RIO GRANDE FISHING REPORT
Estancia Maria Behety Lodge
La Villa De Maria Behety Lodge
January 27 – February 3, 2018
ESTANCIA MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- JAN 27-FEB 3, 2018
By Federico Molinolo – Head Guide
We just finished our week number 4. Fishing was great, the river is in excellent conditions and full of fish. Very clear water, so small nymphs are doing the job.
150 fish landed. 33 fish over 15 pounds, 3 of them over 20.
Top rod was Sasha Savic with 23 fish in the net.
Water color and visibility: Very clear water and good visibility
Water temperature: 47°F to 60°F
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: Water level dropped about 3 inches this week.
Wind speed ranges through the week: Very windy during the day. We had a couple of days with 50 mph wind. Air temperature ranges through the week: 38°F to 73°F
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 a lot of action fishing floating lines and sunray shadows (2 to 4 inches long).
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best:
Heavy tips. T-11, T-14 and T-17 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: 4 to 14 feet. 12 to 20 pounds.
LA VILLA DE MARIA BEHETY LODGE REPORT- JAN 27-FEB 3, 2018
By Diego Motter – Head Guide
Another week just ended, great group, the fishing was very good. 120 fish landed. 25 fish over 15 pounds. 2 over 20 pounds. Average weight 9 pounds. We had good fishing with floating lines, tubes flies, and green machine was the best. Worked great intermediate lines with long leaders and nymph, emb nymph was great. The river was dropping fast, but still with good level in the lower areas. Didn’t get good fishing in the upper part of the river, the lowers pools were the best. Top rod of the week was Karen Reeeve with 24 fish on the net, biggest 17 lbs. David Saunders and John Reeve landed the biggest fish with 20 pounds
Water color and visibility: was very clear.
Water temperature: 7 c to 12 c
Water level: good level of water below Menendez river, getting low in the upper part.
Wind speed ranges through the week: the wind blows northwest all week, it was strong.
Weather observations (sun, rain, fog, etc.):sunny and pleasant all week , we had rain on one afternoon.
Flies that are working the best: green machine, emb nymph, small rubber legs nymph, small tube flies.
Best flies of the week was emb nymph and green machine.
Fly lines (tips, heads, lengths, densities, etc) that are producing the best: Skagit heads with different lengths of T-14, 17. Floating and intermediate tips.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 6 to 12 feet. 12 to 15 pounds.
Most of the fish were in the middle and lower part of the river, we didn’t get many in the upper part.
Fish catch statistics
Number of anglers for the week: 6.
Total number of fish landed for the week: 120
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 20 pounds
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 25
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 2
Notable catches: Great fishing on surface flies, even got some book fish!