Peacock Bass Fishing in Florida: Local Travel Guide

Peacock Bass Fishing in Florida: Local Travel Guide

Every location has that one fish that brings tons of people to the area and for South Florida, it’s peacock bass. Peacock bass fishing is attractive because of the eye-catching color of the fish and the brash and aggressive nature of the fish. 

If you’re traveling to Miami, Naples, or anywhere in South Florida, you’ll want to continue reading to learn more about peacock bass and why they should be on your list of “fish to catch in my lifetime.” 

Understanding Peacock Bass 

The first thing you should understand is that peacock bass aren’t actually bass, they’re Cichlids. In fact, there are a ton of huge differences between these guys and bass. This is the reason why a lot of anglers come to Florida confused by the fact that they don’t behave the same way as largemouth bass

First of all, there are actually 16 different species of peacock bass. The problem is you can’t catch most of them off the coast of the United States. The fish originated in the Amazon and that’s where most of the species still live. 

So, that begs the question; how did they get here? According to the FWC, they were brought into Florida by the WC in 1984 and it’s also believed that they were imported from Guyana, Peru, and Brazil as well. 

Why Target Peacock Bass

Another question is why would we come to Florida to fish canals and waterways when there are so many brilliant opportunities in offshore fishing? You can catch things like sailfish, snapper, group, and tarpon; why would we go after these? 

While there’s no right or wrong answer to this, we think it has a lot to do with their appearance and the fight they give for a smaller canal fish. They’re finicky about what they eat but once they decide on something, they’re highly aggressive and will not give in easily. You better be prepared for a fight if getting a picture with a peacock bass is on your bucket list. 

When you’re traveling and fishing the urban canals, portability is key so you’ll want to make sure you’re only traveling with the amount of gear necessary to get the job done. Telescopic rods are nice but I don’t recommend them due to the lack of durability and strength. 

Where you can save a little space and weight is through using an inflatable kayak. These are highly portable and you’d be surprised by how much abuse they can take. 

Best Lures for Peacock Bass Fishing

Stick bait for peacock bass fishing

Peacock bass are a bit finicky so you want to choose the right lures and stick to them. Once you understand what lures to use you’ll have no problem bringing in a lot of peacock bass and when they bite, get ready because it’s like someone dropped a 20 lb rock on top of your hook. 

Here are some of my top choices for peacock bass lures: 

Rip Roller Stick Baits 

Rip Rollers are some of the most popular lures for peacock bass because of their noisy presentation and larger size. You don’t have to get this specific type but you want something with a few treble hooks and the propellor on the back. 5.5-inches is around the size you’ll find most of these and they’re usually made of solid wood to create topwater buoyancy. 

When it comes to color, you want to mimic something that the peacock bass are used to eating so I’d go with a perch color or something else that’s orange and bright. These are deadly in the warm water months. 

Yo-Zuri Crankbaits 

Next, we have a 5-inch crankbait that creates a little less noise for the days when the fish aren’t biting. Keep in mind that if you’re fishing in South Florida, you’re fishing highly trekked waters. Peacock bass are used to people fishing this area to death so sometimes a bit loud presentation doesn’t work. 

This is a spook type crankbait, it’s big, durable, and comes with heavy treble hooks that can handle this type of power. It also has an internal rattle so it’s not completely silent. Go with the redhead on overcast days and a brighter bronze color on sunny days. 

Yo-Zuri Minnows 

Bear in mind that a lot of peacock bass feed below the surface so topwaters won’t always work. Yo-Zuri is a great saltwater lure brand and their minnows allow you to walk the dog, jerk erratically, and create the presentation of a wounded baitfish. 

This is especially helpful if you’re not having any luck. The area you’re fishing may simply be overdone and the bass are very timid. This method is a great way to get them biting again. 

Bucktail Extended Jigs 

The last piece of peacock bass fishing tackle I’ll give you are extended tail jigs. These are growing in popularity amongst peacock bass anglers for a few reasons. 

One, you can work them in heavily vegetated areas because the tail helps you cruise over stumps and dense brush. 

