Curtis Butler

Had a blast at Lake Baccarac Lodge this week. Broke my 5-4lb PB with a 9-3LB grande. This place is something special. The food was amazing and the newly renovated rooms were nice. Thank you for a trip that I’ll never forget!

October 15, 2021

Jason Luther – Trek Safaris

“Everyone is having so much fun right now. Everything is so well done and the attention to detail is evident with a friendly and attentive staff, renovated rooms, food is fantastic, and the pro shop is stocked full of what you need! We have so many ideas to kickstart this partnership!”

October 13, 2021

Patrick Smith

Baccarac is the most incredible bass fishing lake on earth. I cannot wait to take my boys here and very soon! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime!! I have never been treated with such class! The staff was amazing and the guides were the best I have ever experienced! See you soon!

May 26, 2021

Kevin Key

The Fishing was great but the accommodations were amazing and the staff was freaking awesome!

May 22, 2021

Chris Bulaw

Thanks again for an epic time, I was impressed by the operation and really enjoyed my time there. I’ll definitely be back

May 22, 2021

Tracy Cobb

Wanted to thank you for a great fishing trip at your Lodge. We all had a wonderful time and I personally wanted to let you know that Rodney and myself appreciated when you personally thanked us for fishing with Lake Baccarac Lodge… You have a top notch operation and look forward to doing it again. Thanks again for a great time!

May 22, 2021

Brad Sheffield

Had an incredible fishing trip at Lake Baccarac this past week. Personal best was broken twice. If you love bass fishing, this needs to be on your bucket list. #lakebaccaraclodge

November 21, 2020

Johnny Pence

What can one say about a trip of a lifetime, It was an adventure to say the least!!! We caught so many fish, I couldn’t tell you how many 5 to over 6 pounders we caught. The number of 2 to 5 pounders was outrageous, you know it’s bad when are letting 5 to 6 pounders jump at the boat just to watch them!! First day I stuck a 7lb 8 oz bass for my second fish of the trip. From there i caught an 8 pounder, then to top it with an 8 lb 8 oz!!! Had an absolute blast, if you are looking for a trip of s lifetime you have to hit up Lake Baccarac Lodge and plan your trip!!! I cant wait until next time!!!!!!

November 19, 2020

Ross Spargur

Had an incredible time with some incredible people down in Mexico. Highly recommend everyone trying this trip and talking some buddies into it as well. Memories for life and an experience you just can’t quite find the words for. I got 3 fish bigger than my best ever. And that was a slow week!! Thanks so much to Chad Meenan Wayne Campbell and the entire Universe for blessing me with this trip. I am forever grateful and I somehow gained even more friends and formed some tight bonds I think will last a lifetime.

November 17, 2020

Chris Hudson

Place to be if you want to catch the fish of a lifetime….what an incredible 6 days of fishing!! Thanks Chad Meenan and Wayne Campbell for putting on this trip! And thanks to Cassandra Hudson for letting me go! ??

November 17, 2020

Steve Sapir

Once again, Baccarac Lodge treated us like rockstars. The bass showed up in force and punished us for five days straight. Much thanks to Chad Meenan for making sure we were fat and happy all week. Special thanks to lodge owner and amazing pilot, Terry Hollan for keeping us safe – it was a pleasure to finally meet and spend some time with you. Bill Tierney – you’re always a great travel partner – thank you for all the laughs. Finally, thank you to my fellow group anglers…..the fish are great but you guys make this trip what it is. Thank you all for a great time. See you all next year.

November 15, 2020

Scott Corvino

Hi Terry,

Just wanted to drop you a quick email about our stay this past week at your lodge at lake baccarac.    This was my first visit, and I attended with the Johnson group, many of them have been visiting since the early 2000’s.  Owning a few businesses myself, I can understand about how difficult it can be to offer customers a world class experience, not always easy to do, but your team/staff at the lodge are fantastic.  From the scheduling, planning, timeliness of everything from van pick ups, fishing times, wake up calls to meals, it was great, and you definitely have another repeat customer in the future.  Narlin and Chad were great, as was all the guides, drivers, and servers.   Thank you for putting the right pieces in place and having such great people running your lodge to provide such a great experience for all 8 of us, it really was one that will be remembered for a lifetime.






