October 2017 Newsletter: Calm Before the Storm

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MEXICO…THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM…IT’S ABOUT TO GET REAL!!!

I just returned from all three lakes (Comedero, El Salto and Picachos)…and I can tell you that my excitement level is higher going into this fishing season than in recent years! I truly believe we’re about to experience another phenomenal year of fishing at all three lakes! Also, we’ve added so many new things at a couple of the lakes and that has me REALLY excited! More on that later.

Best fishing outfitter in Mexico

With high water levels, Xpress boats are parked right near the restaurant with easy access into the boats.

LAKE PICACHOS has caught the most rain and runoff during the summer monsoon season and has been totally full for over a month. At the time of this writing, the water is still running over the dam. The camp is beautiful with the water now right up to our beautiful HUGE restaurant… which means our awesome Xpress boats are parked right near the restaurant with easy access into the boats. This should remain this way until after the first of the year and maybe even into February. The lake is teeming with thousands of bass in shallow water right now… mostly feeding on the vast amount of bait fish that have migrated to the shallows to feed on the algae growing on the lush green grass submerged along the shoreline.

Mexico fishing lodge with bass boats that have updated trolling motors and Lowrance finders

Our Xpress boats, all geared up for your best experience in the coming “storm”

The purpose of my recent trip was to help get everything ready for the upcoming season at all 3 lakes/camps to include the bass boats. I took my good friend Terry Oldham and another friend, Jacky Roberts. Our first stop was at Picachos… mainly repairing trolling motors and adding new parts to insure all equipment is like new and working properly when the season begins. Oldham and Jacky went out one afternoon late for fishing and while they didn’t set the world on fire (rainy season is generally not the best time for fishing), they did catch enough in a short period of time to know the pattern was “shallow” and best lure was topwater. Later that night, we spoke with some local bass fishermen that were there for only two days of fishing. They informed me that their best fishing was in the afternoon and that afternoon they had caught 62 bass on topwater in the final two hours of fishing with the largest weighing 6 lbs… the rest were mostly 2 – 4 1/2 lbs.

Our lodge and restaurant is absolutely beautiful and offers a breathtaking view of the main lake. I love being there this time of year with the lake being totally full with water and everything is green. It is like being in the Amazon Jungle… with mountains added. Just simply beautiful.

bass fishing in the mountains of Mexico

It’s like being in the Amazon, but with mountains added!

If history plays out on Picachos as I’ve seen it on all or most western Mexico bass lakes of the past 30 years, this coming season should be the year we see the biggest jump in the overall size of the bass thus far. Operating on 4 different lakes over the past 30 years, I’ve always seen the most significant increase in size during year 4. Well, this will begin the 4th year on Picachos and we’re going to find out soon. One thing we already know for certain is that there are BIG bass in this lake with the lake record still sitting at 12 lbs, 14 oz… at least to our knowledge that is the largest officially weighed. That bass was caught 2 years ago by one of our valuable customers. However, there have been 3 other bass landed in excess of 12 lbs as well. We’ve also weighed at least a dozen or more bass in excess of 10 lbs caught by our customers. Legendary Pro Angler and TV fishing personality Jimmy Houston landed two bass of 11 and 12 lbs while filming at Picachos in June of 2014. So we know there are some really huge bass in the lake but we’ve been waiting for the numbers of big bass to show up on customers’ lures. As I’ve stated many times in past updates, I do not believe that will happen on a consistent basis until the overall daily numbers of smaller bass decline some. Again, on past lakes I’ve operated on and fished, that was usually in Year 4. Buckle up folks, because I believe we’re about to experience a big bass explosion in Picachos! At the very least, I believe you’ll see the overall average size increase dramatically. We’re about to find out. One thing is for certain, you will not fish a bass lake with more action/numbers than Picachos and this coming season you could very well have the best of both worlds… both numbers and some trophy bass! If/when that happens, that’s the most fun years of a lake… that in between time where you can get BOTH!

Most popular bass fishing lake in the world

There is a reason why El Salto is still one of the more popular bass lakes in the world.

