Clear Water to Big Water
Golden Dorado Fishing Adventure
Combining destinations in Argentina is popular because of the distance you’ve traveled to get here and the desire to experience as much as possible. When it comes to Golden Dorado fishing, few areas combine more perfectly than the clear waters of the Ibera Marsh and Mississippi –like upper Parana River. These are two outstanding Dorado fisheries that are relatively close to each other and yet dramatically different.
Our Clear Water to Big Water Golden Dorado fishing combo starts on a remote portion of the Ibera Nature Reserve. Anglers with hunt for voracious Golden Dorado in this massive and pristine wetland that is biologically rich with flora and fauna. This is a true fisherman’s paradise where crystal clear waters, sight fishing, floating lines, top water flies and explosive strikes are not only the norm, but the reason for coming. You’ll fish the marshland for 3 full days and spend 4 nights at an antiquated house that’s been renovated just enough to maintain historical and cultural attributes while providing the necessary refinements and cuisine international anglers expect.
On Day 5 you’ll move south to the upper Parana River in search of bigger Golden Dorado in bigger water. For 3 days you’ll be fishing the main river channel in an area located roughly 100 miles below the Yacyreta Dam. The big water of the upper Parana River offers realistic opportunities at 20-30 pound fish. Anglers will fly fish for these trophies from 17ft double platform boats with outboard motors. Bow mounted electric motors allow for stealthily approaching hotspots such as tips of islands, rocks, braided channels, shorelines and deadfall. When tired, anglers can lighten things up by casting small surface flies on 6 wt rods to 3-6 pound Pira Pita or “Salmon of the River”. Those who love a challenge can sight fish or blind cast for 3-15 pound Pacu or “Permit of the River”. After chasing three species each day, wind down with malbec and gourmet meals at a quaint riverside estancia.
This Golden Dorado combo is complete with a variety fishing styles, environments and species plus top notch bilingual guides, fine dining and the professional hospitality Argentina is known for.