If you’ve been toying with the idea of going fishing in the Amazon with a fishing charter, or if you’ve already begun your planning, you need to consider the time of year before you consider anything else. The weather, and the seasons, in the rainforest region are not the same as those in more temperate zones.
The Wet Season in the Amazon
The rivers in the Amazon experience times of high and low water throughout the year, flooding the jungles then receding. It is during the rainy season that the flooded forests offer premium cover for prized species of fish, both baitfish and their large predators. This excessive cover is unfortunately what also makes these prized fish almost impossible to catch.
The Dry Season in the Amazon
Leading fishing charters will tell you that the real season for fishing in the Amazon is the dry season; however, this season occurs at different times for different Amazonian regions. The southern part of the Amazon Basin has its dry season in June and July, and southern rivers provide good water levels in August.
Rivers further north begin to drop as the dry season moves north during September and October, making the Igapo Acu and the Matupiri Rivers prime destinations at this time. Late October is the time for fishing north of the main body of the Amazon River itself at some of the Central Rio Negro Basin tributaries. January offers the best bass fishing from January to March in this region.