The Rio Marie (Rio de Gigantes) is located entirely inside a far-reaching Indigenous Territory, approximately 500 miles northwest from Manaus, which is the operation’s base point and the most important city in Brazilian Amazon.
Fishing Report – Week 8 on Rio Marie – 1 to 8 November 2018
Our eighth week of the 2018 was typical with some showers The weather was pretty normal for the Amazon rainforest during our eighth week of the 2018 season. Aside from the first day, which was cloudy and rainy, it was mostly sunny every day, with some periods of afternoon showers. Temperatures ranged between 33–35°C. We started the week with the water levels going down, but by the second day, they rose a bit after some rain in the headwaters. By the end of the week, the river started dropping, and the fishing conditions started to improve. As the water levels rose on the second day, the fishing was slow. On the third day, we moved down river and found much better conditions, especially because the water was coming down some.
Number of anglers: 8
Butterflies caught: 345
Temensis caught: 42
Temensis over 10 pounds: 24
Temensis over 15 pounds: 13
Temensis over 20 pounds: 5
Poppers and topwater flies were not as productive as they had been, and we found streamers were the most effective flies. We had one surubi on the fly, and our leaders were no match for some amazing giant peacock bass. All anglers were persistent, which made this another fantastic week with some really big fish landed! The biggest catch of the week, landed by Christian, was a 24-pound monster!
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The Rio Marié is born in the Northwest corner of the Brazilian Amazon, up near the Colombian border. It is a tributary of the upper Rio Negro. The Rio Negro basin is the largest drainage of “black” water in the world, with approximately 710,000 km² of land are and is currently one of the most preserved regions in the Amazon, with less than 0.5 % of deforestation. The Rio Negro is its main river, the second largest tributary of the Amazon River. The river area is huge, encompassing nearly a vast amount of virgin waters, boasting a healthy population of giant Peacock Bass. For anglers, this translates into very real opportunities to consistently hook and release much larger-than-average Peacock Bass on the fly.
Rio Marié is proven to hold the most remarkable average size of all peacock bass fisheries currently known to the angling world. The features that set this river system apart from all others are its remoteness, the natural characteristics of the river, its intact and perfectly functioning ecosystem, and the level of protection inside a designated Indian Territory that is almost totally un-impacted by modern man. When fishing the Rio Marie, your base for the week is the Untamed Amazon liveaboard. She has 3 floors – the Lower Floor is the restricted area for staff. The main floor has 8 suites, where 6 of them are available for Marié guests (5 double and one single suite). Each suite accommodates two, in single beds with a private bathroom, air conditioning and good space for clothes storage. The upper floor is the place to relax after your long fishing day. There’s a spacious living and dinning room, and on the rear is an open lounge where they serve drinks and appetizers with two big Jacuzzi’s for up to 10 people.