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

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
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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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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.

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Maria Behety Lodges- 2 Fishing Reports Mar 4-11, 2017

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
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LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE
Mar 4-11, 2017

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge Report-  Mar 4-11, 2017

End of week 8 here at Estancia Maria Behety Lodge. Fishing improved a little since last week, but it is still tough. We are experiencing some crazy weather down here, with strong wind from east the whole week. We landed 83 sea-trout for the week with15 fish over 15 pounds and 2 over 20 pounds. John Vickers landed the fish of the week, a 22 pound buck. Top rod was our very good friend Jordan Brodie.

Water Conditions:Fishing Report EMB Rio Grande Mar
Water color and visibility: Water is getting very clear again. Visibility 3-4 feet.  Water temperature: 35°F to 50°F

Water Level:
The river is dropping down a little every day. Good water visibility.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges:  We had very unstable weather through the week with mostly east wind, south east and north east. It blew up to 40 mph.
Air temperature ranges: 31°F to 66°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: We fished mostly big flies: Leeches, Intruder, big tube flies, Skagit minnows, Paul Millers. By the end of the week we used smaller flies, medium size buggers, Tdf Taxi, and yuk bugs.We landed some fish on top with Sunray Shadows and some skaters.

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

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: Short leaders for heavy tips, 3 to 5 feet. Long leaders for lights tips, 10 to 15 feet.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 11
Total number of fish landed for the week: 83
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:
John Vickers landed a 22 pounder
Manuel Falco landed a 20 pounder

By Federico Molinolo – Head guide @ Estancia Maria Behety Lodge

 

La Villa de Maria Behety Lodge Report- Mar 4-11, 2017

We had another challenging week here at La Villa March 04 – 11, 2017. We had winds from the south and the east, low air temperatures, low water temperatures, and an unsteady barometer – fishing was tough! We landed 55 fish for the week, 20 over 15 pounds and 3 over 20 pounds. Average weight of sea-trout landed was 12 pounds, another great average.
The river is at a good level right now, clearing a lot, and we are still using sink-tips and big flies.
We didn’t find many fish in the lower beats, with this rise in the river, the fish moved to the middle and upper beats
Top rod of the week was Markus Kemmer with 14 fish to the net, the biggest 19 pounds.
Cindy Compton landed the biggest fish of the week a 21 pounder.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: The River started clearing by the middle of the week Water temperature: 6⁰ – 13⁰ Celsius (43⁰ – 55⁰ Fahrenheit).

Water Level:
The River is at a very good level, despite a slight rise on Thursday

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges: The wind blew south and east all week, but it wasn’t too strong.
Air Temperature: 2⁰ – 12⁰ Celsius (35⁰ – 54⁰ Fahrenheit week.
Weather Observations: During the week we experienced low temperatures, heavy rains and east winds.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Intruders, Leeches, Tube flies and Big dark flies for the last hour of fishing. Best flies of the week were Intruders, a chartreuse leech and tubes flies.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.): Skagit heads with different lengths of T-14, T-17 and T- 20.

A Sinking Scandi head with poly-leaders – sinking ¾ with poly-leader (7) was the best. We used heavy sink tips, even T-20, up to 15 feet.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 3 to 6 feet, 12 to 15 pounds.

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

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 55
Weight of the biggest fish: 21 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 20
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3

Notable Catches:
We took some fish on top, even with the low water temperatures

By Diego Motter – Head guide @ La Villa

Maria Behety Lodges, Fishing Reports – Feb 25-Mar 4, 2017

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ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
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LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE
Feb 25- Mar 4, 2017

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge Report,  Feb 25 – Mar 4, 2017

End of the week of February 25 – March 04, 2017 here at Estancia Maria Behety. Fishing was not easy for us, as unstable weather and mostly east wind and rain. All the guests worked very hard to catch fish. The river is dropping a little every day and clearing up, with good water visibility. We had some good sessions fishing Sun-ray shadows on top. 64 fish were landed, with 10 fish over 15 pounds and 3 fish over 20.
Top Rods were Kent Brodie and Susan O´Neil. Kris Timken landed the fish of the week a 22 pounder.

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Water is getting very clear again, visibility 3 – 4 feet. Water temperature: 40°F – 56°F

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week:  Very unstable weather. We had just one day with normal wind from west, it blew mostly from east and sometimes from south and north. On Wednesday a west wind win blew up to 40 mph.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 31°F – 68°F

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: We fished mostly big flies including, leeches, intruderes, big tube flies, Skagit minnows, and Paul Millers. By the end of the week we used smaller flies. Medium size buggers, Tdf Taxi, and Yuk Bugs. We landed some fish on top with Sunra yShadows and some skaters.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.:
Light tips and Scandi heads for low water condition together with Poly-leaders and Spey Versi-leaders.
Heavy tips and Skagit heads for high water conditions with different lengths of T-14 and T-17. We also used T-20 in some pools.
Short leaders for heavy tips, 3 to 5 feet and long leaders for lights  tips, 10 to 15 feet.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 64
Weight of the biggest fish: 22 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 10
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3

Notable Catches:
Kris Timken landed a 22 pounder.
Ted Reznik landed a 21 pounder.
Jordan Brodie landed a 21.5 pounder..

By Federico Molinolo – Head guide @ Estancia Maria Behety Lodge

La Villa de Maria Behety Lodge Report, Feb 25 – Mar 4, 2017

The fishing for week number 9 was good, despite the challenging weather and river conditions. We landed 82 fish, 30 of which were over 15 pounds and 6 over 20 pounds. The average weight was 12.5 pounds, another great average – typical for the season.
We had a great group of people with us again this week, friends and longtime guests. Keith and Jean Howman were here once again; always a pleasure…
We had dirty water all week; however we took a lot of fish on top with floating lines. Mostly we fished heavy sink tips and big flies, which together made for difficult casting.
Most of the fish were in the lower and middle part of the river, we didn’t get many fish in the upper part.
Top rod of the week was Jean Howman with 18 fish on the net, the biggest 20 pounds.
Robert Prentice landed the biggest fish of the week at 24 pounds.

Water Condition:
Water color and visibility: dirty water all week, however it started clearing on Thursday.
Water temperature: 7⁰ – 13⁰ Celsius (45⁰ – 55⁰) Fahrenheit.

Water Level:
Higher then January, but the river is at a very good water level, may be same level than November.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges: The wind blows northwest as usual, it wasn’t so strong.
Air temperature ranges: 2⁰ – 14⁰ Celsius (35⁰ – 57⁰) Fahrenheit
We had heavy rains through the week which made the river increase in level.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Big flies for the last hour: Leeches, big tube flies.
The best flies of the week were intruders and chartreuse a leech.

Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc.):
Skagit heads with different lengths of T-14, 17, 20
Floating lines worked well and, we got some fish on top with plastic tubes, up to 15 pounds. We used heavy sink tips, even T-20, up to 15 feet.

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 3 to 6 feet, 12 to 15 pounds.

Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 82
Weight of the biggest fish: 24 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 30
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 6

Notable Catches: We land the same fish twice in 10 minutes; a 20 pounds female.

By Diego Motter – Head guide @ La Villa