FR: June 25-July 2, 2022



Breaking waters on the upper Marmelos Indian Reserve with no time outs.

Stats: From June 25th  thru July 2nd  6 anglers landed in 6 ½ days 2,081 peacocks with over 22 fish in the teens.This tally excludes a multifarious array of other tropical species such as the jacundá, apapá, cachorra, oscar, aruana, wolfish, pacú, bicúda, and pirañha.

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Ammo: Since we are breaking waters the most effective lures for bait casters are large 6-inch topwater lures almost any color. For fly fishermen poppers for smaller and midsized fish worked well.

Guesswork:We hereby wish to inform our incoming anglers where might our six River Trains be operating according to the expected water levels across our 10 Private Rivers. All water levels continue to be high North and up to 200 miles South of Manaus as may be seen in the below design.

However, in the South East Zone, 350 miles South East of Manaus, water levels as they drain out of the jungle are increasingly going from very good to perfect, as may be seen in the below design.

As such, we transferred one of our River Trains into this Dry Zone where low water levels should only last until mid-August after which it may be TOO low for fish to be active, OR we would have reached our fishing pressure limit for this fishery of 56 anglers. Scroll down to see in purple, in the Fishing Zones map, the area where we are currently fishing.

These low expected water levels are evidenced by Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast. Scroll down further to see these forecasts.

10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the nearby towns below marked in purple which impact water levels in the South East Zone.

The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels may rise; and under 2 inches means that water levels may drop. Since the actual average of Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall in all neighboring cities is LESS than 0.75 inches, water levels will HASTILY continue to drop.

Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows:

  • Manicore: 0.31 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.41 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 0.58 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 0.46 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: 0.04 inches (idem “5”) 

Last Week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows: 

  • Manicore: 0.51 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 0.51 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 0.51 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 0.65 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: 0.22 inches (idem “5”) 

Sources: and

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

(Valid for July-August-September)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil

In the map above, the white color means normal rainfall forecasted. Note that our selected fishing area from June to August, which is the South East Zone, is in white, meaning that there is no anomaly; i.e.: this zone should receive about the expected rainfall for this time of the year. We are currently in the dry season south of the Amazon, as Today’s and Last Week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts show, so we expect water level in the area to drop over the following weeks.