The Best Summer Fishing For Bass

The Best Summer Fishing For Bass

The Best Summer Fishing For Bass

Summertime fishing can vary greatly depending on where you are, leaving you feeling hopeless as the fish move to deeper water and wait until the weather cools down. But a few anglers are out there still catching big bass while many anglers wait until the fall or spring. The warmer months make for dramatic changes in the bass behavior; some lakes are on fire while others are ghost towns. So in order to catch bass in the summer, it all comes down to where to go.

The Best Summer Bass Fishing Lakes

Florida: Lake Toho, Headwaters Lake, The Everglades, The Golden Gate Canal, and The Falls Canal System

Pennsylvania: Lake Erie

The late summer is an excellent time to gather the family and travel to some of the best bass fishing destinations because you’ll get the ultimate fishing experience without the crowd!

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Where To Catch Bass In Summer

Almost every angler has found themselves asking where are the bass in the summer? Despite the number of big baits or reaction baits you have or how long you keep the bait in a suspected strike zone, some lakes are going to be better than others during the summer season.

The main factor that tends to affect the consistency of a fishery throughout the year, even during the hot times, is vegetation. Of course, many factors can supplement whether a waterway will produce during the summer. Still, it seems to always come back to the quality and quantity of vegetation and the presence of non-deep structures.

If the fish have to rely on going into deep water to find comfort, it is challenging for anglers to know where to cast as the open water is harder to read. But the fisheries that have a lot of structure, whether it be floating vegetation, grass, stumps, or submerged trees, will provide excellent insight on how to spend your day. These structures provide adequate shade and a comfortable ambush point for bass to hide and wait for bait regardless of the outside heat. Below is a list of all the best summer bass fishing spots for anglers of all ages and skill levels to experience.

early summer deep diving crankbait

Best Summer Fishing Spots

Florida

The best summertime bass fishing in Florida from north to south is at Lake Toho in Kissimmee, Headwaters Lake in Fellsmere, The Everglades, The Goldengate Canal in Naples, and The Falls Canal System in Miami. 

Lake Toho

Lake Tohopekaliga, commonly known as Lake Toho, is located in Kissimme, about 30 minutes from the theme parks. Its central location makes it perfect for the ultimate summer family vacation to experience the best of Central Florida fishing and other tourist attractions. The fishery itself is also very family and child-friendly as it has walking trails, grills, picnic areas, restrooms, and a splash pad with a playground.

When it comes to catching big fish, Lake Toho is always one of the lakes that comes to mind for our professional guides. This spot is known for constantly producing more big bass than any other fishing lake. It’s no mistake that pro Dean Rojas names Lake Toho “the most consistent lake in the country for producing both numbers and trophy bass” in Bassmaster magazine’s issue of top 100 lakes.

Tips and Techniques

Lake Toho has relatively shallow water, with a max depth of about 13 feet. It is filled with vegetation and holding spots to catch big bass or numbers throughout the year. The area has all the essentials, including shallow grass flats, maidencane, natural bullrush, and hydrilla.

It’s always a good time for a bass fishing trip here; however, it’s essential to know where to go as the summer bass are usually in different spots than other times of the year. Some of the best summer bass fishing areas are Browns Point, Big Grassy, and Lanier Point. The north shore is another excellent spot to catch fish as it’s packed with tall grasses that often conceal big bass.

how to catch big bass in hot months

Headwaters Lake (Fellsmere Reservoir)

Whether you call it Fellsmere Reservoir, Headwaters Lake, Lake Eden, or Lake Headwaters, it all means hot summer bass fishing for big largemouths! This fishery is a 10,000-acre man-made lake in Indian River county that borders Stick Marsh, Farm 13, Blue Cypress, and Lake Garcia. Its numerous underwater features create ideal spots for summertime bass to hide, which means more fish in arms reach for summer anglers!

The average depth of this reservoir is about 6 feet deep, with some parts reaching over 30 feet deep. However, since these aggressive bass have so many spots that provide shade and shelter, they don’t have as much need to hide in deep water where they are hard to find or get to eat.

Tips and Techniques

The thousands of acres of submerged trees, underwater vegetation, and quality hydrilla make it optimal to find bass in the summer. However, this fishery looks so good that it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. Typically it’s best to find an area with healthy-looking emerging vegetation, such as spatterdock pads or cattails, and cast near those.

There’s a spot for every type of angler to use their favorite bait, whether your preference is hitting the shoreline, casting under lily pads, targeting submerged trees, or slow-rolling swimbaits through the grass. There are so many fishy-looking spots that this is one of those destinations that needs multiple days to be adequately fished and experienced.

Headwaters has continued to prove to be one of the most consistent bass fishing lakes around. While most spots have strong highs and lows, Fellsmere has continued to produce. Even on the days where there aren’t trophies, there are still good numbers and decent-sized fish around to catch throughout the year.

heavy cover and keep in strike zone longer

The Everglades

Summer bass fishing in the Everglades is the ultimate Florida experience. This fishery, located in southeast Florida, has not slowed down as the warmer months have approached. Instead, the bite has been on fire since early summer and has continued through late summer, likely because of the beautiful area’s heavy cover and thriving ecosystem.

