What Your Fellow Anglers Have to Say About Our Adventures

Compliments All Around, But Especially to the Staff
March 7, 2023


Just a note to you and the entire Ron Speed Adventures organization to express appreciation for a wonderful fishing experience in Brazil on the Amazon (or its tributaries) last week.  Having now a few Ron Speed Adventures trips under my belt (few to Mx and now Brazil), I can say that, without reservation, all of the trips have been just fantastic.  From the accommodations to the fishing and the staffing – no complaints, just compliments. If I had to single out just one aspect of these trips and focus on it, I would say it was the staff that leads the compliment list – whoever it is in your organization who selects and oversees these folks is doing a great job because all of the folks who have handled our trips and accommodations and fishing seem to be genuinely good people and know their jobs and do them well. The boat Captain for our Brazil trip (Franz) was just excellent and the fishing guides were superb (each one was different but they knew how to look for and find the fish and help those of us (like me) who need guidance on how to fish now and then (especially for these Peacock Bass)). The ladies on the boat who cooked our meals and handled the laundry were just so nice – you felt like you were at home with family.  The other staff members on the trip were equally as nice and accommodating- it really was a truly magnificent experience all the way around.

Thanks for all of your effort on setting this up for us for the Brazil trip and the prior ones as well.

Jeff Curry

That’s Why We Went to Picachos!
June 2, 2022

Dear Ron,

What an awesome time we had at Lake Picachos. The staff was great, the food was delicious and the fishing off the wall. We didn’t catch any monsters but we caught the numbers and that’s why we went to Picachos!

Jorge treated us like Royalty. He made sure everything was perfect. He would have been great to have in Corporate America at Southwest Airlines if I hadn’t all ready retired.

Our guide Jesus worked his butt off every day. His knowledge of the lake and fish was commendable.

The accommodations were perfect for a week of fishing.

If you could bottle up the atmosphere at camp and sell it you would really be on to something.

Congratulations on being the Best Outfitters we have ever used!

We definitely will be back!

Paul Miles

A Memorable Experience From Start To Finish
May 5, 2022

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Dear Ron,

Just a note to express the appreciation of twenty fishermen that enjoyed your Lake Picachos Camp between April 25-30, 2022. Our group thoroughly enjoyed the trip from the moment we got on the vans awaiting us at the Mazatlan Airport until we left the camp on the morning of April 30th. This was a memorable experience from start to finish.

You have assembled an amazing staff at Picachos. Jorge, your Camp Manager, is a superb coordinator and keeps everything clicking like a clock. He works extremely long hours, up before dawn, and awake long after we are in the bed making sure everything functions like clockwork. His attention to detail is amazing.

All meals were superb, hot and on time. We could not ask for better food or service. The two young men that served in the dining room were excellent. Alfonso and Reagal (sp) were always smiling and courteous. They could not do enough to make sure all of our group were served and had drinks of their choice. Great job!

The fishing operations were outstanding. The guides you have assembled are great. While some are better than others, all should be commended for their positive attitudes and willingness to do anything necessary to make our day on the lake as enjoyable as possible. They, too, work long hours and put up with a lot of stuff when dealing with so many different skill levels of fishermen. By in large, a very successful fishing trip. Our group of twenty caught over 4800 fish in the four days we fished. Great results and a group of happy fishermen, in large part due to the knowledge and expertise of your guides.

Last, let me compliment your home office staf, Matt and Bill. Always cheerful on the phone, willing to do anything to make our trip enjoyable and they go out of their way to be responsive to inquiries, regardless of the subject. They are a delight to do business with.

You are one lucky man to have the team you have assembled that keeps Ron Speed Adventures the number one outfitter for outstanding fishing in Mexico. Our group cannot wait to return next year. Thanks for all you do to make our experience an enjoyable one.

Warm Regards,
Leighton Haselgrove

Eight Years in a Row!
March 7, 2022


Just wanted to tell you and Ron Jr. what a great trip me and my group had recently on Lake El Salto!

From start to finish RSA is a total great experience – thank you for your help booking the trip, thanks to the camp crew Lupe, Fernando and Julio, the guides were awesome Sanchez, Armando Jr. , Jamie and Juan Manuel – we caught good quality fish everyday and they were very helpful.