October 26, 2020

Brian Hebert

Just a quick thanks to all the staff and guides at the lodge, top notch and friendly service. And to all the other guests for their helpful tips which turned me on the fish for my last day. Great bunch of passionate anglers. Brian (Canada)

November 22, 2019

Brad Dillman

Big thanks to Chad, the whole SU group, lodge staff, Mario and my boy David Goodall for one hell of a week!

November 22, 2019

Aaron Steinly

Had another amazing week in heaven with the boys from Utah!!! This one was just shy of 9 for my new PB on topwater. Caught lots of 5-7 lb fish and our boat had 5 fish over 8. Narlin was an absolute pleasure to fish with and Yovani the last 2 days was no slouch! The bite was super tough at times but we managed to still find some great fish..Thanks to all who helped put this together, cant wait to start planning the next trip!
Me and John Stevenson and Narlin also saved a puppy off the shoreline that had been left behind, next time you visit the lodge you’ll get to meet her!

November 22, 2019

Rick Culver

Amazing place, caught them on a variety of baits but best thing was topwater, burrito swimbait and 10” bull worm. Great group of anglers made it an awesome adventure, every day there where tons of laughter, stories and smiles. (Kind of like being around a bunch kids hopped up on skittles). Thanks for everything, great memories for sure. Special thanks to all the folks at Baccarac Lodge for taking care of us.

November 22, 2019

Jared Steele

Well gotta say it’s gonna be hard bass fishing north of the border after fishing at Lake Baccarac the bass there just grow BIG plain and simple ! I caught a bunch of nice fish and lost a bunch of giants that I’ll have nightmares about for who knows how long! The lodge is really nice and all the guys there were great everyone made you feel welcome and were willing to share anything you wanted to try to help in any way possible. For anyone that truly loves bass fishing like I do , you’ve gotta try this place at least once in your life. Now I’m back home I’m already thinking on when I can go back and get some revenge on all the giant fish that hit and got away. Caught my personal best Bass at 8 lbs 13 oz on a top water explosion that you’d have to see to believe. I can’t wait to get back down there ?

November 22, 2019

Broc Lindhauer

Amazing trip can’t wait to go back. Say thanks to all the guides at the lodge for the great knowledge and skills they have on the lake. Lodge service was there for anything you needed at any time and very friendly. Great memories made

November 22, 2019

Drew Boehle

Lake Baccarac Lodge was AMAZING. Thanks Mike Bucca for the invite! Went with a great group of guys and look forward to returning again some day!
If this was slow, I can’t imagine it being better. We didn’t even weigh 95% of our 4-6 pound fish;didn’t even count them (we should have) caught 22 fish over 7 lbs—- lost too many BIG ones to count as well. My brother had 7 fish over 8lbs- his biggest of the week being 8lbs 12 oz. I had 4 fish over 8 lbs. one being a 9lb-2oz and a 10 lb fish!

November 4, 2019

Doug Bynaker

We didn’t count all our fish or even weigh half of them. Nute and I fished what we could , learned a lot about the lake and a lot about how to work with our guide. Tio Pauly is what Nute and I started calling him after a day or two.
So the guide and the boat were very cool. The space there for sleeping and the dining hall and the outdoor area were great and made for some exciting after fishing reports and conversations about may things fishing and not.
As a whole the fishing was great, the food was excellent, the personnel on hand was exactly what we needed .
On my next trip ( in the plans already) I will be better prepared for my style of fishing and I now know how to work with what I have on hand . The whole Experience was well worth the time, money and effort all tha way around.
I am truly thankful for what I have here at home and for what I found in a home away from home in Mexico.
We had men from all over the US converge on one location, at the same time , we took over the lodge and made a place of our own for our time.
I am truly Blessed to have the friends I have and to have gained all the new friends . From Canada to Cali , from Boston to South Carolina to Texas. We are all fishermen and I know I’ve made some life long friends that I look forward to seeing again next Oct.
Once again I Thank everyone at the lake and everyone that made our trip possible and one of the best experiences of my life .

Thank you to everyone for accepting me and my ways and making it a memorable trip.

November 4, 2019

Gene Ditmore


My group of 6-fishermen just returned from Lake Baccarac Lodge Feb. 12th 2006. We have been fishing Mexico for over 15-years and just completed the best trip ever, anywhere. The group’s largest fish was a 12.4oz. lunker taken on top water. Each boat averaged better than 50-fish per day in the 3 to 7lb. class. Food, guides & accommodations were A-#1 beyond comparison. Thanx for a great trip………….

