Today I fished the Lake Ida area with Gene & Neil from Wellington, Fl who seen my new article on Fly Fishing for Florida Peacock bass in the May 2008 Florida Sportsman magazine.
So, after they read the article we had full intentions of fly fishing for the peacock bass with some of the new techniques that were written about. As always, weather (high winds) are never predictable and today it left us with very few options to choose from. Even so, we started with the flies and rapidly realized it wasn’t going to work and pulled out the spinning gear.
We then switch to topwater lures and even live bait in some cases to provoke the bite. All said in done, we caught around 10 peacock bass that ranged from 1-1/2lbs up to 5lbs.
Mother nature didn’t provide the day we were looking for, but Gene & Neil scheduled a new trip next month to fish the Florida Everglades while fly fishing for trophy largemouth bass.
If you are in the South Florida area and would like to get a couple of hours in on a Florida Peacock Bass, give me call!
You can also read my Everglades blog here!