Fishing Reports

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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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Sept. 22 – 24, 2018 (2 ½ days)

Great action at the Matupirí river private fishery.

Last week´s groups fishing at the Matupiri river private fishery, obtained a significant mean of 32 peacock bass per angler per day, seasoned with other species as jacundas, bicudas, piranhas, matrinxas and some sardinhas. Water levels are still a bit high but great action is unaffected. Sizes are yet sub standard, and we expect sizes to increase as water levels drop, largest peacock bass weighed 17 lbs.. Last weekend anglers landed 1.322 peacock bass in just 2 ½ days, and they are expected to keep enjoying excellent weather conditions with no significant rain episodes for the rest of the week. Mid water lures are reported to be working best under these conditions.

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit high but very fishable, they are expected to keep dropping.  The Matupiri 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 Barcelos area. 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.
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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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Sept. 15 – 17, 2018 (2 ½ days)

3.000+ PEACOCK BASS AT OUR MATUPIRI RIVER

PRIVATE FISHERY

  3.310 landed peacock bass was the outstanding final number for the Nunes group last week at our Matupiri river private fishery. No trophies larger than 18lbs but hopefully this week they will start appearing as water levels drop.  Water levels are a bit high but healthily dropping as expected, rainfall forecasts confirm the tendency for the coming week. Self evident but worth mentioning is that the fishery is granting serious action for visiting anglers. Last Saturday we received two groups that are near the 1.500 fish-count mark (in just 2 1/12 days) and enjoying good fishing conditions with no significant rain episodes in the days to come.  Best working lures as reported by the hosts are mid water lures, perversas, yo-zuri, etc.

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit high but very fishable, they are expected to keep dropping.  The Matupiri 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 Sept. Oct. Nov. : 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 Barcelos area. 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.
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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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Sept. 08 – 10, 2018 (2 ½ days)

BREAKING WATER AT THE LOWER MATUPIRI RIVER

  Last weekend the Nunes group broke waters at the lower Matupiri river private fishery. Although anglers endured some heavy rain episodes they managed to land 1.229 peacock bass in just 2 ½ days. Water levels are still a bit high but unquestionably fishable. Floating suites will be moving looking for the best places to maximize anglers trophy chances. All anglers are baitcasters and camp host reports that mid water lures are the best option in this scenario.    

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit high but very fishable, they are expected to keep dropping.  The Matupiri 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 Sept. Oct. Nov. : 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 some normal mild tropical storms with some spot rainfall 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 peaked in the Barcelos area. 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.
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 
Water levels keep descending and we have decided to move out of this region mainly for preservation reasons having reached the established capacity for the season as mentioned in previous report. The region will be closed until next season in 2019.  


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Fishing Report: Aug 18 – 25, 2018

MARMELOS RIVER PRIVATE FISHERY NOW OFFICIALLY CLOSED FOR THIS SEASON, NAVIGATING NOW TO THE MATUPIRI RIVER.

Last week we received the Barrantes group of 8 anglers for the last week of this season at our Marmelos private fishery. They enjoyed a great week landing 1.048 peacock bass the largest of which weighed 19lbs. as pictured below in the gallery. Bait-casters and fly-fishermen in the group were up the challenge and including in the basket also jacundas, bicudas, piranhas and several matrinxas. On Sunday the Floating Suites train started its slow navigation towards the Matupiri river in the S.West Dry-Zone, where water level conditions are good and improving by the day. We expect to break waters on Sept. 8th.. We are also thoroughly evaluating the evolution of the water levels at our new private fishery in the headwaters of the Uneuixi river in the N.West Dry-Zone. A report from a scouting mission sent yesterday is expected towards the end of this week. A fresh Floating Suites train is approaching the region and will be in stand-by waiting for the decision to break waters in this renowned trophy river.

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are much better toough still a bit high for good fishing, they are expected to keep dropping. All considered we have decided to start operating at the Matupiri private fishery on Sept. 08, when we believe that fishing conditions will be good. The Matupiri 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 Sept. Oct. Nov. : 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 some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall 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 peaked in the Barcelos area. 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.
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 
Water levels keep descending and we have decided to move out of this region mainly for preservation reasons having reached the established capacity for the season as mentioned in last report. The region will be closed until next season in 2019.  


