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Cadence For S. Florida Peacock Bass?

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Hi all,

Was fishing the C-9 canal this morning and. I could see some peacock bass one foot away from me. I had a rapala xrap on a spinning combo. I tried a slow and fast cadence but couldn't get them to bite. This was around 9:30am in the morning. Is there something else I could have done?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi all,

Was fishing the C-9 canal this morning and. I could see some peacock bass one foot away from me. I had a rapala xrap on a spinning combo. I tried a slow and fast cadence but couldn't get them to bite. This was around 9:30am in the morning. Is there something else I could have done?

Thanks in advance!

yes, you could have caught one.

You described one of my favorite scenarios, Drag a crappie type jig in the sand in front of them, it may take a few casts to get them intrested.  They will bat or push them away and finally strike they get ticked, gotta give it time.  You can drag an xrap same way.  If you can't see them you are then blind casting, just fish normal.

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It was weedy but they were in a pocket in between. I tried to give it time but they wouldn't bite. They disappeared into the murky water is when I gave up. They looked at the lure but that's just about it. May be one of those times when they just don't like what you show them lol

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They are not always aggressive

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Hi all,

Was fishing the C-9 canal this morning and. I could see some peacock bass one foot away from me. I had a rapala xrap on a spinning combo. I tried a slow and fast cadence but couldn't get them to bite. This was around 9:30am in the morning. Is there something else I could have done?

Thanks in advance!

Sometimes by changing lures they will attack it. Suspended jerkbaits in bright colors get pea's attention. Remember, if you can see them they can see you. Bigger pea's shy away a bit when they can see you.

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IMO understanding the nuances of a targeted species is a lot more important than the lure tied on.  Learning YOUR fish on your water is a big key to being more successful.   This is a bass site, that's the emphasis, I don't fish bass much different than other species, except feeding times, tides, wind,weather and water conditions, time of year can play a big part too.

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Thanks all, all good points. Just like bass fishing, many factors go into figuring out trying to get the ultimate goal of getting that bite. That why we are happier when we do since its not an easy thing all the time.

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