ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE
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.
The river is dropping down a little every day. Good water visibility.
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
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
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 color and visibility: The River started clearing by the middle of the week Water temperature: 6⁰ – 13⁰ Celsius (43⁰ – 55⁰ Fahrenheit).
The River is at a very good level, despite a slight rise on Thursday
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.
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
We took some fish on top, even with the low water temperatures
By Diego Motter – Head guide @ La Villa