LAKE EL SALTO… our second stop during our recent 3 lake tour. While we did not have time to wet a hook while at El Salto due to working night and day adding the new trolling motors on the 18′ Xpress boats, there’s no question in my mind that we’re going to see another great fishing season… as always. It’s just money in the bank when describing the fishing at El Salto. It’s consistent. There is a reason why El Salto is still one of the more popular bass lakes in the world after 27 years since it opened! It’s just steady good! Good to great numbers and a lot of bass from 7 – 10 lbs! The water level, unlike at Picachos, has not reached full status… yet. While at El Salto, the water level was rising and at around 60%. However, our last day in Mazatlan saw a tropical depression arrive and it rained very hard at all three lakes and was sure to bring the water level up in El Salto. Unless we have another hurricane or tropical storm hit the area, I predict El Salto will fill to approximately 70%. Could be a little more, could be a little less… but that lake ALWAYS fishes better when it doesn’t totally fill up. My hope every year during the monsoon season is that these lakes reach at least 70% to start the fall fishing season and it looks good right now for that to happen.

Mexico's best fishing lodges

Summer monsoons at the mountain lakes in Mexico set us up for beautiful fall/winter conditions and great fishing.

Now about the new trolling motors at El Salto…. Not only have we added new Minn Kota 65 lbs thrust, 24 volt trollers to each Xpress boat, we’ve also added new sonars: Lowrance Hook 5 with Down Scan imaging. We realize a certain percentage of our customers will not have a desire to run their own trolling motor nor rely on the sonar, and simply rely on their guide to put them on schools of fish. However, for you diehard anglers that do prefer to run your own troller and monitor a sonar for reading bottom, depth, ledges and various structure, well now you’ll have these new toys at your disposal. We already have similar toys at Picachos and Comedero. Now we offer them at ALL THREE LAKES! We continue to lead the way with the finest facilities, boats & equipment, food, service and of course, EXPERIENCE.

Best equipped international fishing guides

You’ll love our equipment upgrades

LAKE COMEDERO…oh boy! Where do I start? For starters, let me go on record to say that we did not travel to Comedero to do any fishing, at least not this trip. However, if you’ve read my recent updates for the past year or so, do you honestly believe that I could go to this lake and NOT WET A HOOK? IM…POSSIBLE! You would have to literally get 5 strong guys to hold me down and put a straight jacket on me to keep me from fishing this lake if I’m within 50 miles! IT’S THAT GOOD! More on the fishing in a bit….

Dave Thompson making his 1st trip to Comedero, lands this 10lb beauty!!!!!

Terry, Jacky and I arrived at Comedero from El Salto on a Saturday afternoon. We had 2 1/2 days to finish rigging the two newly-added Xpress Boats! We’ve added 2 new Xpress Boats as we’re increasing capacity at the camp this coming season due to the major demand and space filling up a year in advance! We’ve also made huge upgrades in the main facilities (main houses and restaurant) that I believe will have our customers smiling BIG, BIG, BIG! In addition to those main houses, we’ve also restored our other houses that we haven’t used in over 10 years, so all of our Comedero customers can have the option to stay at the camp after the last day of fishing. This will certainly bring a smile to our customers’ faces as many do not wish to travel back to Mazatlan after fishing all day. Now we can comfortably accommodate up to 32 anglers at a time, and fishing a maximum of 16 per day. All of our bass boats are Xpress boats equipped with 80 lbs thrust Minn Kota trolling motors, Lowrance 7″ sonars with Down Scan imaging up front and 3″ Hummingbird sonars on the console. Everything a diehard anglers needs for having the best opportunity at catching some giant bass… and yes, Comedero has GIANT BASS! Many who have fished the lake recently believe the same as I do… that Comedero is by far the best trophy bass lake in the world!

