got back from Huites at my new lodge, "Trophy Bass
Lodge" and this place is really lookin' good. I'm going back
down again in a few days. About my claim: You tell me, I caught over
80 bass over ten pounds just last year alone.
I've been doing that for over 30 years! I've got hundreds of
photo's of me and 10 pound plus bass. I know of a few guys who
have caught some big bass in their careers, but I know of no one
who has caught as many as I have, in fact it would be impossible
for anyone to have caught more than me. You see, I'm on the best
bass lakes in the world over 150 days a year and that gives me
the opportunity to be number one when it comes to numbers of 10
pounders. No one else has had that opportunity.
remember one occasion last year when I caught 28
bass over 10 pounds in one afternoon!
Now who can say that? And I can prove it.
I had a
66 lb 3 oz stringer of five
bass averaging over 13 pounds
in one day, and a 124
pound 10 bass stringer
I caught in May of 2000.
(2001) with Cajun Phil, we caught 36
bass over 10 pounds
and they are all on film. When I wasn't filming with Phil I
caught 7 more
over 10 pounds
while they were staying at my place, Trophy Bass Lodge on Lake
Huites, and have the photos to prove it.
I'm not blowin'
smoke. It's all true and there are plenty of guys who will back
up what I say. Think about it....If I only caught one bass over
ten pounds per day and I fish 150-200 days a year.... On my last
trip to Huites (October 2002), on what was just an ordinary
working trip, I fished two
afternoons and landed 4 bass over 10 pounds.
See what I
mean? Who else has even the
slightest chance of doing that?
one, no one could afford to do that or have the time to do it. Of
all the top pros out there, they have great talent, but how many
of them catch a ten pounder every day at all the tournaments? And
even if they did or could, then I still would catch hundreds of
ten pounders a year more than they do. It's
simple math. I'm on the water more than anyone and I'm on the
best water in the world for giant bass.
you use this letter for a story...'Dozer, I know you will never
get any flack from it because almost everyone in the industry
knows by now how many monsters I catch. Lots of people call me
the Guru of Big Bass and they are right. Not because I'm the best
stick out there, because I'm not. I just have the opportunity to
do it. I'm just fortunate enough to be at the right place at the
right time with lots of knowledge about Mexico bass
fishing...more than anyone I know. Like
I said, I'm not the best stick out there, I'm just poundin' them
non-stop more than anyone right where the big ones live...Mexico.
challenge you a little. Try to find anyone who has caught as many
bass over ten pounds as I have. You can research this forever and
you'll never find anyone who has caught so many. I'm not
bragging. I'm just stating the facts. I have over a thousand days
on the lakes in Mexico in just the past 5 years, so that should
say plenty. I
don't know what else to say except that I would have run across
someone by now who could claim more ten pounders than me. But I
have never found anyone....not even close. I am all alone on this
no way to estimate how many I've caught in the past 35 years, but
I remember my first one over 10 pounds. I was living for two
years on Lake Dominguez (just below Lake Huites), where I was
guiding 220 days a year in 1968. I caught my first, a 14-3
when I was 19 years old. I still remember it and love it. I'm
sure I must have caught at least 100 bass a year over 10 pounds
way back then AND ALL THE REST IS HISTORY. I've been fishin'
Mexico ever since. It's been my life.
biggest bass go 15-11, 15-9, 15-4 and 15-3. I have one on film
that I lost that I know would go over 20 pounds and I lost one at
Huites last May that would go over 18 pounds. I've got quite a
few in the 14 pound class, but only 2 bass in the 13 pound range
which I caught back to back at El Salto last year with Tom Wynn.
I couldn't count all the ones in the 12 pound range as well as
all the 11's and 10's which are the most numerous. What's even
more incredible is that 95% of these hawgs were caught from the
back of the boat because there is always some one else I am
guiding on the front platform when I'm fishin'.
know what you need to verify this. I can give you names, places
and numbers, lots has already been said in this letter. I can
give you photos.... hundreds of them, and not just me... lots of
maybe I've said enough now, Russ. You be the judge, my friend. I
say I'm all alone on top of the Big Bass World and I intend to
stay on top as long as the good Lord is willing for me to be
here. That's the
real story! See you in Mexico.