Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 17th May)

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 9th April)

Post by Peace » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:47 pm

fishingboy wrote:haha yup , btw can i join you next time for your peakcockbass trip ?
Sorry I don't bring people on trips, I hope you understand. :)

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 9th April)

Post by patrick2405 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:21 pm

hey btw peace i noticed that they all hit the middle hook?

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 9th April)

Post by Peace » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:30 pm

I noticed that too, they must have been aiming for the head of the lure. The red rings around the eyes look appealing to me, maybe it does to the fish too. :p

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 9th April)

Post by patrick2405 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:56 pm

Peace wrote:I noticed that too, they must have been aiming for the head of the lure. The red rings around the eyes look appealing to me, maybe it does to the fish too. :p
yupp i think so hahas... i saw some pics of PBs caught on lure with the head of the lure in the mouth! :shocked:

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 9th April)

Post by Peace » Sun May 01, 2011 5:02 pm

I got a sudden take this time round, it caught me off guard but still it's tough luck for that peacock bass. :p

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 1st May)

Post by Peace » Sat May 07, 2011 4:38 pm

Okay, I finally managed to land an adult Speckled Pavon again. This one is bigger than the last one though not as beautiful. With that, I can finally give the basses a rest.

On my personal observation, the population of these basses seem to overwhelm the area forcing other species of fish to make way for them. I don't see many snakeheads compared a few years back. The ones I see now are found near very shallow waters where large peacock bass cannot reach.

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 7th May)

Post by Lurer » Sun May 08, 2011 12:49 pm

Nice fish Peace ^^ :D hope u get a much bigger Pb~ ^^

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 7th May)

Post by Peace » Sun May 08, 2011 9:35 pm

Thanks for the comment lurer and welcome to HLF. :flower: I'll be sure to lure out the biggies the next time I go there. :cool:

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 7th May)

Post by Peace » Tue May 17, 2011 5:52 pm

Okay, the tide this week isn't really suitable for my spot so I decided to dip another round of freshwater. Nothing new except this pavon tops the biggest one so far, I guess I really can do better. :p

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 17th May)

Post by Lurer » Tue May 17, 2011 7:21 pm

nice size ^^ :)

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 17th May)

Post by sgpu » Tue May 17, 2011 8:28 pm

how come both colours different ar?

is there a difference with the species?

hey nice catches . . . =)
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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 17th May)

Post by Peace » Tue May 17, 2011 11:43 pm

They're the same species, just one matured(top) and the other(bottom) still a juvenile, or rather somewhat adolescence. As it matures, they start to lose those speckles and the black bars become more apparent. The latest adult one I caught is slightly more greenish though.

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 17th May)

Post by Leng » Thu May 19, 2011 10:00 pm

Woah! 100% HIT RATE !?!?!? Nice one Peace. Great job in finding your secret heaven, I gotta go recce more :)

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 17th May)

Post by Peace » Fri May 20, 2011 12:03 am

Thanks. But one thing to note, even a productive spot needs to adhere to the golden hours of freshwater fishing. While I still can get fish during midday, the fishes are not as aggressive and sometimes totally ignore your lure. :sweatdrop:

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Re: Peacock Bass on topwater lure (updated 17th May)

Post by Grawpy » Fri May 20, 2011 8:40 am

Peace wrote:Thanks. But one thing to note, even a productive spot needs to adhere to the golden hours of freshwater fishing. While I still can get fish during midday, the fishes are not as aggressive and sometimes totally ignore your lure. :sweatdrop:
What are the golden hours? Early morning and Evening? Can u please specify the time range? :o
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