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Well the had been a great season for Peacock Bass and should even get better as the season goes on into April. First was return client Ron Spindel and his friend the boys started out catching Peacock bass as Ron displays a beauty.       Next day they fished Lake Okeechobee while shiner fishing they caught over 30 bass from 2-5 lb.         Then back to Miami again for the Mighty Peacock Bass. Repeat clients Tom & Betty Belliveau from TX. had a great day catching several peacock bass fro 3-6 lb. Just look at the colors of these beauties.   Followed by Tom Muzek and his Dad having a great day also catching some big peacock bass.     Then last but not least was Jason La Butti and his Dad from Florida. Jason was one of the most excitable client I have ever had when he caught a fish. When he brought in his 5.5 lb . peacock bass I think all of Miami heard him , not to mention he woke up all the dogs.     April is one of our best Month so now is the time to reserve you dates. and join in on the action. Good Fishin’ Capt. Frank Carbone      

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The Big Bass action is still on as today Brain & Ryan Barth from Maryland experianced on The Big “0”. It didn’t take more then 60 seconds before the first hook up came. Today was a Wild shiner trip, and these boys went through 9 DOZ. and it was worth every penny. They caught over 50 Bass up to 9.3 LB. , 1- 7 2- 6 ‘s and 5 over 5 lb. the rest were stout 3-4 lb.  Okie bass, with only a few under 3 lb. , Here are some of the Bass caught today. Ryan Started thing off with this 5 lb. and he was like a kid in a candy store. Then he scored another nice bass    This was a nice Double around mid – morning Then the Bragging right went to Dad as he caught this 9.3 lb. Trophy Okecchobee “HAWG” So at the end of the day this Father & Son had a great bag of Bass.   What’s  most important is that they spent quality time together and will cherish these memories for a long time to come.  This is what it’s really all about. Call Capt. Frank now and book your date. 954-325-1115 All the bass today were released for the next Angler to catch , “YOU”.    

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With our mild winter the peacock bass fishing in Miami has been Great. We have been averging  20-25 per day mostly in the 2-3 LB. range. with an occasional 4-6 lb.     Here are some of the Peacock bass caught by Clients Drew Harpe owner of Canopy Construction from Texas had a great day fishing for Peacock Bass both boats caught over 20 Peacock Bass up to 5 lb. Also they enjoyed a fantastic lunch at Sonia’s Water front cafe.     Then there was repeat clients John Duever Mike Gumino, Mike Patton  Mo & Rick, Danny Parks just to name a few So as you can see the time is now we are in the Prime months for Peacock Bass April and May. Call and book your trip now while choice dates are still available. Capt. Frank 954-325-1115

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First up I had long time clients Bruce & Diane from Maryland, this couple loves to fish. This was their first time on the Lake and what a memorable one it was.The duo always came alone , but this time they treated their Son to a great day on the Water. They all caught Bass in the 5 lb. + range and several 2-4 lb. Now guess who caught the Biggest ? Well lady luck strikes again as Diane struggles  to hold up her 7 .4 lb. “HAWG”.But Bruce also caught a 6 lb. also   The next day it was Mike Lisanno from Boston time to step up to the plate, and boy did he hit a couple of home runs.  Mike has been to the Amazon twice  before , but this was his first time fishing South Florida with me.Mike also had a fantastic day catching over 30 bass up to 7.8 lb. we had used Wild shiners and I never seen a client run from the back of the boat to the front as the bobbers went down one after the other. I even caught this 8 lb. Beauty on a Gambler’s Big EZ Eventhough most of the action was on worms just pitching them into the cover.Lake Okeechobee are producing big bags so now is the time to take advantage of the Great action. Give us a call while the action is hot with big bass also extend a day and don’t leave Florida without going Peacock Bass fishing in Miami as Mike did .  So don’t miss out give us a call 954-325-1115  we Guide 7 days a week

