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Old 05-16-2018, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default Peacock Bass fishing recommendations

I have some flight credits that I need to burn and was thinking about heading to Miami for some Peacock Bass, or whatever.

Anyone done this before and have any input or recommendations?

I appreciate your thoughts.

Thanks.

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Old 05-16-2018, 06:41 PM   #2
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I fished with Alan Zaremba a few years ago and had an incredible day sight fishing for them on beds. It might be a little too late for that this year. I think the final count in about 5hours was 17 with 2-3 over 4lbs.

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Old 05-16-2018, 07:39 PM   #3
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I want to go big with a Amazon trip soon. Checked out around Ecuador and they still use a lot of dynamite to fish. Fish population is way down................
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:09 PM   #4
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I fished with Alan Zaremba a few years ago and had an incredible day sight fishing for them on beds. It might be a little too late for that this year. I think the final count in about 5hours was 17 with 2-3 over 4lbs.

http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=586945
Alan Zaremba for sure...caught a 4.5lb and a 7.25lb plus a ton of smaller fish all on the fly. Keep an open mind, it's 'different' as you're fishing residential canals, but a lot of fun!

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Old 05-16-2018, 08:35 PM   #5
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Hawg hunter

I had a great time, It’s a super fun trip. Be sure to take bait for Midas cichlids and go for clown knife fish as well
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:36 PM   #6
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I had a great time, Itís a super fun trip. Be sure to take bait for Midas cichlids and go for clown knife fish as well
X2

Fished with Frank (Hawghunter) a couple of years ago, and my wife and I had a blast and caught lots of peacocks up to 6lbs.
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:05 PM   #7
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Whatís a trip cost to do it in the Amazon?


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Old 05-17-2018, 01:29 AM   #8
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Alan Zaremba for sure...caught a 4.5lb and a 7.25lb plus a ton of smaller fish all on the fly. Keep an open mind, it's 'different' as you're fishing residential canals, but a lot of fun!

wow, gret mate!
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:59 AM   #9
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5k and up. I was scheduled to fish there in 2016 and the guy I was going with got hurt in a wreck a month before we were to leave.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:50 AM   #10
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Not exactly Miami but we used South Florida Bass Charters in Del Ray Beach area this past summer. Capt Bill was great with my kids and they caught alot of fish. Peacocks, Largemouths, Gar, and Clown Knife Fish.
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:53 AM   #11
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I am just curious, why are these only in FL?
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Old 05-17-2018, 07:57 AM   #12
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Fished lake Ida a couple of years ago in July. They were spawning at that time. The fish are great to catch and the wife and I had a blast. Went through an organization called bass online. Guide fees are very reasonable there. Capt. Brett was good. It's different fishing for sure.
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Old 05-17-2018, 08:00 AM   #13
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I am just curious, why are these only in FL?

Warmer water I believe.
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:21 AM   #14
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I am just curious, why are these only in FL?
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Warmer water I believe.
Kinda

The state intentionally began releasing peacock bass in those waterways to help fight Somme other type of invasive fish
They started in the mid80s

But the warm water definitely helps them grow
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:47 AM   #15
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Kinda

The state intentionally began releasing peacock bass in those waterways to help fight Somme other type of invasive fish
They started in the mid80s

But the warm water definitely helps them grow
That makes sense. Was just curious why we don't have them in LA with similar climate and water.

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Old 05-17-2018, 11:05 AM   #16
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Fished with Captain Kevin Cannon many times, they fish from Palm Beach to Miami.

https://www.instagram.com/peacock_bass_adventures/
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:19 AM   #17
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Fished with Captain Kevin Cannon many times, they fish from Palm Beach to Miami.

https://www.instagram.com/peacock_bass_adventures/

That looks like a blast. Putting that on the list for next year.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:06 PM   #18
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By doing some quick looking, it seems like Miami is a better option than South America. Has anyone made a trip outside the US for Peacock Bass recently and can advise?
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:19 PM   #19
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I think they grow bigger in SA and I can only imagine what a 12lber would fight like!
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:29 PM   #20
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I think they grow bigger in SA and I can only imagine what a 12lber would fight like!

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My dad went to Venezuela (Pre-Chavez) and they were catching them to 20lbs.

He said they would **** near rip the rod out of your hand. I will tell you they are VERY tasty.
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Old 05-17-2018, 03:45 PM   #21
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They tried to stock them in Texas. They never took. Dumped them in Alcoa, Trading house, Bastrop and Coleto Creek in the late 70's and early 80's.

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Old 05-17-2018, 04:01 PM   #22
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By doing some quick looking, it seems like Miami is a better option than South America. Has anyone made a trip outside the US for Peacock Bass recently and can advise?
I have been to Brazil 3 times, most recently was 2011 I believe. If you want to just catch a Peacock I would go to Miami. Flying in to the jungle and staying on a floating cabin is a whole other adventure that I hope I can do a few more times. The first Peacock I ever caught was 20.5# so I got spoiled pretty quick.
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Old 05-17-2018, 06:41 PM   #23
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While there go SNAKE HEAD fishing

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Old 05-18-2018, 08:53 AM   #24
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Fished with Captain Kevin Cannon many times, they fish from Palm Beach to Miami.

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ok.. I said next year. After I talked to Capt Kevin yesterday, I booked a trip for me and the wife for this Labor day weekend.
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:27 AM   #25
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By doing some quick looking, it seems like Miami is a better option than South America. Has anyone made a trip outside the US for Peacock Bass recently and can advise?
If you just want a quick, cheap trip to catch a Peacock then absolutely. If you want an adventure and the potential to catch a monster, Florida doesn't even enter the conversation.
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