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Fish: Peacock Bass

Peacock Bass

Post By: Flyrodn      Posted: 2/13/2012 3:23:33 PM     Points: 184621    
Looking to be in the Miami area next month. Thinking I would like to add Peacock Bass to my bucket list. I understand there are good numbers of them in the area.

I'll rent a car so transport isn't an issue.

Any guidance as to easily accessible areas where a guy can fish for them on his own?
 Reply by: hawghawler      Posted: 2/14/2012 5:33:44 PM     Points: 66116    
I have never fished for them but would like to sometime. From everything I've heard Lakes Ida and Osborne have Peacock Bass and the canals that connect to them.
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 2/15/2012 12:17:02 PM     Points: 184621    
Thanks, I'll do a bit more research on those waters.

One of my great pleasures in life is catching new species. It was in Florida that I caught my first Redfish, first seatrout (and still my largest at 26 inches). I caught a couple other odd ball things but don't recall what they were off the top of my head.

It will be a pleasure to visit Florida again.
 Reply by: love2flyfish      Posted: 2/15/2012 6:41:38 PM     Points: 431    
Flyrodn, try starting here. [log in for link]
There staff is pretty knowledgable on the hot spots down there. I grew up in that area and have caught tons of fish, but the lakes I fished we're gated communities. The Belaire Canal System can be a good place to start! Also, try looking on google maps around the Kendal area, every lake pretty much holds fish. I've done well with bright colored clousers with some crystal flash in them. Peacocks are extremely aggressive and in my experience a super fast jerky retrieve work well. Let me know when your headed down, I'll see if any of my friends will be around then!

Tight lines!
 Reply by: Flyrodn      Posted: 2/16/2012 12:02:12 PM     Points: 184621    
Ah, Clousers, now that's good news, as they are my favorite fly. I carry a 1/2 dozen boxes of them from 1-4 inches in a variety of colors/weights. So tying something new can be removed from my to-do list.

Thanks for the info and rest assured I'll touch bases once the schedule is firmed up.
 Reply by: RFAMIAMI      Posted: 2/23/2012 9:08:12 AM     Points: 0    
SUGGEST YOU GO WITH A GUIDE SUCH AS FRANK CARBONE "HAWGHUNTER" IF YOU WANT TO CATCH ANY. IF YOU WANT TO FISH FROM SHORE, DRIVE SOUTH AND TRY ANY OF THE CANALS ALONG THE ROADS OR BEHIND HOMES THAT YOU CAN REACH... USE SMALL MINNOWS OR PEACOCK ARTIFICIALS.. MOST OF THE PEACOCKS IN BROWARD COUNTY WERE KILLED LAST WINTER BY THE COLD.

CAPT RICK