What better to do on days like this, cold, wet and miserable, than look back at some photos from great places I’ve had the opportunity to visit. One of those great places was a 2006 trip to Brazil. This was way back for season 1 of Facts of Fishing THE SHOW, it’s hard to believe season 4 is airing now.
We flew into Manaus in the heart of the Amazon early in December for a week of fishing and filming. Spending 7 days on the river in a houseboat was amazing, 24/7 with nothing but jungle and river around us. We finished up the river trip just 200 miles from Columbia on the Rio Negro with lots of great memories and a some great footage. Some day I would love to go back here to photograph the amazing scenery and of course the awesome fishing.
Here are a few few shots from that amazing trip.
One day while pulled up on a sand bar for lunch a native family came for a swim at the sand bar. One of the guest on the boat gave the kids a bag of candy and they sat in their dugout canoe and enjoyed the treat.
One morning I came up from the cabin for breakfast and this view is what meet me. I ran back down stairs to grab my camera before the red sky disappeared. Being so close to the equator the sun rose and set very quickly each day.
After a day of casting for Peacock bass you might think about relaxing, but how often do you get to live on a house boat in the Amazon. Most evening we would head out after dinner fish for catfish, which can grow to be hundreds of pounds.
Everyday there was storms that moved through the areas we were in. Never lasting long, most days we didn't even have to put on rain gear. This photo shows just how isolated the rain storms were.