Two-Day Miami Peacock Bass Fishing Adventure- BassOnline
Steve Korby traveled from the state of Colorado to get out of the colder weather. While visiting Florida he took a Two-Day Miami Peacock Bass Fishing Adventure with BassOnline.
Steve started out visiting the Florida Keys and stopped to fish the Aerojet Canal system in South Miami searching for the hard-fighting peacock bass. Not only does he want to catch the elusive Miami peacock bass but he also wants to slam some Florida largemouth bass.
High pressure from passing cold fronts made fishing more difficult than we would have liked. The temperature dropping causes fish to push deeper than normal. It is not until the sun warms up water temps, that the fish will begin to move shallow. The morning air temperatures were 54 to 58 degrees. The afternoons warmed up to right around 80 to 83 degrees. The water temperature for the first day started at 73 degrees and it got even warmer the second day, rising to 75 degrees.
After fishing the Aerojet Canal for a while, we realized it was not going as expected. We caught plenty of fish; between 20 to 30 largemouth bass and 3 to 4 peacock bass. The biggest largemouth was right around 5 pounds, a great fish.
To start the second day, we decided to change locations to the Falls Canal System, located a bit further North just west of South Beach. We were hoping to catch a once-in-a-lifetime trophy Miami peacock bass for Steve.
We finished both days catching around 50 fish total, a really productive and fun couple of days. Throughout both days, we mixed things up. Throwing topwater walking baits is one of the most exciting parts of fishing in Miami. Steve loved walking those top-water baits, over and over for anything that will bite.
Steve said, “What an amazing two days of fishing in Miami it was, and can’t wait to do it again. It’s not every day that you can enjoy the warmer weather, wildlife and catch two very different bass species of fish.”
If you plan on visiting Miami be sure to check out all the great fishing available!
If you enjoyed this post about Miami Peacock Bass Fishing 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.