Lake Amistad fishing guide
is the only Lake Amistad fishing guide consistently catching big
bass in 2013. Bass fishing guides have challenges this year. The
Amistad lake level is low. We are starting to have hot weather too.
Book a trip
with bass fishing guide Captain Cordero and see the difference.
has many good fishing guides, but none of them have the recent
on their websites like Farwest Guide Service.
Farwest Guide Services supports the national Take
Me Fishing campaign of
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF).
Someone took Raul fishing for the first time and he was hooked!
Raul was six years old when he first started
fishing. He knew then that he had a special connection with the
water and fish. He started fishing small ponds, creeks and lakes. He
found himself fishing after school and on the weekends. Every chance
he had, he was out there. This gave him a chance to learn on his own
and from others.
He fished with friends and met new fishing
buddies everywhere he went. Raul learned the different formations
and water temperatures. What the different species of fish liked.
What depth to find them. When they ate. When they spawned and what
they liked to eat. Later he would learn the
latest electronics and high tech fishing techniques. It seemed
very casual at the time, but Raul was becoming a really good
fisherman. He learned patience and discipline from the older
experimenting with different bait he learned what tackle to use for
every situation. Some of this was trial and error. Sometimes it was
just the many hours with a pole in his hand.
At 18 years of age, Raul Cordero
began fishing tournaments. He has fished Bassmaster Opens,
FLW, Basschamps and local tournaments on Lake Amistad. He began
having serious success in 2010. Sponsors came calling to partner
with Raul and he was named fisherman of the year in three fishing
clubs he belonged to.
It became a good idea to be a
Lake Amistad fishing guide when strangers approached him and asked
him to take them fishing for money. What seemed to some as an
obsession, became a career. Raul Cordero became Captain Cordero when
he became a Coast Guard Licensed Capt. and a
National Park Services approved guide.
It was great for him that people
chose him to fish with on Lake
Amistad. It verified he was in an elite class with other guides he
had always looked up to and respected.
Today he is the most sought after
guide on Lake Amistad and some of his clients insist on him being
their guide when fishing Falcon Lake. The proof is in the catch!
Many Lake Amistad bass fishing guides catch big fish, but not as
many big fish.
Not consistently either. Part of that is Raul is out on the lake
almost everyday. He is not currently fishing the big tournaments
around the Country yet. Farwest Guide Service catches trophy bass.
It is the years of experience and hard work that got him here today.
Raul was fortunate to have the
support of his family. If you ask him he will always mention how
important his wife Melissa and his girls are to him. He considers
himself really blessed. He appreciates his God given talent and the
love from his friends and family. It's hard to be on the lake
everyday without it. Understanding how important fishing is to Raul
is easy if you talk to him for 5 minutes. You'll see how excited he
is talking about his boat, electronics or really big largemouth
It's been said that if you find
work you love, it will never seem like you are working. That
is because you are always doing something you love. Raul Cordero
loves fishing and he is really good at it. If you get a chance to
fish with him, do it!
Book a trip with Raul
Raul was angler of
the year in three separate bass clubs!
Open 2nd place finish Lake Amistad
Central Open 11th place Red River
2009 Bass Champs
17th & 19th place
2010 Bud Light Trail
Jan 22nd 1st place
Feb 26th 1st place
May 21st 2nd place
2011 Bud light trail Angler of the year
State Invitational 2nd place
2008 West Texas Team Trail.
Lake Amistad 2nd place
2012 Tournament of Champions Lake Amistad 2nd place
Amistad FLW Everstart 41st place
2013 Lake Amistad Bass Pro Shops
and IFBBA 1st place