Of course the lodge is the best in Mexico, the food was outstanding and the rooms were super clean and comfortable.

This was 8 years in a row for us fishing with RSA and look forward to many more years of trophy fishing.

Bob Samford

Jan 29-Feb 5, 2021


Just want to say how good a time I had, AGAIN, At Lake El Salto. It is my 5th trip to Salto and I have been 3 or 4 times to Lake Picachos. I have been chasing the 10+ bass for 65 years and not only did I find one this time but I found two of her bigger sisters. The first 3 days brought me a Grande and well and many that are soon to be grande’s. Day 1 was a 10#’er, Followed by an 11.4 on day two and a 10’3 or day three. How many people can say that they had three 10’s on successive days. Also had a plethora of bass between 4 and 7. This is the second time I have fished 7 days straight and It is going to take a couple of weeks to recover. But will be back for 7 next year!! Lupe was fabulous as always, Food and quarters were top notch and staff and guides were excellent! As always, It is a trip of a life time times 8. Thanks again Ron, and sorry that I missed seeing you this trip. J.W. is the great at organizing these trips.

Stuart Hunter

February 8, 2021


I wanted to send out a huge shout out and thank you to you and the staff at Lake Picachos. This was a trip of a lifetime for me and your staff was amazing. The camp manager Jorge was always there to take care of us and to tend to any of our needs. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. I haven’t slept that good even in my own bed! The fishing was absolutely amazing and better than I ever expected. Your guides were very courteous, knowledgeable, and always had us on fish. And the food! The food was great, especially the guacamole and seafood! I couldn’t have been happier with the entire experience. Thanks again!

Mike Jinkins

January 19, 2021

Dear Ron,

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the fabulous time i had at Lake Picachos last week. I’d like to say, i went there for the bass fishing, but was overwhelmed by how great the camp staff was. Jorge made me feel welcome from the minute i walked in the door. The food was topnotch and I never felt hungry.

The fishing Guides were fantastic and with their assistance I was able to catch more fish than I’ve ever caught in my life! They did a great job putting us on the correct spots.

At the end of the day, i never saw the cleaning staff, but the facility was always very clean.

I’m a first time visitor to one of your camps, but I’m already wanting to come back!

Dino Goode
MLF Boat official

January 19, 2021

Hi Ron,

I wanted to let you know that we had a very successful trip last week to Lake Picachos. Everything was the best we have experienced thus far! Jorge the camp manager is outstanding and his attention to customer service is simply awesome. He has the entire camp staff working on the top of their game. The staff, food, guides, drivers, quality fishing and the additional improvements made to the camp were all fantastic. The average catch size has increased each year to where a day’s fishing & catching simply wears a person out. An absolute wonderful overall trip was had for everyone in my group. I want to thank you for your tireless efforts in making Ron Speed Jr.’s Adventures the absolute best place to go for a memorable Mexican Bass Fishing Experience!

Kindest regards,
Don B. Rucks
E.V.P. & General Manager

January 19, 2021

Hello Bill!

Mr Ron Speed my name is Butch Lansford and I just returned from a trip of a life time on lake Picachos with the MLF (Major League Fishing) Group. The service, the friendly and experienced staff, the top notch camp director, the awesome food and it was all cleaned and shined every day. The guides were all top notch and very helpful with anything and everything you needed on and off the water. We absolutely smashed ’em 3270 in 7 days with a 7lb big bass. Thanks for helping me check off one of my bucket list items. Can’t wait to return.

Butch Lansford

February 2020

Hello Bill!

We just returned from Lake Picachos and what a fantastic trip we had. All considered, it was my best Mexico Bass Fishing experience ever! The size and quality of the bass we caught are getting better and better. Our consistent size bass was 3.75 lbs. to 4.25 lbs. per fish with the amount of 5 lb. to 7 lb. bass really increasing in numbers. Chino and the staff including all guides were really attentive to our every little need. The service provided is absolutely outstanding and you should be proud of all your folks. We go out of our way to take care of everyone monetarily as well as provide them with many usable gift items that they seem to appreciate. I simply could not be happier!

