Trip Report - Xingu Lodge, Brazil Week 3
Trip Report
By Max Salzburg
October 1, 2021
Xingu Lodge
The best place in the Amazon to target payara and other jungle species. 

Xingu Lodge 

Week 3


Weather: The weather this week was sunny everyday.

Temperature: 31-34C (day) 20-22C (night).

Water Temperature: 30 c

River Conditions: The water level of the Xingu river was stable and still clear colored.

Fishing Conditions: Vampire fish were very active with short windows of slower fishing this week, with most of the bites coming on heavy sinking lines (500 grains) and big dark flies with trailer hooks. We saw lots of success with the other characters in the river as well, like pacu and matrinxã! We were able to convince them to bite on small fruit imitations.

Fishing Stats
Number of Anglers: 8

Total number of fish landed over this week: 202 (Payara, Peacock Bass, Bicuda, Matrinxã, Corvina, Wolfish)

Total Payara Landed: 12
Total Payara Missed: 30

Biggest Payara landed in this week: 82 cm

Payara: 12
Peacock Bass: 150
Matrinxã: 12
Bicuda: 6
Corvina: 6
Pacu: 10
Wolfish: 6
Catfish: 11

Highlight of the Week: Mike and Malte did a great job achieving a “Xingu Grand Slam” catching Vampire Machete, Vampire Cachulenga (red tail) and regular vampire. Well done boys!

Here is a short video trip report from week three at Xingu Lodge.

Destination Manager

Max Salzburg

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