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Science Name: Astronotus ocellatus
Ideal Temp: 75 to 85
World Record: 3 lbs. 8 ounces Fl.
Environment: lakes
Techniques: light tackle, fly fishing
Range: Florida

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Youngfisher | Posted: March 13, 2012

I went to the IGFA (fishing hall of fame) during a family event. They let kids fish in their stocked pond with live red worms. I chose to use bread suspended under a float near grass and I caught a huge five pound, record breaker oscar. I asked the guy holding the event if it counts, but he said no because the pond was a private, non natural pond.

steelheader | Posted: June 23, 2009

Yeah! Why not put a bunch of fish in a barrel..and shoot em? You can waggle your finger in the water and get a bite off an oscar. It might feel better to fish for species that people don't keep as bass or something from salt water.

seph | Posted: May 14, 2006

Use a 1 inch chunk of a panfish. Me and my friends did and we got alot of 8 incers.

trev | Posted: April 1, 2006

The best tip i can give anyone to catch an oscar is to sightfish along the edge. This works flawless. When you see an oscar along the edge of the water just keep a hook on your line. (no bait) Then throw the hook at the fish and tease it up and down. The oscar is sure to bite it to defend their territory. This is the best way to catch oscar's guaranteed.

Billman | Posted: November 13, 2005

I catch em and put em in my aquarium, use little chunks of work on top with a small split shot, if your near a dock it works even better!

L | Posted: August 23, 2005

I cought one of these in florida useing a husky jerk and the tail was all connected was weird..but it fought like no other

steve | Posted: January 28, 2003

Small hook, split shot and cutbait tossed where you can't see the bottom.