Fishing Reports

Fishing Report: November 11th, 2021

THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY

Last Week 4,552 Peacocks were caught.

This week’s three incoming parties will have excellent fishing, but the fourth party forfeited an excellent fishery.







Stats: Last week 24 anglers caught in 6 ½ days an outstanding 4,552 peacocks. This week’s incoming three parties with 27 anglers over this last week-end (2 ½ days) landed 1,341 peacocks with 98 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 5 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 2 between 20 and 22 lbs. However, the 4th party of 8 anglers, who still had a great time, only accounted for 183 peacocks of the total catch. They wished to return to their last year's nostalgic Omero fishery even against our high waters forecasts, and our suggestion to fish another great fall-back river. This tally excludes the “tamer” tropical species landed, such as, jacunda, aruana, wolfish, pacu, oscar, bicuda, piranha, etc. And, as always, a few monster catfish (pirarara, surubi,etc) were landed by those anglers wishing to fish in deep holes late in the afternoon.

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Ammo: Most effective lures continue to be jigs for the bait casters on the Matupiri Igapo-acu. Topwater lures are becoming MUCH less effective since we have reached the sustainable capacity for the Matupiri and Igoapacu estimated at 8 weeks per season. However, on the Upper Jufaris all lures are working well since we have started up this river last week.
Guesswork: South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-Acu, see map below): Water levels are now rising according to the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast published 15 days ago (see below). We are moving the last 2 River Trains 400 miles up North this coming week end.

North East Zone (see map below): Although fishing has been average on the Omero Lakes and good on the Upper Jufaris, both areas will fish well next week since water levels are dropping as evidence with the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast of little rain


South West Zone > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels may rise; between 1.5 and 2 inches means that water levels may drop slowly. On the other hand, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly. Since the average is more than two inches, water levels will continue to rise, which is normal for this time of the year. Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Manicore: 3.82 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 3.22 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.95 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.53 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence (idem “5”)

Last week's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:    
  • Manicore: 2.86 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 3.24 inches
  • Autazes: 3.44 inches
  • Borba: 2.50 inches
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence.


North East Zone  > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes and the Upper Jufaris. As seen below water levels will be falling rapidly. Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 
  • Caracarai: 0.96 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 0.56 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 1.29 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 1.60 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 2.24 inches (idem “5”)

Last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:  
  • Caracarai: 2.48 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 1.85 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 3.36 inches 
  • Barcelos: 2.41 inches 
  • Manaus: 4.00 inches 

Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones 

(valid for November-December-January)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, note that our preferred fishing areas for this time of the year, South West Zone and North East Zone are in light blue, which means a slight positive anomaly; ie.: they should receive slightly more rainfall than the expected.



Fishing Report: October 26th, 2021

BOREDOM-PROOF

Last Week 6,473 Peacocks

This week’s incoming anglers might even exceed this amount but, their arms could give away long before the peacocks do






Stats: Four parties with 8 anglers each caught over 6 days an outstanding 6,473 peacocks. This week’s incoming 4 parties over the last week-end (2 ½ days) an impressive 2,008 peacocks with 107 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 10 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 2 between 20 and 22 lbs.  This tally excludes the “tamer” tropical species landed, such as, jacunda, aruana, wolfish, pacu, oscar, bicuda, piranha, etc. And, as always, a few monster catfish (pirarara, surubi,etc) were landed by those anglers wishing to fish in deep holes late in the afternoon.

(click on the table above to see it at full size)


Ammo: Most effective lures continue to be jigs for the bait casters on the Matupiri Igapo-acu. Topwater lures are becoming less effective since we are reaching the sustainable capacity for these two private rivers estimated at 8 weeks per season. On the other hand topwater lures are a splendor on this 2nd week on the Omero. Streamer flies (large Mikey fins) for the fly casters continue to do well, and dry flies for the leaping aruana.
Guesswork:
South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-Acu, see map below): Water levels may have reach its lowest point this week, as a consequence of the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below. Fish size may reach its peak this week as evidenced by this week-end’s great results. We should be moving our River Trains 400 miles up North next week.

