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Billy Chapman Jr.

Billy Chapman Jr., Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame outfitter, has perfected the art of international adventure fishing travel

A little history

For over four decades, Anglers Inn International has worked to give experienced anglers and novices alike the fishing trip of a lifetime. We’ve hosted many luminaries from the fishing world in both Mexico and Brazil, along with professional athletes, titans of industry, and folks from every walk of life and from all over the world who want to experience the best fishing on earth. Over 80 percent of our business comes from repeat customers, and with appearances on major television shows and in magazines ranging from Bassmaster to Forbes, we’ve made a name for ourselves as the premier angling outfitter in the Americas.

Regardless of which of our six properties you visit, certain aspects of this operation will be the same. The food is five-star quality, your laundry will be washed and folded every day, and the van will always be there at the appointed time. We pride ourselves on our commitment to service, and we try to impress that ideal on all of our employees, who often become like family to us and to our guests.

We made our name first in Mexico, with the granddaddy of them all, famous Lake El Salto. We’ve been elsewhere, but no other body of water has been able to match up to El Salto consistently over the years. It continues to produce both numbers and quality fish, with the lake’s fluctuation and ample tilapia population keeping it fertile and constantly refreshed. It has become the model for what a properly managed fishery should be.

Now Lake Picachos is giving it a run for its money, with numbers that remind old-timers of the long-gone “good old days” of bass fishing, less than an hour from the Mazatlan International Airport.

The Amazon also occupies a special place in our portfolio of properties. Billy Chapman Jr. first ventured into the Amazon Basin in 1980, and those were the “Wild West” days in that part of the world. Manaus, now an international city of about two million people, had about a tenth that many and there were few if any anglers chasing the peacock bass that we’ve grown to love. During those pioneer years, he explored the Ventuari and Orinoco River systems in Venezuela. Now, in addition to the long-running “floating suites,” this year we’ve added the Anglers Inn Santana, the premier houseboat in the region; and the Anglers Inn Rio Negro Lodge, a fixed resort. They offer different amenities, but in both cases the service is five star and the fishing is world class.

Service is our focus

At each Anglers Inn location, our staff works diligently to make sure that every guest is treated like a VIP on a once-in-a-lifetime trip. It’s not just a job, it’s a passion.

Our Anglers Inn Family

Billy Chapman Jr.

Founder / President

Gail Chapman


Herbie Ziegenhorn

Guest Relations

Ron Giudice

Social Media

Tonya Giudice

Crystal River Specialist

Michael Whitlow

West Coast Representative

Hanna Robbins

East Coast Representative

Our Marketing Partner

Blue Heron Communications

Our Proud Sponsors

Yolanda Renteria

General Manager

Miguel Alvarez

CPA / Legal Department

Jesus Magana

Operations Manager

Tony Encinas


Maggie Sandoval


Martha Morales


Sammy Haros

Service Manager

Jose Rincon

Service Manager

Ramon Erenas

Service Manager

Giovani Camacho


Sergio Lemus


Chuy Tirado


Mario Salas

Airport Host

Javier Salas


Roberto Coronado


Miguel Coronado


Mike Vega

Graphic Designer

Oscar Torres

IT Department

Anna Davis

Customer Service

Doug Schermer



Maids & Restaurant


Boats & Lodge

Office Team

Expert Guides

Lake El Salto

Lake Picachos Team