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.

Rio Grande Fishing Report, Es. Maria Behety Lodges, Feb 17-24, 2018

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 RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
February 17-24, 2018

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

We had some very good friends and some new guests fish with us this week at EMB. Fishing was great this week and we all had a lot of fun. The river is in excellent condition, low and clear water. 140 fish landed this week. 40 over 15 pounds, 5 of them were over 20 pounds.
Our top rod this week was the spey casting rookie Lucy Mahon with 21 fish in the net.
Tad True landed the fish of the week: 21.5 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 45°F to 54°F
Water level: River dropped 2 inches during the week

Weather Conditions
Wind speed: Windy during the day and dropping by the evenings. On Wednesday afternoon wind increased to 50 mph.
Air temperatures: 41°F to 71°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 fishing floating lines and sunray shadows (2 to 4 inches long).

Fly lines:
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:
4 to 14 feet, 12 to 20 pounds

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 140
Weight of the biggest fish landed: 21.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 40
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 5

Notable Catches:
Tad True landed a 21.5 pounder.
Jenn True landed a 20.5 pounder.
Keith Fritschen landed a 20 pounder.
Wayne Henschke landed a 20 pounder.
Beth Burnswick landed a 20.5 pounder.

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
Federico Molinolo (Head Guide)
Genaro Molinolo
Miguel Angel Zangla
Nauhel Stauch
Marcos Hlace
Exequiel Bustos

 

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

We experienced many changes in the weather this week and the fishing was a bit slower for us, with, 93 fish landed, 26 fish over 15 pounds, 2 over 20, Average weight was 9 pounds. Sinking lines worked the best for us, striping tube flies, mostly (Sunray Shadows).
Top rod of the week was Michael Graham with 24 fish to the net, the biggest 17 pounds.
Paul Fry landed the biggest of the week, a 22 pounder.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 6° to 12° Celsius (43° – 54° Fahrenheit)
Water level: The river is in great shape and water level is perfect.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed: The wind was changing all week, blowing from the east, north, and west. On Thursday the wind was really strong.
Air temperature ranges: 6° to 22° Celsius (43° – 72° Fahrenheit) some cold days cold and warm days.

Weather Observations:
The wing blew really strong on Thursday.

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: big tube flies. The Sunray Shadow and Emb Nymph were the best flies of the week, fished on sinking lines.

Fly Lines:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14 and T-11. Scandi heads with poly leaders worked pretty good as well. Floating lines didn’t work well this last week.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
7 to 14 foot leaders and tippets in strengths 12 to 19 pounds.
Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river. The upper beats did not produce well for us this week.

Fish Catch Statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 93
Weight of the biggest fish landed: 22 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 26
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2

Notable Catches:
Jim Rossbach landed 6 fish on Monday morning, to 12 pounds.

LA VILLA GUIDES
Diego Motter (Head Guide)
Jorge Castro
Guido Perillo

 

Rio Grande Fishing Report, Es. Maria Behety Lodges, Feb 10-17, 2018

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

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

Week number six at Estancia Maria Behety is in the history books. The Sea Run Brown fishing was pretty good on the Rio Grande this week, although we had some difficult sessions due to the change in water temperature. Most of the fish we caught were very fresh and strong fighters. The Rio Grande is in excellent conditions.
126 fish landed of which 26 were over 15 pounds and 4 over 20 pounds.
Top rod was Paul Sheehan with 19 fish to the net.
Gary Bergquist landed the fish of the week a great fish that tipped the scales at 25.5 pounds, 40 inches of sea trout!


Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 41°F to 53°F
Water level for the week: On Thursday afternoon the river came up a few inches due some heavy rain in the mountains.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: Windy during the day and dropping by the evenings.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 33°F to 67°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 a lot of action fishing floating lines and sunray shadows (2 to 4 inches long).

Fly lines that are working the best:
Heavy tips like, T-11, T-14 and T-17 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:
4 to 14 feet, 12 to 20 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 11
Total number of fish landed for the week: 126
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 25.5 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 26
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 4

Notable Catches:
Gary Bergquist landed a 25.5 pounder
Goran Westberg landed a 20 pounder.
Nadine Lee landed a 22 pounder.
Andrei Pavlukkevich landed a 21 pounder.
ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
Federico Molinolo (Head Guide)
Genaro Molinolo
Miguel Angel Zangla
Nauhel Stauch
Marcos Hlace
Exequiel Bustos

 

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

We had a great and fun week at La Villa, 92 fish were landed, 20 fish over 15 pounds, 1 over 20, Average weight 9 pounds. Floating and intermediate lines were the best, striping tubes.
Top rod of the week was Philip Donetti with 27 fish to the net, the biggest 18 pounds.
Thomas Pak landed the biggest fish for the week at 20 pounds.
Good captures on top, up to 15 pounds.


Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water, that rose on Friday, but still very clear.
Water temperature: 6° to 12° Celsius (43° – 54° Fahrenheit)
Water level: Very low early in the week but the river rose on Friday and at a good level again.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: The wind blew northwest as usual, it was strong all week.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 6° to 22° Celsius (43° – 72° Fahrenheit) Very good weather during the week.

Weather observations: Pleasant week, sun most of the time, some rain Thursday afternoon.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, Aurelia prince, prince nymph, rubber legs nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies.
Aluminum Sunray Shadow work great this week, with floating lines.
Sunray Shadow and emb nymph were the best flies of the week, fishing with floating lines, and lighter tips.

Fly lines that are working the best:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, and T-11, as well as Sscandis with poly leaders.
Floating lines worked very good this last week, with nymph on top.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
7 to 14 feet – 12 to 19 pounds.

Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river, the upper sections didn’t fish that well this week.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 5
Total number of fish landed for the week: 92
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 20 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 20
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 1
Notable catches: Phil Donetti got fish every session
LA VILLA GUIDES
Diego Motter (Head Guide)
Jorge Castro
Guido Perillo