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  1. COBRA169

    Miami Peacock Bass report 05-19-14

    Sorry folks it's been a while since my last report. Ya, know things get crazy sometimes. Ok, back to fish'n. After all the wind,and rain we've been having down here the canal systems remind me more of raging rivers. Making the fishing very challenging, even for the most seasoned anglers. You have to find areas that have current, but not too much. Look for clear, and slower moving waters if you want to hook up with Miami Peacock bass. The bait of choice right now are minnow, look for schools of them and fish that area with your bottom finder. We're also getting them on DOA jerk baits, and plugs that match the hatch. The predators will show up below the schools. There's also Snook and Tarpon in the area so make sure you use at least 30lb test flour leader..just in case. We've had multiple Tarpon hook up's on some of our recent trips. It's always cool to get hit by one of these Tarpon while casting a shoreline while fishing for Peacocks. I was fortunate enough to take a couple of charters out recently for some Miami Peacock bass action. The first trip was with a father and son duo from Italy, visiting Miami for vacation. Massimo and his 8yr old son Andrea wanted to do a half day trip for Peacock bass, and were very motivated for the experience of fighting these freshwater bruisers. With all this wind we've been plagued with recently I made the executive decision to head straight into the canal systems to avoid the wind. Good decision! Both anglers were rewarded with multiple fish and caught many different species as well. Eight year old Andrea, a very good angler in his own rite even earned a new nick name....Senorito Boom. For the way he kept saying the way the Peacock Bass hit...BOOM! His dad Massimo and I were amazed at the numbers of fish the little guy was catching. Funny, how it always works out like that. Either the little kid, or the wife/girl friend out fishes the guy in the front of the boat. Anyways I was lucky enough to witness so many memories made that day. Ya gotta love days like these. Here's some pics of that trip. Ok, onto the next trip that's worth note. A couple of buddies from California reserved a day of Miami Peacock bass with me recently. Oscar, and Brandon couldn't have picked a worse weather day to fish for Peacock bass. But with only a couple of days in town, It was now or never, so we headed out determined to scratch Peacock bass off their Bucket list. With overcast skies, and heavy rain predicted for the afternoon. I knew it was gonna be a challenging day to say the least. These two anglers were hardcore! We fished and fished even while the rain was falling. The bite was slow but we had action in the deeper waters while fishing live baits. Brandon also got to fight a freshie Tarpon in the 30lb class for a few jumps before it wore through the leader and swam away. They managed to land a couple of Lg. mouth bass, and a couple of different chiclid species as well. The best action was towards the end of the day once the skies cleared up a bit. We were rewarded with non stop action and double Peacock bass catches too. Here's a shot of that trip. http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/
  2. Sorry folks it's been a while since my last report. Ya, know things get crazy sometimes. Ok, back to fish'n. After all the wind,and rain we've been having down here the canal systems remind me more of raging rivers. Making the fishing very challenging, even for the most seasoned anglers. You have to find areas that have current, but not too much. Look for clear, and slower moving waters if you want to hook up with Miami Peacock bass. The bait of choice right now are minnow, look for schools of them and fish that area with your bottom finder. We're also getting them on DOA jerk baits, and plugs that match the hatch. The predators will show up below the schools. There's also Snook and Tarpon in the area so make sure you use at least 30lb test flour leader..just in case. We've had multiple Tarpon hook up's on some of our recent trips. It's always cool to get hit by one of these Tarpon while casting a shoreline while fishing for Peacocks. I was fortunate enough to take a couple of charters out recently for some Miami Peacock bass action. The first trip was with a father and son duo from Italy, visiting Miami for vacation. Massimo and his 8yr old son Andrea wanted to do a half day trip for Peacock bass, and were very motivated for the experience of fighting these freshwater bruisers. With all this wind we've been plagued with recently I made the executive decision to head straight into the canal systems to avoid the wind. Good decision! Both anglers were rewarded with multiple fish and caught many different species as well. Eight year old Andrea, a very good angler in his own rite even earned a new nick name....Senorito Boom. For the way he kept saying the way the Peacock Bass hit...BOOM! His dad Massimo and I were amazed at the numbers of fish the little guy was catching. Funny, how it always works out like that. Either the little kid, or the wife/girl friend out fishes the guy in the front of the boat. Anyways I was lucky enough to witness so many memories made that day. Ya gotta love days like these. Here's some pics of that trip. Ok, onto the next trip that's worth note. A couple of buddies from California reserved a day of Miami Peacock bass with me recently. Oscar, and Brandon couldn't have picked a worse weather day to fish for Peacock bass. But with only a couple of days in town, It was now or never, so we headed out determined to scratch Peacock bass off their Bucket list. With overcast skies, and heavy rain predicted for the afternoon. I knew it was gonna be a challenging day to say the least. These two anglers were hardcore! We fished and fished even while the rain was falling. The bite was slow but we had action in the deeper waters while fishing live baits. Brandon also got to fight a freshie Tarpon in the 30lb class for a few jumps before it wore through the leader and swam away. They managed to land a couple of Lg. mouth bass, and a couple of different chiclid species as well. The best action was towards the end of the day once the skies cleared up a bit. We were rewarded with non stop action and double Peacock bass catches too. Here's a shot of that trip. http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/
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    Miami Peacock Bass Report 03/26/14

