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Estancia Maria Behety Fishing Report

February 24 - March 03, 2018 Another great fishing week has come to an end! Read Maria Behety's weekly report straight from the fishing guides.

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Estancia María Behety Lodge by Federico Molinolo – Head Guide

 Another great fishing week came to an end. The river continues to be in good condition, low, clear water and dropping a little every day.

122 fish landed. 33 over 15 pounds, 3 of over 20 pounds.

Top rod of the week was Richard Gibbs with 16 fish in the net.

Kevin Bitmead landed the fish of the week: 21.5 pounds.

 

Water Conditions

Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility

Water temperature: 43°F to 52°F

Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: River dropped 2 inches during the week. It is low and in excellent conditions.

 

Weather Conditions:

Wind speed ranges through the week: It was windy most of the days (10 to 40 mph). On Thursday afternoon the wind went up to 55 mph!

Air temperature ranges through the week: 41°F to 65°F

 

Fishing Conditions:

Flies that are working the best: Mostly nymphs: EMB, red butt, tdf prince, pepe prince. Also some other nymphs in smaller hooks (hare´s ear, copper john)

Black wooly buggers, yuk bug, tdf taxi, intruders, leeches, monkeys.

We had some action on top with sunray shadows and green machines.

 

Fly lines that are producing the best: 

Heavy tips. T-11, T-14, T-17 and T-20 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: 3 to 10 feet, 12 to 20 pounds.

 

Fish Catch Statistics:

Number of anglers for the week: 12

Total number of fish landed for the week: 122

Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 21.5 pounds.

Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 30

Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 3

 

Notable Catches:

Kevin Bitmead landed a 21.5 pounder and a 20.5 pounder.

Richard Gibbs landed a 20.5 pounder.

 

ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE

Federico Molinolo (Head Guide)

Genaro Molinolo

Miguel Angel Zangla

Nauhel Stauch

Marcos Hlace

Exequiel Bustos

 

La villa de Estancia Maria Behety Lodge by Diego Motter – Head Guide

 

Great week, the best week of the season, 122 fish were landed, 49 fish over 15 pounds, 5 over 20, Average weight of fish landed was 10.5 pounds.

Sinking lines were the best, dead drifting nymphs

Top rod of the week was Ian and Isabel, 35 fish to the net, the biggest 20 pounds.

Jean Howman landed the biggest fish of the week at 23  pounds.

 

Water Conditions:

Water color and visibility: Very clear

Water temperature: 6° - 12° Celsius (43° - 54° Fahrenheit)

Water level: the river is getting low.

 

Weather Conditions:

The wind blew from North West like usual, and it was strong.

Air temperature ranges: 4° - 18° Celsius (39° - 64° Fahrenheit)

Weather observations: Sunny all week.

 

Fishing Conditions:

Flies that are working the best: Nymphs, Emb’s, Wonder Bug, Aurelia Prince, Prince Nymph, Rubber legs nymphs. Different sizes of Sunray Shadows. Big flies for the last hour including big tube flies worked well. The Sunray Shadow and Wonder Bug were the best flies of the week, fished on sinking lines.

 

Fly lines that are producing the best: 

Skagit heads with different lengths of T-17, T-14, and T-11. Scandi heads with poly-leaders worked well. Floating lines didn’t work so good this last week.

 

Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 7 to 14 feet in length, 12 to 16 pound in strength.

Most of the fish were in the lower and middle  part of the river, upper part didn’t work good.

 

Fish Catch Statistics:

Number of anglers for the week: 6

Total number of fish landed for the week: 122

Weight of the biggest fish: 23 pounds

Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 49

Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 5

Notable catches: great fishing in Alejandro pool, 14 fish landed 10 over 15 pounds.

 

LA VILLA GUIDES

Diego Motter (Head Guide)

Jorge Castro

Guido Perillo

 

Report by Pat Pandergast

Estancia Maria Behety

 

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