The season is January through May and September and October. The season is closed in November and December to protect the fishery during those spawning months. The entire fishery fishes equally well throughout the season. Our water conditions are stable and predictable so that isn’t a consideration. However, the outside temperature and humidity are something to think about when deciding when to visit.
January through mid-March:
Are very warm and humid. Average daytime temperature will be near 100 F and 80-85 F at night. Nighttime temperature shouldn’t be an issue as all common areas and bedrooms are air-conditioned.
Late April through May:
Daytime temperatures between 70-80 F and nighttime temperatures between 45-55 F. These cooler temperatures will push the smaller fish into deeper water. This can improve your odds of catching larger Dorados but the net result could be fewer smaller fish.
September and October:
Usually sees daytime temperatures between 75-90 F and nighttime temperatures in the 55-65 F. Surface flies such as mouse and lizard patterns are effective during this time of year.
Between mid January and mid February and then again between mid March and mid April:
The pacu and pira pita feeding activity increases. These fish are omnivorous and take advantage of ripened fruit and beans that fall this time of year from overhanging trees.