Fishing Reports

MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: JAN 13 – 15, 2018 (2 ½ DAYS)

PRIVATE FISHERIES IN DRY-ZONE N.EAST PRESENTING PERFECT FISHING CONDITIONS

Please note that the 2 1/2 days is to promptly report last weekend prevailing conditions to our incoming anglers.

 

Dry-Zone N.East is presenting excellent fishing conditions in all our private fisheries. Anglers enjoyed a great weekend with solid yields as the table above shows. Worth mentioning the other species caught at the foot of the table, since some outstanding specimens of these species were joyfully landed.

Last week a total of 34 anglers landed 5.104 peacock bass in our private fisheries with two trophies above the 20 lbs mark plus a wild assortment of other species.

The Branco river basin is in its turning point and will probably start to rise shortly. The Negro basin has been affected by more rain and is rising already. Rainfall forecast for the coming weeks is above average and might accelerate the water cycle.

 


  Dry-Zone S.East 

Water levels are high, closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

 Dry-Zone S.West 

Water levels are high,  closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

(beige in map above) Dry-Zone N.West

Water levels are about 1.0ft. above jungle level and rising. The Negro influence is being felt in the lower sectors of the Xeruini and Jufaris, camps have moved upriver. Some moderate rain is expected in the coming days.

Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels are about 1.0 ft below jungle level and rising. Fishing conditions are excellent. Moderate rain is expected for the rest of the week (see water level sketch below)

NOTE that the green area at the North affecting the Amazon basin and our fisheries is now darker, this makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme low water levels as we had last season.




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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: JAN 06 – 13, 2018 (2 ½ DAYS)

2018 FULL STEAM START WITH PERFECT FISHING CONDITIONS

34 anglers fishing this week at our Jufaris, Xeruini and Itapará private fisheries. Some of them taking it easy and enjoying the jungle experience and amenities. Excellent fishing conditions, and excellent forecast for the rest of the week in all fisheries.

Lots of top water action and some beautiful aruanas at the upper Jufaris.


  Dry-Zone S.East 

Water levels are high, closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

 Dry-Zone S.West 

Water levels are high,  closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

Dry-Zone N.West

Water levels are about 1.0ft. below jungle level and are slowly rising. Jufaris and Xeruini private fisheries are presenting excellent fishing conditions for the rest of the week. No significant rain is expected in the coming days.

Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels are about 1.5ft. below jungle level and rising. Fishing conditions are excellent. No significant rain is expected for the rest of the week.

NOTE that the green area at the North affecting the Amazon basin and our fisheries is now darker, this makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme low water levels as we had last season.




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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: DEC. 30 – JAN 06, 2018 (2 ½ DAYS)

CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR IN THE JUNGLE

 

 

Last Saturday 30th, we received in two Fly-in Floating Suites two groups totaling 14 anglers who decided to start 2018 in the quiet of the jungle, just fishing. They headed to the headwaters of the Jufaris and Xeruini rivers. They obtained good yields of up to more than 100 landed peacock bass per boat per day (see table above) but perhaps due to some heavy rain episodes only very few trophies. Rain is expected to stop today and the forecast for the rest of the week is excellent. Water levels are about 2ft below jungle level and are slowly starting to rise.

The Indirei group arriving today for a short week will enjoy perfect fishing conditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  Dry-Zone S.East 

Water levels are high, closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

 Dry-Zone S.West 

Water levels are high,  closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

Dry-Zone N.West

Water levels are about 1.5ft. below jungle level and have started slowly to rise. Jufaris and Xeruini private fisheries are presenting excellent fishing conditions for the rest of the week. No significant rain episodes are expected in the coming days.

Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels are about 2ft. below jungle level and rising. Fishing conditions are excellent. Heavy rain episodes are expected to stop today and no significant rain is expected for the rest of the week.

NOTE that the green area at the North affecting the Amazon basin and our fisheries is now darker, this makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (65%) in our fisheries, averting extreme low water levels as we had last season.




