Mid-Week Fishing Report: Sept. 22 – 24, 2018 (2 ½ days)
Great action at the Matupirí river private fishery.
Last week´s groups fishing at the Matupiri river private fishery, obtained a significant mean of 32 peacock bass per angler per day, seasoned with other species as jacundas, bicudas, piranhas, matrinxas and some sardinhas. Water levels are still a bit high but great action is unaffected. Sizes are yet sub standard, and we expect sizes to increase as water levels drop, largest peacock bass weighed 17 lbs..
Last weekend anglers landed 1.322 peacock bass in just 2 ½ days, and they are expected to keep enjoying excellent weather conditions with no significant rain episodes for the rest of the week. Mid water lures are reported to be working best under these conditions.
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.