Now on to the fishing and the numbers of giant bass in that lake. Again, we were not there primarily to fish Comedero this trip, but rather rig the new boats. Still, I had our manager Jorge see that we had a couple of boats in the water, just in case we got that “itch” to go wet a hook. Well, we arrived the camp at Comedero (from El Salto) approximately 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon. We needed to get our work on the new boats done by the end of the day on Monday as we were flying home on Tuesday. After we arrived the camp, I asked Oldham and Jacky if they wanted to go fish that afternoon and start working the next morning? Oldham chuckled and said, “Uh, twist my arm?” I took that as a firm YES! After we got a bite to eat and then got our rods/reels and tackle together, we headed down to the boats around 4:30 pm. I was going to be fishing alone and Oldham/Jacky would fish together. Jacky had never fished Comedero until this afternoon. Oldham decided he wanted the two boats to fish in close proximity of each other in case one of us got a really giant and take photos. I instructed Oldham to follow me as I wanted to put Jacky on some bigguns and I had been to Comedero more recently (end of June) than Oldham. I put them on a point, well… it was actually a point with an island in front of it that had a big “swag” or “saddle” between the two. I told them I was heading over to the next point about 300 yards away. By the time I stopped on that next point and killed the motor, I could hear hollering and saw some “High Fives” taking place in their boat. I didn’t know who caught the biggun or what it weighed, but it was sure to have been a large bass. Later I would find out that it was an 8 lbs bass caught by Jacky. Duh, Oldham doesn’t holler and high five on 8 pounders, especially on Comedero because that’s just another bass to him… ON COMEDERO! Anyway, I made my way to the front deck of the boat and grabbed my…..??? Did you think I grabbed a rod with a spinner bait tied on? Ummm…you would be CORRECTAMUNDO! I stopped short of this long point with deep water access on both sides of the ledge. I positioned the boat so I could cast a long distance across the point and ledge… then let that 1 oz Oldham spinner bait go down until it hit brush tops… then start slowly dragging (and take up the slack) through that brush… continuously bumping that huge gold # 7 willow blade into those tops. On my second cast, SHAZAAM! One biggun loaded up on my spinner bait, knocking 2 – 3 foot of slack in my line. I made a thunderous hook set and my 8′ Dobyns rod just about doubled over! Oh yeah… yeah baby, this is a classic Comedero big girl on spinner bait. LOVE IT! After a minute or so of battling this biggun, I landed her and put her on the scales. A 9 lbs, 10 oz beauty! This on my SECOND CAST of the afternoon! Not a bad way to start! I tossed back across the ledge and made another long cast with that spinner bait. Just almost the same exact location and BAM, another load up and knocked slack in my line… but I could feel the weight of this bass and it wasn’t close to the size of the 9 pounder. It was a solid but not huge… only weighed 5 lbs. For the next 10 minutes, I made 7 casts, and caught 5 bass… and not one bass weighed under 5 lbs! Then right at about 15 minutes of fishing this awesome point/ledge, I hit pay dirt! LOAD UP, BAM, SLACK KNOCKED IN LINE… BOOM! This was another big girl. As she appeared near the surface, and like so many times in the past, I could see a half a dozen or more big bass swarming around her trying to take that spinner bait away from her. She was huge… but not sure if she would top that previous 9 lbs hog I caught 15 minutes prior? After a solid battle, I got her in the boat and put on the scales…A 10.2 LBS TOAD!!!!

Fishing good enough to keep the masters glued to one spot for hours!

For the next 2 hours, I would fish only two points… the point I started on and the next one just inside or around that point about 100 yards. I would land a total of 32 bass that afternoon while fishing alone. Of the 32 bass, I only caught 8 under 5 lbs and my five biggest bass were 10.2, 9.10, 8.8, 8.0 and 7.12. I also landed 3 others in the low 7 lbs range and the rest were 5’s and 6’s… exception being the 8 bass under 5 lbs. It was starting to get dark and I decided to call it a day. I cranked the motor and headed over to the point/island where I had last seen Oldham and Jacky. They were on the backside of the island and almost back to where they started. I drove up and killed the motor… and waited for a thumbs up or down. There was silence for almost 30 seconds. Finally I could not resist and asked how they were doing? Oldham chuckled without saying anything, but Jacky spoke up and said, “This is the best bass lake I’ve ever fished! You just wait until I get home and call all my fishing buds!” Then Oldham said, “You left us here on this side of this island 2 1/2 hours ago and we’re just now finishing our one time of fishing around this island.” I guess that meant the fishing was pretty good because Oldham won’t stay very long on one spot if he’s not catching. Turns out it was more than just “pretty good” as they both claimed to have caught a ton of 7 and 8 lbs bass, with one bass of 9 lbs! Both were using Oldham spinner baits and jigs. To say Jacky was happy and impressed with Comedero would be a huge understatement.