The Everglades covers a large area. Your fishing guide will always recommend the best location to launch based on conditions; however, the most popular spots for summer bass fishing trips are Holiday Park, Sawgrass, and Alligator Alley. Summertime fishing in the Everglades means incredible sightseeing and wildlife viewing by boat while catching Florida’s favorite species, including largemouth and peacock bass.

This fishery is not as much known for having big bass, but it is undoubtedly known for its numbers with many quality-sized fish to hook. An 8-pounder is relatively common while fishing here and considered large for this spot.

Tips and Techniques

An effective fishing method is to use floating lures with braided lines near vegetation or structure such as sunken trees or lily pads. Plastic lures are usually the most effective to catch fish here, especially in the form of a lizard, Senko, or swimbait. The experts generally suggest starting the early morning off with a topwater frog, spinnerbaits, or chatter baits when the wind is blowing harder. Plastic worms will always be a go-to, especially on the hot, calm summer days.

glide bait and wacky rig

The Golden Gate Canal

The Golden Gate Canal in Southwest Florida is conveniently located between Naples and Marco Island, near its pristine beaches and Everglades National Park. It’s a top-notch fishery that provides excellent fishing opportunities to catch largemouth bass, peacocks, and panfish all in one trip. The summertime fishing here has not disappointed; anglers are catching numerous summer bass on every trip, even in the middle of the hottest months. In fact, the summer heat is precisely what the peacock bass love. Some popular saltwater species like snook and tarpon also commonly make their way into this canal system to add to the excitement.

Tips and Techniques

The summer bass fishing is consistent for all species, with peacock bass being the most active and commonly caught during this time. The spring and winter seasons are generally when bigger largemouths will be caught. In general, this fishery is best for its consistency and constant action rather than size, with 5 to 6 pounds being typical for the largemouth bass.

If going after the panfish like bluegills and redear sunfish, anglers can almost always get a bite on a cricket, earthworm, or small minnow throughout the year. A mix of live baits and artificial lures is used on the Gold Gate, with shiners usually the most successful bait for summer fishing, especially for the peacocks.

texas rig and brush pile

The Falls Canal

The Falls Canal System in Miami is the most productive peacock bass fishery in the state. It totals 13.5 miles of navigatable waters, comprising of four sections. The system is home to lots of South Florida wildlife and is the best place to go if your goal is to hook a trophy peacock bass fish. On your summer bass fishing trip at the Falls, you can expect to catch peacocks of good size, along with largemouth bass, the Mayan cichlid, snook, and tarpon. In addition, the various types of fish and other wildlife that call this topical area home dramatically adds to the adventure of being on this scenic waterway.

Tips and Techniques

The Falls is full of coral rocks, which is where the peacock bass usually hold to. The average depth is 12 feet, with many canals having vertical drops and edges reaching up to 30 feet. Many of the lakes found in the system have sand bottoms about 10 feet deep. The thriving environment here makes for a happy, healthy fishery throughout the year.

Live bait is usually the most way to hook a peacock, especially shiners. However, crankbaits, spoons, and topwater plugs are generally the best artificial lures to land a feisty peacock. A topwater lure or hard jerk bait will often produce a solid reaction strike from these colorful fish. It’s best to focus on rocky areas near structures using topwaters, minnow-like crankbaits, or small shiners.

steady retrieve baits and lures

Pennsylvania

Lake Erie

Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, is a breathtaking fishery covering 57 miles at its widest point. Erie contains an abundance of our favorite gamefish, allowing anglers to catch over 15 million fish every year. In addition, the warmer temperatures and shallow water of Erie make it the most biologically productive of all other Great Lakes. As a result, field and Stream chose Erie as one of the top-20 family fishing spots in the nation.

The northern shore of Erie is the international border with Canada, its eastern shores are in New York, and the southern and western boundaries are in Michigan and Ohio. However, its become apparent that the most productive fishing spots are on the Pennsylvania side of Erie.

The fishery is famous for its quality-sized sport fish species like walleye, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, crappie, bluegill, and steelhead. Because of its relatively shallow water, the lake warms up quickly in the spring and summer for its prime fishing season.

Tips and Techniques

While summer fishing in PA, anglers can troll the open water to hook walleye or stick to fishing spots closer to shore. Our favorite spot is Presque Isle, where its warm waters are filled with game fish. The western and central basins often hold some of the larger fish. The baits that attract the most strikes are trolling crankbaits or spinnerbaits with bottom bouncers. This Pennsylvania area really comes alive in the summer, providing anglers with the ultimate summer bass fishing adventure.

deep diving crankbait and glide bait

Planning Your Summer Bass Fishing Adventure

Almost every bass angler longs for the perfect summer vacation that mixes a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience with memorable visits to new places with their loved ones. There is no better summer vacation spot than almost any part of Florida or Presque Isle Bay, Pennsylvania. These spots all offer something unique and are producing quality summertime fishing trips. These fisheries can be challenging to navigate or know where to start and best practices to use, but your professional guide is here to support you the whole way while on your private charter. Targeting summertime bass is a challenge that will improve any angler’s ability to read the water and learn where and how to land game fish during any time of the year.

