texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Stanley Floyd, Proco, Mike Cox, Sixto, Bassjiggin1955
117423 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 109,952
hopalong 107,065
Bigbob_FTW 83,083
John175☮ 82,283
Pilothawk 82,222
Derek 🐝 67,772
JDavis7873 67,408
Mark Perry 66,511
Forum Statistics
Forums59
Topics1,142,990
Posts15,583,129
Members142,421
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Lake Picachos #14449630 08/15/22 07:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
B
brknrn Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
I am planning to take my son to Lake Picachos and possibly El Salto in either Late November or Mid-March. What would be the best time of the year to fish these lakes? He is only 12 so his skills are limited. I am thinking a topwater or a Senko bite would be best for him.

Moritz Chevrolet - 9101 Camp Bowie W Blvd, Fort Worth, TX - Monte Coon (817) 696-2003
Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14449653 08/15/22 07:34 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,431
N
NoWeighers Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
N
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 1,431
Senkos and lizards will work very well..

Trust me, if you go to Pichachos he will be an excellent soft plastic fisherman before you get back..


James Bendele
Falcon Lake Tackle
"On the eighth day, Man invented the Fish Hook."
Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14449661 08/15/22 07:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 142
L
Los Lagos Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
L
Joined: Oct 2015
Posts: 142
He will not be limited by his skill set at Picachos, he will be so spoiled fishing stateside might not entertain him any longer but he will catch his fair share of fish on that lake.

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14449735 08/15/22 08:47 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 199
watermelon orange Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 199
Texas rigged 8 inch lizards. Let him rare back on them for a few days!

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14449784 08/15/22 09:25 PM
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 9,476
T
Texan Til I Die Offline
TFF Celebrity
Offline
TFF Celebrity
T
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 9,476
My last trip I took 100 Watermelon/Pearl Yum Dingers and ran out the second day. You couldn't keep the fish off of them. Next trip I'm taking 200.


"If ever time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin." - Samuel Adams
Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14449892 08/15/22 11:35 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,361
M
meP2too Offline
TFF Team Angler
Offline
TFF Team Angler
M
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 3,361
Any method of rigging senko will work. Topwater has a small window at first light we had to put the bait close to timber, chug bug worked better than pop r, spooks or buzzbaits.

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14449933 08/16/22 01:03 AM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,235
E
elkhunter7x6 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
E
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,235
December is a good time

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14449950 08/16/22 01:40 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 15,215
F
forkduc Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
F
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 15,215
Mid March is awesome. Do a Ron Speed combo of Salto and Picachos, but He’ll have more fun on Picachos.

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14450253 08/16/22 03:20 PM
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 133
N
NELA Bassguy Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
N
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 133
I highly recommend using Zman products because they are very tough. Three years ago, I caught 85 fish on the same shakey head and worm on El Salto. Probably could have caught more, but my shakey head weight started to get loose and I replaced it when I retied. As mentioned above, you may very well ruin him on either lake. I know it has made me really rethink going/not going alot, lol. I catch more fish in my annual 4 day trip to Salto than I do combined on my local lakes for the rest of the year.

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14450317 08/16/22 04:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
B
brknrn Offline OP
Green Horn
OP Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 9
I have been to Anglers Inn on El Salto but have never been to Picachos. Do you guys have a lodge recommendation on Picachos? Anglers Inn or Ron Speed?

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14450540 08/16/22 06:45 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 119
P
Pete Robbins Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
P
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 119
I've only been to Anglers Inn, so I can't compare them, but pretty hard to beat that overall experience and level of service.

My wife and I have put together over 100 articles about fishing in Mexico: El Salto and Picachos Guide

Happy to answer any questions either here or in a private message.

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14450572 08/16/22 07:15 PM
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 384
1
1bassdaddy Offline
Angler
Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 384
For the past 10 years I have fished Picachos and/or Salto twice a year and I agree with much of what has already been stated but it is worth repeating the advice about ZMan products. In my experience they get bit just as well as other options and you don't have to pack 43 pounds of your favorite plastic baits. I can't explain why the topwater isn't better at Picachos (and I've been there several different times of the year) but it is definitely limited. You are on the right track to focus on stick baits and a wide variety of different Texas rigged options. As others have stated...he's going to get spoiled.

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14450695 08/16/22 09:04 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,444
B
beartrap Online Content
TFF Celebrity
Online Content
TFF Celebrity
B
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 5,444
here's a link to a story/pictures i did of trip my son and i went on to Picachos and El Salto with ron speed back in march......

https://texasfishingforum.com/forum...s-unbelievable-el-salto-too#Post14315617

below is a link to story/pictures I did on El Salto......I've been down there each year for past 5-6 years with ron speed and every year it has been a great experience....
my advise is buy a couple of those 50 packs of senko type baits...watermelon red or blue/black....about 50 4/0 hooks and 1/4 ounce sinkers and 20 lb flouro....carry three reels each and they furnish rods-get the heavy duty 7ft rods...set of scales to weigh those 7-11 lb fish..
https://texasfishingforum.com/forum...l-salto-on-your-bucket-list#Post14315680

Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14450706 08/16/22 09:15 PM
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,485
B
Bass Buster1 Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
B
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,485
Only been once to Picachos with Ron Speeds so nothing to compare to but i can say Speeds was top notch. We ate well, were cared for beyond what I would have thought possible, caught at least 80 fish per day between the two of us and just had a fantastic adventure. Top water was great early and then plastics deep, mostly Texas rigged senkos with at least a 3/8oz weight. We also caught a ton fishing spinnerbaits shallow up to about 6lbs. We did not catch anything over about 6lbs but the action was constant. Have a great time with your son!


See you on the lake and have a great day!
Re: Lake Picachos [Re: brknrn] #14450907 08/17/22 12:55 AM
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 14
F
Falcon Bass Cat Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
F
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 14
Late-November is my favorite time to fish Picachos. Spinnerbaits shallow and around log jams, senkos/craws on rock bluffs are safe choices. I’ve been close to 20 times. You and your son will have a great time and make memories you’ll never forget!

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3