Fishing Reports

Listed below are the Mid-Week Amazon Fishing Reports (only 2 1/2 days). They are rushed by e-mail to our agents every Tuesday night, in order that our weekend incoming guests may be duly informed before departure.

Please note, these are true weights … sometimes in the Amazon the 17-19 lbs4. class are considered 20 lbs. trophies…

Mid-Week Fishing Report: October 01 - 03, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: October 01 - 03, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Fly-in Floating Cabins I , II , III and V, are fishing in the Muhura Indian Reservation (Dry-Zone II), see map below.  The 28 anglers in only 2 1/2 days fishing the Matupiri river landed 1.114 peacock bass, with 43 above the 10lbs mark. Jacundas, bicudas, trairas, piranhas are also part of the landed menu and reported best working lures are top-water propellers, perverse and locally tied jigs. Last week´s 8 anglers landed 755 peacock bass with 95 above the 10 lbs mark and 2 weighing 18lbs.

Fly-in Floating Cabins IV is stationed at the Igapo-Acu, receiving a group of 12 anglers, unfortunately they were unable to transmit data via satellite phone when this report was issued (updated Wednesday - pls. see chart).

                                                                

The above diagram depicts the rainfall probability for this quarter. The yellow zone in the North forecasts a probability of about 40 - 45% that the rainfall will be below the historical mean. Which means that there will be a very small chance, if none at all, of high waters during our Nov. to Feb. fishing in Dry-Zones III and IV.

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WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone I   (see map above). Extreme low level  –Not acceptable for Peacock Bass fishing. This zone is closed until the next season. Please note in  the “Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represent last year´s levels and the red line the historical extreme levels.

 

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Dry-Zone II  (see map above). Very good level – keeps descending - Great peacock bass fishing conditions. Anglers in Fly-In Floating Cabins I, II, III and V are fishing a total of 280 nautical miles of pristine fishing and, yet, we will only fish this zone until October 23rd in order not to overfish. Water levels started to descend at a greater rate and are tending to stabilize at a very low level in certain segments which could adversely affect the good fishing conditions. Forecast shows no significant rain episodes for the rest of the week.

 

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Dry-Zone III  (see map above). High levels – As forecasted last week water levels continue to be too high at the tributaries for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the season. However, water levels dropping quite rapidly in the main Negro channel. See chart for Barcelos below, where the blue line represents the actual level, the yellow line represents last year´s levels and the red line represents historical extreme levels. (These are channel readings which are not the precise water levels at tributaries)

   

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Dry-Zone IV  (see map above). High levels As forecasted last week water levels continue to be too high for peacock bass fishing which is normal for this time of the season. See chart for Caracaraí below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

   

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LAST WEEK´S PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

Mid-Week Fishing Report: September 24 - 26, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: September 24 - 26, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Last week´s group of 7 anglers ended the week with a 939 mark with the upper weights above the 18lbs. mark. Last Saturday we received a group of 8 anglers in Our Fly-in Floating Cabins III stationed at the lower Matupiri river (Dry-Zone II - fishery size = 280 nautical miles). Fishing conditions regarding water levels are almost perfect, and although they did endure some heavy rain episodes throughout the weekend they had a promising start consisting of 341 landed peacock bass with over 40 above the 10lbs. mark. Also in the catch were trairas and jacundas and the ever present and delicious piranhas.

Reports from camp indicate that top water propellers, jigs and Ya zuri are the best working lures.

   

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WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone I South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Extreme low level, which is normal for this time of the year  – Not acceptable for Peacock Bass fishing.  Please note in  the “Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represent last year´s levels and the red line the historical extreme levels.

   

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Dry-Zone II– Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Very good level – keeps descending - Great peacock bass fishing conditions. We are moving Fly-In Floating Cabins I, II and V into this Dry- Zone II with a total of 280 nautical miles of pristine fishing and, yet, we will only fish this zone until October 23rd. in order not to overfish. Some significant rain episodes during the weekend, more expected to come until Wednesday  as per chart below, not affecting excellent fishing conditions since water levels are already quite low.

