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I do find it fascinating that there are more and more international bass anglers showing up on this board.  I guess we (U.S. and Canadian residents) kind of assume that bass angling is only popular in our countries.  I would be interested in knowing how many of you anglers are from other countries.  Raul has already given me some insight into Mexico, but I'd like to know what bass fishing is like in other countries (i.e. license cost/requirements, fees paid to fish, equipment used, etc.; how big do the bass get, what the lakes are like, etc.)  

I just thought this would be interesting to find out and might give us something to talk about.  I appreciate any replies.

God bless,

Fisher

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Florida...Now that's funny...

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In Mexico if you fish from the bank you don 't need a permit, if you fish from a boat the permit costs around 30 dollars per year but it 's a federal permit, you can fish anywhere inside the mexican territory and it 's waters. If you 're bringing your boat you need to do all the temporary import paperwork at the custom offices at the border and register the boat in the nearest "capitanía de puerto" , the cost of registration is about 40 dollars, but actually you don 't need to do that, why bring your boat if  the camps at the lakes have bass boats for rent ? Mexico 's big bass lakes can be divided in two, west and east coast.

East Coast.- there are two states with big bass lakes, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon.

Tamaulipas.- Lake Guerrero is the crown jewel of tamaulipecan waters located near Cd. Victoria, huge lake with lots of cover, i know that lake very well and have caught lots of fish in it, there are several camps, the ones I could recommend are Big Bass Exclusive ( I have stayed there a couple of times ) and even though I 've never been to it I have heard very good comments is "El Sargento".

Nuevo Leon.- The hottest new big bass lake is in Nuevo Leon, the lake is called "El Cuchillo" located very near Monterrey about 2 hour drive from MacAllen or Laredo, if you need information about lodging I can investigate with a buddy that practically lives there.

West Coast.- yes, the famous super big bass lakes are in the west coast, in the state of Sinaloa ( our mexican version of Kaliforny ).

Sinaloa.- The famous "El Salto", don 't have much information of it, but for something special "Lake Bacurato" ( Bacarac ) is the place to be, about a couple of months ago a guy caught a 18.3 pounder in it. If I were to go there Lake Baccarac Lodge is the camp of choice.

When to go: big fish can be caught in any of those lakes year round, however the best time is between late February-late April when the big mommas are spawning.

Baits: your usual baits in large size work, spinnerbaits, 8 inch worms, lizards, jigs all of them catch fish, forget swimbaits, they work everywhere but since the cover of mexican lakes is formed by tought mesquite brush they are going to hang up faster than you can imagine.

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Wow...that was some great news on Mexico's Lakes of choice.... :o

The Florida thing was too funny ;D 8)

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Washington Fishing license= 17.50 if i am correct, at only 13 you dont need a license.  To the east coast or the South, Washington is like a whole different continent. I asked a guy who was from georgia up here on a salmon fishing trip and i asked him what worked in goergia and he said "Is there even Bass in Washington?". And luckily we have a couple of bass pros to represent us, like Luke Clausen and Jeff Boyer. also we have John Semken who finished 25th in the 01' classic. Also most of residents are from the pacific rim.

So i guess it sorta counts....... ;)

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Oh yeah Rual, I know the guy who cuaght that 18 pounder........... ME ;D LOL just kidding...

But i really do know him, I went to arizona and at a tackle shop the manager showed me some pictures of him and his 18.3 fish at lake baccarac. The tackle shops are awesome down there compared to our tackle shops. Plus our state record is a measley 11.4 lbs.

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f i am correct, at only 13 you dont need a license.

In Florida, you don't need a fishing license if you are: Younger than 16; Older than 65; Handicapped; In the Military; Using a cane pole in the county which you reside; A client for developmental services; in a fish pond of 20 acres or less which is located entirely within the private property;.... and a few more exceptions.

Basically, if you're a middle-aged regular white guy - you gots to pay.   ;)

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Thanks, Raul.  That's some good stuff.  

BTW:  When did Florida create it's own nation? (JK)

I know there are more of you from outside the U.S. borders.  All replies would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Fisher

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