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Has anyone ever been to El Salto? Any suggestions? Tips? Thoughts? I have a list of lures that the lodge supplied me with and have some other ideas on what to try but I am always up for suggestions!!



Me and my friend Luke(Fistfullafish on here but he doesn't log in anymore) have a trip booked to El Salto in January... Specifically January 2-10th that will include 7 FULL days of fishing(3-9th) Bucket list trip for sure!!! :)

All inclusive and we decided to go with Pro Bass Adventures. http://mexicofishing.net/


They had the best price and were willing to give us a deal for booking so far in advance... There are only a few lodges that are actually on the lake and we only wanted to stay on the lake!!

The trip is still super far out but I am slowly making orders for lures and equipment so I will be ready!! Cant wait to be in Mexico fishing for DD bass while you guys are ice fishing!! lmao


Once we get back I'll use this thread to post pics and maybe videos! :)
 

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How much does a trip like that cost????
Well..... lol


Airline ticket was about $600 per person round trip.

And the 7 days/nights... All inclusive at the lodge was $2,295 per person

That includes everything with the exception of additional baggage fees and tips for the resort staff and fishing guides.

And of course passport/lures/etc are all extra:)
 

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$3000 to catch bass- Hmmm-

Although thats better than paying $6000 to go to Patagonia or New Zealand for slimers-
 

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$3000 to catch bass- Hmmm-

Although thats better than paying $6000 to go to Patagonia or New Zealand for slimers-
To each his own.

I'm a bass guy and the chance I will have at a Double Digit Largemouth makes it more than worth it! Not to mention it's a typical day in the lake when 2 guys boat over a 100 fish. Average fish 4 to 6 lbs with a chance at much much bigger. 7 days of that and I'll be toast but it's going to be epic!

Not to mention it'll be winter and I'll be chilling in shorts catching bass :) With all the great food and drink I want including alcoholic beverages.
 

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I go every year with pro bass adventures, I think they are the best bang for your buck on the lake. Great service great guides great food and the only lodge on the lake using glass boats. Send me a pm and I can give you some more info on lures and guides
 

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Yep. Im jelly. I like ice fishing tho LMAO!
I use to like ice fishing.... I guess it's okay... but I only do it out of necessity. lol Hopefully my local metro spot gets good ice this year.. last year it never firmed up quite enough to fish it safely :(
 

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Got my order from TackleWarehouse yesterday :) only 31 days until my trip and I just have a couple things left to get!!

Sent from my XT1585 using Tapatalk
 

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If you guys are interested in the lists of suggested baits I was sent from Pro Bass Adventures just let me know and i'll try to post them up on here for you to see.

They are kept on the down low until you reserve so it's insider info ;)
 

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So f***ing jealous. 7 days at El salto :eek: I hope you are bringing big swimbait gear, although I know a ton of the big fish out there are caught conventionally. I would do a lot to be able to go on that trip. Part of me feels like it would get redundant and not feel as significant catching so many giants and the other part of me says screw that it would be the f***ing S**T. I hope to find my way out there within the next couple years
 

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Good luck Ricky!!! Be safe!! Catch a bunch of monsters.
 

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Pro Bass Adventures

LAKE EL SALTO / LAKE BACCARAC


Tackle List


Fishing Tackle (RODS AVAILABLE AT THE LODGE)

¨ (3-4) Baitcasting/Spin rods - 6.5 or 7 ft+ MH or H action. We have quality rods available for you

¨ Matching reels spooled with 20 to 25 lb test mono or

30-65 lb braided line if you like braid (tape spool knot!)

¨ Extra line for re-spooling

¨ 4/0,5/0,6/0 Gamakatsu or Owner, offset shank worm hooks, or other SHARP heavy wire hooks (EWG)

¨ 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 oz. bullet worm sinkers for Texas rigging

¨ 1 oz. sinkers & swivels/leader for Carolina rigging

¨ Bullet weight pegs or toothpicks if you peg weights




The following list of lures and tackle are recommendations based on extensive experience fishing in Mexico. Included are topwater baits, spinnerbaits, crankbaits, swimbaits, and soft plastics, basically lures that will cover the entire water column. This list is by no means complete, and we encourage you to experiment with other lures. You may want to replace factory hooks with bigger/better treble hooks (#2 Gamakatsu / Owner).


Baits

¨ Med & Large size Poppers/Chuggers

¨ Zara Spooks or similar baits in chrome/shad colors

¨ Buzzbaits, white and chartreuse skirted

¨ Topwater prop baits or jerkbaits

¨ 4,5,6 inch Storm Wildeye Swimbaits in pearl colors.

¨ Large & Medium Fat Free Shad or Norman DD22 Crankbaits in Citrus Shad, pearl white, blue/chartreuse

¨ Rat-L-Traps ¾ & 1oz. in chrome/blue, white colors

¨ Spinnerbaits ½ to 1 oz. chartreuse/white skirts with

Silver, Gold, or White willowleaf blades & trailers.

¨ Zoom 8 inch Magnum Lizards in watermelon/red, watermelon/chartreuse tail, green pumpkin, black/blue

¨ Plastic worms 8 to 10 inch in watermelon/red, tequila sunrise, green pumpkin, black/blue etc. (Power Worms)

¨ Zoom Super Flukes, or similar soft jerkbaits, in pearl

¨ 6,& 7 inch Senkos or YUM Dingers in watermelon watermelon/red, pearl/silver flake, or other favorites.


Fishing Accessories Suggestions

¨ Small duffel bag for boat, Camera!

¨ Needle Nose Pliers/Split ring pliers

¨ Leatherman tool / Line clippers

¨ Digital Scale / Tape measure

¨ Hook sharpener/file

¨ Hand towel

¨ Chartreuse Worm Dye or marker pen
 

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I posted one of the lure lists above... I know nobody expressed interest but I posted it anyway!! LOL
 

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Love it Ricky, you boys are gonna have a blast. Although, I am not really sure if Luke can go a day on the water without Nedding...
 

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Love it Ricky, you boys are gonna have a blast. Although, I am not really sure if Luke can go a day on the water without Nedding...
Yeah he is bringing some Neds...... he is just upsizing to the bigger ones! LOL


I'll have some on hand as well because if he starts nailing them on Neds I wanna be prepared!! :)
 

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LOL.... I expected such a response lmao. Trust me I hope not to have to use them..
 
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