Gallery depicts last two groups that fished in Dec 16 – 23.

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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: DEC. 02 – 05, 2017 (2 ½ DAYS)

 

First day 6 anglers put under their belt a 20lb , 19lb, 18lb and three 17lb

 

Groups arriving last Saturday are now fishing in optimal water levels at the Xeruini and Jufaris rivers. The Weeler group of 7 anglers are mostly fly fishing and had a promising start landing 534 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days. No rain and almost perfect water levels completed a blissful picture. Camp informs us that red/yellow bucktails are making a smash.

Meanwhile the Gungoll group at the Jufaris, mainly baitcasters, are also obtaining excellent yields with an average of 62 peacocks per boat per day and with trophies of 20lbs., 2 x 19 lbs, 1 x 18lbs and 3 x 17 lbs. on the first 2 1/2 days. Joao pepinos, perversas, choppers and jigs are quoted as the best working lures.

 


Dry-Zone S.East 

Water levels are high and closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year. Plus, the maximum support capacity of 1mile per angler was reached with a  total of 48 anglers

 Dry-Zone S.West 

Water levels same as above. Plus, the maximum support capacity of 1 mile per angler was reached with a  total of 86 anglers

Dry-Zone N.West

Water levels keep descending and are expected to reach their optimum levels in the coming days. Headwaters of the Jufaris and Xeruini are improving their yields by the day. No significant rain episodes are expected for the rest of the week.

Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels keep dropping rapidly, presenting spots with excellent fishing conditions, we have started fishing at the Kabori with excellent results. Forecasts are excellent also.

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for the next three months. The light green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore, the dry water cycle is expected to develop almost normal in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East)




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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: NOV. 25 – 27, 2017 (2 ½ DAYS)

MOBILITY + PRIVATE WATERS = GREAT FISHING !

20 anglers arrived last Saturday to three of our Floating – Suites camps, and fished at the Xeruini, Jufaris and Kabori private fisheries. The overall yield exceeded the 1.000 landed peacock bass in 2 1/2 days with several trophies over the 17lbs mark, one 19 lbs and two 20 lbs.

Water levels descended in all three fisheries and are reaching their optimum levels, no significant rain episodes were reported and forecasts for the rest of the week show that they will be enjoying excellent fishing conditions.

We have a mix of baitcasters and fly-fishermen. Camp reports that best working lures are helice, joao pepino, choppers, and poppers for our fly-fishermen. Lots of intense surface action.  Other species caught include, piranhas, bicudas, peixe cachorro, trairas.


  Dry-Zone S.East 

Water levels are high and closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year. Plus, the maximum support capacity of 1mile per angler was reached with a  total of 48 anglers

 Dry-Zone S.West 

Water levels same as above. Plus, the maximum support capacity of 1 mile per angler was reached with a  total of 86 anglers

Dry-Zone N.West

Water levels keep descending and are expected to reach their optimum levels in the coming days. Headwaters of the Jufaris and Xeruini are improving their yields by the day. No significant rain episodes are expected for the rest of the week.

Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels keep dropping rapidly, presenting spots with excellent fishing conditions, we have started fishing at the Kabori with excellent results. Forecasts are excellent also.

he above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for the next three months. The light green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore, the dry water cycle is expected to develop almost normal in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East)




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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: NOV. 18 – 20, 2017 (2 ½ DAYS)

934 PEACOCKS WITH  6% BETWEEN  10-18 lbs !

 

Outstanding yields last week at our Kabori and Omero private fisheries with respectively 1893 and 934 Peacock bass landed by 18 anglers in both Floating Suits with an outstanding 6% between 10-18 lbs. for the Omero anglers.

Our two operations with 15 anglers in the large private fishery Jufaris did reasonably well despite a bit high water levels , but now dropping.

Arriving anglers last weekend enjoyed excellent fishing conditions with a promising start with many a few anglers landing over 60 peacock bass in 2 ½ days.

