Fishing Reports

Mid Week Fishing Report: November 28th-29th, 2020 (1 ½ days)

GOOD FISHING DESPITE TROPICAL RAIN

 

Weekend's Tally:   Jufaris River (mid/high) in Dry Zone N. East: The Adilson group of 6 anglers landed 183 fish. We saw intense rains in this area, leading to increasing water levels.   Curiucu River in Dry Zone N. East: The Leite group of 6 anglers caught 247 fish, with the largest being 15 pounds. This area also saw high and increasing water levels.   Xeurini River in Dry Zone N. West: The Fonseca group of 6 anglers caught 93 fish. This region saw moderate rains, which also led to increasing water levels.  

Water Level Report   Dry Zone N. East: Higher Rainfall than predicted, leading to rising water level. However, fishing has been very good in this area for the last 5 consecutive weeks.   Dry Zone N. West: As predicted in our previous report water levels in the Negro river and its southern tributaries have continued to drop, and these tributaries are now very fishable. We have moved two of our stand-by operations into this area, with one operation already fishing the lower Jufaris. This private river has bigger fish. The rain forecast over the next seven days in the nearby town of Barcelos (see below) is below average for this time of the year, which means water levels should continue to drop.   Dry Zone S. East: Water levels in this area 150 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this area during the Dry Zone period of August-October were closed due to Covid.   Dry Zone S. West: Water levels in this area 450 miles south of Manaus are high, which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this area during the Dry Zone period of June-August were closed due to Covid.  




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Mid Week Fishing Report: November 21th-23th, 2020 (2 ½ days)

OVER 1000 FISH CAUGHT BY 20 ANGLERS

 

Weekend's Tally:   Omero Lakes in Dry Zone N. East: The Pedro Paulo group of 8 anglers caught 364 fish. Medium intensity rains in this area have led to high water levels, but we expect them to fall over the next few days.   Mid/Low Jufaris River in Dry Zone N. West: The Guilherme Zemi group of 3 anglers landed 157 fish, with the largest being 18 pounds. Water levels in this region were low, but with intense rain so we expect them to rise a bit in the next few days.   Curiucu River in Dry Zone N. East: The Marin group of 5 anglers landed 462 fish. Water levels in this area were ideal for fishing.   Xeurini River in Dry Zone N. West: The Zeca group of 4 anglers caught 115 fish.  

Water Level Report   Dry Zone N. East: Last week we saw higher rainfall than predicted, leading to rising water levels. However, fishing is still very good in this area.   Dry Zone N. West: Water levels in the Negro River basin have continued to drop, as predicted in our last two fishing reports, and the area is now very fishable. We might move two of our stand-by operations into this area.   Dry-Zone S. East: Water levels are high in this area 150 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of August–October were closed down due to Covid.    Dry-Zone S. West: Water levels are high in this area 450 miles south of Manaus which is 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.  




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Mid Week Fishing Report: November 14th-16th, 2020 (2 ½ days)

5th WEEK AFTER STARTUP

 

Weekend’s tally:   Omero lakes in Dry Zone N. East: The Jefferson group of 13 anglers arrived in November 14th, landing 742 fish including 48 larger than 8 pounds, despite high rain intensity on Saturday. We expect water levels to continue to rise a bit, then rapidly fall during the week. See the Water Level Report below.   Jufari river in Dry Zone N. East: The Bonemberger group of 8 anglers arrived in November 14th, landing 446 fish, with the largest being 12 pounds. Water levels in this area are ideal, despite rain.   Xeurini river in Dry Zone N. West: The Zeca group of 3 anglers arrived in November 14th, landing 115 fish of which the largest weighed 10 pounds. This area had mid intensity rain for about an hour each day during the weekend. Water levels are a bit high, but we expect them to drop.    

Water level report:      Dry-Zone N. East – The Branco River stopped rising over the weekend because of lower rains at its headwaters, and because the Negro basin also started to drop. We will continue fishing in this promising Zone.   Dry-Zone N. West – The lower Xeriuni River has good water levels since it is under the influence of the Branco River basin. We will continue fishing this Zone. All water levels on the Negro River basin tributaries are now rapidly dropping and should be fishable in about a week. Also, the rain forecast in the mid-Negro (Barcelos) is lower than the Branco (see 10-day weather forecasts below).   Dry-Zone S. East – Water levels are rising in this area 150 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of August–October were closed down due to Covid.    Dry-Zone S. West – Water levels are high in this area 450 miles south of Manaus which is 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.    

