Hawaii Peacocks and Largemouth

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Stan Wright, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Stan Wright

    Stan Wright Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Messages:
    153
    Likes Received:
    21
    Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Home Page:
    The water temperature hit that magic 80 degrees and the peacock bass are going crazy. Our peacock bass average about 2 pounds with a 3 to 5 pounder not that uncommon.

    Shane was using his buzz bait and landed some nice fish... like this 2 1/2 lb. largemouth.
    [​IMG]

    This was the largest we were able to get into the boat for pictures. A 3 pound peacock bass. Several larger ones came unbuttoned right at the boat. Several more just jumped and tossed the lure. Wild surface action whether you land the fish or not... LOL
    [​IMG]

    I was switching between a popping bug on the fly rod and a spinning rod with 4# test.
    [​IMG]

    This 1 1/4 pounder is lots of fun with ultra-light spinning tackle.
    [​IMG]

    We're seeing lots of larger peacock bass along the shore. Looks like spawning time is almost here.
     
  2. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,924
    Likes Received:
    140
    Location:
    East Wenatchee, WA
    Sweet, Stan
     
  3. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,219
    Likes Received:
    249
    Location:
    out of state now
    Home Page:
    Neat stuff, peacock bass are one of my "bucket list" fish.
     
  4. Roby

    Roby New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Messages:
    71
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sedro Woolley, WA
    Same here. Looks like a blast!

    Roby
     

Share This Page