So I'm a pretty new fisherman focusing mostly on the ponds/lakes located in regional parks around West Boca. I've been learning as I go from the other fisherman around where I go.
So far I've identified: mayan cichlid, LMB, spotted sunfish, and bluegill in this lake I go to (and probably more I havent yet identified).
Usually I try and catch some tiny bluegill to use as bass bait and have been successful in that, but I wanted to know how to catch some of these big mayans too? I caught one so far, pretty decently sized probably 2 pounds, free lined with a piece of shrimp and a small hook (same bait i used to catch bluegill)
My issue is the mayans dont usually go after the shrimp, and if they do, the bluegill manage to nab the bait before the cichlid do. Any advice on catching these cichlids/what they like to eat?