Second, you can troll with them if you’re trying to cover a lot of water. You can fish them by working through the vegetation with erratic short jerks followed by lull periods of trolling but make sure to keep it moving quickly. If you slow down the presentation too much you’ll attract black bass. 

Third, they’re a dime a dozen and you’ll lose a lot in the water because most fish take a liking to these. You don’t have to spend $25 on one lure and you can pair up a variety of color combinations. 

Lures To Stay Away From 

It’s not often that we tell you lures to avoid but as mentioned, peacock bass are finicky so you want to stick to what works and avoid what doesn’t like the plague. Soft plastics are generally the worst-performing lures for peacock bass fish. They just don’t like them. 

Another reason we don’t recommend soft plastics are because every other fish in the water will chew up all your time. You’re not out here targeting black bass and panfish right now, we’re looking for the bright and beautiful peacock so let’s not waste any time. It’s like they say in business, “if you try to win every one, you win no one.” Focus on the species you’re targeting and leave the rest for another day. 

We also highly suggest against using live bait. A lot of people will tell you that live bait is the best way to go for peacock bass but as local guides and experts, we recommend you don’t use lie bait, and here’s why. 

Peacock bass like to swallow live bait which will result in a deep hook down in the throat or gills. These are a pain to remove and almost always ends with a dead fish. We practice catch and release with peacock bass and we suggest you do the same. Fishing live bait is frowned upon for this reason.

Top Peacock Bass Fishing Locations

Peacock bass fishing outside Miami

We’re separating this part of the guide into three sections. These are the “big 3” when it comes to peacock bass fishing in Florida. If you’re tracking peacock, you want to catch some, and you’re on your own without a guide. These are the three places you’ll want to go. 

Best Peacock Bass Fishing in West Palm Beach 

Urban canal fishing in Palm Beach county is incredibly popular and it brings a lot of people to the area. If you’re looking in this area, expect to fish around Delray Beach and Boynton Beach. Lake Osborne and Lake Ida Park are part of the Lake Ida chain of lakes and they house some of the best peacock bass fishing in the world. 

Best Peacock Bass Fishing in Miami 

There are many different locations in Miami and Dade county but there’s one that always seems to exceed expectations. Miami Airport Lakes is the number one destination for peacock bass so you’ll want to check it out especially around Anthony Marcelo Park. Falls Mall Canal is another big one and it’s located near 13145 SW 89 PL. It’s a canal that runs behind the “Falls Mall” in Miami but this is a convenient access point with plenty of parking. 

Best Peacock Bass Fishing in Naples

They don’t call Naples, “Paradise Coast” for nothing. There are a ton of things to do here for the whole family and some of the greatest peacock bass fishing you could imagine. The urban canal systems bring about a great population of peacocks and the fight that they put up is next to nothing. 

The Golden Gate canal system is where you’ll find the most peacock bass as well as plenty of other saltwater species. Warm water fishing is the best way to go here and as mentioned, the fun doesn’t have to stop once you get off the boat.

Peacock Bass Fishing Charters in Florida

Fishing charter in South Florida

There are great fishing charters all over South Florida and each of them specializes in a specific area and species so be sure to choose wisely. 

For example, Captain Mark Rogers has the biggest boat in the fleet that they call the “Big O” on Lake Okeechobee. He does most of his fishing near his home in Naples, Florida so if you have a larger party and want to fish Naples for peacock bass, you might want to talk to Captain Mark

Either way, we highly recommend fishing with a charter if you come to Florida. Of course, fishing inshore canals and waterways is easy to do on your own compared to braving the offshore waters but to get the full experience, a charter is the way to go.

 

March Trophy Peacock Bass Fishing Trip in South Florida

March Trophy Peacock Bass Fishing Trip in South Florida

March Trophy Peacock Bass Fishing

Simply put, if you are looking to catch a trophy Florida peacock bass, Miami is the destination to visit. Almost all year long, you can land some big beautiful exotic fish here in South Florida! The endless beauty of not only the fishing experience but also the destination creates a magical combination of the perfect outdoor adventure. March Trophy Peacock Fishing is one fantastic way to get outdoors and enjoy the South Florida sunshine!