Gene Ditmore Abilene TX.

April 22, 2019

Will Garrison

Just got back from Baccarac and your team did an outstanding job on every aspect of our trip. Rene and staff put out service that rivals any lodge I have ever visited ,and we will be booking several trips for next season . Will and the FNF Construction crew

Will Garrison

April 22, 2019

Larry Dalton


I would also like to take this opportunity to express how impressed I was with you and your operation. You are clearly the best fisherman and fishing instructor that I have ever met. I learnt a great deal from you and indeed you are probably a better teacher than any professor in the American university system.

I hope to travel again to Lake Baccarac Lodge in the not too distant future and I have already talked about trips with other faculty members at universities around the U.S.

Again, my most sincere thanks for a magnificent experience.

Larry Dalton

April 22, 2019

David W. Roberts


Just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for flying us to Lake Baccarac. You and your staff are really first class. Being a guide and usually taking care of everything for the client I really appreciated the fantastic service and excellent food. The eight of us caught approximately 1200 fish in the three days we were there, even though we had a full moon and windy conditions. We are already looking at dates in October or early November to head back for some more fun.

Thanks again.

David W. Roberts
D&M Blue Water Ventures, Ltd.

April 22, 2019

Jose Dapena, Esq.


Just to signify our most sincere thanks for a great fishing experience. Your hospitality, facilities and personnel were just magnificent. We travel and fish all around the world and never thought that fishing at Lake Baccarac could be what it was. All our expectations came short to what we actually experienced. Your guides were very respectful, experienced, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and served with lots of charm and good will.

We will surely come back in a larger group. Puerto Rico says “keep the good work, management, fishing practices.” We do belief a new bass world record is waiting to be caught at Lake Baccarac and your Big Bass Lodge

Jose Dapena, Esq.

April 22, 2019

Gale Vaught’s Group

Terry & Staff –

I can not express how great of a time that we all had on our fishing trip. The fishing, Lodging, Food and Staff is all first class. Everything was amazing. I would be more than happy to be a reference to how wonderful everything is there. Terry is easy to work with and very honest. I don’t think I could find a place to match it. The last trip we went on, I caught 35- over 7 lbs and at the largest a 10.2 lb. Also, impressed with the Salazer Family that runs the camps. Been at your camp 3 times in a year and wishing to make it 4 times this year! Thanks for a great trip… Look forward to seeing you soon.

Gale Vaught’s Group

April 22, 2019

Charles Harris


Today’s fly in and fish is the best. Your King Air 200 landing at Bacubirito is the dream trip. You have all the others beat. BTW, we also caught 3 over 12 pounds during our stay at your lodge.

Charles Harris

April 22, 2019

Garrett Ham


Had a great trip. Your staff does not miss a beat. Service is excellent.

Garrett Ham of Tucson, Az

April 22, 2019

David E. Porter

“Best lodge, guides and service on Lake Baccarac and a private plane option as well!”

March 18, 2017


“I had the chance of getting my dad down to Mexico for the 5 night/4 day package. We ended up getting rained out on one of the evenings so we fished 4 days, 3½ nights. I wanted to do a detailed write up to share the experience with anyone who feels like reading. While this wasn’t an epic trip in the sense that we blew away Lake Baccarac records or standards, it was incredible for me and my dad. I also wanted to give a special thanks to Dwight, A-Jay, and Jeff for providing me details to consider for the trip.

The flight out was long, but the destination was on your mind at all times. We flew commercial and arrived in Los Mochis around 7:30 PM on Memorial day. We had Rodrigo the cook pick us up with a cooler of drinks ready for the 2.5 hour drive back to the lodge. Rodrigo was a humble man and an incredible person to meet for the beginning of our Baccarac experience. At the lodge, Yessi and Senolida (I know I am probably not even close to spelling their names write, let alone pronouncing them right, but we tried nevertheless), had a pina colada waiting for us. They were a bit confused when we told them that we did not drink alcohol, but they quickly made a virgin pina colada and gave it to us. The adrenaline was rushing in us just being at this lodge that seemed like it was tucked away on a mountain in the middle of nowhere. But wow, you could feel the excitement that surrounded this place. We were greeted by Narlin who mostly manages the lodge now. We quickly realized that he was an incredible man and sincerely wanted us to have a great week. Despite getting in late, they made us some dinner. We walked around the dinner area and admired the pictures of giant fish and the huge mount on the side of the wall. The bass looked 30 pounds, but was just a very very big bass from the lodge.

