Special discount offered at Lake Mateos

Fishing at Lake Mateos continues to exceed the ordinary, so I’m offering an extraordinary discount at my newest lodge -- a special $1,595 introductory rate for four nights and 3.5 days of fishing, a savings of about $500 per person.

At the beautiful riverside lodge, guests stay in individual cabins overlooking the Humaya River less than a five-minute drive from the 55,000-acre lake. The six cabins can accommodate up to 18 people in air-conditioned comfort. Decorated in a traditional Mexican motif, cabins come equipped with three beds, stone showers, cathedral ceilings, TVs and DVD players, private baths plus daily maid and laundry service.

In the main bar/restaurant area, guests can search the Internet or check e-mails with wireless service while waiting for their next delicious meal prepared by our award-winning chefs. Of course, all guests enjoy the same open bar policy and second-to-none service they’ve come to expect from a Billy Chapman, Jr. lodge.

While Lake El Salto continues to produce giant bass, including a recent 12.3-pounder, Lake Mateos also holds double-digit fish, plus incredible numbers of bass in the 4- to 8-pound range. Anglers frequently catch more than 120 bass per day, mainly on topwaters, spinnerbaits and soft plastics. On the isolated wilderness lake, anglers would more likely see a bobcat hunting than another fishing boat, except one from a companion guest at the lodge.

Check out what these recent guests had to say about Lake Mateos:

“This is the best place that we’ve ever gone to entertain our customers,” said Gregg Wollner, Rapala executive vice president. “We travel all over the world. Of all the places we go, there is nothing that compares to Anglers Inn Mateos.”

“Lake Mateos is the best fishing lake in North America,” said Zack Swanson, vice president of sales at Rapala. “The lodge is first class. We caught a lot of fish on many different baits including one 10-pounder.”

“All I can only say is WOW, what a place! We experienced the usual level of exceptional service that Anglers Inn provides its clients and the fishing was spectacular,” said Mike Marrone with Big 5 Sporting Goods of California. “On the first day, my friend and I caught about 68 bass, which turned out to be the lowest count of our trip. The final half day at Mateos was nothing less than epic. It was the hottest topwater action I’ve ever experienced in my life! In just over 4-hours, we boated more than 80 bass on topwater poppers. At least 20 went over 5 pounds with several in the 7-pound range and one 8.5-pounder. Anyone who hasn’t been to Mateos is missing out on something truly special.”

To really experience the best bass fishing in Mexico, make a combo trip like Mike did. Fly into Mazatlan and ride up to Lake Mateos, about 3.5 hours over paved roads. Fish Mateos for 2.5 days. Then, then head down to Lake El Salto to concentrate on catching a lifetime trophy. The ride from Mateos takes about 2.5 hours.

Need more fishing? Spend a couple days at either the Holiday Inn Sun Spree Resort or one of the Pueblo Bonito 5-star resorts in Mazatlan to challenge some salty species. Anglers Inn International Offshore Division can offer saltwater anglers everything from surf and kayak fishing to bottom fishing for grouper and snapper, casting to jacks and roosterfish or trolling blue water for marlin and sailfish.

For more information or to book a trip with Anglers Inn International, call 1-800-GOTA-FISH, (468-2347) or send an e-mail to info@anglersinn.com.