Rio Grande Fishing Report, Es. Maria Behety Lodges, Feb 10-17, 2018

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 RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
February 10-17, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  Feb 10-17, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

Week number six at Estancia Maria Behety is in the history books. The Sea Run Brown fishing was pretty good on the Rio Grande this week, although we had some difficult sessions due to the change in water temperature. Most of the fish we caught were very fresh and strong fighters. The Rio Grande is in excellent conditions.
126 fish landed of which 26 were over 15 pounds and 4 over 20 pounds.
Top rod was Paul Sheehan with 19 fish to the net.
Gary Bergquist landed the fish of the week a great fish that tipped the scales at 25.5 pounds, 40 inches of sea trout!


Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 41°F to 53°F
Water level for the week: On Thursday afternoon the river came up a few inches due some heavy rain in the mountains.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: Windy during the day and dropping by the evenings.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 33°F to 67°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Mostly nymphs: EMB, red butt, tdf prince, pepe prince. Also some other nymphs in smaller hooks (hare´s ear, copper john) Black wooly buggers, yuk bug, tdf taxi, intruders, leeches, monkeys.
We had a lot of action fishing floating lines and sunray shadows (2 to 4 inches long).

Fly lines that are working the best:
Heavy tips like, T-11, T-14 and T-17 in different lengths. To fish on top a great option are the scandi heads. When we have to throw T´s a Skagit head is the best option.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
4 to 14 feet, 12 to 20 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 11
Total number of fish landed for the week: 126
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 25.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 26
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 4

Notable Catches:
Gary Bergquist landed a 25.5 pounder
Goran Westberg landed a 20 pounder.
Nadine Lee landed a 22 pounder.
Andrei Pavlukkevich landed a 21 pounder.
ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
Federico Molinolo (Head Guide)
Genaro Molinolo
Miguel Angel Zangla
Nauhel Stauch
Marcos Hlace
Exequiel Bustos

 

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- Feb 10-17, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

We had a great and fun week at La Villa, 92 fish were landed, 20 fish over 15 pounds, 1 over 20, Average weight 9 pounds. Floating and intermediate lines were the best, striping tubes.
Top rod of the week was Philip Donetti with 27 fish to the net, the biggest 18 pounds.
Thomas Pak landed the biggest fish for the week at 20 pounds.
Good captures on top, up to 15 pounds.


Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water, that rose on Friday, but still very clear.
Water temperature: 6° to 12° Celsius (43° – 54° Fahrenheit)
Water level: Very low early in the week but the river rose on Friday and at a good level again.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: The wind blew northwest as usual, it was strong all week.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 6° to 22° Celsius (43° – 72° Fahrenheit) Very good weather during the week.

Weather observations: Pleasant week, sun most of the time, some rain Thursday afternoon.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, Aurelia prince, prince nymph, rubber legs nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies.
Aluminum Sunray Shadow work great this week, with floating lines.
Sunray Shadow and emb nymph were the best flies of the week, fishing with floating lines, and lighter tips.

Fly lines that are working the best:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, and T-11, as well as Sscandis with poly leaders.
Floating lines worked very good this last week, with nymph on top.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
7 to 14 feet – 12 to 19 pounds.

Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river, the upper sections didn’t fish that well this week.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 5
Total number of fish landed for the week: 92
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 20 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 20
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 1
Notable catches: Phil Donetti got fish every session
LA VILLA GUIDES
Diego Motter (Head Guide)
Jorge Castro
Guido Perillo

Rio Grande Fishing Report, Es. Maria Behety Lodges -Feb 3-10, 2018

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RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
February 3-10, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT
Feb 3-10, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

At Estancia Maria Behety Lodge,  the best fishing week so far this season just ended.  The river is in an excellent shape, good level and clear water. It is full of fish and still coming in lots of fresh ones from the ocean.
152 fish landed. 45 fish over 15 pounds, 6 over 20 pounds.
Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 41°F to 57°F
Water level dropped about 2 inches this week.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: Windy during the day and dropping by the evenings.
Air temperatures: 30°F to 72°F

Fishing Conditions:
Mostly nymphs: EMB, red butt, Tdf prince, pepe prince. Also some other nymphs in smaller hooks (hare´s ear, copper john)
Black wooly buggers, Yuk bug, tdf taxi, intruders, leeches, monkeys.
We had a lot of action fishing floating lines and sunray shadows (2 to 4 inches long).

Fly lines:
Heavy tips T-11, T-14 and T-17 in different lengths. To fish on top a great option are the Scandi heads when we have to throw T´s a Skagit head is the best option.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 14 feet. 12 to 20 pounds
Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 152
Weight of the biggest fish: 21.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 45
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 6

Notable Catches:
Chris Ward landed a 21.5 pounder.
Ken Ferrin landed a 20 pounder.
Rich Rubin landed a 21 and a 20 pounder.
Paul de Quincey landed a 21.5 pounder.
Mike Panio landed a 20 pounder.

