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Xingu Lodge Fishing Report – 23rd To 30th October 2021

This week on the Xingu river saw an increase in aggressive Vampire fish being willing to take flies, which resulted in 33 being caught by the lucky anglers at the lodge this week, as well as some very impressive Pacu too.

Xingu Lodge – 23/10/2021

Weather: We had a couple of afternoon showers this week.
Temperature: 30-34C (day) 20-22C (night)
Water Temperature: 29 C
River Conditions: The water is still rising on the main river and its tributaries, with the jungle creeks experiencing stained and high water levels, deeming it practically unfishable.

Fishing Conditions: The fishing for vampires improved quite a bit, and they appeared to be more aggressive in most of the pools we fished. We even had a few doubles and a lot of frenzied action! We noticed that even with fast retrieves, they were taking all kinds of streamers without thinking about it. Xingú is on fire! 

Fishing Stats:

Number of Anglers: 4
Total number of fish landed over this week: 162 (Payara, Peacock Bass, Bicuda, Matrinxã, Corvina, Pacu and Wolffish)

Total Payara Landed: 33
Total Payara Missed: 45
Biggest payara landed in this week: 85 cm
Payara: 33
Peacock Bass: 68
Matrinxã: 32
Bicuda: 12
Corvina: 0
Pacu: 17
Wolfish: 0
Catfish: 1

Highlight of the Week: Our good friend Alex and his son Tomas were enjoying this amazing destination this week, having a lot of fun catching huge Payaras together and also experiencing some doubles! Both of them were our first guests that participated in the Kayapo ritual of cutting their arms with a Payara tooth, a rite of passage that signifies adulthood. It was an amazing experience that we were honored to share with them!

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