2016 AUGUST MEXICO UPDATE

[Editor: this article first appeared on www.ronsfishingblog and may only be used by permission of Ron Speed Jr.]

LAKE PICACHOS….RAINY SEASON EXPLOSION!

trophy size bass in Mexico

George Harris’ largest bass of his life time…9lbs 4oz Lake Picachos

As the dog days of summer start to wind down (hopefully), I wanted to give you good folks some good news on fishing in Mexico.

I just returned 3 weeks ago from fabulous Lake Picachos! I continue to tell you how awesome this lake is….how there’s never been a lake with more bass…how much fun this lake is to fish…or how beautiful our camp is on this lake…and how first-class everything is to include houses, restaurant, service and boats. Well, it’s ALL true! Every time I visit our lodge and the fishing at Picachos, I return totally blown away….every single time! This recent trip was no different. I hosted a group of 8 anglers at Picachos in mid- to late July. I knew we would be dealing with the annual monsoon season…which meant “most likely” rising water, possibly severely stained to dirty water…and of course lightning and torrential rain from thunderstorms. Also a lot of humidity from the storms and warm summer temperatures. Well, it turned out to be “all of the above” for most. Still, it did not adversely affect the fishing….NOT ONE BIT!

Let’s get right to it, shall we? We were there to fish 5 days…which as it turned out, coulda-shoulda killed us! By that last day, we were all too tired to lift our arms…let alone, get in a boat with the idea we were going fishing….casting. We gutted it out though and it only padded our already INSANE numbers of bass! This wasn’t just about catching numbers as we had a lot of quality size fish in the 4 and 5 pound range and even some heavier toads! George Harris of Illinois was making his first trip to Picachos and went with the idea that this would be all about catching numbers of 2 – 4 pound bass. He not only caught a lot more bass over 4 pounds than he expected to catch but also landed his largest bass ever…9 lbs, 4 oz!!! George also got to see yours truly lose a giant bass near the dam. Seems I do that a lot here lately but that’s neither here nor there and let’s not talk about it…well, let’s just say that George got to see it up close and personal and truly believed that bass I lost was “twice bigger”….I think George has been fishing in Illinois too long but I will say that I believe the bass was well north of 10 lbs…possibly a “teener” …seriously. Oh well, enough about THAT! Let’s talk about the others that didn’t get away. Carroll Price of South Carolina was also making his first trip to Picachos and landed several big bass. One of 8.8 lbs, 2 of 7 and 7.5 lbs and several others in the 6 lbs class. His fishing partner, Ron Carpenter, a former NFL legend defensive lineman with the Cincinnati Bengals, also landed one of 7.5 lbs and a lot of quality bass in the 4 – 6 lbs class! Their friends, G.W. and Jerry, landed a ton of quality bass on Oldham’s spinnerbaits and even topwater up to 6 lbs (4 over 6 lbs). My largest “that didn’t get away” was 8.5 lbs.

