Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Fishing Report- Oct 22nd-29th, 2016

Ola pescador e bem-vindo de volta para a Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Fishing Report!  In the Report's first installment for the 2016-2017 season we are happy to highlight a great week from an enthusiastic group of anglers from South Africa.  For the third season in a row Mavungana Flyfishing from Johannesburg, South Africa sent a group to kick off  our season here at the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge.  Gareth Reid was this year's group leader from Mavungana Flyfishing and it did not take long for he and his group to gravitate towards the Awesome popper fishing that the Agua Boa has to offer!

Every year there are certain things that need to happen in order to get ready for the first group. Carlos and the team prepare the houses and Lodge, dial in the boats and bring in the fuel and supplies necessary to get the Lodge up and running.  All of the work is just what needs to happen to get the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge ready for guests.  But then there is the X-factor of the operation…..How´s the water level going to be?  What condition is the fishery in?

Well, we are happy to report that the water levels for the opener are perfect! In fact we we would consider the water levels to be rated as "Normal" for the opener and it appears as if we are in great shape for the season to come.  In addition we are stoked to inform our readers that based on the research that Gareth and his group did last week that the fishery is in great shape.  The group landed an abundance of Spotted Peacock (Paca) which pound for pound are the hardest fighting fish on the Agua Boa.  The Paca aren´t just hard fighters they also travel in packs and are aggressive feeders.  That leads to very exciting fishing including a high volume of double ups and great popper fishing. 

For those of you that follow the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Fishing Report (hi mom!) you know that popper fishing is not a new thing….we've been doing it for years.  However we appreciate the popper pattern that the South Africans have introduced to the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge.  The NYOP (not your ordinary popper) originally created by Seychelles guide James Christmas is very castable simple pattern that delivers a lot of Pop without a ton of effort.  Check out a shot of the NYOP.  Great Pattern!!!! Thanks for checking the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge fishing Report and we look forward to seeing you here at the Lodge.

          Fish On!   Carlos and Charlie