    The south Florida Peacock bass bite is still hot despite the cooler temps this time of year brings. We're having days when you can;t keep the bait away from them sometimes. Another good sign is bigger fish are being caught on a regular basis again. The cold snaps we had a few years ago really did a number on the Peacock bass populations in the shallower areas of our systems, and their really having a big come back now. On the other hand the Lg. Mouth bass bite is really going off right now! The water levels are at their lowest points of the year and the fish are concentrated in the deeper canals. Easy pickings for the adventurous angler that makes the trip deep into the Everglades. One hundred fish days are very common if you throw the right combination of baits, and hit them at the right time. Big Blue Gills are also very numerous out there too. Basically hitting the same lures tossed for the bass we're targeting. On a recent Peacock Bass trip this week. I had the pleasure to take a father and son team out for a day of chasing these beautiful, and ferocious gamefish. Steve and his dad came down from Ohio and wanted to scratch Peacock Bass off their bucket list's. Being that the Peacock bass is one of, if not the hardest fighting fresh water fish. It's always great seeing the looks of amazement of someone when they hook into their first Peacock bass. They always make comments like " Wow they really fight hard! , or "They fight like much bigger fish".I just consider myself lucky to be there to see it on their faces.Anyways they both got their first Peacock bass and Dad also got his first Tarpon too!! Now that's a big bonus!! I took some pics for memories and for you to check out. Thank you once again for taking the time to read our reports. Glades Bass fishing. Miami Peacock Bass fishing. http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/
  4. The south Florida Peacock bass bite is still hot despite the cooler temps this time of year brings. We're having days when you can;t keep the bait away from them sometimes. Another good sign is bigger fish are being caught on a regular basis again. The cold snaps we had a few years ago really did a number on the Peacock bass populations in the shallower areas of our systems, and their really having a big come back now. On the other hand the Lg. Mouth bass bite is really going off right now! The water levels are at their lowest points of the year and the fish are concentrated in the deeper canals. Easy pickings for the adventurous angler that makes the trip deep into the Everglades. One hundred fish days are very common if you throw the right combination of baits, and hit them at the right time. Big Blue Gills are also very numerous out there too. Basically hitting the same lures tossed for the bass we're targeting. On a recent Peacock Bass trip this week. I had the pleasure to take a father and son team out for a day of chasing these beautiful, and ferocious gamefish. Steve and his dad came down from Ohio and wanted to scratch Peacock Bass off their bucket list's. Being that the Peacock bass is one of, if not the hardest fighting fresh water fish. It's always great seeing the looks of amazement of someone when they hook into their first Peacock bass. They always make comments like " Wow they really fight hard! , or "They fight like much bigger fish".I just consider myself lucky to be there to see it on their faces.Anyways they both got their first Peacock bass and Dad also got his first Tarpon too!! Now that's a big bonus!! I took some pics for memories and for you to check out. Thank you once again for taking the time to read our reports. Glades Bass fishing. Miami Peacock Bass fishing. http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/
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    Florida Bass Report 02/25/14

    The Stick Marsh is a very good area, especially in the spring time. I usually don't go that far north, because I've got the Everglades in my backyard.
  6. Ok folks here's our report for the week. Still plenty of Bass up near the shoreline for anglers to target. Peacock Bass and Largies too. With warm sunny days most Bass have left the deeper water, and transitioned into a spring pattern, staging in slightly shallower water. Top water anglers should try fishing on, and near the surface in the early morning and in the evening when the sun is off of the water. During the mid morning and afternoon try dropping your baits down to 6- 15' of water. The Doa terroreyz and Storm swim baits is a great lures for this, and can be fished at all depths, and around heavy structure..They can be fished fairly fast and be used to search for fish and cover water. The weather feels like spring but the days are still a bit short for the fish to commit to shallow water. The forecast is calling for more rain and dropping temperatures. This will most likely put the bass off the bite for the next couple of days. But watch out this weekend!! Conditions will be much improved and the bite should be awesome. This is the time folks!! I had the opportunity to take out a couple of charters last week, and finally did some fish'n too. The first trip was with a couple who came down to try out our Peacock Bass fishery. Errin and her hubby Jeff wanted to try out some real cool custom rods they had built. They figured to get in a day of Peacock Bass fishing while in town for the boat show. Both rods they brought down got a good workout on the Peacocks. Jeff actually landed a beautiful six pounder with the one he was using. Good times with good people. My second trip was with one of my best clients. Eileen who is quickly becoming a menace to all inshore fish..lol. Said she wanted to try some of our famous winter Everglades bass fishing. Boy!! Did she pick a good day to go! Conditions couldn't be better. Two days after a cold front and one day before a full moon with partly cloudy skies. Needless to say that she tore it up. I'm pretty sure the total fish count was 42 bass up to seven pounds and a bunch of big Bluegills who thought they we're bass hitting top water plugs, and jerk baits thrown around lilypads. I actually went out a couple days later and got me a few too...But that's another story..lol Anyways we took some pics for memories and to share with yous. Thanks for taking the time to read our reports and I look forward to the next! Peacock Bass Trip Everglades Bass Fishing. http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/
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    Florida Bass Report 02/25/14