We decided to rent the poles there at the lodge instead of bringing our own. That was a tough decision, but realized, if the airport broke my rod, I would have to rent anyways and would have spent the extra couple hundred flying the poles there only to break them. We selected the rods that fit the needs of our fishing. They were really cheap rods and I am still trying to decide if that was the right decision. I believe I lost some fish because of the rods that I had selected, but I also landed some good fish with them. The rods were 10 dollars a day so I rented 3 a day. It fit my needs and quite frankly, they did the job well, just made certain styles of fishing more difficult.

So we told Narlin that we wanted to fish early in the morning and requested to have Manuel (known as Mexico’s finest). He told me that we would not be able to have him but said he would have someone for me the next day early on. I was too excited to sleep. The air was hot, the lake was nearby and all I could think of was 5 hours from then, I was going to be fishing a world class lake. Comparatively speaking, I really don’t fish much (especially while getting my degree the past 11 years), and when I do, it is usually out of state in Minnesota at our cabin, so I have never had access to waters that have a lot of big bass.

5:30 AM arrives and of course I was awake before my alarm woke me up. Luckily the room had AC so I did get a catnap in. Baylar was ready to pack our bags when we walked out. We were too excited to eat breakfast so we skipped it. This seemed to confuse Rodrigo the cook, so he eventually made sandwiches and had Narlin bring them out to us on the lake around 9 AM. The drive to the launch ramp was exciting. It was dark, the road was very sketchy, but everything was just right. We arrived to the ramp to see several boats in the dark and then noticed these dark silhouettes sitting in each boat. The guides were sitting there quietly, all ready to start the day. We introduce ourselves to our guide and informed him, “no mucho pescados, yo quiero grande pescado.” In my mind it made perfect sense and in spanish, it probably sounded stupid, but that was the best I had, and I think he understood. We always have 100 to 200 fish days in Minnesota. That experience can already be checked off my bucket list. I like hunting for relatively big fish and so does my dad so we were all in agreement.

For lure selection, I had kept in contact with Terry the owner of the lodge and had read every fishing report from 2005 – 2016 in the months of Mid May to Mid June. I had decided that the swimjig, jig, and crankbait would be the bed I slept in. Of course I made sure I had a plethora of other lures as back up. Nevertheless, picking your starting lineup was almost as hard as picking the right women to marry. You finally had to make a decision and stick with it. A short 5 minute ride brought us to our first spot. Still dark outside, we passed 30 tilapia boats trying to pull in their nets for the morning. We probably passed 4 or 5 other bass fishing boats who were there from a different lodge. At our first spot, we parked adjacent to a point, cast down in 30 feet, and dragged up our baits. Dad was using his jig, I had my swimjig. Within the first 10 minutes, I had already missed a fish and had another 5 pounder jump off right next to the boat. But this was not painful. We had already decided that we will only weigh and keep track of 6+ pound looking fish. Within the next couple of minutes, I hooked into a better one and the first fish in the boat for our trip was a 7 pound 7 ounce bass. I just giggled to myself, high fived my dad, and smiled because I knew that this would be an incredible trip for us.

By the end of the first day, we had probably caught a total of 25 to 30 fish combined. This would actually be the most fish we ever caught in one day. There are stories here of the 100 – 300 fish days. That will just have to be for another trip. There were some spots where we would start to catch little fish (4 pounds and under) on every cast, but would then leave those pesky fish alone and quickly leave. I think it is tempting to fish these areas and hope to catch big fish with them, but it seemed like a trap and I think our guide agreed with us. So we left and searched for other spots. Fishing with Sixto was a different experience. He was more of the run and gun type and the jig fishing I wanted to do, I soon realized that I would have very few opportunities to do so. There are so many spots on the lake and he knows that if he keeps running, we will run into spots (in theory) that will be loaded with big bass; however, we never found a spot the whole trip that produced as such.