Explore Your Bass Fishing Opportunities here, or check out our pontoon fishing trips for your big group!

Message us or call 888-629-2277 to plan the ultimate summer bass fishing adventure in the world’s top destinations!

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Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Spawn for Trophy Peacock Bass

Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Spawn for Trophy Peacock Bass

Peacock Bass Fishing Spawn

Did you know that Florida has Peacock Bass? The exotic peacock bass is one of the most magical species to catch in South Florida. South Florida is the only destination that has these exotic species. When traveling to this destination, explore what an outdoor adventure can provide you. You will get the chance to explore the backwater and freshwater systems of urban Miami, FL and we are sure that it will amaze you.

As you traverse through the long-stretches of canals, enjoy not only the views but the abundance of nature present. Your main goal might be to catch a Florida peacock bass but you will always get so much more. Every fishing adventure and experience is unique and can be tailored to your needs. When our local experts give you call the evening before your trip, make sure to discuss any interests and needs.

If you are looking to maximize your time and get on some really beautiful and large fish, a local expert is essential. The number of years that they put in allow for a translation of knowledge to occur. When this happens, you get the chance to catch the biggest fish of your life. Our local experts work hard at accomplishing your goals. When you are blessed to spend most of your time on the water, you key in on all the tactics to put fish in the boat. The gentle words and instructions from your Florida peacock bass fishing guides will help provide you with a fishing adventure you surely won’t forget.

Introduction to the Florida Peacock Bass:

As many travelers and visitors know, South Florida is a destination to immerse themselves into a tropical environment. Beautiful warm weather all year round creates an ecosystem that supports a wide variety of species. As time went on, this ecosystem started to bolster and flourish with exotic species including Oscars, Midas Cichlids, and Spotted Tilapia. This resulted in rapid growth and overpopulation of exotic species in our freshwater systems here in South Florida.

In 1984, the exotic, aggressive, colorful Butterfly Peacock Bass was introduced to South Florida and as a result, something incredible happened. After 10 years of research and studies, Fish and Game decided to introduce two species of exotic peacock bass to Florida. The butterfly and speckled peacock bass were both introduced but only one thrived. The butterfly peacock bass was the one that came on top and is now provide awesome sportfishing opportunities for travelers and anglers.

Peacock Bass are extremely temperature-sensitive. When planning your trip to South Florida to catch a peacock bass, plan your trip from April – October when the weather and waters are warm. This species loves the warm environment that South Florida produces during these times. Please contact us or our local experts to get more information on this fishing during your vacation time.

What is the Best Time to Catch Spawning Peacock Bass?

The Florida peacock bass spawn happens multiple times a year. One of the main reasons for this is that South Florida provides warm water temperatures that trigger the spawn. The first spawns begin once the waters begin to warm up after our “winter” months. April and May are prime months to hit the spawn during the springtime. As the water temperatures begin to rise, get out during the full moon and look around for signs of spawning.

After the springtime spawn, you can also catch peacock bass spawning all throughout our summer months. It may not be as strong or in the numbers, the springtime spawn is but it continues to occur. Conditions are perfect for the spawn throughout these times. Focus on those full moons and you will be able to find some spawning pairs. Bass or fish, in general, are creatures of habit and will continue to go back to the same spots to spawn. Make sure to note these locations and revisit to help you catch more fish in the future!

The last big spawn for peacock bass is during the months of September- October. We are experiencing the spawn right now and some giant peacock bass have been caught. Our local experts know exactly where all the prime fishing spots are to land that big fish. After these months, weather and fishing conditions gradually change but that won’t stop the large peacock bass from being caught. Even though you can continually catch them shallow, they will most likely be done with spawning until the spring.

What should you look for when trying to locate spawning fish?

When you are out on the water looking for exotic spawning peacock bass, keep your eyes peeled for several things. Firstly, you want to focus in on shallow or even deep water structure. A deep structure like bridges may pose difficulties for spotting the fish but during their spawn, they do post up along bridges. Culverts, the canal turns and bends, tunnels, and flat shallow surfaces are all key structure peacock bass gravitate toward.

If you have never witnessed what a spawning bass bed looks like, let us describe it. When you are slowly cruising down the canal or freshwater system, you may see a white empty spot. It looks like a round circle. Bass tend to use their tail to clear away any debris in the spot in which they wish to spawn. When you come across a bed, you can’t miss it. Most of the time, you will spot the bed and shortly after you will find the male or female peacock guarding it.

Your first catch with any spawning fish you target will most likely be the male. After that, you will get the chance to target the larger female. Make sure that you quickly catch and release these spawning fish as you never want to harm their process. In order for you to come back and catch more next year, the spawn must be successful and fish must protect their fry and beds.

Another sign of peacock bass spawning near or on their bed is a school of orange fry. If you get the chance to see this that means that the bass have already spawned. A pair of peacock bass will be around to make sure the safety of their young is stable. Most of these fish won’t commit but if you aggravate them enough you can entice a bite.

What are the best locations to catch spawning peacock bass?