    Ok folks here's our report for the week. Still plenty of Bass up near the shoreline for anglers to target. Peacock Bass and Largies too. With warm sunny days most Bass have left the deeper water, and transitioned into a spring pattern, staging in slightly shallower water. Top water anglers should try fishing on, and near the surface in the early morning and in the evening when the sun is off of the water. During the mid morning and afternoon try dropping your baits down to 6- 15' of water. The Doa terroreyz and Storm swim baits is a great lures for this, and can be fished at all depths, and around heavy structure..They can be fished fairly fast and be used to search for fish and cover water. The weather feels like spring but the days are still a bit short for the fish to commit to shallow water. The forecast is calling for more rain and dropping temperatures. This will most likely put the bass off the bite for the next couple of days. But watch out this weekend!! Conditions will be much improved and the bite should be awesome. This is the time folks!! I had the opportunity to take out a couple of charters last week, and finally did some fish'n too. The first trip was with a couple who came down to try out our Peacock Bass fishery. Errin and her hubby Jeff wanted to try out some real cool custom rods they had built. They figured to get in a day of Peacock Bass fishing while in town for the boat show. Both rods they brought down got a good workout on the Peacocks. Jeff actually landed a beautiful six pounder with the one he was using. Good times with good people. My second trip was with one of my best clients. Eileen who is quickly becoming a menace to all inshore fish..lol. Said she wanted to try some of our famous winter Everglades bass fishing. Boy!! Did she pick a good day to go! Conditions couldn't be better. Two days after a cold front and one day before a full moon with partly cloudy skies. Needless to say that she tore it up. I'm pretty sure the total fish count was 42 bass up to seven pounds and a bunch of big Bluegills who thought they we're bass hitting top water plugs, and jerk baits thrown around lilypads. I actually went out a couple days later and got me a few too...But that's another story..lol Anyways we took some pics for memories and to share with yous. Thanks for taking the time to read our reports and I look forward to the next! Peacock Bass Trip Everglades Bass Fishing. http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/
  8. Good news for the Miami area Peacock bass fishing enthusiast! Peacock Bass are being caught in good numbers in the southern inland systems, and lakes as well. With still a mix of Lg. Mouth Bass, Snook, baby Tarpon,and a few fresh water Jack Crevalles being landed too. This is has to be one of the best times of year to fish for beautiful Peacock Bass, and to land a big one too. Most days the weather has been very pleasant with temps reaching the low 80"s, which is keeping water temps very comfortable for these fresh water brutes. I was fortunate enough to take out a couple of clients on days that were absolutely perfect. Coming from up north, it needless to say they were very pleased with our weather...and catching a bunch of fish doesn't hurt either..lol. Everybody went home with fond memories, and big smiles. My first trip was with solo angler Cory from Toronto, who came down on business. He's an avid freshwater angler up north, and wanted to sample some of our tropical species...mainly Peacock Bass. We meet at the ramp, went through our safety talk, and headed off. Boy!!.. did he have a hot hand!! It was literally about 40 minutes before he had his freshwater SLAM. Landing Peacock Bass, a Snook, and large mouth bass, all on artificials. Now that's what I'm talking about!! On our second outing I had the pleasure to meet up with a very pleasant couple from Oklahoma. Newlyweds Cam,and his wife MiLann we're down here for their Honeymoon enjoying our weather. They informed me that had read and heard stories about how hard Peacock Bass fight compared to other freshwater fish. They were about to find out. MiLann was the first to score and proceeded to quickly outpace Cam ... she was using live bait. Cam not to be out cone started his comeback and caught up quickly using small swimbaits, and minnow like lures. It was a blast out there with them. Oh..did I mention they both caught SLAMS during their day of fishing. Once again smiles all around! Thank you for taking the time to read our reports. As always I look forward to the next. Capt. Tony http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/ Cory from Toronto's first ever Peacock Bass. Cam & Milann from Ok.
  9. Wow!! What an amazing start to the New Year it has been for the Miami Peacock Bass fishing season. The Peacock bass fishing is in it's full winter pattern swing, which is one of the best times of year to target these voracious and beautiful inshore game fish. We're having trips with non stop action from the tie we leave the ramp up until we arrive back at the end of the day. The fish are now keying in on larger baits, since the summer minnow hatch has mostly run it's course. I'm finding Peacock Bass in the deeper areas we fish, due to lower water temps in the shallower areas. Basically find the right water temp, and you'll find the fish. Most fish are being caught using lipless crankbaits that run deep, DOA Terroreyz thrown up close to the structure, and Clouser Flies in bright colors have been taking their share of Peacock Bass too. Of course live bait will do the trick too. I had the pleasure, and honor to take a couple of charters out for some Peacock bass fishing recently. Both gentlemen had informed me before their trips that Peacock Bass were on their Bucket List of fish to catch...Music to my ears. It's really a great fishery we have right here in our own backyard folks,and not having to travel to the Amazon to catch them is a big plus. Both clients were from out of state visiting and defrosting from up north. Johhny P. is an avid Bass tourny fisherman from N.J. who was really pumped up for the trip. He was amazed at the strength of Peacock bass compared to the Large Mouth Bass he used to catching. Needless to say he went back home with plenty of memories of how Peacock Bass fight. It was a great day out there with him. On my second trip I met Bill.W from Atlanta at the ramp for a day of Fly fishing for these brutes. I gotta tell you it's a blast getting them on flies. They smash them with such force that the flies don't really last too long after repeated attacks. Also the fight is a lot longer when fighting them on a fly rod. I just might dust off my fly rod...lol. As a bonus Bill also caught a 10+lb. fresh water Jack Crevalle to boot. Now talk about a fight!! He was super surprised, and what a way to end the day! We took a few pics of the trips for memories and agreed to do it again in the future. As always thank you for reading our reports, and I look forward to the next. Tight lines Johnny's Trip Bill's trip. Capt.Tony http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/
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    ITS BEEN GOOD!