Quick fishing story that took place during this fantastic trip. On the afternoon of the 2nd day, I was fishing with George Harris up the river. We had only been fishing about 45 minutes after lunch. We decided to slow things down and go hunt for big fish on one of my more brushier spots near the river. The kind of spot you better go straight vertical or risk losing your lure. We hadn’t caught anything big but we had 19 in the boat already for the afternoon. I get a call from my good buddy and spinnerbait maker, Terry Oldham. He wanted to know how fishing was (?) and after a few minutes, he decided to share a little tidbit with me about a great “hump” he found on his last trip near the end of May. He said “If the water depth is similar to what it was in May, those bass should still be on it.” After getting the directions, George and I headed to Oldham’s “secret honey hole,” which took us all but about 10 minutes to arrive and another 5 minutes for me to graph it with my Lowrance sonar. Once I had this hump located, I positioned the boat so we could both make casts to it. On my very first cast, I hooked two bass on my Strike King 10XD crankbait. That told me this hump had to be loaded with fish. Well, it was….boy was it loaded! After fishing Oldham’s hump for 1 hour, 20 minutes, George and I went from 19 bass to 212 bass!!!! We landed bass mostly from 3 lbs to 5 lbs but I did land two over 6 lbs! It was absolutely INSANE! Every cast it seemed…and when we didn’t catch one on a cast, we were like “Oh no, did they move out to deep water?”…then the next cast would produce a fish. Here’s another part of the greatness of that hole and afternoon of fishing….Like on my first cast where I landed two bass on one cast…I repeated that 11 more times! Yes, in the hour and a half that we fished that spot, I caught two bass on one cast/one lure 12 times!!!! George did the same 4 times on a smaller crankbait. We stopped fishing after an hour and a half not because the fish moved or quit biting, but rather we saw one of our other boats of friends and simply gave them the spot as we were just too darn tired to catch another bass! The guys we gave the hole to, immediately started catching them like George and I did….and when they got tired of it and moved on, we gave it to another boat of friends…and they wrecked them as well. That spot never stopped producing the rest of the trip…right down to the final hour and day of fishing. It was just absolutely insane!

Topwater good? You bet it was good! In fact, every morning there were at least 3 of our 4 boats (2 anglers per boat) that came in at lunch claiming to have caught bass on topwater all the way until 10:30 – 11 am!!! Honestly, it really didn’t matter what lures we used. Just grab something in the tackle bag/box and toss it out there! Every day the monsoon storms would roll in about 4:30 – 5:00 pm, which is normal for this time of year. Since we ALWAYS place safety #1, the guides were instructed to return to camp when lightning was within 5 miles. We would all race back to the lodge, let it pass (about 45 minutes to 1 hour), then go back out and fish until dark…which was around 8:30 pm. Even with an hour or so of “down time” every boat managed to catch 150 – 250 bass per day! We all agreed we could have caught even more but just simply couldn’t hold up to constant catching and many times just sat in the boat, drinking a beer or soda or water and look at each other like, “You fish…I’m going to take a break”…well, there were A LOT of breaks! That my friends, is about as good as bass fishing gets!

I see more and more evidence of Picachos nearing that “trophy” status. We’re not quite there yet but it’s coming sooner than you might think. It could happen this coming season as I do expect more bass of 10 lbs or larger to be caught this year than ever before. Still, I will hold off on classifying it a trophy lake….but only because we have two other lakes in Comedero and El Salto that are as good as trophy bass fishing gets and if one wants strictly trophy bass opportunities, then that’s where one needs to be…or at the very least, package one of those with Picachos in the same trip!

Now on to those other two great trophy bass lakes….

LAKE COMEDERO/LAKE EL SALTO…BIG BASS HEAVEN!

Fishing Lake Comedero in Mexico

Jim Behenken with a Comedero TOAD!!!!

Lake Comedero – Folks, I can’t stop telling you how strong I feel about the amount of giant bass that are in Comedero. If you’ve kept up with my updates and particularly my January 2016 Update…www.ronsfishingblog.com/january-2016-mexico-update/. where I told you about the giant that broke my heart, then you should know how I feel about Comedero and the vast amount of giant bass in that lake! Since it’s nearly 3x larger and deeper than El Salto and Picachos, it takes longer for the water to cool on the surface coming out of the monsoon and tropical storm seasons. Therefore I do not open our camp on this lake until December and close by the end of March. It’s not that you can’t catch big fish there in other months but these 4 months are PRIME for having the best chance to hook multiple big bass! Also, what makes Comedero so great is that it’s not a “feast or famine” trophy bass lake. Like many other trophy lakes, you either catch a big one or you catch a handful of small ones while trying to hook that big one. NOT COMEDERO! Comedero produced over 75 bass per boat/per day last season. No, not everyone hooked or landed a giant but at least for those that didn’t land one, many caught a lot of bass and many from 5 – 7 lbs! It’s truly the best trophy bass lake I’ve ever fished and I am really excited to get the season opened there again! December is when that water cools down and those big bass have been deep for 5 or 6 months (or longer). When they move to the shallows in December, it gets REAL! Giant bass explosions on topwater! Spinnerbaits….crankbaits….plastics…doesn’t matter as they’re feeding like crazy and fattening up for the upcoming spawns that take place in Jan, Feb and March! If one is looking for a double-digit size bass and even one in the “teens”, then Comedero is your lake! It’s truly a trophy angler’s paradise! We are only going to open for 4 months and many dates already taken. You should call NOW if you want to get in on this season’s big bass action!

