Fishing Report - February 24-march 3, 2018
Ola, tucunare amantes! It’s time once again for this week’s Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Fishing Report. Low water conditions persist, and fishing is very good, with sight fishing opportunities abounding. Some mid-week rain did bump up the river a couple of inches, but overall conditions are stable, the water is clear, and the fish are biting.
Last week saw the return of a group led by WNC fly shop guru, Brookings Anglers’ Matt Canter. Many anglers in this group had joined us last season for a high water week that gave them a taste of the fishery but left them curious to see how they would fare under more favorable conditions.
Without exception this time around, everyone was blown away by the fishing, with countless trophy asu landed and myriad other species keeping things interesting. Topping it all off, another jaguar made an appearance at the end of the week. All in all, a memorable week in the jungle for everyone, veteran and rookie alike.
Enjoy some shots of Matt holding a nice Piraracu and a beautiful tucunare caught Candy Norton with guide, Samuel.
Also, we would be remiss if we didn’t amend the previous week’s report to include a couple of late entries in the hero shot gallery here on the Fishing Report, kindly shared with us by Houston’s own Radie (no relation to Katy) Perry featuring a couple of bruisers landed by Radie and “Dr. Bloodfinger,” Jeff Riddle. Thanks for the shots, Radie!
As we wind down into the last weeks of the season here on the Agua Boa, the inventory at the fly shop is also dwindling. While we still have plenty of flies and tippet, there are a few items to be sure to bring with you: Finger Sleeves, buff, bug spray (for the no-see-ums), sunscreen, 8 wt rod and at least one backup rod, WF8 F/I Outbound Short Flyline and a backup, and a couple pairs of quality polarized glasses for both bright and cloudy skies.
Obridado for checking the Agua Boa Amazon Lodge Fishing Report. We look forward to seeing you here at the lodge!
Carlos and Matt