 



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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Nov 7-9, 2020(2 ½ days only)

4th WEEK AFTER START-UP 

597 Peacocks landed by 6 anglers in 20 hours 


 

Weekend´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 Knilans group of 6 arrived on Saturday Nov 7th, landed 597 peacocks and other species in ~20 hours of fishing over the weekend despite 2-3 of hours of rain both days (with strong sun in-between).Water levels continue to rise which actually improves fishing since, as mentioned in our report from last week, many of the back lagoons can only be reached at higher water levels.   Last week’s final count was 769 by the departing Kenshina group of only 4 anglers with one 18 pounder.   Lakes (Mau), in Dry-Zone N. East: The Robson group of 8 landed 486 peacocks over the week end despite rains. Water levels also continue to rise in this fishery.   Low-Xeriuni fishery in Dry-Zone N. West -: The group of 12 guests of which only half were anglers landed 342 peacock bass over the weekend. The previous Bucchi group finished the week with 1160 peacocks. Star lures were the top lures (perversas and joao pepinos).    

Water level report:     Dry-Zone N. East – The Branco River (runs 180-400 miles north of Manaus) continues to rise slowly over the weekend. However, as mentioned in our last report if it continues, the Lake (Omero and Mau) fisheries will improve since most of the back lagoons which account for 80% of the fishery become accessible at higher water levels. We will continue fishing in this promising Zone.    Dry-Zone N. West – The only lower water levels are in 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 are now slowly dropping but continue to be high enough for reasonable fishing, which is not normal for this time of the year. These anomalies are happening with greater frequency due to the everchanging rainfall conditions in the “El Nino” era.   Dry-Zone S. East – Water levels are rising in this area 150 miles south of Manaus which is normal for this time of the year. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period were closed down due to Covid.   Dry-Zone S. West – Water levels are high in these area 450 miles south of Manaus which is 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.

     

Below you can see the expected rainfall for November 2020 to January 2021. We expect higher than normal precipitation in the area of our fisheries (demarcated by the purple square) for the upcoming quarter.  


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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2020 (2 ½ DAYS)

3rd WEEK AFTER START-UP 

Good fishing

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.




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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct 24 – 26, 2020 (2 ½ DAYS)

Blockbuster landings after start-up

~480 Peacock’s last week and 464 Peacock’s this week,

both in 2 ½ days

SEASON 2020 / 2021

WATER LEVELS DROPPING IN THE BRANCO – GOOD FISHING!

 

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, Mau and Mata-Mata) in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Gaetha  group of 8 anglers arrived on Saturday 24th landing 464 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days with a mixed basket that included aruanas, bicudas, piranhas, etc. Last week’s final count was 1.968 by the departing Sapelli group with several trophies 17,18,19 category. Best performing lures are propellers and top water lures. Water levels are perfect. Mid-Xeriuni fishery in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Rogelio group of 12 arrived on Saturday 24th landing 386 peacock bass in just 2 1/2 days. Not all of the group were avid anglers. Water levels are very fishable and expected to drop slowly. The previous Xeriuini group for the week finished with 1610 peacocks. Good fishing conditions are expected in the coming days. Star lures are perversas and joao pepinos.  

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone N. East

Water level report: Dry-Zone N. East - The Branco River is low from little rain fall in its Venezuela basin so all of mouths of its tributaries have low water levels with excellent fishing. And, we are now fishing right in there! Dry-Zone N. West - All 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. The only exception with lower water levels is the lower Xeriuni River in our private water which is under the influence of the Branco River basin. 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 also closed down due to Covid. Dry-Zone S. West - Water levels are too low for good for good fishing. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period of June-August were closed down due to Covid.  




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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Oct 18 – 20, 2020 (2 ½ DAYS)

Blockbuster 2nd week after start-up

~480 Peacock’s in 2 ½ days

SEASON 2020 / 2021

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.
Xeriuni in Dry-Zone N. West –: Last weekend we received our second party for this season; the Sapelli group of 12 anglers who are enjoying great fishing conditions and had a good start landing ~480 peacock bass within a mixed basket that included aruanas, bicudas, piranhas, etc. Fishing conditions are expected to be excellent in the coming days. Our start-up party whom departed last week ending on Oct 18, the Olsen group of 12 anglers ended their week with 1810 peacock bass landed in only 4 full fishing days with several trophies 17,18,19 category and one 21 lbs.    

