Estancia María Behety Lodge, 2 Reports, Feb 22-Mar 7, 2020

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Estancia María Behety Lodge
February 22-29, 2020

Week 8 is over. Fishing was good but quite hard. Water temperature dropped a few degrees since last week and the wind blew very hard three days in a row.
85 fish landed, 14 of them were over 15 pounds.
John Kiessling was top rod with 19 fish in the net.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 5° C and 9° C

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 0 to 90 kmh. Mostly from west. Air temperature ranges through the week: 5°C to 15°C

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: : Flies of the week were EMB and sunray shadow. 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. Floating tip or intermediate and sunray shadow worked very good. 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: 8
Total number of fish landed for the week: 85
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 19
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 14

 

Estancia María Behety Lodge
February 29 – March 7, 2020

Week 9 came to an end. Fishing was tough but good. Even with difficult river conditions we managed to catch 105 fish for the week. 19 over 15 pounds and 2 over 20 pounds.
Top Rod was our very good friend Kevin Bitmead with 15 fish on the net.
Irvin Pike landed the fish of the week: 23.5 pounds.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 5° C and 12° C

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 0 to 60 km/h. West mostly but rotated to north for two days Air temperature ranges through the week: 7°C to 21°C

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: : Flies of the week were EMB and sunray shadow. 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. Floating tip or intermediate and sunray shadow worked very good. 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: 11
Total number of fish landed for the week: 105
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 23.5
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 18

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