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 Florida Okeechobee Fishing for Largemouth Bass

March Florida Okeechobee Fishing for Largemouth Bass

March Florida Okeechobee Fishing

Lake Okeechobee is available to explore and go fishing. Most of the boat ramps are open and our local experts are still out scouting the water for largemouth bass. Local travelers have been able to still get in the outdoors and enjoy a day on the water. Fresh air in a beautiful destination like Lake Okeechobee can be the perfect way to explore what this destination has to offer. Our March Florida Okeechobee Fishing trips can provide some exceptional memories and some big bass on your next outdoor adventure!

Our local experts, especially in times like now, are extra courteous of all your needs. We are taking extra measures for safety and want you to be sure of it. Our private tours can be a great way to explore the great outdoors and change up your plans for the day. We hope to get the chance to get you out on the water in the near future!

Check out this Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Update:

March-Florida-Okeechobee-Fishing“Some of the best fishing trips are the ones that you get to celebrate something. Fishing on Lake Okeechobee is always a special moment but when you have a birthday wish and it comes true, it is even more remarkable!

I had the pleasure of fishing with Riley, a young man with a birthday wish. His wish was to explore and fish the beautiful Lake Okeechobee. Riley’s parents, Amy and Doug, made that happen for him. It was an honor to get the chance to show this wonderful family around for a fishing adventure they would not forget.

The fishing was strong with light tackle. Riley was an exceptional fisherman and knew how to put the bass in the boat. He also made sure to document his fishing trip for his YouTube channel. Nothing like spending a day on the water with an angler that loves to fish and wants to learn more about it.

Riley and his family caught over 20 largemouth bass on their fishing trip. The biggest fish weighed in around 3-4 pounds. The action is red hot and is only going to continue to get better in the upcoming weeks.

I am looking forward to getting back out on the water with them!”

My second trip of the day with a long time repeat client was just as good

“As always, spending time on the water with long-time repeat client Jim Robertson was amazing. This man travels from Texas to land Florida largemouth bass multiple times a year. When he does, we always have a great time and catch a number of fish.

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Jim is a seasoned angler that loves to throw artificial baits on both bait casters and spinning rods. Working and fishing with light tackle here on Lake Okeechobee is an experience worth exploring. Unfortunately, arthritis in his hands confines him to using a spinning reel for a portion of the day.

One of the best parts of fishing with Jim is that every trip is a new adventure. We were able to get around some outside grass structure and land some beautiful largemouth bass in the 3-4 pound range. Jim was catching fish all trip long, making for a successful day on the water.

Lake Okeechobee largemouth bass pulls harder than any other fish in the country. You can have an absolute blast on your next fishing adventure here in Florida.

Jim had a great time and I am always looking forward to our next trip!” – Captain Mark Shepard

 Fishing with Captain Mark Rose out of Belle Glade, FL

“Lake Okeechobee is fishing really well. I had the pleasure of fishing with Paul and Bill. While coming to Florida and enjoying the Florida sunshine, they wanted to catch some largemouth bass. Lake Okeechobee was the perfect place for them especially out of Belle Glade, Florida.

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We spent three days on the water and each day they caught numbers of bass. The average day brought out 15-20 bass to the boat. When fishing Lake Okeechobee, you can catch fish with either or both live bait and artificial lures. By far, the most productive fishing comes from live bait but you can have a blast catching fish with artificial lures as well.

Paul and Bill caught fish on both. The best artificial lures to use was soft-plastic flukes and senkos. As the water temperatures rise, the bite will consistently get better. These guys caught fish up to 3 pounds with no giants in the boat.

All-in-all, everyone on board had a fantastic time on the water and I am looking forward to seeing them back out on the water again soon!” – Captain Mark Rose

Come Catch Yours TODAY!

Keep Lake Okeechobee in mind when looking for something different and fun to do. Please reach out with any questions you may have about our fishing tours and which locations are still open to fish. This is the month to get out and go bass fishing. You can catch the fish of a lifetime! When looking to take a break, hop on board with one of our local experts and enjoy the fresh air while setting the hook into a largemouth bass on our March Florida Okeechobee Fishing trips!

March Okeechobee Fishing Trip for Florida Largemouth Bass

March Okeechobee Fishing Trip for Florida Largemouth Bass

March Okeechobee Fishing Trip

Lake Okeechobee is one of the most world-renowned fishing destinations in the world. Every year anglers come to Lake Okeechobee to explore and get the chance to catch the biggest bass of their life. You never know what is going to be on the other end of your line and this fishery is the perfect place to get addicted to the outdoors. Enjoy a March Okeechobee Fishing Trip for Florida largemouth bass.

