Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing Trips to the Rio Negro & Rio Madiera in the Amazon River Basin in Brazil

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Company Info

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David McCarthy
Owner/ Operator - Hooked on Adventures

Starting with his first visit to the Amazon in March, 2002 David instantly fell in love with this magical place. David became a Booking Agent and hosted many happy clients to the Amazon. In 2010 David made the decision to devote all of his time and resources as a full-time Owner/Operator of Hooked on Adventures LLC. Throughout his entire adult life, he has worked in Sales and Customer Service. With many awards, accolades, and recognition in each of these areas, he understands that by providing the ultimate in customer service and satisfaction that the Hooked On Adventures’ operation will remain second to none. David recognizes the value of reputation and “repeat business” and is looking forward to long-standing relationships with his clients throughout the future.

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Client Manager Doug Knepp

Doug Knepp
Client Manager

Amazon Lord since 2015
Experience: 30 years

Aside from his “First Love,” the Amazon, Doug has fished the FLW Tour and has led numerous adventure fishing trips to Mexico, Canada, remote Alaska, and the Caribbean. Doug’s ability to show patience when needed for the novice angler makes him a valuable asset to our organization.

Doug is a proud father of 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren and resides with his wife in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


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Ron Stafford
Wing-Shooting/Fishing Host

We at Hooked on Adventures are very excited to welcome Ron Stafford into our travel organization. Ron has been hosting wing-shooting and fishing trips across the globe for more than 30 years. Feel free to give him a call and say "Hi ". He can be reached at Cell # (904) 662-5769 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tim Huber PGA

Tim Huber (Left) and Owner David McCarthy

Tim Huber
Executive Travel Consultant

Hooked on Adventures is pleased to welcome Mr. Tim Huber as our Executive Travel Consultant. Tim has been a Class-A P.G.A. Professional since 1993 and has formed many long-lasting relationships in the golfing industry. Tim will be working closely with these individuals organizing "Hosted Trips" for a First-class fishing adventure into the heart of the Amazon Rain forest.
For more info please email Tim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Staff

Hooked on Adventures  has hand-picked a staff of extremely qualified and courteous individuals. Each member of our team contributes in a meaningful way to ensure that you, the guest, thoroughly enjoy your "Trip of a Lifetime."


Captain

Each Captain of our yachts are hand-chosen according to their knowledge and experience in the waters in which you are fishing. This ensures that you are in very capable hands and provided the best possible fishing experience one could have on the Amazon.

Captain
Agenor
Amazon Lord since 2013
Experience: 26 years

Captain Agenor has expert knowledge of the Rio Negro River and surrounding areas. Each area we fish requires expert knowledge of the waterways including underwater structures as well as sandbars that can move depending on water levels.

He Lives in Manaus with his wife and 3 children.


Hospitality

Our English-speaking Boat Manager will be there to meet and greet you with a warm "Welcome" while serving regional beverages and hor-d' oeuvres. The moment you arrive, our associated boat staff will assist in getting you settled in for your week- long stay aboard our nicely-appointed yacht.

Cilent Concierge Enilson

Client Concierge-Boat Manager
Enilson “Eni”

Amazon Lord since 2015
Experience: 26 years

Has worked in the tourist industry since 1989. Speaks several languages including English, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

Lives in Manaus with his wife and 2 children.

Client Concierge Marcos

Client Concierge-Boat Manager
Marcos

Amazon Lord since 2015
Experience: 12 years

Has worked in the tourist industry since 2003. Speaks English and Portuguese.

Lives in Manuas and has 2 children.

Staff manager George

Staff manager
George

Amazon Lord since 2014
Experience: 8 years

Oversees day to day operations of all staff personnel.

Lives in Sau Paulo with his wife and 2 children.

Bartender Isaias

Maitre d’/Bartender
Isaias “Papagayo”

Amazon Lord since 2010
Experience: 8 years

He is your best friend while on the yacht, responsible for daily appetizers as well as ice cold beverages and his “Famous Caipirinha.”

Lives in Manaus with his wife and 1 child.


Chef

Our world-class Chef will prepare delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals for you including daily regional cuisine as well as foods to please the American palate. You can enjoy these scrumptious meals in our private, air-conditioned, dining room where our staff will be at your service as you will most definitely ask for seconds!

Chef Janio

Executive Chef
Janio

Amazon Lord since 2010
Experience: 15 years

Prepares local cuisine as well as delicious meals that cater to the American palate.

Lives in Manaus with his wife and 4 children.

Asistant Chef Marcio Janio

Assistant Chef
Marcio

Amazon Lord since 2010
Experience: 8 years

Helps chef prepare meals. He is instrumental in insuring all our clients walk away from the dining room completely content.

Lives in Manaus with his wife and 4 children.


Crew

Deckhand Ze

Certified Mechanic
Ze

Amazon Lord since 2010
Experience: 10 years

Ze’s qualifications make him a vital component of a successful day of fishing.

Lives in Manaus with his wife and 4 children.

Deckhand Paulo

Deckhand
Paulo

Amazon Lord since 2010
Experience: 12 years

Helps with yacht operations and also aides in getting all the fishing equipment together each morning.

Lives in Manaus with his wife and 2 children.

Certified Mechanic Capella

Deckhand
Capella

Amazon Lord since 2014
Experience: 12 years

Helps with yacht operations and aides in getting all the fishing equipment together each morning.

Lives in Manuas with his wife and 1 child.


Housekeeping

Rest assured – for your convenience, your trip package includes daily laundry and maid service. Therefore, this eliminates the worry of over packing.

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Guides

Guides

Our hand selected guides are not just employees, but more like family.  Many of the guides are, in fact, related, either as brothers or cousins.  Our guides were born and raised in the Amazon watershed of Brazil from the various areas you will be fishing during your visit aboard the Amazon Lord yacht line.  They gleaned their knowledge of this vast watershed by venturing out in dugout canoes when they were barely old enough to hold a paddle!  Because of their knowledge of this watershed and their ability to understand changing conditions and fish behavior, they soon were sought after by fishing operators eager to have them teach American anglers about the ways of the Peacock Bass.

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