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.

T hollan 1.jpg (16199 bytes) 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."

t. holland 2.jpg (14097 bytes) 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 rod himself!"

Fishing 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 -----
From: Xtreme
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
 Hola, Amigos!

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 shade-covered ledges.
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!
Reel Mexican Adventures
Terry Hollan
6505 Kingsbury
Amarillo, Texas
1 806 359 6288

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