March-Okeechobee-Fishing-TripLake Okeechobee is alive and well. During these winter months of the year for the United States, cold fronts do move through the state of Florida. When this happens, your early morning temperatures tend to drop. During the day, the weather is absolutely beautiful once the sun comes out. The early morning bite is the best during this time and almost all year round.

Our local experts have years of experience to help you have the best possible fishing trip. They also can help you develop and cultivate your skill level. Whether you want to learn more about live bait fishing or how to target bass with artificial lures, they have you covered. We hope to get the chance to show you around why we love Lake Okeechobee on your next visit to Florida!

Check out this Lake Okeechobee Bass Fishing Update:

Fishing with Captain Mark Shepard

“Some of my favorite fishing trips are the ones with young anglers looking to learn more about bass fishing. My years of experience and becoming a guide has made me love sharing along with my passions with anglers.

I had the opportunity to fish with Brian. He was traveling from Canada looking to explore what Lake Okeechobee had to offer. We fished out of Clewiston, Florida, a hot spot for Okeechobee bass fishing. This young man was an exceptional fisherman and battled some tough conditions.

Brian came out fishing on the backside of a cold front. Right off the bat, he caught several nice fish. This was a full day of fishing with only artificial baits. We were in store for a grind with a ton of great learning lessons in the mix.

As the day progressed, we caught numbers of more largemouth bass. You can tell the fishing is starting to get really good here on Lake Okeechobee!

Brian had a great time fishing with artificial baits. The most productive lures on this trip were the Wow Factor Fishing crankbait, soft plastic worms, and flukes. Slow-moving presentations when the bite slows down is key when looking to cash in on a quality bite.

Looking forward to next time!” – Captain Mark Shepard
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Fishing with Captain Mark Rogers out of Okeechobee City, FL 

“I had the pleasure of fishing with Pete, who was traveling from Wisconsin to catch some Okeechobee bass. Lake Okeechobee bass fishing was always something that he wanted to do and he loved every moment of fishing on the lake.

It was a beautiful day on the water with perfect conditions. Water temperatures are on the rise which helps the bite after having some cooler weather. The warm sun was an added bonus for Pete who enjoyed the wonderful Florida weather on this trip.

The artificial bite was productive in the early morning and then slowed down as the day went on. Pete was catching male bass with senkos and swimbaits. You could tell that some bigger females were on the way with how these males were acting.

During the early afternoon hours, we switched over to wild-caught live shiners. Pete caught a total of 15 largemouth bass on this fishing trip. Most of the fish were in the 2-4 pound range. Unfortunately, a giant bass got away but that is why they call it fishing.

I am looking forward to having another great day on the water with Pete again in the near future!” – Captain Mark Rogers

Fishing with Captain Mark Rose out of Belle Glade, Florida

“Lake Okeechobee fishing has been amazing this month and is only getting better. It was a great pleasure to fish with Ken and his wife, who was traveling from Pittsburgh, PA looking to enjoy some Florida sunshine. While doing so, getting out on Lake Okeechobee is always a great experience.

March-Okeechobee-Fishing-Trip One of the main goals on this fishing trip was to catch their very first largemouth bass. They spent two days out on the water and had a blast every minute. Slim’s Fish Camp out of Belle Glade, Florida is a great place to be introduced to the amazing fishing here in South Florida.

Ken landed the biggest bass of the trip with a new personal best weighing in at 5.50 pounds. Most of the bass were caught on flukes and senkos. Soft plastics are a great way to get addicted to catching bass here in Florida. The key to landing fish is finding clean water. Once you do, then throw out a watermelon red fluke Senko near the grass structure and hold on.

Ken and his wife enjoyed the beautiful sunny days in the outdoors landing over 15 bass on each trip. I am looking forward to getting them back out on the water in the near future!” – Captain Mark Rose 

Come Visit Florida and Catch Yours Today.

The bass fishing here on Lake Okeechobee is getting better and better. Stay tuned for more great action with our local experts. You never know where your next fishing adventure will take you. We hope we get the chance to show you around, get you out on the water, and help you catch that fish of a lifetime. Bring your whole family along for an adventure you will never forget!

See you on the water next time!

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Everglades Outdoor Fishing Charters in South Florida for Bass

Everglades Outdoor Fishing Charters in South Florida for Bass

Everglades Outdoor Fishing Charters

It is hard to put into words what it is like to explore the Florida Everglades. As you pull away from the city and drive to your meeting location, you can’t possibly imagine what you are about to experience. When it comes to the full Florida outdoor adventure, the Florida Everglades most certainly provides that for you. Let all your worries behind and hop on board with one of our local experts and you can have a fishing trip of a lifetime. An Everglades outdoor fishing charters can be one that gets you hooked on coming back to this beautiful destination year after year.