    WOW!! They're on my list.
  11. Buddy I hear ya about that cold weather yous guys are having up there. Ok, let me see if I can answer your questions for ya. 1. Hollywood is about a 20 minute ride to the park I launch from. 2. If I had to pick a "prime time" for P's. It would probably be in the warmer months. They're pretty much an all year fishery. 3. We don't have to fish different waters to catch P's, and Snook. They hang out in the same areas. Alot of my clients catch Snook, and sometimes Tarpon while on a Peacock Bass charter with me. Here's a couple of examples of other speices caught while Peacock fishing with me. This one was caught off my dock, which is the same waters we fish for P's Hope this helps ya out.
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    spring fishing

    Yup....it really happens. It kinda gets boring after a little while. We're usually headed home by noon on days like that.
  13. Yup, I hear ya about the cold. I used to live up north, and don't miss it. I guess you can bring your boat down. There's plenty of waters you can fish with a bass boat. Your gonna need a Fl. fresh water fishing license though. Another thing to think about is where your gonna keep your rig while your here.
  14. There's a two fish limit on Peacock Bass in Florida. But most people practice catch and release on them.
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    Miami Peacock Bass Report 01/14/14

    Well folks the Miami Peacock Bass fishing is still going strong. With big fish being caught on a regular basis. Also we're having days with multiple species being boated and released. Including Snook and freshwater Jack Crevalles. I had the opportunity to take a nice fellow from Michigan out for his first Miami Peacock bass. Terry actually was just passing through Miami on his way to the Caribbean for a short vacation. With a few hour lay over in Miami...Perfect! He hoped in a cab which is a 15 min ride from the airport, and was literally fishing within 45 minutes from landing. It didn't take long before he landed the first on many Peacock bass he caught in the few hours we fished together. He was also very surprised at the wildlife we have down here. The Iguanas,and Manatees really got his attention. I loo forward to doing it again. Terry's 1st One of many Miami wildlife Iguana Peacocks Manatees I also had the pleasure of taking out my wife for a half day of fishing and scouting out new areas. Needless to say she really tore them up! Landing some real brutes which really tested her fish fighting skills. We also got a couple of double hook ups along the way too. Gotta love it when the fis cooperate. Anyways I took a few pics during the trips for memories. Thank you for taking the time to read our reports. Hope ya enjoy them. Capt. Tony http://www.miamibackcountrycharters.com/