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As you can see there has been nothing less then satisfied client as Hawghunter Guide Service, continues to put them on fish. Most recent is Drew Pfeiffer and his girlfriend Kelsey from Texas, as they had a fun catching these scrappy fighters. Once again the woman out  fish the men.     Along were a few other that week Will & David also both from Georgia You can expect to catch in a full day of fishing between 20 -40 fish right now. The average size is 2-4 Lb. , but they fight like a 5-6 lb. largemouth. Our biggest so far was 6.12 Lb. caught by Jason Schilling from Louisiana. So come on down and get on in on the action, with Capt. Frank Carbone.

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Here are some of what was caught last month, Remember the peacok’s like it Hot. So if your looking to get away for a couple of days of Peacock Bass fishing now is the time we have been avaraging 2-3 Lb. with a few 4-6 Lb . This past month has been nothing less then great for my clients. as everyday they caught between 20 – 60 fish. Also not only did they catch Peacock bass but Largemouth Mylan and Midas chidlets, snook jackarvella’s oscar’s and even a gar. Give us a call we are ready when you are, Capt. Frank Carbone , “The Orginal Hawghunter”

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Last Week I had a group of repeat clients for Three days on the Big “O”. Instead of giving you a long Fishing Report I’ll just let the pictures tell the story. For Terry and the Gang as they caught several over 5 LB. If your looking to catch your Trophy Bass now is the time to get down to South Florida with “The Hawghunter” Capt. Frank Carbone while the bite is still ON. all the bass were released for the next Angler to catch “YOU”.

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Repeat client Paul Verde from MN. decided to get out of the cold and coming on down to catch some Big Bass on  lake Okeechobee  and so he did. On day one he boated over 20 bass up to 7 lb.         Then ended the day with catching a 4 lb. on a Gambler Ace and the newest addition to the Gambler line up “The Burner” , don’t go fishing without it. The actipon on this worm is great and has a lot of vibration to attract the Bigger Bass.   Then on day two we started out the morning with artificial plastics. The bait of choice this day was Gambler Big EZ ‘s and Fat Ace color didn’t seem to make a difference.   By around noon we decided to drown a few shiners, now here’s where all the big bass came in . Paul had none stop action for 2.5 hrs. catching several Bass up to 7.5 lb.     Then it happened in front of our eyes this Lunker Bass crushed and ate the biggest shiner in the live well . With a massive explosion and a great hook set , Paul landed his dream Bass ,as the scale was bouncing from 9.14 Lb. to 10.1 lb. so we can call it a 10 lber.  27.5 ” X 17″   10 LB. “HAWG” What away to spend two great days of fishing. , Then he headed back to 10 degree weather.   The next Day I had of couple of Jersey Boy’s Todd Sagas and his Uncle John. We started the day out in the fog throwing Gambler produce again catching bass between 2-5 lb. and breaking off a “HAWG” in the buggy whips.   Following the same pattern as the day before we headed to one of my honey hole’s and started slamming bass after bass on Wild shiners again. Todd within 2 mins. landed this 5 lb. Then john answered back with his nice bass.   The boys put 40 + bass in the boat up to 6-7 lb. several over 4 lb. and...

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Today I had a Great Amish family the Yoders from Ohio on Lake Okeechobee . The day started out with Joe catching a nice 7 lb. Then Melvin came back with a 5.5 lb. next up was Alvin with his big bass., “What a way to start the Day” The Family that fishes together stays together. They caught more bass today then they ever had before. The brothers  Melvin and Alvin had a double a pair if 5’s Also caught was a 6 and two 7’s with Joseph holding up the lunker of the day, a 7.5 lb Okeechobee “HAWG”.   This is why anglers all over the world come to Lake Okeechobee to catch bass like these. If you can make it down, now this is the time These Big Bass are spawning. Capt. Frank Carbone the Orginal Hawghunter and staff of licensed and Insured guide are ready to take you out 7 days a week. Call 954-325-1115

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The Last two days I had Louisiana Guide Jason schilling from New Orleans Style Fishing Charters and his lovely wife Jessica. This was a Xmas gift from his wife a two day fishing trip with “The Hawghunter “.   On Day one the action started out on the first cast, as Jason score the first of many that day. As we worked our way through the  canals of South Florida .   Then Jason caught his Trophy , a monster 6.12 LB. Butterfly Peacock Bass. By the end of the day the couple caught over 25 fish total and some nice ones at that.     Now on day two they had a fantastic Banner Day catching 54 Peacock bass up to 5.1 lb. and two Doubles .   They had a blast catching a combined total of over 75 Peacock Bass Largemouth  bass , mylans, and some other species.   The fishing is red hot so come on down and get out of the cold , “NOW”.        

