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Just wanted to show all of you not from South Florida, another exotic. This one is called a Jaguar Guapote. They are pretty. Do not fight much, but do have teeth. Enjoy!!

 

Jaguar # 2 at park

 

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Very cool. Appreciate it. I love the exotics.

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I have caught 3, never thought the fight was special.  Just the other day while I was surfing I came across a post where the angler's opinion was opposite, thought they were better than peacocks.  

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Dude, that thing is crazy looking...I wanna catch one now!  Why do I have to live in stupid Maryland?

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Just wanted to show all of you not from South Florida, another exotic. This one is called a Jaguar Guapote. They are pretty. Do not fight much, but do have teeth. Enjoy!!

 

 

So they sound like they are kin to the Jacksonville Jags. LOL

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Snook, I agree, they do not come remotely close in fighting like a peacock. The individual may have confused them for another fish.

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Lou how big do they generally get?

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Snook, I agree, they do not come remotely close in fighting like a peacock. The individual may have confused them for another fish.

Most likely.  Nothing in freshwater Florida I'd rather catch than a peacock.

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Never caught a peacock before but do they ight harder than pike? They have some big ones in NJ that would put up a helluva fight!

I'm pretty sure there are pike in FL but maybe not as common as they are up north... I would think a Muskie would put up a better fight than a pea not sure if FL has Muskie though

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Never caught a peacock before but do they ight harder than pike? They have some big ones in NJ that would put up a helluva fight!

I'm pretty sure there are pike in FL but maybe not as common as they are up north... I would think a Muskie would put up a better fight than a pea not sure if FL has Muskie though

Until a person has caught a number of fish of every species, it's conjecture on what fights harder pound for pound.  I've caught pike, muskie, salmon, smallmouth and peacocks, not to mention the saltwater species.  I've answered that question for myself, and I'm not going to tell ya, to know the answer you have to catch them all yourself and form your own opinion and everyone still won't agree.

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Until a person has caught a number of fish of every species, it's conjecture on what fights harder pound for pound. I've caught pike, muskie, salmon, smallmouth and peacocks, not to mention the saltwater species. I've answered that question for myself, and I'm not going to tell ya, to know the answer you have to catch them all yourself and form your own opinion and everyone still won't agree.

So there are Muskie in FL? Have you caught em here or somewhere else

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So there are Muskie in FL? Have you caught em here or somewhere else

I'm originally from Michigan, no muskie or pike here in Florida.

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AK, the only thing remotely close to pike down here is its cousin chain pickerel. They run small and sleek. They do have teeth. I have not seen a chain pickerel for several years now. As far as the jaguar, they do not grow very big. FWC mentioned the record is around 3lbs. I personally have never caught any of the Northern fish you mentioned. Peacocks are very strong and relentless fighters. The only thing I can compare pea's to are LMB. Pea's beat LMB in ferocity, strength, and aggressiveness, in my opinion. However, I fish for LMB 90% of the time. If I see a decent pea to go after, I will. Hence the picture a couple of weeks ago.

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If those may an cichlids got to lmb size, I think they would give peas a run for their money.

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If those may an cichlids got to lmb size, I think they would give peas a run for their money.

That would be a scary fish, imagine a 10lb + cichlid  :tard: 

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Very cool fish, man!

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Biggest mayan I have caught probably was about 1#, real terrors.  Many people hooking them for the first time think what they caught was a peacock, I do hate busting their bubble.

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MC's are the scrappiest fighters as well as big Oscars. After a full day of catching those my wrists would be sore. Sadly, however, the last big freeze we had in the glades, really brought down the MC's and Oscar populations.

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I just saw your post sqhertz, if a MC got to be the size of large pea or lmb. The MC would be the king of the hill no doubt!!

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Lol I remember reading somewhere about people calling them atomic pan fish. That sounds about right.

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I don't think the mayans get much over a 1.5# either.  You want some real fun, wait until the ladyfish (aka poor man's tarpon) start running, they do come into the brackish canals.

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haha, my other hobby is aquariums and I have a big old momma Jag, funny how all my SA/CA cichs I keep are game fish yall

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Yes that is a Parachromis Managuensis AKA Jaguar Cichlid. It is one of many Central and South American aquarium fish that outgrow their tank or kill their tankmates and get illegally released into the wild. In captivity males reach about 24" and need a 6' 150 gallon tank or larger for multiple fish or pairs.

 

Other fish commonly caught in florida and Hawaii are Convicts, red devils, Mayans, Red terrors, green terrors, oscars, dovii, Texas, snakeheads, etc.

 

....Bill

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