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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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Today I had a nice couple from Ohio Kurt and Ginger Shroyer. On this cold and morning windy day we ended up having a nice time, catching large mouth bass in The Everglades. Most of the larger bass were caught on 13 ” worms by Kurt , then Ginger caught hers on Shiners from BJ’s Bait & Tackle, where the shiners are the freshest .   The other bass were caught on Gambler ace. Another highlight was getting up close to a 11′ Gator as Ginger posed several times with. Once the sun came out the day was fine. So come on down to South Florida and get out of the cold and catch some Florida Largemouth & Peacock Bass with Capt. Frank Carbone and staff of Experianced guides  are ready to share their knowledge on cathcing your trophy.. CALL NOW 954-325-1115

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      Today I had a great day with two fishing Buddies, Nick Mobbs from Wyoming and Stu Baker from Lake Worth. Nick took charge from the start with catching 7 peacock bass and one largemouth. Then Stu answered back with a bonus fiah a nice size Jack Carvella. The boys ended up boating 18 to end a great day on the water. Nice ended up with the biggest Male peacock 4.9 LB. After getting a taste of how these peacock bass fight , Nick is now focusing on join me in “The Amazon ” to catch a 20 LB’er.  

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Today I was out on the Lake with Mark and his 10 year old Grandson Cole from Pittsburgh. What was supposed to be a rotten rainy, windy day turn out to be a good one. We started out on the lake but with wind building up to 15-20 MPH I decide to work the inside, good choice. On the very first cast in 5 second Cole caught his first Bass ever. After 3 Bass in the 2-3 lb. range I move to my other spot out of the wind, which turned out to be my Honey Hole for the rest of the day. Even though the wind was picking up, the bite never stopped, as Pop and Cole continued to get strikes. After several misses and 5 doz. shiners later this duo had a great time putting 23 bass, 1 Gar and 2 Bofin in the boat. Both agreed that this was the best fishing they have ever been on. Pop ended up with the biggest bass a nice 5 lb. and bragging rights. Cole did an excellent job catching 10 bass on his own .   If your coming down for the holiday’s or just want to get out of the cold, book your choice dates now while they are still available. CALL  – 954-325-1115   Capt. Frank Carbone and Guides are ready 7 days a week.

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Today I had guided Greg & Clayton from Missouri the first day was a late 4 hr. trip in The Everglades. We fished from 3-7 PM, and things were tough fishing at that time of the day . Then finally as the sun went down young Clayton scored a nice 6.4 LB. Largemouth on a Gambler Big EZ The Results   On day Two they opt to for a verity of species, as so they did. The Father & Son caught Snakeheads, Bass & Peacock Bass all in one day. Clayton had the braging rights for the Largemouth & Peacock Bass , while Dad held on the the biggest Snakehead 33.5 “ The next day I guided Jersey John an old client and Friend, we hit the glades hard. The day started out real slow It wasn’t until the last two hours that the Big Gals started to bite. We ended up with 30+ Bass. The Bass were caught mostly on the new Gambler O-Beast. John caught these bass first on the drop off Then I hooked into this Big Gals towards the end of the day. I am coming into my season soon , so if you want to Get out of the cold and come on down to south Florida for some warmthe and Great fishing call now to reserve your prime date’s Jan- April are our busiest months. We are already filling up for spring break. Also we offer X-Mas Gift Certificates for your love ones. This makes for a perfect gift when you don’t know what to buy.

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   Today repeat client Ike Wyant from Iowa had a great day in the Florida Everglades. The day started out real slow and not looking to good . After all the rain they were pushing a lot of water through the canals. So after a few hour and only …3 small fish , I decided to put the boat back on the trailer and head to another canal system . Then in the last hour all hell broke loose and we started catching fish in one stretch on Gambler Ace baits. Don’t leave home without them. Here are two more that Ike caught at the end of the day to remember with “The Hawghunter” We won’t talk about the “HAWG” that got off at the boat., I think Ike is still crying about it. When the bite is tough you have to go find them and that’s just we did . We are getting into out spawning season soon so book your prime dates early. Capt. Frank Carbone , The “Hawghunter” is ready with his team of licensed guides.

