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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 waters.

Wind, air, and even water temperatures were pleasant for late March, while the fishing remained erratic and challenging. Finding the winning line/fly combination was a game of experimentation. But overall, heavier tips (up to 15 feet of T17) driving heavy, bushy tubes and colorful intruders produced the best results.

Again, our guests did a great job and demonstrated appreciated patience throughout the week. Jean Daniel achieved his trip goals, catching a gorgeous 26-pound hen followed by another 20-pounder. But the biggest surprise came when he landed a 14-pound steelhead swinging a Sunray shadow on an intermediate line. Well done, Jean!

 

Largest fish of the week: 26 pounds

Fish over 20 lbs: 2

Fish over 15 lbs: 4

 

Alejandro Martello

Villa Maria Lodge Fishing Manager

 

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