South Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Adventures

South Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Adventures

South Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Adventures

The day started out hot and muggy, like most days in sunny South Florida.

My girlfriend and I went out fishing with Capt Dave Lauer in search for the elusive peacock bass in the urban canals of Lake Osborne.

We pulled up on a couple spots and caught a multitude of 1 to 2 pound schooling fish in the center of the canal, where it’s at the deepest point.

Then coming up to one of the final spots, Capt Dave shut off the motor and we drifted towards what he told us were annual bedding grounds for peacocks. We slowly drifted forward and we spotted a giant male and female bedding in a sandy spot, that was a foot or two off the canal wall just before the drop off with access to deeper water.

Using a white double tailed grub, Dave and my girlfriend told me I had to agitate them without spooking them away so I gently casted my bait just pass them and reeled until it was in the center of the bed and the male reacted by blowing it away.

I repeated the same technique persistently, the peacock finally struck out biting the bait. The presentation of slow retrieval and presenting it near the bed, enticed a reaction strike that was amazing.

To my surprise, the fish fought and ran much harder than expected, in the end my drag was not set loose enough for the power of this fish and the line snapped. Cursing myself and my amateur move, I tried to re-tie as fast as I could. To my delight I looked in the water to see my white grub swimming a way, so I used my hook that I just tied on to snag the broken off piece of line.

I reeled it in to eventually get my hands on the line, I then wrapped it around my hand in order to retrieve it as fast as I could. Yet another amateur move, I set the hook again and again which sent the fish into a frenzy. I was amazed by the shoulders on this fish, it sent me on a ride around the lake and almost caused me to go overboard. But my Captain Dave grabbed the back of my shirt to help balance and keep me on the boat.

When we finally were able to land this fish in a net, it was a MONSTER!
Just holding this size of a fish, with this many colors, amazed me! It was certainly my PERSONAL BEST peacock bass ever and I will not soon forget what it took to catch it.

It was so fascinating to release this fish, not only was he a giant, but I was able to watch this male go back to his bed and continue to protect it and join force with his girlfriend.

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[fusion_content_box title=”About Capt Dave Lauer” backgroundcolor=”#b2ce96″ icon=”fa-user” iconcolor=”#3bbf4a” circlecolor=”#ffffff” circlebordercolor=”#oooooo” iconflip=”yes” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”” image=”/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/capt-dave-50-color.jpg” image_width=”50″ image_height=”50″ link=”/fishing-guides/okeechobee-fishing-guides/” linktarget=”_self” linktext=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″] Capt. David Lauer is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and considered a top pro angler on Lake Okeechobee. Full-time Lake Okeeechobee Fishing Guide that still fishes the FLW Outdoor Tour, Dave mainly guides out of Belle Glade, Fl at Slims Fish Camp also out of Clewiston at Jolly Roger Marina. When David not fishing famous Lake Okeechobee he guides on Lake Osborne for monster Peacock bass also. [/fusion_content_box][/fusion_content_boxes][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Peacock Bass Fishing On Lake Osborne

Peacock Bass Fishing On Lake Osborne

Peacock Bass Fishing On Lake Osborne

Hey this is Capt Dave Lauer calling in on Lake Osborne.

We are in the canal going to Ida fishing with my good buddy Jeff it was hot and sunny with no wind.

but the peacocks love the heat and we ended up catching about 25 peacocks they ranged from 2 and a half pounds to 4 pounds.

Jeff also caught a Largemouth Bass too that was pushing 5 pounds.

That’s it for now this is Capt Dave signing out.

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[fusion_content_box title=”About Capt Dave Lauer” backgroundcolor=”#b2ce96″ icon=”fa-user” iconcolor=”#3bbf4a” circlecolor=”#ffffff” circlebordercolor=”#oooooo” iconflip=”yes” iconrotate=”” iconspin=”” image=”/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/capt-dave-50-color.jpg” image_width=”50″ image_height=”50″ link=”/fishing-guides/okeechobee-fishing-guides/” linktarget=”_self” linktext=”” animation_type=”0″ animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″] Capt. David Lauer is part of our Bass Online Pro Team and considered a top pro angler on Lake Okeechobee. Full-time Lake Okeeechobee Fishing Guide that still fishes the FLW Outdoor Tour, Dave mainly guides out of Belle Glade, Fl at Slims Fish Camp also out of Clewiston at Jolly Roger Marina. When David not fishing famous Lake Okeechobee he guides on Lake Osborne for monster Peacock bass also. [/fusion_content_box][/fusion_content_boxes][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Lake Osbourne Fishing Capt Mike Groshon

Lake Osbourne Fishing Capt Mike Groshon

This is your Lake Osborne Fishing Capt Mike Groshon with my fishing report today I had the pleasure to fish with Barry, his father Alan, and his father in law Gill all of them are from New Jersey today We were in search of Peacock bass with the weather being on a post front made the bite a little slow and a little difficult and a bit of a grind we saw several fish to the boat and they had a great time and were excited to see peacock bass and largemouth bass. alright that’s it for now for all your freshwater fishing adventures go to BassOnline This is Capt Mike Roshon with your Lake Osbourne fishing report creating memories one fish at a time.

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Among playing music and racing cars, Mike always had a love for fishing. Mike is married with two children and real all-round nice guy. He and his family moved to Florida to follow Mike’s dream of becoming a fishing guide on Lake Okeechobee.
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Some kind of Adventure in South Florida

Some kind of Adventure in South Florida

This is Captain Steve Niemoeller with fishing report for this weekend. A little out of my element this weekend. We’re not using big wild shiners this weekend we’re actually using small flies… we were down south catching Peacock Bass on Lake Osborne in Lake Worth, Florida. Went down there with Randy and Scott long time customer of mine…we usually fish for Bass or small Brim…last year we did a salt water trip! This weekend they decided to do some Peacock Bass fishing…So we went down there and had a three day trip and caught over a hundred fish…three days between the two and a half days between fishing for the Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass…had a great time down there just beautiful weather… little bit windy…but most of the time it was just great… with fishing in and out of the canals you can get out of wind…it’s just a great place to catch a lot of fish! They were all excited it was it was a good time! So look forward to having those guys back and fish with me again…Their from Utah and some from Idaho…So we’ll probably have some kind of adventure next year.

This is Captain Steve with weekend report for bassonline.com… We will talk to you later…Thank you!

 

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