Fishing Reports

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

Gradually bringing closure to a great season.

 

The entire trip was awesome. I hesitate to mark this off my bucket list because feel the true need to return. The entire staff provided extraordinary and personal service. You could tell that they enjoy what they are doing and strive to pass along the greatest experience.
Alejandro was the most amazing host and the stories he could tell kept us entertained every evening. The guides were top notch with incredible boat handling skills. A special thanks to our guide Manuel for putting us on the big fish. I hooked four consecutive fish over 10 lbs by simply following his directions on one magical day.
Thanks, Keith Sherman – Feb 2018

 

 

 

Sustainability is a major priority embedded in our preservation community based management program .The season is coming to an end , and we are  slowly moving out of our private fisheries maintaining stress levels within the  planned maximum of 1.5 mile / angler / season. Once we move out, river communities will police these waters in order to preserve these fantastic areas for the seasons to come.  

 

 


We have highlighted in red below the  latest news

 

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 3.0 ft. above jungle level and rising which is not normal for this time of the year. The Negro influence is being felt in the lower sectors of the Xeruini and Jufaris.

Dry-Zone N.East

Water levels in many areas are now too low. They are  under the influence of the above  normal Branco basin receding cycle. Therefore, our Floating-suites are navigating  towards the middle part of the rivers with higher  waters levels and better  trophy peacock bass fishing conditions. This dry  tendency is expected to continue in the coming days where no significant rain episodes are forecasted in the Branco basin.


 

HEADWATERS SITUATION DIAGRAM

 

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




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

Diversity of Private Fisheries & Water Levels = Excellent Fishing Conditions

 

“Trip was great. Staff was fantastic and we all had a great time. From the moment Amos met us at the airport in Manaus to when they dropped us back off, we were well taken care of.Alejandro was a great host and the guides were first rate. The accommodations really were quite comfortable and the food was good and plenty.We thoroughly enjoyed it!   Thank you  … O.Trevino
I´ll be back ! … Dmytro Slobodenjuk
A dream come true, best fishing trip of my life. BIG THANK YOU to our guide and host, we will return. … Travis Sleighter

 

 

Reasons for this Season´s good fishing results are our various private fisheries distributed in the different Dry-Zones. This season´s changing water levels have once again confirmed our vision. Our guests continue to enjoy good peacock bass  fishing conditions while the  public areas on the  Barcelos / Negro Basin  , Dry Zone N.West and part of Dry-Zone N.East, as of 3 weeks ago are almost all  flooded, and the not flooded areas are packed with competitors!

Heavy rain is expected towards the end of the week in all the area, starting on Friday, but should benefit  our fishing since many fisheries are even too dry for navigation.

 

 


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 3.0 ft. above jungle level and rising which is not normal for this time of the year. The Negro influence is being felt in the lower sectors of the Xeruini and Jufaris, floating suites are now moving upriver towards good water levels.

Dry-Zone N.East

The Branco basin is in its normal receding cycle. Fishing conditions continue to be good in all our fisheries. Negligible rain during the weekend and heavy rain is expected on Friday, Saturday.

 

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




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

Rio Branco basin Season at its finest

“The complete adventure was excellent! We will return!” 

Bill Rothrock – Jan 2018

“I´ve fished various River Plate lodges over the years, and this was one of the best we have been to.”

Micheal Rockenbach – Jan 2018

“River Plate,  on behalf of all of us, the fishing trip was one of the best if not the best we ever had. We caught an unusual amount of BIG fish. We can´t thank you all enough …”

Pat Scherzer – Jan 2018

Note:  this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend´s conditions to our incoming anglers.

Anglers arriving this week continue to benefit from the delicate equilibrium of the slowly rising Negro basin and the slowly receding Branco basin, that benefits directly our private fisheries in the upper Xeurini and Jufaris rivers. Moreover negligible rain is expected for the coming days. All in all, excellent fishing conditions for the near future.

Fly fishermen it Floating Suites I in the upper Xeruini are having a blast with sight fishing, while traditional bait-casters in the other fisheries are seeing great top-water action straining their tackle to the very limit.


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 2.0ft. above jungle level and rising. The Negro influence is being felt in the lower sectors of the Xeruini and Jufaris, floating suites have moved upriver towards the Branco area of influence. Negligible rain is expected in the coming days.

Dry-Zone N.East

The Branco basin is in its normal receding cycle. Fishing conditions are good in all our fisheries. Negligible 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 lighter, this makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme low water levels for the rest of the season.




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

24 lbs. Trophy Peacock Bass landed at the Itapará

“Tremendous experience!! Our guide worked very hard to make our trip a success, and the camp staff made the experience wonderful. More than I expected, though I would like to have caught a 20 pounder … “

T.J. Christl – Jufaris, Jan 2018

” I just got back from my second annual trip with River Plate. Had a great time. The four guides at the Upper Jufaris were great, we had Gee Gee and his expertise at wood-chopper tuning is genius level”

Emery Jakab – Jufaris, Jan 2018

Dry-Zone N.East (see map below) is fishing at its finest. Yet again last week groups with 39 anglers beat the 5.000 landed peacock bass mark.

Last weekend at our Itapará private fishery, several trophies above the 17lbs benchmark were caught and released, with the (up to now) season record of 24lbs.. Simultaneously the Jufaris and Xeruini produced plenty of  graceful aruanás, massive arapaimas, and several other species supplementing the peacock bass tally and enhancing the blissful experience. Fishing conditions are good, no rain during the weekend and forecasts show no significant rain for the rest of the week in our fisheries.

 

 


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 2.0ft. above jungle level and rising. The Negro influence is being felt in the lower sectors of the Xeruini and Jufaris, floating suites have moved upriver. No significant rain is expected in the coming days.

Dry-Zone N.East

The Branco basin is in its normal receding cycle. Fishing conditions are good in all our fisheries. Negligible 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 lighter, this makes us believe that it might have a positive influence (70%) in our fisheries, averting extreme water levels for the rest of the season.




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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: JAN 20 – 27, 2018 (2 ½ DAYS)

ALL OUR ANGLERS ENJOYING GOOD WATER LEVELS

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

 

 

5.134 peacock bass landed last week by our 34 visiting anglers, plus an assortment of other species including massive aruanás, graceful trairas, aggressive black piranhas, etc.

Fishing conditions are currently good, lots of top water action. Fly-fishermen are also unstoppable, barely resting for lunch, poppers and bright colored minnows are working hard. Forecast for the coming days shows no significant rain episodes affecting our fisheries. Although the Negro basin is rising, with the extended rain forecast in the upper Negro basin, we do not expect this to affect our fisheries in the coming weeks.


  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, floating suites 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 good. Negligible 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 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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