Capt. Patrick Smith

​​Ph: 561-503-0848


Florida Peacock Bass Fishing

Undoubtedly, one of the most sought after fishing trips in Florida is for the exotic Peacock Bass. Swamp to Sea Guide Service offers Peacock Bass fishing charters here in the Palm Beach Florida area. Capt. Patrick Smith guides these trips several days per week and has the local knowledge, equipment, and expertise to make your Florida Peacock Bass fishing adventure one you will not forget. You can click to Get Started below, or read further for more details & see what other Florida exotics we can target during your fishing charter.


Two Florida anglers with PeacockBass doubles
Peacock Bass in South Florida waters
Large florida clown knifefish caught on boat

Fishing for Florida Exotics: Peacock Bass, Clown Knifefish, and More

The Florida Peacock Bass

The Florida Peacock Bass was introduced into the South Florida freshwater system in 1984. After 10 years of study, Florida officials introduced both the Butterfly Peacock Bass and Speckled Peacock Bass to the southern region of that state to prey on other non-native species. From the beginning local anglers became obsessed with catching these aggressive and amazing looking fish. The current Florida state record is 9.08 pounds, but fish up to 12 pounds have been caught. Globally, the current IGFA all-tackle world record is 12.6 pounds (caught in Venezuela); 13 of the 16 current IGFA world records for Peacock Bass have been caught from Florida waters.

​Here are some of the ones the clients at Swamp to Sea Guide Service have caught with their Peacock Bass Fishing Guide:

Young female angler with Peacock Bass
swamp to sea client with florida clown knifefish

The Florida Clown Knifefish

The Clown Knifefish is Currently only found in Lakes Osborne, Lake Ida, and their associated canals in southeast Florida. Which puts them right in the heart of the Swamp to Sea Guide Service area. This is a species gaining popularity for Florida anglers and visitors alike. Though introduces as a non native species through improper release from private aquarium collections, this species has flourished in the freshwater systems in the Palm Beach area. As such, Swamp to Sea has put many clients on these elusive and spectacular looking fish. Check out some of our client catches below:

A big Florida Peacock Bass

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angler with florida clown knifefish
palm beach county fisherman on a charter with peacock bass