ARGENTINA - VILLA MARIA FISHING REPORT - 15TH - 21ST FEBRUARY 2014 - 18 FISH OVER 20LBS, BEST 28LBS AND 39 OVER 15LBS!
Added: Fri 28th Feb 14
Villa Maria Lodge – Fishing Report
Fishing Report (February 15 - February 20, 2014)
By Alejandro Martello
Another brilliant week has gone in Villa Maria Lodge.
The group was formed by old-time repeaters -which 3 of them are in Villa Maria Lodge´s Wall of Fame as catchers of the biggest fish of the season- and new comers. All of them confirmed something, this was their best fishing week in Rio Grande!
The weather and river conditions remained the same as the prior weeks. That is typical Rio Grande weather sunny, very windy and mild to coold temperatures. Wind kept blowing hard and steady along the whole day and night (up to 45 mph, W direction) with exception of the last days of the week when in blowed softly and upstream (from the East) which made casting and catching a little more difficult.
The fishing was great both during the day as in lower light conditions and 20lbs+ fish were happy to take our flies in every moment. IE, Dave ML landed the biggest fish of the week (28lbs silver fresh hen fish) at noon, 17 celcius degrees and a very mild breeze was just breaking the surface helping us to mask the landing of both line and fly.
Sink tips were mandatory as the days remained very sunny (added to the low water condition) and the fish looked for shelter in the deeper pools and stayed deep most of the day. The best options, still, where the skagit lines with short and heavy tips with sinking rates up to 9 ips.
As flies goes, the classics are still going strong. Yuk Bugs, Pepe's nymph, wonder bugs, prince nymphs and leeches were the most succesful ones.
We are still waiting for some rain to stir things up a wee bit but the forecast says that we will have more sun and wind along the next weeks.
Largest fish of the week, 28 lbs.
Fish over 20 lbs: 18
Fish over 15 lbs: 39
Villa Maria Lodge Fishing Manager
For further information please contact Tarquin Millington-Drake on 0845 299 6212 Ext 1 or at firstname.lastname@example.org