Rio Grande Fishing Report, Maria Behety Lodges, Mar 24-31, 2018

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RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
March 24-31, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  March 24-31, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

End of week 12. Jim Teeny and his group of friends visited us this week and we had a lot of fun and fishing was great. The Rio Grand is in excellent condition.
95 fish were landed for the week with 40 fish over 15 pounds, 6 of them over 20 pounds.

Top rod of the week was Samuel Matalone with 19 fish to the net!!!
Pat Ford landed the biggest fish: 23.5 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 37°F to 49°F
Water levels through the week: River dropped 3 – 4 inches during the week.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: 5 to 50 mph.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 22°F to 55°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Mostly nymphs: EMB, red butt, tdf prince, pepe prince.
Black wooly buggers, yuk bug, tdf taxi, intruders, leeches.

Fly lines:
Heavy tips, T-14, T-17 and T-20 in different lengths
When we have to throw T´s a Skagit head is the best option.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
3 to 10 feet, 12 to 20 pounds

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 11
Total number of fish landed for the week: 99
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 23.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 34
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 6

Notable Catches:
Pat Ford landed a 23,5 pounder and a 20,5 pounder.
Bruce Albright landed a 22,5 pounder and a 20,5 pounder.
Jim Teeny landed a 21 pounder.
Samuel Matalone landed a 21 pounder.

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- Mar 24-31, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Last week of the season here at La Villa and fishing was slow for us, it got really cold, and on some days the wind blew from the north east. The fish w

 

ere deep in the pools and difficult to move it. 25 fish were landed, 14 fish over 15 pounds, and 0 over 20. Average weight 10.5 pounds.
Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymphs.
Top rod of the week was Kip McCarthy with 10 fish in the net, the biggest 19 pounds.
Kip McCarthy landed the biggest fish at 19 pounds.
Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymph.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 4°C to 8°C
Water level: The river is at a great level.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: The wind blew from north and some days north east. Air temperature ranges through the week: -5°C to 12°C
Weather observation: Really cold All week.
Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, prince nymph, different sizes of sun-ray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, Intruders, monkey tube flies were the best of the week, using sinking lines.

Fly lines:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, T-11, as well as Scandi heads with poly-leaders.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
6 to 9 feet, 12 to 16 pound
Dead drifting nymphs with sinking lines worked well.
Most of the fish were in the middle sections of the river, the lower sections are empty and upper sections have good numbers of fish holding in the pools.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 3
Total number of fish landed for the week: 25
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 19 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 14
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 0
Notable Catches:
 19 pound sea-trout on a size #16 nymph

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