Bucket list fish

Discussion in 'Fishing' started by Iceman35, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    Right along the turnpike. I’ve been out towards Miami airport and caught tons of fish, just never a Peacock. Last year wennt way out west on the Tamiami trail to a pull of spot where one canal runs south for a 100 miles, walked 40 minutes in, and and two of us caught 200 fish in 4 hours. Insane. This trip I had to stay close to town, so not as far out. The map shows where I was at. The were pouring water out of the glades back towards town.
     
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  2. The world and state record is one oz shy of 12 pounds in Dale Hollow. They took it away for a short time then reinstated it.
     
  3. Feedman

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    Nice fish
     
  4. ribsplitter

    ribsplitter Cyber-Hunter

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    Thanks ,that was likely the trip of my lifetime.
     
  5. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Always want to catch a fish that weighed more then me. I did that in 1967 but I weigh a lot more now than then...LOL. Can't say I have a bucket list fish but hope you guys catch yours.
     
  6. FOWLER2671

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    Blue Lagoon just under the Dolphin parkway and the Southeast facing landing strip. Just about could have hooked the planes on approach!
     
  7. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 10 pointer

    A catfish that isnt a bullhead.
    Alligator gar, with a bow.
     
  8. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    When my parents used to live in FL, I would routinely catch a bunch of Peacock bass in one of those "drainage" ponds in the back of their house. They were typically 3 plus pounds. I never ate any of them as I wasn't sure they were edible, and plus, I wasn't sure (at one point) what they were--only that they were fun to catch. They looked like bass, but that dot on their back parts was odd looking to me.

    Only place I ever fished packing a .45 fishing...they had some pretty big gators in there. Had one of the neighbors ask me why I was packing and I said in case one of the gators jumped me. And then he told me "you can't shoot those aligators". I said, "Yes, I can. There's a thing on here called a trigger and all you gotta do is pull it back". LOL
     
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  9. Duster

    Duster 12 pointer

    Sure you were not catching Oscar's ? They also have the black dot.
     
  10. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    I guess it is possible--although I wouldn't know an Oscar if I saw one. I'm not too well versed on Florida ingenuous fish.

    Someone later on told me those were parrot fish. I'd never heard of them until then.
     
  11. Nock

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  12. EC

    EC 12 pointer

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    Thanks for the pic. That wasn't it. It was definitely a peacock fish then.
     
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  13. Don’t know why it wouldn’t be a peacock, Florida is full of them.
     
  14. Nock

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    I didn’t think it was. They don’t get quite that big. 12-15” about it.
     
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