Everglades-Outdoor-AlligatorsThe Florida Everglades is a unique fishery and place to explore. A wide range of not only fish but wildlife makes it something to experience. As you travel down the long-stretches of canal systems, you can find some of the best fishing this state has to offer. Even though this place is filled with largemouth bass, peacock bass, and a lot more feisty species, you can cast for days without getting a bite.

When looking to go out fishing here in the Everglades, a local expert is essential. Structures and areas of this canal system are way more productive than others. Spending numbers of hours, days, and years fishing this location has allowed our experts to dial in on the action. Whether you want to throw artificial or live bait, they can show you a fantastic time here in South Florida.

Check out this March Everglades Bass Fishing Update to see what you can catch:

Fishing with Captain Mark Rogers

Everglades-Outdoor-Fishing-Charters“I had the pleasure of fishing with Paul, who was a Florida native looking to explore the Everglades. He lives on the west coast of Florida and wanted to get out on the water. Right now, the glades along Alligator Alley are producing some great fishing.

Cold fronts were moving in and that changed the pressure system. On this trip, it did not shut down the bite but helped it get ramped up. Clouds and wind slowly moved in as well throughout the day but the morning was nice.

Paul enjoyed catching largemouth and peacock bass all trip long. The most productive bait to catch these basses on this trip were hard plastic topwater baits and jerk baits. Live bait was effective for the peacock bass well. One of the cool parts about fishing the Everglades is that you get the chance to throw a variety of baits and land big numbers.

As the water continues to drop, the fishing will get better. Paul had a great time and I am looking forward to getting back out on the water with him again soon!” – Captain Mark Rogers

Fishing with Captain Nick Pasquarello

“The Everglades near Naples, Florida is one of my favorite destinations to fish. One of the biggest reasons is that you can continue to catch fish and have a blast almost all day long. Every now and then, you also get to hook into some quality largemouth and peacock bass that really get you excited.

Everglades-Outdoor-Fishing-ChartersI had the pleasure of fishing with Jeff. He was traveling from Clearwater, Florida to fish the Florida Everglades. Mile Marker 41 was the closest location and it showed him one amazing time! Every trip is unique here in the Everglades, which makes it fun for clients.

Jeff had a fantastic day on the water. Sunny and windy conditions really helped promote a strong bite. Jeff caught over 35 bass on this fishing trip. It was awesome to watch him reel peacock bass up to 4 pounds and largemouth bass over 6 pounds.

Not every day do you get the chance to put some big bass like that in the boat. Jeff will remember this fishing trip and so will I. I am looking forward to fishing with him again in the near future!” – Captain Nick Pasquarello

Fishing with Captain Mark Rose

“The best parts of my day is watching clients light up when they land fish of any species. It is why I became a guide. Getting out in the Everglades is a treat for most anglers and I love showing them around on an Everglades Outdoor-Fishing Charter.

I had the pleasure of fishing with a repeat client of mine, John. He was traveling from Naples, Florida looking to explore what Mile Marker 41 had to offer along Alligator Alley. It was an action-packed day for John on artificial lures.

When coming to fish the Everglades, whether, on a boat or the bank, soft-plastic baits are incredibly productive to land numbers of largemouth bass. John caught over 30 bass on this fishing trip using senkos and soft-plastic jerk baits. When you let a Zoom super fluke in watermelon red or sungill, slowly sink along the banks of the Everglades, you will surely catch a bass.

Everglades-Outdoor-Fishing-ChartersGet up close to the structure and twitch that bait out. When letting it sit, you will eventually watch your line slowly move off with bass at the end of the line. It is a lot of fun for anglers of all ages and you can easily become addicted to this style of fishing.

John had a great time enjoying some sunny and calm weather here in the glades. I know he will be back for more action soon and I am looking forward to it!” – Captain Mark Rose

Come Visit Florida and Catch Yours Today!

The Florida Everglades is red hot for some incredible bass fishing. You can experience some exceptional fishing at all locations. The further west you go, the better the fishing for quality peacock bass. Largemouth can be caught almost all year round at all locations. NOW is the time to plan those bass fishing trips, especially when the water levels are low.

Fishing here in Florida is a great way to get outdoors. Bring along the whole family for an action-packed day on the water. We hope that you get the chance to explore this destination and get out on the water with one of our local experts!

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

Come Visit Miami and Catch Yours TODAY!!

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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