Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2020 (2 ½ DAYS)
3rd WEEK AFTER START-UP
New discovery: Aruana’s favor Dry Flies
Week end´s tally (2 1/2 days):
Note: this only 2 1/2 – day report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers.
Lakes (Omero), in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Chumbao group of 8 of fly fishermen arrived on Saturday October 31st landed 445 peacocks and other species over the week end despite many rainy hours in both days. Last week’s final count was 1.467 by the departing Gaetha group with three 18 pounders.
They discovered that in this multi-species lagoon that the 2-10 lbs Aruanas will take large dry flies (grass hopers, etc.) over any other lure!
Mid-Xeriuni fishery in Dry-Zone N. West -: The Bucchi group of 12 anglers landed 342 peacock bass over the week end. Not all of the group were avid anglers and many relaxed at camp. The previous Xeriuini group for the week finished with 1370 peacocks. Star lures are top luers (perversas and joao pepinos).
Lakes (Mau and Mata-Mata) in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Kenshina group of 4 anglers arrived on also had good fishing over the week end despite many rainy hours in both days. This was the first week for this Safari Cabin Train.
Water level report:
Dry-Zone N. East – The Branco River is rising a bit due to ensuing rain over the week end. However, if it continues, the Lakes (Omero and Mau) fisheries will improve since most of the back lagoons which account for 80% of the fishery become accessible in higher water levels. We will continue fishing in this promising Zone.
Dry-Zone N. West – The only lower water levels is the lower Xeriuni River in our private water which is under the influence of the Branco River basin. We will continue fishing this Zone.
All other water levels on the Negro River basin tributaries still remain high for reasonable fishing, which is not normal for this time of the year but, it is happening with greater frequency due to the everchanging rain fall conditions in the “El Nino” era.
Dry-Zone S. East – Water levels are still good in this area 150 miles south of Manaus. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period were closed down due to Covid.
Dry-Zone S. West – Water levels are rising rapidly which is not normal for this time of the year Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of June-August were closed down due to Covid.