New brush on Comedero. Excellent for flipping and pitching for giant bass!, Also great for spinnerbait and topwater on the outer edges!

New brush on Comedero. Excellent for flipping and pitching for giant bass!, Also great for spinnerbait and topwater on the outer edges!

Giant Bass on Lake El Salto in Mexico

Greg Almond with his Giant El Salto bass

El Salto – Well, what can I say about this great lake that I haven’t already said or what you don’t already know? It’s a lake that just keeps churning out big bass in the 8 – 11 pound range and last year our largest was 12 lbs, 6 oz! It also produced near 100 bass per day/per boat, which is amazing considering it opened in 1990! This just goes to prove what I’ve always said about the west coast mountain lakes in Mexico….that by having deep water access, the local commercial fishermen will never fish these type of lakes out. They do in much shallower lakes like my father witnessed while operating in eastern Mexico in the 70’s. Lakes that the local fishermen could get their nets to or near the bottom….but not in lakes like Comedero, El Salto and Picachos. It will take an act of Mother Nature to wipe these type of lakes out. The real advantage of fishing El Salto is that it’s located halfway between Picachos and Comedero…making it an excellent opportunity to combine it with either Comedero or Picachos…..OR BOTH! Yes, we have groups of anglers that fish all three lakes in the same trip! Since El Salto and Picachos are not as big and deep and are located closer to the Pacific coast, they don’t take in nearly as much water as Comedero during the monsoon and tropical storm season. Therefore the water temperature doesn’t take as long to cool down. This is why we open two months earlier (Oct) at El Salto and Picachos. Usually by October the bass are either already in the shallows or moving to the shallows….and feeding like crazy! Also, everyone that has visited us at El Salto absolutely love our lodge and service. We receive tons of calls and e-mail feedback during the season after customers return, bragging not only on the lodge, food and service but particularly our GUIDES! Many of our guides have 15 years or more experience. You’ve heard me say it time and time again…that the guide holds the key to success or failure on these types of trips. It’s true….. Call us today to experience this fantastic bass lake!

TOURISM CONTINUES TO GROW FOR MAZATLAN…FLIGHTS FILLING FASTER!!!

This is no joke! I’ve seen an increase in tourism for Mazatlan the past 3 years and now it is getting to the point that the hotels in Mazatlan are staying full and seats on the few flights from U.S. are filling MUCH SOONER! I know we’re in the dog days of summer here in the U.S. and when it’s miserably hot like it is now, it’s difficult to think about setting up a trip south of the border or somewhere like Mexico where one thinks it’s even hotter. Still, I am serious when I say that if you plan on going to one of these lakes this coming fall/winter/spring or to Mazatlan, you better get your air and hotel reservations NOW! We’re hoping that Continental will reconsider adding back their non-stop direct flight from Houston but that may very well be wishful thinking on our part. Right now you have non-stop flights to Mazatlan from Dallas (American Eagle …small plane), U.S. Airways from Phoenix and Alaska Air from LAX. For those in the Midwest to back east in the U.S. , that means you really only have TWO options on flights to Mazatlan…with most choosing Dallas/AA Eagle flight…small plane. Just a heads up here, folks. Get your flights and hotel reservations booked NOW!

CURRENT LAKE CONDITIONS AT COMEDERO, EL SALTO AND PICACHOS!

