Lake Baccarac Lodge - Mexico
Largemouth Bass Fishing
Lake Baccarac is located in Bacurato, a quaint fishing village in the Sierra Madres. The lake is 25-miles long, five miles wide, and 30,000 acres at full pool. Bruce Knutson caught a 19.10-pound largemouth bass here, setting the Central American record in 1993. Lake Baccarac is one of the best lakes in the world for jumbo largemouth bass.
Lake Baccarac Largemouth Bass
Lake Baccarac was stocked in 1978 with Florida strain largemouth bass and is the number one lake in Mexico for ten-pound-plus bass.
Terry Hollan built and opened Baccarac Lodge in 2004.
Each season has produced phenomenal fish: 14-pound, 15-pound, and so many largemouth over 10 pounds, that over the years, they've lost count. Good numbers of 5 to 7-pound bass are caught daily. The official Lake record is a 19.1-pounder.
The Lodge is managed by renowned angler and guide, Narlin Salazar. Narlin and his staff make sure that your stay is topnotch. In 2009, Narlin was recognized by the Outdoor Channel has one of Mexico’s best managers.
Season: The Lodge is open from September through June for peak fishing and the most favorable weather.
Weather: Due to the cool, crisp mountain air of the Sierra Madre Mountains, the evening and morning hours are cool. As the day progresses, it typically heats up to between 84 and 90 degrees. Occasional showers do occur, so a rainsuit is a must.
Bass Fishing Facts:
Boats: 18’ Crestliners with 60-HP motors with front and rear trolling motors and depth finders. Two anglers per guide and boat. You can upgrade to a 22' Skeeter for an added fee of about $65.00 p.p. per day, payable at the Lodge.
Guides: Many of the guides have over twenty years of experience on the lake and speak enough fishing English to communicate with you effectively. They are flexible and will fish as many hours as daylight will allow. Each day, you'll return to the Lodge before sunset.
Equipment: No equipment is provided. A rod rental is $100.00 per trip for up to three rods. You will need to bring your own reel and line. The Lodge has a tackle shop. A complete gear and tackle list is included in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License: is included in the package.
A Typical Fishing Day:
After breakfast, you’ll head out for a morning of guided fishing. For lunch, you have the option of returning to the Lodge or taking a sack lunch on the boat. You just need to tell the staff the night before, and a sack lunch will be made for you in the morning before you head out. You’ll return to the Lodge before sunset—between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Freshen up and then enjoy freshly made chips and salsa, along with frosty cold margaritas until dinner is served.
Lake Baccarac Lodge
The Lodge sits at the edge of Lake Baccarac, overlooking the beautiful Sierra Madres.
Two anglers share an air-conditioned room overlooking the lake. The rooms have two queen beds, a private bathroom, filtered water, and daily maid service. Laundry service is available. (Please leave a $3.00 to $5.00 tip on top of your laundry.)
The economy rooms have three queen-size beds and sleep three to a room. The Lodge accommodates 30 anglers.
Meals: The cooking staff provides a delightful array of dishes, including steaks, a variety of seafood, and an elaborate Mexican dinner.
Communications: There is no internet or phone at the Lodge. Cell phones work as there is a tower nearby; however, data fees may be high in Mexico. If it’s necessary that you receive data, we suggest that you contact your provider before arriving to obtain a plan that includes use in Mexico. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon cell phones work at the lodge but service can be sporadic. According to the Lodge, AT&T has the best data plan.
Getting to the Lodge:
Several travel options are available.
1. Commercial Flights: From Mexico City, you’ll fly to Los Mochis, Mexico, a 2-hour and 20-minute flight. AeroMexico is the airline servicing Los Mochis. A Lodge representative will greet you at the airport and drive you in an air-conditioned van to the Lodge, a 2.5-hour drive. The ground transfer is included in the package. You'll arrive at the Lodge, have time to relax and prepare for fishing the next day, and enjoy a nice dinner.
2.) Private Air Options: There is a newly-paved 5,200 foot runway which provides the luxury of landing, 10 minutes from the Lodge in Bacubirito. The private air trips are a package price – the fishing trip and the air, but the air portion is NONREFUNDABLE and NONTRANSFERABLE. From Fort Worth, Texas, there's a plane that can take four anglers or a King Air 200 that can take eight anglers. The plane cost varies, so please call Fishing with Larry for pricing.
2021 USD Rates:
4-nights at the Lodge
3-days guided fishing
$1,695.00 per person
5-nights at the Lodge
and 4-days guided fishing
$1,975.00 per person
6-nights at the Lodge
and 5-days guided fishing
$2,245.00 per person
7-nights at the Lodge
and 6-days guided fishing
$2,465.00 per person
Additional half day of fishing:
$175.00 per half day
2021 USD Rates:
3-anglers per room and boat,
We do not recommend this option as the boat is cramped.
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$1,195.00 per person
Group Discounts are available. Book nine anglers and get the tenth one free. The savings may be divided among the group.
Non-angler sharing room:
$115.00 per person per day
There are very few activities here for the non-angler. Non-fishing customers will be taken based upon Lodge capacity.
Ground transportation from Los Mochis or local airstrip, accommodations, daily maid service, daily laundry service, all meals, margaritas, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, guided fishing, fishing license, and beverages while fishing.
Packages Do Not Include:
International or private airfare, hotel and meals in Los Mochis, gratuities, fishing equipment, lures, items of a personal nature, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. All passengers departing from Mexico on international flights must pay a departure tax, approximately $65.00. Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket. If not, it is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico.
Gratuities: They recommend tipping $80.00 per boat per day. You'll tip the guide directly at the end of each fishing day. If you have requested a specific guide, they recommend tipping a minimum of $150.00 per boat per day.