Tuesday, December 8, 2009

On-Location: Anglers Inn - Lake Mateos (Dec. 7/8, 2009)

Jim with a nice topwater Lake Mateos Bass!

The group flew to Mazatlan yesterday and made our way northward 3 1/2 hours drive to Anglers Inn at Lake Mateos. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a tray of margaritas and a big smile from the staff members at Anglers Inn. After a hearty steak dinner, we prepared our tackle and tried to get a good nights sleep before our first day of fishing... most of us slept with one eye open in sheer excitement of the fishing to come.

Well, today we just completed day 1 of fishing on the trip and our group landed some really nice topwater bass. With each day of fishing on a trip, there always seems to be a "hot fly"... well, today it was Umpqua's Chewy Popper in white (size 2). A number of topwater bass were fooled on this fly today. Also, during the low light periods of the day (dawn and dusk), black poppers proved to fool some very large bass too. The subsurface game was tops with jig-hook F/T Clousers (brn/yellow/white or chart/white).

We have wonderful weather and lake conditions so far this week... it sure is nice to be away from the "cold-snap" freezing temperatures at home (Sacramento, CA). YES! Warm weather, delicious food, great company, and topwater fishing... life does not get much better than this! Fish On!

We arrived the lodge with a margarita welcome!

The smiles say it all... delicious fajitas!

Morning topwater on a black popper...

Mike showing some topwater results!

Last light topwater for Shiz!

Jim with a beautiful largie...

Alan and a trophy topwater Mateos bass!