Last week 17 anglers fishing in our private fisheries at the Jufaris and Matupiri rivers ended the week with a 3.251 total of landed peacock bass, the largest ones weighing 19lbs.
Water levels at the Muhura reservation are starting to rise at a healthy rate and water levels in the Northern Dry-Zone are still lagging, but the rainfall forecast for Barcelos and the “El Niño” report from the CPTec in Brazil induce us to be optimistic on this respect for the coming weeks, apparently the negative peak is behind us. On the bright side this might mean that the fishing season might be extended towards March in the Dry Zone IV.
Last weekend we received 3 small exclusive groups totaling 16 anglers. Groups at the Matupiri river landed almost 600 peacock bass, largest ones in the 19 -18 lbs range. No significant rain episodes though some storms are expected towards the next weekend. The Jufaris group landed 186 peacock bass also the largest one weighing 19 lbs.Perfect weather conditions until Saturday and some significant rain is expected next week. Please see forecasts for Borba and Barcelos below. Other species caught: trairas, piranhas, jacundas.
Best performing lures reported this week are propellers, perversa, and jigs.
WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)
Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Low level – Not acceptable for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the year, rising fast.
Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – rising (7 inches during the weekend). - Excellent peacock bass fishing conditions. No significant rain episodes throughout the weekend, none expected to come during the rest of the week (pls. check forecast for Borba).
Dry-Zone 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). Good levels – Water levels are below optimum levels due to the El Niño influence – Fisheries are very fishable for peacock bass. Weather forecast for Barcelos show some significant rain episodes for the coming week. Camp hosts inform that water levels continue to be stabilized.
Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – Way below average for this date due to the El Niño influence – Not fishable for peacock bass. Water levels have stabilized and continue being closely monitored by our scouts. Rain forecast for the season shows that the water level cycle will continue to be delayed due to the El Niño influence, although the CPTec in Brazil informs that it has already peaked and cycle should normalize soon.
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