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. It is not uncommon to land multiple double digit rainbows in a day, with the real possibility of a 20+ pounder! With excellent chef prepared food and luxurious accommodations this is a trip of a lifetime.
Strategically located, Estancia Laguna Verde (the fishing lodge) has exclusive access to more than 14 kilometers (roughly 8.5 miles) of Jurassic Lake, including several of the bays that are protected from the sometimes relentless Patagonia winds. In addition to fishing Jurassic, anglers also have access to 3 of the best sections of the famed Barrancoso river, the recently discovered Moro Creek, and more than 12 smaller lakes and lagoons. Without a doubt Estancia Laguna Verde offers the finest and most diverse fishing program in all Argentina.
Your trip will include:
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, provided 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 favorite spots 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, they’ve provided a room with a fly tying desk and library to enjoy when not fishing. The staff at the 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. This is why 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!
October – May
You will fly into El Calafate where you will be greeted by a representative of the Estancia Laguna Verde Lodge. From there you be shuttled to the lodge for 7 days of fishing before returning back to El Calafate for the flight home. The shuttle is not short, and can take up to 4 hours. 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!
Suggested Gear List:
The wind blows here so having the right gear is important. Bring appropriate laying clothes as things can change as the day progresses. Polypro and Fleece are always the best choices. waders and boots
hooded rainproof jacket
light long underwear
camera and charger
Includes/ Does not Include:
Transfer to and from El Calafate
Lodging, meals, and drinks
7 days of guided fishing
Use of 4×4 trucks and ATV’s
Does Not Include:
Flights to and from El Calafate
Gratuity for guide and staff