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Tsimane Fishing Report Week 8 2022

Heli Fishing

In our fifth week of the Exploratory Helifishing program, we have hosted three American friends and two Argentines with whom we shared unforgettable experiences of the jungle. Although good weather conditions made it possible for us to meet our flight plan to rotate the fishing beats as much as possible, unusual drought caused river headers with low, super crystal-clear water and more technical fishing, demanding the fishermen to perform the fullest. We completed a successful week with very good catches.

Secure Lodge

The 14th week at Sécure Lodge starred five anglers from the USA, including one repeat —Bob Seddon—who joined us for the second time, sharing a new adventure with some of his friends.
The weather conditions were good, with both air and water temperature increasing slowly every day. The level of the river kept dropping, making the fishing very technical; turning it into the sort of game where the approach, accuracy, and presentation make a big difference and are key for a successful performance.
Through all the week, all the anglers made connections with dorado of all sizes, and also a very nice pacú which was stranded on the beach, caught by fishing a fruit imitation in a deep pool upstream.
The biggest fish of the week was a marvelous 20-lb. dorado, caught in a regular beat downstream of camp.

Pluma Lodge

This week we hosted eight American anglers: Brian, Greg with his sons Braiden and Carson, Brett and Jared, and Meredith and Steven. Weather conditions were 10/10 all the week, and the water was gin clear.
Two fish over 20 lbs. were landed during the week, plus many others smaller than that. Two pacú and four yatorana were landed throughout the week. The upper sections are showing unbelievably clear water, where longer and lighter leaders were mandatory. 
The lower Pluma and lower Sécure were more about quality, like usual. The main Pluma is showing a healthy population of 10 to 14-lb. fish, which make lots of fun in smaller flies and terrestrials.

Agua Negra Lodge

With the rivers already at the lowest and clearest conditions yet, we had a very fun week with four friends from the US. Low water, good weather, and many shots at fish meant we spent most of the week fishing the main Sécure River and the lower Agua Negra, where we landed more than 12 very large dorado. The main river also gave some very good days, mixed with a few slower moments. 
The Agua Negra and the Chirnoro were in perfect condition, with technical fishing due to the low and clear water.


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