Testimonials

A-Plus Testimonial – Ken Shackelford

A-Plus Testimonial – Ken Shackelford

"David, The fishing, food,and great staff were A-plus. I particularly enjoyed the unpolluted air and pristine scenery. All these contributed to the most relaxing trip I have ever taken. I will be planning another trip with you. Looking forward to fishing with you in...

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What a Great Trip !!

David, What a great trip !! The Lord is incredible. Great accommodations, very good food, and the staff bends over backwards to keep you happy. The bass boats and tackle provided were top notch. The guides were courteous and knowledgeable. I personally had only a fair...

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“One of the best vacations anyone can ever take…”

Thanks to Dave and Hooked on Adventures, Whether you're a fisherman or not this is one of the best vacations anyone can ever take. Dave and his staff take care of you like royalty you want for nothing. There's nothing like getting up in the morning knowing you're...

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Ron Ratliff’s Amazon River Experience

"David, GREAT TRIP!! There were fourteen of us in our group and everyone really enjoyed themselves. We caught somewhere between 1,800 and 2,000 fish during the week. The best catch of the day was 109 fish for one of the boats. My brother Larry caught the biggest at 18...

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Joe Graham’s Peacock Bass Adventures

Joe Graham’s Peacock Bass Adventures

I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity and ability to fish and hunt all over the world.  My travels include numerous trips to Africa where I have garnered trophies of the “Big Five” dangerous game.  But Hooked on Adventures is second to none with...

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Earl Wooten – Dallas Safari Club Lifetime Member

Earl Wooten – Dallas Safari Club Lifetime Member

David, I greatly enjoyed the Peacock Bass fishing trip to the Amazon River in Brazil.  I caught lots of fish including five over 15 lbs and one monster Peacock Bass that weighted 20 lbs.  I plan to return! Earl Wooten DSC Lifetime Member

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Tim Huber – PGA Class A Pro

Tim Huber – PGA Class A Pro

I just returned from the beautiful Brazilian Amazon and enjoyed the 'Trip of a Lifetime.'  David and his expert guides, who are all Amazon natives, led me down to the mystic black waters of the Rio Negro where we spent 6 ½ days fishing for the fiercest of fresh...

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Local Friends Are Hooked on Adventures

Prominent “Custom-Home Builder,” Gary McDonald and  Cal Custom Tile owner Rick Berry and friends travel to The Amazon with Hooked on Adventures owner David McCarthy. “David and his staff at Hooked on Adventures did a fantastic job ensuring that all of us had a great...

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Larry and Paul Lively October 2012 Trip

Larry and Paul Lively October 2012 Trip

As you know my son and I just returned from your Amazon Peacock Bass fishing trip hosted by Bill And Linda Fuchs. I wanted to take a minute to tell you what a great experience we had. Over the course of the trip.  Our guide, Zebedo, was very helpful and...

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Gina Hallford Testimonial

Gina Hallford Testimonial

David, Thanks so much for everything for my husband and son.  I feel that Robert and Cliff have surely chose the right company for their fishing trip.  You have taken care of everything and answered all my million questions.  You made it easy to get...

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Testimonial from Terry West – Costa Rica

Testimonial from Terry West – Costa Rica

My group of 14 fishermen went to this Lodge in Mid-May. This group makes a lot of trips and this was one of the best. The Lodge and its Staff make for one of the best lodge experiences we have had. The guides are English speaking and knowledgeable about Tarpon...

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Alexander Becker

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the Amazon. The whole trip was a great experience and my friends who came from around the world were absolutely ecstatic about the trip. My friends, who traveled far to come to the Amazon ranging from Russia, Ukraine,...

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A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

Near the end of trip, my cousin who has diabetes, became very sick.  David McCarthy, the President and Owner of Hooked on Adventures, personally got involved and pulled out every stop to help with the situation.  In particular, he recruited Paula from their...

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Michael Losinno Testimonial

Michael Losinno Testimonial

Hi David, Hooked on Adventures is by far the best choice for Peacock Bass Fishing.  I have now been on it twice and I can say it is a first class adventure like no other.  I feel an excellent trip all starts with the guides.  Hooked on Adventures has...

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Testimonial from Laurie Rowan Dec. 2, 2011

Testimonial from Laurie Rowan Dec. 2, 2011

Our adventure started in Manaus.  Going through customs was a breeze.  Paula met us at the airport dressed in her Hook On Adventures gear; she was hard to miss.  Our luggage was loaded on the chartered bus on off to the hotel we went.  We had a...

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Testimonial – Stephen Schreifer Dec. 2 2011- 2nd Trip!

Testimonial – Stephen Schreifer Dec. 2 2011- 2nd Trip!

It is a funny thing in life, when you accept only the very best, you very often get it and that describes “Hooked On Adventures” owned an operated by Mr. David McCarthy.  I recently completed my second trip on the Amazon Santana and am looking forward to my third...

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Testimonial from Stan Ratzlaff, Nov. 4 Week

Testimonial from Stan Ratzlaff, Nov. 4 Week

I highly recommend this fishing experience to anyone.  The fishing and the accommodations were excellent and the scenery was absolutely breathtaking.   The food, meals, snacks and shore lunch were all wonderful.  The entire staff were...

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Testimonial from David Scott Nov. 25 Week

Testimonial from David Scott Nov. 25 Week

We had a fantastic time fishing with those Canadian Boys. They are all very nice and it is good to make new friends.  I also got to tell them my portfolio of jokes!  David is a great host and he really has a first class crew. Thank you and Happy...

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From: Dennis Allen

From: Dennis Allen

David, The fishing trip was truly a "Trip of a Lifetime".  I'm planning another trip back to the Amazon as the fishing was incredible! One day I caught 50 Peacock Bass, and NO mosquitoes!!  Thank you for making the trip so wonderful.  I would recommend...

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David & Bryan Scott Testimonial

We had a fantastic time fishing with those Canadian Boys. They are all very nice and it is good to make new friends. I also got to tell them my portfolio of jokes! David is a great host and he really has a first class crew. Thank you and Happy Holidays, David &...

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From: Kole and Kim Clapsaddle

From: Kole and Kim Clapsaddle

My husband and I booked a trip to go to the Amazon to fish in February 2011.  We stayed aboard the Amazon Santana.  I am not an avid fisherman nor is my husband, but we love to travel.  We did not know exactly what to expect and we absolutely loved the...

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From:  Randy Kremer – The Best of Both Worlds

From: Randy Kremer – The Best of Both Worlds

I recently had the opportunity to head back to the Amazon to pursue for one of the most explosive species in the water, the Peacock Bass. For this trip, we hooked up with David McCarthy’s Hooked on Adventures as our outfitter!  We traveled aboard the 125 ft....

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From:  Trapper Rudd

From: Trapper Rudd

Amazon's Peacok Bass Catch Of all the places I have fished in the world, The Amazon River in Brazil and its countless tributaries are unsurpassed in outstanding angling.  The monster peacock bass and dozens of other species that prowl the waters there are the...

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From: John Flanagan

From: John Flanagan

I recently returned from an "Amazon Adventure" with "Hooked On Adventures" aboard  the Amazon Santana.  There was in particular one significant event that I owe David McCarthy and "Naldo", along with others of the crew, my sincere appreciation and heart...

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Testimonial from Mike Leech, former IGFA President

Testimonial from Mike Leech, former IGFA President

Any true angler that has never fished for "Giant Peacock Bass" in the Amazon must absolutely put it on their bucket list! Those that have had the experience are, no doubt, looking forward to their next opportunity to return. My trip on the Amazon Santana was not my...

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