25 Years Guiding


Everglades Bass Fishing
Full Report

During the summer and spring seasons, Everglades bass fishing is an exciting time for anglers and fishermen alike, sports and recreational. Southeast Florida is home to various type of bass, including peacock, angel, and other beautiful subtropical varieties. There are various venues that offer gear and boats to persons who are interested in Everglades bass fishing, including several esteemed fishermen who have decades of experience who can show any tourist or local ways to navigate the waters and identify bass hot-spots. The best times to fish in the Everglades for bass fishing is during the day at high noon and early afternoon hours when they are most active. Everglades bass fishing is mostly about timing and being able to be in the middle of the thousand-numbered swarm that usually accompanies these moments in the day. If one decides to go in groups, it is best to remain firm on the boat or craft one decides to use because too much above-water motion will likely scare the bass away and result in a poor net catch. Everglades bass fishing is a very popular sport among fishermen in Florida; people hail from the northern counties all the way from Monroe in the Keys because bass are very situated regionally and will not traverse bodies of water in long distances. Although they do prefer warmer waters and the rule is often, “the warmer, the better”, bass are comfortable in the temperate zone that Miami-Dade and Broward counties offer. For this reason, thousands of people come to the Everglades each year to participate in mostly “catch and release” fishing. This is true because of bass’s beautiful color variety and shimmering appeal for photography purposes. Just make sure the bass does not tail the fancy camera equipment out of the boat. That would be a total, and complete loss. Overall, Everglades bass fishing is a potentially family-friendly activity, but like all outdoor activities, there are some risks involved. It is important to always be protected against the sun’s harsh rays because bass love to be active during peak sun hours. Long-sleeved clothing is imperative,...

Fishing in the Everglades
Full Report

Peacock Bass were not always present in Florida. They were introduced in the early 1980s as part of a government-sponsored study to observe the relationship between non-native and native species. It was also designed to provide fishermen, anglers, and others with new opportunities to fishing tourism, providing a necessary boon to the state’s economy. Since then, the peacock bass has flourished in the southeastern regions of Florida, including Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Since the peacock bass does not like low-temperature waters, peacock bass fishing is optimal in areas close to the warm southeast, although they are not as numerous because of they still prefer tropical regions to flourish in abundance. While the peacock bass in the Amazon grows up to 25 pounds, the biggest record of peacock bass in Florida is close to 10 pounds. They are usually restricted in deep freshwater canals by lakes in Miami-Dade and Fort Lauderdale, preferring to stick close to grassy and rocky openings at the end of canals, usually by residential and commercial areas. Specific areas for peacock bass fishing include Everglades National Park in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties, as well as the Miami Canal along Alligator Alley, and the C2 and C8 canals along Ft. Pierce. Book your next trip with the HawgHunter to catch these magnificent fish!

Connect With Us

(954) 325-1115