This will be a quick Lake Baccrac fishing report that will sum up my 2020 trip. This was my second trip to Lake Baccarac and Pro Bass Adventures. I honestly can’t say enough about the lodge, the accommodations, the food, and the hospitality. Everything exceeded my expectations once again. My bucket list goal was to catch a double-digit bass. For those that are not into fishing, that means a bass that weighs at least 10.00 lbs. Did I knock this one thing off my bucket list? Read on to find out.
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Before I get into my Lake Baccarac fishing report, take a couple of minutes to read my final report from 2020 here. The 2020 trip was my first attempt to catch a double-digit bass. While it didn’t happen in 2020, I was not disappointed at all. How can one be disappointed catching multiple 5-8 pound bass every day, all day long. You know you’re having a good time when you’re throwing back 5-pounders and not taking pictures of them.
I’m not going to sit here and mention everyone in our group for 2021, but what I can say is that when you travel this far it’s a great feeling to be with a group of awesome people. Everyone was a class act, very personable, and friendly. To see a level of comradery where everyone helped each other out was just the absolute best. People shared things like bug spray, baits that were working, equipment, meds, and pretty much anything that was needed if you forgot something. Two years in a row, two solid groups of new friends. Below is our group photo. I’m the handsome guy with the beard in the back.
The lodge and accommodations
Just like last year, the room I stayed in had two double beds, areas for clothes and storage, and a spotless bathroom with a shower. The room was also air-conditioned which allowed for comfortable resting and sleeping. No complaints with the accommodations, they were perfect.
I took advantage of the laundry service which I highly, highly, highly recommend. There is no need to pack a week’s worth of clothing, all you really need is 2-3 days of clothes and you can have them washed. Each garment cost a measly dollar to wash. All you needed to do was leave the clothes you wanted to be washed on your bed before you went out for your morning fishing session, and they would be washed, folded, and bagged on your bed before you returned for lunch on that same day. A total no-brainer for me.
Let’s talk about the food. You don’t build a hefty body like mine if you’re not a foodie. I love food…..LOVE food. The food and the variety of authentic Mexican food was so good, it will be hard to eat Mexican food back here at home. It’s just not the same. Every day there was a different meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Each one was just delicious. The salsa and chips were bottomless and so were the drinks which included beer, juices, soda, water, and the hard stuff like local tequila. With breakfast, you had a choice of eggs any style, bacon, toast or pancakes. Pretty much whatever you wanted. My day would always start with a small fruit plate. I know, I know, Mr. BBQ meat guy eating fruit? Yes, and it was great and made me feel good. LOL!
Let’s not get it twisted, my favorite meal was the night the lodge did a pig roast for us. I can still taste the delicious pork. It’s something we don’t taste here. My mouth is drooling as I type this, seriously.
Again, I had no complaints with the food, and not once did I ever feel hungry or thirsty. Everything was top-notch.
On to the fishing
Before I give my Lake Baccarac fishing report, check this out. The water level of Lake Baccarac was roughly 40 feet lower than last year, and it looked like it was dropping 6-8 inches per day while we were there. Below are two pictures that were taken roughly from the same spot one year apart. The top picture is what the lake looked like in 2020. The bottom picture is what the lake looks like now. Crazy right? From my understanding, the rain season is from June to September. If there is a solid rain season, the lake will fill up to normal levels in no time.
Even though the water was down roughly 40 feet from last year, we were still fishing in 25-35 feet of water in certain spots. Did this affect the fishing? The group did catch plenty of big fish, personal bests were broken, and numerous double-digit bass were caught.
My Lake Baccarac fishing report does not end in the goal-setting fairy tale I wish it did. I did not get a double-digit bass this time around. That just means I must not give up and continue to go to Mexico year after year after year until I achieve this goal. It will be tough, but I’m up for the challenge.
The biggest bass for me this year was 6.9 lbs. I boated 79 bass with the majority in the 3-6 pound range. I probably lost double that amount in wimpy hook-sets, bass spitting lures, or just coming off at the boat. The bass down there are just different, it’s hard to explain unless you experience it yourself. Below are a few pictures of some of my catches. No duplicates here, each fish pic is a different fish.
All the fish were caught on a variety of lures. The majority of fish came off of Bico Jigs with either TRD trailers, Reillys Custom Baits swimbaits used as a trailer, and on TaterBaits A-Rigs with Tacklehead swimmers and Reillys Custom Baits swimbaits.
One really cool thing we stumbled upon was a 6lb bass choking on a 1lb pound tilapia. The tilapia was fat, almost 1.5 inches thick. Our guide Felix was able to save the bass, but the tilapia became food for the vultures as we saw it floating a few minutes later. Check out the video below.
Wrapping it up
I love this fishing trip and God willing I will try to visit this lake once a year. I enjoy it that much. If you are thinking about wanting to try it, send me a note here. I will point you in the right direction and who knows, you might be able to fish with us next year in March.
A big thanks to Bill Q for putting this trip together, and another thanks to Felix Castro our guide for putting up with us and our craziness for the week. I must have snagged my lures more than a hundred times and he never failed to retrieve my lures. Felix has the patience of a saint.
The planning for March 2022 begins now with the goal of finally getting that double-digit bass.