Peacock bass are located in South Florida and Southwest Florida. If you live in South Florida and you have a freshwater system nearby, it most likely holds peacock bass. Peacock bass are located strongly in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, along with Palm Beach County. The size of the fish will vary in each location and if you want the best chance at catching a trophy-sized fish, Miami-Dade County is the destination for you.

Miami, FL by far has the BEST peacock bass fishing in the United States. Two prime locations stand out from the rest: Falls Mall Canal System and Miami’s Airport Lakes. Both of these locations have a unique feel with one thing in common: Trophy Peacock Bass.

The Falls Mall Canal System is a truly unique fishery in that you are submersed in a remote but urban feel. You get the opportunity to soak in the scenery and fishing environment that will entice you to come back for more. Once you step aboard, your adventure begins. Enjoy the slow cruise through these residential canals to your first fishing spot. From your first cast to your last, always be ready for something incredible and the fight of your life.

Miami’s Airport Lakes is the best location for travelers that are staying relatively close to Miami’s International Airport. Within minutes of stepping off your plane, you can be aboard a freshwater fishing vessel with a local expert. They will take you through hidden canals and lakes that hold some incredible fishing for peacock bass. Enjoy this city urban feel while reeling in some beautiful and large peacock bass.

If you are not staying in Miami, you have multiple other options to catch peacock bass. Broward County offers fisheries that have productive fishing for peacock bass along with other exotic species including the snakehead. Markham Park is a prime location in Fort Lauderdale, FL that can get you on some nice fish. You may not catch a giant but you can have fun catching fish all trip long.

As you travel further north, you come to Palm Beach County. In this destination, you can find the Lake Ida Chain of Lakes. This chain of lakes includes Lake Ida along with a long-stretch of canals going north to Lake Osborne. Both of these fisheries are great for exotic peacock bass, clown knife fish, and largemouth bass. Throughout this chain, you can encounter some bigger fish depending on the weather conditions. If the weather stays warm, the Lake Ida Chain can be a great fishery for the whole family to cash in on some big fish.

All South Florida locations are showing great signs that the spawning process has begun for peacock bass at these locations. Now is the time to come catch the trophy peacock bass you desire. We can guarantee, it will be a trip you will never forget.

Current Peacock Bass Fishing Spawn Report:

Caitlin and her significant other Quintin were traveling to South Florida from Missouri. The main goal for this vacation was to catch a trophy peacock bass. Luckily, they came at the right time and hit the full moon. This caused the peacock bass to begin to spawn and the big trophy female peacock bass to get active.

Captain Robert Miley, one of the BEST South Florida peacock bass fishing guides had the pleasure of fishing with this awesome couple. It was a quick 4-hour bass fishing charter on Miami’s Airport Lakes. It was Quintin’s birthday and Caitlin bought him a peacock bass trip with Bass Online. Nothing beats an outdoor adventure on your birthday and Quintin surely got one.

Weather conditions paired up just right for a really productive day on the water. Water temperatures were at 84 degrees and the winds were blowing about 5-10 mph. When you have medium winds like such, focus on points and culverts that can corral fish and bait. If you key in on these structures and find beds, you can have a blast landing some nice fish.

All the fish caught on this fishing trip were in spawning colors. Quintin was ecstatic at catching peacock bass on his birthday. After getting several fish under his belt, Quintin hooked into something rather large. He almost thought it was a rock or log until it started to peel drag off the reel. His excitement and facial expressions said it all. After multiple minutes of fighting and hard-pulling runs, the peacock bass made it to the boat. Captain Robert Miley netted the beautiful fish and everyone on board burst out with joy.

Quintin could not believe his eyes when he saw what was in the net. It was a trophy, vibrant Florida peacock bass. After taking pictures, Captain Miley put it on the scale. It weighed in at 6.5 pounds. This peacock bass was a female and was rather monstrous. Generally, you don’t get the chance to catch a fish of this size. Quintin could not have been more excited to do it on such a special day for him.

Caitlin was also so happy that her plan came together and he got on the fish he was after. Miami, FL can bless you in so many ways, you just have to be open to the possibilities. Freshwater peacock bass fishing can be a great, new way to experience more of what Florida has to offer. Any angler or visitor of any age can come enjoy a day on the water. Our local experts will guide you and teach you all the necessary skills to entice that bass of a lifetime to bite.

Captain Miley is looking forward to having Quintin and Caitlin back on the boat in the near future. These moments and fishing charters are the one every guide looks for. Every day they wake up and go fishing is another day to create everlasting memories for the anglers that embark on an adventure.

Miami Airport Lakes is a fantastic fishery to catch peacock bass. You can as well catch largemouth bass, cichlids, freshwater Snook, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, and Snapper. This system is interconnected with saltwater allowing for these diverse species to acclimate to fresh water. Airport Lakes approximately to not only the Airport but also Downtown Miami has drawn people to its destination every month of the year!

How Do I Book a Peacock Bass Fishing Charter with Bass Online?

