FISHING REPORT     Pirarucu 2018 Season Fishing Report  |  September 10, 2018

Pirarucu Fishing Report 2018

DATE: September 2–9

Water Conditions

Water color: natural
Water level: high but dropping fast
Water temperature: ranged between 26–28ºC   


Photo Credit: Bryan Gregson

Weather Conditions

Temperature: ranged between 30–34ºC
Weather: sunny most days with some mid-week showers

Fishing Conditions

Flies that are working the best: black and red streamers (4/0 to 6/0) and small white streamers (4/0 to 6/0)

Total number of fish landed this week:

Arowana: 176
Arapaima: 12
Tambaqui: 3

Biggest fish landed this week (length and weight)

Arapaima: 1.94m and 200 pounds
Arowana: 84cm
Tambaqui: 85cm and 25 pounds

Highlights of the week:

On the first morning of fishing, John caught his first arapaima on a fly, which measured 1.74m.

During the week, on just one morning, Hakan and John had an amazing number of strikes, and they connected with 10 arapaima and landed three.

An unexplored lake was fished by John and Bryan from Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. Despite the high water conditions, they had a lot of fun with peacock bass and other native species.

We had a blast with a 200-pound fish landed by Rodrigo Salles with a 10wt Epic fiberglass rod! An incredible experience!