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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:09 pm Reply with quote
Bob Daly
Joined: 09 Apr 2006
Posts: 255
Location: Whiting, Indiana
Larry: In the latest newsletter you wrote about the effect the La Nina weather patterns are having problems in the Amazon. This has lead to increased railnfall in the fisheries causing many outfitters and clients to postpone trips. How do you explain this to a 1st time person wanting to go to the Amazon for a peacock trip? As most know this is a huge investment in both money and time! Other fisheries such as La Zona, Thialand, etc. have become popular recently whereas most guys cannot take the chance of losing vacation time at work by rebooking and would prefer a more "guranteed" trip?
Thanks Bob Daly
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:45 pm Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
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Joined: 28 Dec 2004
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Location: Lakeland, FL
Bob,

As you know, water levels have always posed potential problems for the Amazon outfitters. They vary week to week, month to month and even year to year. High water blows out most peacock fishing, and it is usually best to listen to the outfitter, if he says "fishing probably will be very tough and you have the option to reschedule". It is usually best to re-schedule even though it is costly and real pain you know where. To me time expendure in waters that are very high resulting in poor fishing is even more "expensive" with regard to time invested! Unfortunately, water level conditions are a gamble that is inherent in most very productive peacock bass fisheries. It is one that most addicted peacock anglers understand and put up with for quite some time. Others throw in the towel and chase something in environments and under conditions more predictable. First-timers aren't usually as upset as us old timers because they can focus on the new and unique environment and experience on their trip. They are easier to please, if you will. There are no guarantees with peacock bass fishing other than if you have a great trip and catch lots of teeners or a couple over 20 pounds, you will go back.

Hopefully, La Nina has run its course this season and won't affect levels much longer. We'll address the year to year "successes" and predictability in the February eZine, so look for that.

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