November Report

Terry Hollan
Hottest Baits:
spinnerbaits, and crankbaits,, senkos
Hottest Colors:
flukes and superflukes, watermelon color and watermelon red
Time of Day:
Nov. 2012



This just infrom David Aripze

Terry, I want to thank you and congratulate you for the wonderful operation you have amassed in bacubirito, we had a great time and caugth 23 bass over 8.8 lbs, biggest one attached on file is 12.6.


this just in from the Lodge

Albert Hall wrote...

Fish cast of the day 11.2 on topwater, second fish 5.5 on topwater, third cast 10.5 on topwater...in the next 1 hour caught 5 more topwater fish all over 6 pounds

full report tomorrow

next week $895.00 arrive on Wednesday ....does not include ground transportation


Okay. The All-Star Big Bass Shootout at Lake Baccarac is over. Denis Bootenhoff comes in first place; Gil Wright second place and Hal Clifford third place. They are all legends in their own minds. Listed below is a sample of a few of the big fish they caught, but as a group, they caught 100 five over 8 lbs. and 25 over 10 lbs.

Hal Clifford – 10.14, 10.10, 9.14, 9.13, 9.10, 9.2, 9.1, 8.14, 8.13, 8.13, 8.6, 8.5, 8.4, 8.2, 8.0.

Gil Wright – 10.13, 10.6, 10.4, 8.13, 9.8, 9.6, 9.0, 9.0, 8.15, 8.8, 8.3.

Steve Gilcrease – 9.3, 8.7, 8.5 and eleven over 8.0.

Denis Bootenhoff – 12.1, 9.6, 9.5, 9.5, 9.2, 9.0, 9.0, 8.0.

Larry Beard – 9.11, 8.4, 8.5, 8.3.

Alan Sladek – 9.5, 9.3, 8.3, 8.2, 7.5.

Paul Kennedy – 10.14, 10.1, 9.3, 9.1

Mike Sandlin – 10.5



THe group found some big fish in perfecto cove, good action using spinnerbaits and crankbaits

THe All Star Bass - Shoot Out starts Nov 9th LArry Beard and Gil Wright the 1 and 2 seeds for the shoot out.....will post results at the end of the shoot out


One boat catching over 45 fish yesterday with most anglers having a tough bite with fish suspended. flukes and senkos fished slow triggering the best bite. one more day no day fish over 9 pounds....Manuel on the water again today


anglers not catching any fish over 9 pounds now for 3 days, very strange!!!! high pressure system maybe....numbers of fish caught low compared to late last week when we had excellent numbers and size


results varied the last 2 days on the water. with no fish over 10 pounds caught on the 3rd or the 4th

hot baits zoom flukes in watermelon, watermelon red, watermelon candy, senko style 4 inch and 5 inch in black and blue, 1 oz jigs black and blue, 4 inch and 5 inch talpia colored swim baits, chart/white 1 /2 oz spinnerbaits, topwater is fair with yellow magics and spooks

temps are still very warm for this of year


from Mark Glasscock

I’ve been lucky enough to fish all of the great lakes in the US and Mexico, and I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to fish Lake Baccarac. Before coming, I had read all of the reports and don’t know that I really believed them 100%. I did see the photos on the website – very impressive – but I still had a hard time believing. But upon my arrival, seeing the photos on the walls of the tackle store, I absolutely dropped my jaw. Now I understand that it’s just not FEW 9 to 18 lbs bass, it’s thousands, with many different faces associated with those bass. I had still not caught on the bass on the lake, but instantly felt like I became part of this elite club.

It wasn’t until late afternoon the first day that I realized that this lake was a bass fisherman’s paradise, a structure fisherman’s dream. I was told there was a great top water bite, senkos, flukes, spinner baits, this and that, but my guide insisted that if I was happy to fish deep and to fish structure, I would be well rewarded trying to lure these bass with jigs and heavy-weighted plastics. We founds spots on the lake that must have been holding thousands of monster bass. As I was looking at the depth finder, I couldn’t believe my eyes.

