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This spring has been one to remember in Patagonia.  The rivers were high and clear like always, but we had super weather with warm, clear sky days.  Many days were down right hot.

The Limay River always shines during the spring months of November and December, when we find really nice-sized Browns and Rainbows, easily in the 4-8 pound class.  All our November guests did well on the Limay River, many catching the trout of their dreams.

Lake Hess and Fonck are also hot spots in the early season when the fishing is relatively easy.  Late November brought the Damselfly hatch, which always provides exciting top water action.

Both Hess and Fonck are lakes where it’s quite possible to achieve the Grand Slam of Trout in the same day, Rainbows, Browns and Brook Trout.  A handful of our anglers landed Browns 5 and 6 pounds. One angler landed a 5 pound Brookie.

This seasons’ first Wilderness Fishing Expedition on the Collon Cura River launched in early December. Six anglers had an extraordinary 4 days of fishing with probably 150 fish each using dries, nymphs and streamers.  We assumed that this great start meant better than average fishing this season on the Collon, and so far we’ve been right.

In mid January the fishing continued to be excellent on the Collon Cura River, however we did get  heavy rains yesterday that put the river off color and the fish down (which is something we rarely see this time of year). We expect it to clear completely in a couple days and continue producing 50 fish days.  We are anxiously waiting for the February and March migration of small minnows, called Puyenes, from the Alicura Reservoir

The Malleo and the Chimehuín have also produced some great fishing, with trout in the 23-25 inch ranch. The same angler that landed the 5 pound Brookie also caught a 27 inch Brown Trout on the Malleo River.

Great things are happening in Patagonia.

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