Rio Grande Fishing Report- Maria Behety Lodge Jan 13-20, 2018

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 RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
January 13-20, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT-  JAN 13-20, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

End of week  starting January 6th. Fishing was still tough. River conditions are great. Water level is dropping a little every day. Thousands of fresh fish are coming in from the ocean.

60 fish landed, 11 of them were over 15 pounds.
The top rod was Jack Levin with 12 fish in the net.
Corey Knowlton landed the fish of the week: 19 pounds.

Rio Grande Fishing Report EMB jan 13-20b

Water Conditions:
Downstream from the mouth of the Menendez River the water is a bit cloudy. Upstream from the Menendez water is very clear.

Water temperature:
48°F to 60°F

Water Levels:
Water level dropped about 3 inches this week.

Weather Conditions:
Very windy during the day, we had a couple of days with 50 mph wind.

Air Temperature:
50°F to 74°F

Fishing Conditions:
EMB’s, Red Butt, Black wooly buggers, Yuk Bug, Tdf Taxi, intruders, leeches, monkeys.
We had a lot of takes fishing floating lines and sunray shadows (2 to 4 inches long)

Rio Grande Fishing Report EMB jan 13-20c

Fly Lines:
We are using heavy tips, 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: 12
  • Total number of fish landed for the week: 6
  • Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 19 pounds.
  • Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 11
  • Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 0

 

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- JAN 13-20, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

The fishing was good this week and the river is at a great level. All the fish are very fresh and we landed 70. 12 fish were over 15 pounds, 2 over 20 pounds. Average weight 10.5 pounds.
The river was getting full of fish by the end of the week, and we saw 100’s of rolling fish in the river. We expect great fishing next week. We are still getting fish with floating lines, but sinking lines were better last week. Top rod for the week was Scott Latimer with 18 fish to the net, the largest 20 pounds. Scott also landed the largest fish for the week at 20 pounds and we had some good action on skated flies to 15 pounds.

Water Conditions:
Very clear water all week

Water temperature:
7⁰ to 13⁰ Celsius (44⁰ to 55⁰ Fahrenheit)

Rio Grande Fishing Report La Villa jan 13-20dWater Levels::
Dropping but at a great level, good current in almost all the pools.

Weather Conditions:
The wind blew northwest as usual, and it was strong all week.

Air Temperature:
8⁰ to 21⁰ Celsius (48⁰ to 70⁰ Fahrenheit) very good weather during the week
Strong wind, made the river drop faster through the week.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: Emb’s, Wonder Bug, Aurelia Prince, Prince Nymph, Rubber leg nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows and Big flies for the last hour, leeches, and big tube flies. The Sun Ray Shadow was great this week, with floating and sinking lines. The Emb Nymph was very good as well.

Fly Lines:
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-14, T-11, Scandis with poly-leaders. Floating lines was worked well this last week, with nymphs and on top… The Sunray shadow with floating lines was working well drifting and striping fast, it depended on the speed of the water.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
7 to 14 feet, 12 to 15 pounds, dead drifting nymphs with floating and sinking lines
Most of the fish were in the lower and middle sections of the river, and we found a lot more fish in the upper part of the river. The river is full of fish, a lot more than the last week.
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Fish Catch Statistics:

  • Number of anglers for the week: 6
  • Total number of fish landed for the week: 70
  • Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 20 pounds
  • Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 12
  • Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2

Notable Catches:
Some double hook-ups with floating line on top.

 

RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT Maria Behety Lodges Jan 6-13, 2018

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RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
&
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
January 6-13, 2018

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT
JAN 6-13, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

Our first guiding week of the season is over. We had a whole new group of anglers this time and we had a lot of fun with them. Fishing was very tough, but we all worked hard to get some fish. 74 fish landed. 12 fish over 15 pounds, 2 of them over 20 pounds.

Water Conditions:
The week started with very high and dirty water, because a very heavy rain we had last week.

Water temperature:
53°F to 61°F

Water levels:
Last week the river was lower than in February, when it is really low. So the rain we had was good to increase the water level. Water dropped about an inch every day.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: 5 to 45 MPH. Mostly west wind. Two days with east wind

Air Temperature:
47°F to 72°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: We fished mostly big flies: Leeches, intruders, tube flies (Collie Dog and Monkey, from 4 to 7 inches long). In some places floating lines and sunray shadow worked great (4 to 6 inches long)
Rio Grande Fishing Report EMB jan 6-13a
Fly lines:
We are used heavy tips most of the time (T-14, T-17, T-20 in 10, 12 and 15 feet). With no wind and clear water conditions scandi heads and sunray shadows did the work. The new Skagit FIST from airflow is a good option to throw heavy tips when you have to slow down the fly.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
4 to 12 feet, 15 to 20 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 10
Total number of fish landed for the week: 74
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 10
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2

Notable Catches:
Tom Roberts the fish of the week, a 22 pounder.
Rene Muller landed a 20.5 pounds.

