Some Massive Peacock Bass Catches

Take a dive into the archives for the stories and photos behind record fish that are still as impressive today as when the giants were first landed.

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Bill Gassmann of Indianola, Iowa, caught the pending IGFA world-record speckled peacock bass while on a fishing vacation in Brazil on February 9. The fish weighed in at 28 pounds, eclipsing the former world record (also caught in Brazil) by a full pound.
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Gassmann describes himself as an avid recreational angler, however, he had never been on an exotic fishing vacation before. He joined this trip on the live-aboard shipΒ Captain PeacockΒ to fish the Rio Negro and its tributaries in the northern Amazon at the urging of some fellow Iowa breakfast club buddies.
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The International Game Fish Association tracks records for six different species of peacock bass, with the speckled peacock (chichla temensis) being the largest.

All credit for this awesome list goes to Field and Stream.

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