Lake El Salto is a 24,000-acre reservoir (at full pool) in the foothills of the Sierra Madres, less than 90 minutes from Mazatlán. It’s not uncommon to catch 30 to 60 fish in an afternoon, many averaging between four and seven pounds. Stay at Ron Speed Jr's Club El Salto overlooking the Lake.
LARGEMOUTH BASS FISHING TRIPS
Largemouth Bass Fishing Trips
Largemouth bass are the #1 sportfish in North America. They're mostly targeted with lures, but flies are also used. Largemouth are all through the water column. They like cover and are an ambush predator. We also offer a smallmouth bass trip on the Snake River in Hells Canyon.
Lake Baccarac is located in Bacurato, a quaint fishing village in the Sierra Madres. The Lake was stocked in 1978 with Florida strain largemouth bass and is the number one lake in Mexico for ten-pound-plus bass. Bruce Knutson caught a 19.10-pound largemouth bass here, setting the Central American record in 1993.
Thirty miles from Mazatlan lies Lake Picachos, Mexico's newest, hottest bass lake. It's not uncommon to catch 50 to 60 largemouth bass in an afternoon. The lake, while clean, is very brushy, a spinnerbait angler's paradise. The air-conditioned Lodge overlooks the lake and hosts up to 24-anglers.
Drift fish or raft 50 miles of the Snake River through the protected and Wild section of Hells Canyon. These four-day trips include great fishing for sturgeon, smallmouth bass, catfish, steelhead, and exciting white water with several III and IV Class rapids.