My how time flies when you’re having fun…
And even more so when you’re watching others have fun.
Such was this case this past week here in Amazônia.
We had 20 guests on the boat for this trip; old friends Jim Redmond and Dave Megna returned along with 10 friends with whom to share the Amazon, good friend Ron Clein had the same idea and returned with a friend of his, Chris Dabbs and his son, and four guests who met us through Trek Safaris. All had a fantastic time (I mean, how could they not as we offer the World’s best peacock bass fishing) and landed a total of 1,129 Peacock Bass.
Of these, 10 weighed 10 pounds, two weighed 11, two weighed 12, one tipped the scales at 13 pounds even, two weighed 14, three weighed 15, two were 16 pounders, there was one 17 pounder, two 18 pounders, one that weighed 19, two 20 pounders, and one that bent the spring at 22 pounds. In addition this group caught dogfish, barracuda, piranha, and a host of other Amazonian species. They also ate, drank, enjoyed a shore lunch in a Rain Forest clearing, a beach bar-b-q on a white sand beach under a star-filled sky, got massage after massage, danced, told jokes (and maybe a lie or two), and pretty much just enjoyed the run of our 125-foot yacht.
And when one of the group – I won’t say who – confessed, “I don’t see how things could be any better” I showed him pictures of our new yacht, the Rio Negro Queen, and told him that this pretty lady measures 20 feet longer and 10 feet wider than the boat he was standing on and will feature improvements based on our more than a decade in the business.
Long story short, that conversation ended with him booking a return trip with us next year and the promise that he’ll be bringing some friends with him.
“You like the new boat that much?” I joked.
He replied that he was planning on coming back for another round of great fishing even before I told him about the new boat.
I responded by saying that I knew as such.
“How?” He asked.
Because I know fishing, I know Amazônia, and I know what people want.
I’m Capt Peacock.
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