María Behety Lodge Fishing Report

Week 2 January 12th/ January 19th

By Federico Molinolo – Headguide

 

Second guiding week is over. We had some good fun with the guests from Scotland, England and France. River is in excellent conditions. Low and clear water. A lot of fish in the river and much more running in.

Top rod was Paul Pritchard with 25 fish landed, including the fish of the week… 21 pounds.

Water Conditions

Water color and visibility: Clear water and good visibility

Water temperature: 6° C and 12° C

Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: The river dropped about 2 inches this week.

Weather Conditions

Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 10 to 70 kmh

Air temperature ranges through the week: 7°C to 18°C

Fishing Conditions

Flies that are working the best: : We used small and medium size flies. EMB, Red Butt, Green machine, Olive and Black wooly buggers. Yuk bug. Tube flies on top and under. Intruders and leeches.

In some places floating lines and sunray shadow (tied in plastic or aluminum tubes) worked great

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: We are used heavy tips most of the time. T-14,

Due the low water conditions I recommend to bring scandi heads, floating and sinking.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 12 feet. 15 to 20 pounds.

Fish catch statistics

Number of anglers for the week: 5

Total number of fish landed for the week: 71

Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 21 pounds

Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 13

Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 1

Notable catches:

Paul Pritchard landed a 21 pounder.