Our last 24 anglers before the year-end had excellent fishing at our private Omero lakes, despite high waters across the Amazon South American basin. Seven trophies were landed between 20 and 22 lbs.
The last 24 anglers for the year caught in 6 ½ days 3,834 peacocks with 239 peacocks between 10 and 16 lbs.; 32 between 17 and 19 lbs.; and 7 between 20 and 22 lbs. This tally excludes a multifarious array of tropical species landed such as Jacundá, Apapá, Cachorra, Oscar, Aruana, Wolfish, Pacú, Bicúda, and Pirañha.
For bait casters, the most effective lures for big peacocks were all types of the light-coloured 6-inch topwaters since these fisheries are way below their sustainable season’s capacity. And, as always, bucktail jigs and spinnerbaits worked well. For fly fishermen, poppers for smaller fish worked, but the larger fish were caught on long white and red bucktail streamers on sinking lines.
South West Zone & South East Zone (scroll down to see map): Water levels are all high from Manaus down to 500 miles south, which is normal this time of the year.
We have transferred all River Trains 300-400 miles North of Manaus to the North East Dry Zone were water levels and fishing have been excellent on the Omero.
North East Zone (Omero, and the upper Jufaris, Itapara, Xeurini. Scroll down to see map): A couple of these rivers will continue to have excellent fishing for at least the next 1-2 weeks since water levels should be dropping as evidenced by todays and last week’s 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast. Scroll down to see these forecasts.
South West Zone 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecasts are for the towns marked in bold below, which affect water levels on the Matupiri and Igapo-Acu where we fished up until November. The accumulated rainfall over 2 inches means water levels will 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 substantially above 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:
- Manicore: 4.49 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
- Novo Aripuana: 4.17 inches (idem “2”)
- Autazes: 3.26 inches (idem “3”)
- Borba: 3.31 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 bold 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: 1.12 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
- Boa Vista: 0.51 inches (idem “2”)
- Rorainopolis: 1.34 inches (idem “3”)
- Barcelos: 1.98 inches (idem “4”)
- Manaus: 3.64 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence. Used only as a reference.
Last week’s ,10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:
- Caracarai: 1.19 inches (marked as “1” in the 3 Month Rain Forecast Map below)
- Boa Vista: 0.48 inches (idem “2”)
- Rorainopolis: 1.34 inches (idem “3”)
- Barcelos: 2.44 inches (idem “4”)
- Manaus: 3.79 inches (idem “5”) is outside our fishery sphere-of-influence. Used only as a reference.
Two weeks ago, 10-Day Accumulated Rainfall Forecast was as follows:
- Caracarai: 3.57 inches
- Boa Vista: 2.13 inches
- Rorainopolis: 3.25 inches
- Barcelos: 2.86 inches
- Manaus: 4.17 inches (outside our fishery sphere-of-influence). Used only as a reference.
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