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Capt Peacock’s Journal: The Legend Of The Mapinguary

Mapinguari

Some tribes considerate it a God.

Others a demon.

Some say it eats the living while others say only the dead.

Regardless, all know it as the “Mapinguary,” a name that loosely translates to “the roaring animal” or “the fetid beast.”

While accounts vary, from village to village up-and-down the Amazon most agree that mapinguary (pronounced ma-ping-wahr-EE) stands between 8 to 10 feet tall when on two legs and is something of a cross between a giant sloth from prehistoric times and a gorilla. Its thick matted fur is said to reek so bad that those who encounter it in the jungle become dizzy or hypnotized. (more…)

Adams, 15 lbs caught peacock bass

Fishing Report (Gallery) For Feb 5 – Feb 27, 2015

 

Adams, 15 lbs caught peacock bass

All good things must come to an end and so too does the fishing season here in the Amazon.

It’s been a great season but I’m ready to hit the port in Manaus. There, I’ll drop my 125 foot luxury yacht for a complete cleaning and overhaul and indulge a few “shore activities.”

The last three weeks have been a fantastic time and the main reason I’m slow to post my report.

What? It’s hard to get motivated to write when the fishing’s so good. (more…)

Fishing Report For Jan 29 – Feb 06, 2015

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. (more…)