NEWS & REPORTS
TSIMANE 2021 FISHING REPORT - WEEK 8
Incredible experience in the Jungle! - Week 8
This chapter of the season at Sécure Lodge brought a fun team of friends from the USA who travel together, taking one trip every two years — a worldwide fishing trip chasing something new around the planet. And this was a fantastic new chapter in their expedition!
Weather this week was as friendly as this group of guests, treating us to sunny and quiet days, with river temperatures warming up. Better weather brought the beginnings of consistent chances for Pacú fishing on small streamers, as well as great highlights with medium and large dorado everywhere.
In the middle of the week two fishermen who like trekking and hiking took a path through the forest to reach the upper part of Ibarecito, a tiny creek which provides a different experience for yatorana. The key to enjoying this kind of fishing is to go there with light tackle and trout foam flies as the Chernobyl, Fat Albert, and micropoppers.
The crystal-clear water on upper bits afforded many sight fishing opportunities and exciting feeding frenzies. A marvelous 16-lb. resident caught by Todd Anderson on the Maniquicito Creek strongly solidified the value of this amazing mix of environment, wildlife, and fly fishing in this magic stage
Also, the eighth week of the season we hiked the Agua Negra with four anglers from the USA — Greg Bronstein, Raj Venkatesan, Elizabeth Summer, and Dylan Brandt. Due to some rain, we had a short but big flood during the first day and into half of the second day, but the fishing was quite strong after that. The water was clearing and we had many chances for big dorado and some pacú on dry flies.
By the end of the week, we landed more than four fish over 20 lbs. and two over 30 lbs.
The week’s biggest fish was caught by Dylan Brandt on the upper Agua Negra — a monster 34-lb. dorado. Dylan also had a similar one on a mouse pattern fly, but unfortunately we lost it after a good fight.
This week Pluma hosted five guests. Huge rains hit us the very first day, and fishing remained tough for another two days due the very sudden change of both water color and level, but the group accepted the challenge with smiles on their faces.
We ended up wrapping up the week with good fishing, especially in the lower Pluma, with four fish over 20 lbs. landed.
The lower sections of the river were extremely affected by the flood, but the last three days in our Upper Secure we landed seven dorado over 18 lbs., eight dorado between 10 and 18 lbs, and 34 small dorado (less than 10 lbs.).
-Tight lines, Tsimane Lodge.