El Salto Lake

El Salto Lake

Mexico’s Lake El Salto is the most famous bass fishing lake in the world, known for the thousands of huge bass caught and released back into its waters. Long a mecca for anglers looking to break the IGFA world record, or simply their own, it is said that 85% of visitors to Lake El Salto enjoy their best catch.

Located a 75-minute drive from the Mazatlán airport, Lake El Salto is a placid refuge boasting clear waters and beautiful surroundings. Marked by a plethora of iguanas and flocks of birds overhead, its the fish that make this lake legendary, where a 10-pound catch is far from uncommon. Lake El Salto offers some of the best deep-sea fishing – as well as duck and dove hunts – in the world.

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