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

Mexico 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 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. It typically heats up to between 84 and 90 degrees as the day progresses. Occasional showers do occur, so a rainsuit is a must.

Bass Fishing Facts:

largemouth bass fishing

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

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:  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.

Round Tables with Padded Striped Chairs Lake Baccarac Guest Rooms

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, 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 USD Rates:

Double-occupancy rooms
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
An additional half day of fishing: $175.00
An additional full day of fishing: $350.00

Economy Rooms:
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.

Packages Include:

Ground transportation from Los Mochis or local airstrip, accommodations, daily maid service, daily laundry service, meals, margaritas, beer, soft drinks, bottled water, guided fishing, fishing license, and beverages while fishing.

Packages Do Not Include:

International or private airfare, gratuities for drivers/guides/staff/laundry, fishing equipment, rod rentals, lures, Global Rescue, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. All passengers departing from Mexico on international flights must pay a departure tax (approx. USD 65.00). Some airlines include this as a prepaid part of your ticket. If not, it is payable at the airport when leaving Mexico.


The Lodge recommends tipping the driver from the Los Mochis airstrip to the Lodge $10 per person per way, your fishing guide $80 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 per boat per day. The boat guard/watchmen $10 per person at the end of your stay. The Lodge staff $50 for a 3-day stay to $90 for a 6-day stay. Laundry tip $3 to $5.

Lake Baccarac Lodge

Lake Baccarac largemouth bass fishing
largemouth bass fishing

The Lodge is open from September through June.
Lake Baccarac largemouth bass

The Lake is 25 miles long and 5 miles wide.
Lake Baccarac

The lake record is a 19.1 largemouth bass.
Lake Baccarac

Experienced guides
Lake Baccarac

Two anglers per boat and guide
Lake Baccarac

18’ Crestliner boats with 60-HP motors
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Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558