Another full week at La Villa, this time we had again the brothers Alan and Paul S., and Carl B. from the USA; and John E., Peter D., and Tim I. from the UK. All repeating anglers except for Peter who had his first experience with the Fuegian anadromous trout.
Even though we had a slow week, and managed to land 58 fish, we had many more hookups and action.
The Top Rod was Paul S. who landed 19 fish, and the biggest of the week was John’s 24 pounder.
The average catch a day per angler was 1.61 fish.
Here comes the highlight of the week and probably the season. The average weight was amazing, an incredible: 13.7 POUNDS average weight.
The best I ever seen and I've been guiding on the Rio Grande for 15 years.
Water very clear, except for the first days when it got dirty due to the high winds.
Water temperature: 3? - 13? C (37? - 55? F).
Water level and amount of increase or decrease through the week: Water level low, keeping a steady flow during the week.
10 to 105 kph. Air temperature ranges through the week: -1? and 17? C (30? - 63? F)
Mostly cloudy and partial cloud cover with few passing showers and very windy the first two days.
Flies: EMB Rubber-legs, Green Machine, Sun-ray-shadow, Skagit Minnow, Turks Tarantula, Red Butt Bomber, TDF Prince, Wonder Bug, Aurelia Prince.
Fly lines: Skagits and Scandis with tips such as floating, intermediate,T8, T11, T14, T17 and Mow tips in various combinations.
Length and strength of tippet and leaders: 12 to 15 lb tippet, lengths between 4 and 14 feet.
Fish Catch Statistics:
Number of anglers for the week: 6
Total number of fish landed for the week: 55
Weight of the biggest fish landed for the week: 24 lbs.
Number of fish landed over 15 pounds: 17 fish
Number of fish landed over 20 pounds: 1