Guest Information

Lake Huites is located on the El Fuerte River, in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, approximately 50 miles east of the coastal city of Los Mochis.

We will meet your flight at the Los Mochis International Airport or El Fuerte landing strip (if you are flying in by private plane) and drive you to the Lodge right by the lake, where you'll be welcomed by our friendly staff and served snacks and refreshments.


Dress is always casual. Always bring a rain suit. Shorts are fine when the weather permits. Three changes of clothes is probably enough. Always bring long pants and long sleeve shirts in case the mosquitos are around. Polarized sun glasses, a good cap and sun block are a must!!

Bass Fishing Tackle

Rod and reel combo of three rods per angler is allowed in Mexico. Pick your medium heavy to heavy bait casters spooled with 15 lb and 20 lb clear mono or fluorocarbon. If you plan on flipping in the brush or trees come with 25 lb test mono or go to a braided line of your choice. If spinning rods and reels are what you are familiar with bring those spooled with 15 lb or 20 lb test if possible. Also bring along enough line to re-spool at least one reel.

Remember you will be catching very large and super strong bass and most likely, your personal best bass ever so…

come prepared!

Typical Day of Fishing

  • 5:00 AM - Wake up call
  • 5:30 AM - Breakfast
  • 6:00 AM - On to the lake
  • 11:00 AM - Lunch and nap time
  • 1:00 PM - Back to fish until late afternoon

...then back to the lodge and clean up for dinner.


Excellent Cuisine


Freshly made meals to start your day...


Your meal will be ready and witing upon your return from a morning of fishing.


A variety of fresh cuisine will be served daily, from traditional Mexican dishes to local Sinaloan fare.

The quality and quantity of the meals we serve to our guests always exceeds all expectations.

Every meal is prepared to absolute perfection. All meals are served with flour tortillas or fresh bread and your choice of beverage. All drinks are prepared from bottled water. Desserts are usually cake, ice cream or flan (custard).

Nachos, beer and Margaritas are served in your room in the evenings as you dress for dinner. Expect to be fed like a King! Bring along your own table wine, scotch or bourbon.

Guides and Boats

Guides are all native to the lake and speak enough English to make your fishing day go smoothly. All guides are always clean, neat and courteous, your guide will do his best to ensure you are on top of the biggest fish all of the time. Guides usually like to fish some of the time off of the back of the boat. It is your option, if you would rather they do not fish at all.

Boats are 18' foot fiberglass with 60 horsepower engines. They are plenty fast and give a smooth ride as well. They have lots of foot room and are equipped with swivel seats, trolling motors and fully charged batteries.

Trophy Fish Policy

Huites is a "Catch and Release Only" Lake.
We Will Photograph, Weigh and Measure your Trophy Fish for You.


We can recommend an excellent replica specialists.

Tipping Policy

One of the most frequently asked questions is about the tipping policy, we suggest the following:

Room maids: $2.00 per day per person.

Entire lodge staff including waiters, cooks, luggage handlers all-in-one tip for the entire stay: $45 per person.

Mexican Guides: $60 to $120 total per boat given on final day.

Suburban Drivers: $10 per day split with all passengers.

Traveling by Private Airplane

Fly your aircraft into El Fuerte's 4,200 foot paved runway at an elevation of 246 feet. MSL and we'll pick you up at the El Fuerte landing strip.

When you stop to clear customs, you must fill a flight plan from the port of entry to El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico. Prior to your departure to El Fuerte we'll forward you an information package on flying in Mexico, border crossing information, and required aircraft, pilot and passenger documents.

Pilots not fishing stay at La Estancia lodge: FREE
24 hour watchman service for your plane: $15 per day.

Reservations and Payment

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold any dates. Reservations may be re-scheduled up to 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. 100% payment is required 30 days prior to arrival. No cancellations accepted after 30 days prior to arrival date.

Our Fishing Season is Short and Lodging Capacity is Limited,
Please Book Your Reservations Early!