Peacock Bass the Species

In Florida, Peacock Bass species were introduced into the lakes and canals of Miami-Dade County in 1984 after ten years of study by the Game and Fish Commission. Over twenty thousand Butterfly Peacock Bass species were released to help control the growing population of exotic fishes, particularly the Spotted Tilapia and Oscar. The Florida Peacock Bass wasted little time fulfilling its anticipated roles.

Almost immediately, the population of Spotted Tilapia started to drop. Because of their sensitivity to cold, the only place on the United States mainland Peacocks have been successfully stocked has been in South Florida. Peacock Bass cannot, in fact, survive any further north than Broward County, or they experience a natural die-off.  Despite efforts by well-meaning fishermen transporting them to other locations, any further north than that has not worked.

Though called bass to raise its game fish status, Peacocks are actually in the cichlid family and are a very close relative to the Oscar, a popular aquarium fish.

Super Active Fish

They multiply, reaching a pound or more in size in their first year, so you can imagine how much they have to eat to fuel that growth! Therefore Peacock Bass are ready and willing to viciously attack just about any lure or bait, especially if retrieved in a lively manner. They love to attack and destroy streamers and poppers for fly fishermen and many conventional bass lures for you die-hard bass fishermen.

It is not uncommon to catch thirty fish or more per day. Once hooked, the Peacock Bass puts on a spectacular show that is second to none.

Subsequently, they are now located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Naples.

Peacock Bass

Description – The body shape is similar to that of aFlorida Butterfly Peacock Bass largemouth bass. Body color, as you can see by the pictures, they are a beautiful fish marked with iridescent hues of yellow, orange, green, and blue with three black vertical bars and a black spot with a silver halo on the caudal fin but have highly variable color patterns.

Season – Florida Peacock Bass fishing is a year-round fishery, so you can plan a trip for any time of the year. If you asked the best time to come, the answer would be between February and the end of June. During this time of the year, you will have the best chance at a larger butterfly peacock bass between late September and December or until the first cold front approaches. This an excellent time for schooling fish; rest assured, we guarantee you fish no matter when you come down!

Florida Largemouth Bass

Florida largemouth bass, bass species,Description – The largemouth species is the most prominent member of the sunfish family. It generally has light greenish to brownish sides with a dark lateral line which tends to break into blotches towards the tail. Often confused with smallmouth and spotted bass, it is easily distinguishable because the upper jaw extends beyond the rear edge of the eye.

Also, its first and second dorsal fins are almost separated by a noticeable deep dip, and there are no scales on the soft-rayed second dorsal fin or the anal fin.

Season – Largemouth Bass species is also a year-round fishery; your best odds of catching a trophy bass are between November and April during the spawning season. We have caught up to eight-pound bass while fishing for Peacock.

Clown Knife Fish

Clown Knife Fish

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Experience the thrill of catching the elusive Clown Knife fish! Join us for an unforgettable fishing adventure, where you’ll test your skills against this acrobatic and challenging species. The Clown Knife fish, native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity among anglers for its stunning appearance and exhilarating fights. With its vibrant colors and elongated body, it truly stands out as a prized catch.
Our expert guides, with their extensive knowledge and experience, will take you to the best fishing spots, ensuring a memorable and successful outing. They will provide you with valuable insights into the behavior and habits of the Clown Knife fish, helping you increase your chances of landing one. Whether you’re a seasoned angler looking for a new trophy or a beginner seeking an exciting fishing experience, our trips cater to all skill levels.
Be prepared for heart-pounding action as you cast your line into the water. The Clown Knife fish is known for its acrobatic leaps and strong resistance, putting your skills and equipment to the test. Reeling in a Clown Knife fish is a true adrenaline rush, a battle of strength and wits between angler and fish.

Book your Clown Knife fish fishing adventure today and create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you’re seeking a solo expedition or a memorable trip with family and friends, our charters provide the perfect platform for an exceptional fishing experience. Discover the excitement and beauty of Clown Knife fish fishing, and let us guide you toward the catch of a lifetime! Note: Clow Knife Fish are not located in all locations, be sure to look at all the species per location to know what you can catch.

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Clown Knife fish species are also a year-round fishery; your best odds of catching is between April and July during the warmer months. We have caught up to fifteen-pound Clowns while fishing for Peacocks.
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