Fishing Reports

Mid-Week Fishing Report: Dec. 08 – 10, 2018 (2 ½ days)

ALMOST IN OUR PROGRAMMED RECESS WITH ABSOLUTELY GREAT FISHING

 

 

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers.
Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West – Last week the Henry group ended the week with several trophies above the 20lbs. mark. Fishery is scheduled to rest for the next 3 weeks and Floating-suites and tackle will be refurbished and re-stocked. Water levels forecast makes us believe that this fishery will be presenting good fishing conditions for at least 4 or 5 weeks. Xeruini river in Dry-Zone N.West – The Hixon group of 7 anglers arrived on Saturday  landing 318 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days. Largest peacock bass weighed 15lbs. and best performing lures are propellers and top water lures. Jufaris (upper and mid) in Dry-Zone N.West – Last Saturday the Chambers group of 6 anglers arrived to our single occupancy floating suites in the upper part of the river and had a great start with 236 landed peacock bass largest of which weighed 18lbs.The mid section of the river received the Barges da Costa group of 8 anglers landed 430 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days the largest of which weighed 16lbs..    
 

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone N. West

Guess work

Water levels stabilized and slightly dropping in our fisheries in the Dry-Zone N.West.  The Jufaris and Xeruini  fisheries is expected to maintain good fishing conditions in the coming week.
Blue dots represent water level monitoring stations where levels are rising and yellow dots where levels are dropping. Our area of interest is between Barcelos and Caracarai.

Some normal tropical rainstorms for the rest of the week expected at the Barcelos area improving towards the weekend. Our area of interest forecast shows no significant rain episodes in the coming fortnight, thus the dropping water level tendency is expected to continue.

  Moreover, rainfall forecast for the trimester shows a mild El Niño impact in the area with a water level drop for the coming months.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: December 01 – 03, 2018 (2 ½ days).

STARTING DECEMBER WITH GREAT FISHING CONDITIONS !

 

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers.
Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West – The Henry group of 7 anglers arrived last weekend and had a slow start with 60 landed peacock bass, though camp reports that they are following a trophy oriented strategy focused on sizes more than quantities. They endured some rain episodes and the largest peacock bass weighed 19lbs. Fishing conditions are still good although water levels have risen a bit and more rain is expected on the coming days. . Xeruini river in Dry-Zone N.West – The Case group of 8 anglers arrived on Saturday  landing 318 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days. Largest peacock bass weighed 15lbs. and best performing lures are propellers and top water lures. Jufaris (upper and mid) in Dry-Zone N.West – Last Saturday the Zucker group of 6 anglers arrived to our single occupancy floating suites in the upper part of the river enjoying a great start with 273 landed peacock bass largest of which weighed 17lbs, also come spectacular aruanas made the basket. On the mid section of the river the Roger group of 7 anglers landed 560 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days enduring some heavy rain episodes also.      

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone S. West

in Dry-Zone N. West

Guess work

Water levels stabilized and slightly rising on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area, drainage of the Roçado (Tapurucuara – see graph below). Levels are stable in the Negro in the Barcelos area, drainage of the Jufaris and Xeruini which presents a lower level than the Jufaris. The Roçado (Dry-Zone S.West) fishery is expected to maintain good fishing conditions in the coming week, as well as the Jufaris and Xeruini fisheries in Dry-Zone N. West
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 occurred earlier 
 
Quarterly forecast for Dec. Jan, Feb. shows below normal rainfall expectations for Dry-Zone N. West and East, we are alert monitoring the dry-zones to determine the best available water levels for the rest of the season.

  Steady rain episodes are expected for the coming days, water levels might rise a bit (see above)  

Infography below depicts the rainfall forecast in the coming fortnight with respect to the historical mean showing some minor anomalies for the region affecting our private fisheries (see arrow). Table below shows the accumulated rainfall, for the Branco and Negro river basins showing no significant anomalies from the norm up to now.  


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: November 24 – 26, 2018 (2 ½ days).

