Friday, November 07, 2014

Most Wanted : Largemouth Bass.

Well it's that time of year again. The nights are getting longer and the weather is getting colder and wetter. Fishing opportunities are become more limited and my thoughts inevitably start to wander a bit to next year. In my head my plans for extended fishing trips during 2015 were already taking shape nicely when my mate Martin decided to throw a spanner in the works. When he told me he was going to the River Ebro in Spain for a week to target freshwater predators using lures and asked me if I wanted to join him I had to have a rethink. After watching a few videos he sent me I was quite frankly blown away, quickly told him that I'd love to go and subsequently the flights, accommodation and guide have all been booked.

Having caught perch and zander in the UK I'm looking forward to hopefully catching some of the larger specimens that the warm water of the River Ebro produces. It is another target however that has captured my imagination, largemouth bass. A fish native to the US, where it is a popular target species for many sport anglers due to it putting up a fair old scrap when hooked, often going airborne in an attempt to get free. It has, like a few other species, been introduced to the River Ebro.

"Take me to the river. Drop me in the water."
Our guide for the duration of our trip is Lee Carpenter of Pro Predator Fishing Adventures. This is Lee with a largemouth bass.

The trip will be my first experience of freshwater fishing abroad and I'm really looking forward to it. Obviously there is also the option of targeting the huge carp and catfish that the Ebro is famous for and being there for a whole week we might also manage to squeeze in a trip to the coast one evening for some ultra light fun in the sea as well. All in all it should be an epic adventure indeed!

Tight lines, Scott


  1. Fingers crossed it delivers what we hope for squire, the dice has been thrown. Has Jake fished there?

    1. I'm sure we will have a great time mate. :-D

      I believe so, for carp and catfish on bait gear.