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone N. West

Water level report: Dry-Zone N. East - All water levels of the Branco River basin tributaries are perfect. See green area in the map above. Our private rivers in this area are being rested until November for productivity management policies.    Dry-Zone N. West -  All water levels on the Negro River basin tributaries have been to high the last 10-20 days for reasonable, which is happening with greater frequency due to the everchanging rain fall conditions in the “El Nino” era. The only exception with lower water levels is the mid to lower Xeriuini River in our private water.  Dry-Zone S. East - Water levels are too low for good for good fishing. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period were closed down due to Covid. Dry-Zone S. West - Water levels are still good. Our private rivers in this Dry-Zone time period were also closed down due to Covid.




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River Plate Angler’s Covid Safety Program

Face Mask Compliance – All drivers of transfer vehicles, all float plane pilots and their passengers, all food service workers, all guides will be wearing masks. As regards guides, all of them will be tested for infection at the beginning of the season and no mingling with the community afterward will be permitted until the end of the season.

Social Distancing Compliance – All River Plate Staff will be trained in compliance with internationally accepted standards of social distancing

Covid-Compliant Hotel in Manaus – The hotel River Plate Anglers has chosen to accommodate arriving clients (Quality Hotel) meets all international standards as regards the prevention of Covid transmission. Front Desk personnel, waiters and others will be instructed to be especially attentive to River Plate clients’ safety concerns. On arrival, all clients’ luggage will be disinfected before it is delivered to hotel rooms. Clients will be required to step on chlorine wet mats, and their clothing will be sprayed with alcohol before entering their rooms. Waiters in the hotel restaurant will be face-mask complaint and trained in Social Distancing.

Covid-Compliant Float Plane Pilots and Staff – All client luggage will be disinfected before it is loaded on the plane. Passengers and flight staff will be required to step on chlorine wet mats, and their clothing will be sprayed with alcohol before flight begins. Pilots and passengers will be required to wear face masks at all times. Pilot will set ventilation settings in passenger cabin on maximum.

Daily Cleaning and Sanitation In Camp – In conformance with protocols established by the American Hotel and Lodging Association, all surfaces in cabins and in dining areas will be cleaned and sanitized before clients arrive and then daily, or more often as appropriate. Only approved staff members and clients will be allowed to enter clients’ cabins. Fresh towels and client laundry items will be delivered daily to clients’ rooms. All laundry items, including guest clothing, will be washed at 158° Fahrenheit. Hand sanitizer will be provided in all cabins, boats, and in the dining area. Guests may opt for daily or bi-weekly room sanitization.

Outside Dining – All camp meals will be served outside, buffet-style, by employees wearing masks and gloves. Clients will not be allowed to serve themselves. On rare occasions of foul weather, guests will be served in their cabins.

Fishing Tackle Disinfection – All camp-provided fishing tackle will be disinfected before fishing starts. Lines will be soaked in soapy water and left to dry in open sunlight for at least two hours. Exposure to open sunlight for as little as seven minutes has been proven to be lethal to viruses, including Covid-19.






Mid-Week Fishing Report: Feb 29 – Mar 02, 2020 (2 ½ days)

LAST WEEK

SEASON 2019 / 2020

 

 

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this only  2 1/2 - day report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers.
Xeruini in Dry-Zone N. East –: Last weekend we received the Giaudrone group of 8 anglers who are enjoying great fishing conditions and had a good start landing over 200 peacock bass within a mixed basket that included aruanas, bicudas, piranhas, etc.  Fishing conditions are expected to be good in the coming days, pls. see forecasts below. Jufaris in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Freeman group of 5 departed last weekend after fishing the Upper part of this fishery for 4 days, they landed over 400 peacock bass, landing several trophies, 17,18,19,20, and 21 lbs.. Fishery is now also officially closed for this Season.  
NOTE:  This week is our last week fishing in our private fisheries for this Season. Our preservation metrics are showing that we are reaching the limits set in our sustainability policies, thus we are suspending operations until next season.    

