EL SALTO’S SECRETS
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.