Charleston anglers experience ‘crazy good’ fishing for peacock bass in Amazon River

Imagine exchanging fish stories with outdoors celebrity and TV host Jimmy Houston and being able to hold your own. That happened in late December when Mount Pleasant resident Jason Bundy found himself in the Miami airport with Houston, both on their way to Brazil to fish for peacock bass.

“I’ve got a picture right here on my phone. Jimmy Houston and I sat and talked for about 45 minutes. He was going with a different outfitter at the same time,” Bundy said while recounting the memorable peacock bass fishing trip. Bundy said Houston’s group fished about 160 miles from where Bundy, West Ashley resident Mark Cook and four friends from Ohio were headed.

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