Jurassic Lake Lodge
Prime Water on the World’s Best Rainbow Trout Fishery
Jurassic Lake Lodge is the original world-class Fly fishing operation located in one of the most remote and wild places of Argentine Patagonia. The lodge is strategically located within walking distance of the only significant tributary of Strobel Lake: The Barrancoso River. The crystal clear river together with the lake are undoubtedly the best system in the world for trophy rainbow trout fishing.
Lago Strobel ( Jurassic Lake)
There is no freshwater system in the world comparable with this lake. Here Rainbows thrive in a perfect habitat where they grow upwards of 20 lbs. in just a few years. But not all the coast of the lake is the same and the lodge has access to the most productive beats on the lake: Mouth Bay, Bahia Grande, Cochinos Bay and Silver Bay.
Fishing at Jurassic Lake Lodge is not just lake fishing. Every season large numbers of migrating lake trout run into this unique river, offering all anglers the chance to sight cast for some of the biggest wild rainbows in the world in a crystal clear stream. The lodge holds exclusive access to almost the entire river ( 95 % ), from the headwaters to the inlet at the Strobel Lake. The Barrancoso River is without doubt, one of the most productive freshwater rivers in the world.
All fly fishing is done while wading or standing on the bank. There are typically up to five guides on-site depending on occupancy. Anglers typically fish stations in nearby bays, on the peninsula, near the river’s mouth, and on the lower stretches of the Barrancoso river and cast (often into or across the wind) with floating or intermediate lines. Also, there are several upper river beats that we encourage all anglers to rotate through during the week. There are a wide variety of flies that work well, with woolly buggers, zonkers, egg patterns, and especially assorted nymphs tied on heavy wire hooks being the staples.
Season: November thru April
The early season ( Nov. to Jan ) means massive Rainbows near the mouth and through the lower sections of river. Massive schools patrol the bay waiting for the right moment to run into the river. Catch records during this time of the season are really incredible!
During the late season ( March to late April ), a second run occurs of big trout into the river. Though lower in quantity than the springtime run, the Rainbows are in excellent shape, chrome and acrobatic. Dry flies, sight-casting and the chance of catching a + 20 lb on every cast.
Jurassic Lake is located in the Santa Cruz Province in Argentina. The lake is roughly six to seven hours north of Calafate by vehicle, but only about 380 kilometers (236 miles) away, and one hour southwest of Comodoro Rivadavia by charter flight.
- Day 1: Arrive to Buenos Aires in the morning. Transfer to the domestic airport, fly to Comodoro Rivadavia and overnight.
- Day 2: Take an early charter flight from Comodoro Rivadavia to Jurassic Lake Lodge. Fish upon arrival.
- Days 3-8: Six full days of fishing!
- Day 9: Take early charter flight from Jurassic Lake Lodge to Comodoro Rivadavia. Arrive to Comodoro Rivadavia before noon. Return flight to Buenos Aires. Transfer to international airport for late flight home.
Jurassic Lake Lodge’s first season started back in 2006 as a camp and in 2014 a new lodge was built offering 5 double/triple rooms with private baths. For the 2017 – 2018 season, the lodge will offer 10 comfortable single/double occupancy rooms with private baths and shower. The new main house has a spacious living room facing the lake and mouth of the Barrancoso river. There is satellite TV, satellite phone, unlimited wireless internet access and 24 hours electricity.
Full Week Package – 7 nights/6 Days
- Oct 7 – Dec 16 6220 USD per person
- Dec 16 – Jan 20 5520 USD per person
- Jan 20 – Mar 10 4520 USD per person
- Mar 10 – Apr 24 5520 USD per person
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, charter flight to/from the lodge, wine beer and alcoholic beberages ( except for the whisky selection for sale by shots or bottle ), guided fishing, fishing license.
Not Included: Airfare, hotels, meals, intra-country travel logistics (airport transfers, hotel, and domestic flights), fishing equipment, alcohol, staff and guide gratuities ( recomended 10% of the cost of the trip ).
Half Weeks – (Sat-Tue) 3N/3D or (Tue-Sat) 4N/3D Packages
- Feb 3 – Mar 10 3100 USD per person
- Mar 10 – Apr 24 4100 USD per person
Single Room Upgrade (based on availability) = Full week – 700 USD pp // Half week – 350 USD pp
Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, charter flight in from Comodoro Rivadavia, ground transfer out to El Calafate, wine beer and alcoholic beberages ( except for the whisky selection for sale by shots or bottle ), guided fishing, fishing license.
Not Included: Airfare, hotels, meals, intra-country travel logistics (airport transfers, hotel, and domestic flights), fishing equipment, alcohol, travel insurance, staff and guide gratuities ( recommended 10% of the cost of the trip ).
Note: the direct Charter Flight departs every Saturday morning from Comodoro Rivadavia but special flights can be arranged to depart from other cities like El Calafate, Río Gallegos or Río Grande. Standard Packages are seven-night stays (Saturday thru Saturday), three-night stays (Saturday thru Tuesday) and four-night stays (Tuesday thru Saturday).