El Salto Lake
Billy Chapman Sr's Lodge on Lake El Salto
Mexico Bass Lake El Salto
Lake El Salto is Located 50 miles north of the seaside resort of Mazatlan, this lake has a healthy population of trophy size bass. Bass anglers who like catching good numbers of quality bass as well as a good chance at 10 pound plus bass will enjoy this lake. Probably the most famous of all the Mexican lakes, El Salto has been producing great bass for over a decade. The aggressive bass of the lake will strike a variety of lures all year and we will advise you which baits to take on your bass fishing trip. Mazatlan with it's fantastic beaches, is your gateway city for Lake El Salto and is serviced by airlines from all over the USA. We will arrange your transportation from Mazatlan to the lodge and lake. El Salto Lake is located a little over an hour drive from Mazatlan. We will pick you up upon your arrival at the airport or at your favorite resort in Mazatlan. The bass fishing at Lake El Salto is trophy class with many bass over 10 pounds caught every year.
El Salto Lake
When at full pool, Lake El Salto is a 24,000-acre man-made reservoir that had been initially stocked with Florida strain largemouth bass fingerlings to jump start the fishery. And these bass have taken a liking to the climate, long growing season and an abundant diet of tilapia and shad. BASSMASTER magazine's editorial staff called Lake El Salto, "the absolute best trophy lake in the world." In-Fisherman magazine headlined their coverage: "Muchos pescados at El Salto." Western Outdoors magazine offered the lake an honorary title of "Mexico's bass fishing mecca." "There's never been a lake like this in the history of bass fishing". El Salto is a scenic impoundment located deep in the heart of the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountain range. The lower end of El Salto harbors steep, rocky banks with very sharp drops. Lake El Salto has excellent water clarity. When you are in Mexico bass fishing at Lake El Salto you will find literally hundreds of brush-cluttered points, ridges, and humps, not to mention the flooded ruins of two towns, a pair of ancient cemeteries and numerous shallow flats. The Lake El Salto fishing season is from October 1st through July. The rainy season at El Salto is July 15th through September 30th.
El Salto Lodge
Lake El Salto Lodge is located on the bank of the lake so there are no long drives from a remote facility. The lodge is owned and operated by Billy Chapman Sr., a pioneer of Mexico bass fishing since the 60s. His capable staff will make sure all of your needs are met while you enjoy a bass fishing trip of a lifetime. Click here to view some happy El Salto Lodge clients.
Many of our clients combine the El Salto bass fishing trip with their Mazatlan vacations.