Greetings Peacock Fans and welcome back to the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Fishing Report. In this week’s installment we would like to take the opportunity to thank the wonderful hosts and agents that keep our lodge open for business throughout the season. This week in particular we would like to thank Archie and Barbara Adams for putting together a group of anglers that really took advantage of all the luxuries that the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge has to offer.
As all of you may already know, Saturday is our busiest day of the week. Known as “change-over day,” Saturdays are the day that we fly in new supplies and of course greet a new group of anglers. In turn we also bid farewell to the group that has just spent the week with us. Very often when we load the out bound group on the plane many of the guests look like they need a vacation!!!! Considering we offer a ten hour fishing day, the 60 hour plus fishing week frequently gives anglers plenty of time to fish themselves into a frenzy. Departing the Lodge with sore shoulders, hashed thumbs, swollen ankles, and sunburns, just to name a few ailments.
However that was not the case last week. Archie and Barbara knew exactly how to set the pace so that the group actually seemed to be on vacation! When Archie’s group departed on Saturday they looked rested and refreshed, not bruised and battered. Their recipe for success was getting out on the water first thing and fishing before it got too hot. Periodic water breaks in the shade, a nice long lunch and then back to the lodge about 2:30. From there they would spend some time refreshing in the pool, reading a book on the porch, heading back to the pool and then enjoying Caipirinha’s in front of the lodge. Kudos Archie and Barbara….fishing the Amazon in style!
The fishing continued to be good last week including many sessions of lights out popper fishing. So far this season we have witnessed high numbers of Spotted Peacocks in the 4 to 6 pound range which has given anglers lots of shots at converting doubles. In addition we are continuing to spend most of the time fishing the intermediate clear tip lines. These versatile lines allow anglers to fish poppers and give their bait-fish patterns the chance to get down in the deeper lagoons.
Due to some occasional rain last week and now again this week the river has not been dropping at any noticeable rate. Which is great for fishing, giving our guides the opportunity to access a variety of internal lagoons and resakas (bays off the river.) Looking into next week we will continue to have partly cloudy skies and occasional rain.
Thank you for checking the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Fishing Report and we look forward to seeing you here soon!
Carlos and Charlie