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Lake Comedero is ready for big numbers of bass

Lake Comedero…big bass ready to explode!

Comedero guide with 1 of Terry Oldham’s 10 lb Hawgs

Comedero guide with 1 of Terry Oldham’s 10 lb Hawgs

Well, there’s really not much to report thus far as we’ve only had a couple of small groups fish the lake. However, prior to the first small group arriving on November 30th, I sent Terry Oldham and Steve “Big O” Parks down three days early to locate the big bass. Their first two days (Nov 28th/29th) was unbelievable! Terry called and said it was pouring down rain. I told him, “that’s because you have a hurricane (tropical storm by the time it arrived at Comedero) going right over the top of you right now! It didn’t stop Terry and Big O from fishing. Terry informed me that it was going to be easy for that first group to catch the bigguns because he had already landed several 10 pound bass in the first two days and Big O, who was fishing in a separate boat alone, had also landed a few 10 pounders PLUS one toad that weighed 12 pounds!!!

He caught it on one of his awesome Rage Tail Thumper Worms!

Steve Parks with his 12lb Comedero Giant

Steve Parks with his 12lb Comedero Giant

Anyway, the start of their third day of fishing, November 30th…Terry said the water had a green/brown stained color to it…plus a sour smell…and the water temperature had risen from 78 degrees to 86 degrees…in 24 hours!!! Well, that was the effect of the hurricane dumping a lot of hot water into the lake. Lake Comedero, being higher in the mountain, receives much more runoff from rainfall. We know this from fishing the lake for 28 years! This hot water on the surface caused the fishing to slow down and the bigger bass to head to deeper water. The only thing that will cool that water down in the shallows is cool to cold nights. Well, December and January are our coldest months of the year. Carlos, my general manager in Mexico, called me yesterday after he had spoken to one of our guides (Gustavo)…and Gus told him the nights had cooled down, as had the water temperature, and the fishing was back to being superb again. Gus is a pretty good angler and is helping us keep tabs on the fishing at Comedero. We do not have any groups there right now but will have soon! I will update you as soon as we have reports from “customers” fishing and their catches. I can’t wait to get down there myself. Last year when I took a group of customers to check the lake in early January, we absolutely wrecked those big bass! Most were spawned out and yet we still had more than a half dozen over 10 pound to include Oldham’s 13 pound hawg! Oh yeah…she was 90% spawned out or she would have been pushing 15 pounds! Again, I will update you in early January but I expect the trophy fishing to be very good for the next three months! This is the reason to fish Comedero…for GIANT bass! They’re still in there…Oldham and Big O proved that less than 30 days ago!

Update via Ron Speed Jr.