Mexico Bass Fishing Trip Planning Q & A with MLF Commissioner Don Rucks

The U.S. is dotted with epic bass fishing destinations, but sometimes the grass is greener across the border; if bass fishing Mexico is on your bucket list, heed the advice from a man who has been there, done that, and continues to go back

In the world of bass fishing, there may be no better major-league destination on the planet than the red-hot action found south of the Rio Grande River in old Mexico.

Starting many years ago with the fish-every-cast action found on storied Lake Guerrero, bass catching opportunities in Mexico have steadily expanded to include a number of fabled lakes offering mind-boggling numbers, double-digit weights, stunningly gorgeous waters, and the warm, delicious food and hospitality found south of the border.

Long a fan of the tremendous bass-catching action found in Mexico, Major League Fishing commissioner Don Rucks recently toured the region again and found the fishing to be as spectacular as ever. How many Mexico bass fishing trips have you been on over the years?

Commissioner Rucks: I’ve been really fortunate to have experienced the excellent bass fishing Mexico offers on at least a dozen different week-long trips over the last 20 years. My most recent trip took place in January 2016. With a number of good U.S. fisheries, why travel all the way to Mexico to go bass fishing?

Commissioner Rucks: Bass fishing just doesn’t get any better in the world than it is in Mexico. Period. What is the largest bass you have ever caught in Mexico?

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