Did I catch a trophy? Oh, yes. Did I catch five fish over the magical ten lb. mark? Yes. Is it the best trip I have ever been on for big bass? Without a doubt. But I’m more excited to understand what’s coming in the future for this lake, if taken care of. These are the hardest fighting, healthiest bass I have ever seen. The structure alone is enough to make you come back. The guide I had absolutely had radar on when a bass was about to hit my lure.

It’s not an easy lake to fish. With a good guide, it increases your odds but you still have to be on top of your game at Lake Baccarac. Oh by the way, the lodge was great; the food beyond excellent. Manuel was the ultimate host and guide. I don’t see myself going to another lake to fish for bass. I’ll be back as soon as I can, hopefully to bring many, many more friends.


Mahoney group arriving today

Get your Bass Down here!!!!

October Report

Terry Hollan
Hottest Baits:
spinnerbaits, and crankbaits,, senkos
Hottest Colors:
TOPWATER fishing excellent right now!!!!! Yellow magics
Time of Day:
Oct. 2012



Sorry for the delay in reporting. Our website had been hacked. Fishing is challenging but very rewarding with fish up to 11 lbs. being caught on Super Flukes and 4 inch flukes, watermelon candy colors along with watermelon red and the bite was significantly better using Gamakatsu weighted hooks, chartreuse spinner baits, along with 4 and 5 inch black and blue senkos.

Gary West and Allan Hames, fishing with Eddie, had low numbers but did produce some trophy bass on the day before the full moon.


Richard Burris at the lodge had great success top water fishing. We have had a couple of days of rainy, cloudy weather, and they have reported bass over 10 lbs. using top water only. As a matter of fact, the only bait they have thrown for the last two days has been top water. Other boats have been alternating between top water and medium crank baits, with a good number of 2 to 4 lb. fish caught on crank baits.


Dick Burris group arrrived private plane yesterday and had excellent topwater action....good rain all day long as well.....bring your yellow Magic( topwater )


With one over 14 caught last week on topwater we are pretty happy. The bite is very slow but rewarding with bigger fish biting right now..mostly senkos and big flukes with some topwater


Wes Bullion’s group reported a great trip. Not very many bites but only big fish, with the largest being 12.14 caught by his father. Fishing around the stick ups, using Senkos and flukes had the most action.

David Bolton group, arriving private plane, has come to the lodge for the second time recently and thought the fish were harder to catch this trip than last but did manage to record three fish over 10 lbs. and eight fish over 8 lbs. Some boats caught between 10 and 15 fish a day and some caught 25 to 35 fish a day. The water is extremely clear and we have probably gotten all of the rain we are going to get for this season. The lake is standing at 70 percent.


the bite is improving with Wes Bullion group catching

a 10.8, 8.10 and 7.8 late yesterday afternoon on Black/blue senkos...fish are still suspending and the small crankbaits are producing a small fish bite

David Bolton group arriving on Monday with big group...


fish are suspended, pretty slow bite the last 3 days


Last week prior to the hurricane, the catching had been relatively dormant. Starting about two days prior to the hurricane passing, just as we would expect with these conditions, the fish were very active, with countless 4 and 5 lbers and the Jeff Kendle group caught fish over 11 lbs. Fishing remained very strong as the hurricane passed and has slowed considerably since the skies have turned clear again. The best bait is, without a doubt, Senkos, Sluggos and flukes.

have 4 seats on a King Air out of Amarillo around Oct 15...trying to match up with Dave McKinney group

September Report

Terry Hollan
Hottest Baits:
spinnerbaits, and crankbaits
Hottest Colors:
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Okay, all you Baccarac fishermen – the lake level stands at 65%. The rains have pretty much stopped. We are in much better shape than we were last year. Last year at this time, we were at 40% capacity. We have not had any fishermen on the lake in a couple of weeks, although Manuel has been on the water and said that fish were somewhat hard to find but will react to crank baits along with rattle traps. Our temperature has been very hot since the rains have stopped. We will be on the water every day next week so we look forward to having some consistent reports soon.


