Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 3/2 at 9:30 pm
I recently moved to an area that has them in the rivers and canals. I've heard a little about them and read a little, but I've never seen or caught one. Just wondering if anyone here has any experience or could give me a little advice.


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Posted by MOT on 3/2 at 9:32 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
I've only seen them on TV. What area?


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Posted by JAB528 on 3/2 at 9:33 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
This guy! South fla.



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Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 3/2 at 9:37 pm to JAB528
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This guy! South fla.
what did you catch them on? I've been told anything artificial, topwater, that splashes around a bunch. the bigger, louder, crazier....the better. basically reel it in as fast as you can with as much action as possible.

that's beautiful!! how big and where at? I can't wait to catch one


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Posted by JAB528 on 3/2 at 9:38 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
I used topwaters, fished it pretty fast.


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Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 3/2 at 9:40 pm to JAB528
I have some topwater rapalas in my tacklebox similar to this. Think they'll do the trick?






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Posted by JAB528 on 3/2 at 9:40 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
I don't see why not.


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Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 3/2 at 9:42 pm to JAB528
man, that's such a beautiful fish.....I'm gonna try tomorrow all day long, I'm so jealous. I know they get well over 12lbs down here and fight like hell. supposedly they'll jump out of the water like a damn tarpon. good eatin too


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Posted by JAB528 on 3/2 at 9:45 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
Hell yeah, one of the funnest fish to catch IMO.

I'm hopin to go back in may to do it again. My aunt and uncle live in the ft lauderdale area and he goes fishin for them every chance he gets.

Best of luck to you.



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Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 3/2 at 9:51 pm to JAB528
I'll check back if I get one tomorrow. I doubt it though cause it's gonna be windy and cold all day


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Posted by eyepooted on 3/2 at 9:54 pm to JAB528
Man those do look fun to catch. If I would have the chance, I would like to go to the Amazon and catch them. What do they taste like?

Video of Amazon Peacock Bass



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Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 3/2 at 9:58 pm to eyepooted
yeah, they get Huge down in the Amazon. They're supposed to be great eating. Great fighting. Will hit anything. They seem like the perfect fish.


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Posted by JAB528 on 3/2 at 10:03 pm to eyepooted
They taste pretty good. It's a very white meat, similar to a white sac a crap.


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Posted by rockford177 on 3/2 at 10:21 pm to JAB528
Where do they have peacock bass in the US


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Posted by JAB528 on 3/2 at 10:23 pm to rockford177
Florida


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Posted by UFownstSECsince1950 on 3/2 at 10:28 pm to JAB528
and they're only in south florida. don't think there are any north of west palm beach. mainly in palm beach county, broward county, and dade county. probably some on the west coast as well, but I'm not sure


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Posted by mcpotiger on 3/2 at 10:33 pm to UFownstSECsince1950
Caught them up to 7 pounds in a lake on Oahu when I was stationed thereThey would smash jerk baits and topwaters. Beautiful fish.


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Posted by 228Tiger on 3/2 at 11:02 pm to mcpotiger
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Caught them up to 7 pounds in a lake on Oahu when I was stationed thereThey would smash jerk baits and topwaters. Beautiful fish.


No shit? I lived there a year and a half and never knew they had Peacock bass on Oahu



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Posted by OldHickory on 3/2 at 11:14 pm to JAB528
Peacock bass... reminds me of late 80's/early 90's ESPN and TNN fishing shows.


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Posted by mcpotiger on 3/2 at 11:33 pm to 228Tiger
Lake Wilson. Up in Wahiawa. Used to catch some good largemouth in there as well.


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