Estancia Maria Behety (EMB) – La Villa – Fishing Report – 23 February – 2 March, 2019. Sea trout fishing on the Rio Grande, Argentina.

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Another week just ended at La Villa Estancia Maria Behety.

The fishing was very good this week on the Rio Grande, great quality of fish, 120 fish were landed, 42 fish over 15 pounds, 10 over 20, Average weight  12  pounds, the best average for the season so far.

We were using very small nymphs tied on circle hooks, the fish hooked themselves. The flies were always in the scissors, we lost very few fish for the week. Swinging these flies with a sink tip and floating lines and flies, like sunray tubes, green machine worked very well.

Top rod of the week was Michael Graham with 30 fish to the net, the biggest 24 pounds.

Michael Graham landed the biggest fish for the week, 24 pounds

Water Conditions:
Water color and visibility: Very clear water.
Water temperature: 6° – 11° Celsius
Water level:  Really low, even bellow Menéndez River.

Weather Conditions:
Wind speed ranges through the week: The wind blew northwest as usual the first 3 days, it wasn’t too strong. For the second half of the week wind blew from northeast.
Air temperatures: -1° – 14° Celsius.
Weather observations: Frost in the morning, and some fog.

Fishing Conditions:
Flies that are working the best: Nymphs – Emb’s, Wonder Bug, Rubber legs nymphs. Different sizes of sunray shadows. Big flies for the last hour: big tube flies, intruder, leeches.

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 .

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 9 to 14 feet, 15 to 20 pounds.

Most of the fish were in the middle part, upper part is getting good, but not many fresh fish.

If you would like more information then please do not hesitate to contact Steffan Jones or call our office on +44(0)1980 847 389.