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Well i just started this thread to know what you guys like to use for peacock fishing, i see peacock at least every other day but they dont even look at my bait and im using a peacock minnow which is recommended by every sight.

Any ideas?

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Ive caught them with 3-4 inch rapalas, like the x-rap. I basically just tisk them off enough that they cant help attacking the lure. Especially when they are protecting their babies or guarding thier eggs. A heavy jig also works when they are guarding the eggs. Since they cant really blow it off the bed, they pick it up and try to carry it off and thats when I set the hook. The other So. Florida members are probably alot more experienced with Peacocks and I'm sure they will be around soon. Good luck!

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Here's my experience and that of people who I talk to out on the lakes.  Some people slow troll along the canal banks using a black over gold rapala, like the one in the BR Lure Fun.  

I have been getting them pretty regularly on chrome rattle traps and cranks.  I use chartreuse, fire tiger and red cranks as does a couple of my buddies.  Another friend of mine doesn't really target Peacocks but catches them on the Zoom super fluke while going for regular bass.

My experience is they like bright colors and the bait to be fished erratic.  Our best bite comes between 10am and 3pm (Palm Beach County).

As mentioned earlier, try using a jig or worm when they are bedding.  Simply lay it in the bed slowly bounce it around but I'm not big on bed fishing.

Lastly, Don't use any lures that you don't mind tearing up.  The Peacocks will certainly tear a lure up after a days fishing.

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I have caught only 2 peacock bass though but i see them everywhere. I just saw a couple yesterday 2 males swim by they were huge at minimum 6-7 lbs. i casted a rat-l-trap and a spinnerbait they looked at it and swam away.

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