Are you ready for a superb South American fishing experience, without having to travel there? A chance to catch a hard-fighting butterfly peacock bass? How about if you can do it without leaving Florida and just a stone’s throw from Naples, Palm Beach, Ft Lauderdale, or Miami?
Today the butterfly peacock fishery extends through 330 miles of canals in Dade and Broward counties and is self-sustaining. Since additional stockings are not needed, there is no on-going cost for the program. Yet it generates about 286,000 hours of angling enjoyment each year and provides nearly $5 million of annual economic benefit.
Fishing is typically good throughout the year, however, most butterfly peacocks heavier than four pounds are caught between February and May.
I’ll take you on an urban fishing trip you won’t forget in the South Florida area Lakes and Canals. Thanks to our FWC, with conservation in mind and research they open eyes to the possibilities.
The Peacock Bass have flourished in these urban canals and lakes over the last 20 years and all of this great fishing is just a stone’s throw of most anywhere in South Florida.