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Post by bonefishwhisperer » Wed Dec 24, 2008 7:10 pm

long-slow-unedited-realtime-low resolution video of me and Tad in Miami catching peacocks and exotics

http://vimeo.com/2580436
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Post by krash » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:28 pm

Urban South Florida fishing at its best, shopping carts make great natural structure.
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Miami Peacocks

Post by bluebill » Wed Dec 24, 2008 11:37 pm

That is a fun video of you and Tod catching peacocks.

I was in Miami over the Thanksgiving weekend and did some exploring for peacocks in the Kendall area. I tried Snapper Creek canal and had many follow a small jig but no takers. I never did see any near the bank like in your video.

I finally caught a few on a shimmow fly in one of the lakes in west Kendall. I saw many big largemouth bass but could not get them to take.
But, I know where to go in a few months when the get more active.

I hope to be down again over the New Year weekend and will have another go at the peacocks.

It looks like your fish were taking the fly many times when it was sinking or lying still?
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Post by bonefishwhisperer » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:36 am

I fish just the opposite of everybody as you can see...its 90% sight casting and the fly is always moving...I have sink rate dialed so even though we dont strip the line so much the fly is never more than about a ft away from a fish...it used to be white hot fishing around here but as you can see from the video there has been road construction...that canal went from a fishery than I could rely on for about 100lbs a day of peacocks to not catching a single one there now for over 1.5 yrs...the bass are always moving around too...I doubt you will find them again in the same spot..snapper ck is good near Dadeland Mall and flyshop...try to email me when you are coming...if not busy perhaps I can show you a spot or 3
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Post by ChrisR » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:17 am

That was awesome. I will have to bring my fly rod down the next time that I visit my grandparents. :D

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Post by Vercetti » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:36 am

Nice man! I enjoyed watching that while the rest of my family took a nap...I fished a few canals down there earlier this year with the fly rod but didn't have any luck. I think the key is letting the fly get down and keep it moving, didn't realize how deep those canals are. I will definately give it another go next time I'm in the area.
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Post by bluebill » Thu Dec 25, 2008 12:21 pm

I was staying with family near 107th and sunset so fished snapper crk just south of sunset - it is pretty boring at first as it is straight no brush or trees or structure. the peacocks i did see there were near the bridge abutments.

I walked and drove around a lake that is an extension of snapper crk and saw peacocks schooling and busting bait just out of my fly casting range so i threw plugs but no takers - but a fancy bass boat came into the lake with two clients and said they caught a few peacocks where they were schooling using live minnows for bait.

Cordell - OK, i will email you before my next trip.

I think you will like the lake in west kendall as it is deep but has a good amount of shallows where the bass can be sight fished with a fly.

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i wish i still had access to the 55 over community in broward where i caught this peacock last year - the condos are dirt cheap there now - the clubhouse lake is full of peacocks and LM bass and has near zero fishing pressure.
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Post by bonefishwhisperer » Thu Dec 25, 2008 2:14 pm

I live only 1.5 miles from the airport lakes where they did the original stocking...its also where I get jacks/snook and tarpon...I see peacocks there every day...there are so many canals that hold fish but I prefer the ones that hold sweetwater fish...I hate to limit myself to just targeting peacocks when there are glamour species in the same water
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Post by bluebill » Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:12 pm

BFW

I f you put a canoe or kayak in the east lake (blue lagoon?), can you somehow get through a culvert or something to the next lake to the west?

that is the lake i checked out a few years ago and saw lots of big peacocks in clear water and a teenager who also snuck in caught them in spring on striped orange plugs.

Security did kick us out.

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Post by bonefishwhisperer » Thu Dec 25, 2008 6:19 pm

I believe you can...I have only fished the banks between lakes..I have followed them roadside and they seem to be interconnected all the way...security actually told me of a spot where to fish on one of the lakes...didnt know they existed but I didnt get kicked out but it was too windy that day
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Post by bluebill » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:18 pm

BFW

Thanks - you are a helpful guy.

HAPPY HOLIDAY

I hope you had a nice holiday dinner.

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Post by Rooster » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:35 pm

I wonder if that tactic would work here in the St. Pete area.. :idea:

Anyway, I should just buy a good quality video camera and learn some video editing software and get some skills with them.....I'll do that, and if in a year or so after I get some skillz, and you're looking for a camera man to film your own fishing show, I'll volunteer for the job 8) :lol: Great stuff BFW!!

P.S. I got a GPS for the truck, so I'll get over my fear of getting lost and actually be able to head down that way sometime soon 8).
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Post by bonefishwhisperer » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:58 am

the canals were on fire yesterday...big jacks...slot snook...over 2 dozen snapper...cuda...peacocks...bass..going again ina few minutes before the sun comes up

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