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Fish Charts

Following you can see a beautiful selection of fish charts for some of our fish species.

BROWN TROUT (9' rod-#6-7 line-Floating or sink tip)

We have many different types of browns, it seems to me that Patagonia holds many different races of this specie and you will find also many different colors, even for the same race of brown, from full silver to bright gold, dark brown, pale olive and many others.
We really do not know why, but giant brown love to eat on the surface in Patagonia and is not rare to find fish over 8 pound feeding small dry flies over the water and just the opposite, giant fish eating mouse, small birds and other fish.
The biggest we ever released weighted about 30 pounds and measure about over three feet gird and four feet long...
Each month has its own special thing, so do not ask about the best season for brown trout all are beautiful. Spring have hungry fish and less wind, summer great hatches and better temperature and fall, low water and fish preparing for winter, many hatches, etc.

RAINBOW TROUT (9' rod-#6-7 line-Floating or sink tip)

With rainbows happen a similar thing like with the brown; we have few different races and colors. Apart of steelheads, you can find some rainbows that migrate with tides or run together other running species, mainly salmon.
They are very acrobatic and strong, and cover different times of feeding like brown trout but also have same feeding times in many situations and days.
At dark, rainbow see worst than brown and are less or nothing active when is totally dark, at a difference between browns that love nights for hunt.
Seasons are also like brown trout, each month along the year has an special thing and many customers that repeats with me try different ones along the years.

PACIFIC SALMON FRESH (9'-15' rod-#9-10 line-Floating or sink tip)

Southern Hemisphere has less returns from Pacific Salmon than its opposite; but, I think because the shorter distances to run when they are smolts and because they goes to Antarctica, where they can eat krill all the time, sizes and averages are normally quite bigger than in traditional places such Alaska and other places. So, averages of 40-45 pounds are the regular but you can see fish up to 60 pounds very often and occasionally, close to a hundred pounds... then you will be in a real trouble...

PACIFIC SALMON MATURE

We have mainly king, few chum and many silver salmon. The king and chums normally start to run (depending of the type of salmon we will be going to have; they can predict perfectly that) in October and November and they are full in the rivers in February and spawn at the end of February and during March, depending of the latitude of the water.
They stay 6 months in the river and return to the ocean and in Patagonia, the great majority of them, return at the fourth or fived year. The biggest at the sixth.

ATLANTIC SALMON FRESH (9'-15' rod-#8-9 line-Floating or sink tip)

Is amazing that the first salmon Patagonian waters had, was Atlantic or Salar. Now they are very rare species but when you hook one may be the biggest you ever have seen. However we cannot talk about organize a Atlantic salmon trip to Patagonia, because they are more unpredictable that they normally are and because their best running times happens when you will be not able to go fishing, because bad weather or because the season is close.

ATLANTIC SALMON MATURE

Nobody knows too much about Salar fishing in Patagonia, some times a seal or an accident destroy a hatchery on the bay and hundred of thousands escapes to the open water and you can fish them on small flies and light tackle with a regular fun, in any way, now hatcheries are focused on trout and other salmon species and Atlantic salmon will continue to be a rare specie but, together with steelhead, the king of the rivers.

SEA TROUT (9' rod-#6-8 line-Floating or sink tip)

At the end of the season, mainly around March and April, sea run browns start to run through our waters. We do not have all those huge sea runs from Tierra del Fuego, but we have very good numbers and averages in many sectors (2-8 pounds) that eat small flies and are like trains when hooked.

STEELHEAD (9' rod-#6-8 line-Floating or sink tip)

In many particular waters we have long runs of steelhead at the end of the season, mainly around March 15 through April.
We do not have huge averages fish in comparison with other steelhead places around the world, but fish are fresh, bright, healthy and powerful.
The best aspect in my opinion, is that they can be fished with small flies and light tackle; use a #6 weigh rod with an regular nymph, an small bomber or a trout dry fly is a luxury that you will never forgot.

OTHER SPECIES (9' rod-#3-5 line-Floating)

We have Brook trout in small and regular sizes, I think I am the only that can guide you to brook trout in this Region, at least, I do not know anybody else that will know places to fish for brookies. They are thousands of them, very aggressive and are easy to catch on small flies and rods. It is very common days over fifty fish landed and others with over a hundred.
We also have other salmon species, very rare such as pink and sockeye (very rare to find and in a very limited numbers) sakura (a hatchery salmon from Japan) and the traditional wild fish species (not be considered as fishable) such as peladillas, pejerreyes, perca truchas and others.


*In all the species catch and release are obligatory when fish with me