palm beach county fisherman on a charter with peacock bass

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
Young female angler with Peacock Bass

Florida is the Place to Fish for Your Favorite Exotics. Swamp to SEA Is your Local Pro on Fly or Light Tackle.

As you can see, whether looking for Peacock Bass here in Florida or a plethora of other exotics, as well as local favorites such as Largemouth Bass, the Palm Beach area and Swamp to Sea Guide Service is your go to source. 

This part of Florida lends itself to great year round fishing, and the Peacock Bass is a great bucket list fish to get checked off no matter the season. While fishing for Peacock Bass, anglers will find themselves catching a true mixed back of freshwater favorites. What this means is non-stop fishing action and one great day on the water. 

We are running these charters daily, and we really want to get as many people in front of these fish as possible. Join us today!

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

Capt. Patrick Smith

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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: