Fishing Reports

Fishing Report: December 28th, 2021

HONEY HOLE….

3,834 Peacocks by 24 anglers

Our last 24 anglers before the year-end had excellent fishing at our private Omero lakes, despite high waters across the Amazon South American basin. Seven trophies were landed between 20 and 22 lbs.






Stats: The last 24 anglers for the year caught in 6 ½ days 3,834 peacocks with 239 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 32 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 7 between 20 and 22 lbs.( see the above chart) This tally excludes a multifarious array of tropical species landed such as jacundá, apapá, cachorra, oscar, aruana, wolfish, pacú, bicúda, and pirañha.

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Ammo: For bait casters the most effective lures for big peacocks were all types of the light colored 6-inch topwaters since these fisheries are way below their sustainable season’s capacity. And, as always, bucktail jigs  and spinner baits worked well. For fly fishermen poppers for smaller fish worked, but the larger fish were caught on long white and red bucktail streamers on sinking lines.

Guesswork:

Below we wish to inform our incoming anglers about the six River Train destinations, according to the expected water levels across our 9 Private Rivers.

South West Zone & South East Zone (scroll down to see map): Water levels are all high from Manaus down to 500 miles south, which is normal this time of the year.


We have transferred all River Trains 300-400 miles North of Manaus to the North East Dry Zone were water levels and fishing have been excellent on the Omero.

North East Zone (Omero, and the upper Jufaris, Itapara, Xeurini. Scroll down to see map): A couple of these rivers will continue to have excellent fishing for at least the next 1-2 weeks since water levels should be dropping as evidenced by todays and last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast. Scroll down to see these forecasts.





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 where we fished up until November. The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels will 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 substantially above two inches, water levels will continue to rise, which is normal for this time of the year.

Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Manicore: 4.49 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 4.17 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 3.26 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 3.31 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence (idem “5”)


North East Zone  > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes and the Upper Jufaris. As seen below water levels will be falling rapidly.

Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Caracarai: 1.12 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 0.51 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 1.34 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 1.98 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 3.64 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence. Used only as a reference.


Last week’s ,10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows: 
  • Caracarai: 1.19 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 0.48 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 1.34 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 2.44 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 3.79 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence. Used only as a reference.


Two weeks ago, 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:  
  • Caracarai: 3.57 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 2.13 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 3.25 inches 
  • Barcelos: 2.86 inches 
  • Manaus: 4.17 inches (outside our fishery sphere-of-influence). Used only as a reference.


Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com


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

(Valid for December-January-February)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, the white color means normal rainfall forecasted. Note that our selected fishing area during January and February, which is the North East Zone, is in light blue, meaning that there is a slight positive anomaly; i.e.: this zone should receive slightly more rainfall than expected for this time of the year. However, by Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shows that areas (towns) 1, 2 and 3 have low expected rainfall.



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Fishing Report: November 29th, 2021

WE MOOOOVE….

3,310 Peacocks for the week!

All six River Trains next week will be 500 miles North from where we started the season. This weekend (2 ½ days) 4 incoming parties had good fishing of which 8 anglers had an outstanding startup landing a 17, 17, 19, 20, and a 22 pounder.






Stats: Last week 44 anglers caught in 6 ½ days 3,310 peacocks despite rapidly rising levels in our Private Rivers South West Zone (300 miles south of Manaus) but with falling levels in the North East Zone (300 miles north of Manaus). The incoming 4 parties totaling 32 anglers all of whom fished North East Zone over this last week-end (2 ½ days) landed 1,124 peacocks with 63 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 7 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 2 between 20 and 22 lbs. This tally excludes many tropical species landed such as jacunda, amapa, cachorra, oscar, aruana, wolfish, pacu, oscar, bicuda, and piranha.

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Ammo: Most effective lures for big peacocks are topwater for the bait casters on the Omero and Jufaris since these fisheries are way below their sustainable season’s capacity.

