August 2016

Mid-Week Fishing Report: August 20 - 22, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: August 20 - 22, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Our Fly-in Floating Cabins III started the week at the headwaters of our private fishery in the Igapo-Acu river (Dry-Zone 2) Indian Reservation and will be drifting downriver throughout the week. Water levels continue their descending trend and weather has been fine, though some rain episodes are expected for the rest of the week This group has landed 311 peacock bass with the largest one weighing 15lbs. most certainly bigger fish will be caught in the remaining 4 1/2 days. Last week´s group scratched the 1K mark with a 966 fish-count with the largest weighing 16lbs..

Top water lures and jigs are reported as being the most effective lures and nice sized piranhas have made an appearance, chewing jigs and in the barbecue.

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Historic  low level ! –Not acceptable for Peacock Bass fishing.  Please note in  the “ Bacia do Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line is below the lowest historic level ( red line) in 1968 

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Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Igapo-Acu Indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – keeps descending - Good peacock bass fishing conditions. No significant rain episodes during the weekend, some expected to come during the rest of the week  (pls. check forecast for Borba).

 

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Dry-Zone 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season, see chart for Barcelos below.

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Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season. See chart for Cracarai below.

 

PHOTO GALLERY

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

Mid-Week Fishing Report: August 13 - 15, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: August 13 - 15, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Last week´s group of 4 anglers in our Fly-in Floating Cabins III stationed at our private fishery in the Igapo-Acu river (Dry-Zone 2) in the Muhura Indian Reservation finished the week with a 995 landed peacock bass count, the largest or which weighed 16lbs. (see photos below).

This week we received a group of 8 anglers that had a promising start landing 450 peacock bass with varied sizes up to 12 lbs. Weather last weekend only presented one rain episode that lasted for about an hour. Water levels are descending but are very fishable as results show. Top water lures and jigs are reported as being the most effective lures.

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Historic  low level ! –Not acceptable for Peacock Bass fishing.  Please note in  the “ Bacia do Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line is below the lowest historic level ( red line) in 1968 

HISTORIC LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1968

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Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Acceptable level – keeps descending - Good peacock bass fishing conditions which is a bit early for this time of the season. One significant rain episode during the weekend, one more expected to come during the rest of the week  (pls. check forecast for Borba).

Accum. rainfall Aug. in mm.

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Dry-Zone 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season

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Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season.

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LAST WEEK´S PHOTOS

PEACOCK
PEACOCK
PEACOCK

Mid-Week Fishing Report: August 06 - 08, 2016 (2 ½ days)

 Mid-Week Fishing Report: August 06 - 08, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Breaking water at the Igapo-Acu (Dry-Zone 2)

Last weekend we received a group of 4 savvy anglers in our Fly-in Floating Cabins III stationed at our private fishery in the Igapo-Acu river in the Muhura Indian Reservation. They landed 420 peacock bass, making it a mean of 105 per angler in just 2 ½ days. Sizes were varied, the largest weighing 16lbs,  and still the rest of the week to go until next Saturday with a fair weather forecast. Top water lures and jigs were best performing for the bait casters and floating with sinking tip lines for the fly casters.

Water levels at the Marmelos river in the Tenharin Indian reserve at Dry Zone 1 are extremely dry for the scheduled July-August Peacock Bass season opening  .   River Plate is permanently monitoring water levels in its 10 private Peacock Bass fisheries spread over 1000 miles across all  4 Dry-Zones.  As such, the first 8 anglers for the 2016/17 season, the Sander´s party (18th trip with us) were re-directed to our Fly-in Floating Cabins III stationed at our private fishery on the Matupiri river at the Muhura  Indian Reserve in Dry-Zone 2. Fishing productivity was low in the first few days but improved as they moved to the mid-section of the fishery where water levels were best. During the last one  day of their week 6 anglers landed 274 Peacock Bass with a smaller than average mix size.

 

BREAKING NEWS: LOWEST LEVELS EVER AT DRY-ZONE 1

 

WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Historic  low level ! –Not acceptable for Peacock Bass fishing.  Please note in  the “ Bacia do Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line is below the lowest historic level ( red line) in 1968 

   

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Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Acceptable level – and descending nicely - Good peacock bass fishing conditions which is not normal for this time of the season. No significant rain episodes throughout the weekend, none expected to come during the rest of the week  (pls. check forecast for Borba).

    

     

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Dry-Zone 3 – Mid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season

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Dry-Zone 4 – North East (Upper Rio Branco Tributaries) – High levels – Water levels too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season.

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PHOTO GALLERY

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
REDTAIL
FLY
CABINS