11/5/17 Homestead peacock bass fishing report

Well had some free time this weekend so tried something I’d been meaning to for a while. Went with my friend Vic and hit some of his bass holes in homestead! Kind of a last minute deal but met him and a few others up there. We fished a few canals and one pond mostly throwing topwaters though tried some worms too. Not a lot of action but Vic got a couple peacocks at the first stop. I had one bite but missed it and a few other followers. The next stop I got a little largemouth bass and so did Vic. After that we tried the other end of this area and found a mix of fish. I got a larger largemouth here, then a cichlid, and finally my peacock! Not a big one but the right one. After that we tried a pond near the overpass where we saw the most fish we had seen. We switched over to weighted worms but never had any bites. The bass were interested but just not wanting to feed it seemed. After that I called it a day and headed home. Fun stuff and was a cool experience, plus got to catch my first homestead peacock bass and cichlid. Think I will try it again some time for sure.

Capt. Rick Stanczyk
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