Monday, November 30, 2009
I just got back from the best Bass Fishing Lake in the Americas! My friend Mike Wier and I flew down on AeroMexico to Los Mochis last Thursday. We stayed in El Fuerte, at Hotel Posada del Hidalgo for one night, then went to the Lake Huites Bass Club for three days. While we were there, we caught over 120 Large Mouth Bass on fly rods, actually Weir’s second fish was a 10 pounder (more about that later). Several fish were over fiver pounds, with the average about three pounds. These fish aggressively attacked Poppers thrown near the banks and streams fished deep around submerged boulders and flooded trees. After we left the bass club we stayed in Los Mochis at the Hotel Santa Anita. Check out the pdf or my webpage about these great locations and the fabulous Lake Huites Bass Club.
Capt. Richard McPherson
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Phoenix, AZ 85015
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Sunday, November 29, 2009
Seems to choose to rain on our only day for the past few years. Doesn't stop us from having a good time. It's always fun to spend some time on the Moke and see it's many moods.
A good rain brings all the water loving creatures and plants of the forest to life.
First cast brown trout.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Richard McPherson of Blue Mule Outfitters. www.bluemuleoutfitters.com
Devil's Creek inlet. Lake Huites is one of the most beautiful lakes i've ever fish for bass in.
Larger side of average. Many thanks for Brent Dawson for his War Path Flies that worked so well here. The Tamahawk dredger was the ticket for getting down fast for those deep laying mid day fish.
The view from Huites Bass Club hotel.
Richard with a nice top water caught fish. Check out the structure in the water and backdrop. It doesn't get any better for bass fishing.
Magic hour on the lake. Mornings and evenings were steller for top water.
Giant Tolapia. Really neat looking fish and great food for Giant Bass.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I'm off tomorrow for a few days of bass fishing in Mexico for large mouth.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Check out the colors on this guy. He had blue on his back and head. Cool red tip adipose fin.
If you look close there is a dark blob in the water. It's a school of lots and lots of big browns. They are hard to spot in real life too.
Fat moma on here way up stream.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Here's a link to an article about the event.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I saw lots of big fat rainbows patrolling the shore. Sometimes they would come in schools of 4 or 5 fish. There were surprisingly tight lipped though. For the amount of shot i had, the number of fish hooked was pretty low. The good thing was that i had almost constant shots.
Due to the fact that most of the aquatic insects the fish used to eat like Calabeitis and Midges were killed off while draining the lake, the fish haven't really keyed in well on dry flies. I couldn't get any of them to come up to the surface. They weren't even looking up at all. They were eating nymphs pretty well. I got all my fish on a basic hopper dropper rig with a bead head nymph.
Sight fishing the rocks is my favorite.
Lots of big rainbows cursing around.
The fish were surprisingly leader shy. I got all my fish on 4x. You have to set easy and play the fish very gently. I managed to only land about half the fish i hooked. The rest broke off.
Last fish of the day was a killer little brownie. He didn't look like the planters. i suspect he was a hold over that managed to elude the shocking crews. Maybe he can teach the big slobs how to eat dry flies.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Mongolia 08 reunion. Peter and Genevieve and their partner Ken Iwomasa come down to see the new Mongolia video I had in the Drake Film Awards. Only Currier and Paul were missing. This exact time last year we were all floating down one of the most remote rivers in the world catching taimen. It was great to relive those memories and have a get together. I owe it all to these guys.
My "River Time Forgot" five minute piece took best story at the Drake event. www.drakemag.com. It wouldn't have been possible without meeting Peter on that fateful day in a Boulder hotel parking lot. Next thing i know i'm flying to Ulaan Bataar and i turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Lahontan Cutthroat trout.
I don't keep many fish, but i love a good trout once in a while from a clean high country lake. This was my one trout for the year. It's easier to justify keeping one when we saw several nice health mature fish feeding. They don't have the opportunity to reproduce naturally anymore. They do however have trucks, helicopters and airplanes these days to help them get around. Paul and i each kept one and had a killer lunch.