Alejandro Perez Arteaga has been a fisherman since his early years, when he used to fish after both sea and freshwater species. He lives in central Mexico (Morelia, Michoacan) and his fishing grounds include both natural lakes and man-made impoundments, where he targets his favorite freshwater species, the largemouth bass.
Alejandro has been fishing from a kayak for 5 years, time that has helped him to focus in finesse tactics which he employs often in his home lake, Zirahuen. He has participated in several tournaments in Mexico and currently his personal record largemouth bass, caught from a kayak, stands at 14 lbs 10 oz. Alejandro also focuses his efforts on big bass, for which he employs different tactics. During 2010, he caught 5 bass over 10 lbs from his kayak.
Alejandro is also a conservation scientist. He has a BSc in Biology (University of Guadalajara, Mexico), obtained a MSc in Environmental Management from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, and a PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Sheffield, UK. He has a full-time research position at the University of Michoacan, Mexico, where he conducts sustainable conservation-related projects focused mainly on wetlands and waterbirds. He also chairs BIODAM, a conservation consultancy specializing in wetland rehabilitation design. His love for kayak fishing has also led him to start a new Business venture, Kayak Express, that will open soon and will start bringing kayak accesories and resources into Mexico, where kayak fishing is starting to develop.
Alejandro also fosters a relationship with Boat Box, dealers of Wilderness Systems kayaks and MyLake fishing equipment, relationships which will definitely grow in the future as the sport of kayak fishing is becoming popular in Mexico. Alejandro is an active member of the KBF Pro Staff, without a doubt, the best kayak fishing resource in the World.