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 the renowned angler and guide Narlin Salazar. Narlin and his staff make sure that your stay is top-notch. In 2009, Narlin was recognized by the Outdoor Channel as 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. Daytime temps average between 84 and 90 degrees. Occasional showers do occur, so a rain suit is a must.
Bass Fishing Facts:
Boats: 18 ft. 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 allows. Each day, you'll return to the Lodge before sunset.
Equipment: No equipment is provided. A rod rental is available at $15.00 per day per rod or $100.00 per trip for up to three rods per trip. (A breakage fee applies at the current replacement cost.) You will need to bring reels and lines. 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:
You'll have breakfast about an hour before sunrise and then head out for a day of guided fishing. At midday, you can return to the Lodge for lunch or have a sack lunch on the boat. The boats have a cooler stocked with water, Coca-Cola, and beer. Between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., you’ll return to the Lodge before sunset. Freshly made chips and salsa, ice-cold margaritas, and beer are on hand until dinner is served.
Lake Baccarac 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.
Alcohol: Frosty margaritas are always on hand.
Communications: Free Wi-Fi Internet is available at the Lodge. We also recommend WhatsApp. You will need to download the App on your phone, and so will everyone you wish to communicate with.
Getting to the Lodge:
You'll fly to Mexico City and then take a 2-hour and 20-minute flight to Los Mochis. AeroMexico is the airline servicing Los Mochis. You will most likely need to stay a hotel night in Los Mochis. In the morning, a Lodge representative will drive you in an air-conditioned van to the Lodge, a 2.5-hour drive. (The ground transfer is included in the package. No airfare or hotels are included in the package.)
Private Air Options: In the village of Bacubirito, there is a newly-paved 5,200-foot runway that provides the luxury of landing, 10 minutes from the Lodge. The private air trips are a package price – the fishing trip and the air, but the air portion is non-refundable and non-transferable. From Fort Worth, Texas, a plane can take four anglers, or a King Air 200 can take eight anglers. The plane cost varies, so please call Fishing with Larry for pricing.
2023 and 2024 USD Rates:
3-nights and 2-days guided fishing $1,450.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing $1,695.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing $1,975.00 per person
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing $2,275.00 per person
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,465.00 per person
8-nights and 7-days guided fishing $2,700.00 per person
An additional half day of fishing: $175.00
An additional full day of fishing: $350.00
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.
• Ground transportation from Los Mochis or Bacubirito airstrip
• All meals at the Lodge
• Margaritas, beer, soft drinks, and bottled water
• Daily maid service
• Daily laundry service, please tip $3 to $5
• Wi-Fi at the Lodge
• Guided fishing
• Fishing license
• Beverages while fishing
Packages Do Not Include:• Airfare to Mexico City, and return
• Airfare between Mexico City and Los Mochis
• Private air charters
• Hotel nights in Los Mochis
• Gratuities to guides and Lodge staff
• Fishing equipment, reels, and lures
• Rod rentals, $15.00 per day per rod or
$100.00 for up to three rods per person per trip
• Upgrade to a 22-ft. Skeeter for an $65.00 per day
• Global Rescue
• Travel insurance
• Items of a personal nature
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions.