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Trip Report Jan. 24-31 2015 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:43 pm Reply with quote
Wilson Cox
Joined: 06 Aug 2013
Posts: 18
Location: Duluth, GA
Just returned late Saturday night. Group of 5 anglers. Fished Rio Jauperi for 1.5 days. Fishing very slow. Moved to Rio Caures for remainder of trip. Fishing also very slow. Honestly, water levels looked better than what they were yielding. Catch numbers were dismal. Only 3 fish over 10 lbs. caught by group during entire week. Obviously no productive lures to comment on. Why were the fish not biting ?, theories abound. At one point I asked if Red Tide outbreaks were possible in the Amazon ? Other anglers from different groups that I talked with in airports & on planes reported similar results. That is now three "subpar" trips in a row for me spanning two seasons. Wish somebody would learn to "Falar Peixe".
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:02 am Reply with quote
Larry Larsen
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Joined: 28 Dec 2004
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Location: Lakeland, FL

Sorry to hear of your "very slow fishing" trip. I know how disappointing it is to see sandbars all over the river when the charter plane approaches the Rio Negro and then to fish it all week with less than anticipated results. As I mentioned in my Fishing Log summary posted on the PBA website (for 15 years now) at http://www.peacockbassassociation.com/html/larry_peacock_bass_log.html my last trip had less than stellar results that I didn't quite understand. We had decent numbers of fish both under and over 10 pounds, but absolutely no 20 pound plus fish were taken by 17 hard-fishing anglers. What blew my mind was that the water levels in most every tributary were as close to perfect as they have been in years. My "teener" production was also very disappointing.

I've always said, water level is everything down in the Amazon. And most of my really great peacock fishing accomplishment over 20 some years occured during "prime" water levels. Specifically rising waters and levels going far back in the jungle are normally death blows to excellent peacock bass fishing. Stable or slightly falling levels may be best. Even at most water levels from Oct. to the end of March, catching a few giant size peacocks (20+#s) is normally possible. Given this year's results, we might have to take a closer look at the relationship between water levels and giant fish catches. What do you all think?

Larry Larsen
Executive Director
Peacock Bass Association
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