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Salmo Patagonia Lodge in Chile

The Lodge

Salmo Patagonia Lodge is located in a unique region of the world, near the colorful town of Coyhaique, Chile. It is situated atop a large mountain cliff adjacent to the Coyhaique National Reserve, a park teeming with beautiful flora and fauna. From its picture windows, you can see the town, the glaciers, the towering Andes and the green valleys of the Simpson and Coyhaique Rivers.

Large rainbow caught in Chile

The Fishing

Fishing November through mid-April, Salmo Patagonia Lodge offers an ever-expanding selection of fishing waters where you are the only anglers. On these exclusive waters, you can cast to rising brown or rainbow trout or tease up king, silver, and Atlantic salmon in total seclusion. It is not uncommon for anglers to catch and release over 50 brown and rainbow trout per day. Our clientele land trophy trout from 5 to 20 plus pounds every week.

A few of our 20+ exclusive access waters:

Nunca Jamán (Neverland): Big rainbows, 16-24 inches. Wade and sight fish big hoppers and streamers. Expect to catch 15 to 20 trout or more a day.

Toqui River: This incredible clear-water river holds king salmon averaging 40 pounds and silver salmon ranging from 15 to 20 pounds in 8 miles of water. Wade fish for salmon and brown trout.

Greystoke Lake & River: Bring a 3- or 4-weight rod and fish for brookies and the occasional rainbow in a high mountain setting. The trout average 12 to 14 inches and take dry flies. Catch and release 50 plus fish while wading, float tubing or fishing from a boat.

A very large king salmon Nirehuao River: The lodge owns land on and controls access to 10 miles of this prolific river full of brown trout up to 30 inches.

Z River: Incredible hatches allow you to catch numbers of 10 to 16-inch trout while wading and dry fishing this classic chalkstream. Anglers routinely catch 50 plus fish per day.

Alpine Lake: Full of alpine rainbows that routinely feed on the surface allowing for site casting with dry flies while walking and wading the shallows and flats. Fishermen average releasing 40 fish each day and as many as 100 on some occasions. Fish average 12 inches - great fun on a 3- or 4-weight rod.

Elf River: Sight fishing in a beautiful, remote chalkstream full of huge browns that run to 30 or more pounds. Anglers routinely catch 6- to 10-pound trophy trout.

Argentina River: Located on the pampas and surrounded by mountains, you can fish with dry flies and catch and release over 100 rainbows averaging 12 inches.

We invite you to share this unforgettable experience in the South of Silence. Patagonia - beautiful, remote and wild - is a perfect destination for your sporting spirit.

Typical Trip Schedule
Day 1 Depart U.S (usually an evening departure from Miami, FL)
Day 2 Arrive early morning in Santiago, Chile. Change planes for flight to Balmaceda airport where you will be met by lodge staff. From there you will be transported approximately 1 1/2 hours to the lodge for lunch and an afternoon of fishing (time permitting).
Day 3 to 7 Full days fishing the rivers, lakes, and spring creeks for brown and rainbow trout. You will fish via float boat, jet boat, walking and wading.
Day 8 Morning of fishing, lunch and return to Balmaceda for flight service to Santiago, with connections home.
Day 9 Arrive in U.S.

Call today and make your reservations to explore the great waters of Patagonia. (828) 526-5298.

Images of life at the lodge