Peacock bass help

Discussion in 'Florida East Coast' started by Collin, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Collin

    Collin Member

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    just moved to south Miami and would really like to get on some peacocks. Not looking for anyone's honey holes just a general starting point. Would really like to get some on a spinner first. Also if anyone could recommend flies for them I'm new to fly fishing so any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. hunter4626

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    Any of the canals hold them,and any lakes that connect to the canal system.Peacocks are hot weather fish-I've had better luck from 10 o'clock and later,on spinner I favor bright colors lures-orange/green,red/yellow-they tend to prey on other cichlids, hence the brighter colors.Good luck
     
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  3. krash

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    For sure most any canal or lake West of US1 likely holds Peacock Bass.
    Find any spot you can legally park, grab your rod 3000/4000 size spinner with 8# line (10# braid is good), a good search bait is Rapala X-rap in gold/black (my fav)... cast it and work it quickly jerk and twitch... a few cast along the banks or near any pipe and you'll quickly find them.
    For a fly, hit up the Fly shop near Kendall/Us1 and see if you can get hold of a BFW world famous Anvil.

    If you live in an apartment complex or any development there is most likely retention ponds or canals.... walk out back and start casting.
     
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  4. Dawhoo

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    It is actually not hard at all. A warm bright day on most any canals in dade and browards. If you have a boat, blue lagoon near airport is a good starting point. Personally my favorite method was walking the elevated banks along the canals. They were easy to spot. Ah, I miss those quick afternoon trips with my flyrod and dog catching those things.
     
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  5. Collin

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    I don't have a boat right now but could I access the canals around the airport by foot
     
  6. krash

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    Not that much foot access around the airport lakes, but with a little Google Earth recon.. you can find a areas by the canal the leads out SW from 57th ave...

    If you are South, recon Kendall Hammocks, and also there is a park E of US1 on 152st that you can park and walk, recon the canal behind the Falls shopping center as well.
    Just fire up GE and start looking fomr where your staying... its all the same park, cast, run.
     
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  7. dbrady784

    dbrady784 Well-Known Member

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    I would say for fly to start with bright clousers, or small schminnows.
     
  8. Tx_Whipray

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    I want to catch Peacock Bass so bad. I wish we had them in S Texas. What is a "Trophy" Peacock in S Fla? I know in South America they say double-digit ones aren't uncommon.
     
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