No excuse fishing at the Roçado, Jufaris (upper and mid) and the Xeruini private fisheries.

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers. Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West – Last Saturday we received the Sanders group of 6 anglers, who after enduring some rain episodes landed a total of 143 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days the largest of which was 22lbs.  Fishing conditions are good although water levels have risen a bit and more rain is expected on the coming days. . Xeruini river in Dry-Zone N.West – The Vasconcellos group of 12 anglers arrived on Saturday and broke waters at this fishery with a slow start and enduring some rain episodes. Fishing conditions are good and yields are expected to pick up on the coming days. Largest peacock bass weighed 15lbs. Jufaris (upper and mid) in Dry-Zone N.West – Last Saturday the Startsev group of 7 anglers arrived to  our single occupancy floating suites in the upper part of the river enjoying a great start with 248 landed peacock bass and also bicudas, piranhas, cachorras, and matrinxas. Simultaneously the Molinari group of 8 anglers arrived to the mid section of this fishery and landed 414 peacock bass the largest of which weighed 16lbs., in just 2 1/2 days.      

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone S. West

in Dry-Zone N. West

Guess work

Water levels stabilized and slightly rising on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area, drainage of the Roçado (Tapurucuara – see graph below). Levels have also risen a bit in the Negro in the Barcelos area, drainage of the Jufaris and Xeruini. The Roçado (Dry-Zone S.West) fishery is expected to maintain good fishing conditions in the coming week, as well as the Jufaris and Xeruini fisheries in Dry-Zone N. West
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 occurred earlier 
 
Quarterly forecast for Nov. Dec. Jan, shows normal rainfall expectations for Dry-Zone N. West and East, implying no extreme situations for the coming weeks.

 

Some significant rain episodes are expected for the coming days, improving towards the weekend (see above)  

Infography below depicts the rainfall forecast in the coming fortnight with respect to the historical mean showing some significant anomalies for the region affecting our private fisheries.

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: November 17 – 19, 2018 (2 ½ days).

Now fishing in the Roçado, Jufaris (upper and mid) and the Omero lakes private fisheries.

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers. Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West – The Trusk group of 8 anglers arrived last Saturday, and have already landed 9 trophies above the 20lbs. mark, the largest of which was 25+lbs. and the tally has way passed the 120 mark for the weekend. Fishing conditions remain good although water levels have risen a bit. Omero Lakes in Dry-Zone N.East – The De Faria group arrived on Saturday and had a soft start landing  a mean of 38 peacock bass per boat per day, largest of which were 14lbs., again the basket included several other species as pirapitingas, aruanas, pirarucus, pirararas (red-tails), surubims, and black piranhas (see gallery below). This group is taking it easy, last week´s benchmark left by the Leonetti group totaled a stunning 2.063 peacock bass. Jufaris (upper and mid) in Dry-Zone N.West - We received in our single occupancy floating suites in the upper part of the river towards the fountain head the Huston group of 4 anglers that had a great start landing 297 peacock bass the largest of which was 20lbs. Bicudas, cachorras and trairas were also present in the basket.  Simultaneously the Lennon group of 6 anglers enjoyed the mid part of this fishery, landing in just 2 1/2 days  348 peacock bass with the largest weighing 18lbs.    
 

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone S. West

 

Guess work

Water levels stabilized and slightly rising on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara – see graph below). Levels have also risen a bit in the Negro in the Barcelos area. Rainfall keeps overcoming the drainage; however, the Roçado fishery is expected to maintain very good fishing conditions in the coming week.
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 occurred earlier 
Quarterly forecast for Nov. Dec. Jan, shows normal rainfall expectations for Dry-Zone N. West and East, implying no extreme situations for the coming weeks.
Weather forecast for Santa Isabel, in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows some rain episodes for the rest of the week, water levels are expected to rise a bit further.


Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone N.East

Rainfall forecast and water level report for the Caracarai station upriver from the Omero lakes confirm the dropping tendency and good fishing conditions in the Branco Basin.

