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Help me help me!!! I have been going for peacock bass in Miami for now two years and I've got all the lures u could think of thinking I have the wrong ones. I need help finding locations where me and my 10 year old brother can fish. We catch and release these peacocks and we only use lures. We used to use live bait but we don't wanna spend money every time we go fishing. I have from top water to sinkers and I have yet to catch one with any lure. I need help finding locations to fish. I fish from land so boat locations is out. We have gone to all the places we could think of and we haven't caught. Now we have seen a hand full of em and when we throw our lures at em. They just look at it and swim away.  

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Need help finding fishing locations in Miami is like needing help to find sand in the desert...sorry, had to say it.

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On 7/8/2016 at 10:49 AM, Manny Escobar said:

Help me help me!!! I have been going for peacock bass in Miami for now two years and I've got all the lures u could think of thinking I have the wrong ones. I need help finding locations where me and my 10 year old brother can fish. We catch and release these peacocks and we only use lures. We used to use live bait but we don't wanna spend money every time we go fishing. I have from top water to sinkers and I have yet to catch one with any lure. I need help finding locations to fish. I fish from land so boat locations is out. We have gone to all the places we could think of and we haven't caught. Now we have seen a hand full of em and when we throw our lures at em. They just look at it and swim away.  

Hi Manny, I can understand your frustration. The good news is any canal system down here in Miami hold peacock. You will find them during the peak times of the day. The further south you go past Miami the greater the chances of landing bigger Pea's. Google Earth is a good tool to find canal sytems. Best of luck to you and your little brother. 

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1 hour ago, Manny Escobar said:

Thank you and what lure types should I use. Because I have seen em but they won't hit

Fast moving baits, mostly in the crank and jerkbait variety. If you can match the hatch, for example mimicking Mayan Cichlid's or other juvenile exotics will really help. Look around culverts and pilings. 

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Try the canal behind Opa Locka airport on Red Road and NW 142nd Street.This canal is loaded with peacock bass and largemouth bass.

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You are welcome, it's the part of the canal that is "L" shaped.That whole canal system has good fishing. 

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17 hours ago, soflabasser said:

Try the canal behind Opa Locka airport on Red Road and NW 142nd Street.This canal is loaded with peacock bass and largemouth bass.

try hard jerk baits,topwater plugs…..keep em moving.peacocks like moving baits.sometimes faster the better.try different retrieves to find out what works best.good luck they are a blast to catch.

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You don't have to use live bait to catch a peacock bass,they bite lures well.Try fishing with Rebel Pop R's,Heddon Torpedo propbaits,and Rapala jerkbaits for both peacock bass and largemouth bass.For the largemouth bass in that canal try using senkos, jigs,and spinnerbaits. These lures should keep you busy catching lots of fish in that canal.

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My go-to peacock lure is a red or orange (or a combo or red/orange) lipless crankbait. Depending on the depth i either use a rattle trap when shallow or a warpig if fishing a little bit deaper. I catch them both sightfishing and just chucking the lipless way out there and giving it a steady retrieve. Hope this helps! Good luck!

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On 7/8/2016 at 10:49 AM, Manny Escobar said:

Help me help me!!! I have been going for peacock bass in Miami for now two years and I've got all the lures u could think of thinking I have the wrong ones. I need help finding locations where me and my 10 year old brother can fish. We catch and release these peacocks and we only use lures. We used to use live bait but we don't wanna spend money every time we go fishing. I have from top water to sinkers and I have yet to catch one with any lure. I need help finding locations to fish. I fish from land so boat locations is out. We have gone to all the places we could think of and we haven't caught. Now we have seen a hand full of em and when we throw our lures at em. They just look at it and swim away.  

Go to Walmart or Kmart. Get a 3-5 foot castnet, a bucket, and an aerator. Castnet small blue gill, cichlids, or golden shiners. Most of the time peacocks can't resist

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I use goggle earth .goggle maps n bing maps 2 scout out lakes n canals 2 fish..i use a casting net 2 catch awesome live bait.it never fails..if u have an atv/4wheeler u can really fish some realy good huney holes deep in the everglades..hell i can give u the location of 2 good huney holes in the turkey point/homestead area....Jamesfish13 is correct!

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