Spotted Peacock Bass Spring Fishing Information and Facts
While live bait is a great way to catch bass, it can be difficult to keep live bait alive or obtain in some fishing locals.
When fishing in South America, look for the Spotted Peacock Bass in lagoon areas just off a major river. Look for them near the shore around sunken debris and rocks but be careful as it is easy to get the lure snagged.
In Florida, they can be found in canals, lakes and slow moving rivers during the spring. They are often found with their young having hundreds of their young swimming along side.
During spawning, and after their young have hatched, Speckled Peacock Bass are very territorial and will aggressively defend it against any incursion.
While live bait is a great way to catch bass, it can be difficult to keep live bait alive or obtain in some fishing locals in the Amazon basin. However, the use of eight- or nine-inch long lures with a spinner or spoon attached are very effective when fished in the Spotted Peacock’s territory or around it’s young while they are still shadowing.
Make sure your line, equipment and tackle is capable of handling a twelve pound fighting fish for Florida waters and at least 30 pound test for South American waters. Line strength is not enough. Make sure to loosen your drag as the strike is abrupt and aggressive as the Peacock Bass usually charges the bait very fast and can snap the line if the drag is set to high. Once the hook is set, tighten up your drag.
There are many lakes and lagoons in the Brazilian rain forest including the many lakes off the remote Baria river or the Casiquiare areas. The Agua Boa region also offers many great opportunities with over thirty-two lagoons and land locked lakes. Balance your equipment and tackle and don’t forget to get in shape as a full day of peacock bass fishing is quite the workout.