Fishing seems to be pretty challenging over the last week. The fish are very scattered and holding in 14 to 18 feet of water. Big crank baits are working but medium ones are working much better. We are having good success using Storm Wild Eyed 5 inch in mullet and tilapia color. We continue to have rain. The lake is near 60 percent. This time last year at its most full level, it was only 40 percent. My guess is, that by October 1st, the lake will be over 70 percent full. We will not have any more reports until the first week in October.

have 4 seats on a King Air out of Amarillo around Oct 15...trying to match up with Dave McKinney group


Big rains the last 6 days with the Lake rising another 12 ft and still coming up/////fish are very scattered

have 4 seats on a King Air out of Amarillo around Oct 15...trying to match up with Dave McKinney group

Big rains and the lake is already higher than the highest it was all last season.t

August Report

Terry Hollan
Hottest Baits:
spinnerbaits, and crankbaits
Hottest Colors:
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We arrived last Thursday, the 23rd of August, at the lodge. The 23rd produced unbelievable topwater action, with no rains but heavy, heavy cloud cover and enough humidity to choke you. We caught somewhere in the neighborhood of nine to twelve fish over 10lbs. on topwater. Huge rains arrived that afternoon. On Saturday and Sunday, the 25th and 26th, the lake rose over ten feet although they caught a few fish, they were most small ones and the fish has scattered. By Monday, they located fish in Papachaw and caught most of our fish in deep water with 8 inch plum and purple worms. The lake is in great shape, currently standing about 60% capacity with plenty of rains coming.

looking for 4 people out of amarillo any time the first 2 week of October --private flight flying direct


Eddie Bezler reports: We had a great morning bite followed by a very slow afternoon bite all three days. Ten to eleven foot diving bomber crankbaits would produce fish whereas the deep diving crankbaits were too big for their liking on this trip. Topwater was always good early morning but not like I’ve had in trips past. We fished a lot with the Zipper worms and had moderate success. The rains in the afternoon were much needed for the fishermen but the fish did not seem to care much for biting after the rains. All four in our group did catch a fish over 10 lbs. and we all caught four or five fish over 9 lbs. There were plenty of 6 to 7 lbers caught. I would guess we all caught fifty fish apiece in that range. This is the second time we have flown our plane into Mexico – still nothing there to give any heartburn and will do it again.


Big fish...big fish ....big fish,,,,,, Albert Torres catching plenty of big ones...6 over 9 and 2 over 10 TODAY!


As of today’s date, the lake is now higher than at any point during the entire last season. Having the afternoon rains up in the mountains, the lake is filling up nicely. The last couple of groups are still finding a few big fish, big fish being over 10 lbs., an incredible number of nines, but the fish are skinny. A month ago, these would have been 10 lb. fish. We still have plenty of rainy weather coming our way and the chance for a couple of big hurricanes. Manuel has the lodge ready to accommodate the group that arrives today, and for anybody else who would like to get down there, we look forward to having you.

Big rains and the lake is already higher than the highest it was all last season.....group at the Lodge now....check back for the report

July Report

Terry Hollan
Hottest Baits:
spinnerbaits, and crankbaits
Hottest Colors:
Time of Day:
July 2012



big rains and the lake has come up over 40 ft since the lows of May....fishing has been excellnt

Jeff Howell and Paul fished the 07/16 to 07/22 had the following results....

10.14, 10.9, 10.4, 10.1 and 4 over 9 lbs ..7 over 8 lbs and 83 over 5 pounds.....Jeff commented " excellent , trip of a lifetime, we will be back"


Group of 4 fishing at the the Lodge only two days recorded 34 bass over 10 pounds and 1 over 14...water is rising the topwater bite is excellent in the clear water

DONT MISS OUT....we have never seen it this good


Here is the revised report.

Post trip report from Bill Doll.
Fishing was un-believably good with p.m. rain about every day.
South end of the lake and other bays are clear or slightly stained, but still good water.
Deep diving crankbaits and spinnerbaits were the producing lures.
Seventeen over 10, twenty four over 11, twelve over

12, three over 13 for (56) total.


More phenomenal fishing! Bill Doll, catching a total of three over 13, two over 12 and twenty-two over 10, the lake is getting quite muddy on the north end up the river; the south end is still very clear and producing the giant fish.

the water is onthe rise

we have several planes looking for two addtional people and ready to depart in the next couple of days....


