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Old 11-06-2022, 07:36 AM
 
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@Monello,

I've always wanted to fish for Peacocks. I heard that they can grow quite large, esp in their original native countries. I'm sure they eat them there, have you tried eating them?

Catching Oscars always makes me laugh because I have been keeping freshwater fish since I was a kid. I can't believe how big and beautiful they get in Florida, etc. Also wonder if they make good table fare.

Beautiful fish, thanks for sharing
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Panama City Beach, FL
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@Monello,

I've always wanted to fish for Peacocks. I heard that they can grow quite large, esp in their original native countries. I'm sure they eat them there, have you tried eating them?

Catching Oscars always makes me laugh because I have been keeping freshwater fish since I was a kid. I can't believe how big and beautiful they get in Florida, etc. Also wonder if they make good table fare.

Beautiful fish, thanks for sharing
There are 15 sub species of pavone. The species that grows larger did not survive in south Florida. Just the Butterfly peacock and 1 other, smaller species are in the canal system.

You can keep 2 peacock bass a day. I think around 7 pounds is as large as they get in south Florida. I can't imagine how 1 that size would fight. The 15 inchers put up a great fight. I haven't tried eating them. I do know some who ate them.

I'm told the oscars are excellent to eat. Again I never tried them.

If you like to catch fish, you owe it to yourself to target them at least once. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:11 PM
 
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There are 15 sub species of pavone. The species that grows larger did not survive in south Florida. Just the Butterfly peacock and 1 other, smaller species are in the canal system.

You can keep 2 peacock bass a day. I think around 7 pounds is as large as they get in south Florida. I can't imagine how 1 that size would fight. The 15 inchers put up a great fight. I haven't tried eating them. I do know some who ate them.

I'm told the oscars are excellent to eat. Again I never tried them.

If you like to catch fish, you owe it to yourself to target them at least once. You won't be disappointed.
Used to have Oscar's in my aquarium...weird fishing for and eating them. However they are everywhere in Florida and apparently tasty according to this. Would be fun fishing in some of the canals down there...

https://youtu.be/vY5MGBGtJYE
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Old 11-25-2022, 09:21 PM
 
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Fishing . . . Want to have fun try this. So the setting is like Walmart or Kohl’s, your with someone and waiting on another person to finish shopping. Pick a spot of slow traffic, garden center or dishes would do. Have a conversation with the person your with so a shopper can hear you but not to loud to be obvious. Mention an item on sale and how you can’t understand why they haven’t sold out already, something like Hamburger meat for $0.99 cents per pound or maybe a riding mower marked down to $150 bucks, watch the person listening to your conversation rush to the items mentioned. If it happens, you caught a fish!
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