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The past three days I had return client Nelson Whitlock and his buddy Jason Waters from Delaware. Day 1 – We headed out to Miami for Peacock Bass Nelson stared the day off with two peacock bass, while Jason’s first was a Snook ,then a largemouth and next a Peacock bass to earn him a in-shore Grand Slam. By 11:30 the boys were hungry and tired from a later flight the night before and with 29 fish in the boat they thought it would be time for lunch. After another great lunch at Sonia’s and being exhausted they only fished a short time and catching another 3 peacock ‘s make a total of 32 , which made for a great banner day of fishing plus catch 5 different species.   Day-2 was an exceptional day as we fished The Everglades catching over 50 bass up to 6.10 LB. Most of the bass were caught on Gambler EZ swimmers any dark color and ace baits. The other were caught on spinner baits and jerk baits. Even I caught a nice one trying to stay out of their way, when the bites on it’s on.   Day 3 – With the amazement of how hard the peacock bass fight they wanted more action so off to another fishing hole for peacock bass. Surprising enough they caught 14 Largemouth and 9 peacock bass . “BUT” what made this a great Day for Nelson , was ay 9:40 am he hooked into the fight of his life and he circled the boat 4 time before landing his Trophy 5.10 LB. Male Butterfly Peacock Bass which made his trip. Nelson stated this fish fought more then his 9 LBer. he caught with me 4 years ago on Lake Okeechobee. Well needless to say the boys will be joining me next year in “The Amazon” for the monster 20 LB. Peacock bass. I am already taking reservations for next year. Go check out my site  www.amazonpeacockbasstrip.com 

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In the last report the Demeni yacht caught over 900 Peacock Bass with only 8 Anglers. They had several over 18 LB. and 12 over 20 ,the biggest being 22.5 LB. The Peacock ‘s were caught on prop lures, jigs and jumping minnows. Now that’s some fishing , “What a trip”. You will catch not only peacock Bass but Wolf fish, Payere, Piranha, Arawana  just to mention a few of the species. There are only a very few dates left for this season. I am already excepting reservations for next year. This is truely a “Bucket List trip , that is a must.    

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Return clients Keisuke and Miku Ota from Japan came down for 4 great day’s of fishing. Day 1 was focused on snakehead they were successful in catching 3 up to 58 cm plus peacock bass a largemouth . They were using top water plastics from Japan. I think Miku is the most colorful dressed angler I have ever seen   Day 2 Peacock Bass – 9 Peacock bass were caught plus a Mylan all on jerk baits and one on top water.   Day 3- Largemouth in The Everglades, What a great day K and myself had as Miku opted to shop at The Sawgrass Mall from 10 AM-10-PM.     We landed over 40 bass not to count the ones we missed. The bait of choice was Gambler’s EZ swimmer, and a few on an Ace (sanko) . we had 6 Bass over 4 LB. with the biggest at 6 lb. On Day 4 they decided for  Peacock Bass to end this great trip of many fond memories and photos. This couple caught 11 peacock bass some largemouth a Mylan and K got a bonus by catching 2 Jacks’s. Then on the very last cast of the trip Miku hooked in to and landed this beauty which was the biggest of the trip.   We also had a great lunch at Sonia’s, for an excellent Cuban  cuisine  I have to say Miku was a real trouper after getting hooked 3 times and she got K back 1 time. This has to be a record , I have to say that Bill Dance method of hook removal really works as I had taken one from the one from the thigh and one from the face. Keisuke has been a client for the past 10 years and has join me twice in The Amazon where his biggest was 19 LB..

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What a nice couple I had fishing with me on this day, Howie & Liz Haspel from Colorado. On the first cast Howie catches a nice 4 Lber. Within minutes Liz lands hers and trip begins on the right foot.   As we move to our next spot the duo lands 6 in a row then a few misses. Well the action doesn’t stop there as the bite continues. After 23 peacock bass caught , lucky number 24 was Howie’s Trophy Peacock Bass a nice colorful 5.10 LB. 22″, and it’s only 11am.             After a few more we headed over to Sonia’s for a fantastic lunch. This is one of those hole in the walls people look for. They serve primarily Cuban food and also American.     Watch      After lunch and a few more casts the day ended with 29 Total and a belly full of good food. “It Ain’t Just Fishing” Call now while the fishing is Hot. 954-325-1115

