Marmelos River Dry Zone #1 SE
Rio Madershed, Brazil
16 August 2017
Water levels remain ideal on the Marmelos River, River Plate Angler’s exclusive Peacock Bass fishery located in the Tenhiram Indian Reservation south of Manaus in the Rio Madeira watershed, producing the huge numbers of Peacock Bass these fisheries are known for. Last week anglers fishing at River Plate’s mobile Safari Camp AVERAGED 45 Peacock Bass per day/person up to nearly 21 lbs for the 6 ½ days of fishing they enjoyed with 50+ of these fish weighing 10 lbs or better! The Marmelos River in our southern fishery continues to produce large numbers of Peacock Bass as well as Trairas, Piranhas, Jacunda, Surubim Catfish & Bicudas.
The group of anglers fishing this week, August 12 – 19, have landed an average of 90 Peacocks per person during their first 2 ½ days of fishing. Weather reports are calling for little rain this week and water levels should remain ideal for the foreseeable future. Jumping Minnows have remained the most productive top water lure, with Perversa’s, Repala’s and jigs being the preferred subsurface baits. Fly fishermen & women have done very well the last month, some experiencing catches of over 100 Peacocks per day! Many fly fishermen have elevated a quest for Peacock Bass in Brazil’s Amazon to the top of their bucket list as word has spread about the Peacocks willingness to strike flies and their monster fighting ability when hooked. 8 & 9 wt fly rods with sinking tip fly lines and 30 – 40 lb tippets are the ideal size fly fishing equipment for the fly fisherman going after Brazil’s trophy sized Peacock Bass.
The 2017-2018 Peacock Bass fishing season in Brazil’s Amazon is looking to be one of the better ones in the last several as water levels seem to be returning to historic levels after last two years that experienced both historic lows during the 2015-2016 and historic highs during the 2016-2017 fishing seasons. We still have a few open spots remaining for the 2017-2018 fishing season that are going fast on the private Indian lands and government reserves in all 4 Dry Zones we enjoy exclusive sport fishing rights on. Let us know if we can hook you up with the true remote “fly-in” Peacock Bass fishing trip you have always dreamed of.
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Fishing Brazil’s Amazon Since 1992
Marmelos River Dry Zone #1 SE
Jim Kern has a long history in the Peacock Bass world. Jim has fished in Brazil 32 times since 1997 with both fly and conventional tackle. Jim developed and ran the American office for Captain Peacock from 2010 thru 2013 was the Vice President and General Manager of Amazon Tours from 1998 thru 2003. Through Emu Outfitting, his outfitting company of 30 years, he managed Alaska’s Rainbow Bay Resort from 2007-2009 & Alaska’s Angry Eagle Lodge 2013 & 2014. Jim holds a Coast Guard Captains license, has been a registered fishing guide in Alaska, Montana and Idaho and has been a fly tier for 40 years. Jim also was a 3 time American League All Star baseball pitcher in 1977, 78, and 79 & the American League Relief Pitcher of the year in 1979.