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What a day  Gary Rubin from Alabama had catching peacock bass in Miami. After all the rain we had the fishing was very  slow in the morning.   It wasn’t until 11:56 am before Gary finally landed his first Peacock Bass. Then with in 5 minutes he hooked in a battle he never expected, a Trophy 6 lb. 2 oz.  Butterfly Male Peacock Bass.                                       These fish turned on for him, even though he only ended up with 8 Bass, the smallest was 3- 3/4 LB.       Then on the last cast as we headed to the ramp he land another 5-1/2 LB. Every Peacock bass he caught was a beautiful Male.     If your ready to join in on the fun so am I. Give a call and see what you are missing. Capt. Frank Carbone, ‘The Hawghunter” guides 7 days a week

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The Big Bass action still continues on Lake Okeechobee. As shown in this report by Ontario’s Bill Apt his sister Judy who caught most of the Big Bass today, and Friend Kathy.    The start of the day was slow catching only a few bass. Then once the sun came up the action was non -stop.    The trio was catching mostly 2-3 lb. bass until Judy hooked into her “First” 10 lb. Trophy.       Judy could do no wrong , it was her day to shine. She also caught an 8 lb. 7 lb. 6 lb. amongst several others in the 3-5 lb. Range.    Then if that wasn’t enough , she busted her 2nd 10 lb. Bass of the day. Anglers go all their lives without catching a 10 lber. ,and this lady angler landed two in one day.    John came back with his biggest 6 lb.                                         Then Kathy answered back with her nice 5 lb. Bass.                    These Canadian’s have a lot to go back to Canada with, stories, photo’s and memories. At the end of the trip and saying our Goodbye’s Judy, gave me one of the nicest compliments, ” Frank, You made my life” . The group all agreed that this was the bast fishing trip they had ever experienced and will be back for their third Outing.     Capt. Frank Carbone the Original & Only true Hawghunter of South Florida guides 7 days a week and looking forward to share Florida’s best fishing including Florida Peacock Bass.  

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What a banner day for Keith & Deb Maltais from N. J. Deb started the day off with the first of over 40 Peacock Bass caught on their Trip.   The couple caught fish at every spot we stopped mostly 2-3 lb. peacock bass. Then once the sun came up bite got much better and fish got bigger.   As we moved into another area the action started again and around 11 am , it happened , Keith hooked into “Hawghunters’ 3rd biggest Peacock ever. His rod bent over the line started stripping and the chase was on. Every time this beast saw the boat he ran again and again. Finally Keith after several minutes Keith boated this 8.1 lb. Male Peacock Bass.     Within moments Deb’s rod went down in similar fashion, but broke off, what a disappointment. Never the less the action continued , and now it was her time to shine. After a nice struggle , and wrists hurting, she landed her 5 lber.     Today’s trip consisted of 6 fish over 4 lbs. 1- 5 and Keith’s Trophy 8 lb. Florida Butterfly Peacock Bass. The Peacock bass are hitting very well right now and “The Hawghunter”, Capt. Frank Carbone knows where to find them. The only place to find them larger is the Amazon. My next trip is Nov. 10- 18, 2012 and I have ONLY 6 spots left if anyone is interested. Today this couple from Jersey had a day to remember and for sure will be back again. Book “NOW” while there are still choice date’s left.

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If your looking to get out of the cold and catch your Trophy Bass now is the time come on down to Lake Okeechobee.    Just take a look at what Jerry Paris and his friend Dave caught  upto this 8.9 LB. “Hawg”    What a Great day        All these “HAWGS” were caught on Wild Shiners.    Also while your down here you should try Miami Peacock Bass while your on the same Fishing Vacation. Here is Danny Lee & Robert Lee From California            Also we have Winston Brodie & his Wife Diane                                     Steve Santerre from Maine            The fishing has been Excellent and should remain for the next 3 months. Give Capt. Frank a call now while the action is “HOT” and choice date’s are stiill available.  954-325-1115          

