The Bass of Sinaloa

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    camara negra 084.jpg camara negra 081.jpg It had been 10 years since my last fishing trip to the state of Sinaloa in western Mexico near the coast, I have had tremendous fishing trips down there in that era, I even had my bass boat there for 3 years straight and went as often as work permitted, and then I got married, quitted bass tournament fishing and started a family, but all the time I heard the reports of my fellow colleagues that went to Sinaloa and returned with great tales of massive bass or great numbers, 100 bass a day, etc., The last five years with the hurricane that overflew el Salto and the events at Baccurato and the general sense of insecurity, all fishing came to a halt, every year that went by since then I only speculated and dreamed about the unspoiled waters that no one was hammering, the tranquil bass that should be growing strong and unaware of the sting of iron, the submerged points with deep drops nearby with no boats around and the lone log in a flat with no senkos pounding it. I knew what was brewing; you could almost taste the smell of big bass on your hands.
    I was reminded of the insecurity issues in the state of Sinaloa but in reality I could not find anything regarding tourist or fisherman and I could not wait any more so last week I decided to go.
    Ohh boy was I right to go, the first day we (2 fisherman) caught 9 bass over 8.8 pounds. Biggest one was 12.6 pounds. The second day we caught 12 bass over 8.8 pounds. Biggest one was 11.3 lbs. and the last half day we caught 2 more over the magic 4 kilo mark of 8.8 pounds. In total 23 bass over 8.8 pounds in 2.5 days. I know that what you really want to see are pictures so here they are.
     
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    Sounds like a good fishing trip!
     
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    Enysse yes It was really nice to have all to lake to ourselves!!! I will attach more pictures on every post, seems I can only upload 2 at a time.
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    AYE!

    Some Muy Grandes there!

    Thanks for sharing the pics David.

    I have not yet had the pleasure of fishing in Sinaloa but, many years ago fished in Sonora at Lake Angostura.The fishing was phenomenal and the views, without equal. At that time, the worst we had to worry about was getting the boat trailer stuck in/on the primitive road to and from the lake and the very good possibility of having a blistered thumb at the end of a day of fishing. :D
    Unfortunately many things have changed in the border States and I can only look at making the return to Angostura with great trepidation.
    We are all praying for a return to a more peaceful time.

    Buena suerte,

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    Sounds like a really great trip. Now the hard questions. Did you feel like there was a potential for danger? General feeling of being safe? Thanks Bruce
     
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    Gillettehunter, IMHO I believe is safe, for instance all the people I saw around the lake seemed content, happy, working the land, this is an agricultural state, most of the red tomatoes exported from Mexico come form this area, and the land is full with them, you see many tractors and spring sistems irrigating, so you get a felling of a prosperous environment and you get the impression of no lack of employment for the people around, in other words I did not feel people there would have an inclination to crime, looks like there is absolutely no need for crime to sustain a family, there is work, there is land, in the very remote town of bacubirito in the sierra madre, you could find a little deparment store, a western union for sending and receiving money , little bank, I undestand this rich soil can also grow many other things, but you kind of realize that if there is farmers growing other things more profitable, they will not bother with you, or try to robb you or anything. In my case and I can only speak from my experience, I felt really relaxed and yes I felt safe. This state of Sinaloa is far from the border and that could be the main reason I do not know.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your fishing story.
    I would never have even considered Mexico for Bass and BIG Bass at that.

    (I can not view some of your pictures, maybe ask J to fix them) I do not have those magic powers.
     
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    David, Aside from the first two pictures from your initial post none of the others uploaded properly as attachments... Also the maximum number of images that a member may attach to one post is 200 just to let you know. Try to attach them again to a post otherwise email them to me and I will add them for you. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Thanks Jerome, here we go.

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    Thanks a lot Jerome, this pictures look great.

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    Wow David, some serious pigs there! So what do I gotta do to get an invite? :daydreaming:
     
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