March-Trophy-Peacock-Bass-Fishing-TripMiami, Florida is one of the most unique places to travel to. Whether it is the culture, beaches, nightlife, or outdoor experiences, this destination has it all. Freshwater fishing is a hidden gem most travelers overlook. We are here to be your guide to showing you why we love freshwater fishing here in Miami.

You can’t go wrong with hopping on board with a local expert and allowing him to show you around. When it comes to fishing, especially peacock bass, a local expert is essential. Years of experience and knowledge has allowed them to dial in on the action every day. You are in good hands when going out on a bass fishing trip here in Miami when picking our local experts.

Check out this March Peacock Bass Fishing Update from our local experts:

Fishing with Captain Robert Miley

“I had the pleasure of fishing with Don and his wife Julie, who was a Florida native looking to cash in on some peacock bass. They are repeat clients of mine hoping to explore what Miami had to offer one more time. We adventured out onto Miami’s Airport Lakes and had a blast catching bass all trip long.

It was a quick 4-hour fishing trip in the morning. Cool temperatures had the bite light until the sun came out. After moving around and finding some deeper warm water, Don and Julie started landing some quality peacock bass.

Altogether, they caught 10 peacock bass on live domestic shiners. When it comes to catching peacock bass, live bait is the way to go. We can catch them on artificial baits, but it becomes increasingly more difficult especially when the water cools. The biggest bass weighed about 3 pounds and everyone on board had a great time!

I am looking forward to catching more peacock bass with them in the near future!”

Second trip of this Report:

March-Trophy-Peacock-Bass“What a day on the water for Greg. I had the great opportunity to fish with Greg, who was traveling from Kentucky looking to try his hand at some peacock bass fishing. He owns a Dairy Queen back home and was enjoying the Florida sunshine and vacation here in South Florida.

While doing so, he adventures out on Miami’s Airport Lakes for an awesome peacock bass fishing adventure he will never forget. It was a quick 4-hour bass fishing trip that highlighted the true magnitude of this destination.

Greg was in search of some trophy Florida peacock bass and he got them. He caught 4 peacock bass over 5 pounds, making it an incredible day on the water. It is always nice to come to a destination and get what you are looking for. Greg also landed 10 other fish that were quality and healthy in size.

It was an awesome day of fishing for Greg and one we will both not forget! I am looking forward to fishing with Greg again soon!” – Captain Robert Miley

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One of the great things about all our peacock bass fisheries here in South Florida is that they have deeper water. During the month of March, the weather conditions will vary. Cooler temperatures will push the peacock bass into deeper water and our local experts will know where to find them. Enjoy the warm sunshine though and a day on the water landing these hard-fighting peacock bass.

We hope we get the chance to show you around this amazing fishery here in Miami. March Trophy peacock bass fishing is just getting started. See you on the water next time!

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February Everglades Bass Fishing Charters in South Florida

February Everglades Bass Fishing Charters in South Florida

February Everglades Bass Fishing

February has been a strong month for Everglades bass fishing here in South Florida. The remoteness and constant action from a wide range of species make this destination one of the most attractive for travelers. Get outdoors, soak up the Florida sunshine, and enjoy catching big numbers of bass all trip long. A February Everglades bass fishing charter can really transform your vacation experience and make you want to come back for more.

The Florida Everglades is a long stretch of canal systems that help water flow throughout Florida as it heads south. Throughout time, it has become a sanctuary for wildlife, nature, plants, and most importantly fish. As a result, you can go out and explore these waters catching largemouth bass, peacock bass, cichlids, oscars, bowfin, and so much more. Fishing is endless here which makes it a top fishery to experience when visiting South Florida.

Our local experts are essential when it comes to fishing in Florida. Years of knowledge and experience will allow you to enjoy the great outdoors and catch more fish than your arms can handle. Whether you want to throw artificial baits or live bait, you can have a blast when it comes to fishing here in the Florida Everglades. Let our local experts show you the way and put you on a trip to experience again.

