MEXICO BASS FISHING
Information About Lake Baccarac Mexico
Remember, you will be catching very large and super strong bass,
most likely your personal best ever; so come prepared!
Location: Approximately 90 miles due east of Los Mochis in Sinaloa
Size: Approximately 30,000 acres at full pool
Lake Record: 19 pounds,10 ounce Largemouth Bass, a record for Latin America, including Cuba. Local netters, who harvest Tilapia in Baccarac, say they have caught and released Largemouths exceeding 22 pounds.
Facts: Like many Mexican bass lakes, Baccarac has experienced ups and downs in bass fishing due to droughts, hurricanes, fish kills and other factors. Just a few years ago, some anglers were saying it was long past its prime, but conditions recently have been favorable for good spawns and growth of older bass, bringing the lake back into the limelight as one of Mexico’s prospering blue-ribbon destinations for sizeable bass in numbers. Visitors today can expect to catch 60-100 bass daily, including, if they’re lucky, several 10-pound plus monsters. Best of all there is no nets in Baccarac in the daylight hours.
Fishing tips: On Baccarac, deep-diving crankbaits are valued above all others for enticing the lake’s huge bass. It is best to cast close to the bank or visible cover, reel fast to get the crankbait down to the fish zone, then retrieve with momentary pauses now and then. On good days, you’ll catch a bass every cast using this technique. Near dawn and dusk, big topwater plugs work on the surface often providing unforgettable action. Spinnerbaits, Lipless rattle baits, large plastic lizards, worms and swimbaits will nab plenty of battlers throughout the rest of the day.
Plan ahead: You’ll have to book early to get some of the limited accommodations during the September through June fishing season.