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Tsimane Fishing Report Week 8 2023


In this, our second week of the helifishing program, we have had the pleasure of hosting an incredible, good vibes group led by John. We managed to explore some of the rivers’ headwaters for the first time in the season, finding—despite the somewhat cold weather—good opportunities for both Pacú and Dorado. We keep experiencing amazing situations beyond only the fishing.

We also were lucky to be part of an incredible experience mixing fishing with science, as together with “Science on the Fly,” we took samples of water from the different environments where we fish, to monitor periodically and alert of any possible change.


Week eight started with cold nights and mild temperatures during the day due to the southern storm the previous week. With the water clearing and warming up in about two days, we decided to fish the regular beats instead of the headwaters. 

Whether we went to the lower or upper beats the Dorado showed up in schools, crashing Sábalo on the banks, and we had many chances to fish to them. As the water was a little higher, we decided to rig rods in two ways: intermediate tips worked very well when fishing deeper channels, while floating lines were better for feeding frenzies. 

By midweek conditions leveled out and two groups went camping, finding nice dorado. Kevin Papa was able to land a nice Surubi Catfish. Maniquicito Creek was the highlight of the week, where we spotted huge fish in Trout waters and although we connected with some of them, they all won the battle—showing us why they are the river kings.


On the eighth week of the season we hosted a big group of nine anglers from the United States, who alternated between the regular and helifishing program. 

The weather was mostly cloudy and fresh during the week with crystal-clear water in the Pluma, Itirizama, and Sécure Rivers. These conditions gave our fishermen and fisherwomen many successful sight-cast Dorado and Pacú catches.


Fishing with old friends is always fun. This week we had returning for the third year the pleasant visit of Jim, Bob, Shannon, and John. 

We had very good weather all week and we were able to enjoy all our fishing programs. The fishing was very good in all our rivers, and we also spent two nights in our outcamp in the upper Agua Negra. Both the main Sécure River and the Chimoro were also really fun, and we landed several really nice Dorado and Pacú.


Do you think you could handle the Dorado that reside at PlumaSecureAgua Negra and our brand new Heli fishing tour? You can take a closer look at the tour page, where you’ll find all the information you need to get you ready for the trip of a lifetime!

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