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Lake Picachos, Mexico!


Crazyju

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What a trip. I have wanted to fish in Mexico for years now, and finally got the opportunity. Went down with 3 other guys that usually travel to Florida this time of the year. We used Ron Speed and every detail was perfect. They picked us up at the airport at 1pm and we were eating Nachos at the lodge by 2:30. Spent a few hours relaxing on the porch overlooking the lake, took a short nap and Dinner was ready at 6. Every meal was phenomenal. We fished 4 days 6am til noon, then lunch and a siesta, back on the water at 2 until 6:15. Dinner was waiting on. We caught 200 fish in our boat each of the first 3 days and 259 on day 4. The other 2 guys did almost as well. We had a 7.82 , 7.21, 6.98 and a 5.46 for our 4 biggest. Ton of 2.5-4.5 pounders. We caught fish on the bank with senkos and in 35ft+ on swimbaits. Our guide let us tell him how we wanted to fish. Beautiful lake surrounded by mountains, wildlife everywhere. Already planning to go back next year.

 

 

 

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Great video and trip report. I’m going to Picachos thru Ron Speed with a buddy in early March. It’ll be our third trip there together.  Our numbers were the same as yours, but we didn’t get any over 4 on either trip. Did you get your bigger fish on any particular presentation or style or was it more of just the bigger ones mixed in?  

 

Second question if you’re willing:  I’ve stocked up on plenty of senkos, lizards, creature baits and swim baits on the soft plastics side, and top water baits, deep diving cranks, rattle traps and jigs on the hard bait side. What two or three baits, or categories of baits would you recommend getting a few extra of to make sure I don’t run out?

 

Thanks!

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3 of the big ones came on deep divers. DD22s and we were killing them on the Berkley dredger until we lost the only 2 we had. Bait was not the difference in size it was location. We spent the morning fishing banks for numbers and the evening in 25 + water. 3/4 oz swimbaits were probably the 2nd best producer, but again, we fished them deeper. I did find that telling our guide that we wanted to go after bigger fish was the difference from what we caught and other groups that were there.

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I am kicking myself for not taking Alabama rigs with me. We got into several suspended schools that I think we would have caught mutiple fish at a time.

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On 9/17/2022 at 8:22 PM, RB 77 said:

Got me wanting to go back. What an incredible place. 

When did you go? I am going back again in January. Already packing baits.

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On 9/19/2022 at 5:13 AM, Crazyju said:

When did you go? I am going back again in January. Already packing baits.

 

 

1 minute ago, RB 77 said:

 

I went in the first part of Dec a couple years ago. El Salto definitely has the nicer lodge, but Picachos is a magical place itself. Get on the right spot and its all you want cast for cast. I brought 500 Stik Worms in pro packs of 50 of some worms I make and we went through appx. 75 worms of a single color on a single point in a couple of hours one afternoon. 

 

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