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UFownstSECsince1950
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Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?

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.


MOT
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
I've only seen them on TV. What area?


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JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?


UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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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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JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
I used topwaters, fished it pretty fast.


UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
I have some topwater rapalas in my tacklebox similar to this. Think they'll do the trick?

Image: http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTx5dEn8uSPE79jNqsXnR6BKRaMwfcxQ-Tiv8qOFPARHzQd8YNK




JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
I don't see why not.


UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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.


UFownstSECsince1950
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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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eyepooted
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Member since Jul 2010
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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


UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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.


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
Member since Jun 2012
15075 posts

re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
They taste pretty good. It's a very white meat, similar to a white sac a crap.


rockford177
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
Where do they have peacock bass in the US


JAB528
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The Mexican Ocean
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15075 posts

re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
Florida


UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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


mcpotiger
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Missouri
Member since Mar 2005
2595 posts

re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
Caught them up to 7 pounds in a lake on Oahu when I was stationed thereThey would smash jerk baits and topwaters. Beautiful fish.


228Tiger
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Harrison County
Member since Feb 2012
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
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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


OldHickory
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New Orleans
Member since Apr 2012
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
Peacock bass... reminds me of late 80's/early 90's ESPN and TNN fishing shows.


mcpotiger
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Missouri
Member since Mar 2005
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re: Anyone here ever caught a Peacock Bass?
Lake Wilson. Up in Wahiawa. Used to catch some good largemouth in there as well.


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