Last week River Plate Anglers, http://www.riverplateanglers.com/, reported that fisherman, Mr. George Walters caught the World Record Butterfly Peacock Bass which weighed slightly over 17lbs. The record is pending certification by IGFA. The butterfly peacock was caught on the Rio Urubaxi in the Brazilian Amazon on a topwater prop lure.
The current World Record Butterfly Peacock was caught by Antonio Campa G. on the Chiguao River in Bolivar State, Venezuela accordiing to IGFA and weighed 12lbs 9oz.
The Butterfly Peacock is native to South America, but can also be found in places such as Miami. The butterfly peacock normally has three dark yellow-fringed blothes along the lateral midsection as opposed to normal three black bars on the bigger speckled Peacocks. Normally the butterfly peacocks grow to 3 to 4 lbs.