First Fly Fishing Peacock Bass Trip
Fly Fishing is a unique technique that is a hidden gem in the sport of fishing. Many people know about it but have not mastered it. We were on a First Fly Fishing Peacock Bass Trip of a lifetime.
I had the pleasure of fishing with Dr. Bruce, a fly fishing specialist that loves to catch fish naturally. His hands ties all of his flies and were using a cichlid patterned fly that caught them up.
Dr. Bruce never caught a peacock bass on the fly and we delivered that. He caught two very nice peacocks on his hand-tied flies and was incredibly excited.
The warm summer months are here and the water temperature is at 91 degrees. The air temperature was at 92 degrees making for a hot day on Lake Ida.
A rise in the water levels of two feet, as well as a storm front moving in really, turned the bite off. The high pressure holds the fish deep.
Dr. Bruce will be back for more Fly Fishing action and I am looking forward to another great adventure in Palm Beach County.
If you enjoyed this post with Captain Bob Miley, you might also enjoy this fishing report from the same area.
Capt Bob Miley started bass fishing in the Florida Everglades.
On the very first trip out he caught a 10lb 0/8 o/z largemouth bass and has been fishing for bass ever since. Robert Miley has been fishing professionally on the B.A.S.S. Eastern Division, for the past 7 years. He also is the Bass Pro Shops Pro Staff representative for South Florida. Versatile in that he fishes for Peacock bass as well as trophy largemouth on Lake Okeechobee.