The past three days I had the opportunity to guide Melvin Ward and his fishing buddy and long time friend Pat Brogdan from California .
On day one I took the boys down south into Miami for some Peacock Bass the friends caught over 30 fish with some really nice size.
In the late morning I had spotted a nice large male , but couldn’t get him to take the bait. So we continued down the canal catching peacock bass and other species.
A Double
As it was getting near the end of the day we went back to try our luck with that Trophy Peacock Bass, after a good ten minutes, Mel’s rod bent over, the spool starting singing and the fight was on.  Melvin got what he came hear for a 3oz. 26 ” L X 17 ” Girth a Florida Trophy Butterfly Peacock Bass. Day 1 went to Mel.

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6 LB. Trophy Peacock Bass

Now on day two we went north to The Famed Lake Okeechobee, where the fishing has been excellent. The boys fished with wild Shiners, the entire day catching again over 30 Bass . Most of these were caught in the morning. due to the fact a cold front came through, after it had past the bite picked up again.
 Lake Okeechpobee Largemouth bass
Then it happened to Pat, he hooked into a Okeechobee “HAWG” , never expecting it to be the size that it was because the Bass charged the boat and the fight wasn’t on until she was near the boat.

Okeechobee “HAWG”

Also on this day the boys had 3 doubles. to top off a second great day, This day was all Pat’s. catching the most and biggest.
Now day three was back for some more Peacock Bass action. They caught everything from Peacock Bass to Midas Chidlets, including Largemouth . That the good thing about fishing South Florida, you can catch both species on the same Trip.
Mid-day we headed over to my favorite Water Front Cafe , Sonia’s for a fantastic lunch . This was and well rounded Trip for both Mel & Pat and may be joining me in The Amazon this fall.
The duo ended up in a 13 – 13 tie with again Pat catching the biggest and Mel with the most species .
We are coming into our bust season , so book your choice dates now and get out of the cold this winter. Come on down and Join Capt. Frank Carbone “The Original Hawghunter of South Florida.