Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Black Sea Bass in Canada

This year I skipped my winter escape to the NT and went for a bit of a trip to Canada and then onto Belize with the aim of targeting some salmon and then bonefish and anything else that happened along in the meantime. Whilst out chasing sea run salmon we discovered these "Black Sea Bass" on the kelp forest edges.  They pretty much ate any fly put in front of them and the habit of schooling up in vertical colums meant that you could fish down a school pulling off the top fish with sucsessive casts. Like most bass, they pulled like a train and made for some great sport. We caught a heap of them, so ....if your missing your Aussie bass fishing next winter, I am calling these as a very suitable substitute.
A typical Black Sea Bass
Kinda familar head shape 
My good mate Gav with another average fish
Bloody ugly with a big mouth, the fish ain't too pretty either...  
Eye like bass

As you can tell by my down jacket it was pretty cold despit being summer over there, water temp of 14oC!!! Call that a bloody summer. Belize was another story altogether , but no bass there....

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