Luckily we have made it easier than ever to set up your next fishing tour and adventure. When you want to embark on a fishing trip with our local experts, you can conveniently book online 24/7. If you do not trust the online platform, don’t you worry. 7 days a week our phones are always open to help you plan your next trip. Feel free to call us at 1-888-629-2277.

When booking your reservation and looking to lock in a particular Captain, make a note before submitting and we will make sure to get you out with your request. Also, we can get you in touch directly with our local experts if you are looking for an updated fishing report for the date of your trip.

We hope to get the chance to see you on the water next time holding up the biggest bass of your life. Our local experts will work hard at getting you on the fish you are after. All you have to do is step aboard and set the hook! Until then, tight lines…

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Peacock Bass Fishing Homestead Florida with Freshwater Bass Guides

Peacock Bass Fishing Homestead Florida with Freshwater Bass Guides

Peacock Bass Fishing Homestead Florida

Florida Peacock Bass are one of the most incredible freshwater species to catch in the United States. If you love to fish, the peacock bass is a species high on the list to catch. Most know about its brute strength and size, especially from the ones coming out of South America. South Florida doesn’t possess the conditions the Amazon does but can get you warmed up for your trip one day. Peacock Bass Fishing Homestead Florida with our local experts can be an experience you will never forget.

There is just something magical about exploring the waters of South Florida. When you meet your local expert at your meeting location, your adventure begins. After an introduction, your local expert will invite you onboard and off you go through the canals of Homestead, FL. This is a truly unique place to catch Florida peacock bass. The Florida conditions allow for rapid reproduction and growth fostering a healthy ecosystem for catching peacock bass.

Just 30 miles south of Miami, you will find a small-town atmosphere in the heart of Homestead, FL. When you are staying in Miami or even the upper parts of the Florida Keys, an outdoor adventure is calling you. Just a short distance away from Homestead is the Everglades National Park where you can get lost in the sawgrass and mangrove forests. Don’t count out freshwater fishing which is a highlight to any Florida vacation, especially peacock bass fishing Homestead.

The Florida Peacock Bass was introduced to South Florida in the 80s. One of the main reasons this occurred was to monitor and control the explosive growth of exotic species. As a result, we now have a hidden gem right here in South Florida. Peacock Bass Fishing is like no other style of fishing. If you set aside their vibrant colors and feel their pound-for-pound strength, you will be addicted for life.

Top 2 Peacock bass Fishing Homestead destinations:

Exotic peacock bass fishing in Homestead, FL is a highlight for many reasons. Firstly, you have two prime locations with completely unique features that provide something amazing. The first fishery is located just north of Key Largo, FL. It is a long canal system that holds some incredible peacock bass, known as the Aerojet Canal System.

When you arrive to the Aerojet Canal, you will be in a remote and desolate area of South Florida. Say goodbye to the noisy city and get a chance to really connect with Florida Nature. The canal system doesn’t look much but has its areas that produce some amazing bass fishing. Consequently, this is why a local expert is needed for a great day on the water.

Another fantastic location to explore and go fishing is the Falls Canal System located in Homestead as well. This canal system provides a whole new experience as it has a much more urban feel. By far, this is one of my favorite destinations to catch peacock bass. You get the opportunity to arrive at a destination, off-the-beaten-path and into a world, you have to be there to understand.

As you cruise through the canals of Miami, FL, your fishing spots are all around you. These canals are loaded with peacock bass along with a wide variety of other exotic species. In return, you get the opportunity to hook into hard-fighting peacock bass in the backyard of some beautiful South Florida homes.

South Florida Wildlife

Wondering if you will see Miami Florida Wildlife? The Falls Canal System is loaded with numbers of creatures that you can see. It will truly amaze you as you traverse through this system the numbers of birds and reptiles crawling the shore. Your local expert will help identify the different species for you. Enjoy taking pictures of Iguanas, Egrets, Cormorants, Anhinga, Limpkins, Crocodiles and so much more. Yes, on occasion, a saltwater crocodile will come into the freshwater canal system from the Everglades National Park.

This happens to be one of the best parts about getting out in South Florida. If you want all your 5-senses to be illuminated, explore the waters of Florida. An outdoor adventure is a true highlight for many travelers that visit South Florida. Our local experts can provide you an experience you will truly never forget. Florida Peacock Bass Fishing is one of the best ways to venture out.

Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Techniques

When it comes to peacock bass fishing Homestead, two different styles of fishing. You can fish with live bait, artificial bait, or flies. Live bait tends to be the best and most preferred method from our anglers. It is a sure way to allure a big Florida peacock bass. If you love to throw artificial baits, you can most certainly do that as well. It tends to be more difficult as the location the peacock bass like to sit and the hunt is close to the hard-rocky bank structure. You have to have great casting accuracy to land a peacock bass using topwater, jerk baits, bucktails, or more.

Fly Fishing for Peacock Bass can be a delicate and enticing way to fish for them as well. Many anglers come to these canal systems to land a peacock bass on fly. It is most certainly possible with excellent casting abilities. Your local expert will have suggested fly patterns aboard to assist in catching. We always recommend bringing your own equipment on a fly fishing trip because we want you to be comfortable and confident. If you need our local expert to provide the gear, please contact us in advance and we can make sure this is possible.