Check out this Everglades Bass Fishing Report with our Local Experts:

Fishing with Captain Mark Rogers

February Everglades Bass Fishing 1“Water levels continue to fluctuate as Florida experiences rain throughout the state. When this happens, the fish have either the ability to either stack up in the canal when the water is low or get back in the flats when it is high. During these conditions, the bite can be slower but we or I will always find some nice quality fish for you.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Ryan, who was traveling from Missouri looking to explore some Florida Bass Fishing. The Everglades along Alligator Alley at MM41 was the perfect place to get it done. It was a quick 4-hour fishing charter with some heavy fog in the morning.

As we cruised slowly out to our spot, we started to pick away at the bass slowly. Ryan caught both peacock bass and largemouth bass with live bait. Domestic shiners are a sure way to put numbers of fish in the boat.

He did not catch any giant fish but some solid fish in the 2-3 pound range. Peacock bass and largemouth bass will begin to spawn through these next couple of months with some stable weather and water conditions.

Ryan had a great time on the water. I am looking forward to getting him back out soon!” – Captain Mark Rogers

Fishing with Captain Nick Pasquarello

First Trip out in the Florida Everglades

“I had the great joy of fishing with Mike. He was traveling from Ohio looking to catch a Florida peacock bass. While visiting friends and family on the west coast of Florida, the Everglades was a great choice for him. This fishery at Mile Marker 41 is the best place to catch both peacock bass and largemouth bass in one trip, especially when staying near Naples, FLFebruary Everglades Bass Fishing 4

Sunny and Breezy weather made for a great day on the water. Mike caught over 35 fish on this trip with a mix from both peacock and largemouth bass. Both live bait and artificial baits from soft plastic worms to hard baits were used to catch fish on this trip.

It was a productive day for Mike and I am glad that I got to put him on some quality fish. Some days you can find some bigger fish but on this trip, Mike caught just numbers of bass with no giants in the boat. It was a fun day for him and he will be back for more action here in the Everglades.

I am looking forward to our next adventure!”

Second Trip along Alligator Alley

“I had the ultimate pleasure of fishing with Ron on a quick bass fishing adventure out in the Florida Everglades. Alligator Alley fishing is starting to heat up as the days roll on. Ron was traveling from Texas to enjoy some Florida weather along with some Everglades fishing in the mix.

Ron had a great day enjoying sunny and breezy weather catching bass all trip long. The numbers were not as high as the last trip but Ron caught some quality bass. The biggest peacock bass weighed 3 pounds along with largemouth bass in the same weight range.

Both live bait and artificial baits were used to land the fish on this trip. Ron will definitely be back for more action here in South Florida. I am looking forward to our next trip in the glades!” – Captain Nick Pasquarello

Fishing with Captain Mark Rose

February Everglades Bass Fishing 2“I had the pleasure of getting the chance to fish with John and his brother Tom. They were Florida locals looking to get out on the water. While doing so, they picked a bass fishing trip in the Florida Everglades. One of their main goals was to catch peacock bass and the Everglades showed them a great time.

Live bait is the most productive method to catch peacock bass in South Florida. We went out and searched hard to get them on some quality fish. John and Tom ended up landing 6 nice peacock bass on their fishing trip. They also caught 70 largemouth bass on their fishing trip in addition to the peacock bass.

The action is red hot here in the Everglades and you just can’t be the action. John and Tom were ecstatic with the results of their fishing trip. I am glad to have had the opportunity to spend the day on the water with them.

I am looking forward to fishing with them again soon!” – Captain Mark Rose

Fishing with Rick Mitchell

“The Florida Everglades strikes again with some amazing and active fishing. I had the honor of fishing with CT who was traveling from Michigan looking to explore the great outdoors. There is no better place to do it then in the Everglades.

We went out on Alligator Alley near Naples, FL on a quick bass fishing trip. It was an absolute blast for CT with constant action all trip long. He caught over 30 fish on his bass fishing trip which was mostly largemouth bass and peacock bass. In the mix as well were Mayan cichlids and Oscars.

