Undoubtedly, one of the most sought after fishing trips in Florida is for the exotic Peacock Bass. Swamp to Sea Guide Services is the most highly reviewed Peacock Bass fishing guide in Florida. 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. Swamp to Sea Guide service is located in Palm Beach County, home to Lake Ida Chain of lakes that is known for it's incredible peacock bass fishing.
Capt. Patrick of Swamp to Sea Guide service has been fishing for peacock bass in Florida for over 25 years and has these fish down to a science. The best part about catching peacock bass is the variety of other species you will catch as well. The Lake Ida chain of lakes is home to big largemouth bass, panfish, and exotic fish alike. Fishing for peacock bass in Florida can be done year round and is a non-stop action packed day on the water.
The Clown Knifefish is only found in Lake 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. Clown Knife is a species gaining popularity among Florida anglers and visitors alike. Though introduced as a non-native species through improper release from private aquarium collections, this species has flourished in the freshwater systems in the South Florida area. They are commonly caught while fishing for peacock bass and are known for their big jumps and strong fight. Clown Knife fish are typically caught on live shad, but they can be caught using artificial or fly. Capt. Patrick actually holds the World Record for the largest Clown Knifefish, which was caught in Lake Ida.