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Today I had Bob Olivio From IL. and his fishing buddy Dwayne. The day started catching some smaller Bass up to 3 lb. on Gambler Ace and EZ swimmers, the color didn’t matter. The boys have never fished in such heavy cover before. Dwayne  landed the first few then Bob struck back. His bigger one came on the Big EZ.     After lunch we decided to use the shiners , in hopes of catching the Bigger Bass, and that they did. After a couple of misses Dwayne hooked this 8 LB. and landed his trophy. He battled this “HAWG” as it was stripping line and almost pulled him in the water as she went under the boat.       After a few more 3-4 Lb. Bass,  Bob landed his Lunker a 6 lb. this was the biggest bass either one has ever caught and the reason they came to Okeechobee and fish with “The Hawghunter”, Capt. Frank Carbone.    

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The 2014 Season started out where 2013 left off. The peacock bass action is as good as it’s been.   From WI. I had Outdoor agent Conway Marvin and his wife Mary. Conway start of with his biggest Peacock of the day a nearly 5 lb. Male. By 1 PM the couple had boated 20 peacock bass and a few largemouth.         Next there was Karen Grayson from Naples, FL. and her friend . They had a great time catching Peacock & Largemouth Bass , Mylan   and Jaguars cichlids totaling 29 up to 4.7 lb. The great thing about fishing South Florida is , it’s the only place in the States you can catch both Largemouth & Peacock bass on the same trip.    Ending the week was Father & Son Ken and Joe Miller from PA. This duo top off the day with 32 fish into the boat. They also had two doubles with Joe catching the most but dear old Dad capturing the bragging rights with this biggest a nice 4 lb.   As the weather gets warm , the action will even get better and so will the size as we enter the spawning season. So book your dates now . Hawghunter Guide Service Capt. Frank Carbone and staff of guides work 7 days a week and waiting show you a fishing experience to remember.

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Well Hawghunter Guide Service ended 2013 with a Bang on Lake Okeechobee.   First I had a Female, avid angler Lisa Gordon from Virginia, that single handed caught near 30 Bass up to 6 lb. Lisa stated , ” this was the best fishing Trip she has ever been on in a long time”.          Then I had a great group of Guys from MN. Brad Arntson and Mike and his Son Bobby. While fishing in 70 degree weather back home was a chilling -7 Below, berrrr!   The day started out with Bobby landing the First bass within 15 seconds and never stopped from there.   Even though the weatherman was wrong as usual they handled winds blowing out of the North at 15 mph +.   The boys took turns catching one after the other. At the days end they had caught nearly 50 bass including 2 – 6 lb.  2 – 5 lb.  8 – over 4 lb. and several 3 lb. with a few over 2 lb. all on Wild Shiners.   The boys had a great time, stating never in their lives did they catch so many bass and as big. They just don’t have them that size in MN. They are looking toward a return visit.   ALL the Bass today were released today for the next angler to catch, “YOU”. Brad is planning on join me hopefully this Oct , in The Amazon for the Monster Peacock Bass, if anyone is interested in joining me on Oct 11- 18, 2014 I will be hosting this trip.   From “The Original, “Hawghunter Guide Service Capt. Frank Carbone and staff of licensed and insured guides, Wish you a Healthy and Safe Happy New Years. Good Fishin’      

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Over the Christmas Holiday I had a few days with some Great Father & Son’s . First was long time client of 16 Years. Bill & Chris Dean from GA. Two years ago Bill caught two Okeechobee”HAWGs”  over 10 lb. in the same day. Some anglers go all their lives and never catch one.     Not so lucky this year as his Son Chris schooled him with a couple of 6 LB.          Bill’s biggest was 4 lb.     The guys had a great time the weather was in out favor , by the end of the day they estimated over 25 bass up to 6.5 lb. to make a great way to end the year.     Next was repeat client Jeff Zeitz and his son Matt from PA. last year they went to the everglades , this year they thought they would try for some bigger bass on the Big “O”. Well Matt did just that as he caught a couple of nice 5 LB. Bass . These were his biggest ever because they just don’t grow that many big ones up there in PA.   Next year they are already planning the take on the Florida Peacock Bass. It’ Just Aien’t Just fishing” What it really about a Father and Son or Daughter spending quality together, the fish is just the bonus. Capt. Frank and staff of Licensed and Insured Guides are ready to show you what South Florida has to offer , so come on down and get out of the cold this winter, you won’t regret it. Happy New Year from Hawghunter Guide Service

