La Villa Lodge de EMB

La Villa Lodge, Mar 3-10, 2018 -2 rods now sold

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The two rods that became available yesterday at La Villa Lodge de EMB,  Mar 3-10, 2018 have been sold. As expected they sold quickly.

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Villa Maria Mar 4-17

Villa Maria Lodge Report Mar 4-16

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VILLA MARIA LODGE
Weeks 9 & 10
Mar 4-16, 2017 

The last couple of week in Rio Grande, especially the lower section, have been as challenging as ever. February has been quite particular, as it rained for the whole month. Not very intense rain, mostly just drizzle close to  town, but there were 3 or 4 days of very strong rains, especially in the headwaters what changed the game. These rains made the Rio Grande and its tributaries, like Radman, Menendez, and  Ona to change levels and water clarity constantly. This scenario made the fishing very challenging as we had to change where and how we were looking for the fish. Instead of the deep channels we started fishing the tails and shallower waters as this is where the fish like to sit and rest during those conditions.
We also had to adjust our lines and the typical 10ft of T11 sinking tip we used along the season was replaced for longer and heavier tips like 15’ of T17 and the nymphs and leeches were replaced for heavy bushy tubes, colorful intruders and most of the time, we had to stack 2 or more flies to get a size and silhouette required for those water conditions.
The takes were sparse and very unpredictable so the fishing was demanding and the fishermen were pushed to do their best to seduce the fish as casting big flies and heavy lines for many hours is not the easiest task.
But our guests did a great job and had tons of patience to follow our suggestions for catching that dream fish that everybody has in mind when they step into the river every day.
The river is starting to stabilize, drop and clean, so next week we will be up to another new challenge.

Largest fish of the week, 26 lbs.
Fish over 20 lbs: 4
Fish over 15 lbs: 19

 

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Maria Behety Lodges, 2 Reports – Mar 18-25, 2017

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
&
LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE
March 18-25, 2017

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge Report-  Mar 18-25, 2017

We had a great group from Scottish anglers fish with us this week; good fishermen and great fun. River is in good condition, still dropping and clearing up.
120 fish landed with 13 fish over 15 pounds and 5 over 20.
Top rod was Gordon Armstrong with 22 fish to the net
David Mateer landed the fish of the week, a 24 pounder.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Visibility of the water about 2 feet.
Water temperature: 43°F – 50° Fahrenheit
Water level: The River dropped down about 6-7 inches during the week.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed:  Nice weather and not very windy. Cold in the mornings and warm in the evenings
Air temperature ranges through the week: 31° – 62° Fahrenheit

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: We landed most of the fish on big flies. Leeches, Intruders, Skagit Minnows, and big tube flies.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.): We had to fish very heavy heads and tips, 15 feet of T-17, and 15 feet of T-20. The old Rio Big Boys worked well in some pools
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: Short leaders. 2 to 4 feet of 15 to 20 pound Maxima.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 14
Total number of fish landed for the week: 120
Weight of the biggest fish: 24 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 13
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 5

Notable Catches:
David Mateer landed a 24 pounder.
Jim Gilmour landed a 23.5 and a 23 pounder.
Keith Webster landed a 20 pounder.
Lian Urquhart landed a 20 pounder.

 

La Villa de Maria Behety Lodge Report- Mar 128-25, 2017

Another week just ended here at La Villa with a great group of guests and fine anglers –  always fun!  66 fish were landed with 15 fish over 15 pounds and 2 over 20 pounds. Average weight of sea-trout landed was 9.5 pounds. We had good fishing with floating lines; with tube flies being the best weapons. The river was high all week, and made it difficult get to the fish in same pools.
Top rod of the week was Lionel Young with 13 fish to the net, the biggest 19 lbs.
Donald Maclachlan landed the biggest fish of the week at 22 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: The River was clearing through the week, and the last 3 days was very clear.
Water temperature: 7⁰ – 12⁰ Celsius (45⁰ – 53⁰ Fahrenheit)
Water level: We had high water all week, higher than in November.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed: The wind blew northwest all week, but it wasn’t too strong.
Air temperature: 4⁰ – 16⁰ Celsius (39⁰ – 61⁰ Fahrenheit).
Weather observations: Sunny and pleasant all week

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Intruders, leeches, and tube flies. Big flies for the last hour, Leeches, and big tube flies. The best flies for the week were tube flies and intruders.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.): Skagit heads with different lengths of T-14, T-17,T- 20. We used heavy sink tips, even T-20, up to 15 feet.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 3 to 6 feet of 12 to 15 pound mono.

