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María Behety Lodge Fishing Report

Week 3 January 19th/ January 26th

By Federico Molinolo – Headguide


Another guiding week just ended. We had the visit of some very old friends from England and United States. Fishing was very good most of the time. Weather was unstable this week: sunny, windy, overcast and we even had a lightning storm.

141 fish landed. 24 fish over 15 pounds and 3 over 20 pounds.

Water Conditions

Water color and visibility: Clear water and good visibility

Water temperature: 7° C and 12° C

Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: The river dropped about 3 inches this week.

Weather Conditions

Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 10 to 80 kmh

Air temperature ranges through the week: 6°C to 18°C

Fishing Conditions

Flies that are working the best: : We used mostly small flies. EMB, Red Butt, Green machine, prince nymph, fast water prince, and some small beadheaded nymphs. 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 using T-11 (10 to 15 feet), T-14 (10 to 12 feet).

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: 11

Total number of fish landed for the week: 141

Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22 pounds

Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 24

Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3

Notable catches:

Tony Bennet laded a 22 pounder.

Doug Limburn landed a 20 pounder.

Pat Woods landed a 20 pounder.