 

LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT
JAN 6-13, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide

Great week!!! almost no wind, pleasant temperatures, very fun group, we used most of the time floating lines, the fish really go for it,  Sunray shadow was the fly of the week, with a lot of takes. 65 fish landed, 5 fish over 15 pounds, 1 over 20, Average weight 8.5 pounds. We did see fish in the lower and middle part of the river, not many at the upper part.

Top rod of the week was Rob Orr and Laurence with 15 fish to the net. Laurence landed the biggest fish with 22 pounds.

Rio Grande Fishing Report La Villa jan 6-13lr

Water Conditions:
Clear water, even clearer in the upper beats of the river

Water temperature:
7⁰ to 13⁰ Celsius (44⁰ to 55⁰ Fahrenheit)

Water level:
Very good levels through the week.

Weather Conditions
The wind blew northwest this week, but it wasn’t too strong.

Air Temperature:
9⁰ to 20⁰ Celsius (48⁰ to 68⁰ Fahrenheit)

Weather Observations:
We had some rain on Thursday.
Rio Grande Fishing Report La Villa jan 6-13b
Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best:
Rubber legs, tube flies. Big flies for the last hour: Leeches, big tube flies. Best flies of the week were tubes flies, (Sunday shadow).

Fly Lines:
Skagit and Scandi heads with floating tips, and some T-14 later in the afternoon. Most of the times we used floating lines.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders:
6 to 10 feet. 12 to 15 pounds.

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

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 65
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 22 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 5
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 1

Notable caches:
We landed a book fish with a floating line on top.

Rio Grande Fishing Report La Villa jan 6-13c

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After another cancellation, there are two prime weeks available at Maria Behety! Plus Fly Fishing Patagonia has exclusive special rates at Kau Tapen on two prime weeks.
Big 20lb Sea Run Browns have already entered the rivers. Encounter them this season!

If you can’t make one of these weeks, contact us for other  2018 weeks.

FFP’S TOP PICKS FOR REMAINING WEEKS:


Estancia Maria Behety
Feb 10-17    (1 rod)
Feb 24-Mar 3 (1 rod)

Kau Tapen
Feb 10-17  (2 rods)   FFP Special Rate!  Contact us!
Feb 24-Mar 3 (1 rod)   FFP Special Rate!  Contact us!
April 7-14 (12 rods)

Villa Maria
Mar 9-16  (2 rods)   FFP Special Rate!  Contact us!
Mar 23-30 (4 rods)   FFP Special Rate!  Contact us!
Mar 30 – Apr 6  (6 rods)   FFP Special Rate!  Contact us!

Despedida
Jan. 6-13 (6 rods)
Feb. 24-Mar. 3 (3 rods)
Mar 10-17 (2 rods)
Mar 17-24 (1 rod)
March 24-31 (1 rods)
Mar. 31-Apr. 7 (6 rods)

Las Buitreras
Jan. 13-20 (2 rods)
Feb. 24-Mar 3 (8 rods)
Mar. 3-10 (12 rods)
Mar. 10-17 (2 rods)
Mar 17-24 (1 rod)

Call to book your prime week today!  888-486-8972

Argentina Waives Entry Fee for Canadians!

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Argentina will waive the visa reciprocity fee for Canadians starting Jan. 1, 2018.  Canadians will no longer need to pay the US$78 online fee before travel, as is currently required. Canadians remain visa-exempt for stays of up to 90 days in Argentina.

Argentina is making tourism easier for Canadians but so it Canada. Air Canada will soon have 6 weekly flights to Buenos Aires from Toronto, 3 of which will be direct.

Canadians, Argentina beckons!

Last Prime Sea Run Brown weeks! 2018

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A cancellation just opened up Feb 10-17, 2018 for 3 rods at Maria Behety on the Rio Grande! This is one of the best weeks of the season.  But if you can’t make that, consider one of the other prime weeks on the Rio Grande, Rio Irigoyen and Rio Gallegos listed below.

And if you can’t make one of these weeks, contact us for other  2018 dates where you may get a discount big enough to cover your international & domestic flights!

FFP’S TOP PICKS FOR REMAINING PRIME WEEKS:

Kau Tapen Lodge
  Jan 27-Feb 3   (1 rod)
Feb 10-17      (1 rod)
Feb 24 Mar 3    (1 rod)
March 3-10    (3 rods)

Estancia Maria Behety
  Jan 6-13     (3 rods)
Feb 10-17    (3 rods)

Despedida
  Feb 24-Mar 3  (1 rod)

Las Buitreras
  Jan 13-20         (10 rods)
Feb 24-Mar 3   (8 rods)

Worlds End Lodge
  Dec 29-Jan 5  (2 rods)
Feb 16-23   (2 rods)

Call to reserve your week today!  888-486-8972