ESTANCIA LAGUNA VERDE
ESTANCIA LAGUNA VERDE
If your dream is to experience absolutely the most incredible Rainbow Trout fishing in the world then Jurassic Lake (Strobel Lake) which is located in the Santa Cruz province of Argentina’s Patagonia is where you need to be.
Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge, located on the 37,000 acre Estancia Laguna Verde ranch, is your base camp for exploring the 40 square mile lake and its main tributary the Barrancoso River.
Additionally along with its first class lodging, it has exclusive access to the best beats on the Barrancoso River, Moro Creek and over 12 smaller lakes and lagoons each with their own stock of gigantic Rainbows, Enstancia Laguna Verde Lodge is the obvious choice for serious anglers looking for a fishing trip of a lifetime.
All of this world class fishing requires effort and determination as the lodge is located about 5 hours from the nearest airport, but that is a small price you have to pay to experience some of the most amazing fishing in the world. While on your trek it is good to know that at the end of your journey, your accommodations will be equal or better than any fishing lodge in the world.
At a Glance
Target Fish: Rainbow Trout
Location: South western Argentina (Pategonia)
Lodge Capacity: 10 guests
Nearest Airport: Calafate, Argentina
Electricity: 220 Volts.
Documents Needed: Passport (no visa needed for travelers from USA and most western European countries. Also, the reciprocity fee is no longer needed
The Jurassic Lake is arguably the most prolific trophy Rainbow fishery in the world. It sits in a desert sink at about the 3000 ft. elevation. When you arrive you truly feel the prehistoric ambience of the area and understand why th word “Jurassic” has been used to describe the area.
As you arrive at what appears to be an almost prehistoric diorama you will feel In your gut the foreboding of the gargantuan Rainbow trout (that average over 10 lbs) that you will soon be fighting on the end of your line.
Among the several reasons that Wild OnThe Fly recommends Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge is that it offers a more varied fishing program than many of the other lodges. In addition to fishing the magnificent Jurassic Lake and Barrancoso River, the lodge has access to the Laguna Verde lake (which in itself offers first class Rainbow fishing) but also several lakes and creeks in the area.
Strobel Lake (Jurassic Lake) looks much like the ocean, with the water often choppy due to the consistent wind, but your guide will show you how those conditions bring its Rainbows in close to feed on the multitude of scuds, shrimp and other aquatic life that are stirred up by the small waves along the shore. When the wind is calm you will have an opportunity to sight fish to the huge shadows that cruise the shoreline.
All guides speak fluent English, and have years of experience in the local waters. Their goal is to provide you with an experience that will more than meet your expectations on all levels.
Best Fly Fishing Seasons:
November - April
The location of Estancia Laguna Verde lodge is on the shore of the beautiful Laguna Verde lake and is a typical Estancia house that accommodates up to 10 guests. It has 7 bedrooms all with private bathrooms.
Each bedroom has two single beds, are heated and have 24/7 electricity. Single room lodging and guiding can be arranged at additional cost. Imagine kicking back in the lodge’s spacious living room enjoying a view of the lake as the sun goes down sipping your favorite drink, after a day of incredible fishing, yet knowing that you are in one of the most desolate places in the world.
On Site Amenities and Activities
Satellite and IP phone
Free Wi-Fi internet
Fly tying table
The lodge prides itself in its excellent cuisine and has set a goal to provide its guests with the finest meals that reflect the gastronomic and cultural diversity of Argentinean food.
Buenos Aires is your port of entry into Argentina and from there you will fly out of the, Jorge Newbery Airport (domestic airport which is separate from the international airport) to the El Calafate Airport in the province of Santa Cruz.
There are direct flights from Rio Grande and Ushuahia if you visit the Tierra del Fuego resorts in conjunction with your Estancia Laguna Verde trip.
We suggest that you arrive in Calafate the day (Friday) before you travel to the lodge. On Saturday morning one of the representatives of the lodge will pick you up and transport 5 hours to the lodge.
Packages: include transfer to and from Calafate, all meals and drinks, use of all terrain vehicles and guiding (1 guide per two fishermen). Rates are based on double occupancy.
7 nights/6 days: $5,400 person
6 nights/5 days: $4,800 person
5 nights/4 days: $4,000 person
4 nights/3 days: $3,200 person