Guesswork:
South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-Acu, see map below): Water levels should continue to rise according to today's and last week's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall (see below). As such, we have transferred  all River Trains but one to the North East Dry Zone.


North East Zone (Omero, Upper Jufaris, Mata-Mata, see map below): fishing has been very good on the Omero, Mata-mata, and on the Upper Jufaris excellent in terms of big fish. These rivers will have reasonable fishing for the rest of this and next week since water levels should will be rising but not to alarming levels as evidenced by today's and last week's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast. See this and last week’s forecasts 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 will continue to rise, which is normal for this time of the year. Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Manicore: 2.34 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.24 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.80 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.52 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: 3.47 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 3.42 inches
  • Autazes: 3.12 inches
  • Borba: 2.55 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 and the Upper Jufaris. As seen below water levels will be falling rapidly. Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Caracarai: 2.66 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 1.72 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 2.51 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 2.06 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 2.41 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence.

Last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:  
  • Caracarai: 3.23 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 1.96 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 3.49 inches 
  • Barcelos: 2.73 inches 
  • Manaus: 3.13 inches (outside our fishery sphere-of-influence).

Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com


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

(Valid for November-December-January)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, the white color means normal rainfall forecasted. Note that our selected fishing area during January and February, which is the North East Zone, is in light blue, meaning that there is a slight positive anomaly; i.e.: this zone should receive slightly more rainfall than expected.



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Fishing Report: November 16th, 2021

HOT & PEPPY

1,478 Peacocks Over The Weekend.

This week’s 8 incoming parties had good fishing but, going into red hot in the North East Private Rivers.





Stats: Last week 27 anglers caught in 6 ½ days only a get by 2,920 peacocks, since waters went up as forecasted. This week’s incoming 8 parties totaling 44 anglers, over this last week-end (2 ½ days) landed only 1,478 peacocks with 136 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 9 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 3 between 20 and 22 lbs. However, since water levels are forecasted to continue to drop extremely fast, and as water pours out of the North East Dry Zone the remaining 4 days of fishing should be at their best!

This tally excludes a multifarious array of tropical species landed. Two arapaima were landed, 28 and 40bls as well as many other such as jacunda, amapa, cachorra, oscar, 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 for big peacocks are topwater for the bait casters on the Omero and Jufaris since these fisheries are way below their sustainable season’s capacity. On the other hand, Topwater lures are becoming MUCH less effective in the South West fisheries since we have reached the sustainable capacity for the Matupiri and Igoapacu estimated at 8 weeks per season.
Guesswork:
South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-Acu, see map below): Water levels should continue to rise according to the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall (see below). However, we will still maintain the last 2 River Trains as a fall back in this zone, since the rainfall forecasted in the North East Dry Zone is still not favorable.



North East Zone (Omero, Upper Jufaris, Mata-Mata, see map below): Although fishing has been average on the Omero, Mata-mata and on the Upper Jufaris, both areas will have excellent fishing for the rest of this week since water levels should be dropping as evidenced by last week's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast , but it may be rising again next week as evidenced by this week’s forecast. See this and last week's forecasts 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 will continue to rise, which is normal for this time of the year.
Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Manicore: 3.47 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 3.42 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 3.12 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.55 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: 3.82 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 3.22 inches
  • Autazes: 1.95 inches
  • Borba: 3.18 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 and the Upper Jufaris. As seen below water levels will be falling rapidly.
Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Caracarai: 3.23 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 1.96 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 3.49 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 2.73 inches (idem “4”).
  • Manaus: 3.13 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence.

Last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:  
  • Caracarai: 0.96 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 0.56 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 1.29 inches 
  • Barcelos: 1.60 inches 
  • Manaus: 2.24 inches 
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

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

(Valid for November-December-January)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil



In the map above, the white color means normal rainfall forecasted. Note that our selected fishing area during January and February, which is the North East Zone, is in light blue, meaning that there is a slight positive anomaly; ie.: this zone should receive slightly more rainfall than expected.



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