 

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Dry-Zone IIIMid North (South bank Negro tributaries and lower Branco tributaries). High levels – Water levels too high at the tributaries for peacock bass fishing, which is normal for this time of the season. However, water levels dropping quite rapidly in the main Negro channel. It should be fishable perhaps in 10 days.  We are moving our single suite Fly-In Floating Cabins IV into this Dry-Zone III. See chart for Barcelos below, where the blue line represents the actual level, the yellow line represents last year´s levels and the red line represents historical extreme levels. (These are channel readings which are not the precise water levels at  tributaries)

   

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Dry-Zone IV 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 Caracaraí below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

 

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LAST WEEK´S PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

Mid-Week Fishing Report: September 17 – 19, 2016. (2 1/2 days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report: September 17 - 19, 2016 (2 ½ days)

Our Fly-in Floating Cabins III stationed at the lower Matupiri river (Dry-Zone II) received last Saturday a group of 7 anglers. Weather was sketchy throughout the weekend enduring some short but heavy rain episodes. Water level here is almost at its optimum. In these 2 ½ days they landed 362 peacock bass with a very good size mix, 20 of which are above the 10lbs. mark.

Top and mid-water lures and jigs are reported as being the most effective lures. Jacundas and piranhas have been also challenging our anglers.

 

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WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone I – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Extreme low level  –Not acceptable for Peacock Bass fishing.  Please note in  the “ Bacia do Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line represent last year´s levels and the red line the historical extreme levels.

 

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Dry-Zone II – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Very good level – keeps descending - Great peacock bass fishing conditions. rain episodes for the rest of the week appearing in the chart below are not expected to affect fishing conditions nor water levels of this fishery.

 

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Dry-Zone III – 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, where the blue line represents the actual level, the yellow line represents last year´s levels and the red line represents historical extreme levels.

 

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Dry-Zone IV – 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 Caracaraí below where the blue line represents actual levels, the yellow line last year´s levels and the red line historical extreme water levels.

 

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LAST WEEK´S PHOTOS

PEACOCK BASS SEPT 2016
PEACOCK BASS SEPT 2016
PEACOCK BASS SEPT 2016
PEACOCK BASS SEPT 2016

Mid-Week Fishing Report: September 03 – 05, 2016. (2 1/2 days)

Mid-Week Fishing Report:  September 03 – 05, 2016.  (2 1/2 days)

Our Fly-in Floating Cabins III sailed last week to the lower Matupiri (Dry-Zone 2) where they received this week´s group of 12 anglers. They enjoyed fair weather during the weekend and no significant rain episodes are forecasted for the rest of the week. Water levels are a bit high but very fishable for peacock bass. They had a promising start with 350 landed peacock bass 12 of them above the 10lbs. mark. They are taking it easy and will be moving upriver exploring fresh sites in the season for the rest of the week.

Top and mid-water lures and jigs are reported as being the most effective lures. Piranhas and jacundas are also being part of the catch.

  

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WATER LEVEL SYNOPSIS – (AMAZON BASIN 4 DRY REGIONS)

Dry-Zone 1 – South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos river). Extreme low level  –Not acceptable for Peacock Bass fishing.  Please note in  the “ Bacia do Rio Madeira” chart below, the blue line shows the current levels  (lowest historic level - red line ; max levels - yellow line)

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Dry-Zone 2 – Mid-South ( Muhura indian Resevation – rivers Igapo Acu, Matupiri) Good level – keeps descending - Good peacock bass fishing conditions. No significant rain episodes during the weekend, none expected to come during the rest of the week, pls. note that ´significant´ means rainfall above 12mm  ( check forecast for Borba below).

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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 char 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.

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LAST WEEK´S PHOTOS

PEACOCK AUG 16
PEACOCK AUG 16
PEACOCK AUG 16

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.

 

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PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS
PEACOCK BASS

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