Last week was the best week I’ve had on the Amazon in a long, long time.
And it had nothing to do with the fishing.
Although it was pretty great as well.
No, last week’s great time had everything to do the guests. They were a fantastic bunch. Just full of energy and ready and eager to try everything under the sun.
They were all Dallas Safari Club members and, in fact, bought the trip at the 2014 auction.
Oh. The owner wants me to be sure to mention that this trip sold for over $87,000 and was the highest selling item at the show. That translates to a lot of money going toward hunt conservation.
Can I get back to my report now?
Like I said, this group (which called themselves the DSC Hookers) was great. In addition to enjoying the run of my 125-foot yacht, getting massages, dancing, drinking fine wines, cocktails, and beer, eating chef prepared meals, taking part in eco-tours, and soaking in all the sites they actually fished.
They landed close to 1,000 peacock bass and 22 of those were over ten pounds. The biggest was landed by Robert Baxter who pulled in a 21-pound goliath.
I think Kath Allison summed up the trip best. She said, “We had a great time. Just outstanding. The crew, the guides, everyone did a fantastic job. We all had a wonderful time.”
Of course I knew they’d have a great time.
I know this because I know Amazônia.
I’m Capt Peacock.