Miami Blue Lagoon or the Airport Lakes for Peacock Bass
Good afternoon guys, this is Captain Roger calling in another Florida fishing report.
My report is for two days of fishing with Mr. David Thurber and his wife Mrs June. Mr. David and Mrs June are from Massachusetts. They spent a couple of days with me on the water, we went out on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday the 10th and Thursday the 11th of September. We were a little afraid about the weather, because its been raining lately. But the weather was stable, hot but still stable. So it gave them the change and opportunity to fish for peacock bass on top-water in South Florida.
The first day we started off in Blue Lagoon or the Airport lakes its known as one of the best fisheries down here in South Florida for Peacock bass fishing. We started off in the morning with some artificial activity, nothing to brag about, but we caught a few fish on top-water. Then we switch to live-bait and that’s when everything happen, on Wednesday we started catching fish with two hands it was so good. We ended up with (32) thirty-two fish on Wednesday, we probably caught (7) seven fish on artificial and the rest came off of live-bait. Helping us to have a tremendous fishing day!
Talking about Thursday, I moved the trip to a different location called the Falls. Another great area for Peacock bass fishing known for big Peacock bass. Well, the day started pretty good in the morning we throw some top-water lures, the action was not as good as the day before. But definitely had a few fish come up, nothing to fat. We switched to shiners or live-bait and that when everything started. This time of the year we use a lot of shiners because theirs a lot of bait fish in every body of water were fishing right now.
The day started a little bit slow, then picked up little by little and I moved to a couple different areas. We had about (25) twenty-five to (26) twenty-six fish and we were almost done with the trip and I told Mr David that I had one more spot that I wanted to check out. Well, it saw good we stopped in that spot… next three cast we caught (3) three fish and then guess what happen? I told Mr David one more cast and made the cast perfect and boom. It was a good big fish, (6.3) six pounds three ounce Peacock bass with a big old hump on his head! Gave us a fight for about (5) five to (7) seven minutes. He was stripping line so fast, finally we put the fish in the boat. Took a lot of pictures, Mr David was super, super happy and Mrs June says, I want to catch one more fish!
I rigged her rod, she got one more cast and ended up catching the female to the pair!
Tight lines and Good Fishing, Captain Roger Gonzalez