Lake El Salto - Lake Bass Fishing Reports
Date: March - April, 2013
March / April, 2013 Bass Fishing Report from Anglers Inn on Lake El Salto
El Salto Report:
We were all over the map as to staging and caught pre-spawn, spawning
and post spawn bass. Depending on the anglers and their particular
confidence there was a number of baits that caught quality fish. Many of
these baits are on our recommended tackle list for El Salto like;
Senkos, Berkley 10” power worms, 8” Lizards and Berkley grubs. The best
colors were watermelon with black or red fleck or black & blue
combination. I believe it is size and profile that is the most important
as long as it is in a dark color. Most important is to change up your
presentation until you find what the fish like on any given day. Swim
baits like; Storm Wild Eye Swim Shads and Money Minnows worked well. In
the crank bait category, the Norman DD22 and Bomber “Fat Free” Shad were
very productive. The guys from Bayside Adventure Sports had a great
success using a new crankbait, the IBT X2 Count down which if done
correctly can dive 40 feet! They nailed fish on the bottom when swim
baits were only working minimally. They also had success with chatter
bait with a Berkley Grub trailer.
We are having a terrific season and these customer testimonials tell it all. Some very happy anglers caught & released numbers of our Florida-Strain Largemouth Bass primarily in the 5 to 10- pound class. We also had a significant number of fish from 10 to 12 pounds. El Salto is clearly retaining its position as the World’s # 1 Lake for catching a trophy bass. Everyone, myself included, are really impressed that El Salto continues to kick out quality fish. The reasons are nutrient rich soil run off during the rainy season, consistent annual rainfall, a lake management system for the commercial fisherman and catch & release. We should probably add a little “good luck”! The numbers are off some but this is the best year we have had for quality in the 5 to 9-pound range. Again these videos speak for themselves! Statements like: “best trip ever”, “4 over 10”, “can’t catch any little fish” I’m going to return and bring my son”, “if you want to count fish bring a counter”, “60 of 65 fish were 5 pounds and up” and “we could not keep track of the 5 pounders” resonate through the lodge last month.
We had an unusual visit a couple of weeks ago. We had been working with a new customer from Taiwan. He was coming to the US on business and wanted to go with Anglers Inn and Lake El Salto to knock off another one on his bucket list. We corresponded with Lois Fan staring in Dec 2012 and he fished April 1-6, 2013. We spent a lot time communicating with Louis prior to his trip. He was excited and when we checked back with him after the trip and saw the terrific fish he caught, we asked him what he did for a living. Keep in mind we saw from the photos he was wearing either an Abu Garcia or Berkley fishing shirt. Too make a long story short Louis is a VP of Sales for Pure Fishing and he was on this trip on his own dime.
Here is a direct quote from Louis, “I went to Anglers Inn not because the sponsorship between you and Pure Fishing it was about your reputation”. He went on to say, “I did know of the sponsorship, but I didn't contact any of my US co-workers before I went to fishing, because it was my private trip not about business”. “To go to Lake El Salto for bass fishing is one of the things on my bucket list and I planned this trip for many years. I knew Anglers Inn for many years by Internet and your website.” And in conclusion Louis said, “I think I made a right decision that fished with Anglers Inn in Lake El Salto”.
I know you have been getting some negative press about traveling in
Mexico. True, there is a problem in Mexico but it is centralized between
rival mafia cartels who want to control the drug trade, (that unfortunately
is created by a demand in our United States), and the Federal Police and
Military. All the commotion has been directed between the cartels, and law
enforcement. The general public has been basically, unaffected. All the
action has been specific. If you are not in the money laundering business or
in the drug business, life is smooth. Most of the violence has occurred in
the border cities. Even the US Travel Advisory says that the resort areas of
Mexico are safe but to avoid the border towns and seedy areas where drugs
and prostitution abound. This is solid advice for any big city in the US or
Come on down to experience El Salto’s bass fishing bonanza!
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