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Today I had Luke Smith and his son Harris from Georgia. This father and son landed over 60 peacock bass a doz. largemouth bass and a few Chidlet on shiners and over 30 on jigs What a banner day they had.   Return Clients Marvin Ross and his daughter Melissa from Chicago a great day fishing . Mel bought this trip for her Dad for Christmas/ Birthday. They managed to catch several species after a great morning of fishing With daughter Melissa catrching all the fish as you can see how baffled Mervin was by his expression. Then finally dear old Dad caught a few  We then relaxed and had a fantastic lunch at Sonia’s Cuban Cafe on the water. Also served by their # 1 waitress Yeri This father and daughter team caught well over 20 peacocks plus other species They have such a passion for fishing and life. Then next was Two NASA Rocket Scientist Mark D’Agostino and Bud Smith from Alabama had a killer day catching quality peacock bass all day long and going through 72 shiners.         If you got the time come on down and see what all The excitement is about call 954-325-1115

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  What a month for Peacock Bass several large ones including this 7 LB’er 26.5″ X 18″ caught by Mark Thorton from Australia    Mark thought his luck ended with a 5 LB’er   Then very next Peacock Bass was his Trophy the largest of the year so far. Check out the Girth on This “HAWG” The Families fist up Oran and his Family from Canada Oren has been a long time client for the past 8 years. The day started out with Mom catching the biggest of the day a beautiful 6 LB. Male Butterfly Peacock Bass The Family together caught over 30 fish to end their great day of fishing. Day 2 we went to the Airport Lakes , where the action was excellant as asher landed a nice Jack and broke off a Snook on the last cast of the day Next from Texas was 12 year client Charlie with 5 friends catching peacock bass and other species in Miami Day 2 we were off to Lake Okeechobee for Largemouth Bass. The fishing buddies caught over 30 Bass that day Last was Bob Palmer with his Son and maybe future Son-in – law where they experienced two great days of fishig for Peacock bass. This is what it’s all about spending quality time with the ones that mean the most to you the fish are just the added bonus. If you can make it down we are in Peak Season now for the Florida Peacock Bass. Call Capt. Frank now 954-325-1115

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Another 3 great days of fishing for return client Bob Olivia and Dwane from Chicago.      The fishing buddies fished the famed Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades . They caught well over 100 bass in the 3 days and mostly on artificial baits up to 6 lb. They spent two days fishing the flats in “The Glades and then an “explosive” day on Lake Okeechobee. The baits we were throwing was Gambler Big EZ, EZ swimmers, and Ace color really didn’t matter as long as it swam over the bass’s head they killed it. Then at the end of the day they went through 3 Dz. wild shiners. Ya ! just can’t beat Okeechobee when the bite is on, “It ain’t Just Fishing” When your out with Captian Frank Carbone

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These past two days I had the pleasure of fishing with Joe Mehlmann from Texas and family ,fishing The Famed Lake Okeechobee . Everyone caught big Bass up to 6.6 Lb caught by Joe. Joe’s first fish of the day was this nice 5 Lb’er. Also there was his son Paul, and Son- in- Law Derrick Merchant and  Brother-in- Law Rick Wagner from Davie Florida. The Bass were caught on Gambler Big EZ and The Beast and of course Shiners.  They have all fished with me in the past and have gonewith me to the Amazon and will the group will be joining me in Alaska in this August . Great job Guys, The Bite is on don’t miss out call today 954-325-1115

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For the past 3 Days I had long time return client Chris King and his girlfriend Denise O’Donnell from Tenn.   On Day 1 we did the Everglades the couple caught both Largemouth and Peacock Bass Oscar and a chain pickeral . They caught several Largemouth and some peacock bass on Gambler Ace and shiners.        Now day 2 we headed to a private lake where they caught the same but some bigger peacock bass up to 5 lb. and some largemouth in the 2-3 LB. range   Then the Banner day came when we hit Lake Okeechobee and they hit it hard. Right from the start the bass were coming in to the boat. Denise drew first blood, with a 5 lb. then Chris came back with a 4 lb. Bass. As we moved around trying to find the right head they managed to put another 8 or 9 in the 2-4 LB. range. Then it happened, Denise hooked in to the fight of her life and she battled a true Okeechobee “HAWG”. This beast weighed in at 10 LB. 1 oz. 26.5 ” long and a girth of 18.5 “   The action continues and it became catching not fishing. as they boated 3-5 LB’ ers. Now it was Chris’s time up to bat as he landed a 8 .8 LB Trophy bass.     By the end of the day this Tenn. couple landed over 40 Bass and used 5 Doz. shiners.   Call now while the action is “HOT”  

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This past cold and windy week proved that the bass will still bite. Starting the week off week was Paul Ritchie and his friend from NY. With a 40 degree day with a wind chill of 33 that’s right 33 in Florida. Paul would not take no for an answer as the NY boys slammed 30 Bass up to 5 lb.     Next was Danny Albinder with his brother & Dad. This trio also caught 25 Bass in cold windy conditions. Even the Little ones need love On the same day return client Don Garvina from Pa. where he left behind 21 degrees to catch this nice 5.10 LB .bass on a Gambler Ace. Then finally today Dave Mathis and his daughter Emma caught over 50 Bass to have a great Father /Daughter day on the Water with Capt. Frank Carbone, and staff of Guides are ready 7 Days a week. So come on out of the cold and join in on the action.