Bass fishing on full lakes in Mexico

Photo taken 10 days ago and lake was 80% full. Today the lake is 90% full and water within 20 steps of our restaurant

As I stated at the beginning of this update, I was just at Picachos three weeks ago. At that time, the lake was 60% full from the ongoing monsoon rains. As of today, that has changed dramatically since I left. I called our lodge manager “Chino” at Picachos and he said the water level is now about 20 steps from our restaurant. That would put the lake level at approximately 90% full. That’s GREAT NEWS considering we still have a few more weeks of the monsoon season left and then starts the tropical storm season! In other words, it looks inevitable that we will open in October with a FULL lake! That’s always great news with regards to the fishing. I’ve also contacted my general manager Carlos Lizarraga about the water level conditions at Comedero and El Salto and he informed me that both of those lakes are similar to Picachos. So again, GREAT, GREAT NEWS! We’re anticipating another great season of fishing on these three incredible bass lakes!!! This doesn’t happen every single year…as many of you know who have fished them. So in years like this one, it’s definitely in one’s best interest to take advantage of these type of years!

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Those of you have fished with us at one of these three lakes know about our awesome XPRESS BOATS! We knew from the beginning that we were getting the best bass boat for these types of rugged lakes (brushy and rocky). For those of you have only read our updates but still have yet to experience fishing with us, you should know that our customers absolutely love our bass boats. XPRESS really does make the best all-welded bass boat on the market and they’re absolutely perfect for fishing these lakes. Throughout the season I get calls from our returning customers saying they love them, don’t change them AND….wanting to know where to buy one for their fishing at home. They take waves/wind very well, giving our customers a much smoother ride that doesn’t beat you to death. They can navigate through the heavy brush, whereas wider and heavier fiberglass boats don’t do so well. These are the icing on the cake for the extra mile we go to in order to please our valuable customers. We believe we have the best service, food, guides AND BOATS! Most if not all of our customers believe the same…which is why we receive a HIGH volume of repeat business each year! Oh and….we also have as much experience doing this as anyone in the business. From learning from my father, one of the pioneers in this business that spent 43 years operating in Mexico, to my near 30 years of doing the same, well, I think we know what our customers like and how to please each and every one!

Call us today to book your trip to one or more of these three great bass lakes….three of the very best bass lakes in the world!

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GOOD FISHIN’,
RON SPEED, JR.

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Summer 2016 Newsletter – Mexico Bass Fishing Update

[Editor: this article first appeared on www.ronsfishingblog and may only be used by permission of Ron Speed Jr.]

TEAMING UP WITH MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING TV

Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures has teamed up with Major League Fishing TV show. CEO Don Rucks of MLF has been fishing with us in Mexico for many years and continues to visit our fishing operations in Mexico every year. Legendary pro angler Denny Brauer has fished with us every year for the past 15 years and will be returning again this season for his 16th trip! Here is our newest commercial piece that will begin airing on Major League Fishing TV show. Denny Brauer narrates and gives full endorsement for Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures. Click the player below (or the following link) to watch a short video and M.L.F. commercial https://vimeo.com/169280407/b15ad5cb4c

That, folks, is quite an endorsement by one of the most respected people in our industry. Denny is not only one of the best anglers of our lifetime but is a total class act. Anyone that knows him personally or had the pleasure of meeting him, knows this to be a fact. Thank you, Denny, for placing your complete trust in us when choosing your Mexico bass outfitter!

Don Rucks of M.L.F. is also a class act and we are very excited to be part of the M.L.F. Team! With my travel schedule being very hectic these days, I don’t have the kind of time I had years ago to sit at home and watch TV. However, I can tell you that I rarely miss an episode of Major League Fishing WHEN I AM AT HOME. I thoroughly enjoy watching these pro anglers — many whom are friends of mine — and seeing how they race against the clock and the thought process involved on which pattern they decide to fish. Novice anglers can learn A LOT from watching this show. Plus, it’s just flat out VERY entertaining! Don and his guys from M.L.F. have already booked their trips with us for the upcoming season.

LAKE PICACHOS — “THEY’RE GROWING UP!!!”

