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This past week I had Long time clients and friends Cindy & Charlie Freeman formally from TX. now living in Flippin AK. Day 1 started how with Cindy catching the first of 32 Peacock bass that was caught that day . On this day it was mostly Charlie and ending the day with a nice 4 .5 Lb . Now on Day 2 – The couple started out slow in one of my prime spots , I was disappointed with only catching 3 small ones, so I moved on through the canals system to some of my old spot. Once there it was like a new day. Charlie hooks up with a beauty 5 LB. Male Butterfly Peacock Bass. Then on the next cast lost a bigger one. Now we were all thinking that this was going to be the big fish of the day ,“NOT”. Cindy 5 mins later hooks into a fish of a life time a Florida Trophy  7.4 LB.       After catching two trophies we took a lunch break , Cindy thinking she was done for the day  and sat back as Charlie put several more in the boat. As we neared ending time, I decide to take them back to a spot where we saw a big peacock , but couldn’t catch him earlier that morning. Once there Charlie popped another peacock , so Lady Luck gets up tosses a bait into the water and “BAM”the fight is on again , this time much more action, ripping line and a struggle to get him in . This Trophy weigh-in at 6.84 LB. Watch the Battle, sit back and enjoy the action   The “Orginal ” Hawghunter , Capt. Frank Carbone is guiding 7 days a week , book your date’s now while the action is still “HOT” Call- 954-325-1115              

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It’s been all about the Peacock Bass in Florida this past week. ‘There are too many reports to write. So I’ll let the Picture’s tell the Story. Starting off was return client Greg Lesnock and his friend. Next was Yoan from Austria catching them on a fly and Luke. Returning again for the 5th time Bob Bolin & Brandon white from NC Then we had a great day with Mark De young & Josh Waldon from Utah, as the boys caught some monster size Peacock Bass Brian & His girlfriend from NY catching 29 Peacock Bass Rounding off the week was Bob Perkins, from California and return client Steve Steele   “IF YOU WANT PEACOCK BASS YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE, I got them”   Call now for your day of fishing with “THE original  HAWGHUNTER” of south Florida  954-325-1115

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What a day for Jim Madden with Sons Jay and Gavin from Louisiana. Jim caught the biggest peacock 6.27 while almost knocking Gavin out of the boat LOL   . The boys started out catching from the start and didn’t stop until 1:30 when they ran out of 9 Doz. shiners. As Jay holds up two of his 5 LB.  Trophy Butterfly Peacock Bass. They also caught one over 5 lb. 6 over 4 and the rest between 2-3 . Plus a few cichlids and Largemouth. Come on down and get in on the action while the bite is “ON”.    

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What a great family I had on the water. Frank & Nicole Mc Entee from PA .with their to sons Lucas 5 and Colton 4. The brothers starter the day of by catching the first two peacock bass in the first 10 seconds of the day. Lucas got the first and Colton the next one in 5 seconds. They had to do it all catch the bait, pull up the anchor, reeling in the fish.  Sometimes I think they were more interested in the Gar.   Driving  the boat . Just two great well behaved kids. Lucas Started thing off with a Peacock Bass and Dad ended it with a peacock Bass. This family made my day, and keeps me doing this year after year.

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Yet another Trophy Peacock bass caught by Brian Foy of Jupiter , Florida What a great day for Doug and Brett from Alabama had today fishing for peacock bass. They got some big guys today Including a nice double  

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What a Fantastic day for Dave Mathis and his lovely daughter Emma form Michigan . The day started out with a double , the first of 3 and of course Emma’s was a 6 Lb’er.  The action was non stop as this father and daughter ten boated in the neighborhood of 50 Largemouth bass with the largest being 7 lb. also caught by Emma.  There were also 4 -5 lb. several 4’a and the balance between 2-3 lb’er very few were less then 2 lbs. Also 1 peacock and 2 Clown razor backs. This was a banner day.

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Hi All, I still have openings for La Zona and looking for a partner. The dates are June 8- returning June 15th. We will be fishing for Giant Golden Dorado , this is the home of the World Record, 68 LB. The price is ONLY $2995.00 All- inclusive. Singles Welcomed.   Other dates available CALL for more information 954-325-1115

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Hi All, I still have openings for La Zona and looking for a partner. The dates are June 8- returning June 15th. We will be fishing for Giant Golden Dorado , this is the home of the World Record, 68 LB. The price is ONLY $2995.00 All- inclusive. Singles Welcomed.  Other dates are available CALL for more information 954-325-1115 

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My Next Hosted Trips to “The Amazon” Sept 23- Oct 2 Discounted Price starting at ONLY $3995.00 – All-inclusive I have 5 spots left Price: $3,995.00- $4,995.00 (4 anglers minimum) can take up to 8 anglers We will fill the boat The Demeni can be private with ONLY 4 anglers Cost $4995.00 as more are added the price goes down . This is perfect for a corporate groups or just a bunch of friends. the owners will customize the trip for the group This shallow draft adventure boat has the amenities of the larger Yacht Kalua, but in a smaller, more mobile package. The DEMENI is 54 feet long with a very shallow 75 cm (30 inch) draft that enables access to the most remote headwater tributaries of the Rio Negro-to hunt large peacock bass. This boat can travel very far upstream on the affluent rivers, so you can fish un-pressured.The peacock bass that have rarely, if ever, seen a fishing lure. This Trip is designed for Private Groups or General Public. The good thing about this trip it only takes 8 anglers , and because of it’s size can go to the remote areas that the bigger yachts can’t. Which means less pressure and more and bigger Peacock bass. This is the trip I went on last Nov we caught over 800 Peacock bass up to 22.5 LB. Here are some of what was caught on my Trip. Next Trip Amazon Nov 11- 19th Price Discounted $4495.00 I have 9 spots Left.   This is my Bigger Yacht on this trip I will be filming a segment for The Bass Dr. that will air on WFN and FoxSports. This Yacht is a more Luxury Yacht and can be made Private with Only 8 Anglers. The newest peacock bass operation in the Amazon Basin is the Kalua, a Brazilian “Boat Hotel” that is 95 feet long and has a draft of less than 4 feet. Captained by one of seven IGFA representatives in Brazil, the classic Amazon riverboat can comfortably accommodate from 8 to 14 fishermen in quality single...

