Peacock Bass Fishing – 2016 – Day Seven – the Wood Lizard

Wednesday: 2/3/2016 I awake with puffed up hands in the early morning, unable to make a fist.  It’s the same problem I had two years ago in the Amazon and I’m betting an aspirin–or several–will make it better.  After showering, I head with Mark to the breakfast cabin.  There, Bobby shows me the note I’d …

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Peacock Bass Fishing in Brazil – 2016 – Day Five – The Camp Moves

Monday: 2/1/2016 Second Full Day’s Fishing – Camp Moves I’m awake at 5:20 thanks to Mark getting up, turning on lights, and announcing it’s time to get up.  We get our Coke/coffee fix in the main cabin before 6 a.m. and are ready to fish by 6:30. It’s cloudy but no rain (yay!), giving my …

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Peacock Bass Fishing Brazil – 2016 – Day Four – Were they Naked or Neck-ed?

Sunday, January 31, 2016:  First full day fishing We’re up at 5:30 and are ready for breakfast at 6. Breakfast is homemade chocolate-yellow bread, homemade dough balls with gooey stuff inside, fresh pineapple, slices of melon, fried eggs and pieces of white bread. It’s plenty to get us going. Before we leave the dinning room, …

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Peacock Bass Fishing in Brazil – 2016 – Day Three – From Manaus to the Jungle

Saturday January 30, 2016: from Manaus to the Jungle We’re up at 7:30—before the 8 a.m. wake-up call—and take a water-blasting shower in our room at the Caesar Business Manaus Motel.  We go down to breakfast on the mezzanine and find scrambled eggs, lots of breads to choose from, various cereals and lots of fruit, …

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Peacock Bass Fishing in Brazil – 2016 – Day Two – Miami to Manaus

Friday, January 29, 2016 – Miami to Manaus, Brazil I start the morning by sending our last-minute dog sitter, Kim Bailey a text. She says the pups finally ate some food last night. She also says that Snickers now has kennel cough so she’ll make sure he gets meds like Winston. The good news is …

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Peacock Bass Fishing in Brazil – 2016 – Day One – Getting There

Thursday, 1/28/2016  – Detroit, MI Days Inn, to Miami,FL I am up before 3:45 because Mark is rooting around the room, excited like a kid at Christmas. We get ready and are downstairs by 4:25 for that 4:30 shuttle we were promised.  There are 8 people in the lobby when the shuttle arrives at 4:55, …

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