By Roland Trevino
I went fishing with my dad at the L.A. River this weekend. He was using a 4-wt. rod with a yellow popper and casting above the tail-out of a large pool. On his first cast he got a short strike that broke the water.
After a couple of casts, and a nice splash, he hooked into a real fighter.
At first, we thought he had hooked a large Green Sunfish, but after a short battle, he landed this little Largemouth Bass!
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9 thoughts on “Holy mackerel, Dad caught a Largemouth Bass on the L.A. River!”
yes, that little river gem was released!
Wow! Hope it gets to grow nice and big in our lovely river
I’ve heard of people catching bass, but this is actual proof.
It’s pretty unreal, and on a popper, no less!
I don’t know about everyone, but I release all my fish. The ospreys, cormorants, and mergansers need them.
Yes, c/r, so important. If you know of anyone with either green sunfish or tipalia shots, pls send them my way. I appreciate it!
Is the largemouth unusual? Very nice by any means. I found we have tilapia here in Idaho, about springs that enter to the Snake R. Still have to find access to them
Yes, that was a treasure of a catch, and I think it will be iconic in years to come. In the only fish survey I know of, commissioned by Friends of the L.A. River in 2008, only one bass was found!
Next up, I hope somebody wants to post about tilapia.
Good to hear from you and tight lines, Jim
I’ve caught several bass in Los Angeles river, carp even, on a lipless crank bait of all things