Live bait was a great way to keep his line bent on this fishing trip. Breezy conditions kept us moving down the canal system in search of more fish. Nothing beats this time of year and the action you can get in the glades.  February Everglades Bass Fishing 3

CT had a great time and I am looking forward to our next adventure!” – Captain Rick Mitchell

Come Explore the Florida Everglades and Catch Yours TODAY!

The Florida Everglades happens to be one of the BEST places to just explore. Running down the canal systems with birds flying over your head is something that you just don’t forget. The fishing is just the additional cherry on top. From largemouth bass to peacock bass, you can catch a wide variety of species here.

Bring along the whole family for a fishing adventure of a lifetime with our local experts. We hope to see you on the water next time! February Everglades Bass Fishing is only getting better

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February Lake Ida Fishing Charters for Florida Peacock Bass

February Lake Ida Fishing Charters for Florida Peacock Bass

February Lake Ida Fishing

Peacock bass are one of the most exciting species to catch in South Florida. A short drive to the Lake Ida Chain of Lakes can provide an urban experience like no other. Every adventure you embark on is unique and tailored to your experience. A February Lake Ida Fishing Charter is all you need for a great day on the water.

Warm sunny weather with light winds has created the perfect match for urban peacock bass fishing. Our local experts will take you on a tour through the endless canals of this beautiful fishery. When embarking on a Lake Ida fishing trip, you will get the chance at catching peacock bass, largemouth bass, and even clown knife fish.

The Lake Ida Chain of Lakes is alive and well with some big beautiful fish being caught. Stable South Florida weather has fired the fish up putting them in a feeding frenzy. Enjoy sitting back and enjoying this urban canal system while reeling in hard-fighting exotics.

Check out this February Lake Ida Fishing Report with our Local Experts:

Lake Ida Fishing with Captain Robert Miley

February Lake Ida Fishing 1“I had the pleasure of fishing with Sandy and Jay. They are long-time repeats of mine but also great golfing buddies. Being South Florida natives, getting out fishing on the Lake Ida Chain is one of their past times. The peacock bass fishing has been fantastic this time of year.

After several cooler days here in Delray Beach, the water temperature on the chain dropped to 81 degrees. Fortunately enough that did not stop the bass from biting. Once the sun peeked through the clouds, it was game on.

Sandy and Jay had a blast catching peacock bass all trip long. They caught over 20 bass on this trip with a mix of both peacock and largemouth bass. Most of the bass caught were in the weight range of 4-5 pounds.

Truly can’t beat it when the action is red hot like that. Sandy and Jay had a great time on the water and I am looking forward to seeing them out soon!” – Captain Robert Miley

Fishing with Captain John Larsen on the Lake Ida Chain of Lakes

“I had an afternoon fishing trip with some awesome clients, John and Decker. They were traveling from California looking to cash in on some peacock bass here in South Florida. The Lake Ida Chain of Lakes was a great match for them and it was on fire.

When fishing Lake Ida, the target species is always going to be peacock bass. One of the blessings about this fishery is that you can also catch largemouth bass, clown knife fish, cichlids, and tilapia to name a few.  February Lake Ida Fishing 2

John and Decker started out the day catching largemouth bass in the early afternoon hours. As the sun lowered in the sky, the peacock bass started to aggressively bite. They caught about 7-10 largemouth bass, 6 peacock bass, and a handful of cichlids, and a tilapia.

Most of the fish were caught free-lining live baits along with the canal systems. The best tackle to get this job done was using a 10-pound braided line with a 12-pound fluorocarbon leader with a 1/0 owner mosquito hook.

John and Decker had a great time landing fish after fish. I am surely looking forward to our next adventure soon!” – Capt John Larsen

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Now is the time to explore what South Florida is all about. Warm weather has made for truly perfect conditions to get out on the water. Late February has been a productive time to not only go fishing but also enjoy the sunshine here in Florida. Lake Ida is a fantastic fishery for all those looking to explore something magical.

Bring your whole family along for a fishing adventure of a lifetime along with this urban canal system. Our local experts will get you on some quality fish and show you an amazing time. We hope to share an experience with you on your next visit to South Florida!

