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…

January 28-30, 2012

DONWLOAD REPORT

Peacock Bass fishing is very reasonable despite the last couple of days rain which was forecasted in our previous report. Last Saturday thru yesterday , only 2 ½ days, a total of 1024 fish were landed by 33 anglers, 53 of which were in the 8 - 16 lb class, 2 in the 17-19 lb class. (Last week, Jan 21-28, a total of 3826 Peacocks were landed by 19 anglers).

We have moved 5 of our 6 Floating Cabins to the Branco basin where forecasts continue to predict very little rain, except, next week-end. At our operations, water levels have fluctuated upwards and is almost at the jungle-line (see water level picture bellow) but, if 10-day forecasts are correct, peacock bass fishing should improve at our Exclusive-Private Waters: Omero, Xeurini, and Tapera.

The Branco Basin 10-day forecast, except for next week-end, continues to be of low rain probability (30-40%). You may wish to click on Caracarai and Boa Vista which are the two towns at the north Branco basin’s sphere-of-influence.

However, on the Negro basin tributaries, water levels continue getting higher and, except, for the Araca all tributaries are not fishable. Due to high water, 3 weeks ago, we have moved our Floating Cabins from our Exclusive Private-Water Jufari to the open-to-the-public upper Araca where regretfully we must continue to fish along with other sport fishing operators. Although there continues to be a 10-day forecast of high rain probability (60%) in the Negro basin, the upper Araca is still low and it should hold up for another 1-2 weeks. You may wish to click on Barcelos and São Gabriel da Cachoeira which are the two towns on the Negro basin’s sphere-of-influence.

If forecasts hold, our parties arriving at the end of this week should expect good peacock bass fishing at River Plate’s Exclusive Private-Water fisheries on the lower Branco basin and reasonable fishing at the open-to-the-public upper Araca.

FISHERY NEWS:

  • South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos). See area in pink in Fishery Map. Water levels are high which is normal this time of the year.
  • Mid-South (Muhura Indian Reservation – Rivers: Preto, Matupiri, Igapo Acu, Tupana). See area in beige in Fishery Map. Water levels which were perfect during Set-Oct are now very high which is normal for this time of the year.
  • Mid-North (South bank Negro tributaries) See area in purple in Fishery Map: Tributaries are high since there continues to be lots of rain again in the upper Negro basin. Since there is no hope for water-levels to drop, we moved our Floating Cabin IV out until next September.
  • North-West (The head waters of all South bank Negro tributaries including the Unini River) See area in purple in Fishery Map: Tributaries are high which is normal this time of the year. Careful! Despite the recent amount of bloggs , e- blasts, postings ,etc stating that the Unini will be opened to a limited number of outfitter, this is not factual .The Unini continues to be closed and there is no certainty if it will be opened and, less even, as to whom will operate.
  • North (North bank Negro tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map. The upper Negro Water levels are a bit high but fishable. The “remote area”, open to the public, on the upper Araca continues to be fishable but it is getting more congested with fishing pressure from the melee of fast boats (which travel daily2-3 hours) and competitor’s floating cabins. River Plate has an unfinished fully licensed landing strip in this remote area waiting for a future private – water fishing lease.
  • North-East (Río Branco tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map: All west and east side tributaries, including River Plate’s Exclusive Private-Water fisheries, are still fishable, specially at their respective lower ends since the Branco levels are comparatively low (see yesterday’s picture taken on the Tapera). We have five Fly In Floating Cabins in this area. Normally, it should be good fishing from December 15 to March 15 but, with LA NIÑA who knows?? Forecasts are predicting that the 3-year LA NIÑA anomalies cycle finally cease by this coming May.

 

January 21-23, 2012

DOWNLOAD REPORT

Fishing is very good despite Friday’s and Saturday’s rain which we had forecasted in our previous report. In only 2 ½ days, a total of 1209 fish were landed by 19 anglers, 78 of which were in the 8 - 16 lb class, 2 in the 16-19 lb class.

We have moved 5 of our 6 Floating Cabins to the Branco basin where forecasts continue to predict little or no rain except for next Wednesday. At our operations, water levels have fluctuated through out the week just below the jungle line (see water level picture bellow) and, if 10-day forecasts are correct, peacock bass fishing should continue to be good at River Plate’s exclusive private waters: Omero, Xeurini, and Tapera.

The Branco Basin 10-day forecast continues to be of low rain probability (10-30%). You may wish to click on Caracarai and Boa Vista which are the two towns at the north Branco basin’s sphere-of-influence.

