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Old 01-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im headed down to brazil this spring and wanted to hear some tips on catching some peacock bass from any of you experienced with them. I know absolutely nothing about them. where do they hang out? what lures should i use? how do they taste (i'll only be keeping one a day for dinner on the boat)? ill be on the rio negro and the amazon.
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The "WOODCHOPPER" has been a go to for many people chasing monster peacocks. They actually have a few hanging in the SW here in town!! If it were me I would be taking big wake baits, swim baits and buzz baits.
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Speargun.... Works everytime!
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I am mass jealous. I have seen shows from those guys catching peacock bass....and it looks like MASS fun. Topwater would be all I use! Or swimbaits!
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Lucky dog!

Check tackletour.... They just went down there and had lots of good tips.
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:48 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Rio Negro is on my bucket list. i would go to Larry Dahlberg's webiste and get his take on what tackle to bring, I would be willing to bet that guy has caught as many if not more peacocks than any other resident of the U.S.
http://www.purpledesert.net/asklarry/viewforum.php?f=5
He is pretty quick to answer questions.

I did a fly swap with a guy in Florida this winter, he sent these pics shortly after.


So, I still haven't got to fish for them... but at least I have tied a fly that ended up stuck in a few of them!
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I fished down there once and really anything big. Key is finding them or sit back and try and spot them chasing bait. We got them on Zara spook's,rattle traps, big sassy shads, big bucktails and the old relialble live bait free lined.
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wow thanks for all the great responses! any tips on where they are usually located in the river
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Take plenty of lures! Nothing last long down there! I suggest getting serious with heavy duty split rings and 4x hooks. Those fish are straight up gangster.
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Take plenty of lures! Nothing last long down there! I suggest getting serious with heavy duty split rings and 4x hooks. Those fish are straight up gangster.
lmao. love the advice man
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