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Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

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From $600
per person, double occupancy

4 days/3 nights
2 days fishing

plus airfare

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Fishing Pavon in the Sunshine State
Native to the Amazon-Orinoco Basins of South America, the peacock bass was first introduced into numerous lakes and canals of South Florida in 1984 by the Florida Freshwater Game and Fish Commission. Because of an inherent intolerance to cold, South Florida is the only location in the continental United States where peacock bass have been successfully stocked. No one knows the favorite lairs of the peacock bass better than Captain Alan Zaremba, a professional guide who has targeted this fantastic sportfish on a full-time basis since 1998. Because of his prowess at putting clients on scrappy South Florida peacocks, Alan has been featured in numerous print and television media, ranging from Bassmaster Magazine and Field & Stream magazines to TNN Outdoors.

South Florida Peacocks

Florida, United States

Two anglers will be fishing out of fully rigged 21-foot Storm bass boats. Groups of up to ten anglers can be accommodated. Alan will guide you through the winding maze of canals and backwater bays, fishing a variety of topwater and subsurface baits for butterfly and speckled peacocks. Some of the prime topwater baits include the Pop-R's, Johnny Rattlers, Peacock Bass Special and Zara Spooks. When the topwater bite slows, Alan will have you switch to Rattlin' Rogues, Mepps spinners and bucktail jigs. The canals of South Florida also teem with a variety of other gamefish species and you'll have a shot at hooking up with tarpon, snook, largemouth bass, jaguar guapote, Mayan Cichlids, Red Midas Cichlids and Oscars during the course of your fishing trip. Peacock bass also readily attack surface popping flies and subsurface streamer flies and Alan will position the boat perfectly for you to make your casts to likely fish-holding cover. Don't want the hassle of transporting your rods to South Florida, no problem, Alan can provide rods and reels for your trip.

4 days/3 nights
2 days fishing

4 days/3 nights/2 days fishing
2 anglers - $600 per person (double occupancy)
Single angler - $1,200
plus airfare to Miami or Fort Lauderdale

Fishing days only
2 anglers - $450 per person per day
Single angler - $450 per day

$300 per person. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements to Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.


  • Airport shuttles to hotel
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Breakfasts at hotel
  • Full days guided fishing
  • Tackle and lures if desired
  • Beer and soft drinks while fishing

Airfare, lunches and dinners, bar tab, fishing license, tips or items of a personal nature.


Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates. Early reservations are highly recommended.

You may fly to Miami or Fort Lauderdale, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Transportation to the various fishing spots is provided. However, if you may wish to rent a car if you are planning to go out in the evening.

6 anglers per week

You will overnight at a hotel located in close proximity to the fishery.

Breakfasts are provided at your hotel. On request Alan can arrange for a box lunch for the boat, or you can break for lunch at a nearby restaurant. Dinners are on your own, with a variety of nearby restaurants from which to choose.

(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Arrive in Miami or Fort Lauderdale. Airport reception and shuttle to hotel. Overnight.
Days 2: Breakfast at hotel. Morning and afternoon guided fishing. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 3: Breakfast at hotel. Morning and afternoon guided fishing. Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Be sure to bring sunscreen and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

Daytime temperatures typically range from 70-100 degrees during the day, depending on the season. Heavy tropical downpours can occur, so be sure to pack a rainsuit.

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. FishQuest is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by FishQuest and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.

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