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Check out these Hogs!
I caught these six bass between 10:00 & 11:30 in the morning while holding my boat on a beautiful off-shore rocky ledge in 21 feet of water that sharply dropped to 80 feet. 

PITCH SEZ:
This spot was a classic "Contact Point" for suspending bass to move to as their first stop on a feeding forage; as it made a sharp 90 degree bend and had several large under water rocks and mesquite trees located on and along the bend.  I could actually watch these bass move up to and on to the ledge with my front sonar unit.  I was jigging my bait straight up and down, consequently keeping it in productive water more of the time.  I had several Bass this size or larger that pulled loose because of poor hook ups, but I quickly modified the hook on the bait I was using with a treble hook and didn't lose anymore fish.


Releasing 6 bass from 10 lbs to a heavy 13 lbs
WOW!

TIP:
Be sure and be on the water in a productive area depending on the time of the year
between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
or the same times (10 to 2) if night fishing in clear water.
I caught my largest bass (15 pounds 5 ozs) at 1:30 in the afternoon on July 4th several years ago!


15 pounds 5 ozs
 



Here's a nice 13.1 that I caught at High-Noon in June!
 

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MEXICAN HOLIDAYS

Mexico, our neighbor to the south does not have an "official" date designated for a "Thanksgiving" celebration.  Perhaps their closest similar Holiday is the "Dia de la Raza" and this Holiday is observed in October each year.

The following holidays are the national holidays of Mexico. These are days that banks, schools, and federal offices may be closed for business. These holidays usually don't affect the Mexican National Tourism industry and restaurants, bars, tour companies and etc. are generally open.  

Although Mayan's are Mexican Nationals, they have many of their own celebrations such as the Mayan Rain Festival, which runs from the 26th of April to the 3rd of May. This festival honors the Rain God Chac, and his attendant Chacmool, in welcoming the replenishing rains of springtime. There are many other local and regional Holidays celebrated throughout the year all across Mexico and carnavals of every kind are a much revered part of the Mexican mystic!


January:

January 1: Año Nuevo (New Year's Day) is an official Mexican holiday.

January 6: Día de los Santos Reyes is the day when Mexicans exchange Christmas presents in accordance with the arrival of the three gift-bearing wise men to Jesus Christ. This day culminates the Christmas time festivities.

January 17: Feast Day of de San Antonio de Abad is a religious holiday during which the Catholic Church allows animals to enter the church for blessing.


February:

February 2: Día de la Candelaria or Candlemas is a religious holiday that is celebrated with processions, dancing, bullfights in certain cities, and the blessing of the seeds and candles. The festivities are best seen in: San Juan de los Lagos, Jalapa; Talpa de Allende, Jalisco; and Santa Maria del Tuxla, Oaxaca.

February 5: Día de la Constitución an official holiday that   commemorates Mexico's Constitution.

Carnaval is an official Mexican holiday that kicks off a five day celebration of the libido before the Catholic lent. Beginning the weekend before Lent, Carnaval is celebrated exuberantly with parades, floats and dancing in the streets. Port towns such as Ensenada, La Paz, Mazatlán and Veracruz are excellent places to watch Carnaval festivities. Dates change slightly as follows: Feb 15-20; 2008: Jan 31 - Feb 5; 2009: Feb 19-24; 2010: Feb 11-16.

February 24: Flag Day, This Mexican national holiday honors the Mexican flag.


March:

March 19: St. Joseph's Day, Día de San José, and a religious holiday best seen in Tamulin, San Luis Potosi.

March 21: The Birthday of Benito Juárez, a famous Mexican president and national hero, this is an official Mexican holiday.

 


April:

Semana Santa: Semana Santa is the holy week that ends the 40-day Lent period. This week includes Good Friday and Easter Sunday. It is Mexican custom to break confetti-filled eggs over the heads of friends and family

 


May:

May 1: Primero de Mayo is the Mexican national holiday that is equivalent to the U.S. Labor Day.

May 3: Holy Cross Day Día de la Santa Cruz, when construction workers decorate and mount crosses on unfinished buildings, followed by fireworks and picnics at the construction site.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo is the Mexican national holiday that honors the Mexican victory over the French army at Puebla de los Angeles in 1862.

May 10: Mother's Day, Due to the importance of the mother in Mexican culture, Mother's Day is an especially significant holiday.


June:

June 1: Navy Day is an official Mexican holiday.

June 24: Saint John the Baptist Day is celebrated with religious festivities, fairs, and popular jokes connected to getting dunked in water.

June 29: Fiesta of Saint Peter and Saint Paul notable celebrations in Mexcaltitán, Nayarit and Zaachila, Oaxaca.


September:

September 1: Annual State of the Union, Though this date is an approximation, the President delivers the address in the autumn.

September 16: Mexican Independence Day celebrates the day that Miguel Hidalgo delivered El Grito de Dolores, and announced the Mexican revolt against Spanish rule.


October:

October 12: Día de la Raza, This day celebrates Columbus' arrival to the Americas, and the historical origins of the Mexican race.


November:

November 1&2: Día de los Muertos is an important Mexican holiday that merges Pre-Columbian beliefs and modern Catholicism. Europe's All Saints' Day and the Aztec worship of the dead contribute to these two days that honor Mexico's dead.

November 20: Mexican Revolution Day, This official Mexican holiday celebrates the Mexican Revolution of 1910.


December:

December 12: Día de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, or the day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated with a feast honoring Mexico's patron saint.

 December 16: Las Posadas celebrates Joseph and Mary's search for shelter in Bethlehem with candlelight processions that end at various nativity scenes. Las Posadas continues through January 6.

December 25: Navidad, Mexico celebrates the Christmas holiday.