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El Cuchillo

Mexico bass fishing information, map and directions.

This 42,000 surface-acre lake is located in the state of Noevo Leon, just an hour south of the Texas border.

Travel To El Cuchillo

The lake is just a ninety-minute drive on paved highway from the US border at the southern tip of Texas.

Approximate distance from USA border: 48 miles

Approximate travel time from US border: 1.5 hours

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Bass Fishing At El Cuchillo

A mix of northern largemouth bass and Florida bass make for big bass with nasty attitudes at El Cuchillo. Beef up your line and tackle, ready to handle fighters.

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All travel into Mexico from the United States requires a passport for entry into Mexico and return to the United States. If you are traveling by vehicle you will be required to have proper vehicle registration and drivers license. If you bring a boat, proper vehicle registration will be required for both the boat and trailer. Make certain all documents are current.

Mexico insurance is also required for travel in Mexico.

For fishing in Mexico, a Mexican Sport Fishing License is required. Additionally boating permits may be required to fish El Cuchillo lake in Mexico.

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Travel Warnings

Any time you travel outside the USA, be aware that you are subject to local law governing the area you are to visit. As a general rule, travel to lakes in Mexico is considered safe. However, there are reports of unrest and violence between competing drug cartels, and Mexico law enforcement. Most of this activity in confined to areas away from the bass fishing lakes. Some of the border towns and population centers in Mexico experience higher than normal levels of crime and violence. Often, American border town information centers can advise regarding cartel activity in neighboring Mexico border towns. It is always best to caravan, stay on the main highways and be aware of what's going on around you.

Mexico bass fishing at El Cuchillo