Maria Behety Lodge, 2 Reports, Feb 1-15, 2020

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María Behety Lodge Fishing Report
-2 Reports-
Feb 1-8 & Feb 8-15, 2020
Weeks 5 & 6

Maria Behety Lodge, 2 Reports, Feb 1-15, 2020

February 1-8,  2020,  Week 5 at EMB

Guiding week 5 just finished. It was a good week, tough weather conditions but we all worked hard to catch some fish. We had the visit of some old friends that have been fishing with us for the last 15 years and some new guests.
104 fish landed, 15 fish over 15 pounds and 4 over 20 pounds.
Craig Laurie landed the fish of the week: 22 pounds.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Clear and low until Tuesday. After a thunder storm on Monday afternoon water came up a few inches and got really dirty. On Wednesday water color started to clear up.
Water temperature: 8° C and 17° C
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: Water level came up Tuesday 2-3 inches.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 0 to 50 kmh. Mostly north wind.  Air temperature ranges through the week: 8°C to 22°C

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: : Fly of the week was EMB. Small size nymphs like TDF prince, prince nymph, red tail. Also yuk bugs and wooly buggers. Big flies for the  last 30 minutes in the evening: Intruders, tube flies and articulated leeches.
Green machine and sunray shadow worked well on floating and intermediate tips.
Only big flies for a couple of days due the color of the water.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: We used everything between floating and 15 feet of T-20.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 12 feet. 15 to 20 pounds.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 104
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 15
Notable catches:
Craig Laurie landed a 22 pounder.
Larry Ward landed two 21 pounders.
Jay Deeds landed a 21 pounder.


February 8-15, 2020, Week 6 at EMB

Another excellent fishing week just ended. Good water conditions and stable weather made this our best week. Most of the fish were caught on intermediate and floating lines with small flies as EMB, green machine and sunray shadow.
160 fish landed, 26 of them were over 15 pounds and 5 over 20.
Blair Dillar Erb was the top rod with 23 fish in the net.
Mike Panio landed a 22 pounder
Scott Hackett landed a 22 pounder

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water
Water temperature: 9° C and 17° C
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: Water level dropped 3-4 inches during the week.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 0 to 60 kmh.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 9°C to 22°C

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: : Flies of the week were EMB, sunray shadow and green machine. Small size nymphs like TDF prince, prince nymph, red tail. Also yuk bugs and wooly buggers. Big flies for the  last 30 minutes in the evening: Intruders, tube flies and articulated leeches.
Green machine and sunray shadow worked well on floating and intermediate tips.
Only big flies for the last hour.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: We used everything between floating and 15 feet of T-20.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 15 feet. Fluorcarbon 12 to 18 pounds.
For low water conditions and for some of the upriver pools I recommend scandi heads and short polyleaders or versileader.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 11
Total number of fish landed for the week: 160
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 26
Notable catches:
Mike Panio landed a 22 pounder.
Scott Hacket landed a 22 pounder.
Brad Wistrom landed a 21 pounder.
Jari Enberg landed a 21 pounder.
Dwight Emanuelson landed a 20 pounder.

By Federico Molinolo

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