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Falcon Alert #13770262 11/14/20 04:13 PM
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Two of our club members were held a gun point yesterday in Salanias, assuming the spelling is right. They were going to leave but the AR's were drawn on them. Their boat was boarded and searched from bow to stern. They said that there was a lot of yelling and screaming going on. They were let go and were told to get out, stay out, and don't come back. Be careful if your headed over to the Mexico side, sounds a little hot right now.


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Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Topwater2] #13770280 11/14/20 04:31 PM
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did they catch any fish?

Re: Falcon Alert [Re: David Welcher] #13770284 11/14/20 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by David Welcher
did they catch any fish?


A couple of big crappies! roflmao


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Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Topwater2] #13770358 11/14/20 05:49 PM
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I have always been fine with fishing over there; but follow some of my own rules. The more you do this, it just becomes second nature. Some will say, if I have to do all of that, it is not worth the effort. I love fishing on the Mexico side.
- Be very observant of what is going on around you.
- Keeping your mind on your surroundings will take a little away from you fishing concentration; but worth it.
- Keep every thing packed up and ready to move at a seconds notice.
- Fish main lake points and stay out of tight places; never allowing yourself to be trapped.
- If there is another boat approaching, crank up and get on the move. If they turn away it takes very little effort to swing around and continue fishing.
- If there is more than one boat in the area, just leave before they can approach.
- Stay away from shoreline activity like camps, farm houses, netters, vehicles on shore and 4-wheeler activity.
- Carry a good pare of binoculars to help you make these decisions if time allows for that.


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Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Topwater2] #13770403 11/14/20 07:01 PM
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Why even go over to that side? Is the fish greener there.

Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Topwater2] #13770404 11/14/20 07:07 PM
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Are there any taco trucks over there to grab a quick bite?


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Time to fish the U.S side only until things cool off. Did you guys contact the authorities?

Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Topwater2] #13770599 11/14/20 10:46 PM
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From my direct experiences of being approached, threatened, followed and shot at, then "poking the bear" for a few days after to see their responses and movements, here is what I have learned:
1) The local Cartel moves drugs from their labs and drop points on the North side of the Salinias (currently an Island) across the mouth of the Cove to the South side Netters launch point near town (red line on map).
2) Their main concern is that you could be a rival gang member trying to steal their drugs or interrupt their operations. The faster you can convince them you are an American fisherman, the better.
3) Ignoring them or attempting to flee once they are close is ill advised because it just fuels their suspicions.
4) Dropping your rod, removing your hat, face mask and sunglasses then pulling up your shirt and sleeves to show no weapons or tattoos while they approach will calm the situation substantially.
5) Ignore their guns because any fear response or yelling will provoke them, act like you are not a threat or a victim.
6) Even if the guys in the boat say it is OK to keep fishing, leave immediately because the guys on the shore may not agree and they will let you know by shooting over your head.
7) Here are some tell tale signs to look for before entering the Cove:
a) Any vehicles parked on South side Netters launch point that do not have trailers.
b) An absence of Netter boats or netting activities on the water.
c) Any camps or individuals on the North side Island.
d) Netter boats milling around with no nets in the water, these are lookouts and they will alert the Cartel of your presence.
e) The Cartel's primary boat lately is a ProCraft Fish and Ski with no windshield or trolling motor and four seats / riders, top speed is around 60 mph, but you will not outrun their bullets. They usually approach from the North and you can see them coming straight at you from a pretty fair distance. If I am leery of the situation I will linger just outside of the Cove and watch for them to start coming and leave quickly before they get too close. If you are already past the mouth it is too late and you should not flee.
f) Operations can last for a week or two and it seems to cycle on a 3 to 4 month schedule.
All of the above is from my experiences in the Salinias ONLY. The further North locations like Coyote and the Salado are a lot different and more dangerous as well, especially if the Salinias is hot.

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Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Topwater2] #13770662 11/14/20 11:53 PM
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or you could not go over there an take a chance of having your a$$ shot it is a bad decision to think that green fish are worth your life.

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Originally Posted by ssmith
or you could not go over there an take a chance of having your a$$ shot it is a bad decision to think that green fish are worth your life.

For most people that is true, however I like my bass fishing with a side of action, adventure and danger, especially when there are 6 to 9 lbs females spawning shallow in the middle of August!

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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Are there any taco trucks over there to grab a quick bite?

Yes Frank, carp tacos! Yummm!

Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Topwater2] #13770702 11/15/20 12:27 AM
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Sounds adventurous, think I’ll head that way in a few weeks.

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Originally Posted by markson
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or you could not go over there an take a chance of having your a$$ shot it is a bad decision to think that green fish are worth your life.

For most people that is true, however I like my bass fishing with a side of action, adventure and danger, especially when there are 6 to 9 lbs females spawning shallow in the middle of August!


I could handle being robbed. It's being taken hostage and having digits cut off until your wife takes out a loan to pay them off. Just doesn't seem worth the risk.

Re: Falcon Alert [Re: Greg W] #13770789 11/15/20 01:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg W
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or you could not go over there an take a chance of having your a$$ shot it is a bad decision to think that green fish are worth your life.

For most people that is true, however I like my bass fishing with a side of action, adventure and danger, especially when there are 6 to 9 lbs females spawning shallow in the middle of August!


I could handle being robbed. It's being taken hostage and having digits cut off until your wife takes out a loan to pay them off. Just doesn't seem worth the risk.
Digits is one thing, but how about your Johnson. And I ain’t talking about your obsolete outboard!

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