North East Zone (Omero Lakes, see map below): Although fishing has been very good in this area, water levels are a bit high, and may even rise because of the high 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below.



South West Zone > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels may rise; between 1.5 and 2 inches means that water levels may drop slowly. On the other hand, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly.  Since the average is more than two inches, water levels may be rising a bit, which is normal for this time of the year.
Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows:
  • Manicore: 3.24 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.61 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 2.04 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.13 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence (idem “5”)
Last week's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:   
  • Manicore: 2.01 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.13 inches
  • Autazes: 1.29 inches
  • Borba: 1.68 inches
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence.

North East Zone  > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes.  As seen bellow water levels may be rising a bit specially due to rainfall forecast on the city of Caracarai which is still normal for this time of the year in this zone. Should this rainfall persist may force moving our River Trains back to South West Zone for another week.
Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows:
  • Caracarai: 2.92 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 1.16 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 2.74 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 2.44 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 2.04 inches (idem “5”)
Last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows: 
  • Caracarai: 2.58 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 2.96 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 2.76 inches 
  • Barcelos: 2.12 inches
  • Manaus: 1.50 inches 
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones

(valid for October-November-December)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, note that our preferred fishing areas for this time of the year, South West Zone and North East Zone are in light blue, which means a slight positive anomaly; ie.: they should receive slightly more rainfall than the expected.



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Fishing Report: October 19th, 2021

Another great week with 1571 Peacocks released in 2 ½ days




This last Saturday afternoon up to yesterday (Monday) 4 parties, totaling 32 anglers landed in only 2 ½ days 1.571 peacocks along with few other “tamer” tropical species, such as, jacunda, aruana, wolfish, bicuda, piranha,etc. And, as always, a few monster catfish were landed by those anglers wishing to fish in deep holes late in the afternoon.

(click on the table to see it at full size)


Most effective lures are jigs for the bait casters. Streamer flies (large Mikey fins) for the fly casters have done well. Topwater lures are becoming less effective since we are reaching the sustainable capacity for these two private rivers estimated at 8 weeks per season. We should be moving to the North East private rivers next week.  Last week’s 4 parties totaled an outstanding 3688 peacocks during the 6-day week with 231 peacocks over 10 lbs including 32 between 16 to 18 lbs; three 18 lbs; two 19 lbs; one 20bls; and one 21lbs. Most of the big fish were landed in the Omero lakes.
South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-acu, see map below): Water levels will be dropping faster and should reach its lowest point this week, as a consequence of the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below. Fish size reached its peak last week as evidenced by last week’s great results. Fast falling levels should stabilize just 3-5 ft below the jungle line in the next 4-8 days, then may start rising. By then we should be starting our operation up North.

North East Zone (Omero Lakes, see map below): Although fishing has been very good in this area, water levels are a bit high, and may even rise because of the high 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast shown below.


South West Zone >Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop slowly in the region. However, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly, which is now the case and more so last week, as shown below: 
  • Manicore: 2.01 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 2.13 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 1.29 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 1.68 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence  (idem “5”)

Last week's Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:  
  • Manicore: 1.35 inches
  • Novo Aripuana: 1.53 inches
  • Autazes: 1.02 inches
  • Borba: 0.95 inches
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence  
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com
North East Zone  >Today's 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes. The accumulated rainfall between 1.5 and 2 inches for most towns means that water levels will drop slowly in the region, and rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly. 
  • Caracarai: 2.58 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 2.96 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 2.76 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos: 2.12 inches (idem “4”)
  • Manaus: 1.50 inches (idem “5”)

Last week’s Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:
  • Caracarai: 2.31 inches 
  • Boa Vista: 1.61 inches 
  • Rorainopolis: 2.13 inches 
  • Barcelos: 1.04 inches 
  • Manaus: 1.11 inches 
Sources: wunderground.com and accuweather.com

3-Month Rain Anomaly Forecast In Our Four Fishing Season Zones (valid for October-November-December)

Source: CPTEC/INPE, Brazil


In the map above, note that our preferred fishing areas for this time of the year, South West Zone and North East Zone are in light blue, which means a slight positive anomaly; ie.: they should receive slightly more rainfall than the expected.



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