Fabulous Bass Fly
Fishery Discovered on Lake Huites, Mexico
Traditionally, the fabled bass lakes of Mexico have been
considered a plug casters paradise. For three decades, bass anglers, armed with stout
rods, heavy line and an assortment of wood plugs and lead sinkers, have trekked
"South of the Border" in hot pursuit of aggressive Mexican bigmouths.
On an early June
filming of his Walker's Cay Chronicles an ESPN angling travel
program, Flip Pallot proved that Huites' bass might assault a fly even better than the
traditional plugs used by baitcasting anglers.
"This might be the finest
bass fishing show ever shot using fly rods instead of plug rods," offered Pallot.
"This was as fine a freshwater fishery as I've ever been to and I am so excited to
air this show. It may turn many ardent fly casters on to the fact that Mexico has been
untouched by anglers desiring to pursue bass on the fly.
"These fish are so
aggressive and will readily attack an assortment of surface flies. Wait until you see the
slow motion action of big bass slurping flies off the surface and then trying to rid
themselves of the fly as they leap two feet out of the water with gills flaring."
Lake Huites Lodge
owner Terry Hollan admits that he and his guides were a bit skeptical when Pallot told
them that he would like to exclusively fish for bass using only his fly gear.
"At first, we were quite
leary when Flip expressed his interest to fly fish at Huites, but we were proven wrong
when he caught as many fish as all the plug casters combined," says Hollan.
"Rene Salazar, one of the best guides in Mexico and an expert with a plastic worm and
crankbait, states that the next time we see him on the lake he just might be using a fly
trips to Huites are $1195, plus airfare to Los Mochis, and are all inclusive. The packages
include: 4 nights of lodging, three days of guided fishing, all meals, drinks and
housekeeping services. The boats are 18 feet and have 65 HP motors and trolling motors.
(The Kick'n Bass® special with Terry
is $995, just mention Cosmic>)
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, August 04, 2000 10:38 AM
Subject: : Lake Huites Lodge@ Mexico Report 08-4-2000
Subject: Lake Huites Lodge@ Mexico Report 08-4-2000
I know we are in the heat of summer, but I realized it is time to start thinking about
fall fishing when I received a phone call from Rene Salazar this morning. During the
summer months on Lake Huites, everything is pretty
calm with the hot summer days and afternoon rains. This morning when Rene called, he had a
lot of excitement in his voice, reporting "mucho pescado" every time I quizzed
him about the lake. It seems as though that this last weekend Rene had taken a small
group of local Mexican merchants to Lake Huites Lodge for a two-day fishing excursion and
he reports that the lake level is rising tremendously and is as high as he has ever seen
it during this time of the year. He also asked me if I remembered how great the
fishing was the summer before the opening of the lake in October of 1997. He
describes the fishing right now as being that good or better, with 50 to 100 bass in the 3
to 4 pound size being caught before lunch. Apparently all those one pound fish that
were such a nuisance to catch a year and a half ago have grown up. He claims that
his small group this past week caught countless 8 to 11 pound bass using Rene's favorite
lure, the Bill Dance Fat Free Shad, and also big spinner baits thrown up against
I guess we should have known that these kind of reports were going to come back from the
lake after Flip Pallot had such a great experience at the lake. Flip came down and
filmed the ESPN fishing show, "Walker's Cay Chronicles" using only fly fishing
gear and he reported that in his opinion, it was the best fly fishing for bass show ever
with numerous huge 6 pound bass caught. This will be a show not to miss - lots of
stop action with fish breaking the surface with gills flaring. It will air in the
spring of 2001.
Combining my conversations with both Rene and Flip, the water level being so high and from
past experience, I feel that the fall fishing season will be a blockbuster. October
25 and November 1 are prime moon phase times for the early fall season. The entire
month of December last year offered excellent fishing with huge 10-plus pounders being
landed. Since I know the season is going to be a great one, I don't want anyone to
miss out!! I hope to see you at the lodge fishing, eating, drinking and having
a great time!
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