When it was lunch time, we ate quickly and were back at the ramp within the hour. I don’t think Sixto liked being back on the water so quickly, but he was a good sport. While we were fishing a point (very quickly), my dad found a good position to fish the jig that even with the boat moving, he could get a few lifts in. Using a ¾ ounce jig with a green pumpkin brush hog, he caught the first giant, a 10 lb even fish. This was the first time I had seen one in person. Let me tell you, for those who say they have caught one and never weighed it, or to those who have never caught one, they are a different looking animal. Earlier in the morning I had caught an 8 pound 5 ounce bass that I thought was 12 pounds. This fish looked different. Its body just kept going and going and it’s mouth seemed fake. Looked like a tarpon of sorts. My dad was so excited. He of course did a celebratory dance, high fives were thrown everywhere, and then length and girth measurements were taken. The fish came in at 26.5 inch length and 19.5 inches girth. What a beauty. We just wanted to hold it for a while, but knew it was time to let it go. None of the Baccarac boats had livewells, so we had to take pictures, measurements, and then let them go.

We ended Day 1 with our top 5 fish being: 10 lb (dad), 8.10 (dad), 8.5 (me), 8.2 (me), and 7.7 (me). Top 5 Total= 42 lbs 5 oz

Day 2 was as awesome as the first. We did not catch more than 20 fish the whole day. Sixto was confused with the numbers and let us know throughout the day that it was rare for the fishing to be this slow. We didn’t care, we were still getting a decent 5 fish limit. Perhaps my favorite fish this day was one I caught pitching a 6 inch lizard in a 40 foot forest of trees. This one came in at 9 pounds 2 oz. But of course, my dad had to out do me again. As he slow rolled a swimjig over a tree in 30 feet of water, a giant struck it again. I watched to see what would surface. I then watched this giant fish come out of the water so far, but still manage to have half of it’s body still underwater. Never had seen that before. After a good battle, he gets it in and it is a 10 lb 3 oz bass. Wow. I was becoming the paparazzi. The top 5 fish of the day: 10.3 (dad), 9.2 (me), 8.5 (dad), 7.14 (me), and 7.14 (me). Top 5 Total= 43 lbs 6 oz. Was funny, I wanted a 10 pounder so badly that when I hooked the 7.14 and got him in the boat, I had truly convinced myself that this fish was over 11 pounds since it truly looked like that to me. I would like to think I am good at guessing fish within the ounce at times, but I was playing a big boys game here with big fish and was clearly not acclimated enough to guess within 4 pounds!!! I must have sounded like an idiot to the guide.

Day 3. Started real rough. We had 4 fish by 11 AM and nothing was over 4 pounds. No bueno. We pull up to a wind blown island. We cast the same time and my dad quickly hooks into a decent one. I hear him saying it is nice and to get the net. At the same time, I got a good bite, fight him for a second and then see him surface…his head was huge. It was just so big…was it my turn? Si Bueno! Get him in after shouting at the guide and I am literally shaking I am so excited. Weigh her in at 10 pounds 10 ounces! So excited. It was literally everything I had hoped for it to be and more. My dad’s fish was 6 pounds. It was our first real double of the trip. I swore to myself that i would never use the word “Grande” when in Mexico fishing since every white person says it and it must get extremely annoying to the guides and staff….but, when i started catching bigger fish, the word just kept coming out. I now no longer judge when i hear it on the Baccarac fishing videos and accept that it is a side effect of catching bigger fish down south. Later that evening, we had another double with each of us having a fish over 8 pounds. Top 5 of the day: 10.10 (me), 8.8 (me), 8.7 (dad), 8.5 (me), 7.10 (dad). Total weight = 43 lbs 8 oz.

Day 4. Last day and half of the evening was rained out. It was my last day and it seemed that the fish had lock jaw. They wanted nothing unless it was dropped on their head or if it was swam past their face at lightning speed. So I went with the crankbait. My fingers were already swollen from fishing the previous 3 days. I ended up making a good choice. I fished that crankbait till it hurt and then I kept casting more. Towards the end of the night, my dad tied on the crankbait and happened to snag me in the face on the cast. Lucky and unluckily, the crankbait slid up my face and snagged my gopro and threw it in the lake. Lucky that my face was ok, unlucky that it ruined my new gopro. But, it was at the end of the trip. All my footage was already saved on my computer and the memories were already documented. I missed several of our big fish on the camera through not filming when I thought I was. But still got most on film. By the end of the day, good ol’ cranky got the job done. I ended up catching our top 5 and another grande!!!! Top 5 fish of the day was: 10 pounds 12 ounces (me), 8.12 (me), 8.5 (me), 8.3 (me), and 7.11 (me). Top 5 fish= 43.11 Again, we did not catch more than 20 fish for the day.

