Rio Marié 2019 Season Fishing Report
September 12-19, 2019
Weather: The weather this week was warm, and we had a few showers and some overcast conditions. Temperatures ranged between 33-36ºC.
River Conditions: The water levels continue to go down some. This often allows for great sight fishing for peacock bass.
Fishing Conditions: We had some great fishing conditions. We began the week targeting the waters at the confluence of the Turi and Marié. We also fished the lower sections of the Marié. No one had fished this section for three weeks, and for that reason, we found a lot of water with big numbers of temensis. We had a great time sight fishing for these giants.
Number of anglers: 9
Butterflies caught: 283
Temensis caught: 35
Temensis over 10lbs: 18
Temensis over 15lbs: 8
Temensis over 20lbs: 9
Highlight of the Week: We were fortunate to have another great week of sight fishing! The water levels and good climate helped us spot a good number of fish from a distance, and that was how Jeff Currier was able to catch a beautiful 24.5-pound, 92cm trophy temensis! This was also the fourth trip to Rio Marié for Mike Michalak’s group, and they had some great fishing. Bill Stroh got two 20+ pound fish in the same morning, and John Leonard had his sixth week at Marie, and he has landed at least one 20+ pound peacock bass every week he’s fished with us. Incredible.