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Jun 9, 2021 20:50:12   #
FS Digest
 
I want to know what would the right lure to throw would be in a canal near my house, I have seen many 4 + lb peacock bass, but they are in the middle/ bottom. But every time I throw anything that is not top water it gets snagged full of grass. This canal has a lot of grass in the bottom, and it is not that deep

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by TheBroccoliBro

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Jun 9, 2021 23:06:33   #
Robert J Samples Loc: Houston TX
 
WellThe BroccoliBro: Peacock Bass are known for hitting top water lures. My personal best was 19 lbes in the Rio Negro River, Brazil. I caught it on a Heddon top water that had been given a custom paint job to look like a small Peacock. The guide services in Brazil often have their clients use a lure called a WoodChopper, but I don't think you keed to do that. It does not have to be that big. Just Sayin...RJS

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Jun 10, 2021 13:47:55   #
Gary Northrop Loc: Richland WA
 
Like Mr. Samples, my biggest peacock (22lbs) came out of the Rio Negro; it, and many others,
liked the Heddon Zara Spook in the traditional red/white color. I suspect the Zara Spook Jr would
work well in your canals. Be ready for some explosions!

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Jun 10, 2021 14:40:53   #
Ben Bragg Loc: Dayton Ohio
 
Twitch a big rapala original . It floats and only dives a foot or so when twitched . Get aggressive with the twitch pause retrieve.
Do this and I bet you get bit

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Jun 10, 2021 20:03:26   #
racewalker26 Loc: Denham Springs LA
 
FS Digest wrote:
I want to know what would the right lure to throw would be in a canal near my house, I have seen many 4 + lb peacock bass, but they are in the middle/ bottom. But every time I throw anything that is not top water it gets snagged full of grass. This canal has a lot of grass in the bottom, and it is not that deep

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by TheBroccoliBro


To avoid snagging on the grass at the bottom I would throw a wacky Senko with a Berkley 19 2/0 W.G. Weedless Needle Point hook. This has a safety pin device for avoiding grass. It is very frustrating removing seaweed from your hook every time.



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Jun 11, 2021 10:47:30   #
Chuck56 Loc: Texas
 
Try a 130 sized whopper plopper. That lure comes with good hooks and hardware and should hold up to peacock bass.....My 2cents

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