Estancia Maria Behety (EMB) – Lodge – Fishing Report – 26 January – 2 February, 2019. Sea trout fishing on the Rio Grande, Argentina.
Another great week at Estancia Maria Behety Lodge, with 146 sea trout landed including eight of over 20 lbs!
Water colour and visibility: Very low water on Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday morning the river started to rise due a heavy rain up in the mountains, by Wednesday morning water was up about a foot and dirty. River started to drop on Wednesday night. Thursday and Friday 2 feet of visibility.
Water temperature: 7° C and 13° C
Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy this week. 10 to 60 km/h.
Air temperature ranges through the week: 8°C to 18°C
Flies that are working the best: We used mostly small flies. EMB, Red Butt, Green machine, prince nymph, fast water prince, and some small beadheaded nymphs. Yuk bug. Tube flies on top and under. Intruders and leeches.
Big leeches and tube flies on dirty water
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: We are using T-11 (10 to 15 feet), T-14 (10 to 12 feet).
Even with the rains, we recommend you still bring scandi heads for floating line work.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 4 to 12 feet. 15 to 20 pounds.
Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 12
Total number of fish landed for the week: 146
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 23 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 32
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 8
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.