Peacock Bass Fishing Water Level Report
27 December 2017
Water levels have continued to fall slowly thru the third week of December in both the Rio Negro and Rio Branco watersheds after experiencing higher than ideal water conditions in October and early November. The traditional “Christmas Rains” normally occurring in early to mid December have brought up water levels in the Ste Isabel and Moura areas of the upper Rio Negro, although water levels have continued to fall in the Barcelos area and on the Rio Branco tributaries including the Itapara, Xeriuni & Jufari. We expect to see ideal water conditions on most of the upper Rio Negro and tributaries to the Rio Branco when fishing resumes in early January baring any prolonged episodes of heavy rain between Christmas and New Years.
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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.