Fishing Reports

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 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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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: OCT. 14 – 16, 2017 (2 1/2 DAYS)

TRUE 18 POUNDERS ARE EQUIVALENT TO AMAZON 20 POUNDERS

A total of 827 peacock bass were landed in only 2 days by 16 anglers arriving at the Muhura Indian reservation and the Jufaris river.

The Faro party started their week fishing in the lower Igapo-Acu river with several trophies weighing over 18lbs.. The ratio size/number is excellent and the weather forecast for the rest of the week (see Borba below) indicates that they will enjoy excellent yields in this fishery. Trairas, piranhas and cachorras were also part of the mix, and camp reports that zaras, perversas and joao pepinos are the best working lures.

Meanwhile the Coglandier group at the Jufaris, have started the week with the largest peacock bass weighing 18lbs. Water levels have gone up a bit but fishing is still good and rain is less than last week. The basket also included jacundas, piranhas and bicudas.

We are thoroughly evaluating when we should break water at the Jurubaxis river and Omero Lakes. Scouts reports are being sent daily, and we are evaluating both the Negro and the Branco basins towards their headwaters to be able to forecast the situation in the coming weeks. The Jurubaxis still remains high but we are confirming one party to the Omero Lakes where water levels are now perfect . Other parties will continue in the Igapo Açu and the smallest to the upper Jufaris.

 


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 which is a good fall back in case the Northern fisheries are a little late in reaching lower levels.


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 (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 should continue to improve for arriving anglers . See weather forecast for Moura below. The Jurubaxi is still a bit high due to recent rainfall at the headwaters.


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:

After a day networking with community leaders, Luis Brown in his hammock net time with office work and sleep while navigating to the next remote fishery.

 

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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: OCT. 07 – 09, 2017 (2 1/2 DAYS)

BREAKING WATER AT THE JUFARIS PRIVATE FISHERY

Fly-in Floating Suites at the Matupiri river are moving towards the productive headwaters of the river. Last week´s group landed 1.336 peacock bass with 36 fish over 10lbs. with a couple over 18lbs. Anglers arriving last Saturday are enjoying great fishing. Yozuri, perversa and jigs are the best working lures this week.

The Jufaris private fishery in the N.West dry-zone has been opened for the season with two floating-suites operations with two parties. Water levels are dropping at a good rate. Anglers arriving last Saturday had some rain episodes to endure but managed to land an average of over 70 peacock bass per boat, as well as bicudas, jacundas and piranhas.

Dry -zone S.East is closed for the season and Dry-zone N.East is not yet open. One Floating -Suites operation has arrived at the Jurubaxis private fishery which will open shortly.


Dry-zone S.West

RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top).
Water levels on the Madeira River, the drainage of Matupiri and Igapo Acu, 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 which is a good fall back in case the Northern fisheries are a little late in reaching lower levels.


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 (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, and are moving towards their low historic level (see graphic water level below). This fact, together with the weather forecast for the rest of the week, indicates that peacock bass fishing conditions at the Jufaris should continue to improve for arriving anglers . See weather forecast for Moura below. The Jurubaxi is still a bit high due to recent rainfall at the headwaters.


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 presenting River Plate Angler´s profit sharing policy to the Indian communities  on the Jurubaxis river  to foster a long-term  conservation management plan.

 

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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: SEPT.30 – OCT.02, 2017 (2 1/2 DAYS)

PERFECT WATER LEVELS AT OUR MATUPIRI PRIVATE FISHERY

19lbs. was the trophy mark left by last week´s group. This weekend arriving anglers have endured some heavy rain episodes, nonetheless most avid anglers landed 100 peacock bass per boat per day. Our anglers are at Floating Suites positioned in Dry-Zone S.West on the Matupiri, Igapo acu Indian Reservation (see below) with optimal water levels and good weather forecasts (see below). Other species in the catch: piranhas, cachorras, bicudas, and the best performing lures reported are: Yuzuri, wood-choppers and jigs.

Dry-Zone S.East is now closed as Dry-Zones N.East . We are navigating with 3 Floating -Suites to Dry-Zone N.West Two operations will be placed at our private Jufaris ,and Jurubaxi Rivers


Dry-zone S.West

RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top).
Water levels on the Madeira River, the drainage of Matupiri and Igapo Acu, are stable now(see graphic water level below). This fact, along with the weather forecast, imply that peacock bass fishing conditions will continue to be excellent. Some minor rain episodes are expected towards the weekend. See weather forecast for Borba below which is in the same Dry-zone.

Water level chart for the Madeira River which is in the same basin as the Matipiri, where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represents last year´s extremely low levels, and the red line historical extreme water levels.

