As with the majority of patagonia tours, the scouting started in northern Patagonia near Bariloche, in places like the famous Limay river mouth, Manso river, Traful river and some small lakes like Guess, Los moscos, Nahuel huapi and many others. The fishing was good, the water level was high and very cold but we managed to get some fish on dries!
Our first stop was the world-famous Traful, which is known for its run of land-locked salmon. These fish are often hard to find, so we were fortunate to get a few. Although not large, pound for pound they are some of the hardest fighting salmonids out there:
After some good days in the “lake district” we headed south to chubut province in central Patagonia.
Nico and I had a very nice day at the Corcovado river after a few minutes of walking, check it out…
A couple of days later we decided to move further south to Rio Pico Area. For the first time the weather was so windy that it did´t let us fish the lakes but we managed to get to the rivers instead, and there was plenty of action!
We had very good fishing and even better, most of the fish were caught on dries!
Amazed after our good fishing in Rio Pico area we kept on going south to Santa Cruz Province where we found “the hidden lakes” , a series of large lakes scattered across a rugged terrain of volcanic rock in one of Patagonia’s most remote and uninhabited areas. The techniques were pretty simple: sinking lines and streamer fishing. We caught lots and some of them very good size..