January 2017

Mid-Week Fishing Report: January 14 - 16, 2017. (2 1/2 days)

We’ve been fishing in Dry-Zone N.West (pls. see 4 Dry-Zones map below) where water levels have been high with below expectations yields.

Dry-Zone N. East has been scouted and water levels are descending at a good rate, so we are moving our operations there, where we expect to receive 4 groups next week that will enjoy good fishing conditions.

Last weekend as we are approaching our exclusive fisheries in the N.East Dry-Zone, yield have improved to about 20 landed peacock bass per boat per day and it is expected to improve throughout the week as we continue navigating into N.East Dry-Zone (pls. see 4 Dry-Zones map below). Mid –water lures and jigs are working best.

Once again, the mobility factor proves to be essential in our capacity to offer our visiting anglers the best available waters.

Please check our analysis below of the anomalous situation of the water levels in the Negro basin (Dry-Zone N.West) as well as the improving situation at the Branco River.

(continuation of  January 14 - 16, 2017 report)

 

WATER LEVEL FORECAST – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

 

Dry-Zone N.East RIVERS: KABORI, ITAPARA, UPPER JUFARI, OMERO (see map at the top). Although waer levels are a bit above average for this time of the season due to La Niña influence, they keep descending at a good rate and are quite fishable for peacock bass.

LAST WEEK 

 

NEXT WEEK 

We project improving conditions for next week taking into account the folowing official four charts below:

(I) The Caracarai 10-day weather forecast below.

(II) The Water level Map with green dots, which mostly are in Dry-Zones N.East (green dots mean that water levels on the Branco River are normal)

(III) 10 day accummulated rainfall map (compared to historic min. and max.)

(IV) the Previcao de Consenso map showing Han, Feb and March forecast with below normal rainfall in the yellow area which is part of Dry-Zone N.East.

 

I) CARACARAI 10-DAY FORECAST

Note: 1 o 8 mm of rain a day, is by Amazon stansards considered dry.

 

 

II) WATER LEVEL MAP

Map depicts water level monitoring stations of the Rio Branco basin. Green dot represents a normal water level for this time of the year.

 

III) 10 DAY ACCUMULATED RAINFALL ( compared to historic max. & min.)

Color coded map represents January 10 day accumulated rainfall and compares it with the total month historic max, and min.

 

IV) PROJECTED RAINFALL FOR JAN, FEB AND MAR

Below diagram shows the rainfall forecast for the current trimester. The yellow zone in the North represents an expected  probablility of abt. 35% that rainfall will be below the average. Therefore the chance of having high water levels going forward in Dry-Zone N.East is reduced.

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Dry-Zone N.West  RIVERS: lower - JUFARI, XERUINI (see map at the top). Jufari and Xeruini rivers including most of the Rio Negro area water levels are way above average for this time of the season due to La Niña influence that has delayed the water cycle.  See also water level chart for Barcelos belowwhich show the high water tendency, and where the blue line represents actual levels ( please see upward tendency at the left of the chart), the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels. High levels at the rio Negro imply that tributaries are not being able to evacuate normally so all the N. West Dry-Zones is affected in consequence.

 

LAST WEEK 

 

 

NEXT WEEK 

 

 

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