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Rio Negro River

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The Rio Negro has this color because of the humus that is carried into the river by the floods. The acidity of its waters is high, with a pH of 3.8 to 4.9 (due to a lot of acids inside it from the decomposition of the plants), so many insects and mosquitoes do not survive in the region.
Being the largest tributary and most large black water river in the world is the second largest in the volume of water, second only to the Amazon River.

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A word from the president.

Capt Peacock Yachts Expeditions

Fellow guests and friends, the first part of the season, which ended late December 2016, was fantastic and typical with many fish caught and several adventures taken… see the following new 2017 video: http://www.captpeacock.com/video/

We found that things had changed drastically, however, after our first trip of the second half of the season: January 5, 2017. And since then, the fishing proved tougher, and few fish caught (less than a third of what we expected).

In fact, exceptionally unseasonal rains are the case all over Brazil right now with many parts of the country flooding. It was a total unexpected mess in the entire country, consequently affecting the quality of the fishing grounds in Amazon as well.

What we did, however, was to suggest to all of our guests to reschedule their trips. Let me state again, though, that this was a recommendation. We were informing them of the realities of Brazil’s Amazon that we cannot control nor predict at that time, which never happened that way before: the water level was very high, the fishing was very poor, and unseasonal rains occurred on a daily basis.

We gladly offered our guests other available weeks for a better fishing experience and, of course, at no extra cost. That is how much we appreciate our guests’ business!

Capt. Peacock is proud to have not just best fishing concept experience, but mainly, principals and ethical values!

Fishing Report: January 12 – 20, 2017

Capt Peacock Brazil's Amazon Peacock Bass

Amazonas is a beautiful lady.

But sometimes she can be cruel, such was the case last two weeks.

This because, once again, the water levels of the Rio Negro didn’t cooperate with us fish wise.

Oh, it’s still a gorgeous river and one our guests had a fantastic time exploring via our fleet of 14 Bass Tracker boats and from the deck of our luxury yacht but as for the fishing, again, not great at all.

See, fish in the Amazon feed according to what the water level is doing.  When the water goes up, the fish swim into the jungle to protect themselves against their natural predators and gorge.

When the water goes down, they quit hunting for prey.

And they quit going after lures.

When the water drops, the fish become aggressive, eating almost anything they can get in their mouth.

And for the second week in a row, the water went up.

All told, our 23 guests landed 202 Peacock Bass plus a host of catfish, piranha, dogfish, and barracuda.

That is not the kind of fishing we like!

Not at all.

But we do the best we can under such conditions.

Capt Peacock

In addition, this group of husbands and wives, friends, and young couples witnessed birds and monkeys, watched pod after pod of pink dolphins, lounged in hammocks, drank like fishes and ate like kings.  They also enjoyed a traditional barbeque lunch in the Brazilian rainforest, a chef prepared dinner under the stars on an unexplored beach, sang, swapped stories, and bragged about how hard they were fishing.

Yes, they were a great bunch of great guests and, in typical fashion, half of them booked a return trip for next season already.

I know this because I know Amazônia.

I’m Capt Peacock

Capt Peacock

Boy Scout Working to Give to Brazil’s Amazon

Capt Peacock Barrett Young

While reading up on his upcoming trip to Brazil’s Amazon with Capt Peacock Yachts & Expeditions, 12-year-old Barrett Young came across the idea for a Boy Scout service project. Barrett, a member of Troop 137 in Fredericksburg, Texas, explains, “My dad and I were looking at everything we could do on our trip and I saw that we would probably be visiting some villages. Then I saw that a lot of the kids, kids my age, don’t have access to dental care.”
Thus, an idea it was born.
Barrett began writing local dentists and asked for the donation of between five to 10 toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste each. So far the result has been overwhelming. “Dr. Ericka McBrine gave me three big boxes of toothbrushes and toothpaste and Dr. Zac Hoerster has given me a lot of toothpaste. I’m still waiting to hear from the other dentists but am pretty sure they’ll help out as well.”

Capt Peacock President Leonardo Leao is impressed with Barrett’s idea and efforts and looks forward to meeting the young man in Brazil. “What a great, thoughtful idea,” Leo complemented. “I can’t wait to meet him and taking him to the village personally to watch him hand out his ever-growing collection of supplies.”
Capt Peacock is no stranger to the plight of those that live on the river the company fishes. Mr. Leao and Capt Peacock proudly partner with MARIA (Medical Assistance in the RIvers of the Amazon) to provide free dental and medical care to the indigenous people along the Rio Negro River.

Leao continues, “Barrett’s Boy Scout project will help MARIA to help those that need assistance the most. And for that I, and the entire Capt Peacock family, are all very grateful.”