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Yes, Virginia There Is A Santa Clause And He Does Visit Amazônia

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Artwork by Allison V. Young

I received the following letter late last week.

Dear Capt Peacock—

I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus and furthermore if there was such a man, he surely wouldn’t visit Amazônia. My dad said I should write you, as you are an authority on all things regarding the Amazon and that, “If Capt Peacock says there’s a Santa and that he visits the Amazon, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?

Virginia O’Hanlon

Well, Virginia, first let me congratulate you on your usage of the words “furthermore” and “regarding.” Pretty good vocabulary for an eight year old. (more…)

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Dolphin Amazon

One of the most exotic species of Amazônia – and one found nowhere else in the world – is the Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis). Also known as the Pink Dolphin and locally as Boto, these freshwater mammals are as mysterious as they are mythical. It is the largest of the world’s freshwater dolphins with males reaching weights of more than 400 pounds and lengths of over eight feet. Males are larger than females and are often more vibrant in color.  Despite the moniker of Pink Dolphin, it is born dark gray in color. Skin color lightens with age and eventually turns pink with repeated skin abrasion. Water temperature, transparency, and geographic location are also factors in color variants. (more…)

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Happy Texas Independence Day 2

Happy Texas Independence Day
Happy Texas Independence Day, Ms. Leonardo Leao with your daugther Maria Leticia

True, I wasn’t born in Texas but as the saying goes,
“I got here as fast as I could!”

I first visited the Lone Star State almost two decades ago when I was a commercial airline pilot and was immediately taken by the beauty of the landscape, the friendliness and warmth of the people and their sense of pride in their history and culture.  I admired how Texans “mean what they say and say what they mean,” how word is bond, and how deals are made with a handshake. It was for these reasons that I decided to not only someday move to Texas but to found Capt. Peacock Yachts & Expeditions as a Texas entity. (more…)

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Fishing Report, February 4 – 7, 2016

 

Kevin Vandm - Capt. Peacock Amazon Brazil 2016

 

Kevin Vandam - Amazon Brazil 2016, fishing peacock bass.
Kevin Vandam – Amazon Brazil 2016, fishing peacock bass.

 

Week 22 was filled with so much fun, so many friends, and such great fishing that it is the only week we’ve ever had that came sponsored by a beer company.

Actually it was our guest of honor that came sponsored by a beer company.

Kevin VanDam, or KVD as he’s known by fans, is the #1 Angler in the World, the first-ever Outdoorsman of the Year ESPY trophy winner, and the all-time money winner on the Bassmaster Tournament trail. As such he’s sponsored by some great companies. Among them our friends at Bass Pro Shops and the aforementioned beer company, Busch. (more…)