Out There: Lake of falcons, lake of bass

Certain signs tell us that we have reached a place worth reaching. For this writer, it was the falcons of Mexico's Lake Huites.

Updated: September 28, 2004, 1:31 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton |
Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

The sun warms me to the bone. It feels good, and it has ruined me for fishing. I put down my rod and lay back in the boat to bask like a turtle on a log.

Rising several hundred feet above me is a golden cliff. I see two peregrine falcons, a mustachioed male and a much larger female, perched 100 feet up. Above them sits another raptor, a prairie falcon. Higher still, soaring on the updrafts, I see a caracara, another member of the falcon family.

I imagine there are few places where ...

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Lake of falcons & bass