INFORMATION FOR FISHING IN MEXICO
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHOULD BE HELPFUL IN PREPARING FOR YOUR
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Commercial Flight Information:
Please plan on arriving in Harlingen,
Texas on your day of arrival between 12:00 – 1:00 pm. You
should make your commercial flight departure on your day of
departure between 1:00 – 2:00 pm. The van will leave the lodge
to take you back to Harlingen at 7:00 am. It is approximately a
4 hour drive. It is important to schedule your commercial
travel around our recommended times as we are having to
coordinate many groups coming and going and we do not want you
to have to sit at the airport too long. Special arrangements
due to late arrivals and departures may incur an additional
charge. Southwest Airlines and Continental Airlines fly
Upon your arrival at the airport, go to the Baggage Claim area. Our
ground transportation personnel will meet you there.
can stop before crossing the border if you want to eat lunch or you can
pick up some sandwiches at or near the airport. There will be beer and
soft drinks in the van for your trip. Also, there will be a rest stop
approximately half-way. The total trip will take approximately four
hours. You will arrive at the lodge in time to relax, prepare for the
next day of hunting and fishing and eat dinner.
Tips to the fishing guides are $15.00
per person per day.
This tip should be paid directly to the guide at the end of the day. If
you catch what you consider a trophy fish, you may want to tip the guide
extra (customary tips for a fish over 10 lbs. is $100).
2. Housestaff – The minimum tip to the
housestaff is $50.00 per fisherman.
This is for our 2 or 3 day fishing trip. If you fish additional days,
you need to tip $10-$15 per fisherman extra per day. This tip should be
given directly to the lodge manager at the end of the trip and he
will distribute the tips to the staff accordingly.
3. Recommended tip to the van driver is
$5.00 per fisherman
each way and should be given to the van driver on each trip as you may
have a different driver each trip.
your proper ID. EFFECTIVE DECEMBER, 2006, if you are flying out of
Mexico to the U.S. you MUST have a U.S. PASSPORT. EFFECTIVE DECEMBER,
2007, if you are driving out of Mexico to the U.S. you MUST have a U.S.
Recommended Tackle if
you are Fishing:
Lizards 6” Zoom Lizards in watermelon, watermelon/red
flake, red shad, pumpkin
seed colors on Texas Rig or Carolina
Flukes Watermelon and watermelon/red flake
Rat-L-Traps 1/2 oz. - 1 oz. Chrome or Chrome/Blue, Red, and Fire
Tiger are the best colors
Worms 7.5" and 10", red shad, blue flake, blank and blue,
watermelon, pumpkin seed
colors on Texas rig and Carolina
Baits 1/2, 3/4 oz. and 1 oz., white, yellow, green
Divers DB3, Mann's 22+, Fat Free Shads, Wiggle Warts
Spook, Devil's Horse, Buzz Baits, Slugo's, Soft Jerk Baits
that most of your fish will be in heavy cover, so bring heavy line. We
recommend at least 20 lb. test. 25 lb. P-Line is a good line for this
lake. We practice catch and release for the most part, but if you have
to take a lunker home, we will prepare it for travel.
that you call the week of your trip to see what the “hot” lures are at
that time. We also have a small tackle shop at the lodge.
International phone calls from the cell phone
are extremely expensive. Telephone service is available, but at a rate
of $5.00 US per minute. Please pay the Management immediately after
each call. Some US cell phones work in Mexico while others do not. We
recommend you contact your cell service provider to determine if your
phone will work in Mexico.
What to Bring