Estancia Maria Behety (EMB) – La Villa – Fishing Report – 16-23 February, 2019. Sea trout fishing on the Rio Grande, Argentina

La Villa, Estancia Maria Behety, Argentina, Aardvark McLeod

The fishing was very good for the first four days, after that the river got dirty, and the fishing slower, 82 fish were landed, 25 fish over 15 pounds, 4 over 20, Average weight  10.5  pounds. Some pools of upper part are working very good.

First four days nymphs were the best, using floating and sinking lines. Last two days big intruder, tubes and leeches were working. Top rod of the week was Graham Cherry with 17 fish on the net, the biggest 16 pounds. Mark Brodersen landed the biggest fish with 23 pounds.

Water Conditions
Water colour and visibility: Very clear water, water dirtied up on Thursday
Water temperature: 6c to 10c .
Water level: River was rising with good flow

Weather Conditions
Wind speed ranges through the week:the wind blows northwest as usual, it wasn’t strong, one day blew northeast.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 4c to 16c.
Weather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.): First frosts

Fishing Conditions
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs: emb, wonder bug, ruber legs nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, intruder, leeches.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17,14, 11, scandi with polyleaders . 2 tubes in tandem work good with dirty water. Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 9 to 14 feet. 15 to 20 pounds.Sinking and floating lines with nymphs were the best, very small sizes, some sizes 12 or 14, swinging the flies. Some deep and small holes we use floating lines with nymph fishing upstream.

Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 82
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 23 pounds.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 25.
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds:4.
Average weight: 10.5 pounds.
Notable catches: Some great fish caught on Sunrays on the surface.

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