Guess work


 

Infography below depicts the rainfall forecast in the coming fortnight with respect to the historical mean showing no significant anomalies for the region affecting our private fisheries.

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: November 10 – 12, 2018 (2 ½ days).

PRESENTING THE 90+ cms. PEACOCK BASS ALL TACKLE WORLD RECORD IN LENGTH

(yet to be certified by IGFA)

 

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend's conditions to our incoming anglers.
Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West - The Lenke group of 6 anglers arrived last Saturday, and have already landed 6 trophies above the 20lbs. mark, the largest of which was 24+lbs.. They have endured some heavy rain episodes and water levels have risen a bit, though yields remain unaffected. At the top of this report pls. find the video presenting Eduard Ivanov's impressive 90+ centimeter long peacock bass, landed the previous week,  that is being evaluated for presentation to the IGFA , since it exceeds in length the current registered records for the Cichla Temensis, please check: http://wrec.igfa.org/WRecordsList.aspx?lc=AllTackleLength&cn=Peacock,%20speckled Omero Lakes in Dry-Zone N.West - The Leonetti group of 8 anglers visiting us from Argentina, have had a great start landing a mean of 57 peacock bass per boat per day, largest of which were 18lbs., again the basket included several other species as pirapitingas, aruanas, pirarucus, pirararas (red-tails), surubims, and black piranhas (see gallery below).      




Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone S. West

 

Guess work

Water levels stabilized and slightly rising on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara – see graph below). Levels have also risen in the Negro in the Barcelos area. Rainfall is overcoming the drainage; however, the Roçado fishery is expected to maintain very good fishing conditions in the coming week.
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 occurred earlier 
Quarterly forecast for Nov. Dec. Jan, shows normal rainfall expectations for Dry-Zone N. West and East, implying no extreme situations for the coming weeks.


Weather forecast for Santa Isabel,  in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows some rain episodes for the rest of the week, water levels are expected to rise a bit further.




Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone N.East

Rainfall forecast and water level report for the Caracarai station upriver from the Omero lakes confirm the dropping tendency and fishing conditions improvement in the Branco Basin.  

Guess work

 

Graph below shows accumulated precipitation in the last 5 days, confirming expected water level tendencies.

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: November 03 – 05, 2018 (2 ½ days).

BREAKING NEWS: POTENTIAL IGFA WORLD RECORD LANDED AT THE ROÇADO

90 + cms long Peacock Bass

(more details and images in next week´s report)

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend's conditions to our incoming anglers.
Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West - received the Duggey group of 8 anglers for the second time this year,  who had a trophy fest in the weekend, with 5 peacock bass over the 20lbs mark the largest of which was 23lbs., and although they endured some heavy rain episodes, an additional 15 peacocks of the total of 149 weighed above the 10lbs. mark. At the end of last week Eduard Ivanov landed an impressive 90+ centimeter long peacock bass, that is being evaluated for presentation to the IGFA , since it exceeds in length the current registered records for the Cichla Temensis, please check: http://wrec.igfa.org/WRecordsList.aspx?lc=AllTackleLength&cn=Peacock,%20speckled Images will be posted in next week´s fishing report.   Omero Lakes in Dry-Zone N.West - with water levels improving daily the Hoyos group of 10 anglers had a most challenging weekend with a total peacock bass tally of 971, plus the welcome variations that included, pirapitingas, aruanas, pirarucus, tambaquis, surubims, and black piranhas.   Upper Jufaris private fishery in Dry-Zone N.East - in our single occupancy Fly-in Floating Suites camp we received the Hitt group of 6 anglers, whose tally totaled 301 peacock bass in the weekend the largest of which was 17lbs. Some rain episodes were endured and a very relaxed camp life was enjoyed.  

