Posts Tagged ‘peacock bass’

We caught a MASSIVE blue crab fishing in Florida for bass and it wanted to fight. My best friend used a net to trap the crab as it swam right down the middle of a Miami canal. I have no idea why it was there or what it was doing. The Atlantic Ocean is not too far away but for a blue crab to travel that far is amazing!

This is the vlog of my peacock bass fishing trip with my best friend to Miami – the one of the only place in the whole U.S where you can catch exotic species like the Peacock Bass. We targeted fish sight fishing with small swimbaits as well as using topwater poppers which ended up being the key to getting bigger bites.

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Topwater bait Pop R 2.5″

Other topwater splash bait

Fishing rod Powell Endurance 7’3″ ML

Braided fishing line 14lbs

Sight fishing swimbait

Jig head for swimbait 1/4oz 4/0

My Costas

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Fishing for bass is a challenge, even aggressive peacock bass. We decided to bust out a traditional fishing technique I haven’t used in ages, using live bait. In this case we grabbed some shiners from a local tackle store and went out to sight fish for spawning bass on South Florida canal system that holds a range of species from snook and tarpon all the way to peacock and largemouth bass. It was sort of an adventure since neither me nor my best friend has ever tried live bait rigs for this kind of bass fishing – we were total novices but made it work to hook up with some nice fish and some ball busting in between.

Weather: partly to mostly cloudy, highs in the low 90’s becoming sunny and breezy later in the day (that’s when the bite seemed to improve too)

Camera – GoPro Hero 5 Black

Powell 7’1″ MH Spinning Rod

Owner Wacky Rig Hooks

Berkley Fireline Crystal 10# and 12#

You need this graph – Lowrance HDS 12 Carbon:


GoPro Shoulder Mount

Floral Hat

Lapel mic

Re Fuel Gopro Battery – 6hrs of Action

SD Card for all day

We were fishing for bass and then all of sudden sploosh! One GIANT freshwater snook! While out fishing for peacock bass with my best friend from Wisconsin the Rebel Pop R topwater bait strikes again during our annual fishing trip enticing a monster snook to explode on top. Using light light braided fishing line and medium action spinning tackle this fish fight was one to remember! Even though we were targeting Peacock Bass this catch made day 1 of our trip a successful one! Stay tuned for day 2 when we do something I’ve never done – use live bait in the form of shiners to sight fish bedding Peacock Bass in South Florida!

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Here are some of the products, cameras, and equipment used in the vid:

Camera – GoPro Hero 5 Black

Rebel Pop-R Popper

Shimano Compre 7′ Medium Fishing Rod

Berkley Fireline Crystal 12lbs

Mustad Triple Grips (Change your hooks!!!!!)

GoPro Shoulder Mount

Floral Hat

Took my best friend fishing and we caught a bunch of peacock bass and some snook with swimbaits targeting bedding areas just before the full moon. What people don’t know is peacock bass behave a lot like blue gill or bream because that’s their closest relation. We managed to fish for bass at just the right time.

Weather was hot balmy summer conditions, no wind no rain and temperatures in the 90’s. The whole key was these fish were spawning and locked on beds and we could sight fish for them which made it amazingly fun!

All baits and gear are listed below:

Little EZ Swimbait
GoPro Hero5

Jig head

Shimano Sahara Spinning Reel

Rapala X-Rap Olive Green

GoPro Shoulder Mount

Floral Hat


Bienvenido a Miami

tapping into the urban mix bag population at the miami airport canals in late summer.  spinning tackle, 20# braid, rapala x-rap, and rebel pop-r’s.