Monday, October 4, 2010

Dangerous fishing waters along Texas-Mexico border

A post link from BassFan is enough to send chills up and down any water lover's spine.

The most recent BassFan story links with Fox News on how a 30-year-old American operating a personal watercraft on Falcon Reservoir was gunned down and killed by Mexican pirates. Yes, pirates, just like off the Horn of Africa.

Meanwhile his 29-year-old wife narrowly missed the same fate.

Falcon Reservoirs straddles the Texas-Mexico border between Laredo and McAllen; essentially a very wide spot in the Rio Grande River. It is an enormously popular recreational reservoir and has a prime largemouth bass fisheries.

The Fox News story also says this is the fifth incident involving pirates operating on Falcon Reservoir. These pirates are believed to be members of a Mexican drug cartel and use automatic weapons to make their point.

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- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn

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