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February Miami Bass Fishing for Florida Peacock Bass

February Miami Bass Fishing for Florida Peacock Bass

February Miami Bass Fishing

Miami, Florida is home to some of the best outdoor adventures you can experience. Whether you want to go out freshwater fishing or saltwater fishing, Miami is the destination to visit. When it comes to the most affordable adventure for the whole family, freshwater fishing stands out the most. Miami is filled with endless canals and lake systems that hold some exceptional fishing for peacock bass. Enjoy this February Miami Bass Fishing update to show you more what Miami has to offer.

Peacock bass are temperature sensitive. During these cooler months of the year, the bite can be slower but that does not stop the big bass from biting. Every trip you can cash in on the Florida trophy peacock bass which is classified as a 5+ pound peacock bass. Not every trip will yield an exceptional fishing trip like such but if you hit the conditions just right, you can have the trip of a lifetime!

Our local experts are the most fundamental pillars to your success when it comes to catching peacock bass. They are more difficult to catch then we make it seem. Luckily, time on the water and years of knowledge has allowed them to dial in on the action. You are in good hands when looking to come aboard our fishing vessel!

Check out this February Miami Bass Fishing Update to see what you can get yourself into:

Fishing with Captain Robert Miley in Miami, Florida

February Miami Bass Fishing 1“Peacock bass are one amazing species to catch. Cool winter weather can make them difficult to catch but some days can really produce some beautiful fish. I know where the fish are at, it just is a matter of patience and letting the sun warm things up.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Robert and his brother-in-law Rick traveling from Ohio looking to cash in on some peacock bass fishing. While visiting the Lake Placida area in Central Florida, they came down to Miami to crush some exotic species.

Overcast conditions made the fishing conditions tougher than normal. Robert and Rick caught over 8 beautiful peacock bass though weighing up to 5 pounds. Several of the bass weighed in a 3-4 pound range as well.

The fish were on the bottom in deeper and warmer water. We utilized live bait and different techniques to get the bass to come up and eat. You can always find fish but it is not always one right after another.

Robert and Rick had a fantastic time on the water. I am looking forward to seeing them come back to South Florida in search of some more peacock bass fishing action.”

Second trip of the Report:

Airport Lakes fishing is steadily on the rise. The main reason for this is that the water temperatures and air temperatures are rising. When the Florida sun pushes out the cool temps, it really fires up the peacock bass.

I had the pleasure of fishing with Joe and Bill, who were traveling from Indianapolis. They came out on a 6-hour fishing trip in search of Florida peacock bass. We had a fantastic day on the water with a steady bite. Unfortunately, they did not catch any giants but enjoyed the perfect fishing weather.  February Miami Bass Fishing 2

Joe and Bill used live domestic shiners to land over 10 peacock bass. The biggest fish weighed in at 3 pounds. I always enjoy helping clients check off species and catch some quality ones.
The wind was light on this fishing trip making for a great day on the water. As the weather continues to stabilize, the bite will begin to pick up!

I am looking forward to getting Joe and Bill back out on some excellent fishing here in South Florida!” – Captain Robert Miley

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Bass fishing in Miami is only going to get better as the months roll by. The warmer the weather, the better the bass bite. Big peacock bass are starting to be caught and now is the perfect opportunity to cash in on a giant bass. Whether you are a solo traveler or traveling with the family, we can get you on the fish of a lifetime.

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February Everglades Fishing Update for Florida Largemouth Bass

February Everglades Fishing Update for Florida Largemouth Bass

February Everglades Fishing Update

If you are looking for the ultimate bass fishing destination, the Florida Everglades is the place to visit. As you travel along Alligator Alley or I-75, you can make several stops exploring what South Florida has to offer. This February Everglades Fishing Update can provide you some insight on what’s working and where to go. Our local experts are beyond exceptional and knowledgeable on what they do. Whether you are looking to catch bass on artificial baits or live bait., they can make it happen. Peacock bass and largemouth bass can both be caught in the Florida Everglades. One of the best parts about Alligator Alley is that it can be accessed from both the west coast and the east coast. Hop on board with one of our local experts and enjoy a day soaking up the sun in the Everglades. Put down your phone and enjoy the solitude while setting the hook into some amazing Florida bass!

