Mid week fishing report, 31 January-2 February 2021 (2 ½ days)

Excellent fishing continues

This brief report was put together last night. Water levels continue dropping as forecasted and fishing is at excellent levels at the Omero Lakes in our North East Zone, which typically enjoys low water this time of year (see map below). At this writing, a total of 6 anglers, fishing with party leader Higgins on Fly-In River Train II had landed 257 fish on Monday, of which 20% weighed more than 10 pounds, with 5-6 peacocks in the 18-19 pounder category. Fishing numbers in terms of mid-sized peacocks cannot get any better. We mentioned this possibility in our last fishing report.

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Water Level Report on North East Zone

Water levels are expected to continue to drop on the Omero, and maintain a low level for at least another 2 weeks. This trend is further evidenced in today’s 10-day forecasts which is similar to last week’s (see below).

Today’s 10-day accumulated rainfall forecasts are for the small towns marked in green. These forecasts have a direct impact on the Omero lakes in North East Zone.  The 10-day rainfall below the threshold of 1.8 to 2.0 inches means that water levels should continue dropping on the Omero even though the lower basin is flooded.

  • Caracarai: 0.61 inches (this town’s location can be seen below as “2” in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map)
  • Boa Vista:: 0.06 inches (idem “3“)
  • Rorainopolis:: 0.72 inches (idem “4“)
  • Barcelos: 2.47 inches (idem “5“)
  • Manaus: 3.34 inches (idem “6“)
  • Note: The Omero Lakes are marked number “1” in the 3-Month Rain Forecast Map.

Source: wunderground.com

Last week’s 10 day accumulated rainfall forecast:

  • Caracarai: 0.65 inches
  • Boa Vista: 0.12 inches
  • Rorainopolis: 0.7 inches
  • Barcelos: 1.83 inches
  • Manaus: 3.33 inches

Source: wunderground.com

3-Month Rain Forecast map

(valid for January-February-March)


In the map note that our favored area for this time of year, North East Zone, with numbers 1,2,3 and 4, should experience less rainfall than any of our other Fishing Zones. Meanwhile, the Barcelos area, number 5, where most anglers fish (in public waters) is in the high rainfall area colored in blue. And, the city of Manaus as a reference is number 6.

In conclusion, our guesswork would indicate that on the Omero current water levels should be excellent for the next 2 weeks.

River Plate Anglers has access to 10 private river areas that drain some 30 million acres of pristine Amazon rainforest populated almost exclusively by indigenous groups that allow River Plate to fish their waters on an exclusive basis in return for various forms of support. Having so many rivers is part of our River Plate Advantage™. The other part of our River Plate Advantage™ is keeping up to date on water levels in all those areas. We do that from an office complex in Montevideo, Uruguay, we have dubbed our Situation Room. There, we pore over river data and weather forecasts basin-wide on a daily basis to ensure our anglers fish waters that are in prime condition. Our competitors, with few waters to fish, poor mobility, and limited insight into basin-wide water level fluctuations rely largely on guessing and hoping. We rely on facts. Here is a zone-by-zone snapshot of what is happening at the three Fishing Zones not mentioned in this report:

North West Zone: Water levels in this zone up to 400 miles north west of Manaus are too high, which is not normal for this time of the year. Therefore, we have moved most of our stand-by operations out of this zone and into the above mentioned Omero lakes system.

South East Zone: Water levels in this zone 150 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.

South West Zone: Water levels in this zone 400 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year.