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The Yanna is the vessel I have traveled on for the last three years. This incredible craft rates among the best in the Amazon. It’s stance is 30 meters long and 7 meters wide. It host eight private births with private baths, a game room with TV and VCR, a dining and stands three stories high. Pulled behind the Yanna are eight Bass Tracker styled boats powered by Mercury four stroke engines and are all fully guided. And, if you would like to experience the Yanna as a part of our group in December, please email Rich Tuomi at or call us at 1-800-222-8775. As I stated, I feel December is perfect timing for the MONSTER PEACOCKS of the AMAZON and if you wish, you can be a part of our group and learn first hand from those who have experienced this incredible experience. Contact: Bob Mehsikomer Rich Tuomi 1890 Center St. Hugo, MN 55038 Office 651-429-3351

Anglers Inn “Ay Caramba, Mui Grande Lumbino!” Billy Chapman’s Mexico Bass By Bob Mehsikomer Years ago I ventured for the first time into Mexico’s interior in search of trophy Largemouth Bass. That trip fell a bit short of my expectations, and quite frankly I was less than impressed. However, after returning to experience this lake for a second time, I would have to say I somewhat misjudged its potential. Recently, I was able to return to Mexico’s Lago El Salto, often referred to as one of the worlds best bass lakes, nestled in the Sierra Madres some ninety minutes northeast of Mazatlan. El Salto is a roughly 24,000 acre impoundment (depending on the water level), with sprawling shorelines dotted with flooded timber stands, coves, pockets, hydrilla, and even a flooded village or two. All of these factors conspire to construct a potentially incredible bass fishery. The water is slightly off color by our upper Midwest standards, often offering incredible shallow water action. My main objective for returning to El Salto was to assist long time friend Ed Colfer in his endeavor to show fellow EPSON employees and clients an enjoyable bass fishing experience. Ed had contacted me for suggestions regarding a likely location for giant bass. My only solid recommendation was El Salto, and although I had not caught any of the true giants of the lake, many others had. There was without question evidence of some true monsters. With a simple phone call, Ed made contact with Billy Chapman, owner and operator of Anglers Inn. He was greeted with great enthusiasm, and Bill shared his insights pertaining to the area in general as well as bass fishing. Bill indicated some of the techniques and presentations that might be useful while at Lago El Salto. This invaluable information assisted Ed in securing the necessary equipment for his guest. Equipment, or should I say the proper equipment, is a necessity. Far too often, anglers are not prepared for reality, and that reality in this case is the presence of truly monster bass - fish ranging far above ten pounds. The lake record as of this writing exceeds 18 lbs. Upon arrival at the lake we were greeted by Bill’s entire staff. Tony, the camp manager, informed everyone who their guides would be. We paired up, and proceeded to assemble and arrange equipment. It was at this point that we noticed a slight problem. We actually needed larger sized lures than we had on hand. Not to worry, hanging in the camp’s tackle shop were many of the lake favorites. After a bit of shopping, we distributed our tackle, rods and reels, and proceeded with a brief instructional meet