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The Peacock Bass fishing has been very good the entire year, with no exception in December also. First there was Paul & Diana Manthei from MN. as they had a great day catch 18 peacock bass plus 4 largemouth , Mylans, up to 4lb. 19 ” .     Next there was a great couple from Wisconsin Patrick & Kristen Burke. in a 1/2 day caught peacock bass also up to 4 lb. and several Largemouth.   The Florida Peacock Bass can be caught all year round and are a lot of fun to catch. They are a much stronger fight then the largemouth bass. If get a chance to get to Florida don’t pass up the opportunity to fish for them. So come out of the cold and join in on the fun and see what all the fuss is about with these scrappy fighters. Call now  Capt. Frank Now at  954-325-1115

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Today I guided long time client Tommy Stewart from New Jersey and his brother- in -law George.   We had a late start with threatening weather and a front coming in . Well, in the first 2 hours the boys only managed 2 Bass a Giant Bofin and a Gar.   “BUT”, when the front passed the skies clear and the bite was on. The duo starting catching bass one after the other. Most of the bass were in the 3-4 lb range with one over 6 Lb. caught by Tommy a few 5 lb.   The boys ended up boating over 45 Bass , and had a ball. All the bass today were released for the next angler to catch , “YOU”   Part of the success of this trip was the healthy shiner purchased at Slim’s Fish Camp in belle Glade.   These bass are starting to come in from the lake to spawn and they are as strong as ever.   This is time to come on down and take a shot at your “HAWG” with Capt. Frank Carbone , “The Orginal Hawghunter” and his staff of Licenses and insured guides. Book your dates now for the up coming peak Season and get out of the cold. Would you rather be casting a Rod or Shoveling snow, LOL?

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Today I had the pleasure of guiding Quebec’s Officer Sebastian and his modal girlfriend Christina for a day of fishing. The day started out with a Peacock double.   The couple was visiting for the holiday and took a afternoon off to go fishing with The Hawghunter. They had a great time and fun catching Not only Peacock Bass but also Largemouth , Snakeheads , Gar , and even a Chain Pickerel.   The thing that’s great about fishing South Florida is that you can catch both Largemouth and Peacock Bass in the same spot and as you see other species also. Reserve your dates now for the Holiday Season coming up, also we are getting into the spawning season for our giant Largemouth Bass. January through May is out busiest months.  Call 954-325-1115          

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This past week has been excellent for a few clients I had out, even with the wind. First I had George Whitman and his Nephew Mike from IN. These guys managed to catch over 30 Bass up to 6 lb. all on wild Shiners. What a Day     Then there was a great couple from Naples FL. Guy & Michelle Dupuy. This husband and wife team boated 40+ bass and had their of misses.     They caught three really nice Bass up to 7 lb. With Michelle ending the day on her biggest. This was a great day and the best bass fishing they had ever done.   Right now Okeechobee is hot and only going to get better, as we are now in our pre-spawn season. So if you want to join in on the Action I suggest you book your dates from now in time for the peak season from Dec- March. OH! and bring a camera.   Capt Frank Carbone and Guides are ready 7 days a week. call 954-325-1115    I will be in the Amazon until Nov. 24th , so don’t TEXT Capt. Joe will be taking all call until I get back  

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For this Father & Son team, Ed & Josh Jacobson from CT. this was 2 days to remember. The first day started out slow due to the fact we had no wind and blue bird skies. Once the wind picked up, as I predicted , the action was non stop. Ed was having a great day with catching a nice 6 lb. largemouth. Most of the bass were caught on wild shiners, the others on gambler ace.   With such a successful day the boys opted to go back again. The big difference on this day was the action was from the first cast,and the size of the bass that was caught. They had landed 8 bass over 5 lb. With Josh taken  most glory with a “Okee Hawg”over 8 lb. also catching a 7 a pair of 6’s & 5’s. Ed landed the 7 lb.   Josh stated”I had one of the best fishing trips of my life with you, can’t thank you enough”.        Ed was quoted by saying”You made this an extraordinary vacation”.   This is what’s it all about a Father & Son sharing quality time on the water, the bass just add to the memories. “The Hawghunter and his staff of licensed Guides are ready to show you the best of what Florida has to offer.

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