Our final days at the Omero lakes brings closure to a notable season in this quaint private fishery. Blasting numbers and a wide variety of species challenged visiting anglers without respite. Homongous pirarucus over 100 lbs also played their part in the active week as well as Cará-açú, Surubim, Piranha, Jacundá , Bicuda, Cachorra, Jatuarana e Pirapitinga, Aruanã.

 

 


 Dry-Zone S.East 

Water levels are high, closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

 Dry-Zone S.West 

Water levels are rising but still very operative, as a contingency for unexpected water level variations in the North.

  Dry-Zone N.West 

Water levels are a bit high but very fishable, the Branco basin water cycle is a bit delayed but forecast is better. Headwaters of the Jufaris are picking up. Some rain episodes expected towards the end of the week.

Dry-Zone N.East  

Water levels keep dropping rapidly, presenting spots with excellent fishing conditions as the Omero which is excellent and having produced notable yields, the Itapará and the Kabori are forecasted to reach excellent conditions in the next week.

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for the next three months. The light green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore, the dry water cycle is expected to develop almost normal in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East)




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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: NOV. 11 – 13, 2017 (2 ½ DAYS)

BREAKING WATER AT THE XERUINI RIVER PRIVATE FISHERY

Last weekend the Oliveira mixed group of baitcasters and fly-fishermen broke waters at the headwaters of our private fishery in the Xeruini river. They landed 827 peacock bass in only 2 1/2 days, the largest of which weighed 16lbs.

Great action at the Omero lakes. Last week 8 anglers in the McCann group landed 2.388 peacock bass the largest of which weighed 18lbs., this weekend we received 6 anglers in the Ross group that had a good start with 460 landed peacock bass. Lots of top water action and a considerable multi species basket including: Cará-açú, Surubim, Pirarucu, Piranha, Jacundá , Bicuda, Cachorra, Jatuarana e Pirapitinga, Aruanã.

The Cozby group  fishing last week at the Jufaris private fishery passed the 19lbs mark within excellent mbr./size ratios. The two 8 anglers parties arriving last Saturday are fishing reasonably well with the water a bit high, but dropping. Fishing should improve throughout the week. Best working lures as reported by the host are yozuri, perversa, helice, jigs.


Dry-Zone S.East 

Water levels are high, closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

Dry-Zone S.West 

Water levels are still operative, as a contingency for unexpected water level variations in the North.

Dry-Zone N.West 

Water levels are a bit high but very fishable, the Branco basin forecast is better and we are having an early start here. Weather forecasts are excellent for the rest of the week.

Dry-Zone N.East 

Water levels are dropping rapidly, presenting spots with excellent fishing conditions as the Omero which is excellent and having notable yields.

he above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for the next three months. The light green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore, the dry water cycle is expected to develop almost normal in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).

 

 


NEWS:

Guide training bootcamp.



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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: NOV. 04 – 06, 2017 (2 ½ DAYS)

OMERO LAKES FISHING AT ITS FINEST !

Last week the Coimbra group (10 anglers) landed 1.974 peacock bass with 117 above the 10lbs. mark at the Omero lakes fishery. Last weekend the McCann group had a great start and in only 2 1/2 days landed 994 peacock bass the largest of which weighed 17lbs. and, 2 pirarucus over 50lbs. Other species caught included aruanas, pirarucu, pirapitinga, cara, surubi, cachorra, tambaqui and the traditional piranhas, making a challenging mix even for the more savvy anglers. Camp reports that best working lures are yozuri, joao pepino, perversa, propellers and jigs.

The Simpkins group (6 anglers) fishing last week at the Jufaris landed 948 peacock bass the largest of which weighed 16lbs. Water levels at the Jufaris continue to a bit high but dropping. This week´s arriving groups endured some heavy rain episodes and had a slow start, fishing conditions are expected to improve significantly during the rest of the week, see forecasts below.


Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels are a bit high but dropping rapidly, except for Omero which is excellent and where most of groups will be fishing next week.

Dry-Zone S.East

Water levels are high, closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

Dry-Zone S.West

Water levels are still very operative, as a contingency for unexpected water level variations in the North.

