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María Behety Lodge Fishing Report

Week 7 February16th/ February 23rd

By Federico Molinolo – Headguide

Guiding week # 7 is over. We had the pleasure of the visit of some good old friends from United States, England and Denmark. Fishing was, again, very good. The number of big fish landed was amazing.

165 fish landed. 54 fish over 15 pounds, 9 of them over 20 pounds.

Top rod was Soren Roland, from Denmark, with 23 fish landed.

Water Conditions

Water color and visibility: Clear water and good visibility first 3 days, then a bit cloudy due some rain at the mountains.

Water temperature: 4° C and 11° C

Weather Conditions

Wind speed ranges through the week: Up to 70 kmh

Air temperature ranges through the week: -3°C to 14°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. Tube flies on top and under. Intruders and leeches.

Second half of the week with cloudy water the best flies were big leeches and intruders.

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 15 feet).

Due the low water conditions I recommend to bring scandi heads, floating and sinking with 10 ft polyleaders.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 15 feet. 10 to 15 pounds.

Fish catch statistics

Number of anglers for the week: 12

Total number of fish landed for the week: 165

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

Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 45

Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 9

Notable catches:

Anna Lena Dunn landed a 22 pounder.

Peter Kurtz landed a 20 pounder.

Beth Brunswick landed two 20 pounders and a 22 pounder.

Parker Tuley landed a 20 pounder and a 22 pounder.

Jennifer True landed a 21 pounder.

Tad True landed a 20 pounder.