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Fishing in Ebro Delta
The Ebro Delta is one of the best places to fish along the Catalan Coast, not to mention, the Spanish Mediterranean. The rich waters of the River Ebro empty into the Mediterranean, bringing food for all types of fish, birds, and mammals alike. There are many fishermen that are willing to drive hours on the highway to come fishing here to “get away.”
High up on the food chain we find the large predators that are so fascinating to us, the bluefish, amberjack, leerfish, and the sea bass, among others. During the winter months is usually when we stop fishing the salt waters and change to fishing the rivers. On a boat, we can start from the mouth of the Ebro River to the ‘Xerta’. Spinning, we catch zander, catfish, black bass or some sea bass.
The months of April and May are a time of transition: the water starts heating up and large amounts of water run down the Ebro River from the Pyrenees. This is when you can catch garfish, pageles, saddled sea bream, gilthead, sea bass; and in the river you still catch catfish and pike-perch. During the month of June, fish become more active and we begin to catch bluefish, leerfish, dentex, barracuda (sea pike) and gilthead.
The next months are the best for fishing on the Delta de Ebro: June, July, August, and September. You can see seagulls everywhere and there is a lot of activity in the water. A part from the above mentioned predators, there are also Atlantic bonitos and dolphinfish. These are also the most interesting months to catch sea bass in the river.
With the arrival of the cold in autumn and winter, the sea becomes less active until slowly the cycle starts again, beginning with March...