- Capita Mini Lodge is in the Ibera wetlands reserve.
- Dorado (salminus-maxillosus), the Golden salmon or river tiger.
- Dorado can weigh up to 20 kilos.
- Capita Mini Lodge is on the Corrientes river.
- Dorado has long been one of the most admired gamefish in South America.
- Fishing season 1st of October to the 15th of April.
- Twenty pound specimens of these steel-jawed hunters are not uncommon.
- Once hooked, the dorado is a great leaper and a prodigious fighter.
Capita Mini Lodge is in the Ibera wetlands reserve. The Ibera extends over 13.000 square kilometres and has a great variety of animals such as caymans, and capybaras and over 300 species of birds. Of the 100 or so species of fish, 8 take flies and the most important of these is the Dorado (salminus-maxillosus), the Golden salmon or river tiger as it is also called. This is a real warrior fish, intelligent and combative that, when hooked, jumps many times out of the water trying to free itself of the hook. It can weigh up to 20 kilos.
Capita Mini Lodge is on the Corrientes river. This river collects 90% of the water from the Ibera reserve. We fish here from the 1st of October to the 15th of April and you can expect about 20 strikes a day of which around 10 fish will be landed. All the fishing is catch and release and either fly casting or spinning. We provide a guide and a boat per two fishermen. Some areas can be fished from the Banks of the islands.
The beautiful and powerful dorado has long been one of the most admired gamefish in South America. This extraordinary migratory hunter combines the speed and agility of a king salmon with the ferocity and predatory instincts of a tiger shark. Twenty pound specimens of these steel-jawed hunters are not uncommon, and the IGFA record is 51 pounds. Once hooked, the dorado is a great leaper and a prodigious fighter. This featured trip will pursue big, hungry breeder dorado as they begin the downstream run of their spawning migration out of the Ibera Marsh. The Ibera and the Corrientes River that drains it offer some of the most productive dorado fishing on the planet. The region's rivers, creeks and crystal clear black water areas provide the perfect feeding ground for post-spawn dorado. This wonderful setting and the sporting dorado, will create a trip that even the most seasoned angler will never forget.