king fisher Posted November 28, 2022 Share Posted November 28, 2022 I went to Trigomil for Thanksgiving weekend. The camping was good, but fishing was slow. Numbers were ok, but biggest was 5 pounds. Last time I was there in June I landed many over 5 and one over nine. I got there expecting high and stained water. Rainy season has been over for a month so I thought it would have cleared up some. I was surprised to see the visibility 8 to 10 feet. That was more vis than last June when it hadn't rained in 8 months. Of course I had left all my spinning gear, as well as any leader, or line under 15 pound test at home. I was geared for power fishing, and suck at finesse even when I bring my gear. I did manage to catch some bass in 18 feet of water with a Carolina rig. I saw some very big bass cruising along the shore in one 4 feet of water, while watching from high up the bank. I couldn't get them to bite anything because they would spook at even the line touching the water. I talked to a man there who told me about all the big bass over 5 kilos he has caught. I asked him how he catches the ones cruising the shore. He told me it was impossible to catch them with a lure. I asked how he did it, and he said it was easy. Then he showed me his snorkel mask, and spear gun. The local fisherman's new finesse tactic. I didn't have to ask if he practices catch and release. I have to assume he would never bring a knife to a gun fight. This may be what happened to some of the big bass in other Mexico lakes during the drought we had a couple years ago. I'm sure there is more than one angler with a spear gun and mask. The weekend wasn't a total loss. I did learn some new spots on the lake, and how to catch big bass if I ever really need a bass to eat. 3 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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