Rio Grande Fishing Report, Maria Behety Lodges, Mar 17-24, 2018

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RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
March 17-24, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT
Mar 17-24, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

Another week at Estancia Maria Behety Lodge has come to an end. The fishing was good and difficult at times but overall good. The weather changed a lot, quite windy and very cold in the morning. Most of the fish we are catching are already quite dark, but some fresh fish from the sea continue to come in.

85 fish landed. 27 fish over 15 pounds, 3 of them were over 20 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 40°F to 50°F
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: River dropped an inch or so during the week

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: 5 to 30 mph.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 22°F to 58°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 (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc):
Heavy tips: T-14 and 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: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 85
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 24
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3

Notable Catches:
Michael Bernhard landed a 22 pounder.
Bill Engber landed a 22 pounder.
Rick Glad landed a 22 pounder.

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT
Mar 17-24, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Good fishing week here at La Villa. The first 3 days the fishing was great and then it got difficult the last 3 days, the fish were deep in the pools and difficult to move it.

90 fish were landed, 28 fish over 15 pounds, 2 over 20, Average weight 10 pounds.
Floating lines didn’t work very well this week. Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymphs.
Top rod of the week was James Robertson with 24 fish to the net, the biggest 19 pounds.
Ken McFarlane landed the biggest fish of the week at 23 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 6°C to 12°C
Water level: the river is at a great level.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: Blew from north west like usual, and it wasn’t strong.
Air temperature ranges through the week: -5°C to 14°C.
Weather observations: windy and 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.
Emb’s, red tail, monkey tube flies were the best, using sinking lines.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc):
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, and T-11. Also Scandi lines with poly-leaders. Floating lines didn’t work very well this last week.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
6 to 12 feet, 12 to 16 pounds
Most of the fish were in the middle part of the river, lower part is empty and the upper sections are getting good.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 90
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 23 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 28
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2

Rio Gallegos Fishing Report, Week #7,8,9 – Las Buitreras Lodge

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Three video fishing reports from Las Buitreras, March 2018.
If there is a particular week you’d like for us to post or re-post, let us know!

Las Buitreras Week # 7

Las Buitreras Week # 8

Las Buitreras Week # 9

Rio Grande Fishing Report, Maria Behety Lodges, Mar 10-17, 2018

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RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
March 10-17, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  Mar 10-17, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

The fishing was pretty tough this week, but we did okay. The river is still in good shape, despite some rain in the mountains that made the river rise a few inches, but our water is still pretty clear. The weather is getting cold; summer is coming to an end…

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 42°F to 50°F
Water levels: Due some rain in the mountains, the river came up a couple of inches, but it is still in a good shape.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed range: 5 to 45 mph
Air temperatures: 23°F to 57°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 (tips, heads, lengths, and densities): 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: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 106
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 pounds.
Number of over 15 pounds: 26
Number of fish over 20 pounds: 6

Notable Catches:
Vadim Kuprienko landed a 22 pounder and a 20 pounder.
Gordon Armstrong landed a 20 pounder.
Jim Brunjak landed a 20 pounder.
Nikolai Kirsonov landed a 20 pounder.
Mike MacPherson landed a 20 pounder.

 

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- Mar 10-17, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Another week at La Villa just ended with a bit tougher fishing then the week before and some days with frost in the morning, and ice in the guides. 60 fish were landed, 23 fish over 15 pounds, and two over 20 pounds. Our average weight of fish landed was 11 pounds.

Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymphs.
Top rod of the week was Gary Litman with 21 fish to the net, the biggest 21 pounds.
Andrew Michel landed the biggest fish of the week at 22 pounds.

Weather Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 6°C to 12°C
Water level: The River rose on Thursday, but is still clear.

Wind speed range: Blew from north west like usual, and it wasn’t too strong.
Air temperatures: -4°C to 14°C
Weather observations: One really cold morning -4°C.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, prince nymph, different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies. Emb’s, prince nymph were the best of the week, using sinking lines.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, and densities): Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, T-11, as well as Scandi heads with poly-leaders. Floating lines didn’t work as good as last week.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12 feet, 12 to 16 pounds.
Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river, upper part is really low and the pools little or no current, making fishing very difficult.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 4
Total number of fish landed for the week: 60
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 23
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2

 

 

Rio Grande Fishing Report, Maria Behety Lodges, Mar 3-10, 2018

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ARGENTINA SEA RUN BROWN FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
Mar 3-10, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  Mar 3-10, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

 
We just ended week nine on the Rio Grande with great old friends and we made new friends as always. The river came up 3 inches on Monday because of some rain and snow in the mountains but it is still in great shape, low and clear water.
110 fish landed for the week with 40 over 15 pounds, 4 of them were over 20 pounds.

