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Fishing Report Week #19, Jan 14 – 22, 2016

GRANT’S 22LBS
GRANT’S 22LBS

Crunch time!

We are in full swing down here in Amazônia: the weather’s perfect, the fish are biting, and our friends are having a fantastic time, so much in fact that I’m behind on my fishing reports so please forgive me.

Week 19 (Jan 14 – 22, 2016) was an epic week full of friends, lots of fishing action, and unfortunately, some sadness as well.

Four of the guests that were to join us this week had to cancel at the last minute because of a car accident which took one couple’s son’s life the day before they were to visit us and although I, and the rest of Capt. Peacock Yacht’s & Expeditions, know that words are of little comfort during a tragedy such as this, let me assure you that our thoughts and prayers are with them.

JAMES PUIG JR 19LBS
JAMES PUIG JR 19LBS
JAMES PUIG JR 16LBS
JAMES PUIG JR 16LBS

We had 19 guests on board for this 19th week of the season.  John and Marsha Abbott and Dale and Charla Williams, James Puig along with his lovely his wife and son, are more than just customers.  They are truly friends and have visited with us for many, many years.  And I’m glad to say they will be fishing with us again soon as all are booked to return in October 2016 and January 2017.   I’d like to say the reason for this is the launch of our new 145-foot yacht but, again, they’ve been with us for years and come for the great fishing, hospitality, and superb service we provide.

 

NICOLES 15LBS
NICOLES 15LBS
NICOLE’S 16LBS
NICOLE’S 16LBS

They, along with the rest of our group, landed 1,238 Peacock Bass along with a host of other Amazônia species such as piranha, dogfish, and barracuda and wait ‘till you get a’ load of the catfish this group caught!

You’d swear it was a Great White Shark given the size!

 

Dan & Bredgitt with catfish
Dan & Bredgitt with catfish

But, back to Peacock Bass…

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Folks…that’s a lot of fish!

In addition, this group enjoyed the boat supremely.  They had gourmet meals, had a shore lunch of fresh caught fish, dined on a virgin beach under the stars, danced, drank, and danced, and drank some more.  They enjoyed the river and the rainforest surrounding it immensely (check out the caiman picture one of our group took!  Just unbelievable!) and basically just soaked up what I consider to be Eden.

And I know it is Eden because I know Amazônia.

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I’m Capt Peacock.