JW Peterson fishing bass in Mexico

One of the bigger bass JW Peterson landed at Lake Picachos

This was a common theme and quote from our customers this season — time and time again! If you have kept up with my updates over the past year, I have repeatedly claimed the best time to catch bigger bass from Picachos is in March, April, May and June. This season wasn’t any different. Yes, we catch some big bass in earlier months during the season but if you want the best chance at hooking more big bass than normal, then those 4 latter months of the season have proven to be the best. Why? Well, as I’ve stated many times in the past, March/April months we have both the threadfin and gizzard shad spawning — the bigger bass move up shallow(er) during those two months to feed on shad — particularly the big gizzard shad in April. In May/June, the bigger bass move out and settle in the normal summer pattern on humps and ledges — making them easier to isolate. However, the biggest reason in all four of these months is that they are bunched up in BIG schools, which naturally gives the angler a better chance or more opportunities to hook or land big bass. As for numbers, you can catch all the numbers you want from this lake in just about any month of the year. This lake is just filthy with bass.

All of this said and back to the “They’re growing up” quote — well, even in the earlier months I heard this time and time again from customers. They’re right! I’ve witnessed with my own eyes and experienced it myself many times this season. Let me tell you about some of my experiences back in April as I spent most of the month at Picachos. On April 11th, Terry Oldham (Oldham Lures), Steve “Big O” Parks (Rage Tail) headed to Picachos. After fishing Picachos many times the past two years in April, we pretty much knew what to expect as far as the pattern — shad spawning on mud flats and bigger bass up feeding on them. Well, sure enough, the first day Oldham and Big O found a big mud flat/ledge not far from our lodge. It didn’t have much brush or cover on it at all. About 9 am, I get a call from Big O telling me to “get over here — lots of 4 – 6 pound bass on this flat!” I was fishing with David Sikes, outdoors editor at the Corpus Christi Caller Times newspaper. By the time we arrived at the location that Big O and Oldham found these fish, the water on the surface had slicked off like glass — not even a ripple and the high sun had driven those bass back out to deep water. Still, we just had to fish it, while Oldham/Big O went to look for another “honey hole”. David and I didn’t fare too well on it but stuck it out for the next couple of hours — one here, one there kinda deal. About 11:30 am, Oldham and Big O returned to see how we did. We told them “not good.” But the ripple on the water was just starting to return. A little breeze always helps on a place like this one. Anyway, Oldham said “I’ll bet these bass are about to move back on top of this thing and not that far out.” Well, just as he said that, he threw way out off the flat into about 25′ – 30′ of water, and BAM! He locked in to a nice 8 1/2 pound beauty! It was time to go in for lunch but that afternoon I vowed to return to the spot. For the next few days, this big mud flat produced tons of 4 – 7 pound bass! I took a break from Picachos to head to our other lakes for a week, returning to Picachos on April 25. I wasn’t for certain if the shad would still be spawning on those mud flats but I had to at least check them out before trying a different pattern. Well sure enough, they were still spawning! These mud flats were just stacked with 4 – 7 pound bass and even Dr. Sessions from Texas landed a 9 1/2 pounder off that honey hole in front of the lodge that Oldham/Big O had found two weeks before!

