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AMANDA 22LBS, Fishing peacock bass.

Fishing Report: Oct 22 – 30, 2015

AMANDA 22LBS, Fishing peacock bass.
AMANDA 22LBS, Fishing peacock bass.

By Capt Peacock

Week two of the 2015 -2016 was a blast.

Twenty-two guests landed a literal ton – ok, maybe not a literal ton – but a lot nonetheless, of fish including almost 2,000 Peacock Bass, wined and dined like there was no tomorrow, had massage after massage, and all around just enjoyed life aboard my luxury 125 foot yacht.

Susie Benedick with a 17 pound peacock
Susie Benedick with a 17 pound peacock

And this trip was extra special for the reason of returns guests.  Patti and C.L. Gage returned for their thirteenth time, Irma Derrick for her sixth time, Suzette and Wiley Meador for their third time, and Susie and William Benedick, for their third trip.  They, along with all my new friends on board, came for the great fishing they know the Rio Negro offers AND for the guides that know how to put them onto those big ones.

Patti and C.L. back for the 13th time!
Patti and C.L. back for the 13th time!

I mention this because I’ve gotten a few emails (Ok, the owner has. I don’t email. I’m Capt Peacock!) over the past few weeks asking about “cruising the Amazon.”  It seems as though the fact that guests stay on board a luxury yacht with all the accommodations of a five star hotel has gotten some folks to thinking I run a cruise ship.

I don’t.

I run a fishing trip.

The best in all of Amazonia, if not the world.

We just happen to live pretty well while we do all that World Class fishing.

Bennie Rush with his 22 pound behemoth.
Bennie Rush with his 22 pound behemoth.

And speaking of fish…

This week guests landed 1,747 Peacock.  Forty-two of these were over 10 pounds and two of them – caught by Bennie Rush and Amanda Johnson – both weighed 22.

Considering that the world record is only seven pounds more than that, I’d say that our guests landed some pretty darn big fish.

Of course I know there’s bigger ones out there.

I know this because I know Amazônia.

I’m Capt Peacock.

A vida é melhor vivida na Amazônia.

Bill and guide Denny Boy with a 20.5 lb. Peacock Bass.
Bill and guide Denny Boy with a 20.5 lb. Peacock Bass.

 

C.L. with a very colorful 10 pounder.
C.L. with a very colorful 10 pounder.