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Today George Dennis from TN. Took a break from business and try his skills at some Peacock Bass fishing in less then 4 hr. George boated 13 peacock’s and 1 Mylan.   Next I had the pleasure of fishing with a Father & Son also from TN. Eric & Easton Underwood. We did a split day , started out fishing the flats in The Everglades for largemouth , fishing was tough as a front moved in . Although Easton hooked into a nice largemouth . With the fishig being a bit slow we opt to head out for some Peacock bass. in a short time and 4 doz. shiners later the boys boats a dozen peacock bass and 1 Largemouth.   After fishing easton had a meeting with UM and may be the next quarterback. Good Luck Easton     The bite is on so come on down and fish with “The Orginal Hawghunter”, Capt. Frank Carbone

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Today George Dennis from TN. took a break from business and try his skills at some Peacock Bass fishing in less then 4 hr. George boated 13 peacock’s and 1 Mylan.   Next I had the pleasure of fishing with a Father & Son also from TN. Eric & Easton Underwood. We did a split day , started out fishing the flats in The Everglades for largemouth , fishing was tough as a front moved in . Although Easton hooked into a nice largemouth . With the fishig being a bit slow we opt to head out for some Peacock bass. in a short time and 4 Dozen shiners later the boys boats a dozen peacock bass and 1 Largemouth bass. After fishing Easton and his Dad  had a meeting with the Head coach of UM and he may be the next quarterback. Good Luck Easton. The bite is on so come on down and fishing with “The Orginal Hawghunter”, Capt. Frank Carbone

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Today was a tough day in The Glades for repeat client and friend Ike Wyant from Iowa and myself , due to blue bird sky’s, a lot of sun and no wind.   Even though the number weren’t there the quality was. We still managed a 20 + lb. bag. up to 7 lb. The bigger bass were caught on Gambler’s Big EZ in the pads, and the others on a Boyd Duckett top water lure working fast across the top on the edge of the pads.   Even with 90 degree weather you can still catch quality bass in Florida with “The Hawghunter” Capt. Frank Carbone

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If your looking for a trip of a lifetime and a true “Bucket List” fishing trip The Amazon is it. I still have choice weeks available from $3995- $5950 Call now for details.954-325-1115 or visit my amazon page www.amazonpeacockbasstrip.com   You will experience top water explosions like never before.     Here are just some of the hundreds of clients the I’ve taken with me to “The Amazon”     CALL NOW for the 2015 – 2016 season , you’ll thanks me

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    In the past two day’s the Peacock Bass fishing has been good. First up I had a Father and Son team Mike & Graham Cole from North Florida. They wanted only to fish with lures, so that’s what we had done catching 10 including some largemouth and a cichlid.   The peacock’s were all caught on Castaic and Reaction Strike jerkbaits which was the lure of choice while we were film the TV show Bass Dr. which will air on WFN this winter.   The action started as soon as the sun broke through the clouds, as Graham started things off. Mike struggled in the beginning, setting the hook in the morning, but that afternoon was things were better for him.   Next day I had a great couple referred to me by a family member a repeat client of mine. Mike and Crissie Gordon from California. This couple just destroyed the Peacock Bass pitching live bait deep. This was celebrating their 15 th anniversary , and in  less then 4 hrs. managed to put 26 peacock bass into the boat up to over 4 LB. caught by Crissie. It’s clients like these that makes my job enjoyable. Come on down and see what all the talk is about , with catching Peacock Bass, pound for pound the strongest fighting freshwater fish. Call now 954-325-1115

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Well another Great trip to Aniak as my 3rd trip has 12 clients, each catching  well over 250 fish. In the Salmon family they caught Silvers ,Pinks, Chums, Sockeyes, and an occasional King.         Other species were Dolly Varden, Graylings, Arctic Char, Rainbow & Leopard Rainbow Trout ,Northern Pike, and last She fish .   This year the new lodge was opened which offers the choice of the lodge the tent camp or both. The most inviting thing about here and the success ratio per Angler is the seclusion . Aniak is the only lodge on the 40 mile river which means no other anglers.   These trip are available from late June to early Sept. Call for more information. 954-325-1115

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Today I guided Kristian Chapman and his girlfriend Anna Lee from Florida . Kristian was down here on a business/pleasure vacation, so he decided to catch peacock bass. After 11 fish and 3 hrs. of fishing they called it a day so they could hit the beach. Here was just some of the action.     The best thing about fishing for Peacock Bass in Florida it’s all year round. Give us a call now to see what all the talk is about with these scrappy fighters  Capt. Frank Carbone – 954-325-1115