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WOW ! What away to end 2011 for Bill Dean from Georgia with a 10 lb. Okeechobee “Hawg”. Bill has been a client for the past 12 years and we always had a good time , but nothing like this trip.    We decided to sit back, relax, and fish wild shiners all day, this turn out to be a great choice.    After Bill missed the first three one being a 7 + , he started to connect with his first one.       Then he got a double.                              After 6 more in the 3 – 5  LB. range he connected with what he thought would be his biggest, a  8 lb. lunker.     As the wind kicked up I decided go move deeper in the High Grass , first shiner caught a 4 lb. and in the next was his trophy 10.4 oz. life time Bass. This was one of those moments when the boy comes out of the man. Bill has never experienced a day of fishing like this, totaling 25 bass mostly over 3 lb.   Lake Okeechobee is on fire right now  and if you want to catch that Big Bass now is the time and Capt. Frank Carbone , “The Original and Only Hawghunter” know where to find them.  We are into our busy season which is also the prime season for bass, so book early while there are  still some choice date’s. Good Fishin’            

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WOW! what a day for Chris & Barb King from Wisconsin. This couple of cheese heads had some heck of a day.      Barb started thing off with the first catch of the day.          It didn’t take Chris long to answer back, with a handful of 3-4 lb. bass, until This “HAWG”, came flying out of the water after he set the hook on a 9 lb. Okeechobee Bass .                                  Then Barb had the catch of the day a big old Catfish                                     Chris is a repeat clients of several , but this was the first time I had the pleasure of meeting Barb. Couples like these two is what mades my job so enjoyable.     Chris then came back with one close to 9 lb. What a Day                   This was a day of fishing with wild Shiners on The “Big “O”    Capt. Frank Carbone and Staff of Hawghunter Guides want to wish you all a Season Greeting and a Happy & Healthy New Year

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Well, with only 9 days left in 2011 Josh Simmons of Florida took the Title away from ZOO with this 7. 7 LB. Butterfly Peacock Bass.     Both Angler’s caught great trophies                                                                                                                Also today Gene Simmons caught this nice Trophy 5 lb. Peacock Bass     This Father & Son team had a great day catching several other , including  7 Largemouth Bass and a Midas. The Peacock Bass action has been very good these days , so if your down for the holiday’s take a day and see what all the talk is about.   CAPT. FRANK CARBONE AND HIS GUIDES ARE READY TO SHOW YOU A GOOD TIME SEASON’S GREETING FROM HAWGHUNTER GUIDE SERVICE      

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The Peacock Bass have been biting very well this past month and is expected to do the same through the Holiday’s.   Testimonial :Just a word to say that both Ty and I enjoyed the time spent                fishing with you. You were a very gracious host and                very informative concerning how things would work                and instruction during the actual fishing.Again thanks very much for all your work before and during                the trip. Beaver & Ty Twist from Florida had an exceptional 2 Days of fishing for Peacock BassCatching several on both day’s especially Ty’s  5 lb. peacock Bass that was his first on day 1.                     On day two the action was much better and the action was non stop . Next was that great couple Liz & Tracy Ruch from Arkansas , They had an fantastic day catching several Big  Bass on Lake Okeechobee . Then we headed to Miami for the mighty Peacock Bass.The duo showed their skill catching some nice peacock’s up to 4 lb. They both caught quality Fish.                  Then Greg Fairbrother from PA. fulfilled  his dream to catch a peacock bass and indeed he did. Ending the week was repeat client Whip Tripplet and his son Tristen from Georgia. catching 19 peacock Bass 6 largemouth and Tristen caught a  plecostomus or more commonly known as Pleco.          So if you are coming down to Florida for the Holiday’s book your date’s now while there are still some openings. also if your thinking of getting out of the cold JAN- April are our Prime months. The Hawghunter , capt. Frank Carbone and his Licensed Guide are ready to take out Fishing. Good Fishin’