Top rod was Mike Bay with 14 fish to the net.
Two 22 pounders were landed by Tristan Falco and Russell Graham.
Tristan Falco landed his 22 pound male in Pecera pool on a size 10 Red Copper John

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 42° to 50° Fahrenheit
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: River came up 3 inches during the week. It is still low and in excellent conditions.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges: 5 to 40 mph
Air temperatures: 36° to 62° Fahrenheit

Fishing Conditions:
Flies: Mostly nymphs: EMB, Red Butt, Tdf Prince, Pepe Prince. Also some other nymphs in smaller hooks (Hare´s ear and Copper John) Also Black wooly buggers, Yuk Bug, Tdf Taxi, Intruders and Leeches

Fly lines:
Heavy tips, T-14, T-17, and T-20 in different lengths
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 3 to 10 feet, 12 to 20 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 110
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 40
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 4

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- Mar 3-10, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

The weather changed this week and the fishing slowed a bit some days with frost in the morning. Low temperatures pushed the fish deep in the pools. 81 fish were landed, 22 fish over 15 pounds, and 2 over 20. Average weight was 9.5 pounds.
Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymphs.
Top rod of the week was Steve Elliott with 21 fish on the net, the biggest 19 pounds.
Paul senior landed the biggest fish of the week at 21 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 6° to 12° Celsius
Water level: The river was getting low, but river rose on Thursday.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges: The wind blew from North West like usual, and was strong.
Air temperature ranges: 0° to 16° Celsius
Weather observations: First frost of the season.

Fishing Conditions
Flies: Nymphs: Emb’s, Wonder Bug, Aurelia Prince, Prince Nymph, Rubber legs nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour, big tube flies.
The Wonder Bug and Emb were the best flies of the week, using sinking lines.

Fly lines: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14 and T-11, Scandis with poly-leaders.  Floating lines didn’t work very good this last week.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12 feet, 12 to 16 pounds.
Dead drifting nymphs with sinking lines was very effective. Most of the fish were in the lower and middle sections of the river. The upper part of the river didn’t fish well; the water was too low.

Notable Catches:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 81
Weight of the biggest fish: 21 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 22
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2

Notable Catches:
Even with the low temperatures some fish over 15 pounds were taken with floating lines on top.

Rio Grande Fishing Report, Maria Behety Lodges, Feb 24-Mar 3, 2018

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RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
Feb 24 – Mar 3, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  Feb 24 – Mar 3, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

Another great week fishing the Rio Grande at Maria Behety Lodge came to an end. The river continues to be in good condition, low, clear water and dropping a little every day.

122 fish landed. 33 over 15 pounds, 3 of over 20 pounds.
Top rod of the week at Maria Behety was Richard Gibbs with 16 fish netted
Kevin Bitmead landed the fish of the week: 21.5 pounds.

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 43°F to 52°F
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: River dropped 2 inches during the week. It is low and in excellent conditions.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy most of the days (10 to 40 mph). On Thursday afternoon the wind went up to 55 mph!
Air temperature ranges through the week: 41°F to 65°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Mostly nymphs: EMB, red butt, tdf prince, pepe prince. Also some other nymphs in smaller hooks (hare´s ear, copper john)
Black wooly buggers, yuk bug, tdf taxi, intruders, leeches, monkeys.
We had some action on top with sunray shadows and green machines.

Fly lines that are producing the best:
Heavy tips. T-11, T-14, T-17 and T-20 in different lengths. To fish on top a great option are the Scandi heads. 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: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 122
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 21.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 30
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3

Notable Catches:
Kevin Bitmead landed a 21.5 pounder and a 20.5 pounder.
Richard Gibbs landed a 20.5 pounder

 

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- Feb 24 – Mar 3, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Great week, the best week of the season, 122 fish were landed, 49 fish over 15 pounds, 5 over 20, Average weight of fish landed was 10.5 pounds.
Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymphs
Top rod of the week at La Villa de Maria Behety was Ian and Isabel, 35 fish to the net, the biggest 20 pounds.
Jean Howman landed the biggest fish of the week at 23  pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear
Water temperature: 6° – 12° Celsius (43° – 54° Fahrenheit)
Water level: the river is getting low.

Weather Conditions:
The wind blew from North West like usual, and it was strong.
Air temperature ranges: 4° – 18° Celsius (39° – 64° Fahrenheit)
Weather observations: Sunny all week.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs, Emb’s, Wonder Bug, Aurelia Prince, Prince Nymph, Rubber legs nymphs. Different sizes of Sunray Shadows. Big flies for the last hour including big tube flies worked well. The Sunray Shadow and Wonder Bug were the best flies of the week, fished on sinking lines.

Fly lines that are producing the best:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, and T-11. Scandi heads with poly-leaders worked well. Floating lines didn’t work so good this last week.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 7 to 14 feet in length, 12 to 16 pound in strength.
Most of the fish were in the lower and middle  part of the river, upper part didn’t work good.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 122
Weight of the biggest fish: 23 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 49
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 5
Notable catches: great fishing in Alejandro pool, 14 fish landed 10 over 15 pounds.