The last four days at the lodge have been phenomenal! With the water rising almost three feet and with the full moon, the bit was slow in the morning but very good in the afternoon with Enrique Salmon and Pablo Garcia reporting a bunch of 8’s and 9’s, six or seven over 10 and with Pablo landing a 12.2. Enrique said they just fished a few spots on the lake and they found the water getting dirty way up the river from the recent rains.

Gale Vaught and Roger Matthews returned after being there just two weeks ago and you can read about his June trip in the June section. Gale Vaught managed to catch a 12.6, and 11.12 and an 11.10, eight fish over 10 lbs. total. He did report the numbers were slower than two weeks ago and reported that he had luck all over the lake on this trip. Roger, on his first cast this trip, caught a 9.9, the second fish was a 10.9 and the third was a 9.4. He quoted, “ just awesome!”

The lake is still very fishable and we invite anybody who wants to have an excellent opportunity to catch the trophies of a lifetime to come down right now!

June Report

Terry Hollan
Hottest Baits:
spinnerbaits, and crankbaits starting 5" and 6" swimbaits in Pearl, White and Mullett color, topwater ( Zara Spooks )
Hottest Colors:
Time of Day:
June 2012



Gale Vaught has returned to the Lodge this week. HE had such a good trip 2 weeks ago he came back for moreand he is getting more. plenty of fish up to 12 pounds.

Spinnerbait action is excellent along with crankbaits on the bank. Fish have moved shallow with the recent rise in the water level

Gale's big fish is 14.8 and has recorded along with his partner 16 fish over 10

Enrique Salmon caught a nice 12.2 the first 30 minutes on the water yesterday...

The fishing is so good we are keeping the lodge open until the rains get really heavy....

It is very good right now and we hope to see down here ASAP

I have two seats open on July 6 out of El PAso


Here are the totals from Brad Drakes recent trip to the Lodge

25 fish over 5 pounds

13 fish over 6 pounds

15 fish over 7 pounds

25 fish over 8 pounds

18 fish over 9 pounds

14 fish over 10 pounds

2 fish over 11 pounds

2 fish over 12 pounds

towards the end of his trip the fish started moving shallow....



Terry Rader and Brad Drake catching the big ones according to Manuel ....12lbers and 10lbers good numbers of nice fish....spinnerbaits on the bottom


Terry Rader and Brad Drake morning slow but the afternoon produced a 12 and 10 along with several 9 pound bass

results continue to be excellent ....I mean unbelievablenote:we will keep the Lodge open thru the summer,

The doctors from Los Mochis fishing on the 16th and the 17th reported 2 over 13 lbs, 7 over 11 and 1 over 10 and with 35 to 40 over 9 lbs


Guys, this is the BEST I have ever seen it.

Read these results and you will have to agree.


Gale Vaught and Roger Matthews had a 12.2, eleven over 11 lbs, twenty over 10 lbs, fifty fish between 8 and 10 lbs in three days of fishing. Gale commented, the best ever. What else can be said? Unbelievable, unbelievable! I will be glad to furnish Gale’s phone number if anybody wants to talk to him personally.

Larry Beard and his son, Matt, in the boat had a 13.13, 13.10, 13.6, three fish over 11 lbs, thirteen fish over 10 lbs, and weighed 60 over 9 lbers. He ended it by saying, surreal!

call Larry direct if you would like to hear the whole story


From Marshall Bubel:

Hi Terry

I’ve been meaning to post an account of our trip on your website just been too busy here at work. It truly was extraordinary fishing down there. I personally had a 12.11, 12.4, 11, 10.4, 10.1, 10 and I don’t know how many 6,7,8 & 9’s (we stopped counting!!).

Manuel guided us all five days and along with being an exceptional fishermen in his own right, had us laughing all day long with his numerous stories, songs and jokes. What a wonderful guy but of course everyone involved in the lodge (Narlin, Eddie, Juan, Tachi(sp?), Russ) are just great.

Found several spots yesterday holding big fish. Crankbaits catching fish up to 12 pounds

This just in____ Randy England looking for two people for his airplane departing on the 8th. JUst help with fuel cost...call 806 679 4433


Big Fish!! Trophies being caught. The Lake Level is low and stable producing some increbile results...full report soon. Larry Beard arrives on the 6th of June

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