Dan Westfall from the Tuson area just sent me this great report. We are headed down there next week and I am excited. Anyone is welcome to tag along on our trips and I will help you with your arrangements. If it is this great we will be going back at the end of March.
Wow what a trip we were hoping this would be the year for Oviachic. We
were very close to the best trip ever. We not only caught lots of fat
bass we loved the bite. Fishing shallow up around the 2nd El Capitan
was great but so was fishing around Mary Mountain and 3 sisters area.ACTUALLY
SOME OF OUR GUYS FOUND LOTS OF BASS JUST ABOUT EVERYWHERE. Chris Brehl
says they caught bass on everything they tried with Senkos being the
Shallow was the ticket and I found lots of bass in 2 ft of water. I would rate the river as maybe the slowest area we fished; but some big fish came from up there. If you like to fish Flukes and bass assassin type of baits now is your chance and its been years since we have had this bite so good. Our group caught 5 8lb bass and lots of quality bass.
Don't go down there with wimpy rods or light line or you will be disappointed. This must be the time for those little clickers for counting fish caught because everyone had them and most of these guys had well over 100 a day my brother Kevin and Will Garten say they caught close to 200 the last day fishing and most of
their fish were caught on Senkos.
This was one of the best trips for top water early and late but we
also did good around noon especially if their was some cloud cover.
Spinner baits were the best lure if you are looking for a toad almost
all of our big fish were were caught on spinnerbaits on 3/4 oz.
double willow gold and gold was the best on 65 lb braid. A 4 inch Baby
Brush Hawg watermelon was the best plastic to use. A 6 inch watermelon Senko
fished weightless with a 5/0 Gamakatsu wide gap. All kinds of top
water was used with great results. The bass loved the brush so stay in
it all day. Get out early and you will miss the mess launching on the
road to the water. It has been well used, so go early you will be happy. Nothing was a real problem traveling into Mexico. You will have a great trip with all of those big fish and the weather is fantastic.Mike Barton