 

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT
Feb 3-10, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Another great week at La Villa de Maria Behety Lodge. The river is in great shape and really clear. We landed 110 fish, 30 fish over 15 pounds, and 4 over 20 pounds with an average weight of 9 pounds.
Lighter tips with green machine worked the best for us.
Top rod of the week was Brad Winstrom with 24 fish to the net, the biggest 18 pounds.
Kevin Winter landed the biggest fish at 20 pounds.
Good captures on top, to 15 pounds.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water all week.
Water temperature: 6° to 12° Celsius (43° – 54° Fahrenheit)
Water level: dropping but still with great level, good current almost in all the pools, upper part is getting low.

Weather Conditions
The wind blew northwest as usual, it was strong all week.

Air temperatures: 6° to 22° Celsius (43° – 72° Fahrenheit) Very good weather during the week, got colder the last day. It was a pleasant week, with sun most of the time.

Fishing Conditions:
Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, Aurelia prince, prince nymph, rubber legs nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies. The Sunray shadow was very good, this last week worked better with sinking lines in the last hour. Green machine and emb nymph were the best flies of the week, fishing with floating lines, and lighter tips. Dead drifting nymphs with floating and sinking lines worked well.

Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river, upper part is getting better, but still with less fish. All fish were fresh.

Fly lines:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, and T-11, Scandi with poly-leaders.
Floating lines were very good this last week, with nymphs on top.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 7 to 14 feet, 12 to 19 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 110
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 30
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 4
Notable catches: Kevin got 2 20 pounders the same day.

Rio Gallegos Fishing Report – Las Buitreras, weeks 3 & 4, 2018

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Las Buitreras Lodge is now doing weekly reports via video making a fishing report substantially more entertaining and more informative. For anyone considering going for the first time, these videos also give insight into the real experience at Las Buitreras and the Sea Run Brown Trout fishing on the Rio Gallegos.

Here are weeks 3 & 4  while weeks 1 & 2 are available upon request.

 Rio Gallegos Fishing Report, Week #3 – Las Buitreras Lodge

 

 Rio Gallegos Fishing Report, Week #4  -Las Buitreras Lodge

Rio Grande Fishing Report -Maria Behety Lodges, Jan 27-Feb 3, 2018

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 RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
January 27 – February 3, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  JAN 27-FEB 3, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

We just finished our week number 4. Fishing was great, the river is in excellent conditions and full of fish. Very clear water, so small nymphs are doing the job.
150 fish landed. 33 fish over 15 pounds, 3 of them over 20.
Top rod was Sasha Savic with 23 fish in the net.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility

Water temperature: 47°F to 60°F
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: Water level dropped about 3 inches this week.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week: Very windy during the day. We had a couple of days with 50 mph wind.  Air temperature ranges through the week: 38°F to 73°F

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: Mostly nymphs: EMB, red butt, tdf prince, pepe prince. Also some other nymphs in smaller hooks (hare´s ear, copper john)
Black wooly buggers, yuk bug, tdf taxi, intruders, leeches, monkeys.
We had a lot of action fishing floating lines and sunray shadows (2 to 4 inches long).

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best:
Heavy tips. T-11, T-14 and T-17 in different lengths. To fish on top a great option are the scandi heads.

When we have to throw T´s a  Skagit head is the best option.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 14 feet. 12 to 20 pounds.

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- JAN 27-FEB 3, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Another week just ended, great group,  the fishing was very good. 120 fish landed. 25 fish over 15 pounds. 2 over 20 pounds. Average weight 9 pounds. We had good fishing with floating lines, tubes flies, and green machine was the best.  Worked great intermediate lines with long leaders and nymph, emb nymph was great.  The river was dropping fast, but still with good level in the lower areas.  Didn’t get good fishing in the upper part of the river, the lowers pools were the best.  Top rod of the week was Karen Reeeve with 24 fish on the net, biggest 17 lbs. David Saunders and John Reeve landed the biggest fish with 20  pounds

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: was very clear.
Water temperature: 7 c to 12 c

Water level: good level of water below Menendez river, getting low in the upper part.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week: the wind blows northwest  all week, it was strong.

Weather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.):sunny and pleasant all week , we had rain on one afternoon.

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: green machine, emb nymph, small rubber legs nymph, small tube flies.

Best flies of the week was emb nymph and green machine.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-14, 17. Floating and intermediate tips.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12 feet. 12 to 15 pounds.

Most of the fish were in the middle and lower part of the river, we didn’t get many in the upper part.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 120
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 20 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 25
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2
Notable catches: Great fishing on surface flies, even got some book fish!

 

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