Destination Summary

Location: Sinaloa, Mexico
Prime Topwater Season: October thru January
Primary Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishery Profile: Freshwater reservoir; 24,000 surface acres
Type of Fishing: Boat fishing - 18 foot Tracker Grizzly boats w/ Yamaha outboards and trolling motors
Lodge Capacity: 40 anglers
Accommodations: Lodge w/ private guest rooms + private bath; meals taken at the lodge
Travel Details: arrive Mazatlan; 
1 1/2 hr. shuttle to lodge (provided) 
Optional Non-Fishing Activities: Mazatlan - shopping, dining, watersports, sightseeing; wing shooting

Tackle Requirements:
7-9 wt. rods for Largemouth Bass
Disk drag reels with tropical floating and sinking lines
Bass leaders (13.2# to 22#)
Favorite Flies:
AirHead / Pole Dancer
Gummy Minnow
Poppers or Crease Flies
Clouser Minnows
Renowned Lake El Salto Largemouth Bass on the FLY!
Welcome to Anglers Inn at Lake El Salto, Mexico!  This incredible Largemouth Bass fishery is located northeast of Mazatlan at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains.  With over 45 miles of shoreline, this unique fishery offers fly anglers an incredible opportunity to fly fish for trophy Largemouth Bass.  The absolute hallmark of this unique fishery is the incredible top-water action!  Additionally, the fine accommodations and best-in-class service at Anglers Inn are a refreshing retreat after a day of pulling on big bass.  From wonderful service at the beautiful lakefront lodge to the excitement of a trophy "blow-up" grab, Anglers Inn is the ultimate destination for the bass angling enthusiast.  FISH ON!!!
Anglers Inn - Lake El Salto Package Rates (2013/14)
(4 nights / 3.5 days fishing)

$1,965 USD/angler (dbl.)

