March 2012 Update
[Editor: this article first appeared on www.ronsfishingblog and may only be used by permission of Ron Speed]
Mexico – El Salto Fishing Explosion Continues into March!!!
Nino Correnti just got back from his trip the first of March and had this to say: “I just returned from Lake El Salto where I enjoyed the very best fishing experience of my life. There was one 3 hour period where I boated 24 bass from a point using DD-22 crank baits, and not one of the 24 bass weighed less than 5 pounds. Thanks to Ron Speed’s Adventures for another fantastic trip. Food, service and guides were all top notch as usual.”
We haven’t had boats averaging over 100 fish per day at El Salto in many, many years…but that’s exactly what’s happening ALL SEASON! In our last update we told you about Ron Clark and his group of 10 anglers who boated 2,726 bass over four days of fishing. Largest fish was 11.1 lbs. We also told you about J. W. Peterson’s group of 23 anglers who fished 4 days (Jan. 9-14) and they landed a total of 5,016 bass. These fish were not just “dinks” either as there were many bass landed in the 3-5 lbs range. In February, we had many bass in the 8-9 lb. range along with 5 weighing in the 10 lb. range. Sean Weaks caught a 10 lber. on the 14th and then a 10.6 lber. on the 15th. Brad Baylis has landed the largest bass so far this season with a 12 lb. trophy. Again, we have not seen numbers and average size like this in years on El Salto. The average catch per boat, per day over the past 7 or 8 years has been around 60-70. Right now it’s double from what it’s been, with the average size up almost 2 lbs. from past years.
Opportunities to experience this type of fishing don’t come around often in a person’s lifetime. We’ve fished and operated camps/lodges on many great lakes in Mexico, but El Salto ranks up there with the best of them. All of those lakes in the past are not great like they were years ago. El Salto has withstood the test of time and I believe it is better today than at any given time since it opened in 1990. We open our camp in October and close at the end of July. We anticipate the fishing to continue at this pace at least through the end of the season (July). Also, with the exception of our high season months (Jan.-Mar.), we offer the lowest 4-day fishing package prices on the lake. If you find a lower 3-day fishing package offered by any camp on the lake for the months of Oct.-Dec. and April-July, we’ll match it! Our camp is located lakeside…new houses, and with the best boats for fishing El Salto, 18’ Xpress Boats! We also have an A-Team of guides with many, many years of experience. Our camp staff is second-to-none and will go out of their way to give you the best service possible!
Call us TODAY so you don’t miss out on the bass explosion that’s taking place on El Salto right NOW!
Brazil – Get in on the Fantastic Fall Peacocks!!!
The area (not the Rio Negro) we fish in September/October continues to have the most consistently great fishing of any watershed we fish in the Amazon. Why? Three reasons… 1) This area is located in a true dry region. Once we begin fishing in September, we can pretty much count on the water level to constantly fall…no rising water!!! This is very conducive for great fishing as falling water conditions are good…rising water not good! 2) This river (actually 2 rivers) does not have the vast amount of tributaries feeding it which can cause water levels to constantly fluctuate. 3) These two rivers are environmentally protected…no commercial fishing and permits are required to fish these two rivers. We have fished these 2 rivers for 19 years with tremendous success! This watershed consistently turns out trophy peacocks!!! You owe it to yourself to come experience the great trophy peacock action of these 2 rivers during Sept./Oct.!!!
The Otter houseboat that we represent is the very nicest in the Amazon for sport fishing! The Otter consists of 8 spacious cabins, not state rooms with bunk beds, but rather much larger rooms with two twin beds, a night table, desk, closet and a very large bath/shower! Each room has its own air conditioning unit so you and the other guest in your room can control the temperature in your own room. The dining area is closed in and also very spacious…with air conditioning. The Otter also offers two lounge areas on the third deck with bar and Jacuzzi and another lounge area on the fourth/top deck! The Otter also offers a tackle room. We provide all necessary tackle and equipment so you don’t have to buy and bring any with you…which is a major convenience to our anglers, especially with the additional fees the airlines charge these days.
The guides are second-to-none! All of our guides have at least 10 years of experience guiding sport fishermen for peacocks in the Amazon. Four of our guides have been with us since the beginning (1993)…that’s 19 years of experience in not only guiding, but also operating a bass boat in the Amazon. That represents safety…which has been, and always will be, #1 with Ron Speed’s Adventures! The staff aboard the Otter is also second-to-None!
Last, we’re offering a Fall 2012 Special (Sept./Oct.). We’re offering the normal $4595 Fall/Uatama package to the first 32 (equates to two trips/groups) that book at $4250 per person. That’s a $345 savings and more than covers tips or, even for most, the price of an airline ticket from home city to Miami!!! This will apply for trips where we have met our minimum number of paying guests. This will not last long after this mailing, and therefore, you need to call us ASAP!
Call us today to book your fishing adventure of a lifetime! 1-800-722-0006
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