearer. We mentioned this possibility in our last fishing report, noting that “Omero water levels could go up a bit more due to last week's rainfall, but should then stabilize and fall over the next four to six days." The good news is, water levels will continue this trend and stabilize 2-3 feet below the jungle line as of Thursday, and fishing is expected to be excellent at least for the next two weeks (see water level report below). That is not to overlook the fact that the departing party last week managed to catch some fish and had a great time, with a couple of big fish including Arapaima, Aruana, Sardinata, Tambaqui and Apapa (see last week's gallery).


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Water Level Report on North East Zone



As we forecasted, fishing last week was still marginal since water levels were still at the-jungle-line on the Omero Lakes. As this is written water levels are ½ foot below the jungle line and lower in some areas. The real good news is, water levels will be excellent, which indicates that our 10-day forecasts for very little rain were very accurate last week. Water levels are expected to continue to drop rapidly on the Omero until Thursday and maintain this level until the end of the season. This is further evidenced in today’s 10-day forecasts as compared to last week’s (see below).

Today’s 10-day accumulated rainfall forecasts  are for the towns marked in green. These forecasts have a direct impact on the Omero lakes in North East Zone.  The 10-day rainfall below the threshold of 1.8 to 2.0 inches means that water levels will be dropping very fast on the Omero.
  • Caracarai: 0.65 inches (this town's location can be seen below as "2" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Boa Vista: 0.12 inches (idem "3")
  • Rorainopolis: 0.7 inches (idem "4")
  • Barcelos: 1.83 inches (idem "5")
  • Manaus: 3.33 inches. (idem "6")
  • Note: The Omero Lakes are marked number "1" in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map

Source: wunderground.com

Last week’s 10-day accumulated rainfall forecast:
  • Caracarai: 1.4 inches
  • Boa Vista: 0.37 inches
  • Rorainopolis: 2.05 inches
  • Barcelos: 4.12 inches
  • Manaus: 4.37 inches

Source: wunderground.com

The prospects looking forward are even better, as can be seen in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map.

3-Month Rain Forecast Map


(valid for January-February-March)




Source: CPTEC/INMET/FUNCEME

In the map note that our favored area for this time of year, North East Zone, with numbers 1,2,3 and 4, should experience less rainfall than any of our other Fishing Zones. Meanwhile, the Barcelos area, number 5, where most anglers fish (in public waters) is in the high rainfall area colored in blue. And, the city of Manaus as a reference is number 6.

In conclusion, our guesswork would indicate that on the Omero current water levels have gone through the worst point for the season. By the end of this week, conditions should be edging toward excellent.



River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 30 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. Here is a zone-by-zone snapshot of what is happening at the three Fishing Zones not mentioned in this report:

North West Zone: Water levels in this zone up to 400 miles north west of Manaus are too high, which is not normal for this time of the year. Therefore, we have moved most of our stand-by operations out of this zone and into the above mentioned Omero lakes system.

South East Zone: Water levels in this zone 150 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.

South West Zone: Water levels in this zone 400 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.


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