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Peacock Bass
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Science Name: Cichla ocellaris
Other Names: Butterfly Peacock
World Record: 11 lbs. 8 FL.
Environment: lakes
Techniques: light tackle, casting, fly
Range: Florida

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humsanba@hotmail.com | Posted: September 9, 2007

The Peacock Bass is also found in Gatun and Madden lakes in the country of Panama in big amounts.

fishingonly2002 | Posted: March 6, 2004

Wow your Record is WAY WAY OFF!!!!!!

Stan Wright | Posted: February 8, 2004

In Hawaii, fly fishermen use "Keel Hooks" when tying their stramer flys. Keel hooks are almost weedless. Since peacock bass tend to hold near shore, these weedless flys making fishing way back up in the grass and in brush tops much easier.

Aloha,
Stan