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Now that you have booked your trip to one of our Mexico bass fishing lakes, you have analyzed the basic tackle you need to bring, and perhaps added a few extra things you want to try

The list of tackle below  has been tested by multiple anglers who have used this gear and had great success. These Mexico bass are aggressive and hungry. Your next cast could be your new personal best.

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Senko Style Stick Baits 

5" & 6" in Watermelon Red Flake, Watermelon Pearl, GreeN Pumpkim & Tilapia
It's basic, but definitely consider the 6-inch green pumpkin Senko. There are days when you can simply go down the bank with a wacky-rigged Senko and clean up. But it’s also exceptional on bluffs and on gravel points. Pro tip: While you can get away with braid in a lot of circumstances South of the Border, this is one technique that is markedly better on 17- or 20-pound fluorocarbon.


8" & 10 " in Watermelon/Chartreuse Tail, Watermelon/Red flake, 
Green Pumpkin, 
Black/Blue Tail, & Tilapia


Creature Baits

3" & 5" in Watermelon/Red, Watermelon, Green Pumpkin, Tequila Sunrise, & Red Shad

Curly Tail Worm

Curly Tail Worms

6" & 10" in Watermelon/Red Flake, Watermelon, Watermelon/Black Flake,
Green Pumpkin, Black and Blue.

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Flukes & Swimbaits

 4.8" & 5" in Chartreuse, Green Pumpkin, White, Watermelon Seed,
White Shad, Watermelon Red, and Pearl

Swim Jig

Swim Jig
Bass everywhere bite jigs, so take some ½ or ¾ ounce swim jigs in black/blue, green pumpkin or PB & J with matching trailers. Especially when bass are feeding on “langostinos” instead of tilapia or shad, this lure can be fished slowly in big fish holding areas. Pro tip: Make sure the jig you choose has a stout hook, or else these fish will bend it out and break your heart. 

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Mexican bass will absolutely annihilate a big-bladed spinnerbait. These big offerings can be fished in inches of water or 20-plus feet deep. Opt for big ones, such as 3/4- and 1-ounce sizes, in shad colors or the basic white, chartreuse, & white/chartreuse. When the wind kicks up, glue that rod in your hand and get to work. And hang on. Pro tip: Use a trailer hook judiciously. If they’re hitting short, you may have no choice, but in the thickest cover it will be a magnet for snags.

1/2 oz. & 3/4 oz. in White, White/Chartreuse, and Chartreuse

Crank Bait


5-9 feet Medium Diving, 10-15 feet Deep Diving, 16-20+ feet Extra-Deep Diving in Shad/Blue Back, Chartreuse/Black Back, & Tilapia 

Lipless Crankbaits

Lipless Crankbaits
A “trap” can be cast into the next county (or “next country” in this case), and is the absolute best choice for the schooling fish that occasionally come up “just out of reach.” Pro tip: When you’ve worn all of the chrome off of your lure, you know you’ve got a good one. Keep fishing it, don’t worry about its sad exterior.

1/2 oz. in Silver and Blue, Silver and Black, Chrome, or any Shad color or variation



1/2 oz. & 3/4 oz. to be used with Flukes or Paddle Tail Swimbaits
Fish these just like the scrounger. Add a Flule or paddletail swimbait and hold on.



1/2 oz. & 3/4 oz. to be used with Flukes or Paddle Tail Swimbaits 
Aaron Martens made these little cone-affiliated jigheads famous, and Mexican bass love them if there’s not too much cover around or if they’re suspended. Put a Fluke on the back and just retrieve steadily. Make sure, however, that you buy the ones with stout hooks because these spastic fish will bend out the light wire versions.


Tungsten Weights

1/4 oz., 3/8oz., & 1/2 oz. in Green Pumpkin or Plain for Texas Rigging Plastics


EWG Style Worm Hooks Heavy Wire

 EWG 4/0, 5/0, & 6/0. These are great for Wacky Worms or Senko style worms.

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Top Water Poppers

2 1/2" " 1/4 oz. in Baby Bass, Pearl, Silver/Black, and Dark Frog Colors

Contact Tommy now to plan your great Mexico bass fishing vacation. 

 505-414-5464 (Central Time Zone)

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