María Behety Lodge Fishing Report
February 15-22, 2020
Week seven came to an end. The fishing was very good, especially the first three days of the week. On Tuesday a heavy rain in the upper part of the river and in some of its tributaries caused a rise in the level of the river by Wednesday. Water got dirty and cold.
147 fish landed, 25 were over 15 pounds and 3 over 20 pounds.
David Bowden was our top rod with 22 fish on the net.
Ian Eckersley landed the biggest fish of the week and od the season: 26 pounds
Water color and visibility: Very clear water until Tuesday evening. On Wednesday river came up about 5 inches and got dirty. Water temperature: 6° C and 12° C
Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 0 to 70 kmh. Mostly from west. Air temperature ranges through the week: 3°C to 22°C
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 first 3 days. Only big flies for the last hour and with dirty water conditions.
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: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 147
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 26
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 25
Ian Eckersley landed a 26 pounder.
Rich Rubin landed a 21 pounder and a 20,5 pounder.