Current Peacock Bass Fishing Homestead Fishing Report:

Fishing with Captain Robert Miley

Katie, her fiance Adam, and their good friend Don were traveling to South Florida on vacation. While doing so, they wanted to go freshwater fishing. After doing some searching on Google, they found that there was peacock bass close to their destination. As a result, they decided to go on a peacock bass fishing trip right here in Homestead, FL.

Captain Robert E Miley had the pleasure of fishing with this lovely group. They explored the Aerojet Canal System with a lot of success. The smaller peacock bass were biting to start along with Mayan Cichlids. Luckily, this was just a warm-up, especially for Katie. Even though they missed some opportunities with some big peacock bass, Katie landed some beautiful fish.

Katie came in strong on this fishing trip with two big peacock bass in the boat. The first weighed close to 4 pounds and then she improved that catch with a bass weighing in at 4.5 pounds.
What a great day on the water for Katie. She was ecstatic with each catch.

Live bait was the most successful method to catch peacock bass on this trip. In order to have the most success, you had to let the bait sit. After staying patient, a peacock bass will eventually come up from the depths. Once they do, all you have to do is lift your rod, making the bait go crazy. After that, the peacock bass smashes it. Let the fish run with the bait and then set the hook. Hold on as the fish is going to run and put on a show for you.

It was awesome to see a peacock bass try to eat a Mayan Cichlid on this trip as well. After catching one, a big peacock bass came up and tried to eat it. This big fish just couldn’t get the fish in its mouth. They loved watching this happen, adding some additional flavor to their fishing adventure.

South Florida weather was extremely hot on this fishing trip. During these warm months, make sure you bring enough sun protection and hydration. Luckily, your fishing vessel comes equipped with a cooler, ice, and water on every trip.

Katie, Adam, and Don all had a fantastic time on the water. Captain Miley is looking forward to their next adventure again in the near future!

Fishing with Captain Kirk Osborne

Just shortly after this fishing trip, Andrew had the chance to take a solo-fishing trip in Homestead, FL. He was traveling from Coconut Grove, FL to exclusively target Florida peacock bass. Actually, this was Andrew’s first-time freshwater fishing. There is no better introduction to freshwater fishing than by catching exotic peacock bass. This species will have you hooked for life.

Captain Kirk Osborne had the pleasure of fishing with Andrew down in the Miami Falls Canal System. Andrew’s goal was to land a nice peacock bass and this wonderful fishery delivered. Fishing conditions paired up just right for a productive day on the water. The wind was blowing which helped keep the Florida sun from getting too hot.

Wind can help greatly when it comes to Florida Bass Fishing. It can push bait into corners and pockets that allow for easy feeding. A local expert and knowledgeable guide will make sure they get you around these areas to maximize your success. The Falls Canal System has numbers of these pockets that can produce some great fishing.

Andrew had some success catching peacock bass. His goal was most certainly accomplished while fishing with Captain Kirk. He landed several bass weighing up to 3 pounds. Every angler that lands their first peacock bass are truly amazed at the strength these fish have. When you are fighting them, you have to have patience and let the rod do the work. Anglers tend to rush the fight which can result in you losing the fish.

Captain Kirk is looking forward to fishing with Andrew again in the near future!

Discover Peacock Bass Fishing

Peacock bass fishing homestead Florida can really give you an awesome experience. You never know what you will catch as these fisheries have a multitude of species. Both of these systems have saltwater species that can live in freshwater like Snook and Tarpon. It is a blast to be out there on a freshwater bass fishing trip and get the opportunity to land Snook and Tarpon as well.

Freshwater fishing is a highlight of outdoor activities that many overlook. The calm nature and environment that consumes you when adventuring out is truly unique. The feelings and connectivity with the present is something that words can not express. You just have to get out there and explore.

Freshwater fishing also is a great option for anglers and travelers of all ages. It is the perfect opportunity to get the whole family on the water. A peacock bass of any size will have your children and youth addicted. Fishing is a positive activity that can encourage kids to go fishing and get off their electronics. We need more involvement in the outdoors to allow this activity to continue to evolve.

Your Peacock Bass Fishing Trip

We want to take away your fears and uncertainties when it comes to peacock fishing. When you step aboard and you embark on a peacock bass fishing Homestead charter in Florida for peacock bass, everything is covered. Your trip comes fully inclusive with all the equipment and tools needs to catch peacock bass. Ice, water, and a cooler are also provided. Feel free to bring additional beverages from non-alcoholic to alcoholic on this fishing trip as well as snacks or food.

Always come prepared with sun protection from sunglasses, clothes, and hats. The last thing you want to do after deciding you want to go fishing is getting a sunburn that ruins your trip. When it comes to sun exposure, the Florida sun brings the heat.

Before deciding to book your peacock bass fishing adventure, please be aware of additional costs. Live bait is an additional cost on your fishing trips. Also, by Florida law, fishing licenses are required on our fishing charters. Those over the age 16 + and 65 under need to purchase a fishing license. Here is a direct and easy link to get it online: myFWC.org

Booking Your Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Charter

Booking your next peacock bass fishing adventure couldn’t be any easier. Here at Bass Online, we provide you with a quick and easy way to book your next fishing trip. Follow our Online 24/7 booking process that is clean, quick and effective. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to reach out via Messenger, WhatsApp, or over the phone at 1-888-629-2277. We pride ourselves on our customer service making sure that you get all the assistance you need before planning and finalizing your plan.

