per person, double occupancy
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
Brim Full of Bass!
Western Mexicoís Lake Mateos is reopening with a vengeance with its 55,000 acres of Florida-strain largemouth topping 10-pounds or more.
Located in the Sierra Madre Mountains, Mateos is an hourís drive from Culiacan in Sinaloa state. Itís about two hours from renowned Lake El Salto, but anglers will find major differences. Instead of the partially submerged trees abundant at El Salto, Mateos has brush and trees along the shoreline edges. Open areas between these brush clumps provide wondrous bassing opportunities for everything from topwater baits to plastic worms.
Once regarded as one of Mexicoís best bass spots, Mateos was nearly drained in 1994 to meet agricultural demands. As the water dropped, fishing pressure faded and then almost disappeared. Today, Mateosí bass population has come back strong and fast, and itís not uncommon for anglers to have 100-fish days.
Scouts claim the 50-mile-long lake is the best theyíve found for fishing spinnerbaits, and report thereís also super action using crankbaits along Mateosí many ridges and islands. Youíll fish from new 18-foot fiberglass custom bass boats with 85 hp Yamaha engines and MinnKota trolling motors.
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing
(2012 Rates) (Valid until December 31 2012)
5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
$2025 per person (double occupancy) plus airfare
50% of trip cost. May be paid with check, credit card, certified check or money order. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.
Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements to Culiacan, Mexico. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.
- Round-trip airport transfers
- Four nights lodging
- Three days guided fishing
- Daily maid service
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Open bar
- Snacks and beverages while fishing
- Three days guided fishing (2 anglers per boat)
- Mexican fishing license
- Extra half day fishing on arrival or departure
International airfare, airport departure tax, taxis, meals and drinks in Culiacan, fishing rods, reels and tackle (optional rental available), tips, gifts or items of a personal nature
You can combine Lake Mateos with a saltwater - light-tackle or billfishing adventure in Mazatlan. Stay at the 5-star incredible Pueblo Bonito Beach Resort and customise your fishing experience. Call us for details.
The season runs September 15 - July 30, However the very best time is October 01 - April 30.
Fly into Culiacan, Mexico. From there, you will be met and transferred by ground transportation to Anglers Inn Lake Mateo.
12-18 anglers, call for more details.
The new lodge is being constructed on the Humaya River, just five minutes from the launch site near the dam. Deluxe air-conditioned cabins will accommodate 12-18 anglers, with private bath, television and daily maid/laundry service. There will also be a mini-spa and tackle shop.
The menu includes American style buffet breakfast and dinners of filet mignon, jumbo shrimp, chicken, fish and typical Mexican dishes. The package provides open bar, margaritas, beer, soft drinks and bottled water in rooms and boats.
SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1:Arrive in Culiacan by air. You'll be met and transferred to the lodge.
Day 2-4: Awake to a buffet breakfast followed by morning fishing. Return to the lodge for hot lunch and short siesta. Afternoon fishing and then a delicious dinner.
Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Culiacan Airport for return flight (or Lake El Salto for combination).
A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Passengers assume all responsibility for carrying proper documentation.
Be sure to bring sunscreen. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium may help incidental traveller's diarrhea. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.
Spanish. Lodge host speaks English. Guides speak "fishing English."
Daytime temperatures typically range from 80-100 degrees during the day, but typically cool down to the 70s in the evening. Heavy tropical downpours can occur even during the "dry season" so be sure to pack a rainsuit.
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.
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