Photo Gallery: El Salto Bass

Our Mascot

Our Mascot

This friendly parrot kept walking up on our group just as we were sitting down to a meal at the Angler's Inn.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Grip and Grin

Grip and Grin

One of the larger bass caught on Jerry's trip to El Salto. This oddly shaped "big head" bass seemed to be suffering from a wasting disease. It had the head of a 10lb fish but from the gills back the body tapered offOutdoor Life Online Editor
Looking for a Riser

Looking for a Riser

Jerry Gibbs fly fishing bass on the El Salto Reservoir last December. Jerry says fall to midwinter is the best time to cast a fly at El Salto.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Take Five

Take Five

Jerry takes a rest as our guide takes us to a new "hot spot" in hopes of finding the big one.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Trophy Shot

Trophy Shot

The fly tackle record on El Salto stands at 12 pounds, 4 ounces caught by the late Gus "El Tigre" Hansch. Here Jerry holds up one of the larger bass caught during his last trip to El Salto.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Sunset

Sunset

The most spectacular sunset of many while fishing on El Salto. The sunsets on the water with the Sierra Madres on the horizon have no comparison.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Local Fishermen

Local Fishermen

Hundreds of local tilapia fishermen maintain nets along the shores of El Salto. Besides being a primary food source for the bass, tilapia also support these commercial fishermen.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Another Small One

Another Small One

Jerry pulls in a small bass. He and Jim Babb must have caught hundreds this size during their five days on El Salto.Outdoor Life Online Editor
El Salto Reservoir

El Salto Reservoir

At times El Salto took on an eerie light and sense of desolation. Dead trees emerging from the water remind you that the lake covers land where people raised cattle and had homes only a short time ago.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Small Water

Small Water

Here Jerry takes a few hours one morning to fish on one of the several smaller reservoirs around El Salto. While the fishing wasn't quite as good it was an interesting change of pace fishing a much smaller body of water.Outdoor Life Online Editor
The Perfect Cast

The Perfect Cast

Jerry Gibbs casting during a beautiful day on El Salto with the scenic Sierra Madres in the background.Outdoor Life Online Editor
Timing the Shot

Timing the Shot

Trying to capture the entire arc of Jerry's fly cast against the backdrop of the Sierra Madres- I must have shot 300 or more frames of Jerry fishing with the mountains in the background.Outdoor Life Online Editor