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Mexico bass fishing information, map and directions.

This 70 mile long impoundment is located in the state of Sonora, Mexico. It is south of Tucson, Arizona and 90 miles east of Hermosillo, Mexico. The lake contains a mixture of northern largemouth bass and Florida strain largemouths. Named Plutarco Elias Calles, it is home to large quantities of bass. Three to seven pounders are very common and occasional double-digit monsters show up often.

Travel To Novillo

Travel about 200 miles from the US border through Nogales or Aqua Prieta to Heromissilo, then 90 miles east to the lake.

Approximate distance from USA border: 260 miles

Approximate travel time from US border: 6 hours

Map To Novillo
Bass Fishing At Novillo

Warm climates keep the fish growing year round, and active. In summer it's a bit hot for the angler but the fish bite anyway. Use heavier line and big baits cause these bass like to eat and fight. Novillo offers shallow fishing most of the time, but you may have to look deeper at times.

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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 Novillo 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 Novillo