La Villa de EMB Lodge, Fishing Report Jan 25-Feb 1, 2020

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La Villa Lodge Fishing Report
Jan 25-Feb 1, 2020

The fishing on the Rio Grande was slow this week and the weather didn’t help much, the wind was strong and blow even stronger than 100 km. Really strong rain on Tuesday, river rose on Thursday.  The river still with great level of water.

80 fish were landed,  14 fish over 15 pounds, 1 over 20,  Average weight 9 pounds.
Roger young was top rod of the week with 27 fish landed.
Roger young got the biggest fish 20 pounds.
Sinking lines were the best.
Emb and sunray shadow were the best flies.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water until thursday.
Water temperature: 9 c to 14 c.
Water level: the entire river is in a perfect level of water, even the upper part.

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week: the wind blows northwest ,it was strong all week.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 6 c to 16 c .
Weather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): strong rain on Tuesday and strong wind on Thursday.

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best:  emb, bitch creek, green machine, sunray shadow. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, leeches, intruders.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14, 11.   Sinking lines were the best.
Floating and intermediate lines were very good.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 7 to 14 feet. 15 to 20 pounds.
Dead drifting nymph was very good, stripping sunray shadow work good.
Most of the fish were in the lower and middle  part of the river, upper part is getting  better.
We start getting some dark fish.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 80.
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 20 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 14.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds:1.
Average size: 9

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