February 11, 2013
The Redheaded Wife and I said our vows in the latter half of 2005, which means that many couples would just about now be experiencing the seven-year itch. Best I can tell, though, the only itch we’re suffering from is the need to catch more and bigger bass.
As a surprise for my 40th birthday (almost three years ago) we’d gone with three friends to Anglers Inn resort at Lake El Salto in Mexico. We’d discussed going back this year, but for some reason I’d let the topic drop. A week or so ago, she brought it up on her own (Yes, she has a sister. No, she doesn’t fish. Plus she’s married), and wham-bam we’re signed up to go to the Mexican fish factory at the end of May.
May has some distinct advantages – first, the tilapia netters who clog up the water in some other months are gone. Plus, there’s a chance of a good swimbait bite off the ledges. Last time we had ridiculous topwater action, and I hope there’s some of that, too. Really, there’s no bad time to hit El Salto, and if you go, I highly recommend Anglers Inn. I guess this is a shameless plug, but if you ask anyone who’s been there, they’ll agree with everything I’m about to write. The service is exceptional both on and off the water. You’re awakened in the morning with coffee and juice at your door, and in the evenings your margarita glass will never go empty. The guides work their asses off – if you don’t want to tie your own knots or unhook your fish, they fully expect to take care of that (personally, I’m down with a little fish slime).
Most importantly, the place is slap full of big bass.
Anyway, we’ve sent our deposit and we’re set to go back from Saturday, May 25th through Saturday, June 1st and we’d love it if you’d join us, even if for only part of the week. We already have a couple of friends from home coming, plus one loyal PWI reader who I’ve corresponded with for years but never met in person. The trip is not cheap, but we have some discounts available, and if we get enough people I expect to be able to provide tackle prizes as the week progresses. It’s a female friendly resort, too, likely the nicest fishing hotel you’ll ever inhabit, so feel free to bring your wife, mistress, girlfriend or daughter.
As you can see from the pic above, the fish are healthy. The wife threw out her lizard, caught the one on the left, and while the guide was unhooking it she cast again and caught the one on the right.
If you might be interested, email me at pete_robbins at hotmail dotcom and I’ll fill you in on the details.