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Itatí is one of the localities in the North of Argentina, downstream of the Yacyreta dam, which are part of the so-called Alto Parane where the clarity of the water, extensive sandbanks and coasts with good structure, allow excellent fishing of dorados, pira pita and pacu. The dorados in this part of the river can reach surprising sizes, it is not uncommon to catch dorados over 20 pounds to be achieved, sometimes doubling that size. The clarity of the water and the fantastic surroundings, as well as the size of the dorados, make Alto Parana an ideal destination for all fly fishing lovers.
Arround 670 miles from Buenos Aires city and 47 miles from the city of Corrientes, is located the town of Itatí, on the banks of the Paraná River. Itatí is one of the towns in Corrientes, downstream Yacyreta dam, which are part of the so-called Alto Paraná where the clarity of the water, extensive sandbanks, coasts with good structure, allow an excellent fishing for dorados, pira pita and pacu. The dorados in this part of the river can reach surprising sizes, it is not uncommon to catch dorados of more than 20 pouns to be achieved, sometimes doubling that size. The clarity of the water and the fantastic surroundings, as well as the size of the dorados, make Alto Parana an ideal destination for lovers of fly fishing.
The package can be flexible depending on how many nights and days of fishing you want, the ideal is 5 nights and 4 days of fishing. Good fishing in Alto Paraná occurs from JANUARY to MAY, and from mid-AUGUST to NOVEMBER.
Day 1) Arrival at the Lodge, after settling in the rooms, an introductory talk and equipment preparation are offered. Cocktail and dinner.
Day 2) Breakfast, fishing trip. Return at noon for lunch. Nap and fishing trip in the afternoon until the last minute. Cocktail and dinner.
Day 3 to 5) The same as Day 2
Day 6) Breakfast and departure.
The operation has 17-foot Carolina Skiff boats with a 4-stroke engine and an electric motor, all prepared with platform in the front and back to facilitate the casting. All the guides are very professional and know the area perfectly.
* Breakfast times and fishing trips will depend on the fishing conditions and what is recommended and agreed with the guides.
Just half a mile upstream from Itatí town is located La Agustina Ranch, converted into a comfortable fishing lodge with 5 double rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning and amenities. In a separate building, a living room, large dining room and covered external gallery, breakfast, lunch and dinner are offered. The service is excellent, the meals abundant and the menus varied and tempting. The package offers all alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as an Open Bar available to fishermen before dinners.
The structure of the river allows fishing between the fallen trees and sticks, in the veriles, sandbanks and areas with a stone bottom using different techniques that go from shooting and lifting to dead drift. For dorado it is recommended to use # 8 rod 9 foot with WF tropical line, leader no less than 7 feet with 40 pound steel shock tippet. In certain areas the use of a Full Intermediate or Sinking Tip line may be convenient. The dorado take Deceiver or Andino flies, 8 to 10 inches long somewhat weighted and with different colors (black, black and red, black and yellow, chartreuse, violet, etc.) tied in hook # 3/0, also the use of large Hoppers and mice pattern can give good results. For pira pita fishing, up to a # 6 rod can be used with typical dorado flies but somewhat smaller. For pacu we recommend # 8 rod with WF line, 9 foot monofilament leader and a short 40 pound steel shock tippet, the flies that do very well are the colored "coquitos" with a strong # 2/0 hook.
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Transfer in/out Corrientes City. 7 night accommodation with all meals and beverages. Open bar. 6 fishing days with 1 guide x 2 anglers and fishing license.
Rates do not include: Fishing equipment and flies. Personal health insurance, laundry and gratuities.
Notes: It's possible to arrange less fishing days.You can combine 3 fishing days in the Itati Lodge and 3 fishing days in the Ibera Marshlands.
The Alto Paraná in its ideal condition!
We started October with the right foot, optimal conditions of the Paraná River, which continues low and with very clear waters. Clarification: the downspout of the river does not affect the different sections of the Paraná in the same way. It is important to note that we will always prefer the lower river in the Alto Parana section since it is to be assumed that the stone structures that hide the large Dorados will be within reach of our flies and that the waters will remain clear.
The windy weather conditions and the somewhat cold weather suggested that the fishing would be a little tougher than normal.
The trophy of the week was won by a Dorado captured on the coast of sticks, with a waterline and a black streamer upstream from the Lodge, leading Diego Anonnis.
Lots of activity and great catches during different hours of the day will leave you in the memory of this beginning of the season.
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