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Today I had by far one of my best Days on the water this year so far. Steve Herriges from Wisconsin treated his Brother in law Brain Zurn and his two boys Haydan 13 and Colton 12 for a 1/2 day of Peacock Bass Fishing. It was a windy day and clouds rolling in but the Peacock’s were biting. Steve start things off by catching the first peacock. Next Brian caught one and then the 1st of 3 Trophy caught on this day ,  A 5.65 LB. 22 ” Male Peacock Bass. Colton then hit his first and poor Hayden struggled to catch an Oscar, “but”, it was one of the biggest Oscars I’ve seen.   Within the first 30 mins the boys had 11 fish in the boat including 2 Largemouth. For the next 2 hours they caught one here and there as we had to go find them, so with 16 in the boat I decided to move. This turned out to be a great choice as Haydan , after much complaining, several tree,s a few rocks and flinging a dozen shiners off, had his thrill of his life as he battled for 5 mins. to boat his 22″  6.09 LB. Peacock . This is a true Florida Trophy.   Watch the Action as this 13 year old battles his Trophy www.dropbox.com/s/4eccma6tsvwlbe2/20160309_111619.mp4?dl=0   His bragging right didn’t last long as his Dad answered back, on the next fish with a 6.62 LB. “HAWG” .   The foursome totaled out the day with 19 , 16 Peacock’s 2 Largemouth & 1 Oscar. As true fisherman the boys all made replica’s of their Trophy’s and set them FREE for the next angler to catch, “YOU”. “What a Day”, Don’t miss out on the action while I’m on the bite , Call now 954-325-1115  

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Another” Great Day”  for Brian Robinson and his 12 year old Son Tyler. The day started out with Tyler catching the first of many peacock bass . From then on it was consistent action, one after the other.   Dad got the bragging right after landing but another Trophy 6 lb Male  Peacock Bass. The boys also had 3 Doubles, one including a Largemouth Bass. The Father & Son team boated 27 total in 5 hour to end a great cut short, because it was Mom’s birthday.                  

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Today was an exceptional day for Tammy & Jimmy Nazworth from TX.with their friend from Germany.   The four caught several quality Peacock Bass up to 5.87 Lb with most being over 3 lb. including two doubles and almost a triple.   Also caught was 6 Largemouth Bass. The German’s a lovely couple . She caught 3 fish before anyone else and has never fished before. “What a Great day”, this foursome had with “The Hawghunter” Capt. Frank Carbone

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What a Fantastic day for Dave Mathis and his lovely daughter Emma form Michigan . The day started out with a double , the first of 3 and of course Emma’s was a 6 Lb’er. The action was non stop as this father and daughter ten boated in the neighborhood of 50 Largemouth bass with the largest being 7 lb. also caught by Emma.   There were also 4 -5 lb. several 4’a and the balance between 2-3 lb’er very few were less then 2 lbs.Also 1 peacock and   2 Clown Razor Knife Fish. These are only found in Lake Ida, it’s a treat to catch one of these hard fighters. This was a banner day, this father & daughter had with “The Hawghunter”,Capt. Frank Carbone Call  954-325-1115 now while we are in our peak season      

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What a day for this Alaskan couple . Danina Daniels bought her fiancé Ryan Parker for Christmas a two day peacock bass package.” l think she’s a keeper”. On day 1 the couple caught 19 Peacock Bass and 2 Largemouth , before lunch. They enjoyed a great lunch at Sonia’s and excellent waterfront Cafe’ After a long lunch they scored 7 more making a total of 26 for the day , not bad. nothing too big , the biggest being 3 lb. Now on Day 2 this couple had a banner day here is just some of the results .Thing started out with Danina catching a nice 6 lb. male peacock Bass. then a 5 Lb’er. Then Ryan broke off a monster 5.74 LB , only to come back 20 mins later by catching the same fish and retrieving my hook. Later after making a move the couple hooked into a double, a pair of nice 5’s. From this point on the action never stopped, catching 36 Peacock bass 1- 6lb. 2- over 5 lb. several 4 lb. the rest all over 3 lbs. with the exception of only 6 that were under. “WOW”,What a Day!.  This action could be you ,call now while we are in our peak season for peacock Bass, you won’t regret it. Capt. Frank Carbone, is waiting to take you out fishing.

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THE PAST WEEK Of FISHING First  I had a great couple from NC, Joey and Ashley McNabb. His lovely wife gave him this trip as a birthday present , “what a wife”. We got real lucky with the weather , only a few drops of rain. Joey started the day off with Largemouth , and then didn’t stop catching Peacock bass after that. Ashley added a few of her own . After 20 + peacocks 1 largemouth and 1 Jaguar, it was time for Lunch at Sonia’s . What a great day they had, they will be back again.   The Next two days I had Josh and his Dad Dee from Montana . Day 1 we went to the glades , things were tough even though we got one 5 lb On day two things warmed up with catching more Peacock and Largemouth bass.       Even in the rain Jersey Boy Mike Sayrafe catching Peacock in the Miami canals Mike  added a Snook to his catch We are in our Peak season for both Peacock Bass & Largemouth Bass , so book your date’s now.  Call Capt. Frank Carbone 954-325-1115

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