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: SEPT. 23 – 25 (2 ½ DAYS)

MATUPIRI PRIVATE FISHERY

Water levels continued dropping and are expected to reach their optimum levels soon. Last Saturday we received a group of 7 anglers who enjoyed excellent weather conditions, landing 327 peacock bass, with 49 over the 10 lbs. mark and the largest of which exceeded the 19lbs. mark. Most avid anglers were landing over 100 peacock bass per boat per day, also jacundas, bicudas and piranhas were present in the catch.  Camp host reports that best working lures are perversas, yozuri and jump minnows.

Water levels continued dropping and are expected to reach their optimum level soon (see below).

The Floating Suites are positioned in Dry-Zone S.West with perfect weather conditions for the rest of the week (see below forecast for Borba).

Dry-Zone S.East is now closed and Dry-Zones N.East and N.West are not yet open.


Dry-zone S.West

RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top).
Water levels on the Madeira River, the drainage of Matupiri and Igapo Acu, keep dropping at a good pace (see graphic water level below). This fact, along with the weather forecast, imply that peacock bass fishing conditions will continue o improve even more! Some minor rain episodes are expected for the coming days.  See weather forecast for Borba below which is in the same Dry-zone.

Water level chart for the Madeira River which is in the same basin as the Matipiri, where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represents last year´s extremely low levels, and the red line historical extreme water levels.

 

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 normally in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).




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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: SEPTEMBER 09 – 11 (2 ½ DAYS)

THE MATUPIRI PRIVATE FISHERY IS NOW OPEN.

Dry-Zone S.West fisheries are being opened for this season following the water level cycle of the Amazon basin. Water levels are a bit high this week but are dropping fast. Our first groups of savvy anglers arrived last week and obtained a healthy average of 327 landed peacock bass per angler in the week. New group arriving last Saturday has already landed over 160 peacock bass per boat at the headwaters (120 miles from the mouth) where water levels are approaching optimal levels. Reported best working lures are jump-minnow, yozuri and wood choppers and jigs. Other species caught include, piranhas, bicudas and jacundas.

The Floating Suites are positioned in Dry-Zone S.West with perfect weather conditions for the rest of the week (see below forecast for Borba).

Dry-Zone S.East is now closed and Dry-Zones N.East and N.West are not yet open.




Dry-zone S.West

RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top).
Water levels on the Madeira River, the drainage of Matupiri and Igapo Acu, are descending at a good pace, Madeira river is already at a very low historic level (see graphic water level below). This fact, together with an excellent weather forecast for the rest of the week, indicates that peacock bass fishing conditions will be improving by the day, and excellent fishing areas in these fishery will start to yield as they do every season. See weather forecast for Borba below)


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

 


Weather forecast for Borba

 

The diagram below depicts the rainfall probability for three months. The orange zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 45% that the rainfall will be below the historical mean. Therefore, there is a chance, that the dry water cycle develops earlier in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).

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MID-WEEK FISHING REPORT: AUGUST 19

MARMELOS RIVER IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

After enjoying a great season our private fishery at the Marmelos river is now closed for fishing. Although conditions continues to be great, we are standing by our sustainability policy in order to preserve this outstanding fishery for the seasons to come.
The yields with last closure group continued to be outstanding with the most 2 angler-boats, landing 80-100 peacock bass per day with many trophies. This fishery´s yield throughout the 5 operative weeks has been remarkable, with several trophies above the 20lbs, demonstrating yet once more, the benefits of our conservation community based programs thru out our 9 exclusive peacock bass fisheries.
The Floating Suites are departing now Dry-Zone S.East towards Dry Zone S.West. A second train of Floating Suites is also arriving to this zone from the North.


Dry-zone S.East RIVERS: MARMELOS (see map at the top). Closed for peacock bass fishing.



Dry-zone S.West RIVERS: MATUPIRI, IGAPO ACU (see map at the top).
Water levels on the Madeira River, the drainage of Matupiri and Igapo Acu, are descending at a good pace ,and are already at a very low historic level (see graphic water level below). This fact, together with an excellent weather forecast for the rest of the week, indicates that peacock bass fishing conditions at the headwaters of the Matupiri should be excellent for next week´s arriving anglers . See weather forecast for Borba below)


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

 


Weather forecast for Borba

 

The diagram below depicts the rainfall probability for three months. The pale orange zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 45% that the rainfall will be below the historical mean. Therefore, there is a chance, that the dry water cycle develops earlier in the coming months in the North of Manaus (Dry-Zones N.West and N.East).

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