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Anglers Inn - El Salto
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Detailed Information
Fishing Summary
Anglers Inn sits on the shore of the most famous Largemouth Bass fishery in the world - Lake El Salto.  Simply stated, Lake El Salto has surrendered more 10+ pound bass in the last few years than any bass lake in the world.  Although it was once known simply as a "numbers" lake, El Salto bass have grown bigger and bigger each year.  You can expect the average fish to weigh well over 3 pounds.  El Salto is one of the few Mexican lakes that harbor pure Florida strain bass.  With the abundance of forage fish, Tilapia and Shad, these bass continue to grow at an astonishing rate.
The hallmark of this fishery is the opportunity for fly anglers to fish top-water flies for these trophy bass.  During the cooler months (Fall/Winter), the bass push bait up into the shallows against the banks.  These conditions provide the ultimate setting for top-water "blow-up" grabs from trophy Largemouth.  With the guidance of adept Anglers Inn guides (13+ years of experience), you may well experience the best Largemouth Bass fly fishing of your lifetime.
Lake El Salto Statistics
  1.  Size of Lake: 24,000 surface acres (full)
  2.  Length of Lake: 20 miles long
  3.  Depth at Dam: 225 feet
  4.  Lake Elevation: 600 feet
  5.  Lake El Salto is fed by the Elota River
Fishing Tackle and Techniques
Anglers Inn utilizes spacious 18 foot Tracker Grizzly boats with extensive front and rear casting decks.  All fishing is conducted out of these stealthy, stable, and comfortable fishing platforms.  With over 45 miles of fishable shoreline these powerful, fast boats are able to extend to the far reaches of this amazing fishery.  Each boat is equipped with rod holders and padded captain’s chairs for your comfort.
Most anglers prefer to fish 7 to 9 weight rods at Lake El Salto.  On calm mornings, a 7 or 8 weight provides great sport for these trophy bass.  If the wind blows and/or larger flies are utilized, 9 weight rods are the order of the day.  The wonderful part of fly fishing at Anglers Inn is that much of the fishing is done with floating fly lines and top-water flies.  When afternoon winds blow, fishing sub-surface flies with an intermediate or sink tip line will entice the bass. 
Again, the remarkable and exciting aspect of this incredible fishery is the top-water fly fishing for these trophy Largemouth Bass.  The excitement of “making the cast” and a top-water “blow-up” finale is a heart-pounding event that will etch angling memories of a lifetime!  FISH ON!!  
The Lodge
The Anglers Inn lodge is refreshingly beautiful.  Located only 100 yards from the shores of Lake El Salto, the Anglers Inn facility is like nothing you would expect to find in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.  It is obvious from the first look that Anglers Inn has invested more in these accommodations than anyone outfitter in the region, all for the comfort of its customers.  With its unmatched location and quality, the lodging was built with every customer in mind, from corporate executives to families to fly fishing commandos.  It's easy to travel to (via all paved roads) and features many amenities that make you feel at home.
The staff at Anglers Inn is completely committed to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable.  They provide some of the BEST service and attention to detail we've seen in the industry.  Anglers Inn guides are absolute experts on the fishery and guiding fly anglers.  They are hard-working locals and are wonderful people.  Again, the staff at Anglers Inn is committed to making your experience a vacation filled with wonderful memories!
Meals & Beverages
The meals are yet another highlight of your stay at Anglers Inn.  Hearty portions with a local flavor are an absolute culinary delight for the big appetite.  Breakfast is served buffet style (American and Mexican dishes).  Your breakfast will be promptly served in the morning to assure you an on-time start of your daily fishing adventure.
A hot lunch is served after returning from your AM fishing session.  After lunch, you may retreat to your room or hammock for a "siesta."
Each evening, you will be treated to a culinary delight.  Dinners may include fillet mignon, jumbo shrimp, chicken, fish, or other scrumptious dishes.  Every meal is prepared to absolute perfection, served with flour tortillas, and your choice of beverages.  All meals are prepared with bottled water.
All drinking water and ice is bottled/made from purified water.  Anglers Inn's packages include an open bar (national drinks only: vodka, tequila, rum, kahlua), margaritas, beer, soft drinks and bottled water.
Lodge Specifics & Amenities
    •    Full-time electrical power 110V AC electrical (USA standard)
    •    A full-service tackle shop
    •    Private room with private bath and air conditioning
    •    Rooms equipped with satellite TV and DVD players (movie library in pro-shop)
    •    A remarkable full service restaurant that serves three American and Mexican meals daily (with hors d'oeuvres)
    •    Daily laundry service at lodge included in package
    •    Spa and salon services available (additional charge)
    •    Satellite television in bar and dining area
    •    Telephone and Internet (wireless) service available
How To Get to Anglers Inn
From your location, you will need to fly to Mazatlan International Airport, Mexico.  Please check with your preferred airline for flight schedules.  After clearing Customs and Immigration at the airport, an Anglers Inn representative will greet you just outside of Customs and Immigration.  From Mazatlan, you will be driven to Anglers Inn in the lodge shuttle - a comfortable, air-conditioned van.  The 1 ½ hour ride is very comfortable, as all roads traveled are paved and well maintained.
Required Travel Documents
    •    As of January 1, 2007, a current U.S. passport will be required for all United States citizens entering Mexico.  It is highly recommended that U.S. citizens present a passport that is valid for at least six months after the last day of the trip.  If your passport expires before then, please renew it prior to departing on your trip.
    •    If you hold citizenship in a country other than the United States, please check with your national consulate / passport center for citizenship documents required for travel to Mexico.
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Anglers Inn Cancellation Policy
    •    Deposits are refundable (upon receipt of written notice of cancellation) prior to 120 days of the intended date of travel.  Written cancellations must be in-writing and sent to Angling On The Fly.
    •    IF WRITTEN NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS RECEIVED LESS THAN 120 days from your departure, a 50% cancellation fee (based on total package price) will apply to those who cancelled and any balance will be held as a credit for a future trip, UNLESS you find a replacement angler for the same dates.
    •    All cancellations made without any written notice or made at the date of arrival are considered a "NO SHOW" and therefore you forfeit all your package payment.
    •    All bookings are subject to the terms and conditions with whom the reservations are made.
    •    Modifications to the original booking may incur additional cost(s), which will be assessed and billed accordingly to the respective guest(s).
Angling On The Fly Terms and Conditions
A 50% deposit of the total package price is required within 14 days of booking to secure a reservation.  Any reservation not secured by a deposit at the end of 14 days will not be considered confirmed and may be cancelled if another party request the same dates.  All balances are due 60 days prior to arrival date. If the booking date occurs within 60 days of the trip, full payment is required to secure the reservation.
All rates are in U.S. Dollars and subject to change.
Refunds: A $150 processing fee (in addition to any lodge processing fees) will be deducted from all refunds.  All refunds will be paid by check.  If cancellation notice is received less than 120 days prior to the trip arrival date, no refunds will be issued.
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