Mid-Week Fishing Report: October 20 – 22, 2018 (2 ½ days).

ROÇADO: Fly-fishing paradise

Last week´s tally ( 6 1/2 days): The Roçado private fishery on the upper Uneuixi Indian Reserve ( not yet incl. in map below ) keeps delivering beyond our expectations. Last week´s Grosell group of 5 anglers, included several fly-fishermen, that landed 9 trophies above the 20 lbs. mark the largest of which was 23lbs, moreover several other species made the basket (see gallery).

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days): Last Saturday we received the Kejoe group of 8 further upriver at the Roçado private fishery in Dry-Zone N.West, they had a good start with 222 landed peacock bass. However this never fished segment of the river presents fewer lagoons, hence the largest peacock so far is 19lbs..  As the Floating Suites Train continues to  navigate to higher lagoon density areas larger trophies are expected.



Today´s Average Water Level in Dry-Zone N. West



Guess work

Water levels keep dropping on the Negro River in  the Santa Isabel area (Tapurucuara – see graph below).Something similar happens lower on the Negro in the Barcelos area. Therefore Roçado fishery is expected to keep draining at a good rate reaching the optimum fishing conditions in the next weeks.

NOTE the red line are 2018 water levels, the light blue strip is the 15 to 85% probability, the dotted line is the median and the yellow line is the historic 1980 minimum, which indicates that today´s  lower water levels should have occurred earlier .

All hydrological monitoring stations in the Amazon basin report a normal draining process for this Season. (source: http://www.cprm.gov.br/sace/)

Weather forecast for Santa Isabel,  in the area of influence of the Roçado private fishery shows no significant rain episodes (just normal tropical showers) for the rest of the week, supporting the expected water level dropping trend. Something similar is also happening  with the Jufaris private water fishery also in same Dry-Zone where we are currently navigating.



All other Dry-Zones are currently closed, which is normal for this time of the season.