Randy Wright fishing bass at Lake Picachos in Mexico

Randy Wright is all smiles after landing this huge Picachos bass

My customers fishing that last week of April were content on staying with that pattern and catching lots of 4 – 7 pound bass. However, I wanted to go test some deeper ledges to see if some bigger bass had settled in on the normal May/June summer pattern. It didn’t take me but a half a day to find the answer to this question — YES! One morning I went to one of my favorite humps that is about 18′ on top of the hump but has 35 – 45′ of water all around it. It’s also VERY BRUSHY! In fact, it’s so brushy that it requires some heavy braid line to fish. Like with most humps and this type of pattern, the bass don’t live on the hump or feed on it all day. No, it’s a timing hole/spot. I was mentally prepared to sit and wait out the bass/bite. I didn’t get my first bite until around 7:45 am, almost an hour after arriving this spot. That first bite produced a gorgeous 8 1/2 pound toad on a 1 oz Oldham Jig with a Missile Bait D-Stroyer attached! My second cast, same Oldham jig and D-Stroyer, produced — well, I will never know how big that bass was because she got me wrapped up in all that thick brush. But she definitely slammed that jig and felt heavy. Third cast — within 5 seconds or less from the jig entering that brush on the hump, produced another 8 1/2 hawg! For the next 1 1/2 hours, the bite stayed fast and furious. I “landed” 22 bass fishing by myself — 3 over 8 pounds, 5 over 7 pounds, 4 over 6 pounds and the other 11 bass were all between 4 and 5 pounds. NOT ONE of the 22 bass weighed under 4 pounds! That was in a little less than 2 hours of fishing alone. I probably hooked that many or more that I simply couldn’t do anything with because of the thick heavy cover. And of course that combined with the size/strength of these bigger bass. I finally moved on to another deep water ledge around 10 am. And between then and lunchtime, I landed another 25 bass, this time only 3 under 4 pounds, biggest 8 pounds and the rest a mix of 4 – 7 pounders! So YESSSSS — the bass are definitely growing up in Picachos. No, I’m not ready to declare Picachos a true trophy bass lake yet as it’s not. But it definitely has some big bass in it and if you are looking to combine insane numbers with a chance to catch some quality 4 – 7 pound bass in the same trip, same lake, then look no further than Picachos. It’s still the best bass lake in the world for vast numbers of bass but it’s getting closer to that trophy status each year. If you are a diehard trophy angler only, then we have two other lakes in Comedero and El Salto to fill your trophy appetite! In fact, I believe Comedero and El Salto to be two of the best trophy bass lakes in the world right now. We are able to offer our customers a chance to fish all three lakes in the same trip — or two of your choice. Nobody else can offer three elite bass lakes like Comedero, El Salto and Picachos all in the same trip. But Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures can! Call us today and come experience it with us!

LAKES COMEDERO & EL SALTO — TWO BEST TROPHY BASS LAKES IN THE WORLD???

Just another Comedero PIG caught by Mark Brady

Just another Comedero PIG caught by Mark Brady

Yes, I think it can be argued that these two lakes are the best trophy bass lakes in the world. However, it doesn’t really need to be argued. The FACT is, at the very least, they are two of the very best trophy bass lakes in the world. Comedero and El Salto continue to produce a lot of big bass every year. What really separates these two lakes from other trophy lakes is that they both are still producing great NUMBERS to go along with those big bass. This season our anglers averaged 70 – 80 bass per boat, per day on Comedero while hunting that giant bass of a lifetime. At El Salto, our anglers averaged right at 100 bass per boat, per day. That’s just unheard of on lakes that have been opened as long as these two.

 

Greg Almond with a fat El Salto hawg

Greg Almond with a fat El Salto hawg

One of the main reasons for these two lakes still producing great numbers and big bass is due to the bass having protection from local fishermen. These two lakes are considered mountain lakes that have great depth. Comedero being much deeper than El Salto but as many of you (that have fished El Salto with us) know, El Salto is anything but shallow. This deep water allows bass to go and stay out of the local fishermen’s nets. Those nets average 10′ in depth, from the water’s surface. That’s it. Another reason these lakes are still producing so well after being opened for 2 decades and longer is due to the use of irrigation and tremendous monsoon rainfall they receive each year. During the fall time of the year, the water level begins to slowly drop from the constant pull for irrigating local crops. By the time June rolls around, these lakes can be down anywhere from 20′ (El Salto) to 50′ (Comedero). In mid to late June, the annual monsoon season begins — and for the next 2 1/2 – 3 months, it rains approximately 30″ at Comedero and approximately 20″ at El Salto, When the rains begin in June, green vegetation begins to grow up on the shore. By mid to late July, a lot of that vegetation becomes submerged by the rising water. After the initial decaying process has passed, this provides a lot of oxygen back into the lake, making it similar to a new lake again. This is very good for the bass as well as the forage in the lake — and the reproduction of fish in the lake.

