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|Expect to pull out a a few bass typical of Lake Huites.|
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Limited in tackle due to lost luggage, I managed to catch fish with a scaled-down arsenal contributed by generous compadres. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that a half-dozen lures and other essentials were enough to make my Lake Huites experience successful: Excalibur Spit'n Image and Excalibur Zara Spook: Good for a half-dozen bass in the morning and again in the evening. Leverage spinnerbait: The reliable choice whether retrieved at a medium pace through timber or slow-rolled deep. Excalibur Fat-Free Shad: An efficient seek-and-hook lure covering water quickly near visible structure or underwater features. YUM 10-inch Ribbontail worms: Versatile and thorough whether fished off points, ledges, reefs or timber. YUM Garrett Mega Tubes: My favorite for flipping, although YUM Wooly Hawgtails and Craw Bugs were also very effective, as were weedless rattling jigs with trailers. Cap, Sunscreen and 30+ SPF lip balm: it's Mexico, after all.
|If you're going|
The lake: Formed by the 1995 damming of the El Fuerte and Chinipas rivers 6,000 feet up in the Sierra Madres of Sinaloa, Mexico, Lake Huites stretches approximately 30,000 surface acres at full pool. The fish: Lake Huites teems with introduced Florida-strain largemouth bass. Three and 4-pound fish are average with a good chance of hooking a 10-pound-plus fish. Major spawning periods at Lake Huites range between January to March and May to July. Accommodations: Campo Buena Vista overlooks the lake and houses 22 guests in private double rooms. Each room has air-conditioning, a ceiling fan and a private bath. Getting there: Fly to Phoenix or Tucson and then fly Aero California or Aero Mexico to Los Mochis International Airport. Hotel Buena Vista provides free transportation to the lodge. Price: A four-night trip with three days of guided fishing costs $1,195; a seven-night trip with six days of fishing costs $1,890. Prices include three meals per day, accommodations, guides and ground transportation. October 1 to June 30. Booking: Contact Wet-a-line Tours (888-295-4665; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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