Peacock Bass Report South Florida

2008-05-26 18:31:58
Miami, Florida - Freshwater Fishing Report
Snapper Creek

Today was a lot of fun for me as I was out with a great father and son team from the Ocala, Florida area. The guys are good fishermen themselves and had a great day on the water here in South Florida. We launched at the Miami airport lakes and after a few fish in the lagoons decided on running west into the Miami canal system. The water was like chocolate milk today with the canal cleaners running those big diesels up and down the areas that we were trying to fish. We ended up finding some solace from those machines way back in the neighborhoods and some clean water and when we did we found the fish also. Our best 5 in the morning went about 15 pounds which is not too bad at all for the guys first time down and we ended up with about 2o or 25 fish.

We hit Sonias seafood restaurant on the water for lunch. I had the jumbo shrimp cocktail appetizer and the Alaskan king crab for my main course. WOW! The guys had some calamari for appetizers and the grilled grouper filets. After lunch we drove the boat back to the lakes for a while and landed another half a dozen peacock bass up to about 3 pounds. We were about to head in and Dave has about a 20 pound tarpon smash a shiner right at the boat. This fish was so hot that it almost jumped in the boat. If I had the net in my hands I could have easily netted the thing as it jumped easily 6 feet in air. However just as fast as the sliver king was on he broke that 10 pound test line and he was on he was off again into the deep. What an awesome trip!

Click HERE for the leader frayin’ fish bustin’ video footage of todays peacock bass trip!

SAVE $$**SUMMER SPECIALS** $250 Full Day Trips for 2!! June 1st-August 31st!!

Tight Lines,

We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us if you would like to book a fishing trip to Florida or if you would like some more information on South Florida Bass Fishing in the Florida Everglades. Bassmaster Guide Service Inc. can be reached toll free by calling (888)8-GLADES or simply email us

Fish Species: Butterfly Peacock Bass
Bait Used: live peacock shiners
Tackle Used: All star rods / Pfleuger spinning gear
Method Used: slow trolling / sight fishing
Water Depth: 8'-25'
Water Temperature: 84.5 degrees
Wind Direction: E - SE
Wind Speed: 10- 15 knots

About The Author: Captain Steve McDonald

Company: Bassmaster Guide Service Inc.

Area Reporting: South Florida Bass Freshwater Bass Fishing

Bio: We specialize in professionally guided fishing trips in the South Florida area for largemouth and peacock bass.

Click Here For Past Fishing Reports by Captain Steve McDonald