Freshwater Summer Peacock Bass Fishing
South Florida is a Florida Fishing destination worth visiting. Whether you love freshwater or saltwater fishing, you can enjoy a wide variety of fishing here in South Florida. Freshwater Summer Peacock Bass Fishing is the most exciting experience you can explore in the outdoors. Take a break from the beach and soak up some sun on the urban canal and lake systems in Florida.
The Florida Peacock Bass are not native to South Florida and were introduced here to help control other exotic populations. It has greatly helped in keeping our exotic ecosystems in check. As a result, you have one of the hardest fighting freshwater species to fish for. Captain Robert Miley is a local expert that knows how to catch peacock bass in the Miami Fall Canal System or the Lake Ida Chain of Lakes.
John and his son Shay were looking to catch some Miami Peacock Bass. They were traveling to South Florida on vacation and heard the entire rave about fishing these exotics. Miami is the best location to do it. John was traveling from Ohio and need a break from construction. Shay is a Nurse in Ohio and was looking also for some time away.
One of their goals was to catch peacock bass on artificial baits. When the water is high, it can get very difficult to get the job done. All the rain from these summer months increases the water levels which allows the peacock bass to go super deep in the water column.
Even though the conditions were not ideal, John and Jay managed to catch over 10 nice peacock bass. They did not land any trophies but will be back for more action in this urban canal system. Jerk bait and topwater are the most effective baits when fishing for peacock bass with artificial.
One of the best parts about fishing in South Florida and more specifically Miami is the abundant wildlife. They were able to experience Egyptian Geese, Blue Macaws, and an Endangered Wild American Crocodile. You don’t get to see these things on a daily basis especially the croc. All these things are added incentives to come fishing here in South Florida.
Captain Robert Miley is looking forward to fishing with these amazing gentlemen again on their next vacation to South Florida.
Another fantastic Florida peacock bass fishing destination is the Lake Ida Chain of Lakes in Delray Beach. Palm Beach County has excellent areas where you can target the peacock bass. Sandy, a long-time customer of Captain Miley’s came out fishing on the chain. They went out for a 6-hour fishing trip looking to catch some quality bass.
Sandy is going through some medical issues as of current and really enjoyed the time spent on the chain. Not only was it a beautiful day but he got to catch two quality trophy peacock bass weighing in the 5-pound class. He also caught about 10 other quality bass to top it off. Water temperatures were hovering right around 84 degrees on this fishing trip.
Rain and storms were rolling in and they got off the water just in time. Peacock bass fishing on Lake Ida is incredible. Sandy is on his way back to Chicago and is looking forward to his next adventure in South Florida.
Captain Miley is looking forward to setting the hook into these South Florida Freight Trains as Sandy calls them.
South Florida Fishing will only get better as the month roll on here. Don’t miss out on your adventure to catch quality peacock bass in our fishing destinations. Our local experts will put you on fish all trip long and will help you with any questions you may have. Come visit and explore what you can get your hook caught in!
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About Capt Robert 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.