Altogether, we caught less than 90 fish combined the whole trip. Our top 5 fish went 50 pounds 11 ounces. My top 5 fish in one day was 43.11 and my top 5 for the trip went= 47 pounds 12 ounces. A 10 pounder was seen in the boat each day. That is living for me. I know others have better luck there at times, but for it being a slow week according to the guide, my dad and I were happy.

I guess I am not sure how well we could have done there. I guess all you can do is compare yourself to the other boats present at the lodge. There was another group of 4 there that fished in two other boats. They were there the whole time we were there (and had an additional half day) and only one 10+ was caught. They also reported very few 8s and I think only one 9 between the 4 of them. A lot of it is luck and they were all great fisherman. Point being, I think my dad and I made out well given the slow fishing conditions. As Sixto stated, “me fish here for 30 years, me no understand this place…no se why it is slow this week.” According to him, a couple weeks earlier was on fire. He stated that every spot had biting fish. He believed it was because the water levels stopped dropping and leveled out, which just put the fish in a weird funk. For the bigger fish we had, we went really slow or really fast. It was a grind and those bigger fish did not come for free.

I loved this place. It was hot. Very hot every day and in the 100s. But, they had water and a cooler so we just kept drinking. I loved every bit of this trip. It was a dream come true. As others stated, you cannot wait to come back and just hope you arrive there when the bite is on and they are loaded at spots. Lake Baccarac should be on everyone’s bucket list. Even if you live in Florida, Texas, or California, there is just something about being in a different country, being tailored to by people who are TOP CLASS, and catching fish. I loved it. It was another life changing experience and having my dad with me was better than any fish caught. The fellowship, the fishing, the pictures, the food, the people, the culture…start saving for this place and I hope to see you there some day. We will be the ones taking short siestas.”

June 12, 2016

Troy Shy

“We had an incredible trip. Terry was great with helping out with details. Why people would travel anywhere else for a fishing trip of a lifetime blows my mind. The staff at the lodge, the guides, the food, the fishing…just amazing. Narlin did a great job managing the lodge and making the trip feel special. Rodrigo the cook was incredible. We fished 4 days and had a 10 pounder in the boat each day. We caught less than 90 fish combined in 4 days, but we weren’t there for numbers. If you wanted numbers, it wasn’t hard to find, we just opted out for numbers and wanted to see a 10 pounder everyday. Seems like on some trips, people are able to get both numbers and big fish. We didn’t care since we were having a blast. This was our first trip so we had a learning curve and still got lucky here and there. We missed some giants too. Here are some videos of our trip.

and part 2”

June 10, 2016

Mary Coyne

Just wanted to express my sincere gratitude to you and your whole staff. This was a great experience in the loveliest setting with the most gracious people. You dispelled any thoughts that the Lodge was for gentlemen only. Wow! Thank you for the memory.

January 19, 2016

Ron Morlock

I wouldn’t change a thing!! Great staff, food and accommodations.

December 18, 2015

Mike Patterson

I cannot argue with the statement that everything you’ve read about Baccarac is absolutely, 100% true. We have been to two other lakes (El Salto and Comedero) on three trips and although we caught higher numbers elsewhere, the average fish from Baccarac was much bigger at between 3 and 7 pounds.

The lodge is top quality and is staffed with a crew of people that do everything they can to ensure that you have the best time possible. The rooms were great and had a more than adequate supply of hot water, quality air conditioning systems and roomy bathrooms. The view from the lodge has to experienced firsthand to be fully appreciated. The food was also phenomenal. I came back heavier than I arrived.

As a veteran of Mexican bass fishing I can honestly state that anyone looking to make the trip south of the border should look no further than Lake Baccarac and Lake Baccarac Lodge. The thing I love the most about this lake is that you KNOW that you could catch the biggest fish of your life on the next cast. You will not experience better fishing, service or scenery anywhere else. Contact Terry or Cheryl Hollan with Reel Mexican Adventures as soon as you can and get your butt down there!