That next day/morning the work would begin and fun of fishing Comedero would be put on hold. Sunday afternoon we decided we had pretty much done enough work on rigging the new boats and we could “force” ourselves to fish Comedero one more time. Once again, it was just insane on the fishing. Spinner baits, jigs and even some late afternoon topwater… well, until the lightning from the monsoon rains ran us off the lake. Still, it was just another day at the office on fabulous Lake Comedero. There’s just not really much more to say about it than what’s already been mentioned. Just know: it’s UNBELIEVABLE! No other trophy bass lake compares! It not only has great numbers of 7 – 10 lbs bass but MUCH BIGGER than 10 lbs! The lake record is still holding at 19 lbs with a couple of 17 and 18 lbs bass also landed in the past. I do believe if the longtime existing world record is ever broken, it could very well happen at Lake Comedero. The condition of the lake (size, depth, no pressure and food) and genetics of the bass cause me to believe it could happen. Come experience this great lake for yourself…while it’s HOT!

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That’s right folks, Ron Speed Jr’s Adventures now offers it’s valuable customers the Strike King Rage Craw in THE #1 COLOR! You cannot buy this color anywhere else but through RSJA! Why? Because Strike King is currently not in production with this particular color. However, I believe the color to be the very best in soft plastic lures on lakes in western Mexico. There are a number of reasons why I believe it to be the very best color for soft plastics when used as jig trailers, spinner bait trailers and also fished Texas and Carolina rig. That is, we only have our camps open for fishing on Comedero, El Salto and Picachos during the dry season, and the water clarity during those months on these lakes is perfect for fishing this particular color. Also with the bait fish in these three lakes, this is a color the bass absolutely LOVE! You will not fish a better color in terms of consistent action! Also, I believe Rage Tail’s Rage Craw by Strike King is the very best soft plastic on the market. Again, you can fish the Rage Craw so many different ways! The bass can’t resist the RAGE CRAW! Now you can fish the Rage Craw in the very best color at any of our three lakes, provided you are currently booked with RSJA and deposit paid. These will go very quickly so call us SOON to place your order! Thanks to our dear friends at Strike King and Rage Tail for making this happen for us, AND ESPECIALLY FOR YOU! Call us TODAY to place your order!!!

Our fishing season begins this week in Mexico, at least at El Salto and Picachos. We will open at Lake Comedero later this fall once all of the construction and upgrades of the facilities are completed. We will have new season fishing reports coming soon. Again, I believe this will be another banner year on the fishing at all three lakes as we’ve seen in recent years. It is time for you to book your trip NOW if you haven’t already done so. Flights are the main issue with seats filling fast on the smaller American Airlines planes to Mazatlan. That is not to mention space at our three lodges is also filling up fast. Many dates are already gone (full) but we still have “some” available. CALL US TODAY!

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RON SPEED, JR.

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All Expenses Paid Contest & July Newsletter

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LAKE EL SALTO….NEW 24 VOLT MINN KOTA TROLLERS ADDED FOR UPCOMING SEASON!!!

Yes, we are adding new powerful thrust 24 volt Minn Kota trollers to all of our 18′ Xpress Boats at El Salto for the upcoming season. If you have fished with us recently at Lakes Comedero and Picachos, you will be familiar with the powerful Minn Kota trollers we have on those boats. We continue to upgrade in all areas where needed and this upgrade was much needed and I am sure will be welcomed by all of our valuable El Salto customers!

