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Peacock Bass Fishing the Miami Lakes

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If you have never fished for Florida peacock bass we hope we can peak your interest enough to take your first venture into the Miami Lakes for this fantastic sport fish! We have had hundreds of clients in search of peacock bass and would be delighted if you would allow us to make your fishing trip of a lifetime come true with one of our pro peacock bass fishing guides.

About Florida Peacock Bass

Peacock Bass Fishing in Southern FloridaAlthough its basic shape closely resembles that of the Largemouth Bass, the peacock bass is not actually a member of the Bass family. It belongs to a family of fish known as “cichlids” that boasts more than 1,000 species worldwide and is well known to tropical fish enthusiasts.
Like the Largemouth Bass, the Peacock Bass prefers to ambush unsuspecting pray from a stealthy vantage point and demonstrates a gluttonous appetite. The similarity ends there though. The Peacock Bass is much more eye appealing than its North American counterpart. The Peacock Bass is colorfully adorned in varying shades of green, blue, orange and gold. Don’t let this appearance fool you however. The Peacock Bass is much more aggressive that a largemouth, often pursuing lures or fleeing prey the same size.
The peacock bass routinely breaks lines and destroys tackle. Although four distinct species of Peacock Bass are from South America – known as Pavon in Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Brazil – at lease two or more of the species have made its way to North America (South Florida).
Peacock Bass
A common characteristic shared by all species of Peacock Bass is the black circular “eye spot,” dramatically rimmed in gold. Since this spot closely resembles the one found on the tail plume of the land dwelling Peacock fowl and the profile of the fish resembles the North American Black Bass, the name Peacock Bass became the perfect moniker.

Florida Peacock Bass

The Butterfly Pavon is one of the most colorful and more plentiful. Florida peacock bass typically average two to four pounds, but as seen in the picture above they are getting much larger (Nearly 7 lbs)!

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