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Mike Garrett and his 15 year old Son Jace from Georgia had one of their most exciting fishing trip ever as they caught almost everything South Florida has to offer. On day 1 we headed to Lake Ida for some Peacock Bass. The day started out with a double,”Wow”.           After catching 4 peacock ‘s , 3 Largemouth and 4 Mylan Cichlids , I decided to move the boys to one of my spots that has been producing a good number of fish ,and also where I filmed a show with The Bass Dr. Within the first 10 mins. they had boated 4 peacock bass and the excitement didn’t stop there. As you can see Florida it the only place you can catch both Peacock & Largemouth Bass at the same time.   Young Jace hooked into what we thought was a Trophy Peacock Bass., and to everyone’s surprise it was a Clown razor tail fish. This fish was not only a “HAWG”, but we believe was a World Record. This fish was over 40″ and we estimated 15 LB. Mike looked it up and the record was 40 ” 13.8 LB. At the end of day 1 the duo landed 19 fish total.11 Peacock Bass, 3 largemouth 4 Mylan’s and 1 Record Clown Razor tail fish. On Day 2 we headed to “The Everglades” for Largemouth Bass combined we caught well over 100 Bass up to 5lb. all on artificial baits. We started out with some top water. then switching over to Gambler’s EZ swimmer and Ace. On this day the bait of choice was the Ace working it with no weight.   Needless to say these Georgia boys will be back in the fall for more Florida fishing with , “The Hawghunter”.

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Today we had a great day filming a show for Fox Sports North & South  called Trophy Fish Hunters with host Rick Quade The fish were caught on jerk baits mostly . I was using a Danali Kolvert 7′ Med action rod  and a Abu Garcia Reel with Vicious line, the winning combination. Most all the Peacock’s were caught in the morning “What a Day! ”  11 in all the biggest being 5.8 LB.       On Day 2 it was even a Better day of filming With Jason & Rick   What a great day filming with Bass Dr. and the opportunity to fish With host  and Pro Angler  Jason Lambert the 2014 FLW Rookie of the year. This show will air on WFN  in the first quarter of 2016 and here just some of what was caught This was Jason’s first Big Peacock Bass of the Day.  Below is Rick Holding “the” Big Peacock of the Day There were 16 Peacock’s caught 2 Largemouth and a catfish  Here is the Release of the Trophy 6 LB. Peacock Bass. The Star of the Show. For the Next angler to catch , “YOU”.   All the Peacock Bass today will be seen on Natioanal TV just in time for our Peak Peacock Bass season which is from FEB – May. The Florida Peacock bass bed all year round and can be caught any month . So come on down to South Florida and see what all the excitement is about or call anytime Capt. Frank Carbone 954-325-1115

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 From Switzerland to Miami for Peacock Bass Today I had this Great couple from across the ocean to catch peacock bass, Reto Zimmermann and Sabina Krawczyk. Other then Reto catching a heron that dove for his shiner on his first cast. Sabina on her first cast caught this trophy peacock bass of 5 lb. As the day progressed on,) the weather got hotter and the bite got better. Sabina took control of the morning bite catching some quality Peacock Bass with some Largemouth Cichlids (Mylan, Mides, Oscar) and a small snook. Then at 1 pm Reto took charge with 4 straight fish and on the 4th one Sabina doubled up then realizing Reto had a monster on his line which draw all the attention. It took him at least 5-6 mins. to land his True Florida Trophy Peacock bass. Weighting in at 6 LB. 1 OZ with a length . 21.5 “ All in all the couple caught over 30 peacocks with 5 other species. The weather, the company, and the fishing was all good. This was a Banner day for sure for this couple from Switzerland.   Call now while the action is still hot. Or if your planning a vacation in South Florida this summer put aside a day for fishing with “The Hawghunter”, Capt. Frank Carbone -954-325-1115

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In the past few weeks the water levels in The Everglades have come down and the Largemouth Bass bite is on. Most every trip clients are catching well over 50 Bass including some good quality. All the bass are being caught on artificial baits, top water (zara spooks) jerk and swim baits, and of course plastics. Here are just a few to show you.   Bob Deel and fishing buddy a couple of Chicago boys that just tore up the Glades.    Lynne & Duane from Navada catching 60 + Bass  with some exceptional Top water action by Duane Me & Jersey John over 50 Bass caught on this Day Even in this warm weather we have been getting the action has been just Great. “Only in Florida”  

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