Is Bass Fishing In Mexico Worth It?

We headed to Mexico’s Lake Baccarac to find out if Mexico fishing is as good as they say. From the flight to the meals to the fishing, it was top notch all the way! If you've ever wondered if bass fishing in Mexico is worth the trip, check this out...

When we travel we pride ourselves on fishing without outside help, approaching lakes the same way we do at home. It took a bit of work but we were able to get out on the water unguided and truly explore it for ourselves. We were amazed by the quality and quantity of fish, as well as the incredible amount of Tilapia and shad in the lake. The fishery is as healthy as any we have in the states. We felt safe the entire time, despite fishing alone in a foreign country.

Below is a breakdown of the baits and tackle we were using, as well as a link to the lodge in case you want to try your hand at catching a big bass in Mexico. One of our favorite parts of the trip is that you didn't have to use a specific bait to catch fish. We brought a variety of confidence baits and caught fish on nearly all of them!

To answer the question: Yes, fishing in Mexico is worth it! We had an amazing time and will definitely do it again!

The baits in order of appearance...

River2Sea S-Waver 168 (Light Trout): http://bit.ly/2aiu8Sh

Dirty Jigs No-Jack Flippin' Jig (Okeechobee 420): http://bit.ly/2fx8YBI

Strike King 10" BullWorm (PlumApple): http://bit.ly/2IVzvuS

Keitech 4.8" Fat Swimbait (Pro Blue Red Pearl): http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

HogFarmer 5 wire - 8 blade rig: http://bit.ly/2nuruR5

Lucky Craft BDS-6 Crankbait (Golden Shiner): http://bit.ly/2sRZby9

6th Sense C20 Crankbait (Shad Fantasy): http://bit.ly/2BQ4uDs

Osprey Tournament Talon (Gizzard Shad): http://bit.ly/2bqsLS0

The Key is to use all-around rods while traveling so you can use as many baits as possible on a single rod. Our most used rod this trip was...

Rod- Zodias 7'6" Med Heavy Crankbait: http://bit.ly/2cgmMAe

Reel- Curado 200K HG: http://bit.ly/2tHewEh

Line- 50 lb Power Pro Braided Line: http://bit.ly/2aFg46b

Leader- 20 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

The Lodge...

Pro Bass Adventures Lake Baccarac: http://bit.ly/2MDiiVR

Tackle/Rod Storage...

Rod Tube- Plan Telescoping Rod Case: http://bit.ly/2GbEKnM

Standard Tackle Box- Plano Waterproof 3740: http://bit.ly/2fvjcFB

Deep Tackle Box- Plano Waterproof Deep 3700: http://bit.ly/2xjccls

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Bass Fishing: Swimbait Vs. Underspin Challenge

Today we go head to head with a weedless swimbait and an underspin! Matt is throwing a Beast Hook paired with a variety of paddle tail swimbaits while Tim is using a Flashy Swimmer weedless underspin. Which one will catch the most? Which one will catch the biggest bass? Come along for the fun and a BIG catch!

Both hook styles can be incredibly effective. The Beast Hook has a deep gap, resulting in an amazing hook up ratio. The gap also allows the hook to pair with a variety of baits. The Flashy Swimmer has a narrower gap but is offered in heavier weights and includes a fish attracting blade. The flashy swimmer has incredible drawing power for its size and is a great option around baitfish.

Today the fish were clearly favoring the Beast hook. The natural presentation proved irresistible to fish of all sizes. Below is a break down of the hooks, baits, and tackle we were using.

The hooks...

Beast Hook 4/0 with 1/8 oz: http://bit.ly/2ancP66

Flashy Swimmer 5/0 with 1/4 oz: http://bit.ly/2e8O4Y7

The baits...

Keitech 4.8 Fat Swing Impact: http://bit.ly/2ab7s8v

Reaction Innovations Skinny Dipper: http://bit.ly/2bf1uEn

Strike King 4.75 Rage Swimmer: http://bit.ly/2evZF8j

Little Creeper Trash Fish: http://bit.ly/2xRdCFP

Tim's Combo...

Rod- G Loomis GLX 894 JWR: http://bit.ly/2gqziwT

Reel- Curado DC HG: http://bit.ly/2yHtsp4

Line- 40 lb Power Pro MaxCuatro: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

Matt's Combo...

Rod- Shimano Expride 7'2" Heavy: http://bit.ly/2nTq9FL

Reel- Metanium DC HG: http://bit.ly/2qrSZvs

Line- 50 lb MaxCuatro Braid: http://bit.ly/2clBRiQ

Leader- 18 lb Maxima Ultragreen: http://bit.ly/2ae97J9

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