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Peacock Bass

AKA: Peacock Cichlid / Butterfly Bass / Butterfly Cichlid / Butterfly Peacock Family: Cichlid

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Peacock Bass

Peacock Bass Specifications

Water: Fresh Where: Inland
Size: Most common at 1-2 pounds with larger fish reaching a range of 3-5 pounds with the possibilty of growing up to about 9 pounds.
Fight: An agressive and hard striker with a showy fight to match.
Deliciousness: Very Good
Range: Fresh Water Technique: Still Fishing / Casting / Trolling
Baits: Baitfish / Lures / Flies Tackle: Spinning / Baitcasting

The Peacock Cichlid is characterized by a bass shaped body, with green or darker uppers and a lighter to yellowey underside, He has three vertical stripes and a spot on his tail that are outlined with a white or lighter stroke. The fins show variations in color, ranging from blue to red to purple and yellow.

These fish are found in deeper waters where the temperature remain somewhat warm during cold snaps. Most likely encounterd to our south due to his intolerance for colder waters.

Live baitfish are the best natural bait while plugs, spinners, spoons and crankbaits make for the artificial bait.

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