Check out this February Everglades Fishing Update to see what you can get your family into:

Fishing with Captain Mark Rogers

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“The Florida Everglades is one of the best places to take your children fishing. It will get them hooked for life on some of the most action-packed adventures you can embark on. During these cooler months of the year, water levels drop making for a great time fishing in the long canal systems. I had the pleasure of fishing with Bryan and his son Luke. They were traveling from the cold northern state of New York. While doing so, Florida bass fishing was most certainly on the list of things to do. They were staying over on the west coast of Florida and within miles of their destination, they landed themselves in the Florida Everglades along Alligator Alley. Calm winds and light showers made for an interesting day on the water. The fish were active right from the start of this fishing trip. Artificial baits and live bait were used on this charter. The best artificial baits to use are soft-plastic flukes, senkos, and hard topwater baits. Live bait works exceptionally well, especially for Everglades peacock bass. Numbers of bass were caught on this fishing trip. Most of the fish caught were largemouth bass along with oscars and cichlids. The action is getting really good. Bryan and his son Luke had a fantastic time fishing in the Everglades. I am most certainly looking forward to getting them back out on the water soon!”- Capt Mark Rogers

Fishing with Captain Nick Pasquarello

“It is not every day that you get the chance to travel to Florida. Every trip can be truly amazing, only if you include an outdoor adventure. Soaking up the Florida sunshine while setting the hook into largemouth and peacock bass is a great way to get outdoors. I had the pleasure of fishing with Richard and his son Jack. They were traveling from Colorado looking to spend some time in FL. While doing so, they wanted to explore what the Florida Everglades had to offer. Peacock bass was one of the main species on their list to catch and we made it happen for them. February-Everglades-Fishing-Update Sunny and breezy conditions made for a fantastic day on the water. Both peacock bass and largemouth bass were biting on this fishing trip. They got what they were looking for landing over 20 bass on this trip. The peacock bass is very aggressive towards live bait and the largemouth enjoys eating soft-plastic baits. You can catch both species all trip long when visiting and exploring Alligator Alley! Richard and Jack both had an amazing time fishing in the Everglades. I am looking forward to getting back out on the water again with them soon!” – Capt Nick Pasquarello

Fishing with Captain Joe Gruny

“Some of the best adventures and fishing trips are the ones that you get to spend multiple days with a client. I love to get to know new and repeat clients on two-day fishing trips. I had the pleasure of fishing with Howard and Julie, who were traveling from Minnesota to escape the cold weather. Unfortunately, it seems like they brought it with them to Florida. On their 2-day fishing adventure, South Florida experienced a cold front that did not slow the bite down. Several locations stay very consistent even though the temperatures change. The Florida Everglades, especially along Alligator Alley is most certainly one of them. Howard and Julie had a blast catching over 40 largemouth bass on their fishing trips. As the water continues to drop, the bite will get even better. February-Everglades-Fishing-Update Soft-plastics including flukes, wacky worms, shakey heads, along with live bait was the most successful method to putting bass in the boat. A mix of sunny, breezy, and cloudy weather made for interesting fishing conditions. All-in-all, Howard and Julie had a blast catching bass on their fishing adventure. I am looking forward to seeing what I can help them catch on their next adventure!” – Capt Joe Gruny

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The bass fishing along Alligator Alley is going to continue to get better. If you are looking to catch more bass than your arms can handle, this is the place to visit. Every trip is tailored to your fishing needs. Whether live bait or artificial bait, we can make that trip of a lifetime come true. Getting outdoors, especially in the Florida Everglades is an adventure you will not forget. From the birds flying overhead to the alligators swimming by your boat, you get the full outdoor experience that South Florida can offer. Enjoy sitting back and relaxing while our guides show you around one of our favorite places to explore. We hope to get the chance to see you on the water next time!

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