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Old 11-27-2008, 05:08 PM
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The week of November 9-16, Chris and I spent 6 long days (10 hour fishing days) on Lake Baccarac on the west coast of Mexico. Lake Baccarac is noted for it's 10 pound plus largemouth bass. He didn't get a 10 pounder, but he came close.....

I, on the other hand, did not catch one single fish on my flyrod all week. I tried floating line, sinking tip, and full sinking lines. Every type, size, and color fly I had..... Wind wasn't bad, it was beautiful weather. There just were NO small (1 to 5 pound) fish caught by any angler all week.

You'll notice from the pictures that Chris quickly put down the fly rod and started chunking lures.
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Not bad for your first Mexican bass, 7 1/2 pounder

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His largest... 9 3/4 pound Mexican Bass

The "small" 1 to 5 pound fish were just no where to be found. Where as the week before, everyone was catching 50 fish a day with bunches of those in the 9 to 12 pound range.... the week we were there only the big ones were around. And not that many of them. I caught a total of 6 bass (on a spinning rod) and Chris landed 13 bass.... all week. No one had any idea why everything shut down the week we were there.

You would make 1000 casts a day and be lucky to catch one or two fish.
But you have to admit, that the one fish you did catch was a good one.

I spoke to two guys at the airport who had fished Lake Huites that week and averaged 50 to 60 bass a day... (loosing 20 to 30 that came un-buttoned) but their largest was only 7 pounds. Most of their fish ran 2 to 5 pounds. I've had great success there with a flyrod. Lake Huites is noted for large numbers of fish, but smaller. Lake Baccarac is the place to go for that 10 pound bass.

Even though the fishing was very, very, very slow, and we didn't catch nearly as many fish as we expected..... Chris is already planning his next trip to Lake Baccarac. Seems he's been bitten by that "10 pound bass bug". LOL
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