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Fishing buddies Allan Sykes and Scott Lomand from Louisiana came down to South Florida to try their luck with Peacock Bass. Due to the cold morning , the day started out catching bass and some cichlids. Scott caught the first peacock , then Allen got the unexpected surprise when he hooked in to this Trophy “Hawg”, a 9.6 LB. 26′ x 16.5′ Largemouth. This is  the great thing about fishing in South Florida it is the only place where you can catch both Largemouth and Peacock Bass on the same trip.  As the sunny day continued the peacock action got better as the friends landed 12 Peacock bass in a 1/2 day trip. Next Day came the Amish Boys Joseph, Joel & Oris from Ohio , these were repeat clients that had a very successful Day on Lake Okeechobee last year.           This time they are doing two Days first the Peacock bass and next week back to the lake.   The Boys ended up with 16 Peacock bass up to 4.12 lb.4 ,LM and 3 Cichlids. What a great bunch of guys.     This could be you on the Next report We are in our peak season now so don’t miss out on the action call now. 954-325-1115   Capt. Frank and staff of guides are ready to take you out 7 Days a week.  

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 Today On Lake Okeechobee I guided Brothers Kevin and Dave Woolum from Idaho they had a great day catching bass. Even with the Strong winds and not the best conditions they managed to boat 18 Bass including this 7 LB. “Hawg” caught by Kevin.   They have nevered fished with wild shiners before and now love it. We first tried the outside until the wind picked up and only catching a few the biggest being 4 lb. So I decided to find and more seculded spot out of the wind. Here is where the boys had their most fun and with Kevin catching his Trophy bass which The Big “O” is known for. Kevin and Dave are already planning for next years trip back to Florida.   Also did a day of Peacock bass  and caught 23 including 3 Doubles in a row. I thnk they loved the catching of Peacock bass the most and compared these Scrappy Fighters to Smallies on Steriods. you can go to my Fishing Videos and see the Action. www.Hawghunterguideservice.com Then on Day 3 with the weather turning bad and strons rolling in we decide to stay closer to the hotel just in case they they opted a 1/2 day trip as you can see the from the picture. With this Heavy rain and strong forced winds the boys managed 8 Peacock bass and 3 Bass and 1 Gar. Once I heard the thunder ans saw signs of Lighting , we were off the water and ended 3 Great Day’s of fishing. We are coming into our peak season for both Largemouthmouth and Peacock bass, so book your dates now while they are still available. “The Hawghunter” and staff of licensed and insured Guides are waiting to take you out 7 Days a week . Call-954-325-1115    

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“The Tank” from Jersey takes on the Peacock Bass. It’s always good to have a fellow Jersey Boy onboard every now and then. Tank up until now only fished salt water  and had never fished for any fresh water  before , let alone Peacock Bass. In 3.5 hrs. her successfully put 16 peacock Bass up to 5LB. and 10 Largemouth in to the boat.   To show you how aggressive these peacock bass are Tank broke off the big peacock and 10 minutes later caught the same fish and retrieved my  Daiichi Bleeding Hook. I find a lo0t of my success is from using these hooks.   Now to add to this successful day Tank had an extra ticket for the Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons concert at the Hard Rock and invited me along. Now here’s the kicked, he invite me backstage to meet one of music’s icon of all time. “Oh! What a Night” Tank had grown up with Frankie , Joe Pesi , Frank Vincent , (Phil form The Saprano’s ) who I also met on the concert, and several other Celeb’s from the neighbor, the stories were great. One of the things that keeps me guiding for the past 23 years is meeting  several great  people from around the States and The World and everyone has a story to tell. This is a client that I will never forget , a great guy had a lot of laughs and made a new friend from Jersey. We are coming into our peak season for The Florida Peacock Bass, so book your date’s now . 954-325-1115  

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If you have never experienced catching Peacock Bass you don’t know what you are all missing. These past clients this past week did just that and had no knowledge what to expect. Well needless to say they all had a ball and were amazed by the strength these scrappy fighters have. They will all return again for sure.   The first group battled over 50 fish in one day catching peacock bass , largemouth, cichlids, Oscars and even a gar. The largest peacock was over 5 LB.   Next was a Father and Son catching 35 with the young angler from Jersey catching the largest and the most to out shine Dad, but of course Dad paid. “ALL the Fish were released you the next angler to catch “YOU”.   We are now going into out Peak season , so book your choice date’s now before they fill up . Capt. Frank Carbone and staff of licensed Guides are ready to share the experience with you 7 days a week. 954-325-1115