Dry-Zone N.West

Water levels are a bit high but fishable, the Branco basin forecast is better and we are having an early start here. Weather forecasts are good for the rest of the week.




The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for the next three months. The light green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore, the dry water cycle is expected to develop almost normal in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).


NEWS:

Luis Brown´s private fishery office (last weekend).

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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: OCT. 28 – 30, 2017 (2 ½ DAYS)

RIVER PLATE´S DIVERSIFICATION OF MANY PRIVATE FISHERIES PAYS-OFF !

Despite high waters on the Negro River basin , in only 2 ½ days, 1.263 Peacocks Bass were landed by 27 anglers in 4 Floating Suites operations,with 104 peacocks over 8 lbs and with three trophies between 17-19 lbs .

 

 

 


Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels are a bit high but dropping.

Dry-Zone S.East

Water levels are low, closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year.

Dry-Zone S.West

 

RIVERS: Matupiri, Igapo Açu (see map at the top).
Water levels on the Madeira River, the drainage of Matupiri and Igapo Açu, are very operative (see graphic water level and weather forecast below).



Dry-Zone N.West

RIVERS: Xeruini, Jufaris, Jurubaxis, Omero/Curiucú, Itapará (see map at the top)

Water levels at the headwaters of the Jufaris and Omero/Curiucú are at the jungle line with acceptable to good fishing. All other rivers are a bit high but are descending.

 


Water level chart for the Negro River where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represents last year´s extremely low levels, and the red line historical extreme low water levels.


NEWS:

Luis Brown at the Jufaris River, during a community based conservancy management meeting.

Discussions were centered on how to augment community revenues thru the supply of locally produced vegetables and fruits , even if at double of fair market value.

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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: OCT. 21 – 23, 2017 (2 1/2 DAYS)

THIS WEEK FISHING AT THE IGAPO-ACU, JUFARIS AND CURIUCU RIVERS.

Last week at the Igapo Açu anglers broke the 20lbs mark within a 1.381 landed peacock bass of which 47 peacocks were above 8lbs.; catch that also included jacundas, trairas and piranhas. Last weekend arriving group had a promising start with an excellent size/number ratio, and are looking to a week with perfect fishing conditions to match the challenge.

The Jufaris stayed at the 18lbs peacock bass mark with 838 landed peacock bass with 77 over the 8lbs. mark. Many trophies were lost due to below 90lbs. test line used by guests with their own tackle.

As hinted in last report, water level situation determined that this week one floating-suites train moved to the Omero lakes (Curiucú river) where they found good water levels and were able to land more than 100 peacock bass per boat, per day.  Best working lures as reported by the camp host are: perversa, zafada, yuzuri and jigs.

Our scouts continue to monitor the Jurubaxis river fishery which we believe will be open shortly in the coming weeks.

 

 


Dry-Zone S.West

RIVERS: Matupiri, Igapo Açu (see map at the top).
Water levels on the Madeira River, the drainage of Matupiri and Igapo Açu, are stable (see graphic water level below). This fact, along with the weather forecast, imply that peacock bass fishing conditions will continue to be excellent.


The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for the next three months. The light green zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 35% that the rainfall will be above the historical mean. Therefore, the dry water cycle is expected to develop almost normal in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).


Dry-Zone N.West

RIVERS: Xeruini, Jufaris, Jurubaxis, Omero(see map at the top)

Water levels on the Negro River, the drainage of rivers Jurubaxi, Jufaris and Xeruini, are descending at a good pace. This fact, together with the weather forecast for the rest of the week, indicates that peacock bass fishing conditions at the Jufaris are rapidly improving. See weather forecast for Moura below. The Jurubaxi is still a bit high but has started to drop as expected. The Omero lakes levels are good and expected to continue being so for the coming two weeks, forecast is also excellent.


Water level chart for the Negro River where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represents last year´s extremely low levels, and the red line historical extreme low water levels.


Dry-Zone S.West

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