Lake El Salto is arguably the most famous of the
Mexican bass fishing lakes
. Located about 80 minutes, northeast of the port/tourist city of Mazatlan, it is an irrigation lake ranging from about 27,000 acres after the rainy season, to around 17,000 acres near the end of the vegetable-growing season.
Lake El Salto provides
outstanding world-class bass fishing
for frequent trophy "grandes" in the 10 to 14+ pound range, as well as large numbers of hard pulling 3 to 8 pound "average sized" fish.
Florida Strain Bass
and opened for sport fishing around 1990, Lake El Salto is a catch and release impoundment where the mild climate, fertile soil, and a constantly reproducing forage base of tilapia and shad, stimulate amazing growth rates of up to 2 pounds per year!
The current lake record stands at 18 lbs. - 6 oz., but many stories of larger fish lost or not weighed abound. The number of double digit bass boated each season at El Salto is truly amazing, leading to
's editorial staff calling Lake El Salto "the
absolute best trophy lake in the world
The flooded cactus, mesquite trees, rock formations, and floating hyacinth provide endless cover for the fish, and make using anything less than 20 pound test line very unadvisable. Some anglers use 50-60 pound braided line, but quality 20-25 pound monofilament, co-polymer, or fluorocarbon lines are the choice of most anglers.
After confirmation and paid deposit, we will provide detailed information on what to pack, and the specific tackle we recommend, based on the timing of your trip, to help maximize your experience and results. We have over 25 years experience
bass fishing in Mexico
, and we go the extra mile to help our clients realize success. Contact us
to find out for yourself.
The star attraction at the lake is obviously the bass, but the scenery and abundance of birds and other wildlife around this beautiful Mexican oasis are equally impressive. The lake and nearby coastal marshes create a birdwatcher's paradise, with different species of ducks, herons, raptors, parakeets, and macaws present at different times of the year.
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