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Public peacock bass fishing near Boca Raton/Ft Lauderdale?



Going to South Florida for a continuing education course and am bringing my rod in hopes of picking off a peacock bass, since I've always wanted to catch one. Does anyone have experience with this? Are there any public access fishing spots to canals/ponds holding peacocks? I figure its worth a try.






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UFownstSECsince1950
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I just moved right between Boca & Ft. Lauderdale 6 months ago. Been trying every week for 6 months to catch a peacock with no luck. They're out there and everyone I talk to sees/catches them with some regularity.....just not me


Apparently there was a freeze down here a couple years back that killed off most of them. Your best chance would be to head even further south towards Miami. Any water/canal/pond you see on the side of the road (which is everywhere) will have something in it.






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Thanks, might have to do that. In the meantime, I'll try to do some research and if I find anything or end up catching anything, I'll update





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Whereabouts between Boca & FtL? That's a big area.....





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Staying on the beach at Residence Inn Ft Lauderdale/Pompano Beach





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Lake del Ray





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In Boca their are a couple of neighborhoods with huge peacock bass...you gotta find those on your own.

But lake Del Ray has a lot of them you need a boat and a white fluke.






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Be sure and buy a fishing license. If caught without one, it is a misdemeanor in Florida. go to myfwc.com to buy it online.

Wish they were as far Noth as Orlando. I would love to catch one too.






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I won't have a boat, so I'll just try my luck from the bank





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Tell me you caught one. Try the canal on the side of the turnpike for a last resort.

Lake Del Ray had huge bass in their doesn't it. Btw if you want to catch a snook go to Georges by A1A and fish the light by the reaturant. They have like five of six that are always their...I use to hit people when I was a soph in high school with my fluke and then drag it across their table and catch a snook as soon as it hit the water....really funny!!!






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Going July 27-29. Will be in class 8-5 Saturday &Sunday, but will have a free day Monday. Would love to catch a snook too. Do you fish them like a trout?





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Flying out tomorrow. Any last tips on spots to try? Techniques/lures to use?

Going down to Miami Monday too if anyone knows spots down there



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