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Long time client and friend LT. Chessley Atchison from Maryland spent some R&R on the water fishing for Peacock & Largemouth Bass today. On day one he had a fantastic day catching near 30 Peacock Bass and only one Mylan. Now day 2 wasn’t so productive, with the Hot weather sunny blue bird shies, and no wind made fishing kind of tough. Even though we only caught 9 fish we did manage to put these two nice bass in the boat. If you are thinking of coming down this winter plan your choice dates, now why they are still available. Thanks for another great season to all my clients this year that I fished with. Have a Great Lobor Day weekend Capt. Frank Carbone

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In the past week we have been hitting the Glades in search for some big Bass, “well we found some”. Even with this hot weather blue bird skies, sunny and no wind days, we can still catch bass in Florida. First I went out with a friend of mine Steve and in 4 hours caught over 30 bass on Top water and large snakes as you can see. Once the sun came up we had to go deep in the center of the canal to catch them. Next I spent two day with a 14 year old Jersey boy, John Hayes. I’ll tell you he could out fish several adults I’ve been out with through the years. John listened to everything I had to say and was excellent in his casting. The first day was a bit slow , but managed to put a few in the boat including this “HAWG” Now day two same weather conditions , but much better John caught over 20 bass himself including these bigger ones , and we won’t talk about the one that got away. Then I finished the week off with Steven Bromley from Texas, also catching around 20 bass with a couple of nice 4 lb.  Bass. Florida is a year round fishery for both largemouth & Peacock Bass. Our peak season is from Dec- May , especially Jan – March when most everyone wants to get out of the cold. So if your thinking about coming down this winter book your peak date’s now to assure a spot with “The Hawghunter”. Capt. Frank Carbone and Guides 954-325-1115

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Mike Hawkins from Orlando for the longest time want to go Peacock Bass after seeing one of my show on TV. This was on his bucket list, and today he fulfilled it by catching the Largest Male Butterfly Peacock Bass this year. Mike with his fishing buddy Ron started the day out as usual each taking turns catch Peacock Bass Mylan & Midas Cichlids and also a Largemouth. In the morning we had spotted a large male peacock bass but couldn’t get him to bite, after several tries we moved on and would try again on the return towards the end of the day. With 19 fish in the boat and signs of rain we head back to where we last spotted the trophy fish. I had both Anglers make long casts to the areas where we last seen him. The Peacock was in a frenzy and finally hit Mike’s bait and the fight was on. This monster took 60 feet of line and the spool of the reel was singing. We had to run chase this Trophy down the canal until he wore himself out after 10 mins. victory was Mike’s. Mike caught this trophy 7.1 LB. 24.5″ X 17″ Male Peacock Bass on a 7′ MH Denali Rosewood Rod, with a Daiichi # 1 bleeding hook, with 10 lb.. vicious mono line. This is the winning combination that works for catching peacock bass. Also this were other successful client’s I had Robert Sitterson and his two sons Cody and Joel. Cody started the day off with a nice 3.13 Lb. peacock The boys had a great time catching 18 in a 1/2 trip. Then there was repeat clients Kevin and his Dad Larry Batsch as this team boated 37 Fish. So as you can see Peacock Bass fishing is a year round sport in South Florida, give us a call on your next visit , you won’t regret it. Capt. Frank Carbone , The Original “Hawghunter”

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This past week I had the pleasure of taking out Dave Myrick and his Grandson Jon from Florida fishing in the Glades for some great action ans sights. This duo managed to put over 25 Bass in the Boat including these two beauties. Most of the Bass were caught on shiners but the big one came on a large worm. Next was repeat client Hugh and Huey Jr. Stewart from Jersey caught over 40 bass in The Everglades Including theses two “Hawg” Most of the bass were caught on shiners, but The bigger ones were caught on Gambler Large worms and EZ swimmers. The action has been good both there and also the peacock bass in Miami. Call today at 954-325-1115     for your next fishing trip to South Florida. Good fishin’ from “The Hawghunter”  Capt. Frank Carbone,

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This past week has been excellent as far as the Florida Peacock Bass fishing goes. Starting off was Rick Chmar and his 6 year old so Luke from Maryland. Together this Father & Son team managed 35 Peacock Bass mixed with a few Largemouth and Mylan’s. Including a Double   Brian Crow and his Brother  was next as he stroked several nice fish also. Here the Brother’s are hold up the two biggest of the day as they caught thier Double Then all the way from Australia came Tony Crow by himself put 29 in the boat ending a fantastic day on the water. Finishing off the week was return clients Nick Kides from Jersey and his daughter Nicole. If you have never caught a Peacock Bass you don’t know what you are missing out on. If you don’t want to go to The Amazon the next best thing is Florida. Call now for the summer months. Capt. Frank Carbone – 954-325-1115

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After getting back from vacation in Hawaii , I got back into the swing of things and guided cousins, Eric Mcdine and Adam Purdy both from Florida. Well this was a “Banner Day” for the cousins as they caught over 60- 70 fish today . All Peacock bass with the exception of 4 Midas & 3 Largemouth Bass. Adam caught the biggest 21″ X 17″ 6.1 LB. and Eric with one weighing 5.5.LB. Anything better then this you have to join me in The Amazon” 24 LB. caught on Top water by Joe Rossi from PA. Join Capt. Frank Carbone either in Florida or The Amazon for Peacock Bass over 20 years experiance

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