Most of the fish were in the middle and upper part of the river, we didn’t get many in the lower sections.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 7.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 66.
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 15.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2.

Notable Catches:
Great fishing on top

 

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Rio Gallegos -Feb 17-24, 2018 – Last 2 rods!!

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Grab the last two rods a Las Buitreras Lodge, Feb 17-24, 2018!  This is one of the best weeks of the season.  Experience the magic of the Rio Gallegos and it’s powerful Sea Run Brown Trout.  These last spots won’t last.  First come, first served!
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Maria Behety Lodges – 2 Fishing Reports Mar 11-18, 2017

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
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LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE
March 11 – 18, 2017

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge Report,  March 11 – 18, 2017

End of another week here at Estancia Maria Behety Lodge. We had great fishing the first two days of the week and the last day. On Sunday we had a very heavy rain, and by Tuesday morning the river went up about a foot and a half and got very dirty. By Friday morning water visibility was a few inches.  We landed 50 fish, with 9 fish over 15 pounds and 2 over 20 pounds.  Carsten Dogs landed the fish of the week at 22 pounds and the two top rods were Herbert Witowski and Ernie Denison.

 

Water Conditions
Water color and visibility: River was at a good level the first two days. Due a heavy rain on Sunday, the water came up about a foot and a half and got very dirty by Tuesday. By Friday morning visibility was about 5 – 6 inches.
Water temperature: 42°F to 50°Fahrenheit.
Water level: River came up a foot and a half the third day. Starting Tuesday evening it started to drop down a little every day – still high, but visibility good enough to fish.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed:  West wind mostly. On Monday the wind went up to and over 50 mph.
Air temperature: 35°F to 66°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: We fished mostly big flies, leeches, Intruders, big tube flies, Skagit Minnows, and Paul Millers. By the end of the week we used smaller flies, Medium size buggers, Tdf Taxis and Yuk Bugs. We landed some fish on top with sunray shadows the first day of the week.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.):
Light tips and Scandi heads for low water conditions, Poly-leaders and Spey Versi-leaders.
Heavy tips and Skagit heads for high water conditions, looped to different lengths of T-14 and T-17. We also used some T-20 tips in some pools.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: Short leaders for heavy tips, 2 to 4 feet and long leaders for lights tips, 10 to 15 feet

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 10
Total number of fish landed for the week: 50
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 9
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2

Notable Catches:
Carsten Dogs landed a 22 pounder and Ernie Denison landed a 21.5 pounder.

 

La Villa de Maria Behety Lodge Report, March 11 – 18, 2017

Another week just ended at La Villa de Estancia Maria Behety. On the second day of the week the river got high and muddy, and the fishing turned slower. We had only one day of clear water this week – Sunday. 41 fish were landed with 20 fish over 15 pounds, 3 over 20 pounds and average weight of 12.2 pounds – another great average.

The river was high and dirty all week. We didn’t find many fish in the lower beats, with this rise in water and the fish moves to the middle and beats.
Top rod of the week was Carl Behnke with 12 fish on the net.

Paul Senior landed the biggest fish at 23 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility:  Dirty all week.
Water temperature: 7⁰ – 12⁰ Celsius (45⁰ – 54⁰ Fahrenheit)
Water level: high water all week, higher than November.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed: the wind blew south and east all week. On Monday we had winds as strong as a 100 kmh (62 mph).
Air temperature: 4⁰ – 12⁰ Celsius (39⁰ – low 54⁰ Fahrenheit)
Weather observations: low temperatures, heavy rains, and east winds.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Intruders, Leeches, Tube flies and big flies for the last hour of fishing. Best flies of the week were Skagit Minnows and, tubes flies.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.):
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-14, T-17 and T-20. We used heavy sink tips, even T-20, up to 15 feet.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 3 to 6 feet of 12 to 15 pound Maxima.
Most of the fish were in the middle and upper part of the river, we didn’t get many in the lower beats of the river.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed: 41.
Weight of the biggest fish: 23 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 20.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3.

Notable Catches:
Great session on Friday morning with Carl and Paul; the water was dirty and they got 10 fish to the net.