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Aug 18 – 20, 2018 (2 ½ days)

LAST GROUP AT OUR MARMELOS RIVER PRIVATE FISHERY FOR THIS SEASON

      Last Saturday we received the Barrantes mixed group of 8 anglers, fly fishermen and baitcasters. They have endured several heavy rain episodes during the weekend that affected their yields, nevertheless they managed to land a 19lbs trophy that presented quite a fight. Weather is expected to improve significantly for the rest of the week (see forecast below). Last week the Shuliak group ended the week with 1.232 landed peacock bass using mixed fishing styles. This is the last group fishing at our Marmelos private fishery that will be closed for the rest of the Season. We have evaluated that we have reached the support capacity of the fishery ( technical parameter: 1.6 km. per angler for rivers with few lagoons), and although fishing conditions continue to be good, and yields have been superb, our preservation policies mandate us to close it for the rest of this Season. We strongly believe that strict compliance with sustainability policies guarantee that this fishery will be fully recovered for next Season anglers. Dry - Zone S.West is our next operative Zone, and we are already scouting best areas to break waters in the coming weeks. Floating Suites will be moving into the Matupiri river area in the next two weeks, after which we intend to resume operations there.    

Dry-Zone S.East 
Water levels are still good and keep descending (see graph below - Humaita). After enduring some heavy rain storms during the last weekend, weather forecast only shows some mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall (see forecast below - Manicore). 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.
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 Manicore ,  in the area of influence of the Marmelos private fishery shows some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall for the rest of the week. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are better but still a bit too high for good fishing, and they keep dropping as expected, which is normal for this time of the year. We are constantly scouting this area to determine best areas to break waters in September. (beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Water levels are high and have already peaked in the Barcelos area. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year. Water level graphs, indicate that probably this Season we will be having a similar pattern as last year at the Negro and Branco basins.
Dry-Zone N.East
Water levels are high in the Branco basin, and they have already peaked. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.
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 minimum.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Aug 11 – 13, 2018 (2 ½ days)

PRIVILEGED ANGLERS ENJOYING THE LAST WEEKS AT THE MARMELOS RIVER

    Last week the Tarr group ended the week with 1.478 landed peacock bass with several trophies weighing 17 lbs using mixed fishing styles. This weekend the Shulyak group arrived at our Marmelos private fishery, again with a mix of baitcasters and fly-fishermen, their largest trophy up to yesterday was above the 17lbs. mark.  Great top water action continues to be the name of the game. Fishing conditions are excellent, weather forecast for the rest of the week only show some mild normal tropical storms with no significant rainfall.    

Dry-Zone S.East 
Water levels are at the optimal level and keep slowly descending (see graph below - Humaita). Weather forecast confirms tendency showing some mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall (see forecast below - Manicore). 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.
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 Manicore ,  in the area of influence of the Marmelos private fishery shows some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall for the rest of the week. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit too high for good fishing, but keep dropping as expected, which is normal for this time of the year. We are constantly scouting this area to determine date to break waters. (beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Water levels are high and peaking in the Barcelos area. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.
Dry-Zone N.East
Water levels are high. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Aug 04 – 06, 2018 (2 ½ days)

OPTIMAL FISHING CONDITIONS AT THE MARMELOS RIVER.

  Last week the Sullivan group ended the week with 1.925 landed peacock bass the largest of which weighed 15lbs that presented quite a challenge for a savvy fly fisherman. This weekend the Tarr group arrived at our Marmelos private fishery, with a mix of baitcasters and fly-fishermen, their largest trophy up to yesterday was a 17lbs. peacock bass.  Great top water action and propellers and poppers are having the best performance as reported by the camp host. Fishing conditions are just perfect, weather forecast for the rest of the week only show some mild normal tropical storms with no significant rainfall.      

Dry-Zone S.East 
Water levels are at the optimal level and keep slowly descending (see graph below - Humaita). Weather forecast confirms tendency showing some mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall (see forecast below - Manicore).
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 water levels for the rest of the season.

Weather forecast for Manicore ,  in the area of influence of the Marmelos private fishery shows some normal mild tropical storms with no significant rainfall. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Dry-Zone S.West 
Water levels are still a bit too high for good fishing, but keep dropping as expected, which is normal for this time of the year. We are constantly scouting this area to determine date to break waters. (beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West
Water levels are high and peaking in the Barcelos area,  closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year (see map below).
Dry-Zone N.East
Water levels are high,  closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.


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