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Peacocks In Delray, You Bet !

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2 years after the freeze I finally caught a peacock in Delray, about 2 miles from my home in canal where I used to catch a lot of them. This was a nice fight, I'm hoping there are some more.

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never caught one before... i've heard the strike is bone jarring. its on my bucket list: catch a peacock in south florida

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Nice peacock, congrats. I took a trip to south Fla a couple of years ago specifically to get some of those beauties. I wasn't disappointed.

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You know I don't weigh or measure them, but I'd guess maybe 2-3#. Pound for pound they may be at the top of the freshwater fighting list, I never caught anything in Michigan that rivaled them.

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Very nice. I've yet to catch a peacock down here, not even sure there in my area. I hear they do have some a little south in Naples. What part of Michigan were you from?

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Very nice. I've yet to catch a peacock down here, not even sure there in my area. I hear they do have some a little south in Naples. What part of Michigan were you from?

Birmingham, Michigan

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That X-Rap keeps popping up in your photos.

Might have to get me one in that color.

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That one is old and in real life doesn't look so good. It's a size 08, I was using it in saltwater, it has 4x trebs.

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Beautiful fish. I think based on looks alone the peacocks are my favorite. I haven't had a chance to fish for them yet though. Very nice fish. Keep it up.

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Went back again yesterday Pm and caught some more, this time I went with a light rod and ul reel. I'm burned out on the small ones, 1-2 pounders don't get it, gotta find the bigger ones. Didn't realize this until yesterday but there is a daily limit of 2 with only 1 being over 17".

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One of the nice things about Florida, snook and jacks in the morning, peacocks and bass in the Pm. I used to have a ton of Peacocks in my backyard canal, which connects to the same place I've been catching those peas about 3 miles away, so I'm hopeful to get some action at home. My canal used to be excellent, many peas and some great bass, 2 bad things happened, the freeze and the county came in a dredged, the bass haven't been the same for 2 years, just yesterday I had some better action.

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Everytime i see a thread like this i want to pack up and move to south fla.

I would love to go out in the back yard and catch some nice fish!

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Everytime i see a thread like this i want to pack up and move to south fla.

I would love to go out in the back yard and catch some nice fish!

In Palm Beach county they are making a little bit of a comeback, I personally have caught them in only 2 places and the sizes are small. Further south I understand they are catching them with much less effort and they are bigger.

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Nice! Ive heard of people getting them in Coral Springs, but Ive yet to see one between there and Weston. My landlord and I live on a canal, he said they used to be in here till that long cold. I wish theyd come back!

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I've been back to the spot I was catching them a couple of times in the last few weeks but only caught one.  Before the freeze they were all over the place here, I was catching about 1-1 bass and peacocks then in my backyard canal.

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was on Lake Osborne last Friday between lantana and lake worth rd and got a little peacock on a kvd 2.5 black back/chart squarebill. Was a pleasant suprize. That's pretty far North.

 

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That looks alot like a Perch but massive!! any resemblance ?

 

 

nice fish though

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Peacocks are brightly colored, the one in the photo does not do the beauty of the fish justice.  No resemblance to a perch. Peacocks are a South American cichlid, not really a bass.

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I need to get down to south FL and do some peacock fishing I don't think we have any here in Jacksonville

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