Lake Picachos – Mexico’s Newest and Hottest Bass Lake

guided fishing trips in Mexico and South Americaguided bass fishing toursLake Picachos is our newest destination. It is filthy with bass of all sizes that will strike just about any lure, and is less than one hour from beautiful Mazatlan! This lake is 50 minutes drive South of the awesome bass fishing on El Salto. We have plans to start offering COMBO packages in the future that will allow you to fish BOTH LAKES in the same trip!!!!

Lake Picachos is Mexico’s newest and hottest bass lake! A real bass factory!!!

Lake Picachos is located approximately 30 miles northeast of the famous beach resort city of Mazatlán. The drive from the Mazatlán Airport to lake is just under 1 hour and the drive from the lake to 5-star El Cid Resorts, the first class hotel our anglers stay their last night, is only a short 45 minutes drive. This lake is by far the easiest and most accessible than all other lakes we’ve promoted and operated on…ever! The Picachos Dam construction started in 2006 on the Presidio River, which is the main river that feeds into Lake Picachos. Construction of the dam was completed in 2009.

Guided fishing tours to Lake PicachosThe lake is simply filthy with bass from 2 – 5 pounds! There are also MUCH larger bass in the lake with the lake record already being 12 pounds! Picachos is on the same level of other famous bass lakes when they first opened. Lakes such as Guerrero, Comedero and El Salto…all lakes that were famous for producing 100 – 200 bass per day in the 2 – 5 pound class. What makes Picachos rank slightly ahead of those lakes is that it already has some Florida strain bass that weigh in excess of 10 pounds…and of course it’s much easier to access.

Picachos is very brushy and heavy with cover! This lake is a spinnerbait fisherman’s paradise! While most lures in the tackle bag will work at any given time, the lake will produce more and possibly bigger bass on spinnerbaits, lizards, Senkos, Flukes and shallow running crankbaits. Also, the topwater action in the morning and afternoons can be phenomenal. Pop-R’s and Super Spooks have been the big producers!

Due to Picachos being centrally located halfway between Mazatlán and our other fishing operation on famous Lake El Salto, we are planning to offer “Combo” packages that will allow our anglers to fish both lakes during the same trip! El Salto, now known more for it’s trophy size bass, allows the angler the better chance at hooking that giant bass of a lifetime while Picachos will produce more numbers of quality size bass than the angler could ever imagine! Never before has such a unique and wonderful opportunity come along to capitalize on BOTH in the same trip! We offer the angler such an opportunity!
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Picachos – Boats

During this first year on Picachos, we will be using our “Boston Whaler” bass boats we used on El Salto and Comedero with plans to add a new fleet of American bass boats in the near future. These boats are great for fishing these types of lakes that are heavy with brush/cover and rocky shorelines. Most that have fished with us in the past out of these boats absolutely loved them as they have enormous room for two anglers plus a guide and are strong and durable to take the rough waves when the wind gets up from the Pacific at certain times. Each boat will be equipped with powerful Motorguide trolling motors.

Picachos – Equipment & Tackle

You will need to plan to bring your own lures and reels. However, we will have a large supply of medium and heavy action bait casting rods in the 6 1/2 – 7′ lengths. These rods are made by Temple Fork Outfitters and are some of the best rods on the market today. We offer these rods for our anglers for convenience and to avoid the hassle of having to lug the big heavy rod cases down to Mexico. Plus with the size and weight restrictions enforced by the airlines, it makes it very difficult to check rod cases on flights these days. We believe you’ll be very pleased with our bass rods on site.

Picachos – Accommodations & Meals

Picachos Bass Lodge, is located right at the water’s edge of the lake and near the small town of Puerta de San Marcos. The lodge and it’s location is truly an Oasis with the look and feel of a mini resort in Paradise. Picachos Bass Lodge is the closest and easiest access to the lake from Mazatlán. The view of Picachos from the lodge, which is located high on a bluff overlooking the main part of the lake, is absolutely breathtaking! Picachos Bass Lodge “currently” consists of 10 houses for lodging a maximum of 20 anglers at a time. Each house consists of 2 bedrooms, a small living room area and a bathroom/shower. It also includes a dining facility to feed our anglers as well as plans to add a swimming pool. Puerta de San Marcos village is located just 3 minutes drive from the lake and Picachos Bass Lodge, and was built for all the families that lost their homes to the lake. The people there are some of the most friendly in the world. They are anxious to see foreigners visit their new village and are eager share their small “slice of heaven on earth” and culture with our anglers!

The food…our menu will be similar to what we serve at El Salto & Comedero. Breakfast will consists of scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits, toast, pancakes, variety of fruit and cereal. Lunch is always fried fish, fried potatoes, beef tacos and sandwiches for those that prefer something other than fish. Dinner will consist of choice cut thick ribeye steaks on the grill, fresh huge shrimp from Mazatlán, Mexican dinner one night and Chicken Cordon Bleu for those staying four nights. Of course we’ll have our famous margaritas as well as other standard alcohol beverages (Bourbon, Gin, Rum, Vodka and Wine) plus purified bottled water, soft drinks to include diet drinks and tea.

Mazatlán to Picachos – Ground Transportation

As we have done with all pickups at the Airport in Mazatlán for our other lakes, El Salto and Comedero, we will arrange for your pickup at the airport in Mazatlán through a transportation service in Mazatlán. This service provides you with licensed tour guides that are bilingual (Spanish/English) and their vans are first class. Your safety and comfort are top priority with us and these drivers and service provides such. They charge a fee of $70.00 per person (roundtrip) for this service AND you will pay the driver ONE TIME directly upon arriving back in Mazatlán after your last day of fishing.

If you were one of the unfortunate ones that missed out on these other famous lakes during their 100+ bass per day glory years, now’s your chance at redemption! These fantastic new bass lakes in Mexico don’t stay fantastic forever. To get in on the very best action on shear numbers, you’re better off fishing them in the first year or two years. Call our office today to book your bass fishing trip of a lifetime!

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Season:3 Day Packages:4 Day Packages:7 Day Packages:
January - December, 2015$1,695$1,895$2,495

Package includes:

  • Lodging
  • Guided fishing and Boat
  • Meals
  • Beverages
  • Fishing License
  • Use of Rods
  • Free use of Satellite Phone
  • Cuban cigars

Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Mazatlan
  • Ground transportation from Mazatlan (Round Trip)
  • Tackle
  • Reels
  • Gratuities
  • Last night stay in Mazatlan

Please note:
3 Day Packages are for 3 Nights Lodging
4 Day Packages are for 4 Nights Lodging
7 Day Packages are for 7 Nights Lodging

If you have any questions, please contact the office 800-722-0006.

*Ground Transport: $75 per person (based on a minimum of 4 people).

The Word is Out. This lake is Hot!

Every few years seem to bring rumors of a hot new bass lake with awesome action. More often than not the rumors soon prove to be true going back to Lake Guerrero in the early 1970s to the emergence of lakes El Salto and Comedero in more recent years. Such is the case once again with the recent opening of Lake Picachos near Mazatlan on Mexico’s west coast. News of the lake’s tremendous bass action over the past few weeks is now spreading like a wildfire among legendary pro bassers like Jimmy Houston and connected anglers eager to be first in line to fish the lake. For much of the past six years, however, Picachos has been a “mystery” lake for American anglers fishing the well-known Mexican bass lakes. There were vague rumors about it, but those in the know were being close-mouthed until the lake was ready for its debut. – Buddy Gough

Read Buddy Gough’s full report here.