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Lady Luck strikes again as Barbie Kippas from South Dakota schools her husband Joe on the skills of catching peacock bass. On day 1 it started out with Barbie catching the first of the day and also turned out to big the biggest ,a beautiful 5.5 LB. Male Butterfly Peacock Bass. After about the 4 th Peacock caught by Barbie , Joe finally scored his first. As the day went on the couple continued to catch several more also including 2 largemouth bass 1 Oscar and a Midas Cichlid. All in all they caught over 30 fish 3 peacock’s over 4 lb. several 3 LB’ers. with only 2 under .   On day 2 it was all Joe as we headed to The Florida Everglades Together we caught over 70 Bass nothing too big but all on artificial bait . The bait of choice was Gambler’s Ace. The color didn’t matter.  The South Dakota has a great time and will remember the day they caught Florida Peacock Bass. Next stop the AMAZON for the Monster 20 Lber’s. We are only just coming into the peak season and the dates are filling up especially FEB and March. Book your dates now April & May are also excellent months for the Florida Peacock Bass. Call now 954-325-1115

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Hawghunter Guide Service ended the year with 3 Families fishing together. First was the Harry Blair family from NY . Harry has been a long time client of 15 years. This time Harry Brought along his Son John and 5 Grandchildren Harry JR., Willie, Ryan, Lily, Brooke. Our first stop wasn’t that successful so I opted to make a moved to a spot that has produced very well in the past, This was the good move. Once there the three boats caught 25 peacock bass, 3 largemouth , 2 Oscars 1 snakehead and 1 Gar. The most fish were caught by Brooke the youngest Girl, and the biggest was John with a 5.1 LB. peacock Bass. Here is a nice double hook up with John and Harry JR.   Next was return client Jeff Zeitz and his son Matt from NJ This father and Son team boated 20 peacock bass plus 4 other tropical species to end there Great day on the water. Matt took the Bragging rights with this Beauty   Finally was Andrew Teo Daughter Aisla from Florida, who took his Dad Alfred . This trip was a combination of both largemouth and peacock bass,  In a 4 hour trip the Family caught well over 30 Fish.   This is what is really all about Families being together and sharing quality time together , the fish is just the reason and the bonus. I wish all my clients and everyone a Healthy and Happy new Year, from CAPT. Frank Carbone and staff of guides.

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Today Lady Luck strikes again as Debbie Vennarini from PA. out fished her husband Joe by catching a Trophy Male Peacock Bass this was the largest one caught in 2014 by a Female Angler. This beauty weigh in at 6.9 LB and was 23″ X 17″. Joe started thing rolling with the first two peacock bass, then Deb caught a mylan. Then I spotted a Big Peacock drop off the ledge she toss it over and 20 second later, it was on. Deb battled her Trophy like a pro angler would have. After a solid 5 mins. of line stripping action, this Big Male Butterlfly Peacock Bass was hers.   The couple caught 21 in all . Also caught by Joe was 2 over 4 lb. There were only 2 Peacock’s under 3 Lb .What a way to end a good year. So let start the new Year off on the right foot , book a trip today , get out of the cold and be the next angler to hold up “YOUR”, Florida Trophy.  CALL – 945-325-1115 I want to wish all my loyal clients and everyone out there a Very Happy & Healthy New Near. Capt Frank Carbone , “The Orginal Hawghunter”

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What a great Michigan Family I had on the water today, The Schwarcz’s Rick and his Daughters Yardena & Ariella and his Son in Law Aaron Lincoff. They say, “A Family that fishes together Stays together”. The family started out with Aaron catching the first Peacock Bass in 7 seconds, WOW! Next was a Peacock &  Largemouth caught by Ariella his wife, then Dad caught a Gar. After that is was mostly peacock bass and largemouth. Dad caught the Most and Biggest Peacock bass, Yardena the biggest Largemouth , Ariella shares the most with Dad so she said’s, and Aaron the first , with the most missed fish, but we won’t talk about that, NOT. We all had a great time and laughed the entire trip and they totaled 13 in all in only 1/2 Day trip. This is what it’s all about Family being together,  the catching of fish is the bonus. Book your date’s now for the upcoming peak season. CALL NOW – 954-325-1115

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Today from the Cold State of MN. was Mike Linder and his son Brian. We started out the day with Artificial baits. The Father and son team was throwing Gambler Big EZ’s and other swim baits. Brian got things started with the first two Bass. After catching 6 Bass we moved into some other areas only to find some dirty water as the wind pick up I decides to find a spot that was protected. Once there we brought out the shiners, and the actions was non stop for the rest of the day.   The boys put another 21 in the boat , with Dad catching the most , but Brian catching the first and Biggest, with a Big Blue Catfish to top off the day. The highlite of the day was the double they caught and were both big bass. Lake Okeechobee is producing some nice Bass and the spawning season is coming up , so book your date , now for the peak season.

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