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Peacock Bass Fun

Posted 08-28-2009 at 12:07 AM by vsyogi

Alright here are probably some of the best fighting fish in freshwater ever. Peacock Bass are such a beautiful fish, well here see for youself.

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Amazing right, the cool thing about them is that any fly used on LMB( Largemouth Bass) can be used to catch Peacocks. Clousers, Divers, and Poppers are all you need. Usually bright popping colors are used often, but you really need to know how to work them to get their attention. Bedding Peacocks are the easiest to fish for since they are highly territorial and attack anything close to their nests. Using poppers and divers over their nest are by my opinion the best way to get a strike. Another way to get a guaranteed strike would be to land a deep clouser right on their nest. I don't really recommend this because there is a good chance you can snag a rock or something. My personal favorite way to fish for them is to find a school and use a unweighted clouser. Make a long cast past the school and make long fast strips over them. Whatever you do don't stop or slow down your strips, they'll quickly lose interest in the fly. The fun thing about schools is they don't get scared when one gets hooked, they all follow and wait to attack the next fly. Hook setting them is pretty easy once they attack they quickly turn and run. You'll feel the tug on the line all that is needed is the quick upward motion of the rod and the hook is set. Reminder: Keep your rod tip up as they jump just like Largemouths do and will easily spit out a hook.
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