Tight Lines,
Michael Patterson

March 3, 2014

Kirk Mitchell


So overall I rate the whole experience as an A+…. Great staff, great food, superb guide, and to top it all off, just world class fishing.

May 16, 2012

Mike Knight

I hope all is well with you
I just walked in the door from our annual mid-February bass fishing trip. We went to Falcon Lake this year because I caved to pressure from the other guys in the group. You can quote me on this; My worst day at Baccarac has not lived up to my best day at Falcon and that goes for every guy in our group.

I told the guys I would be coming by myself or with Lily from now on if they didn’t want to come down to Baccarac. I truly regret the choice we made this year. I hope all is well with you

February 2, 2012

Mike Knight


You know I have always had great respect for the straight-shooting nature of your fishing reports. That is rare in the industry. You can quote me on that too.

February 2, 2012

Mike Valle

It has been 15 years since I have been to Lake Baccarac. After visiting all the other lakes in Mexico over the last 5 years LAKE BACCARAC IS THE BEST LAKE IN MEXICO. You have done an outstanding job putting together the prefect package: Excellent lodge on the water, the prefect boat set up, highly motivated staff with great guides and of course ” big bass”.. With the landing strip minutes from the lodge I can’t see myself ever going to another lake

Keep up the good work

November 3, 2010

Ed La Rose

Ciao Cheryl,

I had a great trip in May of 2010

Please let everyone know there was absolutely no problems getting into or out of Los Mochis or from Los Mochis to the Lodge. The news about the violence is primarily near the border areas. I saw or heard nothing of the sort in Los Mochis or in the vicinity of the Lodge. It’s unfortunate the news is taken at face value. I if people would just do a little research they would discover Mexico is pretty safe in the tourist areas located away from the border particularly the area around the Lodge.

The staff was outstanding as usual. Since I have a cooking/hotel background and we had the time, I enjoyed spending a little time in the kitchen learning some of the dishes. The food was even more outstanding than the two previous years. I have worked with a few chefs throughout the years but I can’t recall any as motivated and proud as the chef at the lodge. He is a true gem!

Fishing was awesome! Again! We didn’t catch a lot of 10lb+ fish but the numbers of 4-8 lbs were staggering for me. I averaged 80 per day so for the week. I pulled in nearly 500 fish. The strength of the Baccarac Bass always amazes me. Even the 3-4 lbrs are mean and pull so hard I think my rod will break. In fact I did have a rod break during a hook-set on a monster of a fish, again this year. The same happened to me last year and I use Xtra-heavy, quality rods.

Thank you

Ed La Rose

May 13, 2010

Earl B. Rideau

“I’ve fished Bacarrac before with Chapman-Balderama and even though on my best day I had 5 fish go 1 ounce shy of 50 lbs., Bob Mauldin convinced me to try your lodge.

I fished Bacarrac for 6 days (November 17th-22nd). The moon phase was at it’s worse and due to heavy rains, the lake rose 9 feet the day I arrived. Alex was my guide and he did a good job of finding numerous (40-60/day) suspended fish up to 9 lbs..

However, Rene wanted Lake Bacarrac Lodge to be the only place I stay when I fish Bacarrac (1-2 times a year) so he took me out on my 5th day. I quickly realized Rene was as good at finding fish as most pros in the states. Inspite of the conditions, Rene found the BIG FISH pattern.

Additionally, Rene did everything humanly possible to make sure EVERYONE was having such a good time that they would definitely return (i.e.-giving tackle out of his own box, making sure everyone was pleased with the food, service and accommodations etc.).

I only caught one fish over 10 lbs. that day but Lake Bacarrac Lodge caught one customer for life! Keep up the good work.”