Take care,
Don Rucks

Better Every Year
February 2020


I just wanted to take the time to tell you how much I enjoyed my week at your Picachos facility. It seems that every year it gets better and better and this year was no exception. The dining room was over the top, what class. Jorge is the right man in the right position. I am amazed at his dedication, and willingness to accommodate. I felt that he went out of his way to be kind and making sure I had a wonderful experience. The new dining room was spectacular!!!! Not only when you are inside, but when you come in at night and see it from the boat, WOW is the only word that keeps coming to mind. Whoever did the lighting sure knew what they were doing. Love the TV’s in the room and dining room.

I can hardly wait for the next time I come back.

Thank you so much,
John Sawyer

Seven Days with MLF Group
January 14, 2020

Dear Ron,

My name is Don Guy. I recently completed my third trip to your Lake Picachos facility with Don Rucks and the MLF group.

I wanted to email and say the trip was terrific. Our group, as usual, had a great time. We spent a wonderful 7 days enjoying your facility and, of course, the fishing at Lake Picachos. As always, we enjoyed fishing with the hard-working, courteous guides.

The food was very good. Jorge and your entire service staff were outstanding in providing us with excellent service and attention.

My thanks to you and your entire Picachos staff for providing our group with another wonderful experience.

Take care,

Third Year Visiting Camp
January 13, 2020

Hello Ron,

My name is Martin Carner and I was at your camp last week with the MLF group. This was my third year to visit your camp, I was very impressed with the new room you added on for dining also the new walkway was very nice, the grounds was very well kept. But without a doubt the best addition to the camp was your new camp manager Jorge. From the time I arrived until I left I did not want for anything, because Jorge was there to take care of it. Also the staff working under him was spot on. Jorge is a great addition to your camp and you should be proud of him.

Martin Carner

Fantastic Year-End Trip
Dec 27-31, 2019

Hello Fishermen!,

Another fantastic Adventure at beautiful lake Picachos! Our last trip was Dec. 27th-31st. We had one of the bigger groups with 23 Happy guys!

Out of 23 people, we didn’t have one little bit of Drama! No problems, no one sick, and everybody caught a ton of fish! We had 12 boats on the water for 3 days and we probably averaged about 150 fish per Boat per Day! Really!

The camp was great! The staff was great! The food was great! And the fishing was great Too! Not a single complaint! The fishing was more consistent on this trip. There were several basic patterns you could depend on.

Bottom baits rule! From 10″ power worms to the dependable lizards. Lots of Chartreuse! It was common to hear the guys report wormhole stops of 50 to 60 fish and even reports of 80 and 90 fish stops! Some over 200 per day!

Some of our guys reported throwing 3/4 oz. jigs with flapping craw type trailers. The benefit to fishing jigs is that they don’t tear up like plastics, just unhook and you’re ready to go again! The heavier baits were better because most of the schools were reported in about 20 to 24′ of water. The shallow reaction bite was great too! Rattle Traps, Sq. Bills, Blades and Chatter Baits worked all day as usual! Top Water was strong Too!

The white popper was best and the Whopper Plopper was a close second! If you talk to any of our guys, you’ll be sure to hear about the community holes like in San Marcos. It has become common to see 6 or 8 of our boats all fishing next to each other and almost everybody is hooked up! The Rattle Traps and the swimbaits were killers! Seriously! I estimate that our guys boated over 1,000 fish per day just in the San Marcos Arm! No Lie! Lots of witnesses!

However “Phillipe Banderas” Of San Diego schooled all of us on the last hour of the last day! He switched to an 8XD in Neon Blue Gill and Cranked a Big Fish of 7.58 lb.! Giant! Right in the middle of six boats! His PB! Way to go Phil!

However again, that was only good enough for the second big fish in our group! On the first day up in the river, young John Buller (80 years old) Camly dragged in an 8 plus! He caught it on a heavy swim jig with a green pumpkin swimbait!

Nice job Johnny! Congrats. What a special memory for the Bullers. Corey, Josh, and John Buller. Father, son, and Grandfather!

The new restaurant was great too! The food and drink were great too! The whole trip was a homerun! I would like to personally thank everyone in this group! We all had a great time!

Also, if you have some really nice pics. on your phones, please text or email them to me. Until next time! Thanks Again!

Fishing Jimmy