Want to explore Saltwater Fishing in Florida? We have you covered!

When you are traveling to South Florida, also know that you have the ability to saltwater fish. We offer saltwater fishing from inshore to the deep sea. Everything you need for an outdoor fishing adventure in Florida, we have it. We are a one-stop-shop for all your fishing needs. We pride ourselves on making sure that you as an angler and traveler get out with the best fishing guides that Florida has to offer. See you on the water next time!

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Big Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Charters in South Florida

Big Florida Peacock Bass Fishing Charters in South Florida

Big Florida Peacock Bass

South Florida dodged a major bullet this month as Hurricane Dorian was moving west. We are praying for the Bahamas and hope they have a speedy recovery. Florida Bass Fishing survived the Hurricane. In the upcoming weeks, one of the most exciting spawns are about to begin. The South Florida peacock bass begin to spawn. If you are looking for big Florida peacock bass fishing, now is the time to explore all that Florida has to offer.

Many visitors travel to South Florida not knowing the true outdoor capabilities. Hidden in the urban environment are beautiful canal and lake systems that hold excellent fishing all year long. You would be surprised at all the amazing fish you can catch. The exotic peacock bass are about to spawn giving you a chance to land a giant bass.

Our local experts are the only way to go when catching peacock bass. They have years of experience that has led them to help you get on the fish you are after. Certain techniques whether throwing artificial baits or live baits, you have to have to know how to present both of them. Our experts are locked in, especially Captain Robert Miley!

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Big Florida Peacock Bass 1Baldur and his sons were traveling from Long Island, NY on a South Florida vacation. Their whole vacation was surrounded by peacock bass fishing. They were making their rounds across the state and had to stop down in Miami to hunt down giant peacock bass. While staying in Key Largo, they hopped in the car and head further north toward Miami Falls Canal System.

This fishing trip and adventure were everything they could ask for. It was a really great day for Baldur and his sons. You just don’t catch quality peacock bass like this on every trip. They landed 15 peacock bass in their quick fishing trip with the biggest bass being a trophy. This fish weighed in at 7.25 pounds, measures 23 inches long, and 18 inches round. Most of the other fish were in the weight range of 3-4 pounds.

It was a tough fight for Baldur’s son. This big Florida peacock bass fight hard which makes them some of the most exciting fish to catch here in South Florida. They really enjoyed this fishing trip and are looking forward to their next adventure here in the near future!

Just shortly after this fishing trip, Captain Miley was back out on the water. This time, he had the pleasure of fishing with Brandon and his wife traveling from Pennsylvania looking to soak up some Florida sun. While here, peacock bass fishing adventure stirred their interest. Hopping on board with Captain Miley, they knew they were in store for a great day on the water.

They ventured out on the Aerojet Canal System. This wonderful system holds some great bass fishing. It is also conveniently located near the Florida Keys. Brandon and his wife were on a quick 4-hr charter landing them numbers of beautiful peacock bass. They loved the fight and the thrill of the catch. Patience paid off for them with several catching in the 3-4 pound range. One even broke 5 pounds.

Big Florida Peacock Bass 2You can’t beat the Florida bass fishing right now especially the peacock bass. This is only a glimpse of what is to come. Captain Robert Miley is looking forward to another amazing trip with Captain Miley again in the near future!

If you are looking for an incredible fishing experience, now is the time to come. We hope you stayed safe during this storm and we hope to see you on the water soon. We dodge a massive storm and the bass fishing is going to come alive. Miami, FL is the best destination for peacock bass fishing in the United State. If you don’t want to leave the U.S. to land one, hop on board with one of our local experts and catch the fish of a lifetime!

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Summer Rain Exotic Fishing for Miami Florida Peacock Bass

Summer Rain Exotic Fishing for Miami Florida Peacock Bass

Summer Rain Exotic Fishing

Every day is another chance to experience something new. Whether you are at home or on vacation, you can always get out and explore the surrounding area. When visiting South Florida, especially Miami, peacock bass fishing is an incredible way to spend the day. During these warm summer months, the exotic fishing heats up. All day long you can have a blast catching fish with our local experts. Hop on board for some summer rain exotic fishing in beautiful Miami, FL.

Summer Rain Exotic FishingPeacock bass were introduced to South Florida to manage the exotic species that were starting to take over. As a result, they created an ecosystem that is now flourishing with peacock bass. These fish are incredibly fun to catch and have hard fights. Just because they are abundant does not make them easy to catch. Our local experts are the best way to get you on the peacock bass in South Florida.

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Captain Robert Miley is one of the BEST Florida peacock bass fishing guides. Many years of experience has led him to be able to target peacock bass in big numbers. He had the pleasure of fishing with Allen and his son Tallen this summer. They were traveling from Louisiana looking to cash in on some summer exotic fishing while exploring the Falls Canal System.

