Sorry for the delay in posting my report... I've just been busy/sick/tired/lazy/etc
But without further ado:
Brief overview of the trip:
Trip was booked through Pro Bass Adventures (http://mexicofishing.net/
7 Full days at Lake El Salto in Mexico (January 3, 2018- January 9, 201
Total cost(not including airfare) per person was $2,295(All inclusive)
Airfare was just about $600 per person (Round Trip)
Fished each day from about 6:00am -12:30pm and from 2:00pm to 6:30pm (About 11 hours each day)
Was kinda weird as we were the only guests at the lodge for the 1st 5 days and the last 2 days only 1 group of 4 showed. Was nice to have the place to ourselves but i think we would have figured out the bite better if we had more boats out. When the group of 4 showed up they used the info we had figured out in the last 4 days.
Anyway - Each Days Schedule went pretty much as follows:
Wake-Up/Coffee Delivery time (for Luke) was 5:15am and breakfast was at 5:30. (Although we set our own alarm for 4:15am so we would have time to take showers/get ready.) We always let Hollywood know the night before what we wanted for breakfast... limited choices of Pancakes, French Toast, Chorizo, Eggs, Bacon, Ham, and obviously Tortillas (Flour and/or Corn). Breakfast would also come with a plate of fruit (most days) and a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice(one day it was really really watered down but all other days it was delicious). The fruit was always really delicious and the breakfast was also pretty good as well! It did the job of giving me the energy I needed to make it to lunch although I did bring snacks on the boat (as they do not supply any boat snacks at all... Just drinks)
Lunch took place from 12:30 - 1:00ish… we were served whatever they wanted as there was no menu so we had no choice. We used the additional time after eating to re-apply sunscreen and get gear ready, nap, etc... Could have went back out sooner, and we did the first day, but was nice to have the extra time to relax!!
Dinner took place around 7:00 each day…. We were served whatever they wanted as they do not have a menu or choices for dinner either, only breakfast I guess.
Lunch and Dinner were a mix of mostly American food with some Mexican food mixed in. I am no food connoisseur but I thought the food was alright. I wish there would have been a menu/choices but I was able to settle with most every dish even though I am a really picky eater. They did make me mo own lunch one day when they new I wasnt going to like what they were serving.
If you are interested in seeing pics of the food:
Day 0 - Arrival Day/Travel Day
Luckily it was a relatively uneventful day as far as travel goes... Left DIA @ about 8am, had a quick layover in Phoenix, and arrived in Mazatlan @ about 1:30. When we got to Mazatlan the dog alerted to my bag so I was pulled aside for a quick search… Guess it was the Beef Jerky in my bag that set the dog off… but luckily they let me keep my Jerky as that is one of the snacks I brought. Then around the next corner to get my bags x-Rayed or whatever they do… That caused them to search all of my bags… even the bag with jerky again LOL. I wasn’t worried as I knew I did not bring anything illegal.
When we got there we were eventually met by the driver/host/waiter/etc Omar(AKA Hollywood) .... He was waiting for us but was expecting us to have a rod tube(that we decided not to bring and had advised Doug King, who we made reservations through, ahead of time) so it took a few minutes for us to locate him.. Luckily the other guys in the airport were familiar with who Hollywood was and directed us toward the bar.
The drive from Mazatlan Airport to the Pro Bass Adventure lodge was about 1hr 45 minutes but we eventually arrived. We weren’t in a hurry as we weren’t scheduled to fish until the next day anyway.
Couple pics of the hotel/motel
View from outside the room
We elected to use rods that they had available to avoid the cost/hassle of bringing our own rods. They had an alright selection...... with the exception of my siwmbait rod I didnt regret the choice.
Picking out rods!!!
We would put our rods/gear out fron of the room each morning and it would be brought down and put in the boat for us while we eat breakfast.(And also returned to our room each evening after getting off the water.)