FISH­ING

EL SALTO’S SE­CRETS

Outdoor Life - - FISHING - BY GERRY BETHGE

IN ALL OF FISH­ING, noth­ing is quite as uniquely thrilling as a hard­core “bailer” mahi-mahi bite. Av­er­ag­ing 3 to 5 pounds, bailer dol­phin—as op­posed to “gaffers,” which weigh more than 5 pounds—typ­i­cally hang un­der flot­sam or amid sar­gasso weed lines in large schools. When you hook one, its flail­ing and jumping ex­cites the en­tire green-and-blue brigade, which leads to more hooked fish and soon to a be­lea­guered mate who strug­gles might­ily to keep bail­ing fish into the fish box.

Scenes from El Salto: Big bass, thrilled an­glers, plen­ti­ful lure op­tions, and savvy guides.

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