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone N. East

All fisheries in Dry-Zone N.East  

Guess work

Jufaris and Xeruini fisheries are a bit below their optimum levels. Dropping tendency continues, please see forecast below for the triangle Barcelos, Caracarai and Rorainopolis.
Blue dots represent water level monitoring stations where levels are rising and yellow dots where levels are dropping. Our area of interest are marked with a red circle.
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    The triangle within Barcelos, Caracaraí and Rorainopolis in the area of influence of our Xeruini, Jufaris and Itapará fisheries forecasts above showing almost no significant rain episodes in the coming days, some mild rain episodes towards the Barcelos area of influence are expected. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Find below the quarterly rainfall for Mar, Apr, May showing that we should expect below normal rainfall in the area of our private fisheries (red arrow), confirming the normal water cycle.

Find below the anomaly forecast for the coming fortnight:  

Water level measurements at the Caracarai station (see below) are now within the historical parameters. Please see red circle in stations map above. The Xeruini, Omero and Itapará drain into de Branco river already a bit low,  will keep dropping.     Note: red line are 2019 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 minimum   Water level measurements at the Barcelos station are within the historical parameters, Jufaris river draining into the rio Negro and already a bit low, is expected to continue dropping tendency. Please see red circle in stations map above.   Note: red line are 2019 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 minimum

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Mid-Week Fishing Report: Feb 22 – 24, 2020 (2 ½ days)

PEACOCK BASS SAMBA !!!

 

Week end´s tally (2 ½ days):

Note: this 2 1/2 days report is to rush last weekend’s conditions to our incoming anglers.
Xeruini in Dry-Zone N. East –: Last weekend we received the Blocker group of 8 anglers who are enjoying great fishing conditions and had a good start landing over 270 peacock bass, largest of which weighed 18lbs.  River keeps dropping and fishing conditions are expected to be good in the coming days. Jufaris in Dry-Zone N. East -: The Sprague group of 6 arrived last Saturday to the Upper part of this fishery, they landed over 300 peacock bass.  Excellent fishing conditions during the weekend and forecast for the coming days without any significant rain episodes (pls. see below). Great top water action, ideal for fly fishing. Itapará in Dry-Zone N. East -: This week we are hosting the Biegler group of 8 anglers. They are enjoying perfect fishing conditions and have already landed over 500 peacock bass, largest of which weighed above 18lbs.   Water levels keep dropping, fishing conditions for the coming days are expected to be excellent (pls. see forecast below).
All hosts report great top water action and we are hosting this week several fly-fishermen. NOTE: Next week will be our last week fishing in our private fisheries for this Season. Our preservation metrics are showing that we are reaching the limits set in our sustainability policies, thus we are suspending operations until next season after next week´s groups.    

Today´s Average Water Levels:

in Dry-Zone N. East

All fisheries in Dry-Zone N.East  

Guess work

Jufaris, Xeruini,  and Itapará fisheries are within their optimum levels. Dropping tendency is firm, please see forecast below for the triangle Barcelos, Caracarai and Rorainopolis. The Upper parts of the rivers are leading the tendency.
Blue dots represent water level monitoring stations where levels are rising and yellow dots where levels are dropping. Our area of interest are marked with a red circle.
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    The triangle within Barcelos, Caracaraí and Rorainopolis in the area of influence of our Xeruini, Jufaris and Itapará fisheries forecasts above showing almost no significant rain episodes in the coming days, some mild rain episodes towards the Barcelos area of influence are expected. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

ind below the quarterly rainfall for Feb, Mar, Apr,  showing that we should expect below normal rainfall in the area of our private fisheries (red), confirming dropping tendency for the quarter.

Find below the anomaly forecast for the coming fortnight:

Water level measurements at the Caracarai station (see below) are now within the historical parameters. Please see red circle in stations map above. The Xeruini, Omero and Itapará drain into de Branco river and will keep dropping.   Note: red line are 2019 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 minimum   Water level measurements at the Tapuruquara station (Santa Isabel do Rio Negro) are within the historical parameters, Jufaris river draining into the rio Negro is expected to continue dropping tendency. Please see red circle in stations map above.  
Note: red line are 2019 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 minimum

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