Jurassic Lake produces some of the largest Rainbow Trout in the world.


Strobel Lake, or more commonly known as “Jurassic Lake”, is one of the most remote, wild and sought after fishing destinations in the world! Located on the southern end of the famous Patagonian region in Argentina, this bucket list destination boasts the largest rainbow trout in the world. Because of its unique conditions, it is not uncommon to land multiple double digit rainbows in a day, with the real possibility of a 20+ pounder!

2023 Season: $6,200 / person

2024 Season: $6,500 / person

  • 6.5 days of guided fishing
  • Access to multiple bodies of water
  • Professional guides with years of experience
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • World-class rainbow trout fishing

The lodge is a typical “Estancia house” accommodating 10-12 anglers per week. It has 10 single and double bedrooms with comfortable “en suite” bathrooms, with hot water 24/7. Single room lodging and guiding can be provided for an additional cost.

The spacious living room overlooking Laguna Verde is one of the best areas in the lodge. Anglers can sip on a cocktail while enjoying slide shows of the catches of the day on the 42´ LCD TV set. Satellite TV and a DVD player are available for entertainment as well.

For complete relaxation, there is a fly tying desk and library to enjoy when not fishing.

Another wonderful aspect of this lodge is the staff – they lodge provide friendly and professional attention that shapes a relaxing and hassle-free atmosphere to guarantee guests have a truly unforgettable experience.

There is more to fish then just Jurassic Lake.

Anglers come to this area because of Jurassic Lake and the opportunity to hook into a 20 pound fish of a lifetime, but when you book a trip with Got Fishing and Estancia Laguna Verde you also have exclusive access to the famed Baracosso River, Moro Creek, and 12 smaller lakes and lagoons. For this reason, we see anglers return year after year – there is a lot to explore!

Over the years, the guides have learned that what impresses and amazes the anglers are the methods they use to catch these world record rainbows: sight fishing in gin-clear waters to cruising fish using floating lines, slow stripping small to medium size streamers and nymphs, skating big foam flies and mouse patterns, or even the famous “hopper-dropper” (hanging scuds and small nymphs from big dry flies). Estancia Laguna Verde is, undeniably the ultimate fly fishing experience!

Enjoy the prime fishing season in October through April.

Here’s a breakdown:

October-December is the early season, which offers lots of river fishing and lots of fish. Look forward to using mouse patterns and streamers during the early season.

January-February is mid-season. There are plenty of fish to catch, and you will enjoy longer days with more fishing opportunities on the rivers and on Strobel Lake.

March-April is late season, and this is when some of the largest fish of the season begin to pop up. If you’re looking for a trophy rainbow, this is the part of the season that you may want to consider!

Fly into El Calafate, Argentina where you will be greeted by a representative of the Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge. From there, a shuttle ride will take you to the lodge for seven days of fishing. At the end of your trip, return to El Calafate for the flight home.

The shuttle is not short, and can take up to four hours. But not to worry! The feedback we get time and time again is that the shuttle is part of the adventure and a great way to see the diverse scenery and vast landscapes. It’s just too beautiful to miss!

  • Personal Gear & Layers
  • Passport
  • Comfortable, warm & weather-proof layers
  • Personal items & toiletries
  • 7wt or 8wt rod and reel
  • Assorted Flies
  • Gratuity for Guides and Lodge Staff

A comprehensive Gear List will be provided upon booking.

Add the Golden Dorado River Cruiser  onto this adventure.


Biggest rainbow trout in the world! I caught two 18 and one 20 pound trout during my week. Not only is Jurassic Lake great fishing for huge fish the other two lakes we fished had amazing fishing, 100 fish days with all the fish between 23 and 28 inches AND pissed off! The people are fantastic and the food / wine selection is the best of any lodge I have ever been. Every day the food and wine will blow you away! Going back for a third time in 2019!

Dennis I.


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