� Air Temp: 82�/85�F early morning & late evenings. Siesta Time 89�/98�F
Water Temp: 80�/ 82�F
Average number of bass per boat per day: 40-60
Largest bass caught: 10 pounds, 4 ounces�Popular lures used this week:Lures are listed in order of productivity�Zoom Lizards: 8-inch, watermelon, watermelon red flake, black with blue tail, and junebug. Berkley Power Worms: 10-inch in black with blue tail, red shad and junebug Yamamoto Senkos, Yum Dingers and Bass Pro Shops Stinkos: 5- and 6-inch, watermelon, watermelon red flake and black with blue flake. Storm WildEye Swim Shads: 4- and 5-inch in shad, white with chartreuse top and bunker. Rat-L-Traps: � and �-ounce in silver with blue back and silver with black back. Lobina Lures Rio Rico poppers: white, white with sparkles and bleeding shad. Spinnerbaits: � and �-ounce with double silver willow blades in white and white/chartreuse. Bomber Fat Free Shad and Rapala DT16 medium- and deep-diving crankbaits in citrus shad, hot mustard and fire tiger. Heddon Zara Spook and Lucky Craft Sammy in clear, chrome with black top and white body. Rapala X-Rap and 4- to 5-inch jerkbaits in white, clown and shad.
There’s good news for anglers planning a visit to Anglers Inn El Salto. We have not experienced torrential hurricane rains this year like those two years ago that caused the lake to rise more than 20 feet in just one day. Instead, the lake filled slowly over a longer period of time, which is much better for bass fishing. As the new fishing season started, the water level was at slightly more than full pool, with about a foot of water going over the spillway. The water level now has stabilized, and with few more rains to come, we are expecting another great season. Bass patterns the past two weeks have been normal for a warm month like September, with most of the best fish being caught in deeper water. Swimbaits, plastics lizards and crankbaits have been the best midday lures. And during early morning and late afternoon, topwater plugs, Senkos and spinnerbaits have been doing the trick.
El Salto report part 2
Here’s what some of our recent guests had to say about their trips
John Christie came down with the Leders and it was he who caught the biggest bass of the group, a real hawg that tipped the scales at 10.4 pounds. He caught this monster bucketmouth on a 5-inch swimbait and also landed a 9.6-pounder the same afternoon. And how about these impressive numbers from Benton, Arkansas, angler Tracy Harmon? �Top 5 bass per dayay 1 – 44 poundsDay 2 – 37 poundsDay 3 – 37 poundsDay 4 – 30 poundsTracy’s 20 biggest bass weighed in at an impressive 148 pounds. His biggest weighed 9 pounds, and he landed many bass in the 5- to 8-pound range. As one can see, the fishing at El Salto is stronger than ever. With the weather starting to cool down, the topwater bite should be getting even stronger, and those big bass will be moving out of 20- to 30-foot depths and holding closer to the surface.This report we have a tie for the big fish between John Christie and Robert Roupeman. Both anglers reported their biggest bass weighing 10.4 pounds. Have you caught your 10-pounder yet?