New bar area at El Salto (click to enlarge photo)

El Salto fishing just keeps on producing as it’s “money in the bank” most of the season! Also, our customers just love our waterfront lodge with spacious air conditioned rooms, satellite TV in each room, restaurant with indoor aquarium and big screen TV. The food is second to none. Also, as stated in our last update, we have rebuilt the outdoor bar next to the huge 130 year old Capuli tree with satellite TV and new bar stools and tables. This lodge has always been a big HIT with our customers and many “feel at home” while staying with us. The staff offers the best service on the lake and Lupe keeps everyone smiling and laughing with his singing. Yes, THAT LUPE…”Guadalajara Man”…is still going full speed and singing every day! He’s family!

LAKE PICACHOS…THOSE BASS ARE GROWING UP!!!

Each season we see an increase in the average size of the bass in Picachos. It’s still an “off the charts” numbers lake and many of our customers are more interested in numbers rather than size. Still, the numbers are way up there with most boats this season averaging 100 – 150 bass per day, but we’re seeing more and more bigguns showing up. Every week we had an angler (or two) land bass of 8 lbs or larger. The real increase in size this season at Picachos was the number of 5 and 6 lbs bass that were caught. That’s always going to be the first noticeable size increase on these newer lakes that kick out 100 bass per day consistently. We’re entering that magical phase that I’ve seen many times on new lakes…the phase where trophy bass start showing up on a regular basis but the numbers are still awesome. This is the time where the angler has a decent chance at both numbers and trophies. I am still NOT READY to declare Picachos a true trophy lake…but the chances of hooking trophy bass in this lake are increasing every year and now it’s no longer a wish or a dream. I fully expect Picachos to turn out more big bass of 8 lbs or larger this coming season…and more than ever before.

President of Strike King Lure Co. John Barns and legendary pro angler Denny Brauer with John’s giant Picachos bass!

Our lodge on Picachos is THE BEST on the lake and THE LARGEST on the lake. The rooms are the largest, bath/showers the largest, the restaurant the largest and they’re also THE NICEST! Oh and the bass boats…Xpress Bass Boats…not only are our Xpress Bass boats the best on the lake, but also the best in all of Mexico! All boats are equipped with powerful Minn Kota 24 volt trolling motors, 60 HP Yamaha 4-stroke outboard motors, front and console sonars mounted and bicycle butt seats for those who prefer them and want to operate your own trolling motor. We also provide outstanding fishing rods by Dobyns Rods. We offer medium heavy, heavy and flipping sticks. This saves you, our valuable customer, the hassle of toting those big rod cases through airports. Our lodge offers the best of everything and the food….oh yes, THE FOOD…well, every customer that has visited our lodge at Picachos (and all of our lake lodges for that matter) and returned to give us their critique on everything, has told us that not only is our food the best of all lodges they’ve visited in Mexico….but also for all fishing operations they’ve visited in the world. In other words, our food is pretty darn good and it’s a good bet that you will not go away hungry…and maybe even gain a pound or two.

Picachos Boats

LAKE COMEDERO – CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES, NEW LOOK AND FISHING UPDATE!!!

Comedero Sun Rise during rainy season

I recently visited Lake Comedero with two other friends…Steve “Big O” Parks of Rage Tail Soft Plastics by Strike King Lure Co, and Shane Moore of Southwest Parts in Dallas, TX. The purpose of my trip wasn’t to go fishing, although I wasn’t about to go there and not take a rod, but more for the purpose of overseeing the construction and upgrade of our facilities at Comedero. Big O told me he wasn’t going for the purpose of fishing either…but rather to “scope” the lake and familiarize himself more with the lake while it’s at it’s lowest. This trip would take place in late June and just prior to the annual monsoon season going into full RAINY SEASON mode! Shane also told me he wanted to go fish and learn the lake at it’s lowest. Big O and Shane have fished Lake Comedero many times over the years but mostly during the January – March months when the water level is higher.