November 23, 2006

Ed Lansche

Dear cheryl:

Mel Hansen and I had a very good time at Baccarac. We were impressed with the Lodge, food, guides and the entire package. I have nothing to add to make it better. Mel and I caught 404 fish in six days but the big one never showed up. Mel’s largest was 8# and mine was 6#. We’re looking forward to our return visit next year. Our guide Mario worked very hard for the big fish and was excellent. Rene saw to it that all of our needs were taken care of. Thanks again for all of your help. Keep up the great work

October 24, 2006

Chris Pratt

“If you live for the thrill of setting the hook into monster bass then Baccarac is where you will find heaven. It’s literally the best largemouth bass fishing lake in the world . Baccarac is a huge lake that offers cove after cove of seemingly infinite shoreline, structure and points which all hold monster fish. I caught so many bass that my thumbs were raw from landing them!!! (be sure to bring aleve for the “hook setting” arthritis. I caught at least 25 fish equaling and severely surpassing most people’s personal records… scores of 5 to 6 pounders, about 5 seven pounders, a few eights and nines…. out largest fish was 13.2 lbs, with five other fish over 10lbs!!!)

Don’t get me wrong, we worked for them, but what better way to spend four days than manically casting for what could very possibly be the next world record!!!!

Thanks again for the trip!”

October 2, 2006

Brad Leifermann

Dear Terry,

I can truly say if you like to bass fish Lake Baccarrac is everything you could dream of for a world class bass fishery. We just returned from a one week fishing adventure dated January 24 thru January 31 2006. Dean Capra, Brad Leifermann and our cameraman Mike caught literally hundreds of bass, fishing with our great fishing guide. Fish in the 7lb.class are common place and everyone in our group caught fish in the 10lb. range. With our biggest fish at 12.5lbs. The itinerary that you receive is right on the money as far as great weather, what to bring, accommodations, food, service and the fishing.

Lake Baccarrac is where you go if you want to catch the biggest bass of your life. We shot over 6 hours of live action video and could catch these fish with any presentation we chose. Our large fish were caught with saltwater size top water Storm Chug Bugs in the morning and afternoon. With a very strong crank bait bite all day long. The new DT 7 flat sided Rapala Blue silver was fantastic using a stop and go retrieve. At one point I caught 17 fish in a row with the crank bait. It was just amazing.

Again I can’t say enough about this place, we were treated like kings. The lodge is sparkling clean, the Margaritas were tasty and I can’t wait to get back there. If you do decide to go to Lake Baccarrac beware, the fishing is so good you will truly be spoiled for the rest of your life.

Yours Truly,

Brad Leifermann
Dean Capra
Mike Tschida

February 2, 2006

Gana Worgum

Dear Mr. Hollan,

Thank you for having a wonderful chef, Antonio “Tony” Navarro.

Tony always has a smile for my traveling companion, Morris Turner, and me and makes us feel like royalty.

The first night we arrived, it was very late, probably 11:00 PM or after, but Tony had fixed a special meal for all of us late arrivals. The meal was what I call “comfort food.” It was a half chicken with a potato creamed dish that was perfect. We felt starved and this meal was completely satisfying and allowed us to have a delightful night’s sleep.

Every evening Tony came to us and mentioned a couple of meals, invited us to tell him our choice and it was always prepared just right.

During the meal, Tony would always come to our table and ask how we liked the food. Tony’s courtesy makes us feel happy to be here, and his variety of menus makes us happy also.

On behalf of Morris and me, again, Thank You.

Gana Worgum
Columbus, Indiana

January 30, 2006

Gana Worgum

Dear Mr. Hollan,
We are grateful and thankful that you have the special person – “Rene” – heading Lake Baccarac Lodge management.

Rene made us feel welcome and comfortable here at Lake Baccarac Lodge, but more than that, he recognized my traveling companion, Morris Turner, as an experienced fisherman with a desire to have a wonderful time fishing for bass at this renowned lake.

Rene personally took us fishing to a very hot spot for bass in this lake as soon as he recognized Morris had some disappointment in the lake. At Rene’s selected spot, we immediately caught two fish at the same time – both large and exciting fighters. This kept up for some time. Rene’s happy and excited manner caught us up in the fishing frenzy and enjoyment we had looked forward to – in famous Lake Baccarac, Mexico.

This trip is especially meaningful to Morris because he is the survivor among his fishing buddies – having fished many, many, areas on the North American Continent, from Indiana, Canada, Florida, Texas, etc., in creeks, lakes and the ocean. Since he was a little boy, Morris’ dad was a fisherman, is age 83 and the only survivor, but senses that they somehow know that Morris is here having a wonderful time. Thank you for Rene and the good staff he keeps.

Gana Worgum

January 30, 2006