Repeat Client Keisuke Ota from Japan had such a Great time last year that he decided to bring his Father Hidefumi to join in on the fun this year. They fished for 4 Days, catching both Peacock & Largemouth Bass using ONLY artificial lures.Hidefumi’s goal was to catch a Big Bass, this was his wish, to take back to Japan.Day 1 – We headed out to the Park in the Everglade’s, with all the rain and high water conditions it made fishing a bit tough. The boys managed to catch 12 Bass and Keisuke at the end of the day caught a nice 4 lb. on a Cane Toad by Gambler.Day 2- It was south to Miami for Peacock Bass our first spot didn’t work out to well they only caught largemouth 6 total. So we headed to another location, once there K caught a peacock to break the ice. The remainder of the day produced 5 more Peacock Bass before the storm ran us off the water. Day- 3 Again we had problems, with all the rain the gates were open causing muddy water conditions and fast currant . Then finally way back in the canal system the boys found some action and Hidefumi caught his First Peacock Bass. They bass were hitting mostly top water baits, chug bugs & torpedo’s. On this day the Father & Son team caught 7 Peacock Bass.Final Day – K wanted to go where he had caught his 5 lb. Largemouth last year which measured 50 cm. his new record. Also on Lake Ida you can catch Peacock Bass also. Once again things were tough , until you find the right spot. Towards mid-day we were in the spot K caught his record and with remembering the same stick he threw in his jerk bait, and would you believe it he catches the same size Bass 50 cm, could it be the same fish? Now I was determined to fulfill Hidefumi dream and get him his Big Bass, we headed back to Lake Edna we were that morning. I had found that they were going after crankbaits. We no sooner get there Hidefumi’s rod goes down and K yells “Fish ON”. I turn and saw this HAWG comes flying out of the water about 50 ft. behind the boat. Dad handled this Bass like a Champion Angler and landed his Dream I got him his 60 cm Big Bass. Hidefumi caught his trophy on a fire tiger bomber. I believe He still has that smile on his face today, nice job. My Japanese friends returned back to their homeland with some great photo’s and memories of their time they spent together on the Water with “The Hawghunter”.Report by Florida’s Top Fishing Guide –