Before I get to the fishing, allow me to talk a little about the upgrades. For those of you that have fished Lake Comedero with us in the past and plan to do so in the near future, you will notice a huge difference in the overall facilities. I won’t completely let the cat out of the bag just yet but trust me when I say that I believe you will be very happy with the new look and feel of our camp. I will go ahead and tell you that all air conditioner units in every house and room have been replaced with newer units. I will also tell you that for those that want to stay at the camp the last night instead of making the ride back to Mazatlan after fishing all day will be given that opportunity to do so. That’s it for now but those of you that are already booked with us to Comedero for the upcoming season or plan to do so, should be happy with the upgrades that are currently ongoing.

Now on to the fishing….Where do I start? First off, when I decided to reopen our operation on Lake Comedero two years ago, I decided that I only wanted to target what I believe and had known from 30 years of fishing the lake, to be the very best 4 months and opportunities at hooking huge trophy bass. That being December – March. Well, after this past season’s unbelievable fishing and checking the lake in April, May and June, I have decided now to extend our operating season until June 1st. I still think we could leave the camp open year round and have great fishing in just about every month but again, I want to target not only the best months for fishing but also weather. The monsoon season “could” begin as early as June 1st every year at Comedero…and the monsoon rains/storms are much more intense with lightning higher up in the mountains and Comedero than it is down below the mountains at El Salto and Picachos. As for the fishing, after this past trip in late June, I am convinced that Comedero is just so incredibly full of big bass right now that fishing there through the end of May will be just as good as fishing through the end of March.

Ron Jr with another BIG Comedero bass!!

As for the fishing during my recent visit with Big O and Shane Moore…well, as planned, Big O didn’t go there to fish and mostly rode around the lake marking areas that he had never fished before with the water being this low of level. Still, he wasn’t about to not take a rod/reel with him in the boats….no true angler would ever do such…and especially at Lake Comedero! Big O was in a boat with a guide by himself…Shane was in a boat w/guide by himself. Carlos Lizarraga (my general manager) and I were in a boat together the first day. All three boats went different directions on the lake. After stopping at the first point/shelf I wanted to fish, I noticed that shelf had a lot of fish on it…what appeared to be a lot of BIG FISH on it…so I picked up my 1 oz Oldham jig and dropped vertical beside the boat….after about 10 minutes of bouncing that jig off the bottom and deep into that brush, I decided to lay the jig down and pick up my trusty 1 oz Oldham spinnerbait trailed with a Rage Tail plastic…I think it was a Rage Tail “Menace” …??? I know it was a Rage Tail plastic by Strike King….that much I remember for sure. Anyway, I had noticed a substantial number of big fish sitting above that thick brush while looking at the sonar, in about 18′ – 22′. I backed the boat away from the target zone a good 30 or 40 yards….then tossed my big Oldham spinnerbait past the target zone a good 10 – 15 yards so I could allow enough time for the spinnerbait to fall and hit brush. Once I felt the big spinner make contact with that brush, I slowly began dragging the spinner through the tops…dragging it just fast enough to turn that big willow leaf blade and throw off a lot of flash and vibration in hopes of triggering a strike….bam, bam, bam…I could feel that big blade constantly banging into heavy thick brush tops. On my fourth cast, I felt my line jump…about 3′ of slack jumped in my line and BOOM, I set the hook! My 8′ Dobyns rod doubled over immediately and I knew this was a “net fish”…I didn’t even have to yell for the net as Humberto already had the net in his hands. After about 30 seconds, this biggun would appear near the surface….OH YEAH! She’s a beauty! Humberto successfully netted the fatty and we quickly put her on the scales and released back to the water….a beautiful fat 9.6 pound toad! That’s not bad for a fourth cast of the trip! After retying my spinnerbait, I made another toss toward the same target zone that showed a lot of big bass on the sonar. This time my spinnerbait didn’t make it to the brush tops before WHAM…I got slammed by another biggun. I guess the battle with the previous big bass had stirred up the entire school and they were waiting suspended….and ready to eat! This was another big girl….and after another 30 – 40 second battle, I saw her…almost a twin to the other big bass I had just landed. After landing her and putting on the scales, she weighed in at 9.2 lbs. Back to back HOME RUNS!!!! I fished this shelf for another 20 or 30 minutes, catching several more quality bass in the 5 and 6 pound class. Then it was time to move on to one of the many other big fish locations I know on the lake. Not bad considering this was not what I consider to be ideal time of the year to fish Comedero! At least based upon my 3 decades of fishing this lake….but the lake is better now than I’ve ever seen in it’s previous 30 years!

