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.
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).