If you’re a fishing enthusiast and you have never experienced the hard fighting peacock bass, we hope this peaks your interest enough to take your first trip. The fact that you have entered our website demonstrates your interest in sharing the excitement. We have had thousands of clients in search of the mighty Peacock and would be delighted if you would allow us to make your next trip a dream come true by using one of our professional Florida Peacock bass fishing guides.
Whether you fish conventional style tackle or enjoy fly fishing our guides are equipped for any angler, novice or extreme enthusiast. We fish for the mighty Florida Peacock bass in several different urban locations. To get directions to the most common locations click here, to read the most resent Peacock bass fishing reports click here.
The Peacock bass fishing will consist of small lakes, canal systems, and deep water structures. Peacocks can be caught in several different ways. The most conventional is top-water, although rattle traps, hard stick baits, and some plastics work exceptionally well. Live bait is always an option and especially good for running up the numbers as well as beneficial to women and children just learning. The fly fishing enthusiasts will get a thrill for sure, as the Peacock bass will test your equipment and skill level.
Although it’s basic shape very closely resembles that of the largemouth, it is not actually a member of the largemouth family. Peacock Bass belongs to a family of fish known as “cichlids”, a group that boasts more than 1,000 species worldwide and is well known to tropical fish enthusiasts. Like the largemouth, the cichlid prefers to ambush unsuspecting prey from a stealthy vantage point and demonstrate a gluttonous appetite. The similarity ends there! However, the Florida Peacock bass, colorfully adorned in varying shades of green, blue, orange and gold, is much more eye appealing than its North American counterpart.
Don’t let this appearance fool you though. It’s one of the toughest freshwater species in the world, with bone-jarring strikes, aerial acrobatics and line-stripping runs that make it the ultimate quarry for both the fly and plug angler. It routinely breaks line and destroys tackle.
Although there are four distinct species of peacock bass, also known as pavon in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil, are from South America, at least two or more of the species have made their way to North America (South Florida).
A common characteristic shared by all the species is the black circular “eye spot” dramatically rimmed in gold on the base of the caudal fin. Since this spot closely resembles the one found on the tail plume of the land-dwelling fowl, and the profile of the species resembles the North American largemouth, the name Peacock bass became the perfect moniker. The butterfly Pavon is one of the most colorful and more plentiful types.
Peacock Bass typically average two to four pounds, and it’s not uncommon to catch a 5, 6 or 7 pound Peacock bass as seen in the picture above. (7.6 lbs above)
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