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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

One of the Top Fishing Destinations in the world


Mexico offers hundreds of fishing spots and is a top location to visit for a great fishing trip. Mexico’s deep sea fishing is world famous and there are many excellent charters and guides to choose from to make sure you get the most out of your fishing adventure. The following describes two top fishing venues in Mexico.
Lake El Salto
Lake El Salto,located about 50 miles north of the seaside resort of Mazatlan in the heart of the rugged Sierra Madre mountain range, is Mexico's most popular bass fishing lake, and indeed is one of the very best lakes for largemouth bass fishing in the world. Lake El Salto was stocked around 20 years ago with largemouth Florida bass, but because of the warm temperature of the water, the lake became populated by very big and aggressive bass.
Spanning some 27,000 acres, the lake is about 20 miles from the coast and approximately 550 feet above sea level, and was formed by the damming of the Elota River.
The water is crystal clear and the lake has a maximum depth of about 140 feet. The scenery at this lake is absolutely stunning.
Lake El Salto has thousands of bass that are easily caught all year on a variety of lures, including crankbaits, spinners, and worms. The lake record is an 18 pound bass caught in 2002, but catches ranging from 8 to 16 pounds are not uncommon.
“All inclusive” fishing packages for 2 to 3 days of fishing on the lake costs around $500 and up, including first-class transportation to-and-from the lake, meals, drinks, accommodation, fishing licenses, boat and expert guides.
Cabo San Lucas Deep Sea Fishing
Cabo San Lucas, located at the southern end of the Baja Peninsula, offers some of the most exiting deep sea fishing in the world. Many regard the waters of Cabo San Lucas to be the world's finest year-round fishing grounds, with more than 800 species of fish, including black, blue and striped marlin, sailfish, tuna, dorado, pompano, yellowtail, rooster fish, sierra and wahoo.
World records are constantly being broken here in what is known as "Marlin Alley". Catching a 100-pound marlin is common, and striped marlin are abundant year-round.
Swordfish are available in January through June. Sailfish and wahoo are best from June through November; yellowfin tuna, May through December; yellowtail, January through May. Mahi-Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna is abundant all year.
In addition to fishing, Cabo San Lucas offers excellent scuba diving and snorkeling sites. Surfing and windsurfing are also popular here.
Fishing charters for 5 hours of fishing for two or three people costs about $200 to $450 and typically includes:
Fishing equipment
Licensed Crew
Captain and Sailor
Bait and tackle
Five fishing lines
Soft drinks, beer and water

Do you know what is the largest lake in the world?


A lake any body of water surrounded by land and very large lakes are sometimes called seas. The world's largest lake is the salty Caspian Sea at 143,200 square miles (370,886 km2). The Caspian Sea is surrounded by Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan.
The world's second largest lake, and the world's largest freshwater lake is North America's Lake Superior at 31,700 mi2 (82,103 km2).