Originally from the Amazon basin in south America, peacock bass were introduced to South Florida in 1984 to control the growing population of exotic species. Butterfly peacock bass (Pavon in Spanish and Tucunare in Portuguese) are not really a bass, but a cichlid.  Peacock bass provide a very intense fight with several jumps and mad dog attitude.

While fishing for Peacocks you may also catch other species like Alligator gar, snook, baby tarpon, Midas cichlid and other native and exotic species.

A lot of the fishing is done by foot on some locations in the Miami periphery or on the Miami canals by flats boat.

What to bring:

  • Sunblock
  • Appropriate clothing (SPF long sleeve shirts, gloves and neckgaiters/buffs are advised)
  • Camera
  • Non-marking soled shoes
  • Amber colored, polarized sunglasses are a must
  • Any personal medication that may be needed throughout the day

What we provide:

  • Lunch, water, sodas
  • We provide all licenses, National Park permits; rods, reels, flies, lures and bait.  If you wish to use your own gear, check with us beforehand.

Full day:  $ 475
Half day:  $ 375

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El Peacock Bass, Tucunare o Pavon es originario de la cuenca del Amazonas en Sud America y fueron introducidos en el sur de Florida para controlar la excesiva poblacion de especies exoticas que se estaban procreando en los canales y lagos de Miami.  El Tucunare mariposa (Cichla Ocellaris) no es realmente un bass sino que es un Ciclido (de la familia de las chanchitas).  Son peces muy poderosos, que producen una pelea corta pero intensa con saltos y actitud de pitbull.

Ademas del Tucunare podremos encontrar otras especies como Large mouth Bass, Tilapia, Alligator Gar, Snook, Midas, Clown fish, baby Tarpon, and more.

Toda la pesca la hacemos en la misma lancha de flats con motor electrico y a pocos minutos del centro de Miami.

Tambien ofrecemos pesca costera cambiando de canales para una mayor variedad.

Where to meet

We will meet at the Crandon Park Marina on Key Biscayne.

Planning ahead...

We will meet at Crandon Park Marina as shown at the map to the left.  This is an easy trip from Miami International Airport, and is a cheap Uber/Lyft/Cab ride away!

Crandon Park Marina, Florida 33149, USA

What to bring:

  • Sunblock
  • Appropriate clothing (SPF long sleeve shirts, gloves and neckgaiters/buffs are advised)
  • Camera
  • Non-marking (highlighted) soled shoes
  • Amber colored, polarized sunglasses are a must
  • Any personal medication that may be needed throughout the day

What we provide:

  • Lunches, water, sodas
  • We provide all licenses, National Park permits rods, reels, flies and tackle.  If you wish to use your own gear, check with us beforehand.