About 10 am that morning, I had 4 bass over 8 lbs in the boat to include the two 9’s I caught in the first two cast…but I also had 6 over 7 lbs, and too many 5’s and 6’s to even think about keeping count of…but it was A LOT. At 10 am, I decided to check in with Shane….and he had also found the pattern to be big spinnerbait in the tops of brush in 18′ – 22′ of water. Shane had already put several 9’s in the boat and numerous 7’s and 8’s. At noon we all met up at the boat launch location and shared our morning experiences. Big O said that while he wasn’t really fishing, he did catch a couple of 8’s and 9’s while just “looking”….he would be riding along and marking structure, then see a big pile of what appeared to be big bass….stop the boat, throw a spinnerbait, and catch a biggun…then lay the rod down and go back to looking and marking spots. That afternoon would see Shane and me match our morning fishing….several more in the 9 pound range, several more in the 8 pound range and quite a few in the 5 – 7 pound range. However, we would also get run off the lake for about an hour due to the first wave of monsoon season storms that hit about 4 pm. That’s typical for rainy season….first wave hits mid to late afternoon, then moves on and nothing again until after dark…then rain most of the night.

The next day, I would put Carlos in the boat with Shane….and boy did Carlos get “schooled” on how to catch big bass on Comedero using a big spinnerbait. Carlos didn’t do bad as he landed several bass in the 5 and 6 pound class, but Shane, being a much more experienced angler…a REAL pro angler that is….absolutely wrecked the bigguns on the big blade. That day, Shane landed 24 bass over 7 lbs to include 4 over 8 lbs, 2 over 9 lbs and his largest bass tipped the scales at 10 lbs, 8 oz! Folks that’s downright WRECKIN’ EM!!!! If you will remember or refer back to my Comedero Update in late January of this year, I mentioned Shane and Denny Brauer’s amazing haul their last day on Comedero in mid January. Shane and Denny had landed 21 bass over 8 lbs that final day using big 1 oz jigs down in that brush. Here 6 months later, Shane was having another amazing haul….this time all on big blades!

Humberto showing off one of Ron Jrs Comedero BIG bass!

The rest of the week, 4 total days of fishing, Shane would continue to wreck the bigguns on the big blade and I had my fair share of big bass on the blade as well. Although I think we all agreed after the trip that this was Shane’s week…he definitely had the best catches. What I came away with was that there’s no doubt in my mind that we can safely offer great fishing at Comedero up until June and into the summer rainy months…but we’ll just go with until the first of June next season to play it safe.

We are increasing capacity at the camp and adding more boats. So if you were one of the many that called us in the past 5 months and couldn’t get a date with openings, try again….many of the new openings are gone but there are still plenty available when you consider we’re extending our season past March….TWO MORE MONTHS WITH OPEN DATES AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW!!!!

Folks, as many have stated after returning from Comedero this past season, it’s without a doubt the BEST TROPHY BASS LAKE IN THE WORLD! Steve “Big O” Parks has fished just about all known (and even some not so well known) big bass fisheries in the world and has a 15 lbs bass on his resume with many he’s caught in the 13 lbs class as well, has told me and everyone he’s come into contact with, that “COMEDERO IS THE BEST BIG BASS LAKE IN THE WORLD”….that’s coming from the King of Big Bass himself!!!

Call us today to book your big bass trip of a lifetime while there’s still openings….because for certain, they’ll be gone SOON!!!!

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GOOD FISHIN’,
RON SPEED, JR.

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