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   Lake Okeechobee is on fire now with “BIG BASS”. No matter if we are using Live Wild Shiners or Artificial Baits the clients are catching them up to 8 LB. you can expect over 20 bass with over 20 lb. bag.    If your coming down for the Holiday’s , call now to reserve your day on the Water with “The Hawghunter”, CAPT. FRANK CARBONE.    The month started out with John Hierholzen from Lear Jet with their client Luiz from Brazil. The entire day the boys threw Gamblers Big EZ’s and Ace plastics. Nothing is better then that top water explosion. Luiz had a great time , but found it a little harder to set the hook on Florida Bass, because in the Amazon the monster Peacock Bass hook themselves.        Then there was honeymoon couple Liz & Tracey Ruch from Arkansas, this was a great couple that I had a good time with. Both experienced a fantastic day on the Big Lake.  Liz out fished her hubby 13 to 6 which gave her the bragging right for the entire ride home. In all do respect Tracey did catch the biggest.      What a Pair     Then there was repeat client Mike Benowitz from Pembroke Pines with his 7 year old Son Josh.  This day was all wild shiners, the action was non stop right to the end. Of course Josh caught the biggest, the hard part for Josh was holding the Lunker for the Picture. This was a great day as father & Son shared quality time on the water together.          So if you ever wanted to fish the famed Lake Okeechobee , now is the time to do it. Happy Holiday’s , from Capt. Frank Carbone & Hawghunter Guide Service.

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What a beautiful day it was for fishing on Lake Okeechobee . Robert Garver from Kansas might have thought ” that there’s  know place like home” until he fished the Big “O” today. The day started out with Robert on his 4 th cast ignited the first strike. Most of the day we through Gamblers Big EZ, as a matter of fact every Bass was caught on that bait.    As the day went on it was steady action . Then he caught a nice 4 lb.     We mostly fished the outer grass lines of the Islands, in the heavy cover with Vicious 50 lb. braid with a good strong 5/0 wide gap X-point hook. Every time we moved Mike seemed to catch another good bass this time a 5 lb.   The wind was out of the NE at about 5-10 MPH with some great cloud cover, just a perfect. Towards the end of the day we decided to go to our morning spot where there was good action.   After about 10 mins. the Big fish of the day was caught a Nice 6 lb. Okie Bass.   We estimated a 20 Lb. bag to complete a fantastic day on the water. With the lake up 3 feet , you can now run to your favorite spots once again. Come Join Capt. Frank Carbone & Hawghunter Guide Service while the conditions are just right “NOW”. Good Fishin’      

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Today repeat client Eric Hunter owner of Precision Construction & Roofing treated his two Top Salesmen to a FREE fishing trip. Day one started out with Eric catching the first of many to be caught on this day.     Then Lance answered back with his first one of the day         Brian then after a long stretch finally caught his. Now everyone was happy. The pressure was off and now the fun begins.       From this point on it was all Eric and Lance battling out one after the other including a double.   Eric landed what he “thought” would be the big fish of the day, “Not”.       Lance then answered back with this 6 LB. Trophy to take over the bragging rights     At the days end, it was Eric with the First & the Most & Lance with the Biggest. the boys totaled 38 with 2 largemouth and 1 Mylan Cichlid.       On day two it was just two , Brian had too Much parting at The Hard Rock. Well, did he ever miss out on a day to remember. Eric &  Lance went back and forth all day catching Peacock Bass . At one point Lance was taking a demanding lead over Eric. So Eric in disbelief  thought that it was because all the red had warn off his “Daachii Red Bleeding Hook” from catching so many peacock bass.   I accredit a lot of my clients success to this Hook it has been proven that the color red is most attractive to fish. This has become my trademark when it come to Peacock Bass fishing especially.         This day turned out to be the best day of the year for me. There was 54 fish caught in all 49 Peacock Bass and 5 Largemouth to end a Fantastic day with “The Hawghunter’, Capt. Frank Carbone . Eric ended this day with this Big Knot head Male Peacock Bass and a memory of the one that got away. Male butterfly Peacock Bass   Our busy season is creeping up on us so now is the...

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