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Monday, November 30, 2009

Huites Bass Club

Here's a note from Richard McPherson from Blue Mule Outfitters about our trip to Huites Bass Club.

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
Chasland Enterprises
3318 North 15th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85015
1(602) 297-1960 office
1(602) 573-6848 cell

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Annual Thanksgiving session with my brother.
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

Youv Gatta Big Mouth!

Fresh back from deep in the heart of Mexico with Richard McPherson of Blue Mule Outfitters. Here's a few photos from our trip to tease the imagination.
You've got a Big Mouth Boy!10 lb. LMB Caught on my swamp monster worm fly.
Richard McPherson of Blue Mule Outfitters.
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

Bass Fever

Bass Fever is worse than swine flu. It will make you crazy. Casting heavy flies all day, sleeping in your truck, shooting rapids in a canoe. Here's a few shots from a float trip down the lower American River last week. I drifted the river in my canoe with pro snow shred John Jackson. John had a video premier in Sacramento and i was in the area so we decided to go chase some stripers. Did a long mission the first evening after milking a stiff hang over. Only one follow to show for it. It was enough to make us sleep in the truck and do a full day float the next day. Sunrise to Watt. In an evening and another full day, we only hooked a sucker, one steelhead and three stripers. It was allot of cast for so just a few pulls. It was worth every minute. Sorry John, i really wanted to get this shot of you with the striper.

I'm off tomorrow for a few days of bass fishing in Mexico for large mouth.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fall Browns

Ah, Fall in the sierra means less people, less water, cool colors and brown trout.There's been some great calm sunny days for sight fishing this Fall.
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

Truckee One Fly Tournament

Here's a couple way overdue shots from the Truckee One Fly Tournament. It was a great event hosted by the UNR Wildlife Society Club at the Nature Conservancy land east of Reno. I think a good time was had by all even though the fishing was a bit tough. I got stoked and managed to land a couple nice fish. Both were exactly 17.5 inches. The first guy here was a real charger. The second bit in the wild horse run. They came down and got a drink right in front of me. That was definitely a highlight. My two fish were good enough for first place. I ended up donating the prize to the Wildlife Society club. It was a last minute decision. There was a couple real nice girls from the club that were my judges and measured my fish. I like to see kids stoked on nature. The prize was an orvis helious rod 5wt and a Battenkill IV reel. They are holding a silent action with it to raise money for the club. I think it closes today though so sorry for the way too late post on this. Just been crazy busy through Oct. so blogging has been minimal.

Here's a link to an article about the event.