However, on the Negro basin tributaries, water levels are high except for the Araca. Here, due to high water, we have moved our Floating Cabins from our exclusive private-water Jufari to the open-to-the-public upper Araca where regretfully we will have to fish along with other sport fishing operators. Although there continues to be a 10-day forecast of high rain probability (60%) in the Negro basin, the upper Araca is so low that it should hold up for another 2-3 weeks. You may wish to click on Barcelos and São Gabriel da Cachoeira which are the two towns on the Negro basin’s sphere-of-influence.

If forecasts hold, our parties arriving at the end of this week should expect great peacock bass fishing at River Plate’s exclusive private-water fisheries on the lower Branco basin and at the open-to-the-public upper Araca.

FISHERY NEWS:

  • South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos). See area in pink in Fishery Map. Water levels are high which is normal this time of the year.
  • Mid-South (Muhura Indian Reservation – Rivers: Preto, Matupiri, Igapo Acu, Tupana). See area in beige in Fishery Map. Water levels which were perfect during Set-Oct are now very high which is normal for this time of the year.
  • Mid-North (South bank Negro tributaries) See area in purple in Fishery Map: Tributaries are high since there continues to be lots of rain again in the upper Negro basin. Since there is no hope for water-levels to drop, we moved our Floating Cabin IV out until next September.
  • North (North bank Negro tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map. The upper Negro Water levels are a bit high but fishable. The “remote area”, open to the public, on the upper Araca continues to be fishable but it is getting more congested with fishing pressure from the melee of fast boats (which travel daily2-3 hours) and competitor’s floating cabins. River Plate has an unfinished fully licensed landing strip in this remote area waiting for a future private – water fishing lease. See below the 3 pair of Barcelos’ river side pictures depicting water level changes.
  • North-East (Río Branco tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map: All west and east side tributaries, including River Plate’s exclusive private-water fisheries, are fishable, specially at their respective lower ends since the Branco levels are comparatively low (see jaguar picture photo below). We have all six Fly In Floating Cabins in this area. Normally, it should be good fishing from December 15 to March 15 but, with LA NIÑA who knows?? Forecasts are predicting that the 3-year LA NIÑA anomalies cycle finally cease by this coming May.

 

January 14-16, 2012

DOWNLOAD REPORT

Fishing is very good despite yesterday’s and this morning’s slight rain. In only 2 ½ days, a total of 1.610 fish were landed by 38 anglers, 129 of which were in the 8 - 16 lb class, 2 in the 16-19 lb class and 2 in the 20-22 pound class. Since we do not overfish our private-water fisheries top water fishing continues to be quite productive: props for bait casting and poppers for fly fishing.

On the Branco, except for next Wednesday, forecasts continue to predict little or no rain. Water levels have fluctuated thru out the week from fair to good (see water level picture bellow) and, if 10-day forecasts are correct, peacock bass fishing should continue to be good at the lower end of the Branco’s tributaries, such as, River Plate’s exclusive private waters: Omero, Xeurini, Tapera, and Jufari.

The Branco Basin 10-day forecast continues to be of low rain probability (10-30%). You may wish to click on http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/BRXX0369 Caracarai and Boa Vista http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/BRXX0038 which are the two towns on the north Branco basin’s sphere-of-influence.

On the Negro basin there continues to be a 10-day forecast of high rain probability (60%). You may wish to click on Barcelos and São Gabriel da Cachoeira which are the two towns on the Negro basin’s sphere-of-influence. http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/BRXX0027 http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/BRXX0224.

If forecasts hold, our parties arriving at the end of this week should expect great peacock bass fishing at River Plate’s exclusive private-water fisheries on the lower Branco basin.

FISHERY NEWS:

  • South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos). See area in pink in Fishery Map. Water levels are high which is normal this time of the year.
  • Mid-South (Muhura Indian Reservation – Rivers: Preto, Matupiri, Igapo Acu, Tupana). See area in beige in Fishery Map. Water levels which were perfect during Set-Oct are now very high which is normal for this time of the year.
  • Mid-North(South bank Negro tributaries) See area in purple in Fishery Map: Tributaries are high since there continues to be lots of rain again in the upper Negro basin. Since there is no hope for water-levels to drop, yesterday we moved our Floating Cabin IV out of our exclusive Euinixi Indian Reserve where the World Record was caught. See pictures of water levels at Barcelos.
  • North (North bank Negro tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map. The upper Negro Water levels are a bit high but fishable. The "remote area", open to the public, on the upper Araca continues to be fishable but it is getting more congested with fishing pressure from the melee of fast boats (which travel daily2-3 hours) and competitor’s floating cabins. River Plate has an unfinished fully licensed landing strip in this remote area waiting for a future private – water fishing   lease.   
  • North-East (Río Branco tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map: All west and east side tributaries, including River Plate’s exclusive private-water fisheries, are fishable, specially at their respective lower ends since the Branco levels are comparatively low. Water levels at the Tapera (see photo bellow) are roughly representative of all Branco’s tributaries on which River Plate is now fishing. On the Tapera, water levels are 12" below the jungle-line on all mid-height banks which account for ~30% of the total banks. If you add the higher banks which account for ~20% you have ~50% of very fishable waters. And, if you factor-in a low 10-day rain forecast, you have a very optimistic fishing forecast for the week. We have all six Fly In Floating Cabins in this area. Normally, it should be good fishing from December 15 to March 15 but, with LA NIÑA who knows?? Forecasts are predicting that the 3- year LA NIÑA anomalies cycle finally cease by this coming May.