 
   




Today´s Average Water Level in Dry-Zone N. West

 
Guess work Water levels stabilized and slightly rising on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara – see graph below). Levels are lower on the Negro in the Barcelos area. Rainfall is compensating the drainage. Therefore Roçado fishery is expected to maintain excellent fishing conditions in the coming week.
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 occurred earlier 
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 occurred earlier
Quarterly forecast for Nov. Dec. Jan, shows normal rainfall expectations for Dry-Zone N. West and East, implying no extreme situations for the coming weeks.

Weather forecast for Santa Isabel,  in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows some rain episodes for the rest of the week, water levels are expected to revert the dropping tendency and possibly rise a bit.



Rainfall forecast and water level report for the Caracarai station upriver from the Omero lakes confirm the dropping tendency and fishing conditions improvement in the Branco Basin.

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 1998 minimum, which indicates that today´s  lower water levels should have occurred earlie

Blue dots in the hydrological station maps represent that water levels have reached their minimum and started to rise, showing the evolution of the Dry-Zones in the Amazon basin, that this season is developing normally without any mayor influence of the El Nino o La Nina.

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: October 27 – 29, 2018 (2 ½ days).

SIMPLY PERFECT !

Last week´s tally ( 6 1/2 days): The Kejoe group last week at our Roçado private fishery on the upper Uneuixi Indian Reserve, ended the week with a 483 landed peacock bass with 7 trophies above the 20lbs mark, and the largest of which was 23lbs. (see gallery). Week end´s tally (2 ½ days): Last Saturday we received the Alex group of 8 at the Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West, their trophy count for these 2 1/2 days in lbs. was: 2 x 20, 1 x 19, 3 x 18.  Although they endured some heavy rain episodes, rainfall forecast shows that conditions should improve as of today. We also received the Oleg group of 7 that broke waters at the Omero lakes in the Branco basin where fishing conditions are now very good. They have landed 261 peacock bass during the weekend, plus several aruanas, tambaqui and pirarucus that challenged our guests skills and tackle.      


Today´s Average Water Level in Dry-Zone N. West
Guess work Water levels keep 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. Rainfall is compensating the drainage. Therefore Roçado fishery is expected to maintain stable excellent fishing conditions in the coming week.
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 occurred earlier .
Also the Barcelos water level report, near the Omero lakes fishery and further downriver from Tapuruquara confirms our predictions. Omero lakes present water levels a bit above the jungle level, but are dropping as expected.
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 occurred earlier .
 
Quarterly forecast for Nov. Dec. Jan, shows normal rainfall expectations for Dry-Zone N. West and East, implying no extreme situations for the coming weeks.

Weather forecast for Santa Isabel,  in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows some rain episodes (just normal tropical showers) for the rest of the week, supporting the expected water level stabilization. Something similar is also happening  with the Omero lakes fishery also in same Dry-Zone where we started operating.   Furthemore precipitation forecasts for the coming days as compared with the historical norm, confirms our expectations of having a normal season without extreme conditions.  

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All other Dry-Zones are currently closed, which is normal for this time of the season.


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: October 20 – 22, 2018 (2 ½ days).

ROÇADO: Fly-fishing paradise

Last week´s tally ( 6 1/2 days): The Roçado private fishery on the upper Uneuixi Indian Reserve ( not yet incl. in map below ) keeps delivering beyond our expectations. Last week´s Grosell group of 5 anglers, included several fly-fishermen, that landed 9 trophies above the 20 lbs. mark the largest of which was 23lbs, moreover several other species made the basket (see gallery). Week end´s tally (2 ½ days): Last Saturday we received the Kejoe group of 8 further upriver at the Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West, they had a good start with 222 landed peacock bass. However this never fished segment of the river presents fewer lagoons, hence the largest peacock so far is 19lbs..  As the Floating Suites Train continues to  navigate to higher lagoon density areas larger trophies are expected.  

DRY - ZONES MAP


Today´s Average Water Level in Dry-Zone N. West    
Guess work Water levels keep 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. 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 occurred earlier .
All hydrological monitoring stations in the Amazon basin report a normal draining process for this Season. (source: http://www.cprm.gov.br/sace/)

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. 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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