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From $1,965
per person, double occupancy

6 days/5 nights
4 days fishing

plus airfare

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Trophy Bass Paradise
With the scenic Sierra Madre mountain range providing a majestic background, Lake El Salto will let you soak in the Mexican bass fishing experience and relish what just might be the best trophy lake in all of Mexico. Located in the state of Sinaloa about 90 minutes from the port city of Matzatlan, Lake El Salto was created in 1986 with the damming of the Elota River. The result is a remote 20,000 acre reservoir that may even lay claim to being the best trophy lake in the world. Over 3,000 bass over nine pounds were caught and released in 2004.

El Salto Lake


You'll fish two to a boat, accompanied by an experienced local guide. The number of fish landed will be determined by the skill level of the angler, but it is safe to say that even the novice angler will be delighted with the fast and furious action on Lake El Salto. Topwater baits work well early and late in the day and during cloud cover. Anglers proficient at working spinnerbaits around shallow cover will really enjoy this lake. It is also a worm anglerís heaven. Large, deep running crankbaits target larger bass.

Fly fishing also available October - December.

6 days/5 nights
4 days fishing

(Call us for 2017 Season Rates)

50% of trip cost. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements to Mazatlan, Mexico. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.


  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Four nights lodging
  • Three days guided fishing
  • Daily maid service
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Open bar
  • Snacks and beverages while fishing
  • Three days guided fishing (2 anglers per boat)
  • Mexican fishing license
  • Extra half day fishing on arrival or departure

International airfare, airport departure tax, taxis, meals and drinks in Mazatlan, fishing tackle, tips, gifts or items of a personal nature

You can combine Lake Mateos with a saltwater - light-tackle or billfishing adventure in Mazatlan. Stay at the 5-star incredible Pueblo Bonito Beach Resort and customise your fishing experience. Call us for details.

Lake El Salto is productive year-round, we have found that the best time to visit the lake, in terms of optimal weather conditions, is between October and April. Water levels in this lake can change quickly and affect fishing conditions, regardless of the season or historical patterns.

Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

El Salto anglers fly via commercial airlines to Mazatlan, Mexico. On arrival, our representative will meet you and arrange your shuttle to the lodge.

46 anglers per week

Anglers Inn Resort is located on the waters edge with spectacular views. Air-conditioned suites, casitas and mobile suites include private bath, TV/VCR, built-in safes, hair dryers and smoke alarms. A restaurant, bar, satellite TV, tackle shop and maid service are provided.

The camp chef will serve you a variety of steak, fish, shrimp, barbecue chicken and a special Mexican dinner during your stay.

The nearby resort town of Mazatlan offers a variety of non-fishing activities.

(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Arrive in Mazatlan, Mexico. Airport reception and transfer to lodge. Orientation dinner. Overnight at lodge.
Days 2-4: (and extra days) Morning and afternoon fishing sessions on the Lake El Salto. Overnight at lodge.
Day 5: Return transfer to airport for your flight back home.

A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Passengers assume all responsibility for carrying proper documentation.

Be sure to bring sunscreen. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium may help incidental traveller's diarrhea. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

Spanish. Lodge host speaks English. Guides speak "fishing English."

Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 70s in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit.

We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. FishQuest is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by FishQuest and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.

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