Hotel Tropical

As of two weeks, we are using the Caesar’s Park Hotel for two reasons:

  1. (a) The Hotel Tropical is under construction and quite "run down"
  2. (b) The Hotel Tropical logistics are not good and will get worst as of next season. The charter flight airport will be undergoing a 16-month reconstruction. As of next June, all charter flights will be on the other side of town nearer to the Caesar’s Park Hotel. Long time guests perceive this change has a major upgrade .The Caesar’s is well known for its 5- star service and, except for arrival day transfer (30 minutes), the logistics are superior. No more long evening car rides into town during rush hour to reach the famous Buffalo steak house. From the Caesar’s it is only a 5 minutes drive. Guests can now have a short lunch at the hotel, fast nap, visit the Museum and Theater and still be at Buffalo at 7pm. From the Caesar’s, morning van transfer for charter flights now and next year is only 15 minutes. But next year, from the Hotel Tropical on Saturdays it will be 50 minutes and on Fridays (rush hour) it could be as much as 1 ½ hours!

 

January 07-09, 2012

DOWNLOAD REPORT

Fishing is very good despite rain during the last 3 days. In only 2 ½ days, a total of 1519 fish were landed by 26 anglers, 130 of which were in the 8 - 16 lb class, 4 in the 16-19 lb class and one 20 pounder. Most fishes were caught on top water lures since we do not overfish our private-water fisheries.

On the Branco, as 10-day forecasts predicted, it rained for the last 3 days; however, the same forecasts predict another 10 days of little or no rain. Water levels are now fair and, if forecasts are correct, peacock bass fishing should be excellent at the lower end of the Branco’s tributaries, such as, River Plate’s exclusive private waters: Omero, Xeurini, Tapera, and Shufaris. We have moved our Floating Cabins out of the upper Negro tributaries (Eneuixi Indian Reserve) as forecasts are not good. (La Nina!)

The Branco Basin 10-day forecast continues to be of low rain probability (10-30%). You may wish to click on Caracarai and Boa Vista which are the two towns on the Branco basin’s sphere-of-influence.

However, there are still risks ahead since LA NIÑA’s global influence is forecasted to end only in May. For instance, in the Negro basin there continues to be a 10-day forecast of high rain probability (60%). You may wish to click on Barcelos and São Gabriel da Cachoeira which are the two towns on the Negro basin’s sphere-of-influence.

Therefore, our parties arriving at the end of this week should have great peacock bass fishing on River Plate’s exclusive private-water fisheries on the lower the Branco basin.

FISHERY NEWS:

  • South (Tenharim Indian Reservation on the Marmelos). See area in pink in Fishery Map. Water levels are high which is normal this time of the year.
  • Mid-South (Muhura Indian Reservation – Rivers: Preto, Matupiri, Igapo Acu, Tupana). See area in beige in Fishery Map. Water levels which were perfect during Set-Oct are now very high which is normal for this time of the year.
  • Mid-North (South bank Negro tributaries) See area in purple in Fishery Map: Tributaries are high since there continues to be lots of rain again in the upper Negro basin last Thursday. Since there is no hope for water-levels to drop, we moved yesterday our Floating Cabin IV out of our exclusive Euinixi Indian Reserve where the World Record was caught. See pictures of water levels at Barcelos (See photo below)
  • North (North bank Negro tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map. The upper Negro Water levels are a bit high but fishable. The “remote area”, open to the public, on the upper Araca is fishable but congested with fishing pressure from the melee of fast boats (which travel daily2-3 hours) and competitor’s floating cabins. River Plates has an unfinished fully licensed landing strip in this remote area waiting for a future private – water fishing lease.
  • North-East (Río Branco tributaries). See area in blue in Fishery Map: All west and east side tributaries’, including River Plate’s exclusive private-water fisheries, are starting to play at their respective lower ends since the Branco levels are comparatively low. We have all six Fly In Floating Cabin in this area. Normally, it should be good fishing from December 15 to March 15 but, with LA NIÑA who knows??

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