Even though the summertime can be a great time to fish, the rain can really fluctuate the bite. Water management in South Florida is always altering the levels making the fish have the ability to constantly move to new areas or deeper water. This can make the bite slow which is another great reason a local expert is so essential.

Allen and Tallen enjoyed the day on the water. They missed a lot of fish but managed to catch 6 peacock bass on their fishing trip. Most of the fish were in the weight range of 2-3 pounds. They loved the fight and had a blast with every catch.

Captain Miley is looking forward to fishing with Allen and Tallen again in the near future!

It was not long after this awesome fishing trip that Captain Miley was back on the water. This time, he had the pleasure of fishing with Jose and his wife along with their young son of 6-years. They were traveling to Miami, FL on a family vacation and wanted to get out on the water. Captain Miley took them on an adventure into Miami’s Blue Lagoon or Airport Lakes.

South Florida is filled with not only fishing but also other water activities. Jet Skiing on Airport Lakes is out of control and can be dangerous at times. Luckily, your local expert will keep you safe. Captain Miley tucked away into a community area where it was calm and the peacock bass were biting.

Summer Rain Exotic Fishing 3They did not get to hook into any big ones but had a blast catching peacock bass. Also, the Mayan cichlids were keeping the trip active. The weather got so hot they took shelter under bridges to protect them from the sun. Bring comfortable cool clothing that can protect you from the sun and keep you fishing longer.

Jose and his family had a great time fishing with Captain Miley. Captain Miley is looking forward to their next adventure and got this family safely back to the dock. Once there, Jose and his family hopped into Vice, our driver, and private transportation’s car, and off they went. If you need transportation, we can arrange it for you. Please contact us and ask when reserving your booking.

Miami, FL is a fantastic place to explore, visit, and stay. It has so much to offer whether it is the beaches, shopping, or outdoor adventures. Don’t miss out on catching an exotic peacock bass on your next vacation to South Florida. Our local experts are ready to get you on the fish of a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you on the water next time!

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About Capt Robert 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.

Go Pro Bass Fishing for Exotic Peacock Bass in Miami Florida

Go Pro Bass Fishing for Exotic Peacock Bass in Miami Florida

Go Pro Bass Fishing

Miami, Florida is a mecca for exceptional outdoor activities. There is no better place to travel to get the full Florida experience. Spend multiple days shopping, soaking in South Beach, or enjoying the nightlife. While taking a break from all that, you have to add Florida bass fishing to the menu. The colorful exotic species in the fisheries of Miami give you the full experience of what it is all about. Hop on board for some Go Pro Bass Fishing on your next visit to South Florida.

Go Pro Bass Fishing 2It is not every day that you have the chance to go out fishing in beautiful South Florida. When you do want to embark on that journey and adventure, make sure you get out with a local expert. Our local experts have years of experience guiding travelers and visitors on the fish of a lifetime. The colorful, exotic peacock bass is by far one of the most exciting Florida bass species you can catch.

Check out this Florida Peacock Bass Fishing update to see what you can get yourself into:

Captain Robert Miley is one of the best Florida peacock bass fishing guides. If you want to catch a big Florida peacock bass, this is your Captain to get it done. Captain Miley had the pleasure of fishing with Ethan and his best buddy Hudson. They were traveling to South Florida to enjoy a day catching peacock bass on the Falls Canal System.

While doing so, they filmed every aspect of the trip. They had GoPros mounted to their chest making sure they didn’t miss the amazing action. The peacock bass were biting on this fishing trip. Live domestic shiners along with artificial jerk baits and topwater baits brought the fish to the boat. The biggest fish was right around 3.5 pounds. Most of the fish were in the 2-pound range though.

Ethan and his buddy Hudson had a great time on the water. Captain Miley is looking forward to seeing them back here in South Florida catching more quality peacock bass.

Go Pro Bass Fishing 3It was not long after this fishing trip that Captain Miley was back on the water. This time, his adventures took him to Miami’s Airport Lakes and the Falls Canal System. He had the pleasure of fishing with Dale and his father Tervis. They were traveling from Virginia looking to enjoy some beautiful weather in Florida. While doing so, peacock bass fishing was a must.

This was a two-day fishing adventure that brought them to two very different urban fisheries. When you explore Miami like this, you are on a true outdoor adventure. Both locations produced some excellent fishing for Dale and Tervis. They caught 20 peacock bass on their fishing trips with bass up to 4 pounds.

The fishing may have been steady but the weather was very unpredictable. Rainstorms came on and off as well as the water management were constantly dropping the water levels. The constant changes in water levels can really play with the behavior of peacock bass.   

All-in-all, Dale, and Tervis had a fantastic time catching peacock bass in Miami. Captain Miley is looking forward to the next opportunity to land quality bass with them again!

Miami Peacock Bass Fishing is one of the best ways to explore what Florida has to offer. The peacock bass are biting and will only continue to get better. If you are looking to catch peacock bass and not have to travel to South America, Miami is your destination. Don’t miss out on your adventure next time you are visiting. Our local experts will work hard to get you on the fish of a lifetime

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