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  • Fishing Report Villa Maria Lodge – Week 11: March 16 – 24 , 2017

    Similar to what we experienced the last couple of weeks, river levels have been seesawing daily due to some rain mixed with snowmelt from the headwaters. But the flow fluctuations were mostly mild and predictable—thankfully—and the fish have remained in the deeper channels and slower moving wate...

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  • Fishing Report Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 10 : March 11 – 18, 2017

    Fishing Report Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 10 : March 11 – 18, 2017

    The week passed was a tough one, we were incredibly unlucky with the weather conditions. We got off to a flying start on day one, river was in good shape and plenty of active fish around. Sadly,Sunday afternoon brought us very heavy rain that continued through to Wednesday, due to this the river roc...

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  • Fishing Report Villa Maria Lodge – Week 9 & 10: March 4 - 16, 2017

    Fishing Report Villa Maria Lodge – Week 9 & 10: March 4 – 16, 2017

    The last couple of week in Rio Grande, especially the lower section, have been as challenging as ever. February has been quite particular, as it rained for the whole month. Not very intense rain, mostly just drizzle close to  town, but there were 3 or 4 days of very strong rains, especially in the ...

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  • Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 9: March 4 - 11, 2017

    Fishing Report Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 9: March 4 – 11, 2017

    Wow!! One of the finest weeks of the last few years just went down on paper with 253 hooked fish in six days. The Rio Grande and the Menedez were both in perfect shape, and our group of brilliant anglers from Scotland were here to see the angling planets align for them. We had great moments with all...

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  • Fishing Report Pira Lodge – February 2017

    February began with good water conditions. The result was 60 golden dorado caught between 3 boats during the first week. Most of the fish were in the 6-10 pound range, but we also found a few 12-13 pounders. Justin S. landed a beauty 14-pounder while Daniel, who shared the boat with him, found an 11...

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  • Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 8: Feb. 25 – March 4, 2017

    Fishing Report Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 8: Feb. 25 – March 4, 2017

    It’s been an explosive week at Kau Tapen Lodge. The river has been flowing at an ideal level, water clarity was good, and the wind was practically absent. That hard to beat scenario was made even better by the addition of good fishermen and cooperative sea-run browns. And the result was the best w...

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  • Fishing Report Villa Maria Lodge – Week 8: Feb. 24 – March 3, 2017

    Another group of returning guests visited us at Villa Maria Lodge this last past week. Having logged more than 10 trips to the Rio Grande, they were seasoned and equipped to deal with the current fishing conditions. River and weather conditions remained unstable, with booming tributaries altering wa...

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  • Fishing Report Kau Tapen Lodge – Week 7: Feb. 18 – 25, 2017

    This past week ushered in some variable weather, with light wind to start followed by a nuclear easterly that packed plenty of rain. River levels bounced up and down, which can make for some challenging fishing. However, our guests persevered. Daryl and James had 12 fish to hand by the end of the fi...

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  • Fishing Report Alto Parana – February 2017

    This season the Parana River ran slightly lower than usual for many weeks, so the water has been clear and warm. Those same conditions have helped concentrate dorado in faster, oxygenated riffles. Fish have also been more active in early and later hours. Pira pita and pacu fishing has been a more te...

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  • Fishing Report Villa Maria Lodge – Week 7: Feb. 18 – 23, 2017

    This past week we had a mixed group of first timers and Villa Maria Lodge regulars from Iceland and England. In between jokes about the Cold War and Euro Cup football, we experienced some challenging but ultimately high-quality fishing. River flows remained unstable as upstream tributaries continued...

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