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1,478 Peacocks over the Weekend – Amazon Basin Fishing Report, 16th November 2021

1,478 Peacocks over the Weekend – Amazon Basin Fishing Report, 16th November 2021

This week’s 8 incoming parties had good fishing but, the fishing is going into red hot mode in the North East Private Rivers. The anglers throughout the week still managed to land some good numbers and sizes of fish.

Amazon Basin – 17/11/2021

Last week 27 anglers caught in 6 ½ days caught 2,920 Peacock Bass, since waters went up as forecasted. This week’s incoming 8 parties totalling 44 anglers, over this last weekend (2 ½ days) landed a bellow average 1,478 Peacocks with 136 Peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 9 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 3 between 20 and 22 lbs. However, since water levels are forecasted to continue to drop extremely fast, in the remaining 4 days fishing will be at its peak as water pours out of the jungle in the North East Dry Zone!

This tally excludes a multifarious array of tropical species landed. Two Arapaima were landed, 28 and 40bls as well as many other such as Jacunda, Amapa, Cachorra, Oscar, Aruana, Wolfish, Pacu, Bicuda, Piranha, etc. And, as always, a few monster Catfish (Pirarara, Surubi,etc) were landed by those anglers wishing to fish in deep holes late in the afternoon.

Most effective lures for big Peacocks are topwater for the bait casters on the Omero and Jufaris since these fisheries are way below their sustainable season’s capacity. On the other hand, Topwater lures are becoming MUCH less effective in the South West fisheries since we have reached the sustainable capacity for the Matupiri and Igoapacu estimated at 8 weeks per season.

South West Zone (Matupiri and Igapo-Acu, see map below): Water levels should continue to rise according to the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall (see below). However, we will still maintain the last 2 River Trains as a fall back since, the rainfall forecasted in the North East Dry Zone is still not favorable.

North East Zone (Omero, Upper Jufaris, Mata-Mata, see map below): Although fishing has been average on the Omero, Mata-mata and on the Upper Jufaris, both areas will have excellent fishing for the rest of this week since water levels should be dropping as evidenced by the 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast published a week ago, but it may be rising again next week as evidenced by this week’s forecast (see below).

South West Zone > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in orange below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu. The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels may rise; between 1.5 and 2 inches means that water levels may drop slowly. On the other hand, rainfall between 1.5 and 1.0 inches means that levels will drop rapidly. Since the average is more than two inches, water levels will continue to rise, which is normal for this time of the year. Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 

  • Manicore3.47 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Novo Aripuana: 3.42 inches (idem “2”)
  • Autazes: 3.12 inches (idem “3”)
  • Borba: 2.55 inches (idem “4”)
  • Humaita: is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence (idem “5”)

North East Zone  > 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in green below, which affect water levels on the Omero lakes and the Upper Jufaris. As seen below water levels will be falling rapidly. Today’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast is as follows: 

  • Caracarai: 3.23 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
  • Boa Vista: 1.96 inches (idem “2”)
  • Rorainopolis: 3.49 inches (idem “3”)
  • Barcelos2.73 inches (idem “4”).
  • Manaus: 3.13 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more information about our stunning Amazon river basin destination and how you can join in on the action and fish it for yourself, make sure to take a closer look at our tour page. If you have any questions regarding this tour, you can contact our freshwater fly fishing team on 01603 407596 or by emailing them at info@sportquestholidays.com and one of the team will help you with your query.

Tight Lines,

Peter

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