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Schooling Peacock Bass

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Schooling Peacock Bass

Postby Stan Wright » Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:26 pm

The lake is clearing up nicely since the big floods in December. Now that the water temperature is 74 degrees, the peacock bass are starting to school up and chase the shad again.

A Schooling Size Peacock Bass

Most of the fish are 1 1/2 to 2 pound size. There are lots of them and when you scale down your tackle to a 4wt or 5wt fly rod.... it's a good fight. And really exciting when one of the 3 pounders hits.

The threadfin shad they are feeding on are very small, just an inch or so. We scaled down our flys to take advantage of the feeding frenzy. The gold fly is just a #10 AH hook with gold Flashabou... a simple streamer.
The purple looking one is a cone head wooly bugger without the hackle. Keep it simple, make it fun.


Another Hawaii Peacock Bass on a Fly
Why let the truth stand in the way of a good fish story.
Stan Wright
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