Mid-Week Fishing Report: Sept. 15 – 17, 2018 (2 ½ days)
3.000+ PEACOCK BASS AT OUR MATUPIRI RIVER
3.310 landed peacock bass was the outstanding final number for the Nunes group last week at our Matupiri river private fishery. No trophies larger than 18lbs but hopefully this week they will start appearing as water levels drop. Water levels are a bit high but healthily dropping as expected, rainfall forecasts confirm the tendency for the coming week. Self evident but worth mentioning is that the fishery is granting serious action for visiting anglers.
Last Saturday we received two groups that are near the 1.500 fish-count mark (in just 2 1/12 days) and enjoying good fishing conditions with no significant rain episodes in the days to come. Best working lures as reported by the hosts are mid water lures, perversas, yo-zuri, etc.
Water levels are still a bit high but very fishable, they are expected to keep dropping. The Matupiri basin is midway between Humaita and Itacoatiara stations (see diagrams below) confirming our forecast.
Note: 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 1969 minimum.
Weather forecast for Borba, in the area of influence of the Matupiri private fishery shows no significant rain episodes for the rest of the week, supporting the expected water level dropping trend.
Water levels are high and have already started dropping in the Barcelos area. It is still closed for the season, which is normal for this time of the year. Water level graphs, indicate that most probably this Season we will be having a similar pattern as last year at the Negro and Branco basins.
The region will be closed until next season in 2019.