JW Peterson shows of a nice El Salto Bass

JW Peterson shows off a nice El Salto Bass

Yes, there have been great lakes of the past in Mexico that were ruined by commercial fishermen and my father had operations on some of those. However, those lakes were more shallow, flat and didn’t have the heavy fluctuation like we have in Comedero, El Salto, Picachos and other mountain lakes in western Mexico. Aside from unforeseen acts from Mother Nature, I truly believe lakes like Comedero, El Salto and Picachos will continue to be great for many years. If you don’t believe me, just look at Comedero. That lake opened in 1987 and today is still one of if not the best bass lake in the world. Same with El Salto — it opened in 1990 and has rarely seen bad fishing years. Still great today. So when our customers decide to come fish with us on one of these lakes, they can feel a certain amount of confidence that the fishing will be at least good, and likely great.

 

Mike Goodall showing off his Comedero Trophy

Mike Goodall showing off his Comedero Trophy

We are opened during what we consider to be the best months of fishing on these two lakes. We open our operation on Comedero December 1st and close at the end of March. I believe we could open earlier and close later and still have “good” fishing, but we are adamant about providing GREAT fishing for our customers. Comedero being deeper, it takes longer for the water on the surface to cool down after the monsoon season (June – Sept) and tropical storm season (Aug – Oct/Nov), which usually happens in late November. This is when those giant bass move to more shallow water and our customers can catch big bass on topwater, spinnerbaits and other shallow water lures. After the last spawn (March), most of the bigger bass head to deeper water in April as there is no shad spawn that late on Comedero. Therefore I have decided to close by April 1st. Again, I could leave it open another month or longer and believe the fishing will be fairly good. But I want it great for ALL of our customers. As for El Salto, not being as deep and not having quite the runoff from the summer monsoon rains as Comedero, that water is generally cool enough on the surface to catch a lot of good fish by October. Therefore we open then and continue fishing it until the rainy season is in full swing by July. Yes, those bass head to deeper water in April/May but not nearly as deep as Comedero. Thus the reason we stay open longer there. Same with Picachos — Oct – July.

Call me and let’s discuss what lake best fits you as well as what time of year for these lakes best fits you based upon the type of fishing you wish to do. I will not pull any punches with you and will certainly tell you like it is. Many of you know this as you’ve already discussed and taken my advice in the past. It doesn’t always work out as that’s just part of fishing. But we get it right a lot more than we get it wrong. Our many years of experience and success backs that claim. Call me today and let’s talk about it.

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I have fished a number of different brands of bass rods over the years. I fished the tournament circuits for years with great success and been sponsored by many different big name rod manufacturers during that time. I’ve had great success with some rods, others not so much. However, I can honestly say that I have never been happier with a bass rod than I am with the Dobyns brand of bass rods. In fact, I am so happy with them that I am adding more to our Brazil and Mexico operations for our customers’ use this coming season. As you should know by now, we provide all fishing rods in both Brazil and Mexico for our anglers. Most are 6′ 6″ to 7′ in length, and from medium heavy to heavy, and even “some” flipping/pitching rods.
DobynFuryGary Dobyns makes what I believe to be the very best rods on the market. No, I have not fished every rod on the market but I have fished with enough rods for nearly 5 decades to make such a claim. If you fish with us in Brazil or Mexico this season, I’m sure you’ll be just as pleased with them as I am. If you don’t make a trip with us this coming season, then I strongly encourage you to go buy you a few to test and decide for yourself. Again, I’m confident you’ll be very happy Dobyns with rods. Gary certainly knows how to make a great fishing rod! I encourage you to visit their website www.dobynsrods.com and check out their line of rods as well as